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Common Core Standard RL.9-10.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

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Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
Grade 9 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4

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Read this sentence from the passage.

She sighed deeply; Jonathan felt like he should respond, but had a limited knowledge of this apparent ecological threat

Why does the author of this passage most likely use the word "apparent" in this sentence?
  1. To emphasize the seriousness of the threat to the planet
  2. To point out the obviousness of the threat to the natural world
  3. To explain how devastating the threat is to the story's characters
  4. To suggest it is an alleged threat at this point, rather than a proven one
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
Which of the following provides the best connotation of the phrase below?

I just put my foot in my mouth.
  1. My foot is tasty, so I stuck it in my mouth.
  2. I just said something really embarrassing.
  3. I just said something truly intelligent.
  4. I just stubbed my toe, so I stuck it in my mouth.
Grade 9 Jabberwocky CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.5
What literacy device is the word "snicker-snack" an example of?
  1. Alliteration
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Rhythm
  4. Symbolism
Grade 9 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4

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The word INDIGNANT as used in the passage most likely means...
  1. annoyed
  2. feeling angry
  3. feeling happy
  4. not worthy
Grade 9 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
A cudgel is a short stick used as a weapon. Based on the definition and its use in the story, a CUDGEL-MASTER is most likely...
  1. Someone who is skilled at using a cudgel
  2. Someone who oversees matches with cudgels
  3. Someone who makes cudgels
  4. Someone who fights with cudgels
Grade 10 The Sniper CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.4
Ruse:
  1. Trick
  2. Disguise
  3. Mask
  4. Character
Grade 10 The Sniper CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.4
Beleaguered:
  1. Pummeled
  2. Beset with difficulties
  3. Invaded
  4. Plagued by locusts
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