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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)


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  • Q1
    Which sentence provides the strongest evidence that Jim appreciates what his uncles are doing for him?
    The boy cannot hit the baseball to his satisfaction.
    He has never heard anything so beautiful.
    The boy is arm-weary; he swings as hard as he is able.
    "I hit it just about every time," the boy says.
  • Q2
    Which line provides the best evidence that Jim has high expectations for himself?
    He blames himself for the boy's lack of success.
    He does not want it to stop.
    He silently chides himself for being cheap.
    He does not strike the mighty blow he sees in his mind.
  • Q3
    From paragraph 5, the reader can infer that the three uncles -
    used to play baseball professionally
    prefer baseball to all other games
    miss the days of their youth
    think that winning is important
  • Q4
    Read these sentences from paragraph 3. These sentences imply that Mrs. Lapidus -
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    has made assumptions about the Gangulis because they are Indian American
    is familiar with the Indian naming traditions that the Gangulis follow
    wants to reassure the Gangulis that Gogol will feel welcome among his Indian classmates
    has worried about how the Gangulis will fit into the Indian American community at school
  • Q5
    In paragraph 26, Ashoke can best be described as -
    compassionate and stern
    optimistic and irritable
    insightful and authoritarian
    caring and critical
  • Q6
    The description of the setting in the last paragraph of the story suggests that Gogol will -
    change his mind about which name he prefers
    have trouble fitting in with his new classmates
    continue to feel anxious when he speaks to Mrs. Lapidus
    become comfortable with the routines of kindergarten
  • Q7
    Read these sentences from paragraph 4. In these sentences, the author depicts the daughter as -
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  • Q8
    Read this quotation from paragraph 4. What does this quotation reveal about the narrator's conflict?
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    He is angry that the American apples are being marketed specifically to children.
    He is stunned by how easily children are enticed by the appearance of the apples.
    He is displeased with his daughter's rebellious behavior.
    He is uncertain about whether to buy his daughter what she wants.
  • Q9
    What do the narrator's actions in paragraph 5 reveal about his relationship with his daughter?
    He is supporting her open-mindedness about other cultures.
    He is proud of her determination.
    He is perplexed by her regard for inanimate objects.
    He is frustrated by her constant demands.
  • Q10
    Which sentence best explains the narrator's reluctance to buy the American apples?
    It's just that in my heart I didn't want to waste my money on such hot foreign things.
    The red ones are so red, green ones so green, shiny, wax like, as if painted on.
    In this city of ours where people like to chase whatever is fashionable, many kinds of foreign apples flood in like mad, the most attention-catching of which are American apples.
    I had expected my daughter to jump for joy again, yet at the very first bite, she froze, a puzzled look in her vivid eyes.
  • Q11
    From paragraphs 11 through 13, what can the reader infer about the narrator's relationship with his father?
    The narrator feels conflicted about his father.
    The narrator wishes that he could be more like his father.
    The narrator wants to escape his father's influence.
    The narrator has an instinctive respect for his father.
  • Q12
    The dialogue in paragraph 5 reveals -
    Aunt Jessie's sarcasm and the narrator's longing for acceptance
    Aunt Jessie's pragmatism and the narrator's need to gain approval
    Aunt Jessie's cruelty and the narrator's hope for redemption
    Aunt Jessie's fatalism and the narrator's desire to console
  • Q13
    The description of Aunt Jessie in paragraph 3 emphasizes that she -
    does not want to admit her difficulty overcoming grief
    continues to mourn the death of her child
    likes to be in control of situations
    remains distant from her family
  • Q14
    Which quotation provides the best evidence of the narrator's sensitivity?
    Bonnie and I were wandering around the store, unable to make up our minds what to choose.
    I snuck it into the rosebushes in the yard, tying it to a branch.
    She and I would walk through them, counting the blooms.
    It sent a shiver through me.
  • Q15
    In comparison to what the other children spend their money on at the store, the narrator's purchase makes her seem -

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