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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 10 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Choose the option that maintains parallel structure in the sentence.

In Mrs. Curall's office, Ruben feigned the flu. He hoped to be excused from class, get an extension on his paper, and
  1. spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
  2. to spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
  3. then to spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
Grade 10 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5
Which of the following is an example of situational irony?
  1. A rich man squanders his money and must rely on charity.
  2. A father uses harsh words to ridicule his son.
  3. A little girl names her white cat "Midnight."
  4. A tired mother, expecting a mess, comes home to a disaster area.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. I want the following items: butter, sugar, and flour.
  2. I want the following items butter, sugar, and flour.
  3. I want the following items butter, sugar, and; flour.
  4. I want the following; items butter, sugar, and; flour.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Which of the following examples contains an allusion?
  1. He was a tragic hero, just like Odysseus.
  2. The aroma of freshly cut roses drifted across the room.
  3. I have run a million miles today.
  4. The morning is a blank canvas, waiting for me to paint a new day.
Grade 10 Vocabulary
Which word describes someone who is LACKLUSTER?
  1. not intelligent
  2. exciting
  3. slow
  4. dull
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 Nouns
Grade 10 Synonyms
Which of the following is NOT a synonym for ingenuity?
  1. innovation
  2. inability
  3. inventiveness
  4. creativity
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