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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 from the story supports the theme of the interconnectedness of humanity?
    She had recycled his culture, refined it with her own and then given it to him.
    Maybe what her friend had told her about foreigners eating pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner was true after all.
    He was doing something kind for her, and all she could think of were the rumors about him.
    Foreigners like to hear their English and he wasn't going to get the sound of it from anywhere but his own mouth.
  • Q2
    One theme explored in the poem involves -
    the faithfulness of an animal companion
    the perceptiveness of wild animals
    the impulse to connect with nature
    the desire to control nature
  • Q3
    The author most likely includes the anecdote about the bat in paragraph 9 to develop the theme of -
    gaining personal freedom
    cherishing particular memories
    showing respect for the older generation
    protecting the natural environment
  • Q4
    Which quotation best illustrates the author's yearning for connection with the world?
    I desired their instruction-as if, by watching them, I might learn to belong somewhere as they so thoroughly belonged here.
    Science had complicated her vision without lessening her delight in other creatures.
    I am a poor sort of shaman. My shape never changes, except, year by year, to wrinkle and sag.
    We had been canoeing in the Boundary Waters Wilderness for several days, long enough for the men's faces to stubble with beards, for the women's faces to burnish from wind and sun.
  • Q5
    Which quotation best supports the theme of the interrelatedness of living creatures?
    Drawn by our whispers and watchfulness, the others from our camp soon joined us on the granite bluff, some bearing mugs of coffee, some with plates of steaming blueberry pancakes.
    "I'd love to sit on that boulder and let them do the swimming," I answered.
    I was pleased to find a label for this animate scrap, as though by pinning the right word on the shape-shifter I could hold it still.
    I wanted them to go about their lives in my presence as though I were kin to them, no matter how much I might differ from them outwardly.
  • Q6
    The narrator's polishing of the mirror suggests a theme of -
    the importance of self-care
    the opportunity for renewal
    the rewards of honest work
    the inaccuracies found in images
  • Q7
    In line 14, it is significant to the theme of the poem that the birds are at the feeder because this shows that they are —
    migratory animals
    dependent on humans
    symbols of freedom
    resistant to change

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