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Common Core Standard RI.11-12.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

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Grade 12 Prefixes and Suffixes CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RI.11-12.4, L.11-12.5a
Less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept.
  1. polysyndeton
  2. diacope
  3. epanalepsis
  4. synchesis
  5. euphemism
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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"Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury."

The word PETITIONS most likely means
  1. applications for judicial action.
  2. documents with multiple signatures.
  3. formal appeals or requests.
  4. protests.
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Which choice best demonstrates the meaning of the word USURPATIONS as used in this passage?
  1. A group of students locking their teacher out of the classroom
  2. A principal denying students the freedom to leave campus for lunch
  3. A farmer keeping his workers from leaving the farm and restricting their access to their belongings
  4. A CEO continuing to run a company despite being voted out by the shareholders and making decisions to hurt those shareholders
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 11 Prefixes and Suffixes CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 11 Prefixes and Suffixes CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 11 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, RI.11-12.4, L.11-12.4
Genocide
  1. The killing of innocent babies
  2. The killing of people of a particular ethnic group
  3. The killing of a generation
  4. The killing of soldiers in war
Grade 12 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, RI.11-12.4, L.11-12.4
Which word describes the effects of smoking on your health?
  1. deleterious
  2. demagogue
  3. hackneyed
  4. extenuating
Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 11 Antonyms CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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