Language Arts Test Set 1

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1. Decide if this statement tells a Fact, states an Opinion, or states both a fact and an opinion.

The U.S. Federal Government is composed of three distinct branches.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 1 of 17

2. If a comma is needed between the two italicized words, choose “comma”. If not, choose: “no comma”.

I like both English and Spanish.
A.
B.

Question 2 of 17

3. Read this set of statements. Draw a conclusion about what is happening.

At the sound of your keys in the door, your cat comes running. He greets you at the door, meowing, and rubbing himself against your legs. You look down at him in surprise. Henry isn't usually that glad to see you when you've been away all weekend. Then it occurs to you WHY he's so happy to see you, and you feel just awful.
A.
B.
C.

Question 3 of 17

4. Decide if this statement tells a Fact, states an Opinion, or states Both a fact and an opinion.

"Elephants are lovable, even though they cannot jump."
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 4 of 17

5. What sentence is correct?
  1. No employee of mine never said that before.
  2. No employee of mine ever said that before.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 5 of 17

6. Choose the plural form of this noun: moose.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 6 of 17

7. Determine the meaning of the idiom used in this sentence:

I would have loved to call in sick every day until the summer, but I had to face the music one day. 
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 7 of 17

8. Read each passage below. What kind of person is the speaker?

“Friends and families, there stand before you on this stage today eleven young people who were determined to find a better path in life – and so they have.” Principal Martin paused,
sniffled, and wiped her eyes. She then continued in a husky voice, “It is no small thing to turn a life around. It takes courage, determination, tenacity. And it takes intelligence, to want to
do it in the first place. These young men…” she paused for a moment to collect herself. “These young men exemplify all of these qualities."
A.
B.
C.

Question 8 of 17

9. Choose the plural form of this noun: goose.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 9 of 17

10. Read this sentence. Determine the meaning of the word using clues from the sentence or knowledge you already have.

"The teacher threatened to confiscate the book if Roger would not stop reading it in class; he kept reading, and she took the book and put it in her desk."
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 10 of 17

11. Choose the sentence that uses a word that has the most appropriate connotation.

1. We didn’t dare dispute his authority.

2. We didn’t dare dispute his jurisdiction.
A.
B.

Question 11 of 17

12. Read this paragraph and answer the inference question that follows.

Nicole came out of the elevator in her apartment building. She ran to the curb and held up her arm to hail a taxi. When she hopped in, she said, “Please take me to 345 45th Street.”

You can infer that...

 
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 12 of 17

13. Fill in the blank with either accept or except.

John could not ........ the job.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 13 of 17

14. Fill in the blank with either affect or effect.

The principal's new rules ........... the school
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 14 of 17

15. Choose whether to use 'like' or 'as'.

_______ we heard, the hurricane is coming!
A.
B.

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16. Write the word farther or further in the blank to correctly complete the sentence.

Are you any ______________________ in the chapter book you've been reading?
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B.

Question 16 of 17

17. Use the context clues to determine when this story takes place.

Today, Facebook announced new features and tools for Facebook Fundraisers that are aimed at helping fundraiser creators and donors make an even greater impact.
Every day, people start Facebook Fundraisers to support the causes that matter to them.

 
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B.
C.
D.

Question 17 of 17


 

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