George and his parents had the opportunity to meet the _____ of his new middle school.
Which word makes the sentence correct?
My friends begged me to attend the game with them, but I couldn't because I was knee-deep in homework.
What does was knee-deep in mean?
had too much
had piles of books
needed to stop
Mr. Howard implemented a solution that fixed the leaking faucet.
Which is a synonym for implemented?
Outdoor plants often sustain damage from cold and may appear dead after a hard freeze.
What is the meaning of sustain in this sentence?
to supply with food
to suffer or undergo
to give support or relief to
To ascend the steep mountain, hikers must be strong and vigorous. Only robust individuals should attempt this challenging climb.
How can you tell from the text that robust means hardy or healthy?
The text defines robust as meaning "able to climb a steep mountain."
Other synonyms, strong and vigorous, are given in the text.
The idea of being robust is contrasted with weakness and illness.
I trust Mrs. Larsen to do the right thing because she has such integrity.
What does integrity mean?
thoughtful and considerate
trustworthy and incorruptible
intelligent and compassionate
The word derive means "to receive or take something from something else." For example, certain words derive from other languages.
A word that is a derivative is _____.
the root for words in other languages
formed from another word or base
no longer used in normal conversation
The word maternal comes from the Latin root mater, meaning "mother."
What does maternal mean?
characteristic of or related to a mother
the school from which one graduated
to do something to honor a mother
Our cause is just, and it is my _____ belief that we will eventually prevail.
Which synonym of passionate would fit best in the sentence above?
I discovered a _____ blanket inside the storage carton.
Which word meaning "soiled" gives the "most negative" image of the blanket?
Which word describing a fancy design has a negative connotation?
Rope is to knot as ribbon is to _____.
Cotton is to fluffy as sand is to _____.
I watched carefully as the carpenter attached the leg to the table. The process was fascinating to me as was the idea that something could be created in front of my eyes. It was as if the carpenter were a baker mixing up a batch of dough—suddenly there was something new.
What is being compared in the analogy in the passage?
a batch of dough to bread
a table leg to a table
a carpenter to a baker
This is part of an index from an art book.
oil pastels, 152
pastel pencils, 59-60
Picasso, Pablo, 74
Where can you find information about oil paint?
Table of Contents
10 Marion Carpenter, DC Photographer
15 Dorothea Lange, Images of the Great Depression
21 Imogen Cunningham: Plants and Flowers
36 Lola Álvarez Bravo in Mexico
43 Lotte Jacobi's Portraits
What is this book probably about?
plants growing in Mexico
history of the US
women in photography
Howler monkeys inhabit the lush, tropical rain forests of Central and South America. These monkeys, the loudest animals on land, are named for the howling sound they make. They have large throats and specialized vocal chambers. Their "whooping barks and roars are deep rather than piercing", and their calls can be heard for miles through dense forests.
Why does the author include the information in quotation marks?
to compare the sound of the howler monkey to the calls of other monkeys
to emphasize the unique sound and the loudness of the monkey's calls
to show why the monkeys calls need to be loud enough to carry through the forest
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, a South American country. Brazil was a colony of Portugal, but it became independent in 1822. Over time, different groups of inhabitants influenced the language. The two major groups that influenced it were the native Brazilians and the African population. The result has been that the Portuguese spoken in Brazil is unique. This language is an important part of Brazil's national identity.
What is unique about the Portuguese spoken in Brazil?
Brazil didn't want the same language as the rest of South America.
Native Brazilian and African languages influenced it over time
It is exactly the same Portuguese spoken in Portugal.
The marbled murrelet is a small seabird that travels to inland forests to nest. In recent years, the bird's numbers have declined. However, you can help protect the marbled murrelet. Keep your campsite clean of food debris and other trash. This reduces the likelihood you'll attract crows and jays.
The author advocates cleaning up campsites in order to protect the marbled murrelet.
How does the paragraph fail to support the main idea?
It doesn't explain why attracting crows and jays is a problem
It doesn't state why the marbled murrelet needs to be protected.
It doesn't identify the habitat in which the marbled murrelet lives.
Robots are probably more useful in real life than science fiction authors have imagined. Robots today are used in the medical field for physical therapy. One kind of robot supports patients' bodies until their legs have regained strength. Another kind of robot follows patients as they walk and catches them if they start to fall. Both these kinds of robots help patients feel more confident as they recover.
What is the main idea of this paragraph?