Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
The questions below refer to the selections “Teaching Chess, and Life,” “Community Service & You,” and
____ 1. Which of the following statements is true?
a. “Teaching Chess, and Life” is a primary source because Carlos Capellan writes about his
b. “Community Service & You” is a primary source because T. J. Saftner surveys the
experiences of many volunteers.
c. “Feeding Frenzy” is a primary source because it uses quotes from the article’s subject.
d. “Feeding Frenzy” is a primary source because it comes from the magazine People.
____ 2. Which of the following items was probably not one of the author’s purposes for writing “Teaching Chess, and
a. To inspire young people to play chess
b. To inspire teachers to become mentors
c. To inform students about after-school clubs
d. To encourage students to work for The New York Times
____ 3. Which detail from “Community Service & You” is an opinion rather than a fact?
a. Volunteer jobs can either be long-term or short-term.
b. Sometimes it’s a good idea to work without pay.
c. One thousand youngsters participated in cleaning up a river in 1995.
d. Stephanie Star volunteers at a battered women’s shelter.
____ 4. David Levitt asked a packaging company for eight cases of plastic bags because —
a. they might come in handy someday
b. he needed them for a science project
c. Florida law requires special packaging for secondhand food
d. he always buys things in large quantities
____ 5. David Levitt helped draw people’s attention to the —
a. importance of extracurricular activities
b. idea that surplus food can be used to feed the hungry
c. value of knowing your public officials
d. fact that proper packaging prevents food from spoiling
____ 6. In Greek mythology, Mentor is the name of Odysseus’s trusted counselor. Complete this sentence with the
word that fits best: Under the mentorship of Professor Howard, we prepared for —
a. recess c. the party
b. our swim d. the exam
____ 7. What is the literal meaning of legislation?
a. laws c. judges
b. Congress d. argument
____ 8. Literally bureaucratic means “relating to rigid government routine.” Figuratively it might mean —
a. referring to anything about government
b. having to do with all kinds of rigid routines
c. having to do with the piece of furniture called a bureau
d. referring to something that is democratic
____ 9. Which word has a meaning most similar to the meaning of endeavors?
a. laws c. advice
b. fears d. attempts
____ 10. Which of the following items is least intimidating to most people?
a. Seeing a new hit movie c. Facing an uncaged tiger
b. Doing income taxes d. Getting married
1. ANS: A PTS: 1 OBJ: 184.108.40.206 (using primary and secondary sources)
2. ANS: D PTS: 1 OBJ: 220.127.116.11 (determining the writer's purpose or intent)
3. ANS: B PTS: 1 OBJ: 18.104.22.168 (fact and opinion) | 22.214.171.124 (reading for details)
4. ANS: C PTS: 1 OBJ: 126.96.36.199 (monitoring your reading or comprehension)
5. ANS: B PTS: 1 OBJ: 188.8.131.52 (monitoring your reading or comprehension)
6. ANS: D PTS: 1 OBJ: 9.3.3 (context clues)
7. ANS: A PTS: 1 OBJ: 9.3.9 (literal meanings of words)
8. ANS: B PTS: 1 OBJ: 9.3.6 (figurative meanings of words and phrases)
9. ANS: D PTS: 1 OBJ: 9.3.14 (synonyms)
10. ANS: A PTS: 1 OBJ: 9.3.3 (context clues)