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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
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


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  • Q1
    Which of these best describes the purpose of the selection?
    To describe the success of the technological breakthrough developed by Dr. V at Aravind Eye Hospital
    To encourage eye surgeons throughout the world to model their methods after those used by Dr. V
    To celebrate the work of an eye surgeon in India and describe the author's experience as a volunteer
    To show differences between the way eye surgery is performed in the East and in the West
  • Q2
    The primary purpose of the selection is to convince readers that -
    the author experienced something positive as a result of his blindness
    the author's life would have been better if he had kept his sight
    many blind people are grateful they do not have sight
    blind people deserve empathy and understanding
  • Q3
    How did the gift of a baseball affect the author?
    It motivated him to create a game that did not require sight.
    It reminded him of the fun activities that he could no longer enjoy.
    It reinforced his belief that people are often thoughtless.
    It offered him the chance to try playing a traditional game.
  • Q4
    According to the article, what happens to language over time?
    Words develop new definitions.
    Sentence constructions no longer follow specific rules.
    Spoken language becomes more literal.
    Formal writing and spoken language become more similar.
  • Q5
    Which sentence best expresses the article's main idea?
    Of course no one thinks about that consciously.
    Texting, far from being a scourge, is a work in progress.
    Texting has long been bemoaned as the downfall of the written word, "penmanship for illiterates," as one critic called it.
    No one talks like that casually-or should.

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