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Read the next two passages about life in the ocean. Read the first passage named "Ocean Life" and answer questions 1-6. Then, read the second passage named "Life in the Deep Ocean" and answer questions 7-14. 

 

Ocean Life

By Michael Kravits

 

Oceans cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface. Many living things on Earth make the oceans their home. Scientist estimate that five hundred thousand to ten million groups of living things are in the ocean. Most of those species have not been discovered.

            One group of animals that is well known to scientists is corals. Corals are tiny sea animals that form hard outer skeletons. Corals can survive in shallow, deep, cold, or warm water. Thousands of them group together and form reefs. Some corals live on seamounts. Seamounts are mountains that rise from the ocean floor and do not reach the water's surface. Coral reefs are important to ocean life. They become areas where other sea creatures grow, develop, and reproduce.

            At about six thousand feet under the surface of the ocean, little or no light can penetrate, or get through. It is also very cold. It is here that many undiscovered ocean species live. Species of fish that live deep in the ocean grow slowly. However, they can live for up to one hundred fifty years. These species include anglerfish, dragon fish, an oarfish. There are also many types of squid, shrimp, and sea worms that make the deep ocean their home. In order for these creatures to survive, they have to find sources of energy deep in the ocean. 

      Since most of the living things on Earth live in the ocean, scientists continue to explore. They want to know more about the amazing creatures that have been discovered. They also hope to find, identify, and study species that have yet to be discovered.

 

Question 1

1. Based on the evidence provided in "Ocean Life," how do species of fish that live deep in the ocean stay alive?



They find various sources of energy.


They group together to form reefs.


They find seamounts to attach themselves to.


They live in coral reefs.

 

Question 2

2. In the passage "Ocean Life," which is a synonym for the world amazing?



astonishing


gigantic


ancient


scientific

 

Question 3

3. Which is the best inference that the reader can make about why many deep-ocean species are still undiscovered?



It is difficult for scientists to travel that far below the ocean's surface.


Scientists do not research in very cold water.


Corals are much more interesting to scientist that deep-ocean creatures.


Many deep-ocean species live for a long time, so they will be there when scientists arrive.

 

Question 4

4. Read the sentence from the passage "Ocean Life."

"Most of those species have not been discovered."

What does the word species mean as it is used in the sentence?



groups of animals


groups of oarfish


shelters of living things


plants

 

Question 5

5. According to "Ocean Life," which statement is true?



Deep-water creatures need to find a source of energy.


Scientist have discovered most of the plants and animals that live in the ocean.


Species of fish that live in the deep ocean grow quickly.


Corals can live in shallow water.

 

Question 6

6. Which sentence from the passage best shows one of the main ideas of the passage?



"They also hope to find, identify, and study species that have yet to be discovered."


"Corals are tiny sea animals that form hard outer skeletons."


"Oceans cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface."


Coral reefs are important to ocean life."

 

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Read the second passage and answer questions 7-14.

 

Life in the Deep Ocean

By Sandra Namenson

 

           Scientist have divided the ocean into five main layers. These layers are called zones. At about six thousand feet below sea level, it is too deep for the sun's rays to penetrate. Life in this part of the ocean is dark and cold. This is called Midnight Zone.

           Many kinds of creatures live in the Midnight Zone. The species of ocean life in the Midnight Zone are adapted to the cold and the darkness. This means they have special skills that help them survive. Some of these deep ocean sea creatures use natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence to live. They use their bioluminescence to create and give off light.

           Creatures that use bioluminescence for light release a substance, or material, called luciferase. They also release a substance called luciferin. When the luciferase and luciferin combine with oxygen, the combination produces light. Most ocean creatures create a light that is blue-green in color. Some give off light continually, while others flash their light off and on at different times.

      There are several ways these creatures use bioluminescence. Some species use their light to communicate. Others use it to lure their food to them. Some use the light to keep predators away by scaring them. They may use the light to hide and stay out of harm's way. The creatures that use bioluminescence for light include krill, bioluminescence squid, Bermuda fireworms, anglerfish, cluster wink snails, vampire squid, and colonial jelly.

 

Question 7

7. What does the word penetrate mean as is used in "Life in the Deep Ocean"?



get through


get wet


sink


shine brightly

 

Question 8

8. Which sentence is a main idea in "Life in the Deep Ocean"?



Creatures can use special light to live in the deep ocean.


The ocean is broken up into five main layers.


Scientist are still learning about the Midnight Zone in the ocean.


It is very cold down near the ocean floor.

 

Question 9

9. Read the sentence from "Life in the Deep Ocean"?

"Some of these deep-ocean sea creatures use a natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence to live."

Which sentence from "Life in the Deep Ocean" supports this statement?



"At about six thousand feet below sea level, it is too deep for the sun's rays to penetrate."


"Life in this part of the deep ocean is dark and cold."


"Scientists have divided the ocean into five main layers."


"Some species use their light to communicate."

 

Question 10

10. To make their own light, sea creatures release substances called luciferase and lucifer. Which of the following happens next?



Lucifer's and lucifer combine with oxygen.


Sea creatures use the light to find their homes.


Sea creatures blink the light quickly in a pattern.


The light turns blue green.

 

Question 11

11. In the words "luciferase" and "luciferen", what does the root "luc" mean?



light


fish


ocean


color

 

Question 12

12. Which of these statements expresses a main idea of the passage "Life in Deep Ocean?"



Some sea creatures create and give off light.


One kind of bioluminescence creature is a vampire squid.


A part of the ocean is called the Midnight Zone.


Some creatures use light to lure their food.

 

Question 13

13. In the word bioluminescence, what does the prefix "bio-" mean?



living


light


ocean


cold

 

Question 14

Question 14 refers to "Ocean Life" and "Life in the Deep Ocean."

14. What is the main idea of both passages?



Many kinds of creatures live in the ocean.


Some animals that live in the deep create their own light.


Coral reefs are important to ocean life.


Some animals that live in the ocean have very long lifespans.

 

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Read the following poem about the first humans to land on the moon. Then answer questions 15-18.

 

First Men on the Moon

By J. Patrick Lewis 

July 20, 1969

 

That afternoon in mid-July,

Two pilgrims watched from distant space

The Moon ballooning in the sky,

They rose to meet it face-to-face.

 

Their spidery spaceship

Eagle dropped

Down gently on the lunar sand.

And when the module's engines stopped,

Cold silence fell across the land.

 

The first man down the ladder, Neil,

Spoke words that we remember now—

"Small step for man . . ." It made us feel

As if we too were there somehow

 

Then Neil planted the flag and Buzz

Collected lunar rocks and dust.

They hopped like kangaroos because

Of gravity. Or wanderlust.

 

A quarter million miles away,

One small blue planet watched in awe.

And no one who was there that day

Will soon forget the Moon they saw.

 

Question 15

Read the line from the poem.

"The Moon ballooning in the sky,"

15. What does the phrase in the line suggest?



The Moon appears to grow in size.


The Moon appears to move swiftly.


The Moon is brightly colored.


The Moon has a perfect shape.

 

Question 16

16. Which theme is best supported by the speaker's description of the landing on the Moon?



Adventure brings about excitement and wonder.


Teamwork makes difficult tasks possible.


Travel can be dangerous but also rewarding.


Scientific discovery is not valued enough.

 

Question 17

17. Which line from the poem best supports the answer you selected for theme in question #16? 



"One small blue planet watched in awe."


"A quarter million miles away,"


"They hopped like kangaroos..."


"Then Neil planted the flag..."

 

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Read the passage and answer questions 19-20.

Excerpted and adapted from

Common Sense

By Thomas Paine

      Some say that because America prospered under Great Britain in the past, America needed Great Britain to do well in the future. Nothing can be more wrong. We may as well say that because a child lived on milk, it should never have meat. Or, that the next twenty years of our lives will be just like the last twenty years. I think that America would have done just as well, and probably better, without Great Britain.

 

Question 18

19. What is the author's argument?



America does not need Great Britain to do well.


America needs Great Britain to do well.


America is a young country.


Some thing never change.

 

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Read the poem 'The Lighthouse Lamp," then answer 21-24.

The Lighthouse Lamp 

by Margaret E. Sangster

      The winds came howling down from the north,

      Like a hungry wolf for prey,

      And the bitter sleet went hurtling forth,

      In the pallid face of the day.

 

5      And the snowflakes drifted near and far,

    Till the land was whitely fleeced,

    And the light-house lamp, a golden star,

    Flamed over the waves' white yeast.

 

    In the room at the foot of the light-house

10  Lay mother and babe asleep,

         And little maid Gretchen was by them there,

         A resolute watch to keep.

 

        There were only the three on the light-house isle,

        But father had trimmed the lamp,

15  And set it burning a weary while

        In the morning's dusk and damp.

 

       "Long before night I'll be back," he said,

        And his white sail slipped away;

        Away and away to the mainland sped,

20   But it came not home that day.

       The mother stirred on her pillow's space,

       And moaned in pain and fear,

       Then looked in her little daughter's face

       Through the blur of a starting tear.

 

25  "Darling," she whispered, "it's piercing cold,

        And the tempest is rough and wild;

        And you are no laddie strong and bold,

       My poor little maiden child.

 

      "But up aloft there's the lamp to feed,

30   Or its flame will die in the dark,

        And the sailor lose in his utmost need

        The light of our islet's ark."

 

       "I'll go," said Gretchen, "a step at a time;

        Why, mother, I'm twelve years old,

35   And steady, and never afraid to climb,

       And I've learned to do as I'm told."

 

       Then Gretchen up to the top of the tower,

       Up the icy, smooth-worn stair,

       Went slowly and surely that very hour,

40   The sleet in her eyes and hair.

    She fed the lamp, and she trimmed it well,

    And its clear light glowed afar,

    To warn of reefs, and of rocks to tell,

    This mariner's guiding star.

 

45     And once again when the world awoke

          In the dawn of a bright new day,

          There was joy in the hearts of the fisher folks

          Along the stormy bay.

 

        When the little boats came sailing in

50    All safe and sound to the land,

        To the haven the light had helped them win,

        By the aid of a child's brave hand.

 

Question 19

21. In the poem, "The Lighthouse Lamp," what is a synonym for the underlined word?

"And the bitter sleet went hurtling forth..."



harsh


sweet


sour


strong

 

Question 20

22. Which sentence summarizes the poem "The Lighthouse Lamp"?



A twelve-year-old girl saves boats coming to shore by fighting through a storm to list the lantern in a lighthouse.


A father is lost at sea as his family struggles to survive through the night in a lighthouse.


A mother huddles with her baby to stay warm during a storm while her twelve-year-old daughter watches over them.


A mother and her family find courage to climb the icy steps to a lighthouse tower and turn on the lantern.

 

Question 21

23. Which lines from poem provide the clearest evidence to support your summary in question #22? Select TWO answers.



"She fed the lamp, and she trimmed it well, / And its clear light glowed afar." (lines 41-42)


"There was joy in the hears of the fisher folks/ Along the storm bay." (lines 47-48)


"And the light-house lamp, a golden star, / Flamed over the waves' white yeast." (lines 11-12)


In the room at the foot of the light-house/ Lay mother and babe asleep," (lines 11-12)


The mother stirred on her pillow's space./ And moaned to pain and fear." (lines 21-220


And little maid Gretchen was by them there, / A resolute watch to keep." (lines 11-12)

 

Question 22

24. Which two character traits describe both the narrator in the story and Gretchen in the poem as they respond to the challenges they must face?



courageous and persistent


adventurous and impatient


bossy and stubborn


timid and clumsy

 

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Read the two passage about bald eagles and answer questions 25-34.

 

The Eagles Are Back!

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

 

    In his 1999 Fourth of July celebration speech, President Bill Clinton declared that our national symbol, the bald eagle, was no longer endangered. This welcome news for wildlife wasn't just the result of good luck. For more than twenty years, scientists and volunteers across the country have worked to help the bald eagle come back. And come back it did.

    Once bald eagles spread their wings over every state except Hawaii. Before European settlement, between 25,000 and 75,000 bald eagles lived in the lower forty-eight states, with thousands more in Alaska. But as settlers cut down trees and turned wilderness into towns and cities, the number of eagles began to decline.

    At first the number of eagles dwindled slowly. Then during the late 1940s, bald eagle populations began to plummet. And where eagles did survive, few raised chicks. By the mid-1960s many biologists feared our national bird would disappear forever. Fewer than five hundred breeding pairs of bald eagles were left in the lower forty-eight states.

    Luckily, scientists soon discovered the major cause of the bald eagle's decline—the pesticide DDT. Starting in the late 1940s, DDT was widely used to control insects such as mosquitoes and crop pests. But while it did kill pests, DDT also got into the food chain, and eagles ate contaminated fish and other prey. The DDT didn't kill eagles, but it did weaken the shells of their eggs. When a parent nestled up to its eggs to warm them, the shells would break, killing the developing birds inside. Other birds, such as pelicans and ospreys, were having the same problem.

    Something had to be done. In 1972 the U.S. government banned DDT. Then in 1973 the all-important Endangered Species Act was passed by Congress. The Endangered Species Act protects plants and animals whose populations are so small that they might disappear forever. If a species is in danger of becoming extinct, it is listed as endangered. A species at risk of becoming endangered is called threatened. The bald eagle was listed as endangered in forty-three states and threatened in five. Only in Alaska was the bald eagle holding its own.

    Eagles started to recover in 1974 when the effects of leftover DDT began to wear off. But the government didn't stop there. Places where bald eagles lived were protected. Eagles require gigantic trees to build their huge nests. They feed largely on fish and water birds, so they need to live near undisturbed lakes, ponds, and rivers. When bald eagles nested on public land, people were kept away so the birds wouldn't be bothered. And anyone who killed a bald eagle had to pay a large fine.

 

 

Question 23

Read the details from "The Eagles Are Back!"

"But while it did kill pests, DDT also got into the food chain, and eagles ate contaminated fish and other prey."

"When bald eagles nested on public land, people were kept away so the birds wouldn't be bothered."

25. What main idea of the passage is supported by the details above?



People were responsible for the bald eagle's decline, and people have helped the bald eagle return.


The bald eagle has been endangered in the past, and the bald eagle is now near extinction.


The bald eagle has lived in many states, and the bald eagle needs to live near lakes and rivers.


People were celebrating the bald eagle's return, and people have cut down trees where bald eagles lived.

 

Question 24

26. What does the word contaminated mean as it is used in the passage?



poisoned


furious


astonished


worthless

 

Question 25

27. In "The Eagles Are Back!" which word is an antonym for gigantic?



small


peaceful


steady


bare

 

Question 26

28. How does the author of "The Eagles Are Back!" support the point "by the mid-1960s many biologists feared our national bird would disappear forever"?



by providing the statistic, "fewer than five hundred breeding pairs of bald eagles were left in the lower forty-eight states"


by stating the opinion, "this welcome news for wildlife wasn't just the result of good luck"


by including the detail, "eagles started to recover in 1974 when the effects of leftover DDT began to wear off"


by stating the fact, "by the time the program ended in 1988, 124 bald eagles had been hatched there for release into the wild"

 

Question 27

29. Which of the following sentences from the passage best supports the idea that the return of the bald eagle received national attention?



In his 1999 Fourth of July celebration speech, President Bill Clinton declared that our national symbol, the bald eagle, was no longer endangered.


Eagles started to recover in 1974 when the effects of leftover DDT began to wear off.


Other birds, such as pelicans and ospreys, were having the same problem.


A species at risk of becoming endangered is called threatened.

 

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Read the following about bald eagles in Chicago and answer questions 30-34.

 

Bald eagles make a comeback in Chicago

The following passage is from a television news report that was broadcasted on April 16, 2012. Brian Williams and Kevin Tibbles are television news reporters.

 

Brian Williams (anchor)Finally tonight, bald eagles, the symbol of America, came close to being totally wiped out in America. But they've made a remarkable comeback, as you may know, in recent years. So much so, they're not just showing up in the wilds of Maine and Montana. They may live a lot closer to you than you think. Our report from NBC's Kevin Tibbles.

Kevin Tibbles (reporting)Some new neighbors are raising a family in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the 50 years Stan Wandersee's lived in this house, he's seen many come and go, but never any like these.

Mr. Stan Wandersee: This is a—this is a gift of nature. 

Tibbles: The bald eagle is returning to areas [of] urban sprawl [that] pollution forced it to abandon decades ago.

Ms. Megan Ross (Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois)DDT was a really big problem for the bald eagles. Bald eagles in particular were not able to form appropriate shells, and so, since they weren't able to reproduce, their numbers really plummeted.

Tibbles: Once on the endangered species list, this majestic symbol of American pride is spreading its wings. And many can now see them in a setting that doesn't involve a trip to the zoo.

Ms. Ross: I think bald eagles are just such majestic creatures. It'll be really nice and exciting to see them right in our backyard.

Tibbles: When this pair nested at the Alcoa plant in Davenport, Iowa, employees set up a webcam to share these intimate pictures of the eaglets with the world. It's had five million views this year alone. This secluded forest preserve sits hidden from the roughly 10 million people who call Chicago home. Yet here, just a few miles from the skyscrapers, is something that hasn't been seen in 100 years: an eagle's nest. The fact that they've come back, does that tell us anything?

Mr. Chris Merenowicz (Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois)I think it tells us a lot. It tells us that we're doing the right thing.

Tibbles: And it was a close call. By the 1960s, just 450 pairs of eagles remained in the lower 48 states. Today those numbers have soared to more than 9,000, giving hope these treasured icons can once again live side by side with the humans who cherish them. Kevin Tibbles, NBC News, Chicago.

 

Question 28

30. This question has two parts. Answer Part A and then answer Part B.

Part A: What inference can be drawn from "Bald eagles make a comeback in Chicago"?



People are very interested in seeing bald eagles in the wild.


Bald eagles only live in urban areas.


Media coverage has had a negative impact on the eagles.


In the future, the eagle population will decrease.

 

Question 29

30. Part B: Which sentence from the passage best supports the inference in Part A?



"It's had five million views this year alone."


"DDT was a really big problem for the bald eagles."


"Some new neighbors are raising a family in St. Paul, Minnesota."


"It tells us that we're doing the right thing."

 

Question 30

31. This question has two parts. Use your answer from Part A to answer Part B.

Part A: Based on the passage which word best defines the word soared.



risen


surprised


mistaken


found

 

Question 31

31. Part B: Which sentence from the passage best supports the definition of soared in Part A?



"Today those numbers have soared to more than 9,000 giving hope these treasured icons can once again live side by side with the humans who cherish them."


"Once on the endangered species list, this majestic symbol of American pride is spreading its wings.


"They may live a lot closer than you think."


"I think bald eagles are just such majestic creatures.

 

Question 32

32. Which word best describes the passage "Bald eagles make a comeback in Chicago"?



news report


folktale


drama


poem

 

Question 33

33. What is the overall structure of both passages about bald eagles?



Both passages discuss the cause and effect of the bald eagle decreasing and then increasing in number.


Both passages compare different ways that have been used to increase the number of bald eagles.


Both passages ask a question about how the bald eagle has increased in number and then answer it.


Both passages discuss the issue of the decreasing number of bald eagles with details in order of importance.

 

Question 34

34. Which statement best describes the difference in the point of view of "The Eagles Are Back!" from the other passage?



"The Eagles Are Back!" is written from the point of view of an individual providing a general history of bald eagles throughout the country, while the other passage is written from the point of view of reporters who discuss sightings of bald eagles in particular areas of the country.


"The Eagles Are Back!" is written from the point of view of a scientist interested in explaining the problems faced by bald eagles, while the other passage is written from the point of view of biologists and politicians studying the effects of pesticides on bald eagles.


"The Eagles Are Back!" is written from the point of view of a student researching bald eagles, while the other passage is written from the point of view of park rangers who discuss how parks have brought back bald eagles.


"The Eagles Are Back!" is written from the point of view of a resident who has sighted bald eagles, while the other passage is written from the point of view of historians who describe where bald eagles used to live.

 

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Read the passage from The Bread Winner by Arvella Whoitmore, then answer questions 35-43.

1 "Ma'am," he said, "I have a big table in my truck here. I thought since you folks were in the baking business, you might want it. It's been in our basement a long time and we don't need it." 

2 "That's ever so nice of you," said Mama. "I'd be happy to take it, but I'll have to ask my husband and daughter what they think." Sarah followed the man outside while Mama went to get Daddy, who was kneading dough in the back. The table was lying on its side, and it was huge. It must be seven or eight feet long and at least four feet wide, thought Sarah. Strong looking, too, with its thick, swirled oak legs. They'd have to keep it in the front of the store since there wouldn't be room in back. But it would be just right for kneading dough. The tables they owned were too small. 

3 Sarah smiled as Daddy came out, wiping his hands on his apron. A week ago you couldn't have paid him to step out on Main Street in an apron. Sarah guessed he'd been so busy he forgot. 

4 "What do you think?" asked Sarah. "It would be perfect for kneading dough and shaping loaves." 

5 "It looks good to me," said Mama. 

6 Daddy shook his head. "I don't know. We don't have room for it in the back." 

7 "But we could put it in front," said Sarah. "Those tables in back are too small." 

8 Daddy frowned. "In front o' the big windows?" 

9 "Why not?" Mama said. "I don't care if people watch me make bread." She winked at Sarah behind Daddy's back. Though Daddy had never said a word about it, they both knew that he would rather people didn't see him work with dough. It was silly, thought Sarah, and the sooner he got over it, the better. 

10 "Please, Daddy," Sarah cried, "let's take the table. Besides, the front of the store looks bare, and when the shop is open we can use the table as a counter." 

11 Daddy nodded to the man and grinned. "Seems I'm outnumbered. Guess we'll take it. Mighty thoughtful of you. Here, let me give you a hand." 

12 The two men placed the big dusty table in the front part of the store, in full view of the large show windows. With brushes and soapy water, Sarah and Mama scrubbed it down to its pale oak finish. Then they spread flour on top. Sarah took some of Daddy's dough from the back, brought it out to the big table, and started kneading it. 

13 Soon a small crowd gathered in the street outside the window to watch her. When Daddy came out from behind the privacy curtain, Sarah expected him to duck behind it, but he didn't. When he saw all the people out there, he grinned and waved. Leaning over the table, he scrawled a message on a brown paper sack: OPEN AT NOON. He clipped it to the red-checked window curtain with a clothespin, then disappeared into the back of the store. A few seconds later he came out again with a big pan and set it down on the table between himself and Sarah. He grabbed some dough and started kneading it. Sarah couldn't believe her eyes! 

14 "You were right," Daddy said. "We needed this table." Once in a while he looked up and waved at the crowd on the street. "Pretty good advertising, wouldn't you say?" he asked. 

15 "The best," said Sarah. 

16 "Yep," said Daddy, "nobody's gonna say our bread isn't homemade. No sirree." 

17 Mama looked on and smiled. A minute later she brought out a pan of dough and started making cinnamon rolls. "When we get settled in," she said, "I might try my hand at cakes and pies. Just a few at first, to see how they go. I used to be good at it." 

18 "That would be wonderful," said Sarah. 

19 "What do you think we oughta call our bakery?" asked Daddy. "Every business oughta have a name." 

20 "Gee, I don't know," said Sarah. "I never thought about it." 

21 "I have an idea," he said. "After all, Sarah, you won that blue ribbon at the fair a while back." He glancedacross the table at Mama. "If it wasn't for our champ here, we might have ended up in the poorhouse. I think we oughta call it the Blue Ribbon Bakery." 

22 Sarah grinned. Daddy must be proud of her to suggest that name. But to her, it didn't seem quite right. 

23 "That's nice, Daddy," she said. "But I think we ought to call it Pucketts' Blue Ribbon Bakery. It's a family business now." 

 

Question 35

35. What does paragraph 11 reveal about the characters?



The characters have different opinions about the table.


The characters had a disagreement about starting a bakery.


The characters agree on a name for their new bakery.


The characters think working together is a good idea.

 

Question 36

36. Which word from paragraph 11 supports your answer for question #11?



outnumbered


nodded


grinned


thoughtful

 

Question 37

37. What is theme of the passage?



If you are willing to change, good things may happen.


Hard work pays off in many ways.


People can find friendship in the most unexpected places.


Opportunities are everywhere, you just need to take advantage of them.

 

Question 38

38. Which paragraph from the passage best supports the answer you selected for question #37 that describes the theme of the passage?



paragraph 13


paragraph 12


paragraph 1


paragraph 16

 

Question 39

39. Compare Sarah's and Daddy's reactions to the offer of the table. Select TWO quotations that show their different reactions.



"It must be seven or eight feet long and a lest four feet wide, thought Sarah. Strong looking, too, with its thick, swirled oak legs. They'd have to keep it in the front of the store since there wouldn't be room in back. But it would be just right for kneading dough. The tables they owned were too small." (paragraph 2)


"Daddy shook his head. "I don't know. We don't have room for it in the back." (paragraph 6)


"Sarah smiled as Daddy came out, wiping his hands on his apron. A week ago you could have paid him to step out on Main Street in an apron. Sarah guessed he'd been so busy he forgot." (paragraph 3)


"Though Daddy had never said a word about it, they both knew that he would rather people didn't see him work with dough." (paragraph 9)


"Daddy nodded to the man and grinned. "Seems I'm outnumbered. Guess we'll take it. Mighty thoughtful of you. Here, let me give you a hand.' " (paragraph 11)


" 'Gee, I don't know." said Sarah. "I never thought about it.' " (paragraph 20)

 

Question 40

40. Why do Sarah and Daddy have different reactions to the offer of the table?



Daddy thinks they do not need another table, but Sarah thinks they do because the tables that they have are too small.


Sarah does not mind if people see her through the windows working, but Daddy does want people to see him.


Sarah thanks the table will perfect in the store because the table is big and strong, but Daddy thinks the table is too old and dirty to put in the store.


Daddy thinks the table will be useful as a counter because the store looks bare, but Sarah thinks the table is too big to put in the store.

 

Question 41

41. In the passage, The Bread Winner, what is a synonym for the word bare?



empty


fancy


exposed


simple

 

Question 42

42. This question has two parts. Use your answer for Part A to answer Part B.

Part A: What does the narrator's point of view reveal about Sarah?



She is confident and willing to take a risk with the business.


She is proud of winning a blue ribbon at the fair.


She wants her Mama to start baking desserts again.


She is worried about her father's actions toward the man in the truck.

 

Question 43


42. Part B: Which sentence from the passage best supports your answer for part A?



" 'Please, Daddy,' Sarah cried, 'let's take the table. Besides, the front of the store looks bare, and when the shop is open we can use the table as a counter.' " (paragraph 10)


" 'Ma'am,' he said, 'I have a big table in my truck here. I thought since you folks were in the baking business, you might want it. It's been in our basement a long time and we don't need it.' " (paragraph 1)


" 'I have an idea,' he said. 'After all, Sarah, you won that blue ribbon at the fair a while back.' He glanced across the table at Mama. 'If it wasn't for our champ here, we might have ended up in the poorhouse.' " (paragraph 23)


" 'That's nice, Daddy,' she said. 'But I think we ought to call it Pucketts' Blue Ribbon Bakery. It's a family business now.' " (paragraph 23)

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