Q4 ESOL Intermediate Weekly Quiz April 25, 2019
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by Francisco Renion Jr.
| 26 Questions
Note from the author:
A reading comprehension assessment in ESOL HS Intermediate
A. DIRECTIONS: Read each question carefully and analyze your answers based on the details discussed in the selected readings (i.e. "Oranges" by Gary Soto and "The Chase" by Annie Dillard). Selected Response Questions 1-10 are based on the essay "The Chase"
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1
2
Which of the following thoroughfares is mentioned in the story?
Reynolds Street
Edgerton Avenue
Lloyd Street
All of them are mentioned in the story.
2
2
Where does the story take place?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Dover, Delaware
Charleston, South Carolina
3
2
From whose perspective is this story told?
A child's
A parent's
A teacher's
An omnisicent third person narrator's
4
2
Which of the following describes the kind of literature "The Chase" is?
Biography
Autobiography
Prose Poem
None of these answers are correct.
5
2
Which sports did the main character say that she played with her friends?
Baseball and football
Rugby and soccer
Football and lacrosse
Baseball and tennis
6
2
How old was the main character when the events of the story happened?
7
8
9
10
7
2
What happened directly or immediately after the children threw snowballs at the Buick?
The Buick stopped.
A man began to chase the children.
A man exited the Buick.
The Buick fell apart.
8
2
Where did the final part of the story take place?
A snow covered field
A frozen pond
Reynolds Street
An obscure hilltop backyard
9
2
Which of the following characters is still there by the end of the story?
Chickie McBride
Mackie Kean
Billy Paul
Mikey Fahey
10
2
What happened last in the plot?
The children decided to find a new target.
The children walked home.
Two of the children were given a lecture.
One of the children thought about being chased through the Panama Canal.
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10
Explain the CONTRADICTION in this statement from the essay:

“I got in trouble throwing snowballs, and have seldom been happier since.”

B. DIRECTIONS. Read each question carefully and analyze your answers based on the details discussed in the selected readings (i.e. "Oranges" by Gary Soto and "The Chase" by Annie Dillard). Selected Response Questions 12-26 are based on the poem "Oranges".
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12
2
The speaker's attitude towards the girl could be described as
affectionate but superior
shy and frightened simultaneously
passionate yet slightly jealous
romantic and eager to please
13
2
Readers can determine that this poem is set in another era in time because
the woman accepts an orange for a payment
the price of the chocolate was ten cents
a boy bought candy for a girl
the boy was kind
14
2
The imagery of the breath in lines 6-7 and in line 20 emphasizes 
the coldness of the day 
the nervousness of the speaker
the speaker's poor health
the couple's hunger
15
2
The speaker puts the orange on the counter because
he does not have another nickel
he wants the girl to notice how generous he is
he's aware of the lady's fondness for fruit
he has an extra orange and he simply wants to share
16
2
The imagery of the oranges in lines 50-55 is 
strange because he still hasn't given it away
ironic because readers wouldn't expect a boy to enjoy fruit
symbolic because it represents the brightness of his mood
rude because the girl didn't share the candy with the boy
17
2
"Oranges" is a narrative poem because
it uses free verse instead of a traditional rhyme scheme
it conveys the boys feelings in a first person perspective 
it describes a specific setting
it tells a story
18
2
Who is the speaker in the poem?
Gary Soto
a 12 year-old girl
a 12 year-old boy
a saleslady witnessing a first date
19
2
Which line(s) from the poem demonstrates the girl's happiness?
lines 28-30
lines 13-15
lines 46-47
the final line
20
2
What type of figurative language is used in lines 42-48?
hyperbole and metaphor
imagery and hyperbole
onomatopoeia and simile
onomatopoeia and metaphor
21
2
What does the speaker do to impress his girlfriend?
takes her out to dinner
buys her chocolate
takes her on a walk
takes her to a candy store
22
2
The form of the poem "Oranges" is
free verse
limerick
haiku
cinquain
23
2
"Frost crackling beneath my steps, my breath before me, then gone..." is an example of 
imagery
metaphor
simile
personification
24
2
"light in her eyes" is an example of
simile
imagery
metaphor
personification
25
2
"Tiered like bleachers" is an example of 
metaphor
personification
imagery
simile
26
2
Based on the final stanza, the reader can conclude that
there is a mutual attraction between the boy and the girl
the girl will never speak to the boy again
the boy will be arrested for shoplifting
the boy cannot enter the drugstore ever again
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