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Topic: Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

110.31.b.17.C
110.31.b.17.A
110.32.b.17.C
110.32.b.17.A

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  • Q1
    What is the correct way to write sentence 13?
    For the rest of the day, neither of us spoke it was obvious that she was no happier about the arrangement than I was.
    For the rest of the day, neither of us spoke, and it was obvious. That she was no happier about the arrangement than I was.
    For the rest of the day, neither of us spoke. Which made it obvious that she was no happier about the arrangement than I was.
    For the rest of the day, neither of us spoke. It was obvious that she was no happier about the arrangement than I was.
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    110.31.b.17.C
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  • Q2
    What change should be made in sentence 31?
    Insert a comma after 'surprised'
    Change 'We' to 'Because we'
    Sentence 31 should not be changed.
    Change 'became' to 'become'
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    110.31.b.17.A
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  • Q3
    What is the correct way to write sentences 18 and 19?
    For example, the venom of the Brazilian pit viper is the source of a drug used to treat high blood pressure, and there is a component found in copperhead snake venom. Which may soon be used to treat breast cancer.
    For example, the venom of the Brazilian pit viper is the source of a drug used to treat high blood pressure, while a component found in copperhead snake venom may soon be used to treat breast cancer.
    For example, the venom of the Brazilian pit viper. It is the source of a drug used to treat high blood pressure, while a component found in copperhead snake venom may soon be used to treat breast cancer.
    For example, the venom of the Brazilian pit viper is the source of a drug used to treat high blood pressure, a component found in copperhead snake venom may soon be used to treat breast cancer.
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  • Q4
    What is the correct way to write sentence 24?
    Sentence 24 is written correctly in the paper.
    Yes, I'm Tyson's little brother, but that's only part of my identity. I'm a cool guy in my own way, too.
    Yes, I'm Tyson's little brother, that's only part of my identity, though, I'm a cool guy in my own way, too.
    Yes, I'm Tyson's little brother, but that's only part of my identity. Because I'm a cool guy in my own way, too.
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  • Q5
    What is the correct way to write sentence 45?
    It turned out this lady with the pink bowling bag was the Bessie Richards. A recording artist of the 1960s.
    It turned out this lady with the pink bowling bag. She was the Bessie Richards, a recording artist of the 1960s.
    It turned out this lady with the pink bowling bag was the Bessie Richards. Who was a recording artist of the 1960s.
    It turned out this lady with the pink bowling bag was the Bessie Richards, a recording artist of the 1960s.
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  • Q6
    What is the correct way to write sentence 11?
    Most teens are absorbed with their own daily activities. Rarely thinking about the fact that human civilization has been around for a long time.
    Most teens are absorbed with their own daily activities and rarely think about the fact that human civilization has been around for a long time.
    Most teens are absorbed with their own daily activities and rarely think about this fact, human civilization has been around for a long time.
    Most teens are absorbed with their own daily activities and rarely think about human civilization. Which has been around for a long time.
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  • Q7
    What is the correct way to write sentence 24?
    On the day that he was supposed to paddle over Niagara Falls, he went to the top and looked down. He said that things just didn't feel right.
    On the day that he was supposed to paddle over Niagara Falls, he went to the top and looked down. And said that things just didn't feel right.
    On the day that he was supposed to paddle over Niagara Falls. He went to the top, looked down, and said that things just didn't feel right.
    On the day that he was supposed to paddle. Over Niagara falls, he went to the top, looked down, and said things just didn't feel right.
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  • Q8
    What change should be made in sentence 17?
    Change 'pageant' to 'pagent'
    Delete the comma
    Change 'Part' to 'It was part'
    Change 'Americas'' to 'America's'
    60s
    110.32.b.17.C
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  • Q9
    What change should be made in sentence 7?
    Change the comma to a period
    No change should be made in sentence 7.
    Change 'determined' to 'determinned'
    Change 'set' to 'setted'
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    110.32.b.17.A
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  • Q10
    What change needs to be made in sentence 27?
    Change 'loose' to 'lose'
    Change 'I decided' to 'Deciding'
    Change 'had' to 'hadn't'
    Change 'an' to 'a'
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  • Q11
    What is the correct way to write sentence 13?
    The accomplishments of Old Ironsides helped unite Americans behind the war effort, boosting morale and ending the myth that Britain's Royal Navy was invincible.
    The accomplishments of Old Ironsides helped unite Americans behind the war effort. Boosting morale and ending the myth that Britain's Royal Navy was invincible.
    The accomplishments of Old Ironsides helping unite Americans behind the war effort, boosting morale and ending the myth that Britain's Royal Navy was invincible.
    The accomplishments of Old Ironsides helped unite Americans behind the war effort by boosting morale. And ending the myth that Britain's Royal Navy was invincible.
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  • Q12
    What change needs to be made in sentence 7?
    Change 'tripped' to 'she trips'
    Change 'misses' to 'missed'
    Change 'serves' to 'serve's'
    Insert a comma after 'girl'
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    110.32.b.17.A
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  • Q13
    What is the correct way to write sentences 24 and 25?
    For example, when I misfiled an important realty document, I reminded myself. Of all the other documents I had filed correctly.
    For example, I misfiled an important realty document, I reminded myself of all the other documents I had filed correctly.
    For example, when I misfiled an important realty document, I reminded myself of all the other documents I had filed correctly.
    For example, when I misfiled an important realty document and reminded myself of all the other documents I had filed correctly.
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  • Q14
    What is the correct way to write sentence 4?
    As I watched friends find dates for homecoming, I was initially a little discouraged. Because it looked as though my first homecoming dance would be missing a key character.
    Sentence 4 is written correctly.
    As I watched friends find dates for homecoming. I was initially a little discouraged because it looked as though my first homecoming dance would be missing a key character.
    As I watched friends find dates for homecoming, I was initially a little discouraged. It looked as though my first homecoming dance would be missing a key character.
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  • Q15
    What is the correct way to write sentences 15 and 16?
    The sentences are written correctly in the paper.
    The 11-year-old also began writing a diary it detailed what was happening in her region of Pakistan.
    The 11-year-old also began writing a diary. With details about what was happening in her region of Pakistan.
    The 11-year-old also began writing a diary that detailed what was happening in her region of Pakistan.
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  • Q16
    What change should be made in sentence 10?
    No change should be made.
    Change 'to make' to 'this was supposed to make'
    Change 'was enclosed' to 'were enclosed'
    Change 'safer' to 'more safer'
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    110.32.b.17.A
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  • Q17
    What is the correct way to write sentence 19?
    Attempting one shallow takeoff after another. Each time it banged itself against the glass.
    It attempted one shallow takeoff after another, each time banging itself against the glass.
    It attempted one shallow takeoff after another. Each time banging itself against the glass.
    Attempting one shallow takeoff after another and each time banging itself against the glass.
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  • Q18
    What is the correct way to write sentences 18 and 19?
    Sentences 18 and 19 are written correctly in the paper.
    In addition to electing leaders, voters get to say yes or no to questions, they are related to their local communities.
    In addition to electing leaders, voters get to say yes or no to questions related to their local communities.
    In addition to electing leaders, voters get to say yes or no to questions. That are related to their local communities.
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  • Q19
    What change should be made in sentence 8?
    Change 'turquoise' to 'turquoys'
    Change 'was' to 'were'
    Delete the comma after 'pool'
    Change 'meandering' to 'meanders'
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    110.32.b.17.A
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  • Q20
    What is the best way to rewrite sentence 10?
    I finally worked up the courage. My initial splash instantly put all my worries to rest, the experience was invigorating.
    I finally worked up the courage, my initial splash instantly put all my worries to rest, the experience was invigorating.
    I finally worked up the courage, and my initial splash, instantly, put all my worries to rest and the experience was invigorating.
    finally worked up the courage, and my initial splash instantly put all my worries to rest. The experience was invigorating.
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