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Mock STAAR Review 2019

Quiz by Raul Figueroa

Grade 5
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Measures 6 skills from
Grade 5
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

5.3.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Theme and Genre
5.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
5.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development
5.11.C: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
5.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama

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  • Q1
    What is the main theme or message of “The Fisherman and His Wife?”
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    A. It is always better to have more than other people.
    B. Money and wealth can make a person much happier.
    D. Be satisfied and happy with what you have
    C. A person can have what he wants if he wishes hard enough.
    30s
    5.3.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Theme and Genre
  • Q2
    What is the main theme or message of “The Stonecutter?”
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    A. Being strong is better than being rich.
    D. Do not try to take what other people have.
    C. Wealth and power will not make a person happy.
    B. Do not wish for things you don’t really want.
    30s
    5.3.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Theme and Genre
  • Q3
    In what way are the characters in both stories alike?
    C. They are both granted wishes by the mountain spirit.
    A. They both stop wishing after their first wish.
    B. They are not content with what they wish for.
    D. They are both granted wishes by a fish.
    30s
    5.3.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Theme and Genre
  • Q4
    The authors of these stories most likely want the reader to understand that —
    C. being jealous of other people helps you get what you want
    A. happiness does not depend on how much money or how many things you have
    D. people who are rich and powerful are happier than everyone else
    B. you should always wish for more than you need
    30s
    5.3.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Theme and Genre
  • Q5
    Which sentence best represents the moral of both stories?
    B. A penny saved is a penny earned.
    A. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
    C. Be careful what you wish for.
    D. Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
    30s
    5.3.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Theme and Genre
  • Q6
    What is one way that the themes of both stories are alike?
    C. They both stress the importance of great wealth.
    B. They both stress the importance of faithful wives.
    D. They both stress the importance of real happiness.
    A. They both stress the importance of good wishes.
    30s
    5.3.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Theme and Genre
  • Q7
    In paragraph 1, which words help the reader understand the meaning of residence?
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    C. the tiny creature
    B. accidentally transported
    D. Russian cargo ship
    A. making itself at home
    30s
    5.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q8
    In paragraph 4, what does the word wearily mean?
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    B. One who is weary
    D. In a tired way
    A. Refreshed
    C. In a quick manner
    30s
    5.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q9
    How does the author organize the information in this selection?
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    B. Sequence/Chronological
    A. Description
    D. Problem & Solution
    C. Cause & Effect
    30s
    5.11.C: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q10
    In paragraph 2, which words help the reader infer that driving a fire truck involves concentration?
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    A. fire alarm sounded and rushing past
    C. closed my eyes and pictured myself riding along
    B. I recognized Sarita Mendoza behind the wheel
    D. serious expression on her face, and focused left and right
    30s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q11
    Read this stage direction from paragraph 2. [rushing over to stand beside her brother at the window ] The author includes this stage direction to tell the actors —
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    C. what the setting will be
    A. what the characters think
    B. how to say their lines
    D. where and how to move
    30s
    5.5: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama
  • Q12
    What plot event does the first sentence foreshadow?
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    It foreshadows the men coming to search Mr. Ward’s house.
    30s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q13
    Describe the plot of the story
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    Noah and his family are runaway slaves. They are trying to escape to freedom in Canada, but the authorities are chasing them. Henry Ward is trying to help them
    30s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction

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