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Topic: Craft and Structure (ELA - Reading: Informational Text)

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  • Q1
    Read the sentence from paragraph 7 of "The Wild Horses of Assateague Island." What does the word "adapted" mean as it is used in the sentence?
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    colored in order to match the surroundings
    chosen because of a gentle manner
    cared for because of harsh living conditions
    changed in order to fit certain conditions
  • Q2
    Which sentence from the article supports the structure in the answer to Part A?
    "First, I heard faint whinnying sounds drifting through the salty air."
    "The pony was strong and spirited, and I had to hold him back."
    "The weather was wet and dreary, and I felt like an icicle as raindrops fell cold against my cheeks."
    "My sisters and I sloshed through the mud to get to the corral where the ponies were held for the auction."
  • Q3
    Which sentence BEST supports the answer to Part A?
    "During the 17th century free-roaming horses, cows, sheep and pigs caused expensive crop damage to local farms." ("The Wild Horses of Assateague Island")
    "Virginia's horses are privately owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department and receive some veterinary care." ("The Wild Horses of Assateague Island")
    "I loved the ponies at first sight!" ("Wild Ponies of Chincoteague")
    "The cowboys were herding them right down Main Street!" ("Wild Ponies of Chincoteague")
  • Q4
    What is the meaning of the phrase "torrential downpour" as it is used in paragraph 17 of the article?
    an event that lasts longer than expected
    a chance to see unusual animal behavior
    a heavy rainfall during a storm
    a time of day when ocean water is calm and still
  • Q5
    Which paragraph from the article BEST helps the reader understand the meaning of "torrential downpour"?
    paragraph 18
    paragraph 6
    paragraph 13
    paragraph 2
  • Q6
    What does "dedicated" mean as it is used in paragraph 3 of "The Peanut Man"?
    expressing appreciation for hard work done by others
    thinking something is unlikely or impossible
    showing disappointment in the current situation
    being very committed to a purpose or mission

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