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OH OCT 2004 Reading Grade9

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  • Which one of the United States Presidents on the chart above was an educator?


    John Adams

    James K. Polk

    Woodrow Wilson

    George Washington



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  • Directions: Use two pieces of paper of the same size. Put one piece of paper on top of the other. Fold the two pieces of paper in half. Staple along the fold at the top and the bottom.

    Which picture above shows that the directions have been followed correctly?




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  • Directions from the park to the concert hall: From the park, turn right onto Evergreen Road. Make a right on Peach Street. When you get to Maple Avenue, turn left. The concert hall is the first building on your right.

    Which of the following letters identifies the location of the concert hall on the map above?


    A
    B
    C
    D


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  • What do the words on line 5 of the application mean?


    the identification number of the bicycle

    how many bicycles you own

    your social security number

    service contract for the bicycle



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  • Which of the following advertising slogans includes the use of propaganda?


    Choco Chocolate Chip Cookies contain at least 10 chips in each cookie.

    Your dishes aren’t clean until you’ve washed them with Shiny’n’Brite.

    Megasmile Toothpaste is now available in a fluoride formula.

    If you find the same car at a lower price than Hal’s, we’ll refund the difference.



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  • “The wealthiest people in America read Dollar Magazine.”

    In what way is the above ad intended to influence those who read it?

    Dollar Magazine.”

    In what way is the above ad intended to influence those who read it?


    People will buy the magazine because they think it will help them make money.

    People will buy the magazine because it will tell them about the lifestyles of the very rich.

    People will turn to this magazine if they need help finding a job.

    People will buy this magazine because it is a good bargain.



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  • Which statement below includes the use of propaganda?




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  • Which one of the following best describes the main idea of this selection?


    Jesse Owens, an Olympic track star, disproved Hitler’s racist theories.

    Jesse Owens, an Olympic athlete, proved that it is easy to become a gold medalist.

    Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper, grew up to be a world-famous Olympic athlete.

    Jesse Owens, an Olympic gold medalist, traveled around the world talking about sports.



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  • Which one of the following is NOT directly stated but is an inference you could make from reading the selection?


    Owens set three world records in one hour.

    Owens burst into national fame while representing Ohio State.

    Jesse Owens was the holder of four Olympic gold medals.

    Owens was nicknamed the “Ambassador of Sports” because of his goodwill trips.



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  • Which one of the following best describes the author’s attitude towards Jesse Owens?


    pride
    disbelief

    curiosity

    sadness


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  • If the author had made this selection longer, which of the following would NOT be likely to be included?


    information about Owens’ philosophy of brotherhood and equality

    a more detailed description of Owens’ father

    information about other great athletes

    details about Owens’ work in the automotive industry in Detroit



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  • Which one of the following is the best summary of this selection for high school athletes?


    Jesse Owens couldn’t get a decent job after the Olympics.

    Jesse Owens always strove to achieve athletic greatness.

    Jesse Owens was a successful athlete at The Ohio State University.

    Jesse Owens proved Hitler’s theories of a “master race” wrong.



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  • Judy felt that she had to make the movie that night because


    she was studying about the Civil War.

    her parents would be out.

    her friends were expecting to make the movie.

    she wanted to direct the movie.



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  • In paragraph 12 of the selection, ran means


    operated

    raced

    flowed

    governed


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  • If Judy decides to make another movie, she will most likely


    try to get money to make costumes.

    get someone else to write the script.

    ask her teacher for more help.

    make sure that her parents will be home.



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  • As Judy’s parents left, what did they suggest that Judy and her friends do that evening?


    write a script for their movie

    rehearse their parts

    read a book about moviemaking

    load film into the video camera



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  • What is the main idea of this passage?


    Judy learns how to use her parents' new video camera.

    Judy's social studies class learns about the Civil War.

    Judy has a dilemma over trying to obey her parents and please her friends.

    Judy asks her friends to help her complete a big social studies project.



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  • Which sentence best tells what the selection is mainly about?


    Specially designed storms and deserts meet the needs of various zoo animals.

    Changes in zoo design and animal care have made zoo animals become more active and behave more naturally.

    In the future, zoos will cease to exist because all captive animals will be returned directly to the wild.

    Chimpanzees who have to use tools to obtain their food from anthills are behaving as they do in the wild.



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  • If the writer had made the selection longer, which of the following would most likely have been included?


    a list of suggestions for hiring zoo employees

    a discussion of changes in the care of farm and domestic animals

    a discussion of how zoo environments can affect other animals in the zoo

    a summary of recent improvements in home aquarium design and the effects of these changes on tropical fish



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  • Which of the following is one of the writer's possible purposes in writing the selection?


    to instruct readers on how to care for wild animals

    to inform readers that changes in zoo design and practices have benefited captive animals

    to entertain readers with examples of tricks performed by captive animals

    to persuade readers to donate money to their local zoo



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  • In paragraph 1 of the selection, refuse means


    protest.

    deny.
    unwilling.
    trash.


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  • If you want to find out if someone understands what this selection is mainly about, which of the following questions would be the best one to ask?


    What did Mr. Reynolds put in his mailbag?

    Where did Mr. Reynolds live?

    What did Stephen and Michael discover about Mr. Reynolds?

    When did Mr. Reynolds let Stephen and Michael see his backyard?



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  • Which of the following sentences is NOT directly stated but is an inference you could make from the selection?


    Mr. Reynolds knew why the boys were following him.

    The boys had known Mr. Reynolds since they were in elementary school.

    Mr. Reynolds had built a fantasyland out of rocks and discarded things.

    Stephen and Michael stayed and talked to Mr. Reynolds.



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  • Why are roll-up garage doors the most popular type of garage doors today?


    They swing out on heavy hinges.

    They can be pushed to the side on tracks.

    They are easy to operate.

    They are ventilated through windows.



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  • Which of the following best states the main idea of the selection?


    The garage is as complex and expensive as the car inside it.

    Garages began as simple barns and utilitarian outbuildings.

    The garage is a structure that has gone through many changes.

    Garages are made from mail-order prefabricated building kits.



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  • Which of the following is an opinion expressed in the selection, not a fact?


    " . . . Garages had windows to provide ventilation as well as light."

    "[Garages are] . . . sometimes ornamental and more often not."

    "Garages eventually grew in size to accommodate larger cars."

    "Garages have had different looks through the years."



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  • Architects would be most interested in the selection’s material on


    the growing ownership of garages.

    reasons that garages came into common use.

    ornamental and functional detailing in garages.

    the history of personal transportation in America.



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  • Which of the following best defines razing as it is used in paragraph 6 of the selection?


    blocking

    burning

    evacuating

    demolishing



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  • Where was the Nasser family when they heard about the tornado warning?


    in their home

    in their neighbor’s house

    at the community center

    at the high school gymnasium



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  • Which of the following shows a correct sequence of events as presented in the selection?

    Stephen and Michael learn that Mr. Reynolds is an artist.

    Stephen and Michael follow Mr. Reynolds along his route.

    Mr. Reynolds shows Stephen and Michael his fantasyland.

    Mr. Reynolds shows Stephen and Michael his fantasyland.

    Stephen and Michael follow Mr. Reynolds along his route.

    Stephen and Michael learn that Mr. Reynolds is an artist.

    Mr. Reynolds shows Stephen and Michael his fantasyland.

    Stephen and Michael learn that Mr. Reynolds is an artist.

    Stephen and Michael follow Mr. Reynolds along his route.

    Stephen and Michael follow Mr. Reynolds along his route.

    Mr. Reynolds shows Stephen and Michael his fantasyland.

    Stephen and Michael learn that Mr. Reynolds is an artist.



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  • Which of the following best describes what the selection is mainly about?


    A tornado destroys part of the Nasser family's roof.

    Samir's posters and novels are ruined by a tornado.

    The Nasser family establishes an emergency shelter after a tornado wrecks their neighborhood.

    Samir realizes that his family is more valuable than the possessions destroyed by a tornado.



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  • The town of Adjuntas is a center for citron production because


    the local government has subsidized the citron industry.

    its rainy climate is ideal for the growing of citrons.

    citrons require large amounts of sunshine.

    the fruit is made into candy there.



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  • In the passage, the citron is described as a "mystery fruit." Which of the following details supports that claim?


    Citrons have been prized since Roman times.

    Most citrons are grown in Puerto Rico.

    Many people have never seen or heard of citrons.

    The recipe for growing citrons is a closely guarded secret.



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  • The author most likely wrote this article


    as an advertisement for the citron industry.

    to convince people to become citron growers.

    to explain why citron has very few uses.

    to instruct readers about the production and uses of citron.



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  • Based on the passage, once the citrons are harvested, how much time passes before they are diced and packed into barrels?


    only a few days

    about ten days

    about three months

    about one year



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  • The story tells some events in Sko's life. Choose the answer that lists these events in the correct order.


    Sko got a white crystal crust.

    Sko's family was hungry.

    Sko and his family sat licking their fingers.

    Sko's family was hungry.

    Sko got a white crystal crust.

    Sko and his family sat licking their fingers.

    Sko and his family sat licking their fingers.

    Sko got a white crystal crust.

    Sko's family was hungry.

    Sko's family was hungry.

    Sko and his family sat licking their fingers.

    Sko got a white crystal crust.



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  • Sko dropped the section of the bulb into the stewpot because he


    wanted to make the stew taste better.

    was tired from hunting a whole day.

    had seen other people do the same.

    had frequently done this before.



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  • Imagine that the narrator continues telling this story. Which of these would be the most logical, appropriate, and well-connected topic for him to include?


    the need for a water source for a tribe

    the next stage of Sko’s growth as a chef

    the stomach pains caused by eating bulbs

    the hunting skills of the rest of Sko’s tribe



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  • Which of the following statements best describes what the selection is about?


    Sko made a great discovery about hunting for food.

    Sko made a great discovery about hunger for food.

    Sko made a great discovery about making food taste better.

    Sko made a great discovery about the sound that meant food.



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