Year 7 GL Practice Test
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by Amber Louise Trotman
| 50 Questions
Read this passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. Make sure that you choose the MOST correct answer in each case.


Cuteness coming to an IMAX screen soon with the "Pandas"
By Smithsonian.com

It's hard to resist a baby panda. Perhaps it’s the waddling walk or the chubbiness of their cheeks. Maybe it’s their love of climbing, which often ends in a fall – or a faceplant. Whatever it is, they always bring a squeal of delight from onlookers.
Behind those cute charms is a species that has spent decades clawing its way back from near extinction in the wild. For more than 10 years, researchers have attempted to strengthen wild panda populations by releasing captive creatures. Now, a new IMAX documentary movie, "Pandas," shows the challenging but adorable journey of a panda named Qian Qian (pronounced Chen Chen).

Directed by David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the film follows Qian Qian, who was selected from a group of baby pandas for her independence and affectionate nature. The movie shows sweeping views of the forested mountain region in China’s Sichuan province. There, some of the world’s last populations of wild giant pandas chomp bamboo, clinging to life in the face of huge construction projects.

The film follows the work of Jake Owens, a wildlife biologist at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, and his Chinese colleague Bi Wen Lei. They were tasked with raising Qian Qian and preparing her for a wild adventure.
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Why do pandas bring a squeal of delight from onlookers?
A They are fearful and want to get away from the pandas.
B They cannot often be seen in real life.
C They are unable to resist their cuteness in all that they do.
D They want to attract them.
E They want to own them.
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What had inspired the researchers to create this documentary?
A The journey of pandas making their way back from extinction.
B The intention of getting money for their own gain.
C They were bored and needed a new challenge.
D There was a need for new documentaries on television.
E IMAX approached them to do it.
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Choose the incorrect option: Qian Qian is NOT:
A Cute.
B Playful.
C Chubby.
D Aggressive.
E Clumsy.
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1 pt
Which one of these is NOT mentioned in the story?
A Walking.
B Climbing.
C Falling.
D Crying.
E Chomping.
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1 pt
How does the fact that the pandas are suffering extinction make the researchers feel?
A Happy.
B Excited.
C Frustrated.
D Tired.
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1 pt
Why was Qian Qian chosen for this documentary?
A She was independent and affectionate.
B She didn't have any parents.
C She was owned by the director.
D She won a competition.
E She looked sad and lonely.
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1 pt
What was the purpose of documenting Qian Qian's life?
A To teach people about pandas.
B To prepare her to be released into the wild again.
C To make people aware of the habits of pandas.
D To show people how bad it is for animals to be kept in captivity.
E All of the above.
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Which one of these words best describes how the biologist and his colleague felt about the adventure?
A Frustrated.
B Fearful.
C Exhausted.
D Hopeful.
E Relieved.
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Which of these words is closest in meaning to "delight"?
A Disappointment.
B Fury.
C Pleasure.
D Care.
E Misery.
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1 pt
What is meant by the word "faceplant"?
A Hitting your face with a plant.
B Putting your face in a plant.
C A plant that looks like a face.
D Falling on your face.
E Planting trees in the shape of a face.
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1 pt
What is meant by "sweeping views"?
A Wide views of beautiful scenery.
B A view of someone sweeping.
C A view of trees sweeping in the wind.
D Quick views.
E Close-up views.
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1 pt
"...releasing captive creatures."
What literary device is used here?
A Personification.
B Alliteration.
C Assonance.
D Verb.
E Metaphor.
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1 pt
What part of speech is "wild"?
A Verb.
B Common Noun.
C Adjective.
D Adverb.
E Alliteration.
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1 pt
"It's hard to resist a baby panda."
Which one of the words above is a verb?
A It's
B Baby
C To
D Resist
E Panda
Read this passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. Make sure that you choose the MOST correct answer in each case.
The Zebra Storyteller
By Spencer Holst

Once upon a time there was a Siamese cat who pretended to be a lion and spoke inappropriate Zebraic - the language whinnied by the race of striped horses in Africa.

Here now: An innocent zebra is walking in a jungle, and approaching from another direction is the little cat; they meet. “Hello there!” says the Siamese cat in perfectly pronounced Zebraic. “It certainly is a pleasant day, isn’t it? The sun is shining, the birds are singing, isn’t the world a lovely place to live today!” The zebra is so astonished at hearing a Siamese cat speaking like a zebra that he can’t move. So the little cat quickly ties him up, kills him, and drags the better parts of the carcass back to his den.

The cat successfully hunted zebras many months in this manner, dining on filet of zebra every night, and from the better hides he made bow neckties and wide belts after the fashion of the decadent princes of the Old Siamese court.
He began boasting to his friends he was a lion, and he gave them as proof the fact that he hunted zebras. The delicate noses of the zebras told them there was really no lion in the neighbourhood. The zebra deaths caused many to avoid the region. Superstitious, they decided the woods were haunted by the ghost of a lion.

One day the storyteller of the zebras was ambling, and through his mind ran plots for stories to amuse the other zebras, when suddenly his eyes brightened, and he said, “That’s it! I’ll tell a story about a Siamese cat who learns to speak our language! What an idea! That’ll make ’em laugh!”

Just then the Siamese cat appeared before him, and said, “Hello there! Pleasant day today, isn’t it!” He took a good look at the cat, and he didn’t know why, but there was something about his looks he didn’t like, so he kicked him with a hoof and killed him.
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1 pt
What is "Zebraic"?
A The language of cats in Africa.
B The language of lions in Africa.
C The language of striped horses in Africa.
D An area of Africa.
E A type of zebra.
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1 pt
Which of these animals are not mentioned in the story?
A Cat.
B Lion.
C Human.
D Monkey.
E Zebra.
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1 pt
How do you think the cat felt after tricking the zebra?
A Satisfied.
B Scared.
C Tired.
D Anxious.
E Sick.
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1 pt
Which word best describes the character of the cat?
A Aggressive.
B Clever.
C Weak.
D Strange.
E Stupid.
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1 pt
Why does the cat ask "It certainly is a pleasant day, isn't it?" (line 4)
A To distract the zebra.
B To share a beautiful day with the zebra.
C To make a friend.
D To start a joke.
E To start a fight.
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1 pt
Which of these words best describes the storyteller?
A Aggressive.
B Weak.
C Strange.
D Wise.
E Stupid.
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1 pt
What kind of mood is created in the last paragraph?
A Fearful.
B Revengeful.
C Terror.
D Relaxing.
E Tiredness.
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1 pt
What kind of text is this?
A Biography.
B Travel Writing.
C Fairy tale.
D Diary Entry.
E Brochure.
Answer these questions about the way words and phrases are used in the passage:
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1 pt
What is meant by the word "astonished"?
A Happy.
B Sad.
C Grateful.
D Shocked.
E Excited.
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1 pt
Which of these words is closest in meaning to the word "ambling"?
A Running.
B Wondering.
C Skipping.
D Riding.
E Crawling.
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1 pt
Which of these words mean the opposite of "perfectly"?
A Correctly.
B Seamlessly.
C Inappropriately.
D Exactly.
E Appropriately.
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1 pt
"so he kicked him with a hoof and killed him."
Which of the words in this sentence is a conjunction?
A So.
B With.
C A.
D And.
E Him.
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1 pt
"the language whinnied by the race of striped horses in Africa."
What literary device is used here?
A Simile.
B Metaphor.
C Onomatopoeia.
D Irony.
E Pun.
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1 pt
What parts of speech are these:
Cat; Friends; Region; Noses
A Abstract Nouns.
B Common Nouns.
C Proper Nouns.
D Collective Nouns.
E Pronouns.
In the following passage, there are some spelling mistakes. Choose the part of the sentence with the mistake. If there is no mistake, choose E.
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1 pt
The spelling mistake is in:
A The number of orcas found in the inland water of Washington has reached a 30-year low.
B On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee announced that immediate steps would be taken to protect the endangered whales.
C Orcas, also known as killer whales, are fish-eating mammals that are not as dangerous as their name implies.
D They don't eat people and are rearly every attacked by them.
E All sentences are correct.
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1 pt
The spelling mistake is in:
A Orcas sometimes eat other marine mammals like seals.
B The orcas that spend time in Puget Sound have struggled for years.
C There is a lack of food, pollution, noise and disturbances from boat traffic.
D There are now just 76 of them, down from 98 in 1995.
E All sentences are correct.
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1 pt
The spelling mistake is in:
A Inslee said the orcas are in trouble and called on everyone in the state to do there part.
B The governor said he has ordered state agencies to take steps to make more salmon available to the whales, and to give them more space and quieter and cleaner waters.
C "The destiny of salmon and orca and we humans are intertwined," Inslee said.
D "As the orca go, so go we."
E All sentences are correct.
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The spelling mistake is in:
A The state is putting together an orca task force, which will meet for the first time next month.
B It will come up with final reccomendations by November.
C "This is a wake-up call", Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman said.
D "It's going to take some pain. We're going to have to make some sacrifices."
E All sentences are correct.
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1 pt
The spelling mistake is in:
A Suquamish is one of many Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
B The Suquamish and their ancestors have lived in the area around Puget Sound for thousands of years.
C Many have been sounding the alarm for years about the decline of the closely tracked population of southern resident killer whales.
D The federal goverment listed the orcas as endangered in 2005.
E All sentences are correct.
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The spelling mistake is in:
A More recently, it identified them as among the most at risk of extinction in the near future.
B A baby orca has not been born in the past few years.
C Half of the calves born during a celebrated baby boom several years ago have died.
D Female orcas also are having trouble becoming pregnant.
E All sentences are correct.
In the following passage, there are some punctuation mistakes. Choose the letter which matches the part of the sentence with the mistake. If there is no mistake, choose E.
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The punctuation mistake is in:
A They have not been getting enough nutrition, due to the low supply of chinook salmon, the whales' preferred food.
B "We are not too late", said Barry Thom, West Coast regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries.
C NOAA is short for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a government agency.
D "There are still enough breeding animals, but we need to act soon", Thom said.
E All sentences are correct.
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1 pt
The punctuation mistake is in:
A Activists who have been fighting to protect the whales welcomed the governors announcement.
B However, some also said it was long overdue.
C "I think that everybody would have loved to have seen this five years ago", said Joe Gaydos, science director for the SeaDoc Society.
D Still, he said, "the fact that we're responding is good."
E All sentences are correct.
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1 pt
The punctuation mistake is in:
A Under the new policy, state agencies will find ways to make state ferries around the whales quieter and to clean up oil spills more quickly.
B In addition fishing regulations will be adjusted to protect key areas and fish runs for orcas.
C The whales use clicks, calls and other sounds to navigate, communicate and hunt, mainly for salmon.
D This is called echolocation.
E All sentences are correct.
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The punctuation mistake is in:
A This month, lawmakers set aside $1.5 million for whale-protection efforts.
B The newly available fund's will pay for a boost in marine patrols to ensure that boats keep their distance from orcas.
C They will also enable a large increase in production of farmed salmon.
D Last year, the endangered orcas spent less time in the Salish Sea, which borders Washington, than they did in the previous 40 years.
E All sentences are correct.
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1 pt
The punctuation mistake is in:
A This was largely because there wasnt enough salmon to eat.
B Ken Balcomb, senior scientist with the Center for Whale Research, said that while he applauds the governor's efforts, a more long-term solution is needed.
C "And that's the restoration of wild salmon stocks throughout Washington state", he said.
D Balcomb and others say strong measures are crucial for saving the orcas.
E All sentences are correct.
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1 pt
The punctuation mistake is in:
A They have called for the removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River to restore salmon runs.
B So far, Governor Inslee does not support removing those dams.
C Wild salmon stocks need to be re-plenished.
D Response is long overdue.
E All sentences are correct.
Choose the most correct word or phrase to complete the passage. If none of them fit, choose E.
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1 pt
Colombia boasts the greatest number of bird types ____ the planet: 1,920, or 19 percent of those on the planet. It's practically a paradise for birders.
A On
B In
C At
D To
E None of the above.
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Ten-year-old Juan David Camacho's goal is to photograph all of _____.
A It.
B Its.
C Them.
D Birds.
E None of the above.
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1 pt
His father first _____ him bird-watching three years ago.
A Will take
B Has take
C Had been taking
D Took
E None of the above.
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It's a hobby that now rivals his love of soccer, or football as it's _____ in his native Colombia.
A Known
B Knew
C Has Knew
D Knewn
E None of the above.
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1 pt
"We leave very early with our cameras, binoculars and tripods and we watch the birds until around noon, _____ silence", says the young boy.
A With
B By
C In
D Around
E None of the above.
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1 pt
He continues to scan the area to make sure he ______ miss a rare bird perched on a branch in the forests near Cali.
A Don't
B Doesn't
C Wasn't
D Isn't
E None of the above.
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1 pt
Juan David has already ____ 491 birds, capturing 200 of them in photos.
A Saw
B Will see
C Seen
D Sawn
E None of the above.
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Though Colombia is a bird kingdom, bird-watching tourism ____ poorly developed.
A Is
B Does
C Are
D Will
None of the above.
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1 pt
In the future, the government's tourism ministry projects nearly 15,000 observers might flock ____ the Latin American country per year to bird-watch, bringing in $9 million.
A In
B By
C To
D Over
E None of the above.
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1 pt
Most birders traveling to Colombia currently originate ____ the United States, Canada, Argentina and the United Kingdom.
A In
B Through
C At
D From
E None of the above.
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