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THE BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER

_____1. What does Imogene do after she hears the words Beth uses?

a. She brags to everyone that she is resourceful.

b. She shoves a Magic Marker at Beth.

c. She just forgets about them.

d. She writes them in a notebook.

_____2.Alice claims Beth´s compliments about Imogene are

a. not-nice

b. copied from the book

c. creative

d. very fitting

_____3. Who is the narrator?

a. Beth

b. Gladys

c. Ollie

d. Louella

_____4. What is the theme in this realistic fiction story?

a. Personal best

b. neighbors

c. co-workers

d. friend choices

_____5. Who is the main character in the story?

a. Beth

b. Imogene

c. Joanne

d. Miss kemp and Albert

_____6. How do the actions of Ollie and Gladys Herdman contribute to Boyd Liggett’s bad situation?

a. Gladys tells Boyd that his ears will be cut off.

b. Both kids bring butter and put it on Boyd`s ears so the knife can slice without difficulty.

c. Ollie tells Boyd to put his head in the bike rack.

d. Both a and c

NUMBER THE STARS

_____7. Why does Mrs. Johansen buy fish skin shoes?

a. Kirsti likes new things.

b. they are the only ones available because of the war.

c. She likes the color of the shoes.

d. She does not think Kirsti will mind about green shoes.

_____8. Why did the Danes blow up their own naval fleet?

a. Because, the war was over and they did not need the ships.

b. it was night before the beginning of the Jewish New Year.

c. the Danes did not want the Germans to be able to use their ships.

d. they wanted to have a large fireworks display.

_____9. “Number the stars” is mainly about ________________

a. a Danish family hiding a Jewish girl from the German soldiers.

b. two sisters who are pretending to be friends.

c. Mr. Johansen hiding the Rosens from the German soldiers.

d. the Rosens moving away from the Johansens.

_____10.Where does the selection take place?

a. in Germany

b. in America

c. in Denmark

d. In Tivoli Gardens

_____11.Ellen solves Kirsti´s shoe problem by

a. promising to help Kirsti get a different pair of shoes

b. suggesting that Kirsti give the shoes away

c. offering to have her father blacken them

d. offering to trade her shoes with Kirsti.

_____12.What event happen on Kirsti´s birthday?

a. Kirsti saw fireworks for the first time.

b. Tivoli Gardens burned.

c. The Johansens celebrated at Tivoli Gardens.

d. The Danes destroyed their naval fleet.

_____13.What news does Mr. Johansen explain to Annemarie?

a. that the Nazis plan to arrest all Danish Jews.

b. that Ellen is going to live with the Johansens

c. that Mr. and Mrs. Rosen are at Ellen´s grandmother´s house.

d. that the Johansens and the Rosens are leaving Copenhagen.

_____14.Why can´t the Rosens celebrate the Jewish New Year?

a. they do not have food or candy.

b. no one can come to their house.

c. they have to visit some relatives.

d. they had to hide from the Nazis.

_____15.What does Mr.Johansen promise Ellen?

a. that the rabbi is taking care of her parents.

b. that she will be happy living with Annemarie.

c. that her parents are safe and that she will see them again.

d. that no one knows where her parents are hiding.

_____16. Who is Ellen pretending with the soldiers come home?

a. annemarie.

b. annemarie dead sister.

c. annemaries´young sister.

d. a friend of the Johansens.

_____17. When the Nazis are at the Johansens´ home, how does the family feel?

a.tense and fearful.

b.curious and interested.

c.angry and frustrated.

d. tired and annoyed.

TRAPPED BY THE ICE

_____18. What can be learned about Sir Shackelton’s character from his actions?

a. He was a weak and not brave man.

b. He was a helpful and charming man.

c. He was a good leader who cared about the safety of the people of his crew.

d. He was a good teacher in leading his role as a captain.

_____19. This story is mainly about…

a. The terrible ordeal Sir Shackleton and his men survived.

b. The sinking of the Endurance at the South Pole.

c. Men exploring and discovering the South Pole.

d. Camping out on Elephant Island.

_____20. It happened about…

a. Ten years ago.

b. 150 years ago.

c. 100 years ago.

d. 50 years ago.

_____21. Sir Ernest Shackelton had set a goal to be the first person to…

a. Reach the South Pole.

b. Land on Elephant Island.

c. Climb the North Pole´s ice caps.

d. Cross the South Pole´s ice caps.

_____22.In November, 1915, the Endurance…

a. Was hit by an iceberg and cracked in half.

b. Sank into and froze in the Weddell Sea.

c. Was found by whalers and the crew saved.

d. Was carried by ice to the open sea.

_____23. The men mounted the lifeboats on sledges so …

a. The men could pull them across the ice.

b. Horses could pull the sleds and save the men´s strength.

c. They could reach the nearest land.

d. They could sail out in the Weddell Sea.

_____ 24. When Tom was skiing back to camp, he…..

a. Was hunting penguins and seals.

b. Tripped and broke his leg on the ice.

c. Was attacked by a sea leopard.

d. Caught a sea leopard.

_____25. An ice floe is similar to an iceberg, but the ice floe is…..

a. Smaller but deeper.

b. The same thing.

c. Larger and deeper.

d. A sheet-like piece of ice with not much depth.

_____26. When sailing, the men kept from becoming dehydrated by….

a. Drinking sea water.

b. Sucking on frozen seal meat.

c. Sucking on frozen sea leopard meat.

d. Drinking fresh water.

_____27.When the men arrived at Elephant Island, their problems were not solved

because the island …..

a. Had no telephone.

b. Had no food or shelter.

c. Had no people on it.

d. Was nothing but a warm and windy rock.

_____28. Two men set up a temporary home in a cave on South Georgia Island

because the men …..

a. Wanted to watch the sailing ships.

b. Wanted to go whaling.

c. Were too weak to hike across the island.

d. Were able to get drinking water there.

_____29. All of the following were major worries of the men staying on

Elephant Island except ……

a. Building a permanent home on the island.

b. Wondering if Shack was all right.

c. Wondering if they would be rescued.

d. Having too much food.

_____30.Why does the author call the graybeard a “mountain of water”?

a. Because, the men were too weak to climb the ship.

b. Because, the fresh drinking water was gone.

c. Because, graybeard is a huge wave of water that seems as huge as a mountain.

d. Because the use of figurative language can picture the event on the reader´s mind.

_____31.To what does the author compare the motion of the waves? and why?

a. To a roller coaster to show excitement and panic.

b. To a boat competition to show how they hurry to win.

c. To a roller coaster to give a vivid image of the lifeboats going up and down on the waves.

d. To a moment of their lives which are up and downs.

_____32.How did the crew feel after five and a half months on the ice?

a. They feel cold, dirty, weak and discouraged.

b. They feel cheerful by the success.

c. They feel really joyful and willing to take chances.

d. They were disappointed because they could not get to the cap of the North Pole.

FLOOD, WRESTLING WITH THE MISSISSIPPI

_____33.Why did the author write “Flood, Wrestling with the Mississippi”?

a. to explain the causes and effects of the 1993 flood

b. to describe what causes rainy seasons

c. to tell how farmlands get covered with water

d. to explain how levees are built.

_____34. Why were the people in Iota awed by the prisoners?

a. Because, they were helping others steal other people’s possessions.

b. Because, they were helping others survive by assisting them in constructing levees.

c. Because, they were stealing goods and groceries from stores for the homeless people.

d. Because, instead of running away, they stayed locked in prison with the water up to their necks.

_____35. According to the selection “Flood”; it might be inferred that the main function of reservoirs near large rivers is:

a. they are used by people to orient rivers into different directions to avoid flooding.

b. they work as accumulation of water to irrigate plants and crops.

c. they function as water reservations for potable water.

d. they serve as basins to accumulate water and prevent the lands flooding.

_____36. How did the weather forecasters explain what was happening?

a. In early summer of 1993, people could only wonder and worry because the storm

clouds were building up again.

b. the hot, moist air was colliding with cold air, causing rain. The rain was kept from

leaving the Midwest by a mass of hot air in the East.

c. Usually, storms broke up and moved East.

d. by the middle of July, rain had fallen on the Midwest for 49 straight days.

_____37.How is a levee raised?

a. they are made by following the structure of the city and the rivers in the vicinity.

b. people pack bags with shovels and sand.

c. waiting for the river level, the constructors determine the height.

d ­. A wall of wooden boards must be built along the top of the levee, then beams and sandbags are used to support the walls.

_____38.Why did the city of Davenport, Iowa, suffer widespread flooding?

a. The city could not afford levees, and it had missed its chance to have the federal

government build them. Also the citizens didn´t want to give up their view of the river.

b. The city could not afford levees, and it had obtained its chance to have the federal

government build them. Also the citizens didn´t want to give up their view of the river.

c. The city could afford levees, and it had gained its chance to have the federal

government build them. Also the citizens wanted to give up their view of the river.

d. The citizens could afford levees, and it had missed its chance to have the federal

government build them. Also the citizens didn´t want to give up their view of the river.

_____39.Why did the farmers need the levees?

a. the farmers used them to store water in the damps.

b. the levees were used to protect their plantations.

c. to prevent the Mississippi from flooding their farmland.

d. to avoid the rivers come into their houses.

_____40.Why was the summer of 1992 cooler than usual?

a. because, the weather was changing due to atmospheric pressure.

b. a volcanic eruption in the Philippines had made the air hazy, which cut off some of the

sun´s rays.

c. Autumn was rainy and winter of 1992-93 brought heavy rains.

d. spring of 1993 brought heavy rains and winds of about 160 miles per hour.

_____41.Why do you think the author focuses on one levee district?

a. to show an example of what many people along the river did to fight the flood.

b. the author focuses on one level because he was affected by the flood.

c. the author decided to focus on one levee to affirm that team work produced better results.

d. to show how people suffered the consequences of the global warming.

_____42.Why was one section of the levee a weak link?

a. it was made of earth only; it had been rebuilt with sand in the 1960s.

b. it was made of mud and got wet causing dripping through it.

c. it was not finished in concrete because the lack of resources.

d. it was constructed by people that did not know anything about construction.

_____43.How was Sny Island affected by levees breaking?

a. Somewhere upstream a levee gave away and affected the Sny Island.

b. the city had an effect on the levees because the river held a large quantiry of water.

c. when the levees upstream gave way, water poured out of the river and onto the floodplain,

temporarily keeping or flooding over the Sny Island levee.

d. Sny island underwent through a difficult and uncontrollable situation because the levees could not hold the water.

_____44.Why weren’t the floodwaters a problem south of Cairo?

a. in the Cairo city, the rivers are lower than the Mississippi.

b. because the Mississippi is much broader in the south and its tributes there were low

that summer, the populated areas of Cairo were not flooded.

c. because the floodwaters were not caused by the tributaries.

d. El cairo was surrounded by tributaries that hold the water.

_____45.How did people know when the flooding was over?

a. the news reported an aftermath.

b. the rivers started to decreasing the level.

c. the rains stopped in the region.

d. The weather pattern slowly changed.

_____46How did the media help save historic Ste. Genevieve from flooding?

a. people came to help to save it because it was a historic city.

b. the citizens started sending provisions like food, blankets and clothes.

c. Because of reports on television and in the newspapers, people from miles away helped

defend the city.

d. The Ste, Genevieve newspaper was delivered all around the country.

_____47.What text structure did the author follow?

a. She compares and contrasts what happened in different areas by giving examples.

b. She used the main idea and the conclusion.

c. She decided to follow the pattern of relating events at the same moment they were occurring.

d. She related the expository non-fiction story by giving the anecdotes of the people.

_____48. When could families return to their homes and farms?

a. after the rains stopped

b. after the corps of engineers built  new levees.

c. after the floodwater drained back into the river.

d. before the livestock died.

MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

_____49. Who is the narrator in “My side of the Mountain”?

a. a boy from New York city

b. a hunter

c. a farmer

d. Miss Turner, the local librarian.

_____50. Why does Sam watch the birds closely?

a. he is hungry, and he watches them to learn what is and not edible.

b. he loves birds and wanted to contemplated them.

c. he thinks that birds can guide him to a plce to get food.

d. he watches them in order to know how to catch worms.

_____51.What does Sam mean when he says that the hickories are “gold trees”?

a. the trees can provide him what he could not find at home.

b. he thought that the trees were a supply of shadow.

c. the trees are very valuable to him for what they produce. Nuts for eating and salt for seasoning.

d. the trees give him protection.

_____52. Why do the boulders under the hemlocks look like pebbles?

a. the hemlocks are so big that they make even smaller objects look huge.

b. the hemlocks are so huge that they make even larger objects look small.

c. the pebbles are so huge that they make even larger objects look small.

d. the hemlocks are not so huge that they make even larger objects look small.

_____53. Why does Sam want a shelter that cannot be seen?

a. because he does not want to be seen.

b. because he does not want people to find and take him back home.

c. he thought that her grandfather can take him home.

d. he  would like to go back to the city but not now.

_____54. How does Sam feel when he discovers the dogtooth violets? How do you know this?

a. he feels unhappy and excited, he knows that they are tasty, and he fills his pocket with them.

b. he feels unhappy and excited, he does not know that they are tasty, and he does not fill his pocket with them

c. he feels happy and excited, he knows that they are tasty, and he fills his pocket with them

d.he feels happy and excited, but he does not know that they are tasty, and he fills his pocket with them

_____55. How does cooking eggs help Sam figure out how to finish his home?

a. he hought that cooking eggs

b. cooking eggs helped him find the foundation of the house.

c. cooking with fire makes him think about other uses for fire.

d. the eggs gave him ideas about how to prepare his own food.

_____56.What does Sam say are guarding the spring? Why do you think the author uses this personification?

a. Sam says that the hickories are guarding the spring. He uses personification to give a vivid description of how the boulders look.

b. Sam says that the boulders are guarding the spring. He uses personification to give a vivid description of how the boulders look.

c. Sam says that the pebbles are guarding the spring. He uses personification to give a vivid description of how the boulders look.

d. Sam says that the violets are guarding the spring. He uses personification to give a vivid description of how the boulders look.

_____57.How does Sam solve most of his problems?

a. he could not identify a problem, thinks about it, searches for answers and finds the best solution.

b. he identifies a problem, thinks about it, searches for answers and finds the worst  solution.

c. he cannot identify the problem because he is in the woods, searches for answers and finds the best solution.

d. he identifies a problem, thinks about it, searches for answers and finds the best solution.

_____58.What does the narrator finally realize he can use instead of water to put out the fire?

a. a sweater.

b. a pall of mussels.

c. a handful of dirt.

d. a handful of leaves.

GIRLS THINK OF EVERYTHING

_____59. All the inventions mentioned in “Girls Think of Everything” have the following in

common except that they…

a. were invented by men

b. fill a need people have

c. make life easier

d. were invented by women.

_____60.What was the first thing that both Mary Anderson and Margaret E. Knight did when they thought of their inventions?

a. they got married and discussed with their husband their new ideas.

b. they both made drawings or sketches of their ideas.

c. they both planned to get the patent.

d. they did them as homework in literature class and share their ideas with the teacher.

_____61.What was the problem for Becky Schroeder wanted to invent a solution?

a. she couldn´t see her homework paper in the dark.

b. she wished that the paper could light up.

c. she wished that she could see it in the light.

d. she could n´t see her homework in the dark; she wished the paper could light up.

_____62.What was Alexia’s invention? What caused her to think of an idea?

a. Her invention was a no-spill bowl and what caused her to think of it was that her little babysitter´s son spilled cereal.

b. Her invention was a no-spill bowl and what caused her to think of it was that her little brother spilled cereal.

c. Her invention was a non-spill bowl and what caused her to think of it was that her little babysitter´s son spilled cereal.

d. Her invention was a no-spill bowling and what caused her to think of it was that her little babysitter´s son spilled cereal.

_____63.Were Becky’s Glo-sheets successful? How do you know?

a. no. her Glowsheets were not successful for photographers, critics and emergency medical people.Several large companies did not offer to buy her patent rights.

b. yes. her Glowsheets were successful for bankers and bus drivers. Several small  companies offered to buy her patent rights.

c.yes. her Glowsheets were successful for photographers, critics and emergency medical people.Several large companies offered to buy her patent rights.

d. no. her Glowsheets were not successful for not producing in series. photographers, critics and emergency medical people questioned it.Several large companies not even had the intention to buy her patent rights.

_____64.How is Alexia like Becky? How is she different?

a. similar: both are girls; different:becky was an adult and Margareth was a child.

b. similar. both inventions were created by two women, different one got the patent and the other one did not.

c. similar: both invented products and began their own companies; different: Becky was twelve and Margareth was an adult.

d. similar: both are ingenious girls and different one girl is from Oregon and the other is from Iowa.

STONE AGE NEWS

_____65. It is an opinion that the reporter states in the article “Ice Creeps Closer”

a-I can`t help thinking that if this terrible weather continues.

b. When at last I found a group.

c. the large icecaps that stretch out from the North and South.

d. No one can remember a time when it wasn`t  just a barren and icy wasteland.

_____66. What is the “Ice Creeps closer” article about?

a. It is about how to preserve your life in inclement weather conditions.

b. It is about how people lived in the stone age news.

c, It is about how stone people changed from collecting crops to farming.

d. It is about how sheets of ice are spreading from the north and south poles,

forcing people to move to warmer places.

_____67. What is the main idea the writer is trying to convey in “Ice Creeps Closer”?

a. Even in the age era, the weather was difficult.

b. There were many weather-related challenges during the ice ages.

c. There were nomads that were running away from the bad weather.

d. Despite of the dreadful weather conditions, age people survived.

_____68. The main idea of “Newfangled Farming” is.

a. People in Syria have discovered how to plant food crops so they can have food all

the year.

b. Because of the climate, people had to plant their own food.

c. Farming became part of their lives.

d. In the stone age, people had to survive planting their own crops.

_____69. What detail supports the main idea that “Cooks these days have

more ways of preparing food than ever before”

a. It is a sociable way of cooking.

b. You can roast a piece of meat anywhere.

c. My favorite at the moment is the “Boil-in-the-bag”

d. All you need to do is to skewer it on a wooden spit.

____70.Who seems to be more cautious in trying cooking methods-The traditionalist

or the experimenter?

a.the traditionalist because they do not want to waste any precious food, trying new methods

that might not work. They already know that roasting is a tried and trusted method.

b. the experimenter because they thought they could get burn.

c. both because, every method practitioners determined by themselves the best methods.

Cooks prepare their food by roasting it or by boiling it in a bag to make a stew with a

variety of ingredients.

d. None; because, they assume a lot of risks in trying to cook their own food.

_____71. To what is the experimenter referring when he or she says that “variety

is the spice of life” Why does the cook say this?

a. He or she is referring to the traditional method; it provides variety in meals because

she or he can use different meats, vegetables, herbs and spices to make a stew.

b. He or she is referring to the boil-in-the-bag method; it provides variety in meals because

she or he can use different meats, vegetables, herbs and spices to make a stew.

c. He or she is referring to the boil-in-the-bag method; it does not provides variety in meals

because she or he can use different meats, vegetables, herbs and spices to make a stew.

d. He or she is referring to the traditionalist method; it provides variety in meals because

she or he can use different meats, vegetables, herbs and spices to make a stew.

_____72.The best summary for each method would be:

a. the traditionalist roast food over an open fire and the experimenter boils food in a bag.

b. the traditionalist boils food over an open fire and the experimenter roast food in a bag.

c. the traditionalist roast food over a bag and the experimenter boils food on a stick.

d. both methods satisfy the same purpose to prepare food.

_____73. Why do you think the author uses the phrase family group instead of just family?

a. The groups could have included close relatives and a number of distant relatives,

groups o unrelated Stone Age people might have lived together as a group family.

b. The family could have included close relatives and a number of distant relatives,

groups o unrelated Stone Age people might have lived together as a group family.

c. The groups could have included close relatives and a number of distant relatives,

groups o unrelated Stone Age people might have lived together as a family.

d.The groups could have included close relatives and a number of distant relatives,

groups o unrelated Stone Age people might have lived together as a group.

_____74. The low of the entrance to a cave serves as a protection from what type of invaders?

a. Seals, tamed wolves and sober tooth tigers.

b. fierce animals.

c. Invaders

d. domestic animals

_____75. What objects inside the cave are similar to the objects inside your home?

a. lamps,air freshner, heat, beds, floor coverings, blankets and shelves.

b. lamps,air freshner, tv sets, beds, floor coverings, blankets and shelves.

c. lamps,air freshner, heat, beds, carpeting, blankets and shelves.

d. lamps,air freshner, heat, plasmas, floor coverings, refrigerators and shelves.

_____76.What made the cave a “cozy home”?

a. the heating, the lights of the lamps, the stone beds, and the safety door.

b. it has all possible and necessary objects to satisfy their needs.

c.It is warm and well-lighted, has a comfortable sleeping space, is dry and has storage space.

d. It is clear and neon lights that reflect the personality of each member of the group.

_____77. What is the mina idea of “A Dog’s Life”?

a. To show how over the years, fierce wild wolves were trained by humans to be friendly

and useful pets.

b. To show how over the years, tamed wolves were trained by humans to be friendly

and useful pets.

c. To show how Stone Age people and fierce wild wolves became friends.

d. To show the reader how over the years, fierce tamed wolves were trained by humans to be

friendly and useful hunters.

_____78.How do human relationship with puppies today reflect human relationships with wolf

cubs in the Stone Age?

a. In the Stone Age children used to play with the wolves assuming perilous situations.

b. Children tamed wolf cubs and kept them as pets in the Stone Age, just as people keep

dogs as pets today.

c. In the Stone Age children were attacked by wolves as they are attacked to day.

d. Nowadays, Dogs play an important role in the development of the children’s personality

as it was in the Stone Age.

_____79. To construct a perfect pitch, you will have to follow the following steps:

a.arrange wooden stakes, place the tent in a semicircle, choose a shelter cover the tent with

thick bison skins, put large stones around the bottom, waterproof the skins with animal fat,

and finally make a lean-to by propping branches.

b.choose a shelter, arrange wooden stakes, place the tent in a semicircle, cover the tent with

thick bison skins, put large stones around the bottom, waterproof the skins with animal fat,

and finally make a lean-to by propping branches.

c.choose a shelter, arrange wooden stakes, place the tent in a semicircle, cover the tent with

thick bison skins, put large stones around the bottom, waterproof the skins with animal fat,

and finally make a lean-to by propping branches.

d.arrange wooden stakes, place the tent in a semicircle, cover the tent with

thick bison skins, put large stones around the bottom, waterproof the skins with animal fat,

and finally arrange a shelter away from the mountains.

_____80. Speculate about how the experimenter would use a Jomon pot.

a. The experimenter would use it as a jug to store wine.

b. The The experimenter would use it as a substitute for the animal stomach “bag”;as

a bowl for mixing ground meal and water to make bread.

c. The experimenter would use it as a container to feed the animals.

d. The experimenter would use it as a pot to smash crops.

_____81. The author asks the reader: “Will this exciting new Japanese idea catch on and

spread to other lands?” Does the author expect an answer? Why do you think she asks it?

a. No. She wants the reader to shift his or her thoughts to the present; she wants the reader to

see that some of the things the reader think as ordinary were once brilliant inventions.

b. Yes. She wants the reader to shift his or her thoughts to the present; she wants the reader to

see that some of the things the reader think as ordinary were once brilliant inventions.

c. No. She wants the reader to think in the present; she wants the reader to see that some

of the things the reader thought as ordinary were once brilliant inventions.

d. Yes. She wants the reader to shift his or her thoughts to the present; she wants the reader to

see that some of the things the reader think as ordinary were once brilliant inventions.

_____82. How did the Ice Age affect Stone Age people?

a. Actually, they were not really affected.

b. People had to move from their hunting grounds toward warm, rainy coasts.

c. People did not have to move from their hunting grounds toward warm, rainy coasts.

d. People had to move from their warm and rainy coasts to their hunting grounds.

_____83. How does the newspaper format make the selection more interesting to read?

a. it describes events about ancient times as though they were happening in the present.

a. it describes events to entertain the reader.

a. it describes events in the present to reflect the past.

a. it describes events about ancient times as though they were happening in the past.

_____84. Based on the information in this selection, what qualities do you think people

needed to survive during the Stone Age?

a. They needed to be selfish and hardworking to find and grow enough food to eat;

they had to be inventive to make all the things they needed.

b. They needed to be determined and hardworking to find and grow enough food to eat;

they had to be inventive to make all the things they needed.

c. They needed to be envious not to share food because they did not have a lot.

they had to be inventive to make all the things they needed.

d. They needed to be shrewd but at the same time sheepishly when sharing the food.

they had to be inventive to make all the things they needed.

SEVENTH GRADE

_____ 85. What kind of face was Michael making? Why was he doing this?

a. Michael was that face in manifestation of disgust.

b. Michael was unhappy with his peers.

c. Michael was scowling; he was trying to imitate the models in a fashion magazine.

d. Michael was making that face because he did not believe what Victor said about his last

Summer.

_____ 86. When Victor raises his hand, the reader gets a clue about the kind of person Victor

is. What is one conclusion you can draw from this clue?

a. He wants to impress somebody in the classroom.

b. he is concerned about what Teresa could think of him.

c. Victor acts before he thinks.

d. he makes his own embarrassing situation.

_____87.Do you think Victor and Michael have seen each other much over the summer ­­­­­?

Why or Why not?

a. yes, they met in the beach.

b. Probably not; they discuss what they did over the summer.

c. no, they were in different parts.

d. yes, they were visiting their relatives.

_____88. Why do you think the author uses quotation marks in the dialogues?

a. the author´s intention is to show that the characters can talk.

b. the use of quotation lies in the use of dialogues.

c. The author uses quotation marks for words characters say aloud but not for thoughts the characters keep silent.

d. he uses them to show the characters’ thoughts.

_____89. Why does Victor think, as he sits in homeroom, that this will be his lucky year?

a. Teresa will be in this homeroom and probably in some of his other classes as well.

b. his best class is French.

c. he is going to be with his friends.

d. he thinks that this year things are going to be different for him.

_____90. What problem do you predict Victor faces in the story?

a. Victor likes Teresa, but he doesn´t know how he should act around her.

b. some of his friends are going to disappoint him.

c. a girl is going to break his heart.

d. his grades are not going ot be so good.

_____91. Why do you think Victor doesn’t say something nice to Teresa when he has the chance?

a. he does not speak English.

b. he is nervous and doesn’t know  what to say.

c. he gets worried because of his French class.

d. he is shy about girls.

_____92. Do you think Victor is pleased with when way the day is progressing? How do you know?

a. yes. he is pleased with the day because he is contacting her.

b. yes he is really absorbed of Teresa and she talks to him.

c. no. Victor wants to talk to Teresa, but at first he can´t find her and he doesn´t have the courage to ask her to go to the movies.

d. no. Victor is anxious and cannot pronounce a word.

_____93. What do you predict will happen to Victor In French class?

a. Victor will try to seduce Teresa.

b. Victor will embarrass himself again.

c. he will make another mistake in pronunciation.

d. he will get the best score.

_____94. When Victor raises his hand; the reader gets a clue about the kind of person Victor is. What is one conclusion you can draw from this clue?

a. he is excited to participate in front of her.

b. Victor acts before he thinks; he makes his own embarrassing situations.

c. Victor suggests to have been in love with Teresa.

d. he does not want to be involved in any situation in which Teresa can be.

____ 95. What will Teresa think about Victor´s attempt to impress her?

a. she will think less of him for showing off.

b. she will say that he is a fool.

c. she will probably think that Victor is a showoff kid.

d. she thinks that her little brother is not as bad as Victor.

_____96. How do you think Mr. Bueller will respond to Victor´s bluffing?

a. he will embarrass Victor by telling the class that Victors not really speaking French.

b. he will understand him.

c. Mr. Bueller will act according to his principles of teacher.

d. He will follow him in his game.

_____97. Why does Victor hope that Mr. Bueller won´t say anything when Teresa says she thinks Victor did well?

a. Victor expects Mr.Bueller to help him on his mission.

b. Victor doesn´t want Mr. Bueller to let her know that he was bluffing.

c. he wishes to be eaten by the earth.

d. he only wants his French teacher to accept his low French pronunciation.

______98. Why do you think Mr. Bueller doesn´t interfere with Victor and Teresa´s conversation?

a. Mr.Bueller does not understand him because he is a strict teacher.

b. he thinks that Victor is not a good student.

c. Mr. Bueller understands Victor´s situation because he once did similar thing himself.

d.Mr.Bueller thinks that Victor needs an opportunity for love as he had one when he was a kid.

_____99. What do you think Mr. Bueller´s response tells about his character? Is his response believable?

a. Mr. Bueller does not seem to be a sympathetic person. His response is surprising, but it is believable because the author explains why Mr. Bueller acts as he does.

b. Mr. Bueller seems to be a sympathetic person. His response is not surprising, but it is believable because the author explains why Mr. Bueller acts as he does.

c. Mr. Bueller seems to be a sympathetic person. His response is surprising, but it is not  believable because the author explains why Mr. Bueller acts as he does.

d. Mr. Bueller seems to be a sympathetic person. His response is surprising, but it is believable because the author explains why Mr. Bueller acts as he does.

_____100. How do other characters change Victor´s outlook during the first day of school?

a. Mr. Bueller is seeing as a frenetic teacher.Teresa is in love with Victor.

b. Teresa makes Victor feel flustered but by the end of the day makes him look forward to the new school year; Mr. Bueller shows Victor that teachers can be sympathetic to their students.

c. Victor seems to be boastful student who does not like French. Teresa is a girl that always pretends to be adulated.

d. None character is real.

_____101. Why is Mr. Bueller an important character in the story?

a. He shows that adults have been through many of the same kinds of things that young people go through.

b. he is role model to follow.

c. he is anguished about Victor´s situation.

d. he is critic and determined to show that life is up and downs.

_____102. Do you think this story describes the school life of a seventh-grade student   in a realistic way? Explain your answer.

a. no. they do not seem to be real.

b. yes; students really act the way the author writes about them.

c. no. How can a boy fall in love with a girl in French class?

d. yes. it is fictional because love exists in our hearts.

_____103. Victor acts confused and uncertain when he´s embarrassed. What advice would you give him about avoiding embarrassing situations in the future?

a. be unique if personality traits are not his best.

b. make new friends and start a new life.

c. I´d tell him that being himself is best.

d. I`d tell him to be like the other kids in the classroom.

_____104.What are the main characters?

a. Teresa and Victor

b. Imogene, Mr. Bueller and Victor.

c. Victor, Teresa and Michael

d. Teresa, Victor and Mr.Bueller

_____105. What is the problem in the story?

a. Teresa wants Victor to like her.

b. Teresa wants to like Victor.

c. Victor wants to like Teresa.

d. Victor wants Teresa to like him.

LITERARY ELEMENTS

_____106. Why is “The Best School Year Ever” a realistic fiction story? Because….

a. It has real and not real characters

b. It can happen in the future

c. It has real people with real problems in a real world

d. Miss Kemp is the best teacher in realistic fiction.

_____107. What is the setting in “The Best School Year”?

a. Walmart

b. School, classroom, school back yard

c. Imogene´s house

d. Mrs Kemp´s home

____108. How does the setting affect the conflict in the story “Number the Stars”?

a. it is reflecting about two girls’s friendship.

b. it is describing how the soldiers mistreated the Johansens.

c. it is revealing the relationship between the Johansens and the Rosens.

d. it is the result of circumstances in Denmark during World War II.

_____109. The plot is the conflict and the resolution, it might be inferred that “Trapped by the Ice” selection is mainly about _____.

a. the terrible ordeal Sir Shackleton and his men survived

b. the sinking of the Endúrame at the South Pole

c. men exploring and discovering the South Pole

d. camping out on Elephant Island

_____110. Paraphrase can be defined as:

a. to extract the main ideas and details by using the readers words.

b. to take the specific ideas by using the author’s words.

c. to make a summary by taking into account our words.

d. none above

_____111. Authors use Figurative Language to:

a. let the reader know that all words have figures.

b. allow the reader and his-her family to be literate.

c. make readers enjoy the reading by a literal structure.

d. recreate the readers and use symbolic language to understand the reading.

____ 112. What does the Setting in a story influence?

a. the feelings and actions of the characters.

b. the plot

c. the theme

d. all above

_____113. Summarize can be defined as:

a. to extract the main ideas and details by using the readers words.

b. to take the specific ideas by using the author’s words.

c. to make a summary by taking into account our words.

d. none above

_____114. Authors use Figurative Language to:

a. let the reader know that all words have figures.

b. allow the reader and his-her family to be literate.

c. make readers enjoy the reading by an abstract structure.

d. recreate the readers and not use symbols to understand the reading.

_____115.Non fiction tells

a. about characters and events that are like people and events in real life.

b. about people, things, events, or places that are real.

c. about a fictional narrative that is not part of a novel.

d. about events and people that are imaginary.

_____116. In what section of the library would you most likely find the book “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry?

a. Fiction

b. drama

c. mysteries

d. nonfiction

_____117. What does the setting in a story influence?

a. the feelings and actions of the characters, the plot- conflict and resolution.

b. the tone

c. the theme- the author’s message

d. the mood

_____118. Why is “The Best School Year Ever “a realistic fiction story?

a. it has real and not real characters

b. it can happen in the future

c. it has real people with real problems in a real world.

d. Miss Kemp is the best teacher in realistic fiction.

_____119. A comparison of two unlike things. It uses the words like or as: He felt like a fish out of water. It is an example of…

a. metaphor.

b. simile.

c. hyperbole.

d. allusion.

_____120. A comparison of two unlike things. It says that one thing is the other thing: He was a fish out of water. It is an example of.

a. metaphor.

b. simile.

c. hyperbole.

d. allusion.

_____121. In the ________ one of the characters tells the story by using I, me and my.

a. first person point of view.

b. third person point of view.

c. third person omniscient point of view.

d. all of them.

_____122. Some narrative elements are:

a. setting, conflict and resolution.

b. metaphor, time and place

c. simile, personification and hyperbole.

d. conflict,resolution and tone

_____123. The components of the story map are.

a. main characters, setting, problem, important events and resolution.

b. tone, mood, descriptions, characterization and hyperbole.

c. setting, time and place, and the third person point of view.

d. conflict and resolution, morale and the message of the author.

_____124.a red heart is a common symbol of..

a. war

b. pain.

c. fight

d. love.

_____125. …….. is the use of objects, pictures, sounds, or actions that represent for things such as important beliefs and ideas.

a. nazism

b. tone

c. symbolism

d. message

_____126. They are figurative language forms or literary devices.

a. verbs, nouns, adjectives

b. theme, setting, characters

c. tone, mood, message

d. simile, metaphor, personification

_____127.Expository non-fiction …

a. is a story that is set in the past and portrays people, places and events that did or could have happened.

b. tells about characters and events that are like people and events in real life.

c. tells about people, things, events or places that are real.

d. expresses and explains information or ideas.

_____128. A text structure is organized by..

a. the author as a mechanism of organization.

b. main idea and details.

c. sentences and paragraphs.

d. setting. climax and resolution

_____129. …..is a strong use of language that describes people, places, things and ideas by appealing to the senses.

a. simile

b. metaphor

c. hyperbole

d. imagery

_____130.Non-fiction …

a. is a story that is set in the past and portrays people, places and events that did or could have happened.

b. tells about characters and events that are like people and events in real life.

c. tells about people, things, events or places that are real.

d. expresses and explains information or ideas.

_____131.Historical-fiction …

a. is a story that is set in the past and portrays people, places and events that did or could have happened.

b. tells about characters and events that are like people and events in real life.

c. tells about people, things, events or places that are real.

d. expresses and explains information or ideas.

_____132.Realistic fiction …

a. is a story that is set in the past and portrays people, places and events that did or could have happened.

b. tells about characters and events that are like people and events in real life.

c. tells about people, things, events or places that are real.

d. expresses and explains information or ideas.

_____133…….is the way in which an author lets the reader know what kind of person the character is.An author often shows, instead of telling, what a character is like by revealing his or her actions, habits, way of dressing, speech and thoughts.

a. theme

b. description

c. characterization

d. internal conflict

_____134.Which of the following elements is not part of setting?

a. a character’s nickname

b. the weather

c. the time period

d. the locale

_____135.When a writer creates a good setting,

a. the characters become less important to the story

b. readers can almost feel that they are there

c. the story doesn’t need vivid details

d. readers don’t have to use their imaginations

____ 136. By describing the places where people live, setting

a. provides an escape for the characters

b. develops the action of the plot

c. suggests the story’s themes

d. can reveal a great deal about the characters

_____137. The term point of view refers to the way the writer has chosen to

a. create conflict

b. present dialogue

c. express an opinion

d. tell a story

_____138. Describing a character’s luxurious style of dress is an example of creating character through

a. sympathy

b. appearance

c. speech

d. imagery

_____139.The central idea of a story is called its

a. theme

b. subject

c. purpose

d. conflict

____ 140. An image is a word or phrase that

a. is found only in poetry

b. appeals to one of the senses

c. is part of the rhyme scheme

d. creates ironic twists

____ 141. An image of icy wind appeals to our sense of

a. sight

b. touch

c. smell

d. taste

____ 142. The form of figurative language that uses like, as, than, or resembles to compare two dissimilar things is

a. a simile

b. a direct metaphor

c. an implied metaphor

d. personification

____ 143. “My bed is as soft as a cloud” is an example of

a. a simile

b. a direct metaphor

c. an implied metaphor

d. personification

____ 144. Describing a puppy as playful rather than snappish suggests a tone that is

a. sarcastic

b. negative

c. positive

d. angry

____ 145. A biography is

a. the written story of a life

b. the written story of the writer’s own life

c. a fictionalized tale about a writer

d. a study of a famous literary character

____ 146. Fiction writers often present their main ideas through

a. direct statements

b. persuasion

c. the actions of their characters

d. informal writing

____ 147. The term point of view refers to the way the writer has chosen to

a. create conflict

b. present dialogue

c. express an opinion

d. tell a story

____ 148. Which of the following images would create a scary atmosphere?

a. a creaky door opening

b. a bird chirping in the early morning

c. the warm aroma of baking bread

d. moonlight glistening on the water

____ 149. Which of the following images would create a romantic atmosphere?

a. a squeaky violin

b. the smell of burnt toast

c. two swans on a lake

d. wilting flowers in a vase

____ 150. Writers create effective settings by

a. providing a list of details

b. creating memorable characters

c. using vivid images

d. avoiding details completely

____ 151. Readers might understand a character’s secret dreams when the writer lets us listen to

a. the character’s private thoughts

b. the way the character speaks

c. the reactions of other characters

d. an argument with another character

_____152. A conclusion is a judgment that is based on evidence or clues plus personal knowledge. This evidence may be stated directly in the story, or it can be implied by other information in the story; readers have to….

a. use characterization.

b. draw conclusions.

c. make inferences.

d. determine the theme.

III- Vocabulary Power

_____153.  Karen has shown that she is ______ in an emergency; often coming with clever ideas to save the day.

a. resourceful

b. addresses

c. distorted

d. ignited

_____154. The feeling of being “ill at ease”

a. embarrassment

b. compliment

c. quality

d. disdainfully

_____155. It ´s always nice to receive a ……….for work well done.

a. compliment

b. mishap

c. terminal

d. criticism

_____156.Mariana tried to calm the frightened horse by talking……to it.

a. disdainfully.

b. exasperated.

c. soothingly.

d. occupation.

_____157.Marala stood her ground and spoke in strong and ….voice.

a. unwavering.

b. soothingly.

c. disdainfully.

d. initial.

_____158.I was so …..with my little brother after he spilled his cereal all over the floor. Alexia Abernathy.

a. occupation.

b. soothingly.

c. exasperated.

d. belligerently.

_____159. During the Malvinas War, part of Argentina was under United Kingdom…..

a. occupation.

b. soothingly

c. exasperated.

d. milestone.

_____160.Rafael Correa, the Ecuadorian president spoke to the soldiers…….when they permitted the FARC to set up a camp on his country territory.

a. disdainfully.

b. exasperated.

c. occupation.

d. perilous.

_____161. The students claimed……the teacher when they knew that they had failed the test.

a. violations.

b. occupation.

c. belligerently.

d. uncertainly.

_____162.Since the sailors` supply of fresh water was gone, they would soon be suffering from…

a. grueling

b. dehydration

c. perilous

d. impassable

_____163.The food sat out in the hot sun so long it turned…

a. perilous

b. rancid

c. bailed

d. grueling

_____164.Because of the blizzard, the mountain crack was…

a. impassable

b. dehydration

c. rancid

d. bailed

_____165.After the avalanche, the skiers spent ten…..  days stranded in

The mountains before they were rescued.

a. impassable

b. grueling

c. bailed

d. rancid

_____166. Have you ever…. water from a boat?

a. perilous

b. grueling

c. dehydration

d. bailed

_____167.praise for a job well-done

a. enterprising.

b. embarrassment.

c. compliment.

d. inventive.

_____168.Showing energy and a will to succeed.

a. enterprising.

b. quality.

c. inventive.

d. embarrassment.

_____169. Able to plan and create new ideas.

a. quality.

b. inventive.

c. shrewd.

d. respourceful.

_____170. Clever with a hint of astuteness.

a. shrewd.

b. enterprising.

c. compliment.

d. embarrassment.

_____171.Characteristics or typical feature of someone or something.

a. quality.

b. resourceful

c. enterprising.

d. shrewd

_____172. It is time for the geese´s annual ….. to warmer climates.

a. migration

b. edible

c. entertaining

d. resourceful

_____173.It has been a…….. duty for the firefighters to extinguish the blaze in Cota.

a. impassable

b. grueling

c. milestone

d. yearned

_____174.The “Defensa Civil” in Bogotá had to fill sandbags to build…..near the Rio Bogotá, to prevent flooding.

a. yearned

b. awed

c. levees

d. foundation

_____175.Carolina used a fork to ___________ a tomato on the vegetable tray.

a. migration

b. cavity

c.mud

d. skewer

_____176. All of the students in Portales were…. by the heavy storm of hail that fell in the school last Friday.

a. sheepishly

b. grueling

c. perilous

d. awed

_____177.Grandma thought of microwaves, computers, and television as….. inventions.

a. scouring

b. newfangled

c. sociable

d. flourished

_____178.Did you ever feel ___________ when you mother hugged him and kissed her good bye at the school night.

a. shrewd

b. compliment

c. embarrassment

d. inventive

_____179.Hersain Mauricio was….. by the large number of witches flying over his head in el desierto de la Tatacoa. in Neiva- Huila last holly week.

a. crested

b. yearned

c. awed

d. seeping

_____180. The most fertile farming is found in the ….

a. reservoirs.

b. crested.

c. seeping

d. floodplain

_____181.The river rose so high that the ……. could no longer hold back the water.

a. reservoirs

b. levees

c. floodplain.

d. crested

_____182. When the geyser erupted, we were ….. by the sheer force of the explosion.

a. yearned.

b. awed.

c. crested.

d. seeping.

_____183.Heather Natalia decided not to go on the __________ safari into the past because her family would not miss her.

a. perilous

b. grueling

c. rancid

d. impassable

_____184. After playing at a ____________ game all night, Roberto was very tired.

a. bailed

b. dehydration

c. perilous

d. grueling

_____185.Akita kema felt _______, because her friends wouldn’t help her hide the sad truth to her parents. She will give Santiago as his baby’s name though.

a. Jew

b. symbolism

c. loyalty

d. exasperated

_____186. In order to avoid ___________ in Tayrona; seventh graders filled out their camel backs with water.

a. belligerently

b. dehydration

c. quality

d. reservoirs

_____187. The Holland cheese is eaten when it is _________, the Dutch’s weird taste is questioned in our eating habits. Yuck!!

a. bailed

b. resourceful

c. soothingly

d. rancid

_____188.It is time for the geese’s annual________ to warmer climates.

a. remote

b. foundation

c. migration

d. skewer

_____189.There were cracks in the __________ of the old hostel, and fixing them would be really expensive.

a. foundation

b. impassble

c. occupation

d. remote

_____190.It was_________ for Ernest Shackleton to see his boat sinking in the ocean.

a. capsizing

b. grueling

c. discouraging

d. stalking

_____191.Are these plants _________, or will it make us sick to eat them?

a. flourished

b. edible

c. rancid

d. reliable

_____192. Did you sign for speech or art as your ……course

a. conviction

b. elective

c. propelled

d. bustled

_____193. We can tell from the ………..on your face that you are unhappy about something.

a. uncertainly

b. sheepishly

c. scowl

d. elective

_____194. The minor setback did not weaken her…….…that she was doing the right thing.

a. conviction

b. propelled

c. elective

d. bustled

_____196.the busy students …..about, putting up decorations for the party.

a. sheepishly

b. propelled

c. bustled

d. conviction

_____197.Mike volunteered a guess to the teacher´s question a little……..

a. elective

b. sheepishly

c. scowl

d. uncertainly

_____198.The little boy ……..admitted he had thrown the ball through the window accidentally.

a. sheepishly

b. conviction

c. elective

d. propelled

_____199. The jet engine ……….the plane into the sky and on to Europe.

a. scowl

b. elective

c. bustled

d. propelled

_____200. Brad has a ____ that I admire, and that is honesty.

a. conversation

b. quality

c. community

d. compliant

­­_____201. Karen has shown that he is____ in an emergency, often coming up with clever ideas to save the day.

a. distorted

b. resourceful

c. addresses

d. ignited

_____202. The owner of the big market is known for making____ deals.

a. amount

b. generations

c. shrewd

d. launching

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  1. Hi Mr.Mrtz
    Im Silvana Valles
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    Word: Perilous adj.
    Definition: Full of or involving peril; dangerous
    Synonym: Parlous, touch-and-go, precarious,
    dangerous, unsafe.

    Word: Impasable
    Pof: adj.
    Definition: Impossible to pass, cross, or overcome
    Synonym: blocked, closed, obstructed, impenetrable, unnavigable

    Word: Crevasse
    Pof: noun
    Definition: A deep fissure, as in a glacier; a chasm.
    Synonym: crack, abyss, chasm, cleft, fissure

    Word: Savage
    Pof: adj
    Definition: Not domesticated or cultivated; wild
    Synonym: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, vicious, roughshod feral, ferine barbarian, barbaric, uncivilised, uncivilized, wild

    Word: Scarce
    Pof:adj
    Definition: Insufficient to meet a demand or requirement; short in supply
    Synonym: n short supply, wanting, insufficient, deficient, at a premium, thin on the ground, rare, few, unusual, uncommon, few and far between, infrequent, thin on the ground

    Word: Dehydration
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: The process of removing water from a substance or compound.
    Synonym: desiccation, dryness, waterlessness, xerotes.

    Word: Rancid
    Pof: adj
    Definition: Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank
    Synonym: rotten, sour, foul, bad, off, rank, tainted, stale, musty, fetid, putrid, fusty, strong-smelling, frowsty

    Word: Sapped
    Pof: verb
    Definition: To deplete or weaken gradually.
    Synonym: play out, exhaust, tire, run down, deplete, use up, wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, eat, consume

    Word: Startled
    Pof: verb
    Definition: To cause to make a quick involuntary movement or start.
    Synonym: surprised

    Word: Bailed
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: To secure the release of by providing security.
    Synonym: bail bond, bond

    Word: Crushing
    Pof: Verb
    Definition: To press between opposing bodies so as to break or injure.
    Synonym: quelling, stifling, suppression

    Word: Floes
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A segment that has separated from such an ice mass.
    Synonym: ice floe

    Word: Stern
    Pof: Adj
    Definition: Hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character: a stern disciplinarian.
    Synonym: grim, inexorable, relentless, unappeasable, unrelenting, unforgiving

    Word: Jagged
    Pof: Adj
    Definition: Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface
    Synonym: uneven, pointed, craggy, broken, toothed, rough, ragged, ridged, spiked, notched, barbed, cleft, indented, serrated, snaggy, denticulate jagged

    Word: Grueling
    Pof: Adj
    Definition: Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion
    Synonym: arduous, backbreaking, gruelling, laborious, operose, toilsome, punishing, hard, heavy

    Word: Sledge
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A vehicle mounted on low runners drawn by work animals, such as horses or dogs, and used for transporting loads across ice, snow, and rough ground.
    Synonym: bobsled, bobsleigh, bob

    Word: Delay
    Pof: Verb
    Definition: To postpone until a later time; defer.
    Synonym: dilly-dally, dillydally, drag one’s feet, drag one’s heels, procrastinate, stall, shillyshally, detain, hold up.

    Word: Tiller
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A lever used to turn a rudder and steer a boat
    Synonym: farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster

    Word: Crushed
    Pof: Adj
    Definition: Treated so as to have a permanently crinkled or rumpled appearance.
    Synonym:

    Word: Capsizing
    Pof: Verb
    Definition: To overturn or cause to overturn
    Synonym: sailing, seafaring, navigation

    Word: Stalking
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant.
    Synonym: still hunt, stalk

    Word: Rations
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A fixed portion, especially an amount of food allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity.
    Synonym: not found

    Word: Skipper
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: Nautical The master of a ship.
    Synonym: Captain

    Word: Expedition
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective
    Synonym: hostile expedition, military expedition

    Word: Stalking
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant.
    Synonym: still hunt, stalk

    Word: Barren
    Pof: Adj
    Definition: Not producing offspring.
    Synonym: desolate, bleak, stark, bare

    Word: Hulk
    Pof: Noun
    Definition: A heavy, unwieldy ship.
    Synonym: whale, giant, heavyweight

    Word: Current
    Pof: Adj
    Definition: Belonging to the present time
    Synonym: present, fashionable, ongoing, up-to-date, in, now (informal), happening (informal), contemporary, in the news, sexy (informal), trendy (Brit.

    Word: Inhabited
    Pof: Adj
    Definition: Having inhabitants; lived in
    Synonym: populated, peopled, occupied, held, developed, settled, tenanted, colonized a land primarily inhabited by nomads

  2. Hi. Mr.Mrtz

    Mini dictionary!
    1. Acreage: Extent or area in acres or an amount of land that is close to approximately one acre.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Acre.

    2. Crotch: The angle or region of the angle formed by the junction of two parts or members, such as two branches or legs.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Corner.

    3. Foundation: The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Groundwork.

    4. Peck: To strike with the beak or a pointed instrument.
    Part of speech: Verb.
    Synonym: Nibble

    5. Scribbled: To write hurriedly without heed to legibility or style.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Rush.

    6. Ax: A tool with a bladed, usually heavy head mounted crosswise on a handle, used for felling trees or chopping wood.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Chopper.

    7. Dangled: To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro.
    Part of speech: Verb.
    Synonym: Hang.

    8. Hickory: Any of several chiefly North American deciduous trees of the genus Carya, having smooth or shaggy bark, compound leaves, and hard smooth stones or nuts, each containing an edible seed and surrounded by a husk that splits into four valves.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Nuts.

    9. Pinched: To squeeze between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges.
    Part of speech: Verb.
    Synonym: Squeeze.

    10. Shovel: A tool with a handle and a broad scoop or blade for digging and moving material, such as dirt or snow.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Scoop
    .
    11. Cavity: A hollow area within the body.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Caries.

    12. Darting: To move swiftly; spring or start suddenly and run swiftly.
    Part of speech: Adjective.
    Synonym: Running.

    13. Migration: The act or an instance of migrating.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Movement.

    14. Plow: A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.
    Part of speech: Noun.
    Synonym: Dig.

    15. Starchy: Stiffened with starch.
    Part of speech: Adjective.
    Synonym: Hard.

    16. Word: Chop
    Meaning: To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax.
    Pos:Verb
    Synonym: Cut

    17. Word: Discouraging
    Meaning: To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit.
    Pos: Adj
    Synonym: discourage, dishearten, dispirit

    18. Word: Mud
    Meaning: A computer program, usually running over the Internet, that allows multiple users to participate in virtual-reality role-playing games.
    Pos:
    Synonym:

    19. Word: Remote
    Meaning: Located far away; distant in space.
    Pos:Adj
    Synonym: distant

    20. Word: Walnuts
    Meaning: Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Juglans, having pinnately
    Pos: Noun
    Synonym: walnut tree

    21. Word: Clams
    Meaning: Any of various usually burrowing marine and freshwater bivalve mollusks of the class Pelecypoda
    Pos: Noun
    Synonym: boodle

    22. Word: Dripping
    Meaning: The act or sound of something falling in drops.
    Pos: Noun
    Synonym: Drip

    23. Word: Mussels
    Meaning: Any of several marine bivalve mollusks, especially the edible members of the family Mytilidae and in particular Mytilus edulis, a blue-black species raised commercially in Europe. Mussels are often found attached to rocky surfaces or the sides of ships.
    Pos: Noun
    Synonym: not found

    24. Word: Rush up
    Meaning:
    Pos:
    Synonym:

    25. Word: Wandered
    Meaning: The act or an instance of wandering; a stroll.
    Pos: Noun
    Synonym: rove, stray, roam, vagabond, swan, ramble, range, drift, tramp, cast.

    26. Word: Cozy
    Meaning: Snug, comfortable, and warm.
    Pos:Adj
    Synonym: cosy, tea cosy, tea cozy

    27. Word: Edible
    Pos: Adj
    Synonym: Fit to be eaten, especially by humans

    28. Word:Nourishing
    Meaning: To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
    Pos: Verb
    Synonym: nutritious, beneficial, wholesome, healthful, health-giving, nutritive Eat only sensible, nourishing foods.

    29. Word:Scraps
    Meaning: A small piece or bit; a fragment.
    Pos: Noun
    Synonym: food waste, garbage, refuse

    30. Word: Whistling
    Meaning: To produce a clear musical sound by forcing air through the teeth or through an aperture formed by pursing the lips.
    Pos: Verb
    Synonym: whistle

  3. hi mr. mrtz this is the vocabulary of the guide 6, there are the 30 words

    Mini dictionary
    Acknowledge: (verb) to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact.
    Example: I acknowledge that I’m doing the homework late.
    Crates: (noun) a slatted wooden box or framework for packing, shopping, or storing fruit, furniture, glassware, crockery, etc.
    Example: my mom when she goes shopping she uses a crate to take the food.
    Hires: (verb) to engage the temporary use of at a set price.
    Example: my sister wants to hire a limousine for her 15’s.
    Machinery: (noun) the parts of a machine, collectively.
    Example: the car has machinery inside.
    Persistence: (noun) the act or fact of persisting.
    Example: in athletics I need to persistence in the testing.
    Awarded: (verb) to give as due or merited; assign or bestow.
    Example: the salesman awards the prizes to the food.
    Discount: (verb) to deduct a certain amount from a bill, charge, etc.
    Example: the salesman discounts some this in the shop.
    Ingenuity: (noun) the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness.
    Example: we use the ingenuity many times in the school.
    Milestone: (noun) a stone functioning as a milepost.
    Example: Her getting the job of supervisor was a milestone in her career.
    Proof: (noun) evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true, or to produce belief in its truth.
    Example: I proof that I was sick with the doctor’s excuse.
    Barely: (adverb) only just; scarcely; no more than; almost not.
    Example: He had barely enough money to pay for the car.
    Dreadful: (adjective) causing great dread, fear, or terror; terrible.
    Example: a dreadful storm.
    Initial: (adjective) of, pertaining to, or occurring at the beginning; first.
    Example: the initial step in a process.
    Orphaned: (noun) a child who has lost both parents through death, and, less commonly, one parent.
    Example: I have a friend that is orphan.
    Sought: (verb) simple past tense and past participle of seek.
    Example: we sought to the solution but we can’t found.
    Blossomed: (noun) the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit.
    Example: The apple tree is in blossom.
    Flat-bottomed: (adjective) having a flat bottom.
    Example: that boat has a having a flat bottom.
    Inquiries: (verb) to seek information by questioning; ask.
    Example: to inquire about a person.
    Patent: (noun) the exclusive right granted by a government to an inventor to manufacture, use, or sells an invention for a certain number of years.
    Example: I had the patent of the doctor that explains the why I didn’t come yesterday.
    Succeeded: (verb) to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully; have the desired result.
    Example: my mom have succeed when she accomplish her goals.
    Blustery: (verb) to roar and be tumultuous, as wind.
    Example: He blusters about revenge but does nothing.
    Folding: (verb) to bend cloth, paper, etc. over upon itself.
    Example: I’m folding my new clothes.
    Inventions: (noun) the act of invent.
    Example: in china are the best inventions of history.
    Pelted: (verb) to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
    Example: The child pelted the cows’ home from the fields.
    Coated: (adjective) having a coat.
    Example: I’m coated because the cold.
    Glow: (noun) a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence.
    Example: the glow of that star is beautiful.
    Laundry: (noun) articles of clothing, linens, etc., that has been or is to be washed.
    Example: my dad goes to the laundry to wash some clothes.
    Persistent: (adjective) persisting, especially in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering.
    Example: a most annoyingly persistent young man.
    Visibility: (noun) the state or fact of being visible.
    Example: low visibility due to fog.

  4. Hi Mr.Mrtz
    This is my conclusion of “Girls think of everything”. This selection talks about how women can have great ideas and inventions even the youngest girls. Something that was very important for me, was that girls didn´t just do it for money but for the benefit of people. Some inventions were the machine for making paper bags for people not to have racks for shoping, the shampoo,or the light paper and more of these amasing inventions.

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