SSSPQ Practice Questions

Question 1 of 28

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Choose all the correct answers for the following question: What constitues plagiarism?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Using George Washington's birthday, without citing.

  • Using Proverbs, without citing

  • Quoting word-for-word a passage and citing the author.

  • Putting the information in your own words and not citing.

Question 2 of 28

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What kind of things does William build, experiment with or design?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Windmill

  • plow

  • toy trucks

  • radios

  • trebuchets

  • bird traps

  • rickshaws

Question 3 of 28

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What kind of figurative language is used in Hughes poem?

"What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?"

Select one or more of the following:

  • personification

  • aliteration

  • onomatopoeia

  • simile

Question 4 of 28

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In what ways does Cholera spread?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Hands

  • Feet

  • Soil

  • Trees

  • Flies

  • Bees

  • Water

  • Honey

Question 5 of 28

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What style is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind written in?

Select one of the following:

  • Informal

  • formal

  • literary

  • non-literary

Question 6 of 28

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The following sentence from chapter 5 is an example of what kind of figurative language? "My stomach must have also been fooled from last night's nsm

Select one of the following:

  • Simile

  • metaphor

  • personification

  • onomatopoeia

Question 7 of 28

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Which sentence(s) are punctuated properly?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Maria can I help you?

  • After you ran out of money you called your parents, but only my sister was home, unfortunately.

  • I’m a not-so-rich person, but I can do the following: offer you a small loan, offer you some temporary work or help you find a new job.

  • "Yes I'll go to the store," said Dr. Winston, the guy with the top hat.

Question 8 of 28

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How does education influence William's ability to transform himself and the world around him.

Select one or more of the following:

  • He turns into a butterfly

  • He is able to provide electricity for himself and his household.

  • He gives people hope.

  • It shows that young people are capable of great things.

  • It causes a divide between adults and children.

  • He becomes more of a loner.

Question 9 of 28

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What are some reading strategies?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Read past things you don't understand.

  • Summarize what you have read by briefly restating the central ideas in your own words.

  • Revisit events that you find confusing.

  • Question the events described and their significance.

  • Predict what will happen later in the selection.

  • Highlight anything interesting.

  • Doodle in your notebook when you are stuck.

Question 10 of 28

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In what way(s) do the poem and the story connect?

"What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?"

Select one or more of the following:

  • Williams dreams to build a windmill cause him to explode in anger when he can't build one.

  • William's dreams to build a windmill become a heavy load because he can't build it.

  • William's dreams of going to school cause him to be upset when he can't afford to go.

  • William's dreams of learning are not interrupted by a lack of schooling because he is resourceful.

Question 11 of 28

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The following is an example of what kind of figurative language? "The mountain was getting higher for everyone."

Select one of the following:

  • simile

  • metaphor

  • personification

  • symbolism

Question 12 of 28

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The following sentence is an example of what kind of figurative language? "December arrived with heavy clouds, black as oil, that gathered for days o

Select one of the following:

  • Simile

  • metaphor

  • personification

  • alliteration

Question 13 of 28

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In what way(s) is William resourceful?

Select one or more of the following:

  • He uses animal parts and bones to help him build things.

  • He gets parts from a scrap yard.

  • He uses his mom's kitchen to build things.

  • He takes parts from an old unused bathroom.

  • He gets his parents to support him with money.

  • He has traders donate parts for him.

  • He builds his own tools.

Question 14 of 28

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Which is an example of a properly cited passage. Knox, Bernard. Introductuion. The Odyssesy of Homer. Trans. Robert Fagles.

Select one of the following:

  • The third-century-B.C. geographer Eratosthenes, for example, thought that Homer’s story was totally imaginary (Knox 25).

  • The great Alexandrian geographer Eratosthenes said that trying to identify Odysseus’ ports of call would be a wild goose chase.

  • The third-century-B.C. geographer Eratosthenes, for example, thought that Homer’s story was totally imaginary (Knox, 25).

  • The great Alexandrian geographer Eratosthenes said that trying to identify Odysseus’ ports of call would be a wild goose chase. (Knox)

Question 15 of 28

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Choose all the correct possibilities for the following question: What elements make up what a style is?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Mood

  • Tone

  • Word Choice

  • Organization

  • Sentence structure

Question 16 of 28

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Literary Style uses which of the following elements?

Select one or more of the following:

  • uses sophisticated, abstract language

  • often includes long, elaborate sentences

  • may use complex sentence structures

  • may use contractions and slang

  • sounds like everyday conversation

  • carefully observes the rules of grammar

  • may use IMAGERY to convey MOOD

  • may use simple sentences and fragments

  • reader often gets to know the narrator (the voice that tells the story)

Question 17 of 28

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Formal Style uses which of the following elements?

Select one or more of the following:

  • uses sophisticated, abstract language

  • often includes long, elaborate sentences

  • may use complex sentence structures

  • may use contractions and slang

  • sounds like everyday conversation

  • carefully observes the rules of grammar

  • may use IMAGERY to convey MOOD

  • may use simple sentences and fragments

  • reader often gets to know the narrator (the voice that tells the story)

Question 18 of 28

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Informal Style uses which of the following elements?

Select one or more of the following:

  • uses sophisticated, abstract language

  • often includes long, elaborate sentences

  • may use complex sentence structures

  • may use contractions and slang

  • sounds like everyday conversation

  • carefully observes the rules of grammar

  • may use IMAGERY to convey MOOD

  • may use simple sentences and fragments

  • reader often gets to know the narrator (the voice that tells the story)

Question 19 of 28

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What things do readers look for to identify characterization?

Select one or more of the following:

  • What characters do

  • What my friend says about the character

  • What the author says about the character

  • What characters say

  • What other people say about the character

Question 20 of 28

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What things characterize William in the book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind"?

Select one or more of the following:

  • "Quiet down," someone said. "Let's see how crazy this boy really is?

  • I'd never seen a dead person, but I was too afraid to go look for fear it would never leave my mind.

  • "That's our dog, Khamba," he said. "I figured we'd bring him along to watch the chickens and goats here."

  • I didn't earn enough from our repairs to keep buying [batteries]. Instead, we'd walk to the trading center and look for used cells that had been tossed in the waste bins.

Question 21 of 28

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True or False: An autobiography is written by the person the story is about. It is in the first person.

Select one of the following:

  • True

  • False

Question 22 of 28

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True or False. When documenting the design process, I should use literary style to document it.

Select one of the following:

  • True

  • False

Question 23 of 28

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Choose all the following answers that are correct for the following question: What did William do to further his studies?

Select one or more of the following:

  • He never stopped going to school.

  • He borrowed his friends notes.

  • He borrowed books from the library

  • He learns from his mistakes

  • He learns from a wiseman in his village.

Question 24 of 28

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Choose all of the correct answers for the following question: What does the windmill symbolize for William?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Freedom

  • Hope

  • Love

  • Honor

  • Education

Question 25 of 28

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How does Gilbert help William?

Select one or more of the following:

  • He helps William make the windmill blades.

  • He buys the dynamo for William.

  • Gilbert doesn't laugh at William's going to the scrapyard like everyone else.

  • He helps William build the tower.

Question 26 of 28

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Choose all the correct answers to the following questions: What analogies are from this story.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Khamba's ribs like blades.

  • The maize like the fruit of the Gods.

  • The famine like the plague.

  • The flies like flying diseases.

  • The windmill like a light bulb.

Question 27 of 28

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Choose all the correct answers for the following question: Which of the following could be considered a theme for this book?

Select one or more of the following:

  • It takes a community to achieve greatness

  • One can find freedom in education

  • Friendship

  • Failure breeds more failure

  • Freedom

  • Treasure can be made from things you least expect

  • Resources

Question 28 of 28

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Choose all the correct answers for the following: What did the scrapyard symbolize?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Garbage

  • Parts for his windmill

  • Treasure

  • Trash

  • Resources

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College Credit English (English) Quiz on SSSPQ Practice Questions, created by Niat Habtemariam on 01/11/2013.

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