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                        Seventh Grade English/Language Arts
                                       Quiz




                                      Practice Test



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The picture is ancient.


1. Which of the following can be found in the sentence above?


    A.   a subject and an adverb
    B.   a subject and a predicate
    C.   a subject and a preposition
    D.   a subject, a pronoun, and a predicate


The drawings and the watercolors was done by the same artist.


2. Which change should be made to the sentence above to make it correct?


    A.   Change was to is.
    B.   Change was to had.
    C.   Change was to were.
    D.   Change artist to artists.


                                      She addressed the judge calmly.


3. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the sentence?


    A.   adverb
    B.   adjective
    C.   preposition
    D.   conjunction




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Impressionist works of art, which were produced in nineteenth-century France, are now very valuable.


4. Which type of sentence is this?


    A.   simple
    B.   complex
    C.   compound
    D.   compound-complex


1When Bill said that students should not take the trouble to vote in school elections, Consuela disagreed.
2She said that students learn valuable lessons by announcing for office, getting other students to support
them, campaigning for office, and getting elected. 3Consuela convinced Bill with her logic. 4Afterward,
he thought of several other reasons students should run for office in school elections. 5Jimmy Carter won
his first election in 1962, to become a Georgia state senator.


5. If you revise the paragraph, what should you do with sentence 5?


    A.   Add President before Jimmy Carter.
    B.   Delete the sentence because it is not related to the topic.
    C.   List all the elective offices Carter held before becoming president.
    D.   Delete to become a Georgia state senator because that detail is not necessary.




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   Maya’s father often made homemade pasta for dinner when it was his turn to cook. Maya decided to
 watch and help him so she could learn how to make it on her own. Her father started by mixing eggs and
  flour together, which made a thick dough that he kneaded. Next, he cut the dough into four pieces and
  rolled them into balls. In order to make the dough into pasta they needed the pasta machine. First they
  used the pasta machine to make the dough very flat. Maya fed the dough through the rollers while her
father turned the crank. They had to feed the dough through several times while it was gradually flattened
  by the rollers. Finally they were ready to make the dough into pasta. They fed the flat pieces of dough
  through another part of the machine, which cut the dough into long flat strips. Now the pasta could be
                                              boiled and eaten!


6. What is the unifying idea of this passage?


    A.   Pasta is easy to make at home.
    B.   This is how to make homemade pasta.
    C.   Everyone should have a pasta machine.
    D.   A father and daughter spend time together.


1 I really like my English teacher, Ms. Wily. 2The first reason that I like Ms. Wily is that she has made
me realize how much fun it can be to read. 3She gets really excited when she talks about the books that
we read. 4She has given me a new respect for my own imagination. 5She says it is a wonderful thing to
imagine what the characters in a book look like and sound like. 6Secondly, I like Ms. Wily, because she
makes me want to learn as much as I can. 7She has inspired me to work harder than I have ever worked. 8
Now, I read all the books that are assigned.


7. Which sentence contains supporting details?


    A.   sentence 1
    B.   sentence 3
    C.   sentence 6
    D.   sentence 8




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We are scheduled to board the plain late this afternoon.


8. Which underlined word is used incorrectly in the sentence above?


    A.   scheduled
    B.   board
    C.   plain
    D.   afternoon


9. Which word in the sentence below needs to be capitalized?


    Megan said i was the first friend she had when she had moved to our school last year from another
    school on the other side of town.


    A.   i
    B.   school
    C.   year
    D.   town


10. Which part of a book is most like a dictionary?


    A.   the index
    B.   the glossary
    C.   the bibliography
    D.   the table of contents




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     1I really like my English teacher, Ms. Wily. 2The first reason that I like Ms. Wily is that she has
made me realize how much fun it can be to read. 3She gets really excited when she talks about the books
that we read. 4She has given me a new respect for my own imagination. 5She says it is a wonderful thing
to imagine what the characters in a book look like and sound like.


       6Secondly, I like Ms. Wily, because she makes me want to learn as much as I can. 7She has
inspired me to work harder than I have ever worked. 8Now, I read all the books that are assigned. 9Then,
I started reading some of the books. 10Before, I didn’t read any of the books that were assigned for
English class. 11Ms. Wily makes me want to learn. 12Art class is fun, too. 13Art is my second favorite
class.


11. Which set of numbers represents a better order for sentences 7 through 10?


    A.   7, 10, 9, 8
    B.   9, 7, 8, 10
    C.   8, 9, 7, 10
    D.   10, 8, 9, 7


                                He voiced his opinions loudly and often.


12. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the sentence?


    A.   verb
    B.   noun
    C.   adverb
    D.   adjective




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“It’s _____ life, not mine,” Sally said to her friend.


13. Which word correctly completes the sentence?


    A.   my
    B.   our
    C.   your
    D.   yours


She and i have been friends since we were together in elementary school.


14. Which would make the sentence correct?


    A.   Capitalize the pronoun i.
    B.   Capitalize the f in friends.
    C.   Capitalize the e in elementary.
    D.   Capitalize the e in elementary and the s in school.


                          She could not complete the math problem without them.


15. Which word in the sentence is the subject pronoun?


    A.   she
    B.   the
    C.   problem
    D.   them




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