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  • At what time of day does this story begin?


    Early evening
    Sunrise
    Late night
    Noon


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  • What is the most likely reason that Sam is on the mountain?


    He was looking for his friend Clete.

    He was running away from his problems.

    He was looking for the creek.

    He got lost while he was hiking.



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  • What is the most likely thing that Sam will do next?


    Go back to the creek

    Have another nightmare

    Hunt for food

    Go home



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  • What provides the best evidence that Sam’s ankle is sprained but not broken?


    The pain was bearable.

    The swelling was going down.

    He was able to stand on it.

    He was able to sleep.



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  • In the article, it talks about how "the liquid is at equilibrium." What does equilibrium mean in this phrase?


    Likely to bubble up

    Confused and unorganized

    Fizzy

    In balance



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  • Which of these is the “$34 billion industry” the author refers to?


    Physics

    Champagne manufacturing

    Soda pop manufacturing

    Tunnel building



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  • Which of these is the most accurate and complete statement about when soda pop will be fizzy?


    Anytime there are gas bubbles in the pop

    When most gas molecules are flowing into the bubbles

    When most gas molecules are flowing out of the bubbles

    When the pop is opened high on a mountaintop or deep under the sea



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  • The author says that “the wine popped in their stomachs, distended their vests, and all but frothed from their ears.” This description is an example of


    foreshadowing
    irony
    a simile
    imagery


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  • Given that this is an article about soda pop bubbles, why would the author tell the story about the men drinking champagne in the tunnel under the Thames River?


    To demonstrate the effects of air pressure on different liquids

    To show one reason why, even in Europe, people drink more soda pop than champagne

    Because the bubbles in the champagne are affected the same way as those in soda pop, so the example helps show how pop bubbles work

    It’s a funny story about bubbles, even if it doesn’t have much to do with the topic.



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  • The "Ad dollars and teen smokers" chart suggests that


    at least 24 percent of the citizens of the United States smoke.

    Camel and Newport spend about the same amount of money on advertising.

    Marlboro has over half the market share of teenage smokers.

    Kool doesn't advertise to teenagers.



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  • According to the chart, "Where new smokers come from," which statement is true of high school seniors?


    The smoking rate hit an all-time low in 1990.

    Only about 20 percent smoked in 1984.

    Seniors usually smoked for only 30 days.

    Smoking increased after 1992.



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  • According to the chart, “Where new smokers come from,” which statement is true of adult smokers?


    1993 had one of the lowest rates on the chart.

    More adults smoked in 1988 than in 1976.

    The lowest rate occurred in 1989.

    Fewer adults smoked in 1985 than in 1989.



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  • The information in this selection best supports the idea that


    most teenagers are too independent to be influenced by others about such things as their friends and their choices of cigarette brands.

    even though they have tried, researchers have not yet been able to pinpoint any of the reasons that teens start smoking.

    people who create cigarette advertising are very aware of how to influence teenagers.

    although tobacco companies spend a lot of money on advertising, it doesn’t really affect the buying habits of most American teenagers.



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  • This selection probably came from


    a magazine that deals with current issues.

    the biography of a teenage smoker.

    one of a series of young adult novels.

    a medical textbook.



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  • The author begins this passage with a quotation. The effect of this is to


    create a personal touch in which smokers don't seem like mere statistics.

    convince the reader of the validity of the statements that will follow.

    give facts to readers about smoking rates.

    introduce the speaker as an authority on the effects of advertising on teenage smokers.



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  • Where in the library would you be likely to find this book?


    With books about how to communicate with hearing-impaired people

    With true adventure stories

    With nonfiction books

    With novels for young people



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  • Which of the following best describes Sorrow’s character?


    Thoughtful about her situation

    Always carefree about life

    Complaining that she can’t speak

    Jealous of other kids



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  • Pinch’s dad tells him that Sorrow’s maw and paw “spent more time hauling her to city hospitals than the law allows.” This means that


    Sorrow was taken illegally to the hospital.

    Pinch’s father thinks that Sorrow should have been treated at home.

    Sorrow’s parents had tried many places to get help for her.

    they took Sorrow to the hospitals in a police car.



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  • Which of the following actually happened before the other three?


    The reader learns that Sorrow’s paw died.

    The reader learns that Sorrow has brown eyes.

    The reader learns that Sorrow can dance.

    The reader learns that Sorrow pounds on things when she is angry.



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  • The phrase “as acidic as lemon juice” is an example of


    a simile.

    onomatopoeia.

    an exaggerated statement.

    satire.



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  • The article talks about materials that “can neutralize acids before they enter the water.” As used in this sentence, the word neutralize means


    erase
    reinforce

    mix up

    eliminate the effects of something



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  • What causes sulfur dioxide to change into sulfuric acid?


    Combining it with water vapor

    Exposing it to carbonic acid

    Giving it a low pH

    Combining it with oxides of nitrogen



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  • If you had a liquid that was not at all acidic, which of these pH values could it have?


    0
    1
    5
    7


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  • What do you think the author wants the reader to believe after reading this passage?


    Liming is a good solution to the acid rain problem.

    Better pesticides need to be invented to stop pollution caused by insects.

    Acid rain is a complex problem that we all need to be concerned about.

    We need to find alternative sources of water to replace polluted ones.



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