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Topic: Reading/Vocabulary Development

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.1.B
110.31.b.1.E
110.32.b.1.B
110.32.b.1.A
110.32.b.1.E

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  • Q1
    Which words best help the reader understand the meaning of the word 'indistinct' in paragraph 4?
    wears a baseball glove
    behind their brother
    in the coming darkness
    man the field
    120s
    110.31.b.1.B
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  • Q2
    Read the following dictionary entry. Which definition most closely matches the use of the word clout in paragraph 3?
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    Definition 4
    Definition 2
    Definition 1
    Definition 3
    120s
    110.31.b.1.E
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  • Q3
    In paragraph 2, the word 'handful' means someone who is -
    useful around the house
    difficult to manage
    extremely generous
    reluctant to help others
    120s
    110.31.b.1.B
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  • Q4
    Which word in paragraph 3 means "given but not returned"?
    sorrow
    unrequited
    furtive
    savored
    120s
    110.31.b.1.B
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  • Q5
    Read this sentence from paragraph 11. This sentence helps the reader know that the word pittance in paragraph 2 means -
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    an insignificant amount of money
    an exchange of goods
    a failed investment
    a temporary holder of value
    60s
    110.31.b.1.B
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  • Q6
    In paragraph 9, the word proficiency means -
    investment
    curiosity
    discipline
    expertise
    120s
    110.31.b.1.B
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  • Q7
    Which sentence supports the idea that the life of the Inughuits now is not very different from how it has always been?
    Leonard, an anthropological linguist, is to spend a year living with the Inughuit people of northwest Greenland. . . .
    Many of the men spend weeks away from home hunting seals, narwhal, walruses, whales and other mammals.
    "Then they'll have to move south and in all probability move in to modern flats."
    "One thing I have been told is that they are tired of journalists popping in and reporting how awful it is. . . ."
    60s
    110.32.b.1.B
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  • Q8
    Which quotation can best be described as conveying the idea of freedom?
    the few birds at my feeder watch the window
    thirty thousand sword-/fish will never near a ship,
    Through vast canyons, horses run
    elephant herds live/long elephant lives.
    60s
    110.32.b.1.A
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  • Q9
    In paragraph 4, the expression "chair rocker" refers to someone who -
    has experienced hardship
    is mostly inactive
    prefers being outside
    provides assistance to others
    60s
    110.32.b.1.B
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  • Q10
    Read the following dictionary information about the origin of the word arrhythmic. In paragraph 6, what does the word arrhythmic mean?
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    Inactive
    Illiterate
    Impersonal
    Irregular
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  • Q11
    Read the following dictionary entry. Which definition best matches the use of the word tender in paragraph 3?
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    Definition 1
    Definition 4
    Definition 3
    Definition 2
    120s
    110.32.b.1.E
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  • Q12
    Which phrase has the same meaning as the word 'moonlighted' in paragraph 2?
    Started a new career
    Worked a second job
    Went back to school
    Pursued a lifelong dream
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  • Q13
    In paragraph 2, what does 'clambered' mean?
    Clawed in search of something
    Climbed awkwardly on all fours
    Called back and forth to one another
    Completed a complicated action
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  • Q14
    In paragraph 12, the word 'mettle' means -
    mastery of language
    tolerance
    resourcefulness
    willingness to change
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  • Q15
    In paragraph 14, the word 'asymmetrically' means -
    conspicuously
    stylishly
    luxuriously
    lopsidedly
    120s
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  • Q16
    In paragraph 8, the word 'exhilarating' means something that -
    prompts a longing to return home
    gives assistance and comfort
    creates happiness and excitement
    provokes a fear of the unknown
    120s
    110.32.b.1.B
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  • Q17
    Read the following dictionary entry. Which definition best matches the use of the word contain in line 9?
    Question Image
    Definition 2
    Definition 4
    Definition 3
    Definition 1
    120s
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  • Q18
    Which line from the poem provides context that supports the meaning of the word grazing in line 8?
    Line 17
    Line 14
    Line 4
    Line 9
    60s
    110.32.b.1.B
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  • Q19
    In paragraph 10, the word reverie means -
    amusement
    laughter
    slumber
    daydreaming
    60s
    110.31.b.1.B
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  • Q20
    In paragraph 3, which word means "passed" or "slipped by"?
    allotted
    elapsed
    observed
    subtly
    60s
    110.31.b.1.B
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