7th Grade ELA Presidents' Test (2018)
Directions: Carefully read the excerpt from, "The Great Whale of Kansas" Then answer questions 1 through 5 by selecting the best answer.
to maintain a humorous tone
to introduce the main conflict
to express the narrator's disappointment
to demonstrate the parents' support of their son
to describe the narrator's lack of attention to detail
to emphasize the depth of the narrator's enthusiasm
to show that the narrator feels weak from excitment
to show that the narrator is overcome by the job at hand
The narrator expects positive recognition around town for his efforts.
The narrator believes the vision of peaceful relaxation shown in the video.
The narrator is unaccustomed to such difficult work and will soon need a rest.
The narrator is comparing himself to a groundhog that is sitting in the sunshine.
4. Which lines best reveal an overall theme of the story?
lines 25 through 28
lines 38 through 40
lines 47 through 48
lines 63 through 64
5. Which lines from the story reveal a change in the narrator's point of view?
lines 49 through 53
lines 54 through 57
lines 59 through 62
lines 74 through 77
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