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Common Core Standard RL.11-12.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)

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

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The narrator says "had you realized the pathos of it all—you, too, would believe."
The word PATHOS most likely means...
  1. An appeal to ethics and character
  2. An appeal to logic or reason
  3. An appeal to emotion, particularly pity or sadness
  4. An appeal to time
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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

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In line 69, the speaker says "And in deportment meek as any maid."
The word DEPORTMENT as used in the line most likely means...
  1. The act of removing someone from a country
  2. To expel
  3. A person's manners
  4. Conducting oneself in a certain manner
Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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The poem itself is seen as an aphorism. An aphorism most likely means...
  1. A concise observation about life or a scientific truth
  2. An allusion to a literary work
  3. A comparison between two unlike objects
  4. The personification of inanimate objects and ideas
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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

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The Knight's son is a squire. The word squire in the context of this passage most likely means...
  1. A man of high social standing
  2. A woman's escort
  3. A knight's apprentice
  4. A person involved in a romantic relationship
Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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The Curate visits the house. A CURATE is...
  1. An office clerk
  2. Someone who works at the town museum
  3. A member of the clergy
  4. Someone who lives next door
Grade 11 Synonyms CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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Grade 11 The Last Samurai (Movie) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4
Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4

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Which line shows the poet using hyperbole to compare the love of him and his wife with a more outgoing love?
  1. So let us melt, and make no noise,
  2. No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move;
  3. Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears,
  4. But we by a love so much refined,
Grade 11 Amistad (Movie) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4
What does the color white symbolize?
  1. Slavery
  2. Hope
  3. Victory
  4. Royalty
Grade 12 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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

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The word TRIFLES most likely means...
  1. Small details
  2. Large details
  3. Pieces of chocolate
  4. Layered desserts
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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Considering the setting, where the man had been, and your knowledge of Greek and Latin roots, the weird rhamphorhynchus-like creature is most likely...
  1. a flying dinosaur with a beak
  2. a dinosaur similar to a brontosaurus
  3. a small rodent
  4. a unique fish of some kind
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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The poem is a valediction. Based on the content of the poem, a valediction is...
  1. A welcoming address
  2. A farewell address
  3. A speech by the top student in a graduating class
  4. A eulogy
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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Paragraph 3 uses the word erudite. The word ERUDITE most likely means...
  1. a traditional French appetizer
  2. educated
  3. impolite or ill-mannered
  4. sophisticated
Grade 11 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4

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In the second paragraph, how does the author use a simile to describe Sylvia as she climbs the tree?
  1. Her hands are compared to a bird's feet on a ladder.
  2. Her hands are compared to those of a warrior in battle.
  3. Her hands are compared to those of a small, innocent child.
  4. Her hands are compared to the rough trunk of the tree.
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