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8.5 Analyze How Different Playwrights Characterize Their Protagonists & Antagonists

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    Which event during the debate does the playwright include to create humor?
    Mark struggling to fill his allotted time
    The female student asking a question to both candidates
    Kyli explaining the format of the debate
    The female student asking a question to both candidates
    60s
    8.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama
  • Q2
    What do paragraphs 27 and 46 suggest about Kyli?
    She is inexperienced at moderating debates.
    She favors Christy to win the election.
    She thinks she can ask better questions than the audience members.
    She was elected as student body president in the past.
    60s
    8.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama
  • Q3
    The stage directions in paragraph 30 indicate that Mark is —
    surprised to see Christy at the debate
    upset that another candidate is running in the election
    prepared to share his plans for the school
    nervous about debating Christy
    60s
    8.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama
  • Q4
    Read paragraph 51. What does the dialogue convey about Mark’s attitude toward Christy?
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    He thinks no one will agree with Christy’s opinion on the issues.
    He predicts that Christy will end up forfeiting the election.
    He believes that Christy is more aware of the issues affecting the school.
    He suspects that Christy had more opportunities to prepare for the debate.
    60s
    8.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama
  • Q5
    Which line from paragraph 27 helps portray Kyli as dramatic?
    Tonight will feature the two candidates for president. . . .
    The future of our school hangs in the balance.
    We will be featuring a town hall style tonight....
    And welcome to our first presidential debate!
    60s
    8.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama
  • Q6
    Karl’s dialogue in the play shows that his feelings about the election change from —
    uninterested to passionate
    confident to unsure
    arrogant to humble
    confident to unsure
    60s
    8.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama

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