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NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Inference, Context & Comprehension Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 2 2. When broken down, the word 'context' literally means ___________.

Question 3 3.

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 4 4.

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.

Question 5 5. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 7 7. What is tone?

Question 8 8. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 9 9. Which of these terms refers to the actual definition of a word?

Question 10 10. When a sequential pattern of organization is used...

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Question 11 11. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 12 12. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 13 13. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

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. Context helps us ____________.

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Question 16 16. If performing outside research and you decide to include an interesting fact in your writing, what type of context might you need to provide?

Question 17 17. In an informational text that is organized using the sequential steps structure, each main section...

Question 18 18. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 19 19. Which of the following best describes context?

Question 20 20. '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?

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Question 21 21. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 22 22. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 23 23. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 24 24. Which of the following would not be considered providing context for a literary quote?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. What is mood?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 29 29. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 30 30. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Inference, Context & Comprehension Chapter Exam Instructions

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