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FL 02-03 Reading Grade 9

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  • What would the author say made her most eager to learn?


    Miss Sullivan made her feel useful.

    Miss Sullivan was kind and patient with her.

    She regretted behaving badly toward other people.

    She made a connection between finger spelling and objects.



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  • In the second paragraph, why does the author wait on the porch?

    She needs to stay out of her busy mother’s way.
    She senses that an exciting event is about to happen.
    She must signal the family when the teacher arrives.
    She wants to feel the plants that grow near the steps.


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  • What was the main drawback to the author’s early attempts at spelling?

    She had to learn too many words in a short time.
    She could not see her teacher’s fingers or hand motions.

    She had trouble imitating the movement of her teacher’s fingers.

    She made no connection between the words and what they represented.


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  • In the opening paragraph, the author speaks of two lives. The main difference between these lives is that in one she had

    learned a way to communicate.

    gained a new friend and teacher.

    received a gift from other blind children.
    learned to appreciate simple pleasures like water.


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  • What organizational pattern does the author use in this passage?

    She compares her life to her new teacher’s life.
    She describes her surroundings from left to right.
    She describes a series of events from her life, in sequence.
    She presents the cause of her problem and then lists the effects.


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  • Read these sentences from the passage.


    I became impatient at her repeated attempts and, seizing the new doll, I dashed it upon the floor. I was keenly delighted when I felt the fragments of the broken doll at my feet.


    Which sentence uses dash as it is used in this excerpt from the passage?


    She put a dash of pepper on the salad.
    My brother ran the 50-yard dash in high school.
    Glassblowers dash faulty pieces against the wall.
    Racing greyhounds dash after a decoy that is ahead of them.


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  • What was the author’s main purpose in writing this passage?

    to describe a new teaching method
    to explain how isolated she once felt
    to share a major turning point in her life
    to emphasize the importance of language


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  • What does the word confounding mean in this excerpt from the passage?

    Miss Sullivan had tried to impress it upon me that "m-u-g" is mug and that "w-a-t-e-r" is water, but I persisted in confounding the two.


    confusing

    connecting
    contrasting
    combining


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  • Which sentence best supports the idea that villages in the national park benefited from the Tauriska plan?

    The Tauriska plan went into effect about seven years ago.
    The Tauriska plan taught the villagers to appreciate nature.
    The land value in the villages rose under the Tauriska plan.
    The idea behind Tauriska came from a professor at Rutgers University.


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  • What is the author’s attitude toward the Tauriska project?


    He supports the project with enthusiasm.

    He believes that the project has many flaws.

    He reports on the project without endorsing it.

    He is concerned that the project may not survive.



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  • What does this sentence from the article mean?

    Naturally, the idea is to attract tourists, but not in the proverbial droves.


    Tourists should visit only specified areas.

    Tourists should visit in limited numbers.
    Tourists should come only during certain seasons.

    Tourists should leave their automobiles outside of the park.



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  • Which sentence best describes the main idea of the article?

    Hohe Tauern National Park is the site of several old villages that were in decline until recently.
    Hohe Tauern National Park is the home of a striking landscape of mountains and vast meadows.
    Hohe Tauern National Park is supported financially by the local government in Salzburg, Austria.
    Hohe Tauern National Park is an unusual place that preserves both natural and human environments.


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  • Why were the Heimatwerk shops established?

    to encourage trade among the villages
    to sell traditional, handmade products
    to provide a place for community meetings
    to teach visitors about the history of the park


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  • Which factor has contributed most to the success of the Tauriska plan?

    the support provided by the tourist industry
    the support provided by the local government
    the decline of factories in nearby communities
    the desire to preserve the natural environment


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  • Which phrase best describes Alfred Winter?

    practical about an economic plan

    homesick for a traditional lifestyle

    dedicated to an ecological concept
    disappointed by life in the factories


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  • Why had many villages almost become ghost towns?

    Tourists had lost interest in traditional crafts.
    Young people were leaving to work in the cities.
    The buildings and farms were too old to preserve.
    The forests and hills were being ruined by tourists.


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