00 English 09 Pre-Assessment B STUDENT COPY - English 9 Pre-Test pt 1 MUGs Literary Terms and Vocabulary PART A Writing Mechanics Usage and Grammar

00 English 09 Pre-Assessment B STUDENT COPY - English 9...

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English 9 Pre-Test, pt. 1 - MUGs, Literary Terms, and VocabularyPART A - Writing, Mechanics, Usage, and GrammarDIRECTIONS: The passage below is accompanied by a number of questions. For some questions,you will consider how the passage might be revised to improve the expression of ideas. For other questions, you will consider how the passage might be edited to correct errors in sentence structure, usage, or punctuation. Some questions will direct you to an underlined portion of a passage. Other questions will direct you to a location in a passage or ask you to think about the passage as a whole. Choose the answer to each question that most effectively improves the quality of writingin the passage or that makes the passage conform to the conventions of standard written English. Many questions include a “NO CHANGE” option. Choose that option if you think the best choice is to leave the relevant portion of the passage as it is.A Nod to Nodding Off With 30 percent of United States workers notgetting enough sleep at night, according to the Wall Street Journal, US companies 01 lose a yearly sum of $63.2 billion annuallydue to the drop in employee productivity resulting from sleep deprivation. Sleep-deprived workers generally have lower morale and are less able to retain information than their better-rested colleagues.1.a.NO CHANGEb.see an annual loss of $63.2 billion each yearc.lose $63.2 billion annuallyd.have a yearly loss of $63.2 billion annually2.
[1] One of the 02 big reasons behindworkers’ lack of sleep is the work itself. [2] Tocombat the problem of sleep deprivation in ademanding work environment, some companies have begun allowing workers to take naps. [3] The hours the average American 03 spendworking have increased dramatically since the 1970s, making it hard for many workers to get a good night’s sleep. [4] Although employees who sleep on the jobare often considered lazy and unproductive, napping in the workplace has been shown to improve workers’ efficiency and quality of life. [5] As long as companies continue to demand long hours from 04 workers, and managersshould champion napping as a means to keep employees happy, healthy, and functional. 05

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