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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 10 Nouns
Grade 10 The Lottery
What is "The Lottery" satirizing?
  1. cultural issues
  2. political issues
  3. human nature
  4. the nature of chance
Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Language which works to evoke images in your mind is:
  1. double entendre
  2. imagery
  3. prose
  4. pun
  5. couplet
Grade 10 Vocabulary
Which of the following is another way to describe LEGITIMATE power?
  1. It is lawful and reasonable.
  2. It is unlawful and unreasonable.
  3. It is kind and understanding.
  4. It is cruel and unusual.
Grade 10 Synonyms
What is a synonym for FANATIC?
  1. extremist
  2. conservative
  3. helper
  4. police officer
Grade 10 Synonyms
What is a synonym for WAVERED?
  1. waved
  2. hestitated
  3. stopped
  4. started
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Grade 10 Vocabulary
What is a CREDIBLE motive?
  1. one that is justified
  2. one that is unjustified
  3. one that is believable
  4. one that is unbelievable
Grade 10 Vocabulary
A severe test or trial.
  1. crucifier
  2. cruciferous
  3. crucible
  4. crudites
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
What is the best paraphrase of the following lines?
What watchful cares do interpose themselves
Betwixt your eyes and night? (Act II, Scene i, ll. 98–99)
  1. What watchful eyes are spying on you this night?
  2. What worries are keeping you awake on this night?
  3. What cares do you have concerning your eyes this night?
  4. What worries do you have about what is happening tonight?
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Which of the following statements best paraphrases these lines?
If these be motives weak, break off betimes,
And every man hence to his idle bed. (Act II, Scene i, ll. 116–117)
  1. If these are weak reasons, let us go home to bed and act later in the day.
  2. If these weak reasons become weaker, let us wait and think of more.
  3. If these reasons are not strong enough, let us take a break from talking.
  4. If these reasons are not strong enough, let us call off the plot and go home.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
At the beginning of Act II, why does Shakespeare have Brutus ask his servant what day it is?
  1. to show the audience that Roman servants manipulated their masters
  2. to show the audience how much Brutus depends on his servant for information
  3. to make sure the audience knows this is the day the soothsayer warned about
  4. to make sure the audience knows that nothing bad will happen that day
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Caesar says, “Cowards die many times before their deaths: / The valiant never
taste of death but once” (Act II, Scene ii, ll. 32–33). What is the best interpretation
of these lines?
  1. Death is inevitable, but fear is a choice.
  2. A coward is more likely to be killed.
  3. No one can kill a valiant person.
  4. Cowards should be put to death.
Grade 10 Synonyms
What is a synonym for PAROXYSM?
  1. explosion
  2. peacefulness
  3. serenity
  4. crazy
Grade 10 Figurative Language
A dove flies across the sky while two men are fighting. This likely symbolizes:
  1. the peace that will eventually come.
  2. the happiness of a wedding day.
  3. the graveness of the fight.
  4. the heart of one of the men.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
A boy who does not like to read is sent on the search for a treasure. The treasure is pile of books. The treasure most likely symbolizes:
  1. the cost of hardback books
  2. the topic of the books
  3. the wealth of benefits that come from reading
  4. the joy of going on a treasure hunt
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