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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Reading Strategies Questions

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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 :: 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: 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.
Grade 9 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by Tamra_Orr
Why do competitors most likely stop in at small towns along the route?
  1. They want to rest for a few days.
  2. They change both their sleds and dog teams.
  3. They need time to consult the map and verify directions.
  4. They record their position and show that they are still on route
Grade 9 :: Figurative Language by Rhawkins
The guitar was tinkling,
But the notes were not sweet till you sung them.

The word tinkling is an example of:
  1. alliteration
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
Grade 9 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by Tamra_Orr
What is the most likely reason that people participate in the Iditarod?
  1. For the huge prize money
  2. To travel throughout Alaska
  3. For the adventurous experience
  4. To spend a great deal of time outside
Grade 9 :: Figurative Language by inquiz1
Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?
  1. running
  2. drink
  3. buzz
  4. girl
Grade 9 :: Figurative Language by hudsonranch
What is a comparison using "like" or "as" called?
  1. irony
  2. simile
  3. pun
  4. metaphor
Grade 9 :: Making Predictions by allycat80025
Foreshadowing is:
  1. What has happened in the past
  2. What is going on in the present
  3. Hints
  4. When a writer gives a hint of what will happen in the future
Grade 9 :: Figurative Language by Nicole8705
"The rock flew across the wide river" is an example of...
  1. personification
  2. rhyme
  3. imagery
Grade 9 :: Point of View by cvbreedlove
If the narrator of a story is not in the story, this is considered:
  1. First Person Point of View
  2. Second Person Point of View
  3. Third Person Point of View
Grade 9 :: Story Elements by allycat80025
What is the purpose of a flashback?
  1. Provide extra info
  2. Compare present to past
  3. Provide extra information
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 :: Figurative Language by Cupcake21
The test was a piece of cake.
  1. Metaphor
  2. Similie
  3. Personification
Grade 9 :: Figurative Language by Mrs_Wright
It is going to take a zillion years to get through medical school. This statement is an example of:
  1. simile
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. metaphor
  4. hyperbole/exaggeration
  5. alliteration
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