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Reading Review Grade 9 (Grade 9)

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Reading Review Grade 9

1. 
A poem with no regular pattern on line length is called:
  1. lyric
  2. narrative
  3. ode
  4. free verse
2. 
What part of a story is the author's feelings?
  1. tone
  2. mood
  3. plot
  4. setting
3. 
Which is a song-like narrative poem, traditionally transmitted orally?
  1. ballad
  2. free verse
  3. ode
  4. lyric
4. 
Read the excerpt from a poem.

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.
5. 
Divide and Conquer

Your body's skin cells are constantly regenerating and replacing the older skin cells that make up the most superficial layer of your skin. This helps to explain why, when you experience a minor injury to the outermost layer of skin, or epidermis, the healing process takes places so rapidly. When you get a shallow cut or scrape, the cells around the perimeter of the wound literally "divide and conquer." First, they split off from adjacent cells and begin to divide and multiply, while the epidermal cells now left along the outer edge of the wound do the same. As the cells multiply, they begin to travel across the wound, converging with other cells. For most small wounds, after several days a bridge of new skin cells will have formed over the wound; however, this process may take slightly longer for broader wounds.

Which sentence from the article best shows a comparison and contrast?
  1. When you get a shallow cut or scrape, the cells around the perimeter of the wound literally "divide and conquer."
  2. First, they split off from adjacent cells and begin to divide and multiply, while the epidermal cells now left along the outer edge of the wound do the same.
  3. As the cells multiply, they begin to travel across the wound, converging with other cells.
  4. For most small wounds, after several days a bridge of new skin cells will have formed over the wound; however, this process may take slightly longer for broader wounds.
6. 
"Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" (Hughes).

The words up and sun represent which sound device?
  1. Alliteration
  2. Assonance
  3. Rhyme
  4. Imagery
7. 
Is it a fact or an opinion?

Students who are caught cheating in college can be kicked out of the university without a refund.
  1. Fact
  2. Opinion
8. 
What is the tone of the following passage?
The alarm buzzed. Jordan smashed her fist down on it--hard. It flew off the nightstand and bounced off her cat, Armstrong.
  1. Outraged
  2. Caustic
  3. Ambivalent
  4. Apathetic
9. 
Apple An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Studies show that eating just one apple a day significantly reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people over 60 years old.

Buy your Green Co. Apples today.


Which choice best explains how this advertisement appeals to logos?
  1. It includes the results of a medical study.
  2. It uses the name of a specific brand of apples.
  3. It describes the alternatives of not eating an apple.
  4. It provides information about the audience it is targeting.
10. 
This is Gus.

Gus has been at the local animal shelter for three days.

Did you know that a puppy that spends more than three days in a shelter is 10 times more likely to be euthanized before it reaches one year of age?

Don't let that happen to Gus.

Bring home Gus or another lonely shelter animal today.

Which statement best explains why the advertisement includes a picture of the puppy?
  1. The picture helps the audience connect emotionally with the puppy.
  2. The picture fills up otherwise white space in the advertisement.
  3. The picture shows the audience the type of dogs that can be adopted.
  4. The picture incorporates a famous canine to help draw attention to the advertisement.
11. 
Heather can't decide whether or not to do her homework or watch a movie. What is she experiencing?
  1. man vs. nature conflict
  2. man vs. man conflict
  3. man vs. self conflict
  4. man vs. society conflict
12. 
While reading a newspaper article about a man convicted of physically abusing his small puppy, I became very angry. This is an example of
  1. Reacting to a Text
  2. Connecting to a Text
13. 
"They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay"

These lines from Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," can be described as which literary device?
  1. hyperbole
  2. end rhyme
  3. allegory
  4. anaphora
14. 
A newspaper column has this title:

"Being happy in life is a matter of personal perspective"

Choose all the ideas you are likely to find in this column.
  1. There is only one way in this life for anyone to be happy.
  2. Everyone in life has a different view of happiness.
  3. Happiness is an individual state of mind.
  4. Every individual has to decide what makes him or her happy.
  5. People are generally unhappy.
  6. How a person views life is what generally decides what makes him or her happy.
  7. A person can only be happy if he or she has a lot of money.
  8. Happiness is an illusion.
15. 
"The paint and paper look as if a boys' school had used it. It is stripped off—the paper—in great patches all around the head of my bed, about as far as I can reach, and in a great place on the other side of the room low down. I never saw a worse paper in my life. One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin."

What is the tone of this paragraph from The Yellow Wallpaper?
  1. Joyful
  2. Relaxed
  3. Unhappy
  4. Fearful
16. 
When an author fully develops many character traits of a character, the character is considered to be a/an                character.
  1. flat
  2. round
  3. dynamic
  4. static
17. 
The swimming coach tells Kim that she needs to work harder if she wants to make the swim team next year. The coach says that Kim is not fast enough. When Kim's mother picks her up, she asks Kim how things went at practice. Fighting back tears, Kim tells her mother practice was great.

Which statement most accurately describes Kim?
  1. She tries to hide her feelings.
  2. She doesn't like hard work.
  3. She thinks she is a great swimmer.
  4. She doesn't want to swim anymore.
18. 
Introduces the story's characters, setting, and conflict.
  1. Exposition
  2. Rising Action
  3. Climax
  4. Falling Action
  5. Resolution
19. 
Storytellers and poets of long ago did not write down the tales they told. Instead, they learned the stories and poems of their culture from others and recited them from memory.

What is the term for this?
  1. cultural experiences
  2. archetypes
  3. oral tradition
  4. theme
20. 
Which of the following is NOT a signal word for cause or effect?
  1. Therefore
  2. So
  3. And
  4. Because

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