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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
A comparison of two or more things using LIKE or AS is a
  1. simile.
  2. rhyme.
  3. metaphor.
  4. hyperbole.
Which of these words is spelled correctly?
  1. ecept
  2. exccept
  3. except
  4. exept
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.
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
What is a ballad?
  1. a five line poem
  2. a humorous poem
  3. a poem that tells a story
  4. a poem that consists of two lines that rhyme
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
What is a couplet?
  1. a five-line poem that is humorous
  2. a group of four lines with a rhyming pattern
  3. a three-line poem with five syllables in the first and third line
  4. a poem with two lines that rhyme and express a complete thought
Sometimes advertisers use body image(s) to attract perspective buyers and promote their products. What is this propaganda technique called?
  1. Omission of Facts
  2. Loaded Words
  3. Red-Herring
  4. Sex Appeal
Which sentence is correct?
  1. The soccer ball.
  2. The soccer ball rolled 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. What does TUSH mean?
  1. arm
  2. back
  3. head
  4. bottom
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