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WorldLiteratureandCompositionSLOQuizAnswerKey

Writing - (ELACC9-10W1c) Link Sections, (ELACC9-10W2c) Use Transitions, (ELACC9-10W3e) Conclusion

Student Name: _______________________ Date: _________


Teacher Name: Adrian Dunmeyer Score: _________

Quilts and Rugs


Kate McConnaughey

1) Read the passage. Look at the underlined section marked number 9. There may be a mistake in the way the sentence is written.
If you find a mistake, choose the answer that corrects the mistake. If there is no mistake, choose Correct as is.
A) Correct as is.
Only the ones who were known to be experts with the needle were invited for an afternoon of quilting, or all others
B)
came later for an evening of fun and dancing.
Only the ones who were known to be experts with the needle were invited for an afternoon of quilting, for all others
C)
came later for an evening of fun and dancing.
Only the ones who were known to be experts with the needle were invited for an afternoon of quilting, and all others
D)
came later for an evening of fun and dancing.

Explanation:
"Only the ones who were known to be experts with the needle were invited for an afternoon of quilting, and all others
came later for an evening of fun and dancing." The use of the coordinating conjunction "and" correctly links the main clauses.

2) Which statement most clearly links the evidence and conclusion for an argument about the socially damaging effects of social
networks?
Unless social networking sites give people a false sense of connection with strangers, their real relationships are
A)
hindered.
Social networking sites give people a false sense of connection with strangers while actually hindering their real
B)
relationships.
C) Social networking sites give people a false sense of connection with strangers but rarely hinder their real relationships.
If only social networking sites would give people a false sense of connection with strangers, then their real relationships
D)
would actually be hindered.

Explanation:
The sentence that clearly links the claim with an argument is the following one: Social networking sites give people a false
sense of connection with strangers while actually hindering their real relationships. This statement clearly connects the
author's opinion of how social networks damage actual real-life relationships.
3)

You are writing a research paper on movie attendance. How could you use this chart to strengthen your argument?
A) The first week typically has the lowest attendance.
B) The second week typically has the highest attendance.
C) The third week typically has the highest attendance.
D) The first week typically has the highest attendance.

Explanation:
The rst week typically has the highest attendance.

4)

1. Turns out that slimy mess was a dead jellyfish.

2. While walking along the beach, Sally's foot became tangled in slime and tentacles.

3. After applying a cold compress and ointment to her foot, Sally felt like taking another stroll along the shore.

4. In July, my friend Sally had an unfortunate encounter while on a trip to the beach with her family.

5. Even though it was dead, the tentacles still contained enough poison to sting Sally's foot.

Read the sentences and determine the MOST logical order for the numbered sentences.
A) 3,1,2,4,5
B) 4,2,1,5,3
C) 4,3,2,1,5
D) 5,3,2,4,1

Explanation:
4,2,1,5,3 is the MOST logical order for the sentences. The main idea is that Sally had an unusual encounter on the beach. The
supporting sentences describe the event in the order in which they occurred.
5)

1. My new kitten, Miss Whiskers, destroyed my mom's favorite pillow.

2. The once antique white pillow is now an unusual shade of pink.

3. To top it off, she tipped over a glass of red kool-aid while pawing at an ice cube.

4. Next, she sunk her claws into the fabric and pulled threads loose.

5. First, she trotted through her water dish and proceeded to tiptoe across the pillow.

Read the sentences and determine the MOST logical order for the numbered sentences.
A) 1,2,4,3,5
B) 1,5,4,3,2
C) 2,5,1,2,3
D) 4,2,1,3,5

Explanation:
1,5,4,3,2 is the most logical order for the sentences. Key words such as first and next help the reader to identify the correct
order.

6)

Life is a web, with every strand connected to every other strand. For example, herds of caribou live in cold, Arctic locations.
Caribou hate mosquitoes. In the past few years, warmer temperatures in summer have allowed mosquito populations to
explode. So the caribou spend a lot more energy swatting away the mosquitoes. All this swatting leaves the caribou less
energy to find food and prepare for the next long winter. Female caribou are especially troubled because it takes so much
energy to give birth and raise their young.

http://www.nasa.gov/climatekids

Which would function MOST EFFECTIVELY as a concluding sentence?


A) This shows that even if one species of plant or animal changes, events involving other species are not affected.
B) As you can see, when you closely study a variety of animals and plant species, you will always be amazed and confused.
This illustrates that when one species of plant or animal changes, a whole chain of events can follow involving other
C)
species.
D) This is another example of the amazing existence of our wonderful world of plants and animals.

Explanation:
This illustrates that when one species of plant or animal changes, a whole chain of events can follow involving other
species. Only this answer choice concludes the key message.

Is Grammar Important?
Carole Jenkins

7) What transition could be added to Sentence (14)?


A) Later
B) However
C) For example
D) By contrast

Explanation:
For example is the correct answer because Sentence 14 gives examples of how knowing English grammar can help to learn a
foreign language.
Nina Flies Away
Marie Devers

8)

Ninas grandma emerged from her bedroom and gave Nina a satchel that she had sewn from scrap fabricsthe leftover
material from when she made Ninas quilt and curtains. Inside the bag, she had packed salmon jerky and three bottles of
Ninas favorite berry jam. Ninas grandma whispered a few Athabascan words and pulled Nina close before going to round up
Ninas younger brothers. They were dancing on the beach because each could have his own room now.

Read this paragraph from the draft. Which of these would be the appropriate concluding sentence for this paragraph?
A) The beach was empty except for the two boys.
B) Ninas grandma never had the chance to go to college.
C) Each family member had his or her own way of saying goodbye.
D) Nina had loved the berry jam since she was just a little girl.

Explanation:
The sentence Each family member had his or her own way of saying goodbye best concludes the paragraph. This sentence
sums up the actions in the entire paragraph.

9)

Are your kids starting college this fall? Do you worry about them being so far from home? A Now-Phone will keep you in
touch with your college-aged kids at all times! By linking a phone line to your childs mp3 player, owning a Now-Phone
means youll never have to play phone tag again.

Read this script for a television advertisement. Which sentence would be an effective and appropriate conclusion for this script?
A) The Now-Phone lets kids and their friends have lots of fun.
B) The Now-Phone allows parents and kids to connect.
C) The Now-Phone comes in several different colors.
D) The Now-Phone connects to an mp3 player!

Explanation:
An effective and appropriate conclusion for this script is The Now-Phone allows parents and kids to connect.

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