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CERT Mini READING Quiz 2

Quiz by Danielle Dierig

Grade 10
ELA
Kentucky Academic Standards

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  • Q1
    The passage can be best described as:
    D. a foreshadowing of events to come.
    C. the musings of a lonely narrator.
    A. a flashback in time
    B. a chronical of current events
    30s
  • Q2
    The passage most strongly suggests that the items that the narrator kept in her box over the years:
    J. had no moisture left in them.
    G. were purchased by her.
    H. had sentimental value
    F. were gifted to her.
    30s
  • Q3
    According to the passage, the teenage girl who lived in the up-country town had all of the following physical characteristics EXCEPT:
    D. white teeth.
    B. full, heavy eyebrows.
    C. dimples, when she smiled.
    A. wavy hair
    30s
  • Q4
    Based on the passage, when the narrator arrived in the up-country town, the single men treated the narrator:
    H. with indifference
    J. with skepticism
    F. dotingly
    G. dismissively
    30s
  • Q5
    According to the passage, the narrator initially believed that the teenage girl who lived in the up-country town:
    C. was happy to have a female companion with whom she could spend her free time
    D. was planning a way to shorten the narrator’s visit to the small up-country town.
    A. was relieved that there was finally another girl in town to divert the attention of the single men
    B. was upset because she was no longer getting all the attention of the town’s single men
    30s
  • Q6
    The “someone” referred to in line 53 is most likely
    F.the teenage girl who lived in the up-country town.
    J. one of the single men who admired the narrator
    H. the mayor of the up-country town.
    G. the narrator’s parents who had come to get her
    30s
  • Q7
    The primary rhetorical effect of the ninth paragraph (lines 55-62) is to:
    A. make the rose seem very unique and special.
    D. prove that the narrator had made at least one friend.
    B. transition the passage back to the narrative.
    C. support an assertion made in the first paragraph.
    30s
  • Q8
    When the teenage girl says “it sets off flowers so,” she is referring to the contrast between:
    F. the girl’s white dress and the narrator’s dark hair.
    J. clothing fabric and thick braided hair.
    G. the narrator’s evil soul and the girl’s pure soul.
    H. the narrator’s dark hair and the white flower.
    30s
  • Q9
    The author of the passage likely put the sentence “I never saw her again” (line 84) in its own paragraph in order to:
    B. draw attention to the irony of the statement.
    C. highlight the unusual nature of the statement.
    A. suggest that seeing a person is important.
    D. indicate that the fact expressed in the sentence stands alone in the narrator’s mind.
    30s
  • Q10
    0. The final phrase of the passage (“ the rose is in my box still!”) indicates that the narrator:
    F. is obsessed with the teenage girl.
    G. is obsessed with the rose.
    H. still regards the teenage girl dearly
    J. still finds comfort in the contents of her box.
    30s

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