GACE Middle Grades ELA: Inference & Context Chapter Exam

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Use this material to answer question #1

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 1 1. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 2 2. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 3 3. 'The two teams faced off. One team had gone undefeated for three seasons. The other, a young team, was playing their first game. This competition was a David and Goliath match-up.' This passage is an example of which literary term?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 5 5. What is mood?

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Question 6 6. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 7 7. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 8 8. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 9 9. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to know and look for signal words in an informational text that organizes information using a sequence of events or steps?

Question 12 12. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 13 13.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

Question 14 14. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 15 15. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

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Question 16 16. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 17 17. When a sequential pattern of organization is used...

Question 18 18. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 19 19. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 20 20. What is tone?

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Question 21 21. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 22 22. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Question 23 23. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 24 24. In an informational text that is organized using the sequential steps structure, each main section...

Question 25 25.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

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Question 26 26. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 27 27. Juliet says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' She's comparing Romeo's last name, Montague, to a rose because no matter what you call him, Romeo is still going to be a sweet guy. Juliet is using which term to explain her idea?

Question 28 28. What is denotation?

Question 29 29. Which of these terms refers to the actual definition of a word?

Question 30 30. What does it mean to make an inference?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Inference & Context Chapter Exam Instructions

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