Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

It was wintertime when Martha came to the USA from Mexico. She didn’t like the cold, but she loved to play in the snow. At school, she didn’t have many friends. It was difficult to learn a different language. Her friends and her teacher couldn’t understand her very well.
In this story, the main problem is:
 a. Martha cannot communicate with others very well. c. Martha misses Mexico. b. Martha doesn’t like winters. d. Martha doesn’t have many friends.

2.

One day, Peter told his brother about the fish he caught. He said, “I caught a beautiful trout yesterday. It was as big as a truck!” Peter told his brother he would take him fishing on Saturday, so he could catch a big fish too.
Peter exaggerated his story when he said:
 a. The fish he caught was beautiful. c. He would take his brother fishing on Saturday. b. The fish he caught was as big as a truck. d. He would take his brother fishing.

3.

Literary Response and Analysis—Problem Resolution--RIT 201 – 210
Sally was home alone. She could hear thunder and see lightning when she looked out the window. All of a sudden, the lights went out. Sally stood rigidly still as the tears filled her eyes.
Identify Sally’s problem and what resolution she should use.
 a. The power is out, and Sally should go get the flashlight from the kitchen. c. The lights are out, and Sally should go to the kitchen to get a cookie. b. The power is out. Sally should go to bed. d. The lights are out, and Sally should go to the store for more light bulbs.

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Word Analysis—Antonyms, Homonyms, Synonyms--RIT 201 – 210
Then Miss Hopley did a formidable thing. She stood up. Had she been standing when we entered, she would have seemed tall. But rising from her chair, she soared. And what she carried up and up with her was a buxom superstructure, firm shoulders, a straight sharp nose, full cheeks slightly molded by a curved line along the nostrils, thin lips that moved like steel springs, and a high forehead topped by hair gathered in a bun. Miss Hopley was not a giant in body, but when she mobilized it to a standing position she seemed a match for giants. I decided
I liked her.
Which sentence is the best example of the opposite of this description of Miss Hopley?
Copyright Info: Not enough information. Barrio Boy, page 127. (Teacher authors: Phillips,
Blackman, Felts).

 a. Miss Hopley lay motionless on the floor. c. Miss Hopley was a match for giants when she moved. b. Miss Hopley rose from her chair, soaring over others. d. Miss Hopley had a pointy nose and full cheeks.

5.

Complete the sentence.
The farmer went into the fields to _____ his seeds.
 a. sow c. so b. sew d. sough

6.

Word Analysis—Contextual Meaning and Vocabulary--RIT 201 – 210
Then he jumped. The head was lying a little clear of the water jar, under the curve of it; and as his teeth met, Rikki braced his back against the bulge of the red earthenware to hold down the head. This gave him just one second’s purchase, and he made the most of it. Then he was battered to and fro as a rat is shaken by a dog—to and fro on the floor, up and down, and round in great circles, but his eyes were red and he held on as the body cartwhipped over the floor, upsetting the tin dipper and the soap dish and the flesh brush, and banged against the tin side of the bath.
Copyright Info: Not enough information. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Page 11. (Teacher authors: Phillips,
Blackman, Felts).

What does the word battered mean?
 a. attacked c. baseball equipment b. bread dough d. lathered

7.

Read the sentence and choose the best synonym for the underlined word.
In the gloom of the rainy dawn, Kayla scanned the horizon searching for the long-promised arrival of the horse-drawn carriage.
 a. searched c. glanced b. looked d. noticed

8.

Word Analysis—Multiple Meanings--RIT 201 – 210
An ad for hand cream claims the cream moisturizes and evens skin
tone. What does tone mean?
 a. quality of color c. elegant style b. musical sound d. interval on a musical scale

9.

Word Analysis—Word Components--RIT 201 – 210
Which is a multi-syllable compound word?
 a. motorcycle c. motoring b. motionless d. multi-purpose

10.

From what root word is electioneer made?
 a. electric c. elective b. elect d. election

11.

With the addition of a prefix, which word now means the opposite of do?
 a. redo c. undo b. doer d. doing

12.

What suffix added to the word breath changes its meaning?
 a. less c. ing b. s d. able