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  • Q1
    No matter where you go, the Internet is following you. Almost every portable device is being made with an Internet connection. Most new TVs and many other appliances come with Internet connections as well. The Internet is truly ubiquitous. If something is ubiquitous, __________.
    it causes rashes
    it costs too much money
    it is everywhere
    it is fuzzy and will bite you
  • Q2
    Speaking rudely to the judges was rash behavior. You really hurt your chances of winning! In the above context, what does “rash” mean?
    with little thought or
    trying to hide or disguise a piece of cheese
    an itchy skin condition
  • Q3
    Some people are always bashing the president just like others bashed the one before him. Wouldn't you think that everyone could find something to praise him for, at least once in a while? What does “bashing” mean in the above selection?
    voting for a different candidate
    going to too many expensive parties
    hitting hard with a heavy tool
    speaking or writing harshly about
  • Q4
    Wherever he goes, the esteemed Dr. Sanchez is applauded for his life saving research. What does “esteemed” mean?
    greatly admired
    very old
    unable to chew gum
    held over boiling water
  • Q5
    I believe that if you lower taxes so that people can keep more of the money they earn, it will be an incentive for them to work harder. What is the meaning of “incentive”?.
    a tax
    a small amount of money
    a good job
    a reason to do something
  • Q6
    Most of America's Founding Fathers did not believe in women's suffrage. Only men could vote in the United States until 1920. What is “suffrage” ?
    an early flag
    skirts that did not cover ankles
    something that causes physical pain
    the right to vote
  • Q7
    Some people are sure that the new health care law will mean better care for everyone. Others argue that the law will mean less care and longer waiting lines for those who need to see doctors. It's a controversy that will not go away soon. A controversy is something that people _______.
    blow their noses into
    have strong disagreements over
    need to pay for a visit to a doctor
    eat with sweet candy
  • Q8
    Removing seeds from cotton plants was a slow job until Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. What is a cotton gin?
    a book
    a cloth
    a machine
    a drink
  • Q9
    In the early 1600s, a dangerous trip across the Atlantic Ocean was a daunting idea. The Europeans, who would Someday be known as the Pilgrims, must have been a very determined and brave group of settlers. A daunting task is one that would _______ someone.
    frighten or intimidate
    lose or misplace
  • Q10
    The original Pilgrims called themselves the “Saints” and referred to others who joined with them for the voyage as the “Strangers.” In this context, “original” means _______.
    one of a kind
  • Q11
    The Saints and Strangers argued about how they would live in the New World. After much discussion, they came together and signed the Mayflower Compact. The Compact was _______.
    a container for makeup
    an agreement
    a machine used for mashing corn
    a small item
  • Q12
    When the Pilgrims landed in what is now Massachusetts, they were fearful that the Native Americans would attack them. However, the people that they encountered, the Wampanoag Indians, were a peaceful and generous tribe. To encounter, is to _______.
    exchange text messages
    note how many
  • Q13
    As the summer sun sent scattered rays through the maple and oak leaves overhead, the young deer stood frozen, making it almost impossible for the hikers to see her. In the above passage, the word “frozen” means _______.
    very cold
    not melted
    not moving
  • Q14
    Setting and Using Criteria: For Use in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms.
    Gregory, Kathleen, Caren Cameron, and Anne Davies
    Merville, Paranaque
    BC: Connections Publishing,
  • Q15
    Setting and Using Criteria: For Use in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms.
    BC: Connections Publishing,
    Merville, Paranaque

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