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PSSA Grade 7 ELA - Topic: Literature Text

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A-K.1.1.1
A-K.1.1.3
A-V.4.1.1
A-V.4.1.2
A-C.2.1.1
A-K.1.1.2
A-C.2.1.3

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  • Q1
    Read the sentences from the passage. Which conclusion is BEST supported by the sentences?
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    Ryer is too consumed by the desire to expand the farm to notice signs of danger
    Ryer is too busy with chores on the farm to pay attention to other events.
    Ryer believes that trying new methods will make working on the farm easier.
    Ryer believes that the farm will become more stable as its size increases.
    120s
    A-K.1.1.1
  • Q2
    Read the sentence from the passage. How does the description of the storm's effects MOST contribute to the development of the plot?
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    The description foreshadows the path of Ryer's journey.
    The description explains why Ryer falls into the water.
    The description explains why Ryer is able to acquire land.
    The description foreshadows the fate of Ryer's property.
    60s
    A-K.1.1.3
  • Q3
    Read the sentences from the passage. What is the meaning of the word "impending" as it is used in the sentence?
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    about to occur
    easy to prevent
    strange to behold
    slow to develop
    60s
    A-V.4.1.1
  • Q4
    Read the sentence from the passage. What does the word "receding" mean as it is used in the sentence?
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    reaching up
    moving away
    blocking access
    decreasing speed
    60s
    A-V.4.1.1
  • Q5
    Read the sentence from the passage. How is the metaphor being used in the sentence?
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    to emphasize the length of time the farm has been floating on water
    to show that the farm is a cause of the Van Boompjes' problems
    to reveal that the farm is an important part of the Van Boompjes' lives
    to highlight the physical condition of the farm after floating on water
    60s
    A-V.4.1.2
  • Q6
    How does Pete's point of view differ from Ryer's point of view?
    Pete is less patient.
    Pete is more optimistic.
    Pete is less sympathetic.
    Pete is more sensible.
    60s
    A-C.2.1.1
  • Q7
    Part One: Which statement BEST describes the role of the setting in the passage?
    The setting emphasizes the absurdity of the conflict.
    The setting highlights the heroism of the main character.
    The setting reveals the distinct personalities of the characters.
    The setting creates doubt that the conflict will be resolved.
    60s
    A-K.1.1.3
  • Q8
    Part Two: Which sentence from the passage BEST supports the answer in Part One? Choose one answer.
    "When his father was able to sit up and talk, Pete started to row back to the little wharf in front of his home."
    "A house, a woman, some girls, a dog, a cat, and a stork were on it and afloat."
    "There was once a Dutchman who lived in the province called Drenthe."
    "On the farm, all the animals, from duck to stork and from dog to ox, now led happier lives."
    60s
    A-K.1.1.3
  • Q9
    Which sentence from the passage BEST illustrates the theme that people can learn from their mistakes?
    "The stingy fellow, as he fell overboard, bumped his head so hard on the plough beam that he lay senseless for a half hour."
    "As for the Van Boompjeses, in order to save a landlord's bill for beds, they slept in their house on board the farm."
    "He sawed off, from time to time, portions of his big farm, and returned them home, with money paid as interest, to the owners."
    "Yet although Ryer was rich, as wealth is reckoned in Drenthe, whence he had come, he was greedy for more."
    60s
    A-K.1.1.2
  • Q10
    Which description from the passage BEST emphasizes the idea that Earth has been nearly forgotten?
    "On the tenth floor of the Library was a tiny room about ten meters square."
    "At first, new generations born in the far-flung colonies made pilgrimages to visit the cradle of civilization, . . ."
    "The shelves of discs and cubes that had once fit the viewing kiosks downstairs no longer worked either."
    "But over a hundred millennia, the flow of tourists slowed to a trickle, then a drip, and finally, stopped."
    120s
    A-C.2.1.3
  • Q11
    Read the sentences from the passage. Which word BEST replaces the word "binds" without changing the meaning of the sentence?
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    seals
    strengthens
    fuses
    connects
    60s
    A-V.4.1.2
  • Q12
    Read the sentence from the passage. Which phrase from the sentence MOST helps the reader understand the meaning of the word "minuscule"?
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    "caused by a change in temperature"
    "were so fragile"
    "even the smallest bit of damage"
    "the data on them"
    60s
    A-V.4.1.1
  • Q13
    Which comparison of CN-344315 to a human is MOST emphasized in the passage?
    The robot experiences feelings like a human.
    The robot expresses original ideas like a human.
    The robot is reliable like a human.
    The robot grows old like a human.
    60s
    A-K.1.1.1
  • Q14
    What is the main way that the setting affects the passage?
    Because the events take place in the future, a character makes unpredictable decisions.
    Because the events take place in the future, a character is unfamiliar with present-day items.
    Because the events take place in an old building, the characters think they will encounter danger.
    Because the events take place in an old building, the characters assume that they are alone.
    60s
    A-K.1.1.3
  • Q15
    Which theme is developed mainly by the character of the robot?
    Change is the only thing that is constant in life.
    Discovering the past can be an adventure.
    Knowledge becomes more meaningful when it is used.
    Believing in a cause can change the minds of others.
    60s
    A-K.1.1.2

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