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Language Arts Review (Grade 6)

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Language Arts Review

Choose a synonym for the word in all caps in the following sentence:
"Ugh! This is my best dress," WAILED Linda when she slipped in the mud.
  1. fished
  2. whispered
  3. cried
  4. said
Daniel is reading a scary book. It reminds him of the movie he just saw about zombies. Daniel is using what reading strategy?
  1. predicting
  2. summarizing
  3. inferring
  4. making connections
Comparing things using 'like' or 'as' is a                .
  1. metaphor
  2. simile
  3. personification
  4. hyperbole
The plot of a story can best described as
  1. the main people or animals in a story.
  2. the events that occur in a story.
  3. where the story takes place.
  4. who wrote the story.
Which of these words is spelled correctly?
  1. ecept
  2. exccept
  3. except
  4. exept
The line "Silent silky strings, soundless, song less" is an example of what type of figurative language?
  1. Alliteration
  2. Hyperbole
  3. Personification
  4. Metaphor
Complete the sentence with the correct possessive noun.
The                 stomping was heard across the prairie.
  1. oxens
  2. oxens'
  3. oxens's
  4. oxen's
Which one of the following items has no mistakes in capitalization?
  1. do you know where Sarah is? She promised to help me.
  2. Show me your new game. is it your favorite?
  3. Ramon needs a new backpack. Tell him where you got yours.
  4. Why did Samantha leave early? did she have a doctor's appointment?
Choose the word in the following sentence that the adverb modifies and label it as an adjective or adverb.

Extremely hot ash and lava buried the city.
  1. extremely; adverb
  2. hot; adjective
  3. buried; adjective
  4. city; adverb
A microscope makes things look larger.
  1. True
  2. False
A "ballad" is a...
  1. a five-line poem
  2. tells a story
  3. consists of two lines that rhyme and expresses a complete thought
  4. a humorous five-line poem
What is the correct contraction for "what is?"
  1. wha's
  2. what's
  3. what'
  4. whet's
What pair of words completes the following sentence correctly?

The                   of the                   were working quietly.
  1. wifes, man
  2. wives, man
  3. wives, men
  4. none of the above
Twilight was a                 movie, it left me with an "ehh" feeling.
  1. atrocious
  2. mediocre
  3. gross
  4. comical
How does the narrator switch between the thoughts of two different characters throughout the book?
  1. writing the character's name in big, bold letters
  2. Mr. Czerkis pauses the tape and tells us
  3. there is a picture of the character on the page
  4. large spacing between paragraphs
  5. none of the above
A "couplet" is...
  1. a three-line poem with five syllables in the first and third line
  2. a group of four lines with a rhyming pattern
  3. a five-line humorous poem
  4. two lines that rhyme and express a complete thought
When advertisers use body image(s) to attract perspective buyers and promote their products, this propaganda technique is called:
  1. Omission of Facts
  2. Red-Herring
  3. Loaded Words
  4. Sex Appeal
Which sentence is correct?
  1. The soccer ball.
  2. Did you see the soccer ball roll quickly across the field?
  3. Running toward the goalie.
  4. Sitting quietly concentrating on her assignment.
Snakes are apodal. They slither rather than walk.
What does apodal mean?
  1. having four feet
  2. having two feet
  3. having no feet
  4. having two hands
Sally fell on her "tush" while roller skating. Tush means:
  1. arm
  2. head
  3. bottom
  4. back
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