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Topic: Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

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

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Grade 9
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


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  • Q1
    The author includes the quotation in paragraph 16 primarily to substantiate the opinion that -
    renovations made to Yankee Stadium in the 1970s were necessary
    baseball can no longer legitimately be considered the national pastime
    Yankee Stadium remains a magical place even after major changes
    Crystal has matured since his first visit to Yankee Stadium
  • Q2
    From paragraph 9, the reader can infer that Crystal was -
    interested in baseball primarily as a way to please his father
    an incredibly dedicated baseball fan
    determined to be a professional baseball player
    not interested in a career as an actor when he was a teenager
  • Q3
    Which line provides the strongest evidence that Crystal gained the trust of his childhood hero?
    The Mick said on several occasions if anyone ever did produce a movie about him, he'd want it to be Crystal.
    Nearly a half-century after his first trip there, Yankee Stadium remains one of the most special places in Crystal's world.
    "I remember saying, 'Who's pitching today, Casey?' and he looked at me and said, 'You are, kid, suit up.'"
    The Mick's loooooong home run capped an extraordinary day for young Billy-a day that would change his life forever.
  • Q4
    Read this sentence from paragraph 16. In this sentence, the author is trying to show that Summitt -
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    frequently sought out opportunities to appear on television
    compromised her standards occasionally
    was able to pick and choose which teams to play
    took on a role in women's sports that went beyond coaching
  • Q5
    Why does the author end the article with a quotation?
    To suggest that Pat Summitt's accomplishments may soon be eclipsed
    To show how Pat Summitt will likely be remembered over time
    To imply that female coaches will never win as many games as male coaches
    To provide an opinion that differs from those expressed in the rest of the article

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