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Quiz by Texas Education Agency

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

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


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  • Q1
    How do the stranger's actions in paragraph 8 affect Kana's internal conflict?
    His friendly gesture toward Kana causes her to feel even more nervous.
    His disregard for Kana validates her beliefs about the superiority of her culture.
    His kindness in blocking the wind helps Kana overcome her mistrust of foreigners.
    His rudeness in stepping in front of Kana confirms her opinion of foreigners.
  • Q2
    What detail is left unresolved at the end of the selection?
    Whether Jimmy can fully accept his father's authority
    The final destination for Jimmy and his father
    Jimmy's feelings about leaving the cabin
    Whether the cabin will be secured after Jimmy and his father leave
  • Q3
    The author establishes conflict in paragraph 1 by describing the -
    salesperson's movements as he brings out his product
    obvious weight of the salesperson's case
    narrator's thoughts as he allows the salesperson into the house
    narrator's observations of the neighborhood
  • Q4
    Why does Alejandro allow the old woman to stay in the clinic?
    He assumes that the nursing home director has political connections.
    He doesn’t trust the nursing home staff to know how to care for her.
    He doesn’t want to release her until the results of her blood test arrive.
    He wants to be present when the old woman’s granddaughter arrives.

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