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Common Core Standard RL.11-12.5 Questions

Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

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Grade 11 The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Grade 11 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5
Why are ellipses and brackets largely used in the text?
  1. To make the reader pause
  2. To hide key information
  3. To show missing or added information
  4. To add emotion
Grade 11 The Crucible CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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How do the parts of the passage in parentheses help enhance the theme of the passage?
  1. They help illustrate the characters' emotions.
  2. They provide stage directions for characters.
  3. They provide flashbacks to help explain the text.
  4. They offer notes to help the reader better understand the text.
Grade 12 The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Grade 11 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Grade 12 Theme CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Grade 11 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Grade 12 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Walt Whitman has his own unique poetic style. Which element of that style is best represented in this poem?
  1. Use of free verse
  2. Incorporating catalogs of people or places
  3. An emphasis on the natural
  4. A tendency to encompass multiple subjects in one poem
Grade 12 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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How can you tell that the bells are ringing constantly?
  1. The discussion of the different phases of life
  2. The constant repetition of the word bells
  3. The use of onomatopoeia
  4. The general happy tone of the poem
Grade 11 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Grade 11 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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In a mystery, the plot often begins with action, intrigue, or suspense to hook the reader.

How does this passage do the same?
  1. It takes place at a detective agency.
  2. It features Sherlock Holmes, an iconic figure in mysteries.
  3. It introduces a mysterious character knocking at the door.
  4. It explains that the man is in a disguise.
Grade 11 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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What purpose does the dialogue in the passage serve?
  1. It helps introduce the setting.
  2. It helps explained what happened.
  3. It helps introduce the characters.
  4. Both a and b
Grade 11 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Grade 11 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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What role do the parts of the text in brackets play?
  1. They show character movement to help the actors performing the play.
  2. They add additional emotions to the play that may be lost when it is performed.
  3. They provide insight into some of the character's actions and emotions.
  4. They contain asides to help clue the audience in to hidden details.
Grade 12 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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How does the poet use an anaphora in the poem?
  1. By repeating "Some say"
  2. By using alliteration within the lines
  3. By writing in tetrameter-dimeter
  4. By alluding to Dante's Inferno
Grade 11 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Which lines represent how the poet uses a paradox to explain what happens when the speaker and his love are apart?
  1. Thy firmness makes my circle just,/And makes me end where I begun.
  2. Inter-assured of the mind,/Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss.
  3. Though I must go, endure not yet/A breach, but an expansion
  4. Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show/To move, but doth, if the other do.
Grade 11 Roots CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5
How was the early family history largely passed down in the novel?
  1. Through diary entries
  2. Through oral stories
  3. Through songs and music
  4. Through newspaper articles
Grade 12 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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Which component of suspense does the passage demonstrate most?
  1. Include more promises and less action
  2. Put characters that readers care about in jeopardy
  3. Cut down on the violence
  4. Describe the setting of the story's climax before you reach it
Grade 11 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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In which way(s) does the author add more suspense to the story?
  1. The visitor says he's not who he said he was.
  2. The visitor swears Holmes and Watson to secrecy.
  3. The visitor says his issue will influence European history.
  4. All of the above
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