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STAAR Reading Analysis

Quiz by Barbara Villanueva

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  • Q1

    How does Mark Twain use language and imagery to convey the character's significance to the story? 

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    Twain uses speech (dialogue) to illustrate Injun Joe's importance. 

    Twain uses Injun Joe's looks to illustrate Injun Joe's importance. 

    Twain uses the effect that Injun Joe has on others to illustrate Injun Joe's importance. 

    Twain uses Injun Joe's thoughts to illustrate Injun Joe's importance. 

    Twain uses Injun Joe's actions to illustrate Injun Joe's importance. 

    30s
  • Q2

    How does the author use this initial encounter to establish the relationship dynamics between these two characters? 

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    The author uses their speech to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses their thoughts to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses the effect that they have on each other to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses their actions to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses their looks to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    30s
  • Q3

    How does the author use the setting and the arrival of the mysterious figure to develop and reveal Emily's character traits and inner conflicts? 

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    The author uses her speech to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses her thoughts to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses the effect on others to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses her actions to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses her looks to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    30s
  • Q4

    In this excerpt from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," we are introduced to two characters: the narrator, Huck, and a woman who remains unnamed in the passage. how does the author create the characters' interactions and the emotions they express?

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    The author uses speech to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses thoughts to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses the effect that they have on others to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses actions to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses looks to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    30s
  • Q5

    In the provided excerpt, two characters, Amelia and the stranger, are introduced.  How does the author convey their personalities and potential conflicts or connections? 

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    The author uses speech to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses thoughts to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses the effect on others to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses actions to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters.  

    The author uses looks to establish the relationship dynamics between the 2 characters. 

    30s
  • Q6

    How does the author's choice of literary devices contribute to the establishment of the tone?

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    The author uses similes and antithesis to create a quiet tone. 

    The author uses repetition and imagery to create a chaotic tone. 

    The author uses repetition and imagery to create a tranquil tone. 

    The author uses hyperbole and imagery to create a dramatic tone. 

    45s
  • Q7

    In this excerpt from Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," how does the author's choice of literary devices contribute to the establishment of the tone?

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    The author uses repetition and imagery to create a tranquil tone. 

    The author uses antithesis and imagery to create an evocative tone. 

    The author uses repetition and anaphora to create a worried tone. 

    The author uses synecdoche and imagery to create a hostile tone. 

    45s
  • Q8

    In this excerpt from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, how does the author's choice of literary devices contribute to the establishment of the tone?

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    The author uses repetition and puns to create a thoughtful tone. 

    The author uses anaphora and imagery to create an adventurous tone. 

    The author uses parallelism and metaphors to create a frightened tone. 

    The author uses diction and imagery to create a mischievous tone. 

    45s
  • Q9

    In this excerpt from Pride and Prejudice, how does the author's choice of literary devices contribute to the establishment of the tone?

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    The author uses dramatic irony to create a satirical tone. 

    The author uses imagery to create an earnest tone. 

    The author uses diction to create a sardonic tone. 

    The author uses allusions to create a mocking tone. 

    45s

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