Author's Purpose
Miscellaneous 1
Literary Devices
Context Clues
Miscellaneous 2
100

In paragraph 21, MLB hitters are compared to infants in the quote, "A baby could have hit them." Why did the author use this quote?

What is to show how easy the pitches were to hit? (Or some variation)

100

She is the current Governor of the state of Iowa. 

Who is Kim Reynolds?

100

"The thunder rolled in like a heard of elephants," is an example of which literary device?

What is a similie?

100

This is the definition of an indictment.

What is a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime? 

100

This NCAA football team is Ms. Rutledge's favorite.

Who are the Nebraska Cornhuskers? GBR!

200

What is an overall theme of this article?

What is actions have consequences/impact more than just ourselves?

200

The Golden Spike is the beginning of this.

What is the transcontinental railroad?

200

Sound words such as: BANG! BOOM! WOOF! are all examples of what literary device?

Onomatopoeia

200

This is the definition of purge.

What is to remove or get rid of?

200

This was the original name of all athletics teams at the University of Nebraska.

What are the Bugeaters?

300

This is the author's purpose of writing this piece.

What is to inform/report to their readers of the story and findings?

300

The street that houses Lewis Central High School, Middle School, and Titan Hill (Harry Langdon Blvd) is named after a man who had this career.

What is a stand-up comedian/silent film star?

300

"The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky" is an example of which literary device? 

What is personification?

300

According to the article, what is the definition of the word "inception"?

What is the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.?

300

This famous general was once attacked by rabbits. 

Who is Napoelon?

400

What feelings (from the baseball players) is the author attempting to convey in this article? 

What is remorse? 

400

James Naismith is credited for his invention of basketball. At what college was this created?

What is the University of Kansas?

400

In paragraph 25, "I've lived a thousand years in the past twelve months," is an example of what literary device?

What is a hyperbole?

400

In paragraph 6, "seated in the midst of his crumbling castle" the author is trying to imply something, what are they trying to imply?

What is that Comiskey is losing all the power he had (which was a lot)?

400

This (Marvel) superteam includes a tree-like creature. 

Who are Guardians of the Galaxy?

500

This is one tactic the author uses to convey their purpose of informing their readers...

What is the use of data/statistics (or a variation)?

500

These four science teachers are graduates of Lewis Central.

Who are May, Bergman, Tech, and Ford?

500

In paragraph 6, the author says Comiski was "seated in the midst of his crumbling castle." This is an example of what literary device?

What is a metaphor?  (Imagery acceptable)

500

In paragraph 23, the phrase "on the square" is used to mean what? 

What is honest; straightforward (or any variation of)?

500

Edwin Jarvis serves as a butler to which Marvel Superhero?

Who is Ironman/Tony Stark?

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