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7.10.A Evaluate A Summary Of The Original Text For Accuracy

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 7
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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

7.10.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text

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  • Q1
    Paragraph 10 is mainly about —
    why metal cables are used in suspension bridges
    why cables needed to be anchored before attaching them to the deck
    when a stronger line was used to fly the kite across the gorge
    how the kite string was used to start the construction of the bridge
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  • Q2
    The main difference between the Sweethearts and most other bands of the 1940s was that the Sweethearts —
    played swing music outside the South
    tended to perform in large cities
    were allowed to travel and perform in Europe
    were a racially integrated group of women
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  • Q3
    Which sentence expresses the main idea of the selection?
    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm commonly performed to sold-out crowds in ballrooms and theaters.
    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm were an all-female touring swing band popular during the 1940s.
    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm chose to play swing music because it was what most people wanted to hear.
    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm traveled and performed in the United States during World War II.
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  • Q4
    Which of these is the best summary of the selection?
    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm were a touring swing band made up of young women from different ethnic backgrounds. Although the band faced discrimination in the segregated South, the Sweethearts achieved success in the 1930s and 1940s.
    Swing was an extremely popular kind of music played by many American bands during the 1930s and 1940s. One of the most interesting and talented swing groups of this period was the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a 17-member band from Mississippi.
    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm were a successful band that included African American, Chinese American, Mexican American, American Indian, and Puerto Rican members. Just a few years after the group was founded, the Sweethearts were able to become a professional touring band.
    In 1937 a group of young female musicians formed a band that would become known as the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The musicians played instruments such as the clarinet, the saxophone, the trombone, the trumpet, the bass, the guitar, and the piano.
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  • Q5
    The band’s name is significant because it highlights —
    the fact that the musicians came from diverse cultures
    the support the musicians gave to soldiers in wartime
    the fact that the band performed in countries around the world
    the type of music the band played
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  • Q6
    Parcak hopes that the use of modern technology in archaeology will —
    lead to more archaeological discoveries being used in movies
    one day allow archaeologists to find objects smaller than a meter in diameter
    help archaeologists better understand previous discoveries
    inspire more young people to become archaeologists
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  • Q7
    Look at the diagram of information from the article. Which of the following belongs in the empty box?
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    Over time fewer people visited the Gettysburg cyclorama.
    The top section was cut from the Gettysburg cyclorama.
    People donated objects to display with the Gettysburg cyclorama.
    A military park displayed the Gettysburg cyclorama.
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  • Q8
    Paragraph 4 is mainly about the —
    popularity of Civil War battles as art subjects
    reason Paul Philippoteaux was hired to paint the cyclorama
    importance of Pickett’s Charge to the Civil War
    work Paul Philippoteaux put into painting the cyclorama
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  • Q9
    Which of these is the best summary of the article?
    The Gettysburg cyclorama, originally created in 1882, is a huge circular painting of a Civil War battle. The viewing auditorium contains a raised platform and incorporates effects that allow visitors to have a unique experience while looking at the scenes. The cyclorama is on display at the Gettysburg National Military Park, where it attracts crowds of enthusiastic viewers.
    Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park can view the Gettysburg cyclorama, a famous circular work of art that shows scenes from the important Civil War battle. The cyclorama was painted in 1882, and versions were displayed in Chicago and Boston. Many years later it was sold to the U.S. government.
    In 1882 the French artist Paul Philippoteaux was hired to paint scenes from the battle of Gettysburg. The artist made hundreds of sketches of the battlefield, had photos taken of the area, and interviewed combat veterans. It took Philippoteaux a year and a half to paint the famous Gettysburg cyclorama.
    Cycloramas, a common form of entertainment in the late 1800s, are large paintings that usually depict scenes from literature or history. A cyclorama is hung inside a circular auditorium where viewers can stand in the center and turn 360 degrees to view the entire work. The Gettysburg cyclorama was painted in 1882 and still can be seen today.
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  • Q10
    Paragraph 7 focuses primarily on —
    the staff members who accompany the president on Air Force One
    the general atmosphere aboard Air Force One
    the presidential advisers who have traveled on Air Force One
    the kinds of meetings held aboard Air Force One
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  • Q11
    Which sentence supports the idea that presidents feel comfortable aboard Air Force One?
    Presidents have always had to travel, of course.
    Air Force One has the ability to refuel in flight, so it can fly as long as it needs to.
    His view is that presidents seem more relaxed and act less formal aboard Air Force One than in the Oval Office.
    This was perhaps the most famous version of Air Force One, and it carried eight presidents over the years.
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  • Q12
    What is the best summary of the selection?
    Every year teacher John Hunter’s students play the World Peace Game in his fourth-grade class. In the game students are assigned to a country and make decisions that will solve problems their country faces. Students must work together to solve the problems in the game. When all the problems are solved, the game is over.
    Since 1978 teacher John Hunter’s students have been playing the World Peace Game. The game has gained Hunter attention from TV producers, and students around the world are now playing it. Hunter and his class have even been asked to explain the rules and purpose of the game to U.S. government officials.
    In 1978 teacher John Hunter created the World Peace Game and shared it with his students. The game requires students to collaborate in order to solve simulated world problems. The game has attracted the interest of people all over the world. Hunter hopes playing the game will have a positive, lifelong impact on students.
    John Hunter, a fourth-grade teacher, created the World Peace Game in 1978. In the game the students find solutions to world problems. His students spend eight weeks each year playing the game. The World Peace Game has attracted the attention of many different people around the world.
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  • Q13
    What is one reason scientists are excited about the idea of using Coralbots to restore reefs?
    Programming Coralbots takes less time than training a diver.
    Coralbots will be able to repair reefs more effectively than divers can.
    Coralbots are unlikely to cause more damage to a reef.
    Coralbots will imitate insects and birds.
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  • Q14
    The main reason for building the vault in an isolated, underground location was to —
    decrease the amount of power necessary to keep the seeds at a cold temperature
    minimize the number of people that would be necessary to monitor the vault
    prevent outside events from damaging the contents of the vault
    ensure that it would be difficult for people to retrieve seeds they put in the vault
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  • Q15
    Paragraph 4 is mostly about —
    the diversity of the contents stored in the Svalbard Seed Vault
    why Norway decided to sponsor the construction of the Svalbard Seed Vault
    how countries decide which seeds to send to the Svalbard Seed Vault
    the process for shipping new seeds to the Svalbard Seed Vault
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  • Q16
    What is the best summary of the selection?
    The Svalbard Seed Vault is considered the greatest store of crop diversity to date. Efforts to build the seed vault began when scientists noticed that crop variety had decreased significantly in recent years. The vault contains many rare and ancient seeds.
    The Svalbard Seed Vault is located in an isolated region of Norway. The vault was created to protect varieties of seeds from being lost and to preserve them for later use. Many rare seeds have already been sent to the vault and have contributed to the effort to maintain biodiversity.
    On the fourth anniversary of the Svalbard Seed Vault, rare seeds from North America and ancient grains were added to the vault. The vault contains many seeds with special genetic traits that may be useful in the future. Visitors are often awed by the biodiversity secured in the seed vault.
    The seeds in the Svalbard Seed Vault are stored in rows of sealed boxes in a highly secure vault. The vault is made of steel, located inside a mountain, and requires the use of many codes to enter. The cold environment preserves the seeds even if power to the facility is lost.
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  • Q17
    Which detail from the selection explains why one attempt to fix the lean made the tower lean even more?
    Soil was removed from beneath the north end of the tower to make the ground more even.
    A concrete leak made the tower’s foundation more unstable.
    The tower continued to lean even after a bell chamber was placed on the tower’s north side.
    Cables and weights were installed to stabilize the tower’s lean.
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  • Q18
    Which idea does the information in paragraph 2 support?
    The tower was difficult to build without modern technology.
    The problem with the tower was evident early in its construction.
    The addition of the bell tower caused the tower to lean more.
    The construction of the tower was a slower process than expected.
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  • Q19
    How does the author support the idea that the Cutty Sark was once considered a technologically advanced ship?
    By explaining the ship’s role in the tea trade
    By telling about the ship’s later uses
    By mentioning the sailing records the ship had set
    By stating the dimensions of the ship
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