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Common Core Standard L.7.1b Questions

Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

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Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Which sentence below is complex?
  1. Because we were stumped for a while, we became very discouraged.
  2. We all really like Jeff's suggestion.
  3. Who doesn't want someone else to wash their pet, clean their house, and mow their lawn?
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, L.7.1, L.7.1b, L.7.3
Why should you use compound sentences?
  1. to connect ideas
  2. to add detail
  3. to contrast information
  4. all of the above
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Which choice correctly changes the following simple sentence into a complex sentence?

We visited the zoo.
  1. We visited the zoo, but we didn't see any monkeys.
  2. We visited the zoo because we wanted to see the lions.
  3. We visited the zoo and the aquarium.
  4. We visited the zoo during the summer.
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
While Mario talked to Jennifer, Jorge talked to Jose.

The above sentence contains...
  1. A dependent clause and an independent clause
  2. 2 dependent clauses
  3. 2 independent clauses
  4. A coordinating conjunction
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Which sentence correctly changes this simple sentence into a complex sentence?

I made dinner.
  1. I made dinner and ate it.
  2. After the basketball game, I made dinner.
  3. I made dinner, but burned the rolls.
  4. I made dinner for my family.
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Which sentence below is compound?
  1. John's scout troop sold light bulbs but didn't earn what they thought they would.
  2. Ben suggested that they sell T-shirts, but Gary, our treasurer, objected.
  3. The Girl Scouts had just finished their cookie sale and made a lot of money.
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, L.7.1, L.7.1b, L.7.3
Why should you use complex sentences?
  1. to add more detail
  2. to make a point
  3. to combine two sentences
  4. none of the above
Grade 7 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, L.7.1, L.7.1b, L.7.3
Why should compound-complex sentences be used sparingly?
  1. They take too long to write
  2. They can become wordy and confusing
  3. They sound funny
  4. They should not be used sparingly

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