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TExES English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies 4-8 (113): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which of the following best characterizes the outcome of the landmark case of Gideon v. Wainright in 1963?

Use this material to answer questions #2 through #3

THE NONSENSE OF IT.

'It would never do for women to vote, it would lead to such divisions in families.' But political divisions do not, after all, make men quarrel half so much as religious divisions; and if you allow wives to do their own thinking in religion, why not in politics? Besides, nothing makes a man so coaxing and persuasive as when he tries to induce his neighbor to vote 'our ticket.' Husbands who are boors all the rest of the year would become patterns of politeness for a month before election day,--if the wives only had a vote!

'The polls are not decent places for women, at present.' Then she is certainly needed there to make them decent. Literature was not decent, nor the dinner table, till she was admitted to them, on equal terms. But already, throughout most parts of the country, the ballot-box is as quiet a place to go to as the Post-office; and where it is not so, the presence of one woman would be worth a dozen policemen.

'Politics are necessarily corrupting.' Then why not advise good men, as well as good women, to quit voting?

Excerpt from abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higgins, circulated in 1865

Question 2 2. In this passage, which of the following amendments to the US Constitutions is the author arguing for the creation of?

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THE NONSENSE OF IT.

'It would never do for women to vote, it would lead to such divisions in families.' But political divisions do not, after all, make men quarrel half so much as religious divisions; and if you allow wives to do their own thinking in religion, why not in politics? Besides, nothing makes a man so coaxing and persuasive as when he tries to induce his neighbor to vote 'our ticket.' Husbands who are boors all the rest of the year would become patterns of politeness for a month before election day,--if the wives only had a vote!

'The polls are not decent places for women, at present.' Then she is certainly needed there to make them decent. Literature was not decent, nor the dinner table, till she was admitted to them, on equal terms. But already, throughout most parts of the country, the ballot-box is as quiet a place to go to as the Post-office; and where it is not so, the presence of one woman would be worth a dozen policemen.

'Politics are necessarily corrupting.' Then why not advise good men, as well as good women, to quit voting?

Excerpt from abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higgins, circulated in 1865

Question 3 3. Which of the following terms is associated with the right that was argued for in this passage?

Question 4 4.

Which of the following types of stories was created by people to explain a facet of how the world works?

Question 5 5.

Which of the following is an example of a failure of Reconstruction after the Civil War?

Question 6 6.

Jared is reading a paragraph aloud in class, and his teacher notices that he reads the word "was" as "saw", "left" as "felt", and "act" as "cat". Which of the following types of reading errors is Jared experiencing?

Question 7 7.

Mrs. Jones wants her students to present examples of free enterprise at work. Which of the following might a student present?

Question 8 8.

Michael wants to rate governments by the freedom afforded to their citizens. Which of the following would Michael rate as the highest?

Question 9 9. Based on this map, what can we assume about the locations of Zebulon Pike's camp locations and the locations of the modern towns?

Question 10 10.

Mr. Yates wants to teach students about historical events surrounding the annexation of Texas. Which of the following would be most logical for him to teach about with this topic?

Use this material to answer questions #11 through #13

On my summer vacation, we went to the beach. I was very exsited, since I had never been before. It was such a long drive! When we finaly got there, we went to the hotel first. Then we put on our swimsuits and went to the ocean. I played in the water. I dug in the sand, played in the water, and nap on the beach. I saw so many horseshoe crabs and shells. The beach was my favorite vacation.

Question 11 11. Which of the following types of writing is this example from a 4th grade student?

Use this material to answer questions #11 through #13

On my summer vacation, we went to the beach. I was very exsited, since I had never been before. It was such a long drive! When we finaly got there, we went to the hotel first. Then we put on our swimsuits and went to the ocean. I played in the water. I dug in the sand, played in the water, and nap on the beach. I saw so many horseshoe crabs and shells. The beach was my favorite vacation.

Question 12 12. Which words did the student use in the passage to signal transitions?

Use this material to answer questions #11 through #13

On my summer vacation, we went to the beach. I was very exsited, since I had never been before. It was such a long drive! When we finaly got there, we went to the hotel first. Then we put on our swimsuits and went to the ocean. I played in the water. I dug in the sand, played in the water, and nap on the beach. I saw so many horseshoe crabs and shells. The beach was my favorite vacation.

Question 13 13. In this student's writing, which of the following errors is present?

Question 14 14.

Mrs. Kwan's 7th grade students are going to present speeches over the next few days. She wants to teach the students in the class to speak confidently so that they can present their speeches successfully. Which of the following might Mrs. Kwan do to most help the class?

Question 15 15.

According to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Middle School:;; Each school district shall require that, during Celebrate Freedom Week or other week of instruction prescribed under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, students in Grades 3-12 study and recite the following text from the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness--That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.";; Which month of the year does Celebrate Freedom Week occur?

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