STUDENT NAME

STATE-DEVELOPED ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT

INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL 7 WRITING MATHEMATICS READING

Administered Spring 2003
Copyright © 2003, Texas Education Agency. All rights reserved. Reproduction of all or portions of this work is prohibited without express written permission from Texas Education Agency.

WRITING

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DIRECTIONS Read the passage. Then choose the answer that shows which word or words should go in each blank space.

SAMPLE A

Julia clutched the letter --(SA-1)-- to her chest as she walked along the icy sidewalk toward the mailbox. The cold wind cut through her coat, and she imagined how nice and warm it probably was in Mexico City, where her brother Mario now lived. She and her brother --(SA-2)-- very close, and both loved to run. He had won many medals in high school and college. She knew he would be surprised when he opened her letter and found out that she --(SA-3)-- first place at the district track meet.
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SA-1

A

more tighter

B* tightly C D most tight tightlier

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SA-2

F* were G was

H is J has been

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SA-3

A B

wins will win

C* had won D was winning

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DIRECTIONS Read the passage. You will see three underlined parts. Choose the answer that shows the best way to write each underlined part. If an underlined part should not be rewritten, choose “No mistake.”

SAMPLE B

As Ned polished the wood floors at the roller rink, his boss Mrs. Jackson told him that she had once been a professional skater. She offered to teach Ned to skate she (SB-1) would teach him in exchange for some extra work. Even though Ned lacked confidence, he quickly learned to skate. Then Mrs. Jackson introduced Ned to Reba. (SB-2) Reba was one of her skating students. Mrs. Jackson suggested that Reba and Ned try partner skating. Ned was doubtful until he learned that before Mrs. Jackson had coached her, Reba had also lacked confidence. Now Reba needed a skating partner. A job polishing floors had given Ned the opportunity to try things. That he had never (SB-3) even thought possible.
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SB-1

F

She offering to teach Ned to skate in exchange for some extra work. She offered. To teach Ned to skate in exchange for some extra work.

G

H* She offered to teach Ned to skate in exchange for some extra work. J No mistake

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SB-2

A

Because Mrs. Jackson introduced Ned to Reba, she was one of her skating students. Then Mrs. Jackson introduced Ned to Reba and one of her skating students. After Mrs. Jackson introduced Ned to Reba, Reba was one of her skating students.

B

C

D* Then Mrs. Jackson introduced Ned to Reba, one of her skating students.
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SB-3

F

A job polishing floors and giving Ned the opportunity to try things. He had never even thought possible.

G* A job polishing floors had given Ned the opportunity to try things that he had never even thought possible. H A job polishing floors. It had given Ned the opportunity to try things that he had never even thought possible. J No mistake

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DIRECTIONS Read the passage. You will see three underlined parts. If an underlined part has a mistake in it, choose the answer that corrects the mistake. If the underlined part does not have a mistake in it, choose “No mistake.”

SAMPLE C

Remember to look for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes.

Can you imagine beetles that are seven inches long and are able to lift five-pound bags of sugar. People in South America can because their rain forests are (SC-1) home to giant insects known as Hercules beetles. These beetles are named for Hercules the extremely strong man of Greek myths. Male Hercules beetles are (SC-2) also called rhinoceros beetles because they have horns. Even though these beetles appear to be fierce, they do not hurt humans. They do not even bite or pinch! (SC-3)
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SC-1

A* sugar? B C D Peeple south No mistake

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F* Hercules, G extreemely

H greek J No mistake

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SC-3

A B C

apear fierce Humans.

D* No mistake
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DIRECTIONS Read each passage. Then choose the answer that shows which word or words should go in each blank space.

Orangutans live high in the treetop canopy of the rain forest in Borneo. Finding enough food to eat is an everyday challenge for orangutans. When temperatures are --(1)-- , a large number of trees produce fruit at the same time, and orangutans enjoy a feast of fruits and seeds. Not only are fruits more abundant then, but they are also --(2)-- to find than at any other time. Such times, unfortunately, --(3)-- rare. More often, orangutans have to eat lower-quality foods. At those times their diet consists of certain types of leaves, stems, and tree bark.
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1 A B C

favorably favorite favor

D* favorable
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2 F* easier G H J easy easiest more easier

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3 A

is

B* are C D was has been

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Chris had been waiting all day for this moment. He listened to the roller-coaster cars --(4)-- creak up the track. When the cars reached the top of the first hill, he looked around. He could see the whole amusement park below. He took a deep breath and held on tightly to the bar in front of --(5)--. How could something that was so fun be so frightening at the same time? Chris raised his arms and --(6)-- as the roller coaster raced down the hill.
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4 F G H

slow slower slowest

J* slowly
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5 A

he

B* him C D himself his

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6 F G

screams will scream

H* screamed J is screaming

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I’ll never forget the day my dad visited my classroom. Although I knew he planned to be there, I still felt a bit strange. When I arrived at class, Dad was already there and seated. I felt slightly embarrassed as we spoke. I --(7)-- down. I hoped Mr. Kwan, my teacher, would not call on me during class, but --(8)-- did anyway. To my surprise I was calm and answered the questions from the homework without my voice shaking. Soon I felt --(9)-- because a quick glance at Dad showed me that he was proud of me.
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7 A B C

sit have sat will sit

D* sat
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8 F G

they she

H* he J we

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9 A* better B C D best bestest more better

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DIRECTIONS Read each passage. You will see three underlined parts. Choose the answer that shows the best way to write each underlined part. If an underlined part should not be rewritten, choose “No mistake.”

One stormy night in 1881, 15-year-old Kate Shelley heard a frightening crash. She rushed out of her Iowa farmhouse. And found that the nearby railroad (10) bridge had collapsed. In the water below, two men struggled beside a wrecked engine. Kate had to get help for the men. She had to warn oncoming trains. She ran for (11) miles and crawled in the darkness across another railroad bridge. Finally, exhausted and bleeding, she reached the train station and sounded the alarm. Today the railroad bridge across the Des Moines River is called the Kate Shelley (12) Memorial Bridge, it is because of Kate’s courage.
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She rushed out of her Iowa farmhouse. Finding that the nearby railroad bridge had collapsed.

G* She rushed out of her Iowa farmhouse and found that the nearby railroad bridge had collapsed. H She rushed out of her Iowa farmhouse she found that the nearby railroad bridge had collapsed. No mistake

J

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Kate had to get help for the men, or she had to warn oncoming trains.

B* Kate had to get help for the men and warn oncoming trains. C D Kate had to get help and warn the men and oncoming trains. Kate had to get help for the men, and Kate had to warn oncoming trains.

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12 F* Today the railroad bridge across the Des Moines River is called the Kate Shelley Memorial Bridge because of Kate’s courage. G Today the railroad bridge across the Des Moines River. It is called the Kate Shelley Memorial Bridge because of Kate’s courage. Today the railroad bridge across the Des Moines River is called the Kate Shelley Memorial Bridge. Because of Kate’s courage. No mistake

H

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Angela’s social studies class was studying crops. Of the southern states. (13) Ms. Wilkins, Angela’s teacher, asked each of the students to draw a picture that showed something about a crop. Tanisha was drawing a field of peanuts. Van was (14) drawing peach trees in bloom. Angela decided to draw a cotton plant with a cotton boll. She drew the sharp tips on the boll that make picking cotton by hand very painful. Her picture also showed how the cotton seeds are hidden, they are hidden (15) throughout the fluffy white cotton. Angela’s class learned many important facts about southern agriculture by looking at the pictures.
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13 A

Angela’s social studies class studying crops of the southern states. Angela’s social studies class. Was studying crops of the southern states.

B

C* Angela’s social studies class was studying crops of the southern states. D No mistake

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14 F

Tanisha was drawing a field of peanuts, or Van was drawing peach trees in bloom. Tanisha was drawing a field of peanuts unless Van was drawing peach trees in bloom. Tanisha was drawing, and what she was drawing was a field of peanuts, and what Van was drawing was peach trees in bloom.

G

H

J* Tanisha was drawing a field of peanuts, and Van was drawing peach trees in bloom.
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15 A

Her picture also showed how the cotton seeds are hidden. Throughout the fluffy white cotton.

B* Her picture also showed how the cotton seeds are hidden throughout the fluffy white cotton. C Her picture also showing how the cotton seeds are hidden throughout the fluffy white cotton. No mistake

D

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Jake had never been very good at snow skiing. Skis seemed clumsy to him because they were so long. When the ski season opened, he tried snowboarding for the first time. Hoping he would like it more than snow skiing. On the first day he (16) tried a short, wide snowboard. He quickly learned to stay centered over the board (17) he learned to keep his upper body still. He raced back and forth down the snowy slopes. Jake thought snowboarding was like skateboarding. The jumps and spins (18) were the same. He realized he had found his favorite sport at last.
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16 F

He hoped he would. Like it more than snow skiing. He hoped he would like it. More than snow skiing.

G

H* He hoped he would like it more than snow skiing. J No mistake

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17 A* He quickly learned to stay centered over the board and to keep his upper body still. B He quickly learned to stay centered over the board. To keep his upper body still. He quickly learned to stay centered over the board, he learned to keep his upper body still. No mistake

C

D

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18 F

Jake thought snowboarding jumps and spins were like skateboarding jumps and spins and were the same. Jake thought snowboarding was like skateboarding, and the jumps and spins were the same in skateboarding and in snowboarding.

G

H* Jake thought snowboarding was like skateboarding because the jumps and spins were the same. J Jake thought snowboarding, the jumps and spins, was like skateboarding because of them.

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In 1295 Marco Polo returned home to Italy after a 24-year journey. He had visited China during his travels. Polo brought home some very valuable items. (19) Including jade, ivory, and silk. According to legend, he also brought home a recipe for “water ice,” a frozen dessert much like the sherbet we eat today. People in Italy had never before eaten such a dessert. The Italians added fruits and spices to the (20) recipe. They made a variety of flavors. Later, cooks started adding cream to the recipe. They froze the mixture they made ice cream. Many people liked the dessert (21) better with cream than with just water. Ice cream became a popular dessert.
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Polo brought home some very valuable items, including jade. Ivory and silk. Polo brought home some very valuable items, he brought jade, ivory, and silk.

B

C* Polo brought home some very valuable items, including jade, ivory, and silk. D No mistake
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20 F* The Italians added fruits and spices to the recipe to make a variety of flavors. G The Italians added fruits and spices to the recipe after making a variety of flavors. The Italians to make a variety of flavors added fruits and spices to the recipe. The Italians added fruits, spices, and a recipe to a variety of flavors to make it.

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21 A

They froze the mixture. And made ice cream.

B* They froze the mixture and made ice cream. C Freezing the mixture and making ice cream. No mistake

D

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DIRECTIONS Read each passage. You will see three underlined parts. If an underlined part has a mistake in it, choose the answer that corrects the mistake. If an underlined part does not have a mistake in it, choose “No mistake.”

Remember to look for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes.

Liza did not know what to expect. It was the first time she had ever been invited to ride on a boat. “I wonder if I’ll get seasick,” she thought. As she packed her bag for the saturday outing, she started worrying more (22) and more about getting sick. She worried so much that she started to get a stomachache. “Maybe I shouldn’t go, she told her friend. (23) “Nonsense,” said Bethany. “You should come. If you get sick, we’ll come back to shore.” Finally Liza agreed. Once she was aboard the boat that afternoon, she felt much better. “A swimming raft is much bumpyer than this boat!” (24) she exclaimed.
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23 A

“maybe

B* go,” C D freind. No mistake

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24 F G

A Raft

H* bumpier J No mistake

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Remember to look for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes.

My friend Rachel would love to go to Paris, france. Of course, she (25) realizes it will be years before she will be able to go. I said, “Don’t worry. I have an idea.” During lunch we went to our school library. We checked out CD-ROMs that we could use for research on the librarys computers. We found (26) a guide to the major sights and museums of Paris on CD-ROM, and we visited all the famous landmarks in Paris. Rachel decided that until she (27) could really go to Paris, this was the best way to see the city.
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Paris

B* France. C D corse, No mistake

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26 F

reserch

G* library’s H J Computers. No mistake

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27 A B C

visitted famous’ Landmarks

D* No mistake
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Pete wanted to make his mother a bird feeder for her birthday. For weeks Pete had saved his alowance so that he could order the kit he had seen in (28) the newspaper. When the kit finally arrived, Pete worked hard on the bird feeder. His mother was delighted with her present. After she filled the feeder with birdseed Pete hung it from a tree branch outside the kitchen window. For the (29) first few days, no birds came to the feeder. Pete began to wonder whether he had done something wrong. However, the next afternoon his mother exclaimed, “look, the birds are here!” She and Pete watched the birds busily (30) eating their dinner.
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28 F G

Weeks his’

H* allowance J No mistake

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29 A* birdseed, B C D Tree bransh No mistake

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30 F

esclaimed,

G* “Look, H J here?” No mistake

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In 1975 Cathy and Kenneth Brugger were helping scientists look for the winter home of the monarch butterfly. While searching in the fir forests near Mexico City, they found something truely amazing. Tens of millions of orange-and-black (31) monarch butterflies covered the trees there. Butterflies still come to this spot from November to March. Theyre protected (32) from rain and snow by the fir trees. Scientists have estimated that there are as many as four million butterflies per acre. Where do all these butterflies come from? They migrate from Canada and the Great Lakes region of the United States. Some (33) travel more than 3,000 miles!
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city, something,

C* truly D No mistake

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32 F

march.

G* They’re H J protectted No mistake

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33 A B C

migrait canada Lakes,

D* No mistake
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Your school is considering whether to allow fast-food restaurants to serve food in the school cafeteria. What is your position on this issue? Write a letter to your principal stating your position and supporting it with convincing reasons. Be sure to explain your reasons in detail.
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MATHEMATICS

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DIRECTIONS Read each question and choose the best answer.

SAMPLE A

Mr. Smith mailed 82 letters on Monday and 31 letters on Tuesday. Find the number of letters Mr. Smith mailed in all.

82
A B C 51 95 111

31

D* 113
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MATHEMATICS CHART
FORMULA CHART
Perimeter Circumference Area square rectangle circle square rectangle triangle trapezoid circle Surface area Volume cube cylinder (lateral) rectangular prism cylinder cube right triangle P = 4s P = 2(l + w) C = 2πr A = s A = lw or A = bh A = A = bh 2
2

1 (b + b 2 )h 2 1 2 A = πr S = 6s S = 2πrh
2

V = lwh 2 V = πr h 3 V = s a + b = c
2 2 2

Pythagorean Theorem

MEASUREMENT CONVERSIONS
METRIC Length 1 kilometer = 1000 meters 1 meter = 100 centimeters 1 centimeter = 10 millimeters CUSTOMARY 1 mile = 1760 yards 1 mile = 5280 feet 1 yard = 3 feet 1 foot = 12 inches 1 gallon = 4 quarts 1 gallon = 128 ounces 1 quart = 2 pints 1 pint = 2 cups 1 cup = 8 ounces 1 ton = 2000 pounds 1 pound = 16 ounces 1 year = 12 months 1 year = 52 weeks 1 year = 365 days 1 week = 7 days 1 day = 24 hours 1 hour = 60 minutes 1 minute = 60 seconds

Volume and Capacity

1 liter = 1000 milliliters

Weight and Mass Time

1 kilogram = 1000 grams 1 gram = 1000 milligrams

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1

At Henry’s Pizza Place, there are 4 different sizes of pizza. They are 10 inches, 18 inches, 12 inches, and 16 inches. Which list shows these measurements in order from smallest to largest? A B 18 in., 16 in., 12 in., 10 in. 10 in., 12 in., 18 in., 16 in.

C* 10 in., 12 in., 16 in., 18 in. D 18 in., 10 in., 16 in., 12 in.

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2 What is the ordered pair for point W?

y
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 –9 –8 –7 –6 –5 –4 –3 –2 –1 0 –1 –2 –3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

x

W

–4 –5 –6 –7 –8 –9

F* (−6, −5) G H J (−6, 5) (−5, −6) (5, −6)
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3 Hillary bought 4 greeting cards. The cards cost $1.75, $2.50, $1.95, and $4.00. What is the mean of these prices? A* $2.55 B C D $2.25 $2.23 $2.22

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4 Angles 3 and 4 are supplementary angles.

4 1 3 2

The measure of angle 4 is 61°. What is the measure of angle 3? F G H 29° 31° 61°

J* 119°
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5 Eilene is training for a marathon. The first week she ran 2.5 miles per day, the second week she ran 5 miles per day, the third week she ran 7.5 miles per day, and the fourth week she ran 10 miles per day. If she continues this pattern, how many miles will she run each day during the fifth week? A B 9.5 mi 10.5 mi

C* 12.5 mi D 15 mi

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6 Mr. Tillson’s garden is rectangular. It measures 6.5 meters long and 5 meters wide. Which is the area of his garden? [ A = lw ] F G H 11.5 m 2 18 m 2 23 m 2

J* 32.5 m 2
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7 Gloria went for a scenic drive. She used a map on which 2 inches represented 30 miles. On the map the total length of Gloria’s drive was 5 inches. What was the actual length of Gloria’s trip in miles? A B C 12 mi 15 mi 60 mi

D* 75 mi
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8 A baseball stadium has 4,850 seats. At yesterday’s game 94% of the seats were sold. How many seats were sold? F 4,756

G* 4,559 H J 3,787 291

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9 What is the value of the expression (80 + 16) ÷ 4 + 20? A 4

B* 44 C D 104 112

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10 A patio table in the shape of a regular hexagon has sides 22 inches long. What is the perimeter of the patio table? [ P = 6l] F G H 44 in. 66 in. 110 in.

J* 132 in.
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11 Look at the solid figure.

Which net (model) best represents the surface area of this solid figure?

A

C

B

D*

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12 This table shows the price of movie tickets.

Number of Movie Tickets 1 2 3 4 5

Price $5.50 $11.00 $16.50 $22.00 x

What is the value of x? F $25.00

G* $27.50 H J $29.50 $33.00

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13 A rectangular tabletop has an area of 1,872 square centimeters. If the width of the tabletop is 39 centimeters, what is its length? [A = lw] A B 897 cm 468 cm

C* 48 cm D 24 cm

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14 The best times in the men’s 200-meter run for the past 4 Summer Olympic Games were 19.80 seconds, 19.75 seconds, 20.01 seconds, and 19.32 seconds. Which list shows the times in order from least to greatest? F 20.01 sec, 19.80 sec, 19.75 sec, 19.80 sec, 19.75 sec, 19.75 sec, 19.80 sec, 19.75 sec, 19.32 sec, 19.32 sec 20.01 sec 20.01 sec 19.80 sec

G* 19.32 sec, H J 19.32 sec, 20.01 sec,

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15 The number of career strikeouts for each of 7 baseball pitchers is given in the table.

Pitcher Bert Blyleven Steve Carlton Walter Johnson Gaylord Perry Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver Don Sutton

Career Strikeouts 3,701 4,136 3,508 3,534 5,714 3,640 3,574

What is the median number of strikeouts earned by these 7 pitchers? A B 2,206 3,534

C* 3,640 D 3,972

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16 The heights in inches of the players on the boys’ basketball team are 69, 72, 73, 68, 73, 75, 73, 74, 75, and 72. Which is the mode of these heights? F G 75 in. 74 in.

H* 73 in. J 72.4 in.

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17 In Ms. Egan’s science class,

17 of the 20 students passed the first test. What percent of the students passed the test? A B 37% 63%

C* 85% D 95%

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18 The face of a kitchen clock has a diameter of 18 centimeters. What is the circumference of the clock face? [C = πd; π ≈ 3.14] F* 56.52 cm G H J 113.04 cm 254.34 cm 1,017.36 cm

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19 Val’s scores on 4 mathematics quizzes this month were 98, 88, 95, and 95. What is the mean of her scores? A 92

B* 94 C D 95 96

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20 Isosceles trapezoid ABCD is similar to isosceles trapezoid WXYZ.

B
5

4

C

X

8

Y

10

A

10

D

W

20

Z

Which of these statements is true? F G ∠B is congruent to ∠Z. ∠A is congruent to ∠X. ∠A is congruent to ∠Y.

H* ∠D is congruent to ∠Z. J

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21 Elizabeth bought 8 oranges for $3.60. At this price, which is the best estimate of the cost of 25 oranges? A $8

B* $12 C D $16 $20

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22 The graph shows how the 1998 production of U.S. coins was divided among pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.

Coins Minted in 1998
Quarters 12% Dimes 15%

Nickels 8% Pennies 65%

Which statement is supported by the information in the graph? F* More pennies were produced than all of the other coins combined. G H J More nickels were produced than dimes. More quarters were produced than dimes. More nickels were produced than quarters.

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23 Audrey had $149.50. Then she tutored 4 students for 1 hour each at $20 per hour. Which expression shows how much money she had altogether after she finished tutoring? A 4 × (149.50 + 20) (149.50 + 4) × 20 149.50 × 4 + 20

B* 149.50 + 4 × 20 C D

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24 In liquid measurements, 1 cup equals 8 ounces, 1 pint equals 16 ounces, and 1 gallon equals 128 ounces. How many pints are in 1 gallon? F* 8 pt G H J 16 pt 32 pt 64 pt

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25 An Arizona mine has ore that contains from 8% to 11% copper. Which could be the total amount of copper in 350 tons of ore? A 10 tons

B* 35 tons C D 50 tons 70 tons

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26 Mr. Ling bought 5 kinds of cheese for a party. The cheese was priced from $2.29 per pound to $5.99 per pound. He bought a total of 10 pounds of cheese. Which could be the total cost of the cheese? F G $11.45 $18.32

H* $45.99 J $82.80

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27 The distance from Memphis to El Paso is about 1,100 miles. This distance is 5 about of the distance between Washington, D.C., and El Paso. 9

Washington, D.C.

Memphis El Paso
N W S E

About how far is it from Washington, D.C., to El Paso? A B 600 mi 900 mi

C* 2,000 mi D 3,100 mi

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28 A survey of the 990 telephone customers in the town of Highland showed that approximately 11% of them have unlisted phone numbers. Which is the best estimate of the number of telephone customers in Highland with unlisted phone numbers? F 70 to 90

G* 91 to 110 H J 111 to 130 131 to 150

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29 Roland divided 48 ounces of hamburger meat into patties that 3 each weighed pound. How many 8 hamburger patties did he have? [1 pound = 16 ounces] A B 16 12

C* 8 D 6

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30 Arden bought a sofa for $1,240. The furniture store allowed her to pay 1 of the 4 price at the time of purchase and to make equal monthly payments of 1 of the remaining balance over the next 6 months. Which expression shows 6 her monthly payment?

F

1,240 ×

1 1 × 4 6 1 1 × 1,240)] × 6 4 1 1 × 1,240)] × 4 6 1 × 1,240)] × 6 4

G* [1,240 − ( H J [1,240 − ( [1,240 − (

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31 Gus owed his sister $25. In order to repay her, he mowed 5 lawns for $18 each last weekend. How much money did he earn? A B $65 $75

C* $90 D $115

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32 Juanita bought 3 pounds of apples and 2

2 pounds of pears. 3

How much change did she receive if she paid for her purchases with a $20 bill? F $16.41

G* $15.31 H J $5.31 $4.69

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33 Marla bought a pair of jeans for $28.79 and a shirt for $16.25. The sales tax was $3.38. What was Marla’s total cost for the clothing, including tax? A B $37.22 $45.04

C* $48.42 D $78.84

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34 Shantay jogged 2.1 miles on Monday, 3.2 miles on Tuesday, 1.4 miles on Wednesday, and 1.2 miles on Thursday. What was the total distance she jogged during those 4 days? F G 6.9 mi 7.8 mi

H* 7.9 mi J 8.9 mi

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35 There are 546 students and 26 teachers at Calhoun Middle School. What is the average number of students per teacher? A 20

B* 21 C D 24 28

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36 Mariah’s class hosted a dance in order to raise money for a class trip. If 83 students attended the dance and tickets cost $5.75, how much money did the class raise? F G $88.75 $477.15

H* $477.25 J $487.25

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37 Charlotte bought 15 roses for $27.75, including tax. Each rose cost the same amount. What was the cost of each rose? A B $1.05 $1.50

C* $1.85 D $1.91

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38 Robert ate 271.3 grams of tomato soup. Luis ate 185.6 grams of tomato soup. How much more soup did Robert eat than Luis ate? F G H 105.7 g 96.7 g 86.7 g

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39 The chart shows the number of students who have graduated from Hadley High School.

Year 1996 1997 1998 1999

Number of Graduates 421 438 406 444

How many students graduated from Hadley High School in these 4 years? A B 1,609 1,699

C* 1,709 D 1,799

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40 Krista gave the clerk a $20 bill to pay for her purchase of $10.82. How much change should Krista have received? F* $9.18 G H J $9.82 $10.18 $10.82

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41 There are 360 players and 24 coaches in a soccer league. What is the average number of players per coach? A B 7 12

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42 A ride on a Ferris wheel takes 3.4 minutes. If Keith rode the Ferris wheel 6 times, for how many minutes did he ride? F* 20.4 min G H J 19.2 min 18.4 min 18 min

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43 The length of the science lab at King Street School is 25.25 feet. The width of the lab is 6.5 feet less than the length. What is the width of the science lab? A B 19.25 ft 19.2 ft

C* 18.75 ft D 17.75 ft

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44 Edward earned $6.50 per hour at a fast-food restaurant. If he worked 17 hours, how much did he earn? F G $52.00 $107.50

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Blue Jays
No matter where you live, you’ve probably seen blue jays. These birds used to live mostly in forests. Now many of them live in our cities, too. From bill to tail, a blue jay is about one foot long. Its wings and tail are bright blue with black and white lines. The rest of its feathers are light gray or blue. Around its neck is a thin black band. On top of its head, blue and black feathers stick up like a little hat. Blue jays are noisy birds. They are part of the crow family. They don’t sing sweetly like many birds do. They squawk loudly! Blue jays have strong bills. This helps them eat many foods. They like to eat bugs, fruits, and nuts. They even eat other birds’ eggs. When other birds hear a blue jay coming, they know it’s time to protect their nests!
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A Very Special Celebration
Every year Jeff Tanner and his family celebrated New Year’s Eve at the home of Jeff ’s friend Mark Romero. The Romeros always prepared a festive Italian dinner that included pasta, and the Tanners brought dessert. The two families would play games until midnight. Then they would wish each other a happy new year. Getting the two families together was a wonderful tradition. This year Jeff and his mother sat in the kitchen to plan the dessert. “What do you think we should take to Mark’s house this year?” asked Jeff ’s mother. “I have a different idea for this year,” Jeff said. “We always go to the Romeros’ for New Year’s, and every year Mr. and Mrs. Romero cook a great meal. They say New Year’s Eve is a great time to remember their Italian heritage. This year I’d like to have the Romeros over to our house.” “Have the Romeros over here?” Jeff ’s mother asked. “That would be a nice change, but what would we cook?” “I want to cook a meal with foods from our heritage,” said Jeff. “We’ve been studying about Kwanzaa in school. It’s a holiday for African Americans to celebrate our heritage. It’s held the last week of the year, and December 31 is the night of the big feast.” “I know about Kwanzaa and some of the rituals people take part in to celebrate our African heritage,” Jeff ’s mother said. “Your idea sounds fun, but what would we eat? I don’t know any stores that sell foods from Africa.” “Many of the foods our ancestors enjoyed are right in our supermarket,” said Jeff. “We could have fish, greens, black-eyed peas, and okra.” “What about dessert?” Jeff ’s mother asked. “The sweet potato is a traditional African American food, so you can make your famous sweet-potato pie. Just the thought of it is enough to whet my appetite,” Jeff said with a grin. “I can’t wait to taste it.” “Jeff,” his mother said, laughing, “I have a feeling you hatched this whole scheme just to get me to bake your favorite pie! All right. Let’s call the Romeros and invite them to our house for New Year’s Eve.”
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1 The author of this passage probably believes that — A B C people should try new kinds of food New Year’s Eve is an unimportant holiday New Year’s Eve should be celebrated with fireworks

3 In this passage, the word rituals means — A B C candles furniture equipment

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4 What is the best SUMMARY of the passage? F* This year Jeff suggests that his family invite the Romeros to a Kwanzaa celebration with a traditional African American dinner. G Fish, greens, black-eyed peas, okra, and sweet potatoes are some traditional African American foods available in the supermarket. Held during the last week in December, Kwanzaa is a celebration that includes eating a feast of traditional African American foods. The Tanners and the Romeros have always celebrated New Year’s Eve by eating a big Italian feast and playing games until midnight.

2 Which word best describes Jeff ? F* Persuasive G H J Sad Thoughtless Thrifty

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Smart Houses
Imagine a house that sounds a buzzer if you forget to take out the garbage or that turns on the lights for you just before you arrive home. Imagine a house that raises and lowers the window shades as the sun moves across the sky. Such houses are not science fiction. They really exist. They are called smart houses, and they are designed to make life simpler and easier for their owners. central control unit without having to rewire their homes.

Too Much of a Good Thing?
Some people wonder whether smart houses are really such a smart idea. They think it is unnecessary to have a refrigerator that makes its own shopping list. Even some owners of smart houses have their doubts. Programming and operating the control panel require technical skills that many people lack. When things go wrong, owners often feel helpless. Some feel as if their house owns them! Others believe that smart houses are a great idea, especially for the elderly and other people with special needs. Beds can be lowered and raised with the touch of a button. Showers can be turned on at preset times, and doors can be opened automatically. Some new systems can even answer voice commands or respond to hand motions. Imagine turning on music with just a wave of your hand! For people with special needs, an automatic house would not be a toy. It would eliminate some of the obstacles they face on a daily basis.
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Smart houses are controlled by a computer panel equipped with dozens of buttons. The computer panel integrates all home electronic systems. It links together the household’s communication systems, such as the telephone, cable television, and Internet lines. To build a new smart house, all of these systems can be connected while the house is being built. To change an older home into a smart house, workers must sometimes break through walls, floors, or ceilings to install new wiring and connect the home’s systems. This makes the installation of a smart system in an older house a big job. In a few years, however, turning an older house into a smart house could be much easier. Wireless technology will allow people to connect systems through a

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5 In this passage, the word integrates means — A* combines B C D repairs hides creates

7 What is the MAIN IDEA of this passage? A B Smart houses are useless luxuries. Smart houses have computer panels with dozens of buttons.

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6 According to the passage, smart houses can — F set the table

8 The author probably wrote this passage to — F* give people information about smart houses G H J warn people not to buy a smart house amuse people with funny stories about smart houses teach people how to live in a smart house

G* raise the window shades H J dust the furniture sweep and mop the floors

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Getting Ready for the Flea Market
Jody wiped her forehead after she set the heavy carton on the floor. “You look like you could use a cool drink,” her grandfather said. “I really appreciate your help with this project. I had no idea how much I had up in the attic. There’s no way that I can get all of it into my new place.” “I’m glad to help, Granddad. And if that’s lemonade you’re offering, I’d love some,” Jody said. Jody’s grandfather poured two glasses of lemonade and put them on the kitchen table. “Sit here for a minute, and I’ll show you what I’ve decided to do with all these things,” he said. Jody sat and sipped the lemonade. Her grandfather handed her an announcement from the local paper.
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9 What is the MAIN IDEA of the announcement in the newspaper? A The flea market opens at 9:00 A.M. and closes at 4:00 P.M.

11 What will happen to items at the 50-50 Big Booth that are not sold? A They will be thrown away.

B* The city of Moreland is inviting people to rent booths for a giant flea market. C The flea market will be held at the high school football field on Saturday, April 7. The city of Moreland will sponsor a 50-50 Big Booth.

B* They will be returned to the seller. C D They will be given to charity. They will be sold at the flea market next year.

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10 Why is the city of Moreland sponsoring a flea market? F G H To protect the environment through recycling To encourage other cities to sponsor flea markets To provide a way for community members to meet one another

12 Which of these will Jody’s grandfather probably do next? F Put his things back in the attic

G* Call about renting a booth at the flea market H J Give Jody the things he found in the attic Build a booth for the flea market

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The Roadrunner — Clown of the Desert
Throughout the southwestern United States, the roadrunner is a unique and easily identifiable bird. First, there is its size. An adult roadrunner is about two feet long from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail. In addition, it has a brazen personality. It is bold enough to live among humans and brave enough to attack and eat poisonous snakes. However, it is the roadrunner’s reputation as a clown that is most familiar to people. That reputation is so widespread that a cartoon character has been based on the real-life desert bird. To human eyes the roadrunner undoubtedly appears comical. Bristly eyebrows and colored streaks of skin extending back from its eyes make it seem pop-eyed and sassy. When it is curious about something, it has a funny way of raising and lowering the bright crest feathers on its head. Many of the roadrunner ’s features seem contrary to our ideas of what birds are like. Its wings are short and stubby, so it certainly cannot soar like an eagle. Its beak is long and expressive. Its tail is awkward, sometimes standing straight up and sometimes extending straight back. It runs rather than hops, putting one foot in front of the other like a human does. Its strong feet have two toes pointing forward and two pointing back. Its streaked black, brown, and dirty-white feathers make it appear to have slept in its clothes. It has no song but purrs, rattles, and coos. The roadrunner’s name tells what it does best — running on or beside roads. It seems to be racing against bicycles and cars. The bird’s strong feet propel it forward at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. Its running style is very amusing. It stretches out until its body is parallel to the ground, straight as a ruler from beak to tail. The roadrunner is also a great hunter. When it finds a small rattlesnake, it first circles the snake to see if the snake will strike. If the snake strikes, the bird quickly jumps away and then leaps forward, grabs the snake by the head, and tosses it into the air. When the snake hits the ground, the bird again grabs its head, this time pounding it against a stone or a piece of wood until the snake is dead. In addition to snakes, the roadrunner eats lizards, spiders, wasps, grasshoppers, and centipedes. In fact, roadrunners eat vast quantities of creatures that many humans consider pests. Though we’re thankful for that, we still like roadrunners best for being clowns that make us laugh.
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13 What is the MAIN IDEA of the passage? A B C The roadrunner is a great hunter. The roadrunner’s running style is very amusing. Roadrunners race against bicycles and cars.

15 The roadrunner cannot soar like an eagle because the roadrunner’s — A B feathers are too rough legs are too long

C* wings are too short D beak is too heavy

D* The roadrunner is a comical and easily identifiable bird.
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14 In this passage, the word propel means to — F* push G H J sing keep feed

16 The author probably wrote this passage in order to — F* describe an unusual bird G H J tell a funny story about a bird suggest that the reader should watch cartoons persuade the reader to visit the southwestern United States

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A Great Weekend in the Country
On Friday, May 1, David’s family left after school to visit relatives who lived on a farm near Danville. David tried to suppress his negative feelings about the weekend trip. It wouldn’t change anything to say how he really felt about missing the basketball game and his baseball practice. He just hoped the visit wouldn’t be too boring. When David arrived, his cousin Mark gave him a schedule of local events. Mark wanted to make sure David had a good time. David was impressed. He had thought there wouldn’t be much to do in such a rural place so far from the city. David suggested doing something on Saturday that he couldn’t do at home in the city.
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Places to go and things to do in Danville
BASKETBALL
The Basketball Hall of Fame Relive the most unforgettable moments in basketball history! All three floors are packed with wonderful basketball treasures. Collector’s items are for sale in the souvenir shop. • Open daily 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. • Admission: $6 adults; $4 students; children under 5 admitted FREE. 44 Orange Parkway South Telephone: 555-3990

FITNESS
The Fit-for-Fun Center has weight-lifting equipment, exercise classes, a swimming pool, and a children’s room. Open 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. daily. Each visit: $5 adults; $3 children. 89 East Monroe Blvd. Telephone: 555-0098

BOWLING
Fast Lane Bowling has 16 lanes. Visit our Bowler’s Shop and the Fast Lane Snack Bar. Bowling balls, bags, and shoes available to rent or buy. • Open daily 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. • Each game: $2 adults; $1.25 children. 1444 Austin Street Telephone: 555-3899

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The Danville Destroyers will play the following home games on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Fairway Grenada Garden City Holland

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HORSEBACK RIDING
Rocking Pony Ranch has 8 miles of scenic trails. Chuck Wagon Special: After your ride, enjoy a delicious meal prepared over an open fire. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Old Ballard Road, Hemlock Center Telephone: 555-9922

Destroyers Park Corner of Western Avenue & 14th Street For ticket information call 555-1099

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17 Which of these is an OPINION in the schedule? A* The Basketball Hall of Fame is packed with wonderful basketball treasures. B C D The Fit-for-Fun Center has weight-lifting equipment. The Fast Lane Snack Bar is open daily. Collector’s items are for sale in the souvenir shop at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

19 The author of this passage probably believes that — A B basketball is more interesting than baseball most sports are dangerous and should be avoided

C* sports are interesting to many young people D it is important to keep fit and eat wisely

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18 David and Mark can watch the Danville Destroyers play against — F G Holland Grenada

20 What is the MAIN IDEA of the passage? F* Although David is prepared for a boring visit in Danville, he is impressed when his cousin gives him a schedule of things to do. G David tries not to show how he really feels about missing a basketball game and a baseball practice. David and his family visit relatives in Danville, including David’s cousin Mark. The local baseball team, the Danville Destroyers, has many home games scheduled in May.

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Cynthia’s Big Decision
Cynthia had always been shy and afraid to try new things. When she decided to learn to play the trumpet in middle school, her mother wondered whether the trumpet was the best choice for her. “I’m happy that you want to play an instrument, but wouldn’t you rather play the flute?” her mother asked. “That’s the instrument I played when I was in school, so we already have one. A flute makes a lovely sound, and it’s so easy to carry from place to place.” But Cynthia was adamant. She was determined to master the shiny golden instrument with the bold sound. Band classes began, and it soon became apparent that Cynthia was an exceptional musician. While other students squeaked their way up and down the scales, Cynthia played simple melodies in pure, sweet tones. The trumpet provided a new way for her to express her feelings. Cynthia found herself making new friends. The other trumpet players often asked Cynthia for suggestions on how they could improve their playing. Cynthia was growing more confident. By the time Cynthia reached high school, she was one of the best trumpet players in the band. One day Mr. Peters, her band teacher, asked Cynthia to see him after class. She was eligible to audition for the countywide youth orchestra. He would be delighted to recommend her. Was she interested? Cynthia hesitated. Playing in the youth orchestra would be a dream come true. The orchestra was made up of the best young musicians in the county. But it meant that she would have to memorize a piece of music and audition in front of a group of music teachers. What if she didn’t do well? What if she forgot the notes? Mr. Peters would be disappointed, and she would be embarrassed. Cynthia swallowed hard and told Mr. Peters that she would think it over. The next day Cynthia talked to her mother. “I want to audition, but I’m also afraid. I don’t know what to do!” she told her mother. Her mother looked Cynthia in the eye. “Remember when I told you that you should play the flute? Well, you knew all along that the trumpet was right for you. I think you know what is right for you now.”
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21 Cynthia begins playing the trumpet when she is in — A elementary school

23 In this passage, the word scales means — A weighing machines

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B* sequences of tones C D climbs up plate-like structures

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22 What is the MAIN IDEA of this passage? F G H If at first you don’t succeed, you should try again. It is important to learn from your mistakes. Music is the best form of communication.

24 Based on information in the passage, the reader can tell that — F Cynthia’s band teacher has known her for many years

G* playing the trumpet has been a positive experience for Cynthia H J any musician can join the countywide youth orchestra there are not many trumpet players in the high school band

J* It is important to believe in yourself.
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