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Common Core Standard L.7.1b Questions

Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

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Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Identify the complex sentence.
  1. Because we were stumped for a while, we became very discouraged.
  2. We all really like Jeff's suggestion.
  3. Who doesn't want someone else to wash their pet, clean their house, and mow their lawn?
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, L.7.1, L.7.1b, L.7.3
Why should you use compound sentences?
  1. to connect ideas
  2. to add detail
  3. to contrast information
  4. all of the above
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Which choice correctly changes the following simple sentence into a complex sentence?

We visited the zoo.
  1. We visited the zoo, but we didn't see any monkeys.
  2. We visited the zoo because we wanted to see the lions.
  3. We visited the zoo and the aquarium.
  4. We visited the zoo during the summer.
Grade 7 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
While Mario talked to Jennifer, Jorge talked to Jose.

What does the above sentence contain?
  1. a dependent clause and an independent clause
  2. two dependent clauses
  3. two independent clauses
  4. a coordinating conjunction
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Which sentence correctly changes the simple sentence into a complex sentence?

I made dinner.
  1. I made dinner and ate it.
  2. After the basketball game, I made dinner.
  3. I made dinner, but burned the rolls.
  4. I made dinner for my family.

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