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10th Grade Daily Dilemma

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D. D. #1
D.D. #102
Detail 3
Detail 4
Which is the best description of
setting
in
a story, poem, or novel?
a.
the time and place of the action of a story or poem
b.
the major idea being displayed in a story or poem
c.
the place where the scenes change in a story
d.
the main viewpoint of the story

D.D. #2
The PLOT in a short story or novel is best described as what?
a.
the high point or turning point in the story
b.
the events or action of the story
c.
the main tension or issue in the story
d.
the brief encounter of extra characters in the story
D.D. #3
Every story has a conflict to resolve, and this is best described as what?
a.
the tension, problem, or issue to be solved
b.
the high point of interest in the story
c.
the events or movement in the story
d.
the representation of other things in the story
D.D. #
What is the theme of the story?
a.
the author's message
b.
what the author has to say about people or about life
c.
the central idea
d.
all of the above

D.D. #5
Theme:
a. the time and place in which a story takes place
b. the reason behind the writing of a story or poem
c. the big ideas or central messages in a story or poem
d. the imitation of a work of literature
D.D. #
A SIMILE is a comparison that is best described as what?
a. a comparison that does not use like or as
b. a comparison that is humorous or makes one smile
c. a comparison that gets lost in wording
d. a comparison that uses like or as in the description
D.D. #7
The PLOT of a story begins with which of the following?
a. climax
b. rising action
c. conflict
d. inciting incident
D.D. #8
A metaphor is a certain kind of comparison that is best described as what?
a.
when comparisons do not fit or make any sense at all
b.
a comparison that does not use "like" or "as" in the phrasing
c.
a comparison that uses 'like' or 'as' in the wording
d.
a very large comparison that cannot be put into words
D.D. #9
Symbol:
a. a literary device that uses objects instead of words
b. a literary device that replaces the main idea
c. a literary device that merely reflects the intent of the writer
d. a literary device that uses something to represent a larger concept.
D.D. #10
A
Summary
should do which of the following?
a. restate the author's main points
b. include 5W,H information
c. include your own opinion on the subject
d. be longer than the original
e. help the reader to better understand the text
f. all of the above
g. a,b,e are correct
h. c,d,e, are correct
i. a,b,d are correct
D.D. #14
When a book makes a reference to a popular movie character, this is an example of:
a. symbol
b. allusion
c. alliteration
d. simile
Which of the following is
verbal irony
?
a.
when something happens is the opposite of what is intended or expected
b.
when the audience knows something the character doesn't
c.
when a character says the opposite of what they mean
d.
all of the above
Which of the following is an example of
dramatic irony
?
a.
saying "nice job" when someone trips
b.
the reader knows that there is a trap at the characters destination; the character is unaware
c.
the viewer knows that the killer in the movie is behind the door; the character is unaware
d.
when we expect the character to do one thing, but she does another
e.
Both 'a' and 'd'
f.
Both 'b' and 'c'
D.D. #14
Which of the following is true of situational irony?
a. when something happens is the opposite of what is intended or expected
b. when the audience knows something the character doesn't
c. when a character says the opposite of what they mean
d. all of the above


#15. Situational Irony
#16. Dramatic Irony
#17. Verbal Irony

a.
when something happens is the opposite of what is intended or expected
b.
when the audience knows something the character doesn't
c.
when a character says the opposite of what s/he means
d.
when a character knows what's going on in the story but the reader has no idea
D.D. 15-17
D.D. #18
Personification has a built-in clue as to its meaning. It is best described as what?
a. the main character of a story
b. the person in the story that's narrating
c. giving lifelike qualities to inanimate objects
d. using imagery to give details
D.D. #19
Which of the following is an example of an
allusion
?
a. The sun set over the sea.
b. The dirt crawled over her shoes and onto the kitchen floor.
c. The scar on her forehead made her look like a female Harry Potter.
d. Your eyes are stars.

D.D. #20
Determine the literary term from the given example:
The blubbering baby burped loudly.
a.
allusion
b.
alliteration
c.
assonance
d.
hyperbole

D.D. #21
Which literary terms are exemplified in the following sentence?
Caitlyn called crazy things into the cave that was as big as the Grand Canyon.
a. metaphor
b. simile
c. alliteration
d. allusion
e. hyperbole
f. personification
D.D. #22
Which sentence contains alliteration, a simile, and an allusion?
a.
The cat purred like an engine.
b.
The crazy cat jumped like a po-go stick.
c.
The crazy cat crept up to my dinner plate like the Ham-burglar.
d.
The crazy cat crept up to my dinner plate like a thief.
D.D. #23
Which of the following is NOT a metaphor?
a.
The sea shone like a blanket of diamonds.
b.
The diamond sea sparkled in the sun.
c.
The house of a man lumbered towards the door.
d.
The man was as big as a house.
D.D. #24
Which sentence contains a simile, metaphor, allusion and personification?
a.
The tree waved its branches in the air like a clown.
b.
The giant of a tree waved its branches in the air like Bozo the clown.
c.
Smiling down at the bird, the tree waved its branches in the air.
d.
Like a clown, the tree waved its branches in the air.
D.D. 26
"
Cut
it out," he
said
firmly,
rubbing
the scar as the pain
receded
again.
-Harry Potter

The
highlighted
words are which part of speech?
a.
noun
b.
verb
c.
conjunction
d.
adverb
"They don't know that we're not allowed to use magic at home. I'm going to have a lot of fun with Dudley this summer..." -Harry Potter

Name the
PROPER NOUN/s
and
pronoun/s
of this sentence.
a.
we're
;
they
b.
Dudley
;
they, we, I
c.
Dudley
;
I
d.
summer
;
we, they
D.D. #27
“Grover was sniffing the wind, looking nervous. He fished out his acorns and threw them into the sand, then played his pipes. They rearranged themselves in a pattern that made no sense to me, but Grover looked concerned."
How many TOTAL pronouns are in the following section from "Percy Jackson"?
a. 2
b. 5
c. 7
d. 9

D.D. #28
A.)
“They all had swords at their sides quivers on their backs and bows at the ready."
B.)
“They all had swords at their sides: quivers on their backs, and bows at the ready.”
C.)
“They all had swords at their sides, quivers on their backs, and bows at the ready.”
D.)
“They all had swords at their sides, quivers on their backs and bows at the ready.”
Which sentence/s is correct? (
The Last Olympian
P. 171 Rick Riordan)
D.D. #29
Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls P. 8
Which of the following sentences is correct?

a. “They stuck me with a needle, inflated me like a state-fair balloon, and shipped me off to a hospital with steel-eyed nurses who wrote down every bad number.”

b. “They stuck me with a needle, inflated me like a state-fair balloon and shipped me off to a hospital with steel-eyed nurses, who wrote down every bad number.”

c. “They stuck me with a needle, inflated me, like a state-fair balloon, and shipped me off to a hospital with steel-eyed nurses who wrote down every bad number.”

d. “They stuck me with a needle, inflated me like a state-fair balloon and shipped me off to a hospital, with steel-eyed nurses who wrote down every bad number.”
D.D. #30
During
breakfast
, at the bakery, Molly noticed the dirty
tables,
the overworked cashiers, and the exorbitant price for a watery soda.

A. Should you remove the comma after
breakfast
?
B. Or, should you remove the comma after
tables
?
D.D. #31
The slimy smelly lettuce on my sandwich made me ask the manager to return my 99 cents.

A. Should you add a comma after slimy?
B. Or should you add a comma after sandwich?

D.D. #32
Melissa couldn’t study for her comma
quiz
, because she was joy riding on the Enterprise with
Mr. Spock
, whom the US Air Force chased with its fastest jets.

A.
Should you remove the comma after
quiz
?
B.
Or should you remove the comma after
Mr. Spock
?

D.D. #33

Fifteen
uncooked popcorn
kernels
,
and a few grains of salt littered the front of Robert's shirt as he slouched in the theater seat.

A. Should you add a comma after
fifteen
?
B. Or should you remove the comma after
kernels
?

D.D. #34

Which sentence is correct?

A.)
He hit the ball well, but ran to third base.
B.)
He hit the ball, well but ran to third base.
C.)
He hit the ball well but, ran to third base.
D.)
He hit the ball well, but, ran to third base.
D.D. #35
A.)
"We went to the moon to have fun but the moon turned out to completely suck."
Feed, by M.T. Anderson

B.)
"We went to the moon, to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck."
Feed, by M.T. Anderson

C.)
"We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck."
Feed, by M.T. Anderson

D.)
"We went to the moon to have fun but, the moon turned out to completely suck."
Feed, by M.T. Anderson
D.D. #36
Choose the correctly punctuated sentence:
"My stocking cap was stuffed in the pocket of my coat, but I knew my wolf didn't always recognize me when I was wearing it, so I left it off."

-Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver p. 18

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
How many
"comma conjunction"
situations are in this sentence?
D.D. #37
Which of the following sentences has correct punctuation?
A.)
“Eyes may be the window to the soul but, shoes are the gateway to the psyche.” — Linda O'Keeffe

B.)
"Bricks are crumbling in places and the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in." ---Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

C.)
"She looked out the window, but, her gaze turned inward." Terry Tempest Williams, An Unspoken Hunger, page 93.

D.)
"Instantly the table was brilliant with light, and the cone of the shade threw its brightness straight downward, leaving the corners of the bunk house still in dusk." --John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
D.
D.

#
3
8
"Every instinct told him to get up and run but he knew he had to take care."
-Eagle Strike, Anthony Horowitz

Which of the following punctuation would be correct in this sentence?

A.
comma following 'up'
B.
comma following 'run'
C.
comma following 'but'
D
. Sentence is correct
D.D. #39
A.)
"
These cheerleaders spend upwards of twenty hours a week practicing, and that's not including the weight room visits, and general conditioning they do on their own." -CHEER, K. Torgovnick

B.)
"These cheerleaders spend upwards of twenty hours a week practicing and that's not including the weight room visits, and general conditioning they do on their own." -CHEER, K. Torgovnick

C.)
"These cheerleaders spend upwards of twenty hours a week practicing and, that's not including the weight room visits and general conditioning they do on their own." -CHEER, K. Torgovnick

D.)
"
These cheerleaders spend upwards of twenty hours a week practicing, and that's not including the weight room visits and general conditioning they do on their own." -CHEER, K. Torgovnick
Which of the following sentences have correct punctuation?
D
.
D
.
#
4
0
"While sports like football and basketball stagnated years ago, cheerleading is attracting new participants by the truckload,
_____
last year the four millionth cheerleader joined a squad. "
-CHEER, K. Torgovnick
Which of the following conjunctions make sense in the space above?

A.) so
B.) but
C.) and
D.) yet
D.D. #41
Which sentence/s have correct punctuation?

A.)
I'd sit in Gwen's soft, navy swivel chair, and think about life.
B.)
My bedroom carpet had geometric patterns, but at night it seemed like a crazy maze.
C.)
There were no typos in my paper, but there was some unfortunate wording in the classified section.
D.)

Baker Polton stood rumpled at the front of Room 67B, and looked at the "veritas" sign that was still hanging crooked on the wall.
D.D. #42
"I just saw that it was Kids Day at the Celtics practice place and I couldn't take the chance you wouldn't bring me."
(Miracle on 34th Street, Lupica)
A.)
Correct
B.)
Comma following 'place'
C.)
Comma following 'and'
D.)
Comma following 'Day'
D.D. #43
Her face was set in hard angry lines but Madison knew Min wasn’t mad at her.
A.)
Comma preceding 'angry' and following 'but'
B.)
Comma preceding 'angry'
C.)
Comma preceding 'angry' and preceding 'but'
D.)
Comma preceding 'hard' and following 'but'
D.D. #44
The box also held a leather pouch full of pebbles and little bones but Madison had never seen Min use those.
A.
Preceding 'pebbles'
B.
Following 'and'
C.
Preceding 'but'
D.
Following 'but'
D.D. #45
I had wanted to keep flying in the sky with Luss and not come down but when your family owns an orchard, coming down to earth isn't optional.
A.
Comma following "Luss"
B.
Comma following "and"
C.
Comma preceding "but"
D.
Comma following "but"
D.D. #46
A customer went to the bookcase and pulled out a dictionary.
A.)
Comma preceding 'and'
B.)
Comma following 'and'
C.)
Comma preceding 'bookcase'
D.)
Correct
D.D. #47
When I see robins on the lawn I know spring is here.

A.)
Correct
B.)
Comma following "lawn"
C.)
Colon following "lawn"
D.)
Commas surrounding "I know"
D
.
D
.

#
4
8
As the day drew to a smoky end the firefighters put out the last of the embers.
A.)
Comma following 'end'
B.)
Comma preceding 'end'
C.)
Correct
D.)
Comma following 'day'
D
.
D
.

#
4
9
After her long nap in the backyard hammock Fiona felt better.
A.
Comma preceding 'hammock'
B.
Comma following 'hammock'
C.
Commas surrounding 'Fiona'
D.
Comma following 'nap'
D
.
D
.

#
5
0
On the other hand someone obviously was badly injured.
Until the spring
, many trees will appear to be dead.
"Until the spring"

is a:
A.
Compound sentence
B.
Introductory element
C.
Comma, conjunction
D.
Sensory detail
A. Comma following 'someone'
B. Commas surrounding 'obviously'
C. Comma preceding 'hand'
D. Comma following 'hand'
D
.
D
.

#
51
From what I heard our last day of school will be June 20 but Lansing schools will be out by June 13.
A.
Comma following 'heard'
B.
Comma preceding 'but'
C.
Comma preceding 'our' and preceding 'but'
D.
Comma following 'heard' and following 'but'
D.D. #52


A.
Comma following 'Tonight'
B.
Comma preceding 'and'
C.
Comma following 'Tonight' and comma preceding 'and'
D.
Correct
Tonight she's wearing a bulky gray sweater and matching pants.
D.D. # 54
Slowly exhaustion took over and I finally gratefully fell into a deep sleep.
A.)
Comma after the introductory element
B.)
Comma between the two adverbs
C.)
Correct
D.)
Both
A.
and
B.
are correct
D.D. #53

Slowly, exhaustion took over and I finally, gratefully fell into a deep sleep.
Identify the
INTRODUCTORY ELEMENT
and
ADVERBS
in this sentence.
A.
Slowly
;
exhaustion
B.
fell
;
finally
C.
Slowly
;
finally, gratefully
D.
exhaustion
;
finally, gratefully
D.D. #55
But I had been watching which is why I didn't yell from the center of the circle and ask what they wanted.
A. Comma following 'but'
B. Comma following 'watching'
C. Comma following 'But' and preceding 'and'
D. Comma following 'watching' and preceding 'and'
D.D. #56
"Back at school Zack and I checked on
The Des Moines Sentinel
and
The Green Bay Ledger
and couldn't find anything. "
-Peeled, J. Bauer
A.
CORRECT
B.
Comma following 'Sentinel'
C.
Comma following 'school'
D.
Comma following 'Ledger'
D.D. #57
"I think we have to give some slack to inexperienced reporters but inexperience is no excuse for deliberate misrepresentation."
--
Peeled
, J. Bauer

A. Comma following 'think'
B. Comma preceding 'but'
C. Comma following 'but'
D. CORRECT
D.D. #58
"The cold air had swept in and we were selling hot cider at the farmers market faster than we could pour it."

A. Correct
B. Comma preceding 'and'
C. Comma following 'and'
D. Comma following 'air'
D.D. #59
She went to the store and forgot her shopping list.
She went to the store, but she forgot her shopping list.
Being nice to people shows high-self esteem, and being rude to people shows insecurities.
The flowers were colorful and vibrant.
Everyone wants snow-days, but no one wants to go to school in the summer.
The babies wouldn't stop crying, and the chaos in the air was palpable.
I still don't understand how people don't know the definition of adversary, but it bothers me.
How many COMPOUND sentences can you find?
A.
2
B.
4
C.
5
D.
6
D
.D
.

#
6
0
How many COMPOUND SENTENCES can you find?
"Bricks are crumbling in places; the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in."
"Today we are Cinderella because our feet fit exactly, and we laugh at Rachel's one foot with a girl's grey sock and a lady's high heel."
"She looked out the window, but her gaze turned inward."
"We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck."
"I would have told her that there is a great amount of mystery surround her husband's death."
“I would contest that most Americans have never tasted chocolate, because they eat Hershey’s; that’s not chocolate, that’s a chocolate-like substance.”
A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5
D.D. #61
In which sentence is the semi-colon used incorrectly?
A.) The guy was overweight and out of shape; he had a heart attack.
B.) The two giggling girls walked over to their car; lots of people choose processed foods over natural foods.
C.) The website was unorganized and confusing; the links didn't actually take you where you wanted to go.
D. Late afternoon shadows crept across the Ludlow lawn; several crows nested in a gnarled apple tree in the front yard.
D.D. #62
"I tried curling my legs up toward me in desperate attempts at freeing myself, but they hung like meat in a butcher's window." -Dough Boy, Marino

Determine which of the following applies to this sentence:
A. Compound Sentence, Personification
B. Simple Sentence, Simile
C. Compound Sentence, Metaphor
D. Compound Sentence, Simile
D.
D.
#
6
3
"On the sand banks the rabbits sat as quietly as little gray sculptured stones."

-John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
Determine which of the following applies to the sentence above.
A.
1 simile; 3 adjectives
B.
1 simile; 1 adverb; 4 adjectives
C.
1 metaphor; 2 adverbs; 3 adjectives
D.
1 metaphor; 1 adverb; 4 adjectives
D
.
D
.

#
6
4
"I stared without breathing across the long room, into the dark eyes of the hunter, and he looked pleasantly back at me."

--Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Determine which of the following applies to the sentence above:
A. Compound sentence; 1 adverb; 1 adjective
B. Simple sentence; 1 adverb; 2 adjectives
C. Compound sentence; 1 adverb; 2 adjectives
D. Compound sentence; 2 adverbs; 3 adjectives
D.D. #65
Instantly, obediently, Jonas had dropped his bike on its side on the path behind his family's dwelling.
-Lois Lowry, The Giver
A. Simple sentence; 2 adverbs; 3 adjectives
B. Compound sentence; 2 adverbs; 2 adjectives
C. Compound sentence; 1 adverb; 1 adjective
D. Simple sentence; 2 adverbs
D.D. #66
The gigantic snake was nearing Frank, and then, incredibly, miraculously, it passed him, following the spitting, hissing noises made by the cold voice beyond the door.
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Which of the following is true of the sentence above?

A.) 4 Adjectives; 2 Adverbs
B.) 3 Adjectives; 2 Adverbs
C.) 2 Adjectives; 3 Adverbs
D.) 1 Adjective; 2 Adverbs
D
.
D
.

#
6
7
“Clarisse had armed herself with a highly collectible rams-horn spear from the Cyclopss cave.”
– The Sea of Monsters, R. Riordan, p. 215
How many apostrophes (')
should
be in this sentence?
A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3


#1.
“My legs ached and my neck was stiff. But with each defeated kite, hope grew in my heart, like snow collecting on a wall, one flake at a time.”
-The Kite Runner

#2.
"The Big Cheese tried to catch up to the hot dog with all the relish he could muster."
-Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
"Whoever invented these boots should be shot because once the boots got ahold of your shoes they wouldn't let them go for anything."
-Christopher Paul Curtis-The Watsons Go to Birmingham

“We are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out.”
-Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front
D
.
D
.

#
6
8
“Moms van and Matts car and Mrs. Nesbitts car hadnt started when Dad tried them last night, and Matt was so angry at himself that he picked a fight with Syl.”

This World We Live In, Susan Beth Pfeffer
How many apostrophes (')
should
be in the example above?
A. 2
B. 4
C. 6
D. 0
Which example contains a

pun
?
A. #1
B. #2
C. #1 & #2
D.D. #69
#1
#2
Which of these examples contains a metaphor?

A. #1
B. #2
C. #1 & #2
D
.
D
.

#
7
0
D.D. #71
"When we reached her, she looked me over critically, like she was still thinking about how much I drooled."
-Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
How many
adverbs
and
adjectives
are there in the example above?
A.
1 Adv
;
1 Adj
B.
1 Adv
;
0 Adj
C.
2 Adv
;
1 Adj
D.
2 Adv
;
2 Adj
D.D. #72
Nausea began to quickly spread through his small stomach, warm and oozy and evil.
-Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War

How many
adverbs
and
adjectives

are in the example above?

A.
1 adv
;
1 adj.
B.
2 adv
;
2 adj.
C.
2 adv
;
3 adj.
D.
1 adv
;
4 adj
D
.
D
.

#
7
3
Which punctuation is necessary in the example above?
He didn't glance my way again you'd have thought I was sitting in a different room instead of across the table from him.
- The Breakup Bible

A.
Semi-colon following 'again'
B.
Comma following 'again'
C.
Correct
D.
Comma following 'room'
D.D. #74
This time Eva leans over and whispers "Someone finally complained about his Satan worshipper books, so they took them away." -
Clean, A. Reed

A.
Correct
B. Comma following 'whispers'
C. Period after the quotation
D. lower case "someone"

D.
D.

#
7
5
"They may take our lives but they will never take our freedom."

-Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart, 1995
Which change, if any, should be done to the sentence above?
A. CORRECT
B. Comma preceding 'but'
C. Semi-colon preceding 'but'
D. Comma following 'but'
D
.
D
.

#
7
6

A bus splashed through the puddle at the corner of Bonvertura and Elk but only my sneakers got wet.
-"Prom" L. H. Anderson
Which of the following corrections, if any, should be made to the example above?

A. CORRECT
B. Semi-colon following 'Elk'
C. Comma following 'Elk'
D. Comma following 'and'
D
.
D
.
#
7
7
Everyone told me he was trouble but underneath the trouble he was sweet and fun and he knew how to make me laugh.
-"Prom" L. H. Anderson
Which of the following corrections should be made to the example above?
A. Comma preceding 'but' ; comma following 'fun'
B. Comma following 'but' ; comma following 'fun'
C. Semi-colon preceding 'but'
D. Semi-colon preceding 'but' ; semi-colon following 'fun'
D.
D.

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"That would be good, Simet says. "Assaulting the entire student body with your middle fingers is about as far as I stretch. Besides, I don't carry bail money with me." -Whale Talk; Crutcher
Which of the following applies to the sentence above?
A. CORRECT
B. End quotes ( " ) after good,
C. lower case 'a' in "Assaulting"
D. comma after 'says'
77B.
symbol:
a. a literary device that uses objects instead of words
b. a literary device that replaces the main idea
c. a literary device that merely reflects the intent of the writer
d. a literary device that uses something to represent something else

78B.
theme:
a. the time and place in which a story takes place
b. the reason behind the writing of a story or poem
c. the big ideas or central messages in a story or poem
d. the imitation of a work of literature
D.D. #79
The plot of a story begins with:
a. climax
b. rising action
c. conflict
d. theme
D
.
D
.

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8
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What is the theme of a short story?
a. the author's message
b. what the author has to say about people or about life
c. the central idea
d. all of the above
D.D. #81
What makes determining a story's theme difficult?
a. it has to be inferred by the reader
b. it is an abstract concept
c. it is delivered through the story's images, characters and their

actions, and symbols
d. all of the above
D.D. #82
Which of the following is NOT true regarding symbolism?
a. symbols will be concrete; the ideas they stand for will be abstract
b. a cat in a story could really symbolize a lion
c. symbols will be highlighted in some way to hint to their importance
d. all of the above are true

D.D. #83
This is used when only one character tells a story:
a.
3rd person point of view
b.
1st person point of view
c.
omniscient point of view
d.
objective point of view
D.D. #84
What function does the introduction perform in a writing piece?
a. explains the title
b. offers background information on the topic
c. supports the thesis
d. provides closure to the paper
D.D. #85
How do you develop the body paragraphs in a writing sample?

a. with supporting evidence from sources
b. very carefully
c. with your own observations
d. with opinions
D.D. #86
Which of the following is the best description of a
conflict
?
a. the tension, problem, or issue to be solved
b. the high point of interest in the story
c. the events or movement in the story
d. the representation of other things in the story
D.D. #87
What does foreshadowing do for the short story?
a. creates suspense
b. creates a unified effect
c. makes the ending seem inevitable
d. all of the above
D.D. #88
The PLOT of the story is made up of:
a. introduction, initial incident, rising an, climax, falling action, and resolution
b. initial incident, climax, and resolution
c. conflict, protagonist, and antagonist
d. foreshadowing and characters
D
.
D
.
#
89
Which of the following is an effective way to engage your reader's attention in an
introduction
?
a. give a comparison or ask a thought-provoking question
b. tell a story
c. give a quotation, fact, statistic, or definition
d. all of the above
D.D. #90
Each of your body paragraphs should discuss an idea that ___________________.
a. is related to but not relevant to your thesis statement
b. is directly related to and supportive of your thesis
c. will be interesting
d. you feel strongly about
D.D. #91
"Isn't that why you want us around?"
Mott says, ignoring him.
"Give you a little edge on superiority?"

What is the highlighted portion of the dialogue above called?

A. Not dialogue
B. Dialogue Tag
C. Speaker
D. Speaker Tag


D.D. #92
"Isn't that why you want us around? Mott says, ignoring him. "Give you a little edge on superiority?"

Which, if any, apply to the dialogue above?
A. CORRECT
B. End quotes (") following 'around'
C. End quotes (") following 'around?'
D. Quotes (") preceding 'ignoring'
D.D. #93
"You better be a little careful what you say to me, Jones," Marshall says. "I'm the same as a teacher when I'm in the building."
To which dialogue format does the example above belong?

A. "Complete sentence," tag.
B. Tag, "Complete sentence."
C. "Complete," tag, "sentence."
D. "Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.
D.

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96
"I've been doing the responsible thing," Coach says, "and it appears a couple of you are in danger of failing more than one class."
To which dialogue format does the example above belong?
A. "Complete sentence," tag.
B. Tag, "Complete sentence."
C. "Complete," tag, "sentence."
D. "Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."

D.D. #95
Mott says, "I'm going light on the academic thing this year."
To which dialogue format does the example above belong?
A. "Complete sentence," tag.
B. Tag, "Complete sentence."
C. "Complete," tag, "sentence."
D. "Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D
.
D
.
#
9
4
"How come none of you guys have ever asked me how I lost my leg?" Mott startles me so bad my forehead bangs against the window.
To which dialogue format does the example above belong?

A. "Complete sentence," tag.
B. Tag, "Complete sentence."
C. "Complete," tag, "sentence."
D. "Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence.

D.D. #97
Which example follows the format of
"Complete," tag, "sentence."
?
A.

"I've been doing the responsible thing," Coach says, "and it appears a couple of you are in danger of failing more than one class."
B.

"You better be a little careful what you say to me, Jones," Marshall says. "I'm the same as a teacher when I'm in the building."
C.
"How come none of you guys have ever asked me how I lost my leg?" Mott startles me so bad my forehead bangs against the window.
D.

Mott says, "I'm going light on the academic thing this year."
D.D. #98

A.

"I've been doing the responsible thing," Coach says, "and it appears a couple of you are in danger of failing more than one class."
B.

"You better be a little careful what you say to me, Jones," Marshall says. "I'm the same as a teacher when I'm in the building."
C.
"How come none of you guys have ever asked me how I lost my leg?" Mott startles me so bad my forehead bangs against the window.
D.

Mott says, "I'm going light on the academic thing this year."
Which example follows the format:
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #99
"Pretty clever how you pulled that off" he says. "Who figured it out, you or coach?"
The above dialogue needs:

A. Capitalize 'he'
B. Comma following 'off'
C. Lower case 'Who'
D. CORRECT
"Nobody's
home "
Dad yells through the front door.
D
.
D
.

#
1
0
0
!
!
!
The punctuation that would best belong between '
home
' and
"
is:

A.
CORRECT ALREADY
B.
period
C.
exclamation point
D.
question mark
D.D. #101
"Your exams," the teacher said "will account for 20% of your 2nd semester grade."
A. CORRECT
B. period following 'said'
C. comma following 'said'
D. Upper case 'Will'
Daily Dilemma 1a.
An example of a
noun
would be which of the following:
A.
Throw
B.
Hat
C.
Therefore,
D.
Angry
D.D. #1b.
An example of a
verb
would be which of the following:
A.
Quickly
B.
Run
C.
And
D.
Apple
D.D. #1c
Which of the following examples is
NOT
a verb?
A. Jump
B. See
C. Bat
D. Batting
D.D. #1d
Which of the following examples is a verb?
A. Running
B. Quickly
C. Swiftly
D. Carefully
D.D. #1e
-Linger, M. Stiefvater
"He didn't flinch when I took in his bright green, human eyes..."
How many NOUNS are in the sentence above?
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
D.D. #1f
"Motionless, I watched as a black wolf appeared behind the gray one."

-Linger, M. Stiefvater
How many VERBS are in the sentence above?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
D.D. #1g
"It was a mushy card, with a picture of two little kids holding hands on the front."
-"Prom" L. H. Anderson
How many ADJECTIVES are in the sentence above?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
D.D. #1h
"Grandma smiled at me. She hadn't put her teeth in."
-"Prom" L.A. Anderson
How many NOUNS are in the example above?
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
D.
D.
#
4
The
1st occurrence
of a
conflict
or
problem
in a story is called:

A.
1st Conflict
B.
Inciting Incident
C.
Rising Action
D.
Introduction conflict
Events that create the suspense leading up to the climax:
A. Suspense Builders
B. Ladder Events
C. Inciting Incident
D. Rising Action
D.D. #6
D.D. #8
The general information about setting and characters in a story is found in the:
A. Climax
B. Context
C. Exposition
D. Rising Action
D.D. #9
Rainsford falling off the of yacht is the ________________, so all events leading up to the climax will be __________________.

A. exposition; inciting incident
B. exposition; rising action
C. inciting incident; rising action
D. exposition; rising action
D.D. #7
D.D. #8
The way home from Duluth was a collage of red taillights, highways signs suddenly looming out of the darkness only to disappear as quickly as they'd appeared my voice coming out of the speakers and out of my mouth, Grace's face illuminated in little flashes and flickers.
A. Correct
B. remove the comma after 'taillights'
C. add a comma after 'speakers'
D. add a comma after 'appeared'
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/life/religion.html
Puritans believed that
_____________
was a real as
___________
.
A.

Sin
;
Prayer
B.

Devil
;
God
C.

Church
;
life
D.

Church
;
God
D.D. #10
"Nausea began to spread through his stomach, warm and oozy and evil."

(Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War)
How many adjectives are in the sentence above?
A. 1
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
D.D. #9
D.D. #10
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Punctuation in the sentence above:
A. CORRECT
B. Comma following 'found'
C. Comma following 'times'
D. Both B and C
In dreams we enter a world that’s entirely our own.
A. Correct
B. comma following 'dreams'
C. comma following 'world'
D. semi-colon following 'world'
D.D. #11
Which of the following is
NOT
a rising action event from TMDG?
A. Rainsford finds General Zaroff's house
B. General Zaroff reveals that he hunts humans
C. General Zaroff begins hunting Rainsford
D. Rainsford drinks wine with General Zaroff
D.D. #12
"Then he sat down, took a drink of brandy from a silver flask, lit a perfumed cigarette, and hummed a bit from
Madama Butterfly
."

A. Simile
B. Personification
C. Allusion
D. Metaphor
D.D. #15
D.D. #12
At Nationals, there are many divisions
___
Cheer IA, Cheer I, Cheer II, Small Co-ed, and Junior College.
Which punctuation belongs in the blank?
A. Correct
B. Comma, conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-colon
At Nationals, there are many divisions:

Cheer IA, Cheer I, Cheer II, Small Co-ed and Junior College.
A. Correct
B. Comma after 'and'
C. Comma before 'and'
D. Comma after divisions
D.D. #16
"She wore store-bought clothes, leather shoes, silk stockings with seams gloves most days and a straw hat in the summertime."

A. CORRECT
B. Comma following 'seams'
C. Comma following 'stockings'
D. Comma following days
-Brenda Woods, The Red Rose Box, p. 12
D.D. #17
"Then he sat down, took a drink of brandy from a silver flask, lit a perfumed cigarette, and hummed a bit from Madama Butterfly." -TMDG, pg. 27
Which literary term is exemplified in the sentence above?
A. Personification
B. Irony
C. Simile
D. Allusion
D.D. #13
"Here's a good rule to remember about rattlesnakes and scorpions___if you don't bother them, they won't bother you. Usually."

-Louis Sachar, Holes, p.4.
A. Correct
B. Comma in the ____
C. Colon in the ____
D. Semi-colon in the ____
D.D. #14

"She looked out the window ____ her gaze turned inward."
-Terry Tempest Williams, An Unspoken Hunger, page 93.
A. CORRECT
B. Comma in the ____
C. Colon in the ____
D. Comma conjunction in the ____
D.D. #18
“They stuck me with a needle inflated me like a state-fair balloon, and shipped me off to a hospital with steel-eyed nurses who wrote down every bad number.”
-Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls P. 8
A. CORRECT
B. Comma following 'nurses'
C. Comma following 'needle'
D. Comma following 'hospital'
D.D. #19
" Instantly, obediently, Jonas had dropped his bike on its side on the path behind his family's dwelling. "
-Lois Lowry, The Giver
How many adjectives are in the sentence above?
A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3

D.D. #15
"To be a successful inventor you need three things___ intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck."
A. CORRECT
B. comma

C. comma conjunction
D. colon
Louis Sachar, Holes, p.8.
D.D. #16
— Linda O'Keeffe
“Eyes may be the window to the soul ____ shoes are the gateway to the psyche.”

A. CORRECT
B. Comma
C. Comma conjuction
D. Colon
D.D. #20
She reached in her pocket for her handkerchief wiped her brow then the back of her hot, toasted neck and asked for a cold glass of water.
A. Comma after 'handkerchief'
B. Comma after 'brow'
C. Comma after 'neck'
D. Both A and B are correct
D.D. #21
"The gigantic snake was nearing Frank, and then, incredibly, miraculously, it passed him, following the spitting, hissing noises made by the cold voice beyond the door."
-(J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
How many
ADVERBS
are in the example above?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
D.D. #17
"They had all heard the rumors that Mother Leeds was involved in witchcraft and had sworn she would give birth to a devil."
A. Correct
B. Comma preceding 'and'
C. Comma following 'and'
D. Colon following 'sworn'
D.D. #18
Wrinkling his nose at the scent of the pumpkin, Roger decided he hated Halloween for many reasons obnoxious little kids, gluttonous teenagers and the stink of hallowed orange squashes rotting in the sun.
A. Correct
B. Comma after 'and'
C. Comma conjunction

following 'reasons'
D. Colon following 'reasons'
D.D. #19
"I realized that no matter how much I studied or how many college degrees I got, there was one thing I might never fully learn I might never fully learn that it would be all right for me to have a house that smelled like chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies."
-The Best Gift of My Life, pg. 395
A. CORRECT
B. colon between 'learn' and 'I'
C. comma conjunct. between 'learn' and 'I'
D. comma following 'chocolate-covered'
D.D. #20
"We sat on the hard bleachers our bottoms usually warmed for junior varsity games, and we watched these people who seemed long and fluid, like birds, play their marvelous instruments."
-"The Best Gift of My Life" pg. 396
Is this a COMPOUND SENTENCE?
A. YES
B. NO
D.D. #22
-"Blackmail" pg. 3; Soto
" Angel sighed returned to the front porch, stroked his cat, and asked, “Where did Weasel go?”..."


A. CORRECT
B. Remove the comma following 'asked'
C. Comma following 'Angel'
D. Comma following 'sighed'
D.D. #23
"When we reached her, she looked me over critically, like she was still thinking about how much I drooled."
How many
ADVERBS
are in the sentence above?

-Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief (pg. 83)
A. 4
B. 3
C. 2
D. 1
D.D. #24
"We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck."

-Feed, by M.T. Anderson
Is this a COMPOUND sentence?
A. Yes
B. No
C. I'm not sure
D.D. #25
"Nick came over to me during the warm-ups and asked me if I had any ideas."

-Slam; W.D. Meyers
What kind of sentence is this?
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex
http://eslbee.com/sentences.htm
D.D. #21
"His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears."
-To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D.D. #22
"What Jason had been thinking, what had taken his breath away was this ___ he could make up someone, someone suspicious."

Robert Cormier, The Rag and Bone Shop, page 91
What punctuation belongs in the space?
A. comma
B. comma conjuction
C. colon
D. semi-colon
D.D. #26
"She suffered from the poorness of her house from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains."
A. Correct
B
. Comma following
'house'
C. Comma following
'mean'
D. Remove the comma following
'walls'
D.D. #27
-Herriot; "All Things Beautiful"
"I carefully raised the dog from his sitting position and realized that the stench in the place was not entirely due to the piles of excrement."

A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D.D. #23
"She had two obsessions ____ movies and ballet."
What belongs in the ___?
A. Correct
B. Comma Conjunction
C. Semi-Colon
D. Colon
D.D. #24
"Larry was a woodcutter yet there was no wood in the house."
-McNickle; "Train Time"
A. Correct
B. Comma preceding 'yet'
C. Comma following 'yet'
D. Colon preceding 'yet'
D.D. #29
D.D. #25
"There was only one way to reach Eshelmann's attic
___
through a small window on the side of the house."
-"Seeking Spirits; Hawes & Wilson
What belongs in the
____
?
A. CORRECT
B. Comma conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
D.D. #26
"Justin's relationship with his imaginary friend didn't seem to change through all this but his parents began looking at it differently."
-"Seeking Spirits" Hawes & Wilson
A. Correct the way it is; simple sentence
B. Needs comma before 'but'; compound sentence
D.D. #28
"Justin's relationship with his imaginary friend didn't seem to change through all this but his parents began looking at it differently."
-"Seeking Spirits" Hawes & Wilson
A. Correct the way it is; simple sentence
B. Needs comma before 'but'; compound sentence
"An exorcism could free Suzanne from the supernatural entities who had taken hold of her.
Her parents accepted it but they still didn't know what to do about it."
-"Seeking Spirits" Hawes & Wilson
The
highlighted
sentence is:
A. Correct the way it is; SIMPLE SENTENCE
B. Needs a comma before 'but'; COMPOUND SENTENCE
D.D. #27
D.D. #30
"The place had been built only ten years earlier and it was still in mint condition."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 201

A. CORRECT; This is a SIMPLE SENTENCE
B. Comma preceding 'and' ; COMPOUND SENT.
D.D. #31
"You may be able to move quickly, or take a chance on losing a valuable piece of evidence."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 213
A. CORRECT; Compound Sentence
B. Remove comma before 'or' ; SIMPLE SENTENCE
"As far as she was concerned, we were intruders and she was determined to show us she was no easy target."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 229
A. CORRECT: Simple sentence
B. Comma before 'and' : Compound Sentence
D.D. #28
"Four of us pulled up to the house in rural Maine that day back in August 2004 ___ Jason, me, an ordained priest named Kevin and Steve Gonsalves."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 248
What belongs in the space?
A.
Correct the way it is
B.
Comma conjunction
C.
Colon
D.
Semi-colon
D.D. #32
"We had placed a camcorder up there so we were eager to see if it had picked up an image that would explain the noise."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 206

A.
Correct; Simple Sentence
B.
Comma preceding 'so' ; Compound Sentence
D.D. #33
"They had become frustrated and frightened, and they wanted their daughters to be able to sleep in their own bedroom without having to worry about supernatural intruders."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 207
A. Correct; Compound Sentence
B. Remove the comma before 'and' ; Simple Sentence
D.D. #29
"As soon as Ed and Cole entered the room, they were confronted by quite the sight ___ kitchen chairs sliding at them across the floor."
-"Seeking Spirits" Hawes & Wilson
What belongs in the ____?
A. Correct
B. Colon
C. Comma conjunction
D. Semi-colon
D.D. #34
"Then it stopped altogether, and again all I heard was the newscast."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 198
A. Correct; Compound Sentence
B. Remove comma before 'and' ; Simple Sentence
D
.
D
.

#
3
5
"We put our backs against the wall of Jimmy's house, and sat down on the ground."
-"Seeking Spirits" pg. 198
A. Correct; Compound Sentence
B. Remove the comma before 'and' ; Simple Sentence
D.D. #30
"Suddenly, I realized what the problem was ___ the signal was bleeding into Jimmy's hearing aid, his television, his clock radio, and anything else that was designed to pick up a certain frequency."

What belongs in the ____?
A. Correct without anything in the ___
B. Comma Conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
D.D. 31
"There was something Ahmed knew that we all knew
___
the children belonged to all of us."
-Sunrise Over Fallujah, W.D. Meyers
What belongs in the
___
?
A. Correct
B. Comma conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
D.D. #32
"We loaded up three Humvees
___
one pulled a "water buffalo," which is a 400-gallon water carrier taht could be hitched onto the back of a truck."
-Sunrise over Fallujah; W. D. Meyers
What belongs in the
___
?
A. Correct
B. Comma
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
10th Grade
D.D. #33
"There was a marble-topped washstand by her bed___on it was a glass and a tiny alarm clock."
-To Kill a Mockingbird, pg. 106
What belongs in the ___?
A. Correct without adding punctuation
B. Comma
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
D.D. #34
"There was a kitchen separate from the rest of the house, tacked onto it by a wooden catwalk ___ in the back yard was a rusty bell on a pole, used to summon field hands or as a distress signal."
What belongs in the ___?
A. Correct
B. Comma
C. Colon
D. Semi-colon
D.D. #35
"I liked his smell ___ it was of leather, horses, cottonseed."
-TKMB pg. 200
What belongs in the ___?
A. CORRECT
B. COMMA
C. COLON
D. SEMI-COLON
D.D. #36
"Between two fires, I could not decide which I wanted to jump into ___ Mr. Raymond or the 5th Judicial Circuit Court."
-TKMB pg. 200
What belongs in the ___?
A. Correct
B. Comma
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
D.D. #37
"There is no good or evil ___ only power and those too weak to seek it. "
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Quote by Quirinus Quirrell
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma
B. Semi-colon
C. Conjunction
D. Colon
D.D. #36
"There was no point in worrying Mrs. Dursley___she always got so upset at any mention of her sister."
What belongs in the ___?
A. Correct
B. Conjunction


C. Colon
D. Semi-colon
D.D. #37
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, p.5.
"There was no point in worrying Mrs. Dursley ___she always got so upset at any mention of her sister."
What belongs in the ___?
A. Conjunction
B. Colon
C. Semi-colon
D. Comma
D.D. #38
"It’s a good show___ Bobby and His Disappearing Breakfast, now appearing on the Big Screen of Life in the Kitchen of the Weird. "
-Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (pg. 5)
What belongs in the ___?
A. comma
B. comma conjuction
C. colon
D. semi-colon
D.D. #39
"She made me soap all over twice and drew fresh water in the tub for each rinse ___ she stuck my head in the basin and washed it with Octagon soap and castile."
-TKMB pg. 116
What belongs in the ___?
A. Period
B. Comma
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon

D.D. #40
"When Calpurnia stayed overnight with us she slept on a folding cot in the kitchen ___ that morning it was covered with our Sunday habiliments."
-TKMB pg. 117
What belongs in the ___?
A. Conjunction
B. Colon
C. Semi-Colon
D. Period
D.D. #41
"When we went in the house I saw he had been crying
___
his face was dirty in the right places
___
but I thought it odd that I had not heard him."
What belongs in the
___
then
___
?
A. Correct: Nothing more is necessary
B.
Semi-colon


Colon
C.
Colon

Comma
D.
Semi-Colon

Comma
-TKMB pg. 63
"He never did things our friends' fathers did ___ never went hunting or fishing, never played poker or drank. "
D.D. #42
A. Correct
B. Comma conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-colon
D.D. #43
"The Maycomb County courthouse was faintly reminiscent of Arlington in one respect ___ the concrete pillars supporting its south roof were too heavy for their light burden. " -TKMB pg. 162
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma
B. Colon
C. Conjunction
D. Semi-Colon
D.D. #44
-TKMB 163
"The inhabitants of these offices were creatures of their environment ___ little gray-faced men, they seemed untouched by wind or sun."
What belongs in the ____?
A.
Comma conjunction
B.
Comma
C.
Semi-Colon
D.
Colon
D.D. #45
"The man's speech reminded her of being with a car salesman ___ you had to do it now, and this model at this price."
What belongs in the ___?
A. Correct without punctuation
B. Comma conjuction
C. Colon
D. Semi-colon
D.D. #46
"The air on the highway was thick with tempting smell-pockets ___french fries, fast-food, fried chicken."
What belongs in the ___?

A. Correct without punctuation
B. Comma Conjunction
C. Semi-Colon
D. Colon
D.D. #47
"My ears picked up faint sounds that before had gone unnoticed___the rustling of a twig as a bird build a nest overhead, the soft step of a deer dozens of feet away."
-Shiver, pg. 51
What belongs in the ___?
A. Semi-Colon
B. Comma conjunction
C. Colon
D. Both 'A' and 'B' are correct
"This superintendent was a slim creature of thirty-five, with a sandy goatee and short sandy hair ___ he wore a stiff standing-collar whose upper edge almost reached his ears."

-Tom Sawyer, pg. 28
What belongs in the ___?
A. Colon
B. Comma Conjunction
C. Semi-Colon
D. 'B' and 'C' are correct
D.D. #48
D.D. #48
" Sleep is like a cat ___ it only comes when you ignore it."
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma
B. Comma Conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon

D.D. #49
"Jem continued to remain mysterious ___ I couldn't believe he wouldn't tell me about what happened."
A. Comma
B. Conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
What belongs in the ___?
D.D. #50
"On the morning that we left, Grandpa refused to help us load up the car
___
he just stood on the front porch and watched us."
A. Comma
B. Colon
C. Semi-Colon
D. Conjunction
What belongs in the ___?
-Mississippi Trial 1955
D.D. #51
Hiram can go to Arizona this summer, but there will be some conditions ___ he can't leave until school's out, he can't stay for the whole summer, and he has to be back before school starts again.
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma
B. Comma Conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
-Mississippi Trial 1955
D
.
D
.
#52
"You're just like Mr. Harlan ___ if you weren't so fresh-looking, I'd swear you were Mr. Hillburn's own boy, not his grandchild."
What belongs in the ___?
A.
Colon
B.
Semi-Colon
C. Comma
D.
Conjunction
D.D. #53
"Grandpa was full of questions about them ___ what were they interested in, how were their grades, when would they be visiting?"
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma
B. Comma Conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
-Mississippi Trial 1955
D.D. #54
-M. D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
"Rain-drenched, fresh, vital, full of life, spring enveloped all of us."
There are 4 words being used to describe 'spring'; those 4 words are called:
A. Nouns
B. Verbs
C. Adverbs
D. Adjectives
D.D. #55
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p.3
"The interest around the table sharpened palpably some stiffened, others fidgeted, all gazing at Snape and Voldemort."


A. Correct
B. Comma following 'sharpened'
C. Colon following 'palpably'
D. Semi-colon following 'palpably'
D.D. #56
"The faces around him displayed nothing but shock he might have announced that he wanted to borrow one of their arms."
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p. 7.
A. Correct
B. Comma preceding 'but'
C. Colon following 'shock'
D. Semi-colon following 'shock'
D.D. #57
-Lois Lowry, The Giver
Instantly, obediently, Jonas had dropped his bike on its side on the path behind his family's dwelling.
"
Instantly, obediently
" are:
A. nouns
B. verbs
C. adverbs
D. adjectives
D.D. #59
D.D. #60
D.D. #58
D.D. #61
-Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief, pg. 80
"When we reached her, she looked me over
critically
, like she was still
thinking
about how much I drooled."


A.
noun
and
verb
B.
verb
and
noun
C.
noun
and
adjective
D.
verb
and
adverb
"
thinking
" and "
critically
" are:
"A
dead
jackal lay on the sandy shore and Siddhartha's soul slipped into its corpse..."
-Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha, page 12
"
dead
" is a/an:
A. noun
B. verb
C. adverb
D. adjective
Louis Sachar, Holes, p.5.
"The reader is probably asking himself a question why would anyone go to Camp Green Lake?"

A. Correct
B. Comma following 'himself'
C. Colon following 'question'
D. Semi-colon preceding 'why'
-B. O'Connor, How to Steal a Dog pg. 12
"He had Mama's straight, copper-colored hair."

How many adjectives describe 'hair'?
A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
D.D. #62
D.D. #63
D.D. #64
D.D. #65
D.D. #66
D.D. #67
Which of the following examples is
NOT
a verb?
A. Jump
B. See
C. Bat
D. Batting
Which of the following examples is a verb?
A. Running
B. Quickly
C. Swiftly
D. Carefully
"Grandma smiled at me. She hadn't put her teeth in."
-"Prom" L.A. Anderson
How many NOUNS are in the example above?
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
"Zachary notices and quickly turns away he presses his arms against his sides and folds his hands in front of him like he's trying to make himself smaller."
A. Correct
B. Comma following 'away'
C. Colon following 'away'
D. Semi-colon following 'away'
"I want to shrug it off, but the weirdest thing happens
___
Kate pulls the truck in front of the trailer, gets out with a stack of books, and knocks on the door."
A. Comma conjunction
B. Colon
C. Semi-Colon
D. Correct
"At a friend's house, everything is uncomplicated
___
no one drops toys in the fish tank, no one cares if the cellar door is open or closed, no one shrieks unless there's a huge spider crawling up her arm."
A. Comma
B. Comma conjunction
C. Semi-colon
D. Colon
D.D. #68
D.D. #69
D.D. #70
D.D. #71
D.D. #72
D.D. #73
D.D. #74
D.D. #75
"He got caught in a
cotton gin
, caught it in Mr. Dolphus Raymond's cotton gin when he was a
boy
...like to bled to death...tore all the
muscles
loose from his
bones
."
The
highlighted

words
are which type of noun?
A. Concrete
B. Abstract
C. Proper
D. Collective
A. Concrete
B. Abstract
C. Proper
D. Collective
"He'd be so
mad
he missed it that he wouldn't talk to me for days."
"mad"
is which type of NOUN?
"Inside the car, Hassan said, 'Okay, now all we to do is go to my house, pick up some clothes, and miraculously convince my parents to let me go on a road trip.'"
How many
proper nouns
are in the example above?
A. 0

B. 1

C. 2

D. 3
How many adverbs are in the example above?
A. 0

B. 1

C. 2

D. 3
-An Abundance of Katherines, Green
Every afternoon the baseball
team
follows its
coach
out to the hot field for practice.
What types of nouns are highlighted in the example above?
A.
Concrete
/
Abstract
B.
Abstract
/
Proper
C.
Collective
/
Concrete
D.
Concrete
/
Collective
"But still, the thought lurked out there, just beyond the reach of his headlights
___
he'd been dumped."
What belongs in the
___
?
A. Comma
B. Conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
"Dating, after all, only ends one way
___
poorly."
What belongs in the ___?
A. Correct without punctuation
B. Comma
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
"I went to support group for the same reason that I'd once allowed nurses with a mere eighteen months of graduate education to poison me with exotically named chemicals
___
I wanted to make my parents happy."
What belongs in the
___
?
A. Comma
B. Conjunction
C. Colon
D. Semi-Colon
D.D. #76
D.D. #77
"Authors never included the whole story ___ they just got to the point."
-An Abundance of Katherines; Green
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma conjunction
B. Colon
C. Semi-Colon
What type of noun is 'Authors'?
A. Collective
B. Proper
C. Concrete
D. Abstract
"But still, the
thought
lurked out there, just beyond the reach of his
headlights
___he'd been dumped."
D.D. #78
D.D. #79
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma
B. Colon
C. Comma conjunction
D. Semi-Colon
Identify the correct noun type:
A.
Abstract
,
Concrete
B.
Concrete
,
Abstract
C.
Concrete
,
Collective
D.
Abstract
,
Collective
"Here's the thing about storytelling___you need a beginning, and a middle, and an end."
D.D. #80
What belongs in the ___?
A. Comma
B. Colon
C. Semi-Colon
D. Comma conjunction
D.D. #81
"middle" is which type of noun?
A. Collective
B. Proper
C. Abstract
D. Concrete
"The house smelled ancient ___ musty old couches and unfinished wood."
D.D. #82
D.D. #83
What belongs in the ___?
A. comma
B. colon
C. semi-colon
What part of speech is "ancient"?
A. Noun
B. Verb
C. Adjective
D. Adverb
-Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent
"Times Square is
incredible
. You've never seen such lights, such hustle. Whole sides of buildings are given over to advertisements that blink and ripple and wave. It's like a storm on an electronic sea"
D.D. #84
D.D. #85
"
incredible
" is which part of speech
?
A. abstract noun
B. adjective
C. adverb
D. collective noun
The sentence above contains which of the following?
A.
simile, metaphor, alliteration
B.
metaphor, alliteration, allusion
C.
simile, pun, metaphor
D.
simile, personification
D.D. #86
"Whoever
invented
these boots should be shot because once the boots got ahold of your shoes they wouldn't let
them
go for anything."
-Christopher Paul Curtis-The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The sentence above contains:
A. simile
B. metaphor
C. alliteration
D. personification
D.D. #87
A.
adverb
;
collective noun
B.
verb
;
collective noun
C.
noun
;
adverb
D.
adjective
;
proper noun
Parts of speech:
invented
;
them
"You can't kill him!" Fumalo
burst
out.
Which dialogue format does the sentence above follow?
A.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
B.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
C.
"Start sentence," dialogue tag, "end sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #88
What part of speech is "burst"?
A. Noun
B. Verb
C. Adjective
D. Adverb
D.D. #89
"You can't kill him!" Fumalo
burst
out.
D.D. #90
-Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse
Mr. D sighed in exasperation. "The next person, or horse, who calls me the 'wine dude' will end up in a bottle of Merlot!”

Which format does the example above follow?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #91
Mr. D
sighed
in
exasperation
. "The next person, or horse, who calls me the 'wine dude' will end up in a bottle of Merlot!”
A.
verb
;
noun
B.
adjective
;
adverb
C.
verb
;
adverb
D.
adverb
;
adjective
D.D. #94
D.D. #95
Nausea began to spread through his stomach, warm and oozy and evil.
There are
#
of
_____
in the sentence above.
A.
2

adjectives
B.
3

adverbs
C.
2
adverbs
D.
3

adjectives
"I'm not Bobby," he said. "It doesn't matter how much I might look like him."
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #96
"Ladies and gentlemen!" he cried. "At the request of Mr. Gatsby we are going to play for you Mr. Vladimir Tostoff's latest work, which attracted so much attention at Carnegie Hall last May."
Format?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #97
"Ladies and gentlemen!" he cried. "At the request of Mr. Gatsby we are going to play for you Mr. Vladimir Tostoff's latest work, which attracted so much attention at Carnegie Hall last May."
How many proper nouns are in the example above?
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4
D.D. #98
"Now--," said Harrison, taking her hand, "shall we show the people the meaning of the word
dance
?"
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #99
"Now--," said Harrison, taking her
hand
, "shall we show the people the meaning of the word
dance
?"
hand;
dance
=which part of speech?
A.
abstract noun
;
verb
B.
concrete noun
;
adjective
C.
collective noun
;
adverb
D.
concrete noun
;
verb
D.D. #100
"I'm going to make a big request of you today," he said, pocketing his souvenirs with satisfaction, "so I thought you ought to know something about me."
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #101
"I'm going to make a big request of you today," he said,
pocketing
his souvenirs with
satisfaction
, "so I thought you ought to know something about me."
Match the highlighted words to the correct part of speech:
A.
verb
,
adjective
B.
verb
,
abstract noun
C.
adjective
,
concrete noun
D.
concrete noun
;
abstract noun
He put down his giant hands and said, "We're supposed to meet the Prullucks in twenty minutes."
-Angel's Food; Anderson
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #103
He put down his
giant
hands and said, "We're supposed to meet the Prullucks in
twenty
minutes."
The highlighted parts of speech are:
A. Nouns
B. Adjectives
C. Verbs
D. Adverbs
D.D. #104
"Is it all quiet up there," he asked anxiously.
Corrections?
A.
CORRECT DIALOGUE
B.
COMMA should be outside of the quotations
C.
COMMA should be a QUESTION MARK
D.
'he' should be CAPITALIZED
D.D. #105
"Is it all quiet up there?" he asked
anxiously
.
The highlighted word is:
A.
verb
B.
adverb
C.
adjective
D.
abstract noun
D.D. #106
"I got a call from your teacher," Mom said when I got home. "She says you're failing math."
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #107
"I got a call from your teacher," Mom said when I got home. "
She
says you're
failing
math."
"
she
"; "
failing
: which part of speech?
A.
Proper Noun
;
verb
B.
Pronoun
;
abstract noun
C.
Proper Noun
;
abstract noun
D.
Pronoun
;
verb
D.D. #108
He grimaced. "You're drowning them," he said.
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #109
He grimaced. "You're drowning them," he said.
There are 3 _____ in the sentence above.
A. pronouns
B. verbs
C. concrete nouns
D. adverbs
D.D. #110
My father laughs. That is twice in one day. "Better than the blouse man," he says.
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #111
My father laughs. That is twice in one day. "Better than the blouse man," he says.
How many PRONOUNS are in the sentence above?
A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4
D.D. #112
The kids shrugged and said, "Open the box." I didn't know what this meant, but it did not sound good.
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #113
The kids shrugged and said, "Open the box."
I didn't know what this meant, but it did not sound good.
The highlighted portion is which type of sentence?
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex
D.D. #114
"We'll buy it together," Caroline says. "We will be co-owners of a work of art."
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #115
"We'll buy it together," Caroline says. "We will be co-owners of a work of art."
How many
PRONOUNS
&
PROPER NOUNS
are in the sentence above?
A.
1
&
1
B.
2
&
1
C.
2
&
2
D.
3
&
1
D.D. #116
"I don't believe you. I don't believe either of you" Giselle barked. Jumping up from the table, she charged out of the house.
A. Correct
B. ...either of you
,
"
C. ...either of you "
,
D. ...either of you
?
"
D.D. #117
"
I
don't
believe

you
.
I
don't
believe
either of
you
," Giselle
barked
.
Jumping
up from the table,
she

charged
out of the house.
Determine the parts of speech for
pink
and
yellow
highlighted words:
A.
Proper Noun
;
abstract noun
B.
Pronoun
;
adverb
C.
Proper Noun
;
adjective
D.
Pronoun
;
verb
D.D. #118
"They like me in school, Kafka," she told him. "Everyone's my friend."
Which dialogue format is used above?
A.
"Complete sentence," dialogue tag.
B.
Dialogue tag, "Complete sentence."
C.
"Start sentence, " dialogue tag, "finish sentence."
D.
"Complete sentence," tag. "Complete sentence."
D.D. #119
"They like me in school, Kafka," she told him, "Everyone's my friend."
A. Correct
B. ...Kafka."
C. ...she told him.
D. ...Kafka, she said
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