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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 9 :: Conjunction by Nsb97
What is a conjunction?
  1. A person place or thing
  2. A movement or action
  3. A word that connects a sentence
Grade 9 :: Parts of Speech by MollyMoore
Used in the place of a noun.
  1. adjective
  2. adverb
  3. pronoun
  4. verb
Grade 9 :: Conjunction by DSnamor
Finish the sentence. Coordinating conjunctions...
  1. are the generalists of the modifier family.
  2. join two phrases or clauses that are not of equal importance.
  3. join words and groups of words of equal importance.
Grade 9 :: Sentence Structure by DSnamor
A sentence with two or more independent, or main clauses with two ideas of equal importance
is called a
  1. complex sentence
  2. compound sentence
  3. coodinating conjunction
Grade 9 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by ReadingMatters

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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 :: Sentence Structure by DSnamor
A sentence with one independent clause and one or more dependent, or subordinate, clauses is called a:
  1. complex sentence
  2. subordinating conjunction
  3. relative pronoun
Grade 9 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by ReadingMatters

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Why does Aunt Caroline most likely respond so emphatically to Jonathan's question?
  1. She is worried that he does not understand what she is saying about the bees.
  2. She wants to make sure he comprehends the implications of the loss of bees.
  3. She is angry with him, and others who are not helping solve the bees' mystery.
  4. She hopes her passion about the bees will result in some kind of solution.
Grade 9 :: Synonyms by Myras
Choose the best synonym for gullible:
  1. Deceitful.
  2. Honest.
  3. Friendly.
  4. Trusting.
Grade 9 :: Compare and Contrast by ReadingMatters

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What is one of the major differences between purchasing clothing at a department store or a thrift store?
  1. The price of the item
  2. The quality of the item
  3. The style of the item
  4. The size of the item
Grade 9 :: Vocabulary by Myras
Veer is best defined as:
  1. To remain on course.
  2. Suddenly change direction.
  3. Colorful and bright.
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 :: Synonyms by Myras
The best synonym for pandemonium is:
  1. Peaceful.
  2. Chaos.
  3. Confusion.
  4. Both b and c.
Grade 9 :: Vocabulary by Myras
A skeptical person is one who:
  1. Tends to believe everything they are told.
  2. Has trouble making friends with others.
  3. Avoids contact with other people.
  4. Has difficulty believing something is true.
Grade 9 :: Compare and Contrast by ReadingMatters

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What do butterflies have that moths do not?
  1. Bright colors
  2. Soft scales
  3. Patterned wings
  4. Feathered antenna
Grade 9 :: Synonyms by Myras
The best antonym for mournfully is:
  1. Sorrow.
  2. Happiness.
  3. Defiant.
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by worldlit9
In the previous passage, the narrator refers to the idea that "The People had done them a good deed by leaving them all their possessions."

Why was this a "good deed?"
  1. Allowing the women to keep their possessions was a good deed because the women were going to join another band and they would need their possessions.
  2. The women deserved to keep their possessions because they had worked for them.
  3. Allowing the women to keep their possessions was a good deed because it offered them comfort despite the Council's decision to leave the women who were not expected to survive the winter.
  4. The old women were being honored for their years of service to the community by giving them a place of their own.
Grade 9 :: Cause and Effect by ReadingMatters

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What would happen if the number of bees, birds, bats and other insects dramatically dropped?
  1. There would be less pollination of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Salmon eggs would not be released into nearby streams.
  3. People would stop eating apples, squash, and almonds.
  4. More money would need to be sent to rainforests.
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