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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Reading Strategies Questions

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Grade 9 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3
Grade 9 Metaphor
Metaphor differs chiefly from simile in that metaphor
  1. is used to describe non-human objects in the natural world.
  2. contains many layers of significance.
  3. does not use an explicit comparative word such as like or as.
  4. may be extended over many lines of verse.
Grade 9 Story Elements
Grade 9 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8
Which of the following statements is a fact?
  1. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in America.
  2. Burning the American flag should be a crime.
  3. It is much harder for someone who is 16 to raise a child than someone who is 30.
  4. People who graduate from college are smarter than people who drop out of high school
Grade 9 Point of View
If the narrator of a story is not in the story, the story is most likely written using:
  1. first person point of view
  2. second person point of view
  3. third person point of view
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
Which of the following provides the best connotation of the phrase below?

I just put my foot in my mouth.
  1. My foot is tasty, so I stuck it in my mouth.
  2. I just said something really embarrassing.
  3. I just said something truly intelligent.
  4. I just stubbed my toe, so I stuck it in my mouth.
Grade 9 Story Elements
What is a deeper meaning or insight in a literary work?
  1. theme
  2. oral tradition
  3. cultural context
  4. point of view
Grade 9 Hyperbole
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The young girl shivered with fright.
  2. The young girl grew as tall as a house.
  3. The young girl played with her puppy.
  4. The young girl smiled broadly.
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Grade 9 Poetic Devices
Grade 9 Idiom
A shoulder to cry on is someone who                           
  1. listens to your problems.
  2. shares their food with you.
  3. has a bath every week.
Grade 9 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8
What Sentence might provide the BEST EVIDENCE for the following controlling idea.

"Before the crusades brought in new food and new flavors from outside, food in the Middle Ages was more varied for the richer population than that of the poor"
  1. "In fact, when you were eating in a medieval castle, the salt would be on the table in a huge fancy salt cellar, and the rich people would sit near the salt so they could use it, while the poor people sat further down the long table and couldn't use the salt." (Paragraph 3)
  2. "In the Middle Ages in Europe, what people ate depended a lot on how rich they were." (Paragraph 1)
  3. "They grew herbs like parsley, chives, basil and rosemary to flavor their food." (Paragraph 2)
  4. "...they had spices to put on their food, expensive spices that had to come all the way from India like pepper and cinnamon." (Paragraph 3)
Grade 9 Alliteration
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
  1. "silence was unbroken"
  2. "all my soul within me burning"
  3. "no living human being"
  4. "nodded, nearly napping"
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