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110.31.b.13.C

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

110.31.b.13.C

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  • Q1
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 10 and 11?
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined to separate from Great Britain and form their own nation.
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined because they separated from Great Britain and formed their own nation.
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined, who wanted to separate from Great Britain and form their own nation.
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined separating from Great Britain and forming their own nation.
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  • Q2
    Damian would like to use a more appropriate transition in sentence 14. Which of the following is the best replacement for 'Therefore'?
    Meanwhile
    For example
    Furthermore
    However
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  • Q3
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 21?
    Because it's astounding to me, Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
    It's astounding to me what Texas has being one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
    As astounding as it is, it's also shocking that Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
    It's astounding to me that Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
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  • Q4
    The meaning of sentence 23 is unclear. What is the most effective way to clarify the meaning of this sentence?
    Change 'population' to 'citizenry'
    Change 'sometimes' to 'there are times when'
    Change 'chooses' to 'selects'
    Change 'them' to 'those important decisions'
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  • Q5
    Katy wants to use a more appropriate word than 'questions' in sentence 23. Which of these could best replace the word 'questions'?
    points
    curiosities
    landmarks
    challenges
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  • Q6
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 12 and 13?
    Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist at Harvard University, did a study on how "power poses" affect people.
    Amy Cuddy did a study, at Harvard University and with a social psychologist, on how "power poses" affect people.
    Amy Cuddy did a study on how "power poses" affect people, a social psychologist at Harvard University.
    Amy Cuddy did a study on how "power poses" affect people she is a social psychologist at Harvard University.
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  • Q7
    The word 'opposed' is not the best choice for sentence 19. Which word should replace 'opposed' in this sentence?
    differed
    contrasted
    measured
    varied
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  • Q8
    What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 20?
    She found that the people holding their body in a position of power had an increase in the hormone associated with dominance, the hormone associated with stress was decreased.
    She found that while the people were holding their body in a position of power, the hormones associated with dominance and stress were increased and decreased.
    She found that the people holding their body in a position of power had an increase in the hormone associated with dominance and a decrease in the hormone associated with stress.
    She found that the people had an increase in the hormone associated with dominance and a decrease in the hormone associated with stress who were holding their body in a position of power.
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  • Q9
    There is a redundant sentence in the third paragraph (sentences 11-21). Which of these sentences unnecessarily repeats information and should be deleted?
    Sentence 18
    Sentence 14
    Sentence 15
    Sentence 21
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  • Q10
    Simon has used an ineffective transition in sentence 3. Which word or phrase could best replace 'On the other hand' in this sentence?
    Similarly
    As a result
    In the end
    Specifically
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  • Q11
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 3 and 4?
    But online networking promotes short, superficial connections with teens today, which it is very popular.
    But online networking promotes short, superficial connections, it is very popular with teens today.
    But online networking that promotes short, superficial connections, it is very popular with teens today.
    But online networking, which is very popular with teens today, promotes short, superficial connections.
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  • Q12
    How can Susan improve the clarity of sentence 12?
    Change 'they' to 'researchers'
    Change 'a while' to 'some time'
    Change 'these teens' to 'they'
    Change 'suggesting' to 'saying'
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  • Q13
    What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 16?
    Everyone communicates in person differently than they do over the phone, to send texts, or posting online.
    Everyone communicates differently in person than they do when speaking over the phone, sending texts, or writing online posts.
    Everyone communicates in person, over the phone, through texting, or in online posts differently.
    Everyone communicates in person in one way, they communicate in different ways over the phone, through texting, or in online posts.
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  • Q14
    Anika has not used the most effective transition in sentence 8. Which of the following should replace 'After all' in this sentence?
    Otherwise
    Instead
    Finally
    Soon
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  • Q15
    How should sentence 20 be revised?
    To enhance their surroundings, fake windows with decorative drapes are installed by some people to help them.
    To enhance their surroundings, some people install fake windows and they also use decorative drapes.
    To enhance their surroundings, installing fake windows and decorative drapes helped some people
    To enhance their surroundings, some people install fake windows with decorative drapes.
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  • Q16
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 2?
    They enjoyed playing video games, bowling, and watching movies together.
    They enjoyed playing video games, while they also enjoyed movie watching and bowling.
    They enjoyed playing video games and watched movies together and bowling.
    They enjoyed playing video games, they bowled and watched movies together.
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  • Q17
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 7 and 8?
    He used a wheelchair to get around, he communicated through a sophisticated computer system that responded to his eye movements.
    He used a wheelchair to get around and communicated through a sophisticated computer system that responded to his eye movements.
    He used a wheelchair to get around, which communicated through a sophisticated computer system that responded to his eye movements.
    Using a wheelchair to get around and communicating through a sophisticated computer system, he responded to his eye movements.
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  • Q18
    What is the most effective transition to add to the beginning of sentence 18?
    However
    Consequently
    In fact
    In the end
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  • Q19
    The meaning of sentence 22 is unclear. What is the most effective way to clarify the meaning of this sentence?
    Change 'This' to 'It'
    Change 'main' to 'primary'
    Change 'water' to 'it'
    Change 'them' to 'some analysts'
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  • Q20
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 26?
    The turbine produced up to 211 gallons of water per day, this was over a period of six months
    Because it had been over a period of six months, the turbine produced up to 211 gallons of water per day.
    It had been over a period of six months, the turbine produced up to 211 gallons of water per day.
    Over a period of six months, the turbine produced up to 211 gallons of water per day.
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