Common Core History & Social Studies Grades 9-10: Literacy Standards Final Exam

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Question 1 1. The three key elements of the evaluative essay are:

Question 2 2. Thesis-antithesis-synthesis is most associated with:

Question 3 3.

Once they have taken over NASA, we believe that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA. The aliens have been meeting in the middle of the night and current intelligence includes encrypted transmissions (see figure A) indicating such a plan.


In the excerpt above, what constitutes good evidence that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA? why?

Question 4 4. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 5 5. One particular view or theory based on historical evidence is called:

Question 6 6.

Fructose from whole foods does not seem to be harmful. Consumption of whole fruit is associated with lower mortality.


The first sentence is the author's main argument, and the second is a piece of evidence. Pick the sentence that would connect the evidence to the argument.

Question 7 7. _____ is important in the introduction of an evaluative essay because it defines the focus of your critique.

Question 8 8. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 9 9. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

Question 10 10. The process in which an account of the past is researched and constructed is called:

Question 11 11. Rebecca is writing a research paper on the topic of cyber terrorism. She had to use both primary and secondary sources to back up her opinion. To develop her thesis she contacted a high-ranking local FBI agent who agreed to provide her with an interview. She also conducted a survey of her college to oversee their opinion on the topic. Lastly, in a Q&A session, she managed to obtain a comment from the deputy head of the NSA. She only cited the primary sources she used. Why is her paper incomplete?

Question 12 12. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 13 13. You are writing a standardized test essay arguing that not everyone always gets what they deserve. Which of the following would be a good piece of supporting evidence?

Question 14 14. _____ can be helpful in an evaluative essay when you are presenting a controversial viewpoint:

Question 15 15. Which of the following best defines a primary source?

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Common Core History & Social Studies Grades 9-10: Literacy Standards Final Free Practice Test Instructions

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