Praxis English Language Arts - Content Knowledge (5038): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. A middle school English teacher sets aside the last 15 minutes of class to allow the students to free write. The writings are collected and returned with feedback on grammar and ideas for writing improvements. This assessment can best be classified as

Question 2 2. Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, ''Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.'' This sentence can best be classified as

Question 3 3. Which of the following plays is considered to be one of Shakespeare's great comedies?

Use this material to answer questions #4 through #5

The following question is based on the opening lines from William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.


'Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;'

Question 4 4. This excerpt illustrates Shakespeare's use of which literary device at the beginning of his play?

Use this material to answer questions #4 through #5

The following question is based on the opening lines from William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.


'Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;'

Question 5 5. Shakespeare employed which type of metric line in this excerpt?

Question 6 6. Which of the following text features should a student examine to find a list of key words used in an informational text and the words' definitions?

Question 7 7. F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway were all authors of which American literary genre?

Question 8 8. When using the Chicago Manual of Style, a student's bibliography should be organized in

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an example of an activity aimed at stimulating classroom discussions?

Use this material to answer questions #10 through #12

The following question is based upon Emily Dickinson's poem ''Hope Is the Thing With Feathers.''


'Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune--without the words,

And never stops at all,


And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.


I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.'

Question 10 10. Dickinson's comparison of hope to a bird is an example of

Use this material to answer questions #10 through #12

The following question is based upon Emily Dickinson's poem ''Hope Is the Thing With Feathers.''


'Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune--without the words,

And never stops at all,


And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.


I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.'

Question 11 11. The use of 'soul' and 'all' in the first stanza are an example of

Use this material to answer questions #10 through #12

The following question is based upon Emily Dickinson's poem ''Hope Is the Thing With Feathers.''


'Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune--without the words,

And never stops at all,


And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.


I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.'

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the best way of describing the theme of Dickinson's poem?

Question 13 13. A student writes an essay about snowboarding based upon her five senses. The essay can best be classified as

Question 14 14. The teacher assigns students to give an extemporaneous speech about the books they read over the winter break. For such a speech, students

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences illustrates proper comma usage?

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