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7.9 Explain The Difference Between The Theme Of Literary Work & Purpose Of Expository Text

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

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

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

7.9: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Culture and History

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  • Q1
    The author wrote this selection most likely to —
    celebrate a group of musicians who influenced American popular music
    explain how swing music is played
    prove that the 1940s were a turning point for female musicians
    encourage young women to learn how to play musical instruments
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  • Q2
    Paragraph 3 reveals that the author intends to —
    describe how members of the Sweethearts were selected
    express an opinion about the type of music the Sweethearts performed
    explain what made the Sweethearts unique
    offer reasons why the Sweethearts performed well
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  • Q3
    In paragraph 10, Maya included examples in her argument most likely because she —
    thought the pressure to set a world record was not worth the trip
    knew that sailors need specialized training in order to respond to dangerous situations on a trip
    wanted to stress the potential for danger during the trip
    believed that the trip was scheduled to begin when the weather was most challenging
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  • Q4
    The author includes the description in paragraph 1 most likely to —
    illustrate the significance of what archaeologists hope to discover
    explain the tasks most commonly performed by archaeologists
    highlight the activities that take the most time for archaeologists to perform
    emphasize the difficulty archaeologists face when trying to locate ancient cities
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  • Q5
    In paragraph 3, the author uses the example of the 3,000-year-old house in Tanis to —
    emphasize that satellite photography is powerful enough to find a single building
    prove that satellites are constantly taking photographs to locate ancient cities
    demonstrate that sites once thought to be fictional have been proved to exist
    suggest that previously discovered sites may be much older than originally thought
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  • Q6
    What is the most likely reason that the author has included paragraph 1 in the article?
    To compare the Gettysburg cyclorama to a computer game
    To give readers detailed information about Civil War battles
    To educate readers about the battle of Gettysburg
    To simulate the experience of being at Gettysburg
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  • Q7
    The author wrote this selection most likely to —
    recount the history of presidential transportation in the United States
    describe Air Force One and its role in transporting U.S. presidents
    explain why frequent travel is required of U.S. presidents
    compare various U.S. presidents’ attitudes toward Air Force One
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  • Q8
    The author wrote this selection most likely to —
    explain different ways people profited from the gold rush
    describe the prospectors’ journey to the goldfields in detail
    highlight how the search for gold gave people hope for the future
    relate the history of how the gold rush began
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  • Q9
    The author uses a quotation from the movie Toy Story in the first paragraph to —
    describe one of the movie’s main characters for the reader
    establish the purpose of the selection for the reader
    gain the reader’s attention with a familiar saying
    explain to the reader what the movie is about
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  • Q10
    The author includes the quotation in paragraph 3 to —
    suggest that playing the game has motivated students to create their own games
    provide insight into how students react to playing the game
    demonstrate that the game is a valuable way to teach students about world cultures
    explain how students are able to achieve the goals of the game
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  • Q11
    The author’s main purpose for writing the blog entry is to —
    encourage young people to avoid eating convenience foods
    urge young people to make an effort to learn basic cooking skills
    offer support for young people aspiring to become professional chefs
    convince young people that learning to cook is simple
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  • Q12
    Why did the author include paragraph 8 in the blog entry?
    To make a distinction between the roles of parents and children in the kitchen
    To give some suggestions and to encourage the reader to take action
    To emphasize that few people have the patience to become good chefs
    To restate the benefits of learning to cook from a young age
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  • Q13
    What is the author’s primary purpose for writing this selection?
    To explain how scientists monitor the impact of Three Gorges Dam and determine strategies for reversing its effects
    To highlight the importance of the fishing industry in cities along the Yangtze River
    To provide information about the different species of fish that populate the Yangtze River
    To describe how Three Gorges Dam uses the flow of the Yangtze River to create energy for people in China
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  • Q14
    The author wrote this selection most likely to —
    explain why the earliest attempts to maintain the Leaning Tower of Pisa were unsuccessful
    demonstrate why the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not safe to enter
    describe the efforts to prevent the Leaning Tower of Pisa from collapsing
    convince people that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is worth saving
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  • Q15
    What is the author’s main purpose for writing this selection?
    To explain that the Cutty Sark is an important part of London’s history
    To convince the reader that the Cutty Sark was the fastest vessel of its time
    To identify why a special exhibit had to be created to display the Cutty Sark
    To demonstrate how the Cutty Sark helped a country’s economy
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