ELA November PreAssessment
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by Tonetta Green
| 16 Questions
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1) Choose the sentence in which the underlined word is correct.
A The heightened emotion in the
film effected me.
B The lotion had an immediate
affect on the sunburn.
C The wise man offered me sage counsel
concerning my pursuit of meaning.
D The orange throw pillow complimented
the other warm colors in the room.
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2) Which sentence is written in the active voice?
A My new car was washed by Sam.
B The sweet apple pie was
prepared by the chef.
C My grandmother makes the best fried
pies in the state.
D The jelly and preserves were made by
my Aunt Betty for my birthday.
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My sister Natalyn is training to run a marathon, so she hired a personal coach and a
nutritionist.

Choose the infinitive phrase in the sentence.
A she hired
B is training
C to run a marathon
D coach and nutritionist
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4) In which sentence is the ellipsis used INCORRECTLY?
A Samuel noted that the flowers
"planted in boxes...grew larger
than those planted in pots."
B Samuel noted that the flowers
"...planted in boxes grew larger
than those planted in pots."
C Patricia explained that trees "growing
near the seawall...flowered earlier than
those near the house."
D Patricia explained that trees "growing
near the seawall flowered earlier than
those near the house...."
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Which sentence has a verb error?
A Why did the mailman not deliver
the mail to our street today?
B Will you please split your lunch
money with your little brother?
C Won't you ask your grandmother if she'll
join us for tea this afternoon?
D How are your mother doing today after
her first session of chemotherapy?
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Identify the gerund phrase.
A Flying a kite can be fun.
B Flying a kite can be fun.
C Flying a kite can be fun.
D Flying a kite can be fun.

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Which sentence correctly uses a dash for punctuation?
A I attached the photo to my email
—at least I hope I did!
B I attached the photo to my email
at least—I hope I did!
C I attached the photo to my email at
least I hope—I did!
D I attached the photo—to my email at
least I hope I did!
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Which sentence has an error?
A A collective groan was heard
from the computer lab when the
wireless service suddenly went
down right before the end of
class.
B The teachers in the hallway
were astonished at how many
students came pouring out of
the classrooms when the bell
rang for lunch.
C Julia raced down the school hallway
while the bell was still ringing and
frantically hopes that her teacher
wouldn't see her come in late.
D The principal announced that morning
and afternoon tutoring sessions would
begin in the first week of September for
all interested students.
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Hindley threw it, hitting him on the breast, and down he fell, but staggered up
immediately, breathless and white; and, had not I prevented it, he would have gone just
so to the master, and got full revenge by letting his condition plead for him, intimating
who had caused it.

In this sentence from the passage, what does the word intimating mean?
A to lie about something
B shouting with bitterness
C intimidating by aggression
D communicating indirectly through
suggestion
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The author uses detailed descriptions of Aunt Polly’s actions
A to help the reader to form mental pictures.
B to help the reader to understand
the dialect.
C to help the reader to know about the
setting.
D to help the reader to determine the
point of view.
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In paragraph 1, the word exhilaration means
A horror.
B laughter.
C excitement.
D trepidation.
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Which MOST ACCURATELY identifies the relationship between the rights to vote for African Americans and for women?
A Women and African Americans
were extended the right to vote in the same year.
B Women were not extended the
right to vote until after African Americans.
C Women were extended the right to vote before African American males.
D Women were not extended the right to
vote until after African American males.
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Which MOST ACCURATELY describes the structure of this document?
A sections asking for applicant
information, personal
information, education, training,
and experience
B sections asking for references,
contact information, past work
experience, and skills
C sections for applicant to fill in the
blanks and to provide recommendations
D sections for applicant to fill in the
blanks and provide answers to yes/no
questions
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Based on paragraph 1 of the book review, what does the reviewer like about the book "Sleeping Upside Down"?
A The reviewer likes the way the author was able to provide details from a bat's point of view.
B The reviewer likes the
description of the fruit bat's physical features given by the author.
C The reviewer likes the way the author
used realistic characters.
D The reviewer likes the description of the
habitat of fruit bats.
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Which best describes the difference of how the Mississippi River is presented in each
passage?
A The first passage is a part of a novel, while the second passage could be a part of an encyclopedia entry.
B The first passage has an exciting plot, while the second passage
simply presents objective, factual information.
C The first passage is written from a
personal, opinionated point of view,
while the second passage does not have
a specific tone or voice.
D The first passage presents factual
information about the Mississippi River,
while the second passage simply uses
the Mississippi River for plot points and
setting.
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For these lines from the story, what effect does the author's use of third-person narration MOST LIKELY have on readers?

As Huang, Biyu, and the fine horse entered the city, many of the locals looked at them
strangely. Their eyes glared with judgment and criticism.
A Readers feel sorry for Biyu,
because they know she is tired.
B Readers become angry because
they think the horse is being
abused.
C Readers laugh because they know why
the locals are acting that way.
D Readers become curious about the
cause of the locals' behaviors.
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