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Pre Test English 9

Pre Test
Grade 9 – English
SY. 2014- 2015
Name __________________________
School _________________________

Year & Section: ____________
Date : ___________________

Part I. Reading and Literature
Read the poem carefully. Copy the letter of the word or group of words that best
complete each numbered item.
SONG OF THEY SKY LOOM
1. Oh our Mother the Earth, Oh our Father the Sky
Your children are we, and with tire backs
We bring you gifts that you love.
4. Then weave four us garments of brightness
May the warp be the white light of morning.
May the weft be the red light of evening
May the border be the standing rainbows.
8. Then weave for us garments of brightness
That we may walk fittingly where birds sing,
That we may walk fittingly where grass is green,
Oh our Mother the Earth, Oh our Father the sky!
1. The pronoun we in the song refer to the ______________.
a. birds
b. garments
c. rainbows
d. singers
2. The word in the song that refers to threads that run lengthwise in the woven fabric is the
_______________.
a. border
b. warp
c. weave
d. weft
3. The word in the song that refers to threads that are interlaced at the right angle through
the warp thread in the woven fabric is the ______________.
a. border
b. warp
c. weave
d. weft
4. In the song, the opposite of the word withdraw or move away is __________.
a. bring
b. loom
c. love
d. sympathy
5. The children’s feelings for nature can best be described as ______________.
a. fondness
b. intimacy
c. kindness
d. sympathy
6. The poet’s attitude toward nature is more of ___________.
a. admiration
b. mysterious
c. reverence
d. triumphant
Sensory Impressions for Nos. 7 to 9
Choices: a. feeling
b. sight
c. smell
d. sound
7. Lines 5 to 8 appeal primarily to the sense of ___________.
8. Line no. 9 best appeals to the sense of _______________.
9. The predominant sensory impression in the song is the sense of _____________.
10. Line no. 4 is an example of ______________.
a. hyperbole
b. metaphor
c. personification
d. simile
11. The last line of the song is an example of _________________.
a. alliteration
b. connotation
c. denotation
d. interjection
12. The predominant poetic device used in the song is ______________
a. Alliteration
b. onomatopoeia
c. repetition
d. symbolism
13. The examples of inverted order of words in the song can be found in what lines? ____
a. 2 and 3
b. 2 and 5
c. 3 and 4
d. 10 and 11

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14. The Song of the Sky Loom tells us about the importance of ___________.
a. intimacy of God
b. intimacy of nature
c. reverence to nature
d. reverence and intimacy to God through nature
Using Punctuations
Read the mini-dialogue carefully. Choose from the following pool for the most
appropriate punctuation mark for each numbered blank.
A. comma ( , )
D. exclamation point ( ! )

B. dash ( - )
E. period ( . )

C. ellipsis ( … )
F. quotation ( “ )

“Yes _____ now somebody give me an example of a person _____ you, Vic Rush.”
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16
“Teresa,” Vick said automatically.
“What if ____ never mind.”
17
Ben shouted, “Bingo ____ you really had a crush on her.”
18
“Ok, I had enough. ____
19
Vick whispered, “Quit shouting too much _____ I’m tired of it.”
20
Read the poem carefully. Copy the letter of the word or group of words that best
complete each numbered item.
From: ULYSSES
1 …Come my friends,
“Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
4 The surrounding furrows; for my purpose hold.
To sail beyond the sunset and the bathe
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It maybe we shall touch the Happy Isles,
8 And see Achilles, whom I’ve known.
…move weak by time and fate but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
21. The poem issues a/an _____________.
a. command
b. invitation
c. plea
d. request
22. The world in the song that means the same as strike or hit is ____________.
a. find
b. push
c. seek
d. smite
23. The word in the song that refers to potholes or ruts is _____________.
a. bathe
b. fate
c. furrows
d. isles
24. Line no. 2 contains a ___________.
a. contraction
b. ellipsis
c. hypen
d. quotation mark
25. The emotion that the persona in the poem describes is more of ___________.
a. confidence
b. fearlessness
c. pride
d. vibrance
26. The poem’s tone is more of a/an ____________.
a. admiration
b. approval
c. persuasion
d. triumph
27. The predominant sensory impression in the poem is the sense of _____________
a. Feeling
b. sight
c. smell
d. sound
28. Lines no. 5 & 6 are examples of _____________.
a. allusion
b. hyperbole
c. metonymy
d. paradox

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29. Lines no. 7 & 8 are examples of ____________.
a. allusion
b. metonymy
c. paradox
d. synecdoche
30. Line 9 contains a/an ____________.
a. contraction
b. ellipsis
c. hyphen
d. quotation mark
31. The predominant poetic device used in the poem is ______________.
a. Alliteration
b. onomatopoeia
c. repetition
d. symbolism
32. The attitude in life that the poem intends to share is to ______________
a. be strong
c. have purpose in life
b. have faith
d. be strong in order to attain a purposeful and meaningful life
Vocabulary Development. Pick out the word which does not belong to the group.
33. The man was shouting blasphemous ideas about different religions.
a. authentic
b. nonsense
c. distracting
d. humiliating
34. The audience ignored the man’s clamor for change on social justice.
a. yell
b. cry
c. scream
d. silence
35. They were spoken by a man who had false ideas as to what is convincing in elocution.
a. delivery
b. inarticulate
c. expression
d. utterance
36. The lawyers could not easily counterfeit his arguments.
a. simulate
b. reverse
c. imitate
d. fabricate
37. The lady was wearing a bourgeois dress just like any other woman in their locale
a. Traditional
b. common
c. original
d. conservative
38. He can never forget the entreaties made which was agreed upon for quite some time.
a. Answer
b. petition
c. request
d. appeal
39. She refused.
a. thought about it
b. stayed late
c. returned
d. said no
40. We have celebrated a lot recently.
a. looked carefully at a lot of things
c. discovered a lot of things
b. often worked hard
d. had a lot of parties
41. She sailed away.
a. went away slowly and quietly
c. went away in a boat
b. ran away quickly
d. went away in an aeroplane
42. The spatial distribution is unusual.
a. distribution in space
b. distribution of plants and animals
c. distribution of wealth
d. distribution of people of different races
43. tug
a. force
b. pull
c. steal
d. shoot
44. permit
a. allow
b. keep
c. push
d. worry
45. stoop
a. forget
b. run away
c. bend over
d. fool
46. frail
a. strong
b. tall
c. athletic
d. delicate
47. bothering
a. whispering
b. annoying
c. stealing
d. meeting
48. sweat
a. perspiration
b. cake
c. dessert
d. blasphemy
49. snatch
a. trick
b. watch
c. grab
d. follow
50. frowned
a. grimaced
b. discovered
c. smiled
d. laughed