Praxis Middle School English Language Arts (5047): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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An Ant, going to a river to drink, fell in, and was carried along in the stream. A Dove pitied her condition, and threw into the river a small bough, by means of which the Ant gained the shore. The Ant afterward, seeing a man with a fowling-piece aiming at the Dove, stung him in the foot sharply, and made him miss his aim, and so saved the Dove's life.

Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes the sub-genre of this passage?

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This passage is a student essay in response to a prompt asking them to research a historical or legendary figure in the novel of their choice.


(1) Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is a fascinating book that uses the stories of the Greek gods and legendary figures and puts them in modern-day America. (2) For example, Percy is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea who carries a trident. (3) While some figures are lesser known, others are famous gods. (4) On the other hand, Chiron is the camp activities director in the novel, but the mythological figure he is based on is not as famous as gods like Poseidon. (5) In Greek mythology, Chiron was a chief centaur, a creature with a hybrid body with the top human and bottom horse, he was respited for his wisdom and medicinal expertise.

Question 2 2. Which of the following errors is present in sentence 5?

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This passage is a student essay in response to a prompt asking them to research a historical or legendary figure in the novel of their choice.


(1) Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is a fascinating book that uses the stories of the Greek gods and legendary figures and puts them in modern-day America. (2) For example, Percy is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea who carries a trident. (3) While some figures are lesser known, others are famous gods. (4) On the other hand, Chiron is the camp activities director in the novel, but the mythological figure he is based on is not as famous as gods like Poseidon. (5) In Greek mythology, Chiron was a chief centaur, a creature with a hybrid body with the top human and bottom horse, he was respited for his wisdom and medicinal expertise.

Question 3 3. Which of the following changes would improve the clarity of the essay?

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This passage is a student essay in response to a prompt asking them to research a historical or legendary figure in the novel of their choice.


(1) Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is a fascinating book that uses the stories of the Greek gods and legendary figures and puts them in modern-day America. (2) For example, Percy is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea who carries a trident. (3) While some figures are lesser known, others are famous gods. (4) On the other hand, Chiron is the camp activities director in the novel, but the mythological figure he is based on is not as famous as gods like Poseidon. (5) In Greek mythology, Chiron was a chief centaur, a creature with a hybrid body with the top human and bottom horse, he was respited for his wisdom and medicinal expertise.

Question 4 4. Which of the following words in sentence 5 is misused in the context of the passage?

Question 5 5. After a class reading of the first five chapters of Little Women, a teacher wishes to evaluate her students' understanding of the text by having them write one-minute reflections on what the chapters were about and what they were confused about. This assessment is an example of _____.

Question 6 6. In order to increase student learning and engagement for a unit on To Kill a Mockingbird, a teacher wishes to scaffold reading instruction. Which of the following would be the most effective strategy to begin the unit before reading the novel?

Question 7 7. This 1937 novel written by an African-American writer during the Harlem Renaissance tells the story of a woman's quest for love. She winds up discovering the true nature of love and who she is after three marriages. The novel discussed here is _____.

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Many people appreciate the ''fairy tale'' George Orwell created in his novel Animal Farm, where animals take over a farm and overthrow the humans. But the novel has a deeper meaning as well: Orwell wrote the novel to satirize the Soviet Union's communism. Respectively, Old Major functions as Stalin; Napoleon functions as Lenin; and Snowball functions as Trotsky.

Question 8 8. Which of the following best describes the assumption the author of this passage makes?

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Many people appreciate the ''fairy tale'' George Orwell created in his novel Animal Farm, where animals take over a farm and overthrow the humans. But the novel has a deeper meaning as well: Orwell wrote the novel to satirize the Soviet Union's communism. Respectively, Old Major functions as Stalin; Napoleon functions as Lenin; and Snowball functions as Trotsky.

Question 9 9. Which of the following would be the best objective summary of this passage?

Question 10 10. Which of the following scenarios would be the most effective use of wait time?

Question 11 11. A teacher is teaching a unit on the eight parts of speech to his classroom and notices students' disinterest in the subject and lack of engagement. Which of the following methods would be most effective in increasing student engagement in the unit?

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How heavy do I journey on the way,

When what I seek, my weary travel's end,

Doth teach that ease and that repose to say

''Thus far the miles are measured from thy friend!''

The beast that bears me, tired with my woe,

Plods dully on, to bear that weight in me,

As if by some instinct the wretch did know

His rider loved not speed, being made from thee:

The bloody spur cannot provoke him on

That sometimes anger thrusts into his hide;

Which heavily he answers with a groan,

More sharp to me than spurring to his side;

For that same groan doth put this in my mind;

My grief lies onward and my joy behind.

Question 12 12. This passage is an example of which of the following types of poetic forms?

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How heavy do I journey on the way,

When what I seek, my weary travel's end,

Doth teach that ease and that repose to say

''Thus far the miles are measured from thy friend!''

The beast that bears me, tired with my woe,

Plods dully on, to bear that weight in me,

As if by some instinct the wretch did know

His rider loved not speed, being made from thee:

The bloody spur cannot provoke him on

That sometimes anger thrusts into his hide;

Which heavily he answers with a groan,

More sharp to me than spurring to his side;

For that same groan doth put this in my mind;

My grief lies onward and my joy behind.

Question 13 13. Based on the context of this poem, the ''beast'' mentioned in line 5 is probably _____.

Question 14 14. A teacher assigns his students an essay that requires them to compare and contrast the book version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with the movie version. Which of the following areas should the teacher NOT include in the grading rubric for the assignment?

Question 15 15.

Having stayed up too late the night before playing games, James was exhausted in the morning and had to drag himself out of bed to get ready for work.


In this sentence, which of the following best describes the meaning of ''drag''?

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