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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
Which of the following examples uses the figure of speech 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 :: Commas by jflores171
Which of the following sentences correctly uses the comma?
  1. The earlier we start however, will give us advantages over our major competitors.
  2. William Reidy, who is the college president encourages the faculty to be active in their communities.
  3. Her shiny, and red sports car was fun to drive on a sunny day.
  4. To insure that the orders arrive on time, we have contracted with the UPS.
Grade 10 :: Verbs by juntosvj
The purpose of a linking verb is to connect the subject with--
  1. a noun or adjective
  2. a noun only
  3. an adjective only
  4. a verb and an article
Grade 10 :: Commas by jflores171
One of the most basic to use commas is by using it when
  1. combining two independent sentences
  2. listing items
  3. run-on sentences appear
Grade 10 :: Commas by jflores171
Which sentence incorrectly uses the comma?
  1. Jane and Jim drove to Cleveland, and visited the art museum.
  2. Terry cooked and we ate.
  3. June 30, 2010, is set for the dedication of the new building.
  4. Although the weather was unusually cold, there was not enough snow to ski.
Grade 10 :: Commas by jflores171
Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.
  1. I need, sugar, butter, and eggs from the grocery store.
  2. I need sugar, butter, and eggs, from the grocery store.
  3. I need sugar, butter and eggs, from the grocery store.
  4. I need sugar, butter, and eggs from the grocery store.
Grade 10 :: Commas by jflores171
The tall man, Kobe Bryant, plays for the LA Lakers. What type of comma usage is this called?
  1. comma splice
  2. dangling modifiers
  3. commas in opposition
  4. direct quotes
Grade 10 :: Commas by jflores171
Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.
  1. Although, you may be right I cannot take your word for it.
  2. Although, you may be right, I cannot take your word for it.
  3. Although you may be right I cannot take your word for it.
  4. Although you may be right, I cannot take your word for it.
Grade 10 :: Supporting Details by szeiger

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Grade 10 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by szeiger

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Based on the text, you can infer that a pickerel is...
  1. A type of flower
  2. A type of frog
  3. A type of fish
  4. A type of weed
Grade 10 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by szeiger

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Grade 10 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What was the focus of the speech?
  1. The greatness of the words Maya Angelou wrote
  2. How Maya Angelou empowered and inspired others
  3. Maya Angelou's love for others
  4. The love Maya Angelou had for God
Grade 10 :: Commas by jflores171
Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.
  1. She finished her work, and then took a long lunch.
  2. She finished her work, and then, took a long lunch.
  3. She finished her work and then took a long lunch.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
In which of the following examples did the author use allusion?
  1. She felt the warm breeze caress her cheek.
  2. I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.
  3. He was as fast as a cheetah.
  4. His bellowing voice shook the walls like the roar of Zeus.
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