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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 9 :: Vocabulary by torresam
What is a synonym for the word SUBSTANTIATE?
  1. confirm
  2. diverse
  3. reflect
  4. stage
Grade 9 :: Vocabulary by torresam
Which word is a synonym for the word CAUTIOUS?
  1. prudent
  2. substantiate
  3. varied
  4. stage
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
What is the setting of the story?
  1. A small village
  2. Summer
  3. June 27th
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
What is the theme of the story?
  1. Stone people to have a successful harvest
  2. Blindly following a tradition can be dangerous
  3. Not everything is as it seems
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
What is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
  1. The black box
  2. The slips of paper
  3. Children gathering stones at the start of the story
  4. Mr. Summers description
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
What is the point of view from which the story was written?
  1. 1st person
  2. 3rd person limited
  3. 3rd person omniscient
  4. 2nd person
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 szeiger
Grade 9 :: Subject-Verb Agreement by carolynporter
Grade 9 :: Context Clues by szeiger
"The government first began recognizing the holiday through ordinances in 1885 and 1886."

The word ORDINANCES most likely means...
  1. a religious rite
  2. an authoritative order
  3. a piece of legislation enacted by a city
  4. a regular event
Grade 9 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by carolynporter
Select the sentence with correctly used commas.
  1. Will your dad drive us to the museum, or shall we take a bus?
  2. Will your dad, drive us to the museum or, shall we take a bus?
  3. Will your dad drive us to the museum or, shall we take bus?
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