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110.32.b.7

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

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110.32.b.7

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  • Q1
    In paragraph 4, the simile indicates that the foreigner -
    is imposing
    needs help finding his way
    walks quickly
    has no protection from the rain
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q2
    Read this sentence from paragraph 16. What is the most likely reason why the author includes this description of the foreigner's actions?
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    To demonstrate how valuable the gift is to him
    To illustrate how much he wants to be accepted
    To reveal that he is hesitant to accept the gift
    To suggest that the wind and rain have isolated him
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q3
    In lines 9 through 17, the poet uses descriptive language that emphasizes -
    the speaker's self-awareness
    the speaker's fears
    the fox's joyfulness
    the fox's vulnerability
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q4
    In the poem, the fox is a symbol of -
    freedom
    certainty
    mortality
    courage
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q5
    In which quotation does the author use descriptive language to show her unexpected awe?
    My pack's frame creaked behind me with each step, straining from the weight. The muscles of my upper back and shoulders were bound in tense, hot knots.
    By noon I was up over 6,000 feet and the air had cooled, the sun suddenly disappearing behind clouds.
    I knew it was the top because there was snow. Not on the ground, but falling from the sky, in thin flakes that swirled in mad patterns, pushed by the wind.
    I crawled out of my tent and stood slowly, my muscles stiff from yesterday's hike, my bare feet tender on the rocky dirt.
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q6
    Paragraph 10 builds upon the theme of -
    gaining a new perspective by undergoing a challenging experience
    discovering how close humans are to nature
    rejecting modernity for a simpler way of living
    finding a sanctuary from society by retreating into nature
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q7
    For Marie-Laure, the chestnut tree in paragraphs 15 and 16 symbolizes -
    forgiveness
    hope
    solitude
    success
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q8
    In line 7, the act of stepping over barbed wire represents the speaker's -
    imagined hardships
    desire to embrace nature
    increasing self-awareness
    ability to forgive mankind
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q9
    The simile in line 11 -
    reflects the ponies' fearful behavior
    describes how the speaker and his friend interact with the ponies
    presents the ponies as timid and graceful
    suggests that the ponies have been in the rain
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q10
    Read this sentence from paragraph 5. In this sentence, the author uses a metaphor to describe the -
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    weather outside
    confusion felt by the narrator
    improvements to the mirror
    transformation of the narrator
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q11
    In paragraph 26, the description of Jimena’s laugh suggests that she is —
    scornfully mocking the doctor for his stupidity
    pretending to enjoy the doctor’s attempt to be witty
    genuinely amused by a question she finds a bit naive
    horrified that a doctor could ask such a ridiculous question
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q12
    In paragraph 32, the author uses a metaphor to convey —
    Alejandro’s professionalism
    Jimena’s emotions
    the feeling in the room
    the grandmother’s confusion
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q13
    In the first 12 lines, the poet uses imagery to describe —
    an ancient pre-human landscape
    a world apart from human culture
    a hostile environment of predators and prey
    a community of anthropomorphic animals
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q14
    In lines 1 through 4, the tiger is a symbol for the speaker’s —
    desire to escape the confines and complexities of modern urban life
    love of wildlife in its natural habitat
    fear of facing mortality
    belief in realities beyond the reach of experience or proof
    60s
    110.32.b.7
  • Q15
    Read paragraph 7. The author’s purpose for including this information in the selection is most likely to —
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    describe the history of Europeans traveling to Greenland in order to study the Inughuits
    emphasize how geographically and culturally isolated the Inughuits once were
    suggest that Ross’s expedition indirectly caused the destruction of Inughuit culture
    support the claim that the Inughuits have a strong cultural heritage
    60s
    110.32.b.7

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