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Dual Passage 5/6: STAAR English I High School 2014 - Past Paper

Quiz by Christopher Merryman

Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    While "A Crystal-Clear Love Affair" focuses on a man who is a celebrity, "Jim at Bat" focuses on a boy who is -
    selfish
    lazy
    proud
    ordinary
    60s
  • Q2
    Read these quotations. Which of these best describes the difference in tone between the two quotations?
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    The tone of the first quotation is admiring, while the tone of the second quotation is playful.
    The tone of the first quotation is discouraged, while the tone of the second quotation is celebratory.
    The tone of the first quotation is impassioned, while the tone of the second quotation is indifferent.
    The tone of the first quotation is informative, while the tone of the second quotation is impartial.
    60s
  • Q3
    Both selections explore the theme of baseball -
    providing children with famous role models to idolize
    no longer being the innocent American pastime it once was
    being an important means of family bonding in American culture
    helping many children escape a bleak home life
    60s
  • Q4
    Which element is the same for both selections?
    The writing style
    The genre
    The tone
    The subject matter
    60s

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