PAGES 317-320 PAGES 322-325 PAGES 326-329 GENERAL QUESTIONS PSSA QUESTIONS

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expository nonfiction
What is the genre of the passage?

100

Huge rocks rise and fall.
What happens when a fault weakens the earth's crust?

100

The cracks get bigger.
What happens when water freezes in cracks in rocks?

100

real
Is the passage real or make believe?

100

simile
What type of figurative language compares two things using like or as?

200

It has facts, headings, photographs, and captions.
Name the two of the four characteristics of expository nonfiction.

200

folded mountains
What type of mountain is formed when pressure on the crust pushes the rocks sideways and they twist and bend?

200

glaciers
Slow moving ice is called ___.

200

nonfiction
Is the passage fiction or nonfiction?

200

mataphor
What type of figurative language compares two things but does not use like or as?

300

When plates in the earth's crust push and pull against each other.
What causes most mountains to form?

300

magma
What is molten rock called?

300

water vapor
What is the invisible gas in air called?

300

to give information and facts about mountains
What is the author's purpose for writing this passage?

300

simile
"My mom is like a beautiful red rose." is an example of what type of figurative language?

400

Mount Everest
What is the highest mountain above sea level in the world?

400

by the welling up of magma through a crack in the earth's crust which does not come to the surface but causes a bulge
How are dome mountains formed?

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1. They create rain forests and deserts. 2. They store water and release it to help the land. 3. Mountain lakes provide drinking water. 4. Mountain rivers are harnessed for their energy. 5. People use them for activities.
Name one way mountains are important to us.

400

simile
"Dome mountains do not act or even look like volcanoes." is an example of what type of figurative language?

400

mataphor
"My brother is a cheetah when he runs." is an example of what type of figurative language?

500

a 12,000 mile long underwater mountain chain that stretched the length of the Atlantic Ocean
What is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?

500

cinders (p. 324)
Which of the following would you find by a volcanic mountain? : limestone, bare soil, cinders, caves

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2. Mountains can cause changes in weather.
Which of the following would the author MOST LIKELY agree with? 1. Mountain ranges can rise up anywhere. 2. Mountains can cause changes in weather. 3. Mountain climbing is a sport most people enjoy. 4. Mountains on land last longer than mountains under water.

500

personification
"Sometimes a rain shower or a small earthquake can send rocks roaring down..." is an example of what type of figurative language?

500

personification
What type of figurative language has something that is not human act like a human?

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