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Main Idea + Supporting Details Quiz #1

Quiz by Jessica Anderson

Grade 7
English Language Arts
Common Core

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Measures 3 skills from
Grade 7
English Language Arts
Common Core

RL.7.2
RL.7.1
RL.7.4

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  • Q1

    Which quote summarizes the author’s frustrations about his first journey at sea?

    “I was, no doubt, known for a landsman by everyone on board as soon as I hove in sight.”

    “There is not so helpless and pitiable an object in the world as a landsman beginning a sailor’s life.”

    “This was literally bidding good night to my native land.”

    “ ‘With all my imperfections on my head,’ I joined the crew.”

    30s
    RL.7.2
  • Q2

    What is one way to identify a beginner sailor?

    The beginner has toughened hands.

    The beginner has sunburnt cheeks.

    The beginner has untanned skin.

    The beginner has a lot of checked shirts.

    30s
    RL.7.1
  • Q3

    What was the difference between the author’s and the old salt’s first night on watch?

    The narrator stayed awake the entire night, but the old salt went to sleep.

    The narrator was a sufficient lookout, but the old salt was much better.

    The narrator was a green hand and too afraid to walk about the ship, but the old salt walked fore and aft.

    The narrator wore his clothes like a green hand, but the old salt’s clothes were peculiar.

    30s
    RL.7.2
  • Q4

    What made the “old salt” so carefree upon his takeover of the watch post?

    the fact that he was an inexperienced sailor

    the fact that he felt everyone was afraid of him

    the fact that the ship was anchored in a safe harbor

    the fact that he knew others would assist him

    30s
    RL.7.2
  • Q5

    What is conveyed when the narrator says they “began beating down the bay” in paragraph 4?

    The crew was swimming vigorously.

    The ship was in danger of sinking.

    The ship started moving in the water.

    The crew was fighting large waves.

    30s
    RL.7.4
  • Q6

    Which of the following quotes supports the theme that making a change in life can be difficult?

    “ 'With all my imperfections on my head,' I joined the crew, and we hauled out into the stream and came to anchor for the night."

    "The change from the tight frock coat, silk cap, and kid gloves of an undergraduate at Harvard, to the loose duck trousers, checked shirt, and tarpaulin hat of a sailor, though somewhat of a transformation, was soon made..."

    "Besides the points in my dress which were out of the way, doubtless my complexion and hands were quite enough to distinguish me from the regular salt Besides the points in my dress which were out of the way, doubtless my complexion and hands were quite enough to distinguish me from the regular salt..."

    "There is not so helpless and pitiable an object in the world as a landsman beginning a sailor’s life."

    30s
    RL.7.2

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