Graphic Aids
Context Clues
English Words
English Words Part 2
Punctuation
100

On the graphic below,the company tries to convince you to buy the product by 

A. Using ethos to say dentists recommend it

B. Showing the product

C. Giving real examples of it working

D. Offering an inaugural offer


D. Offering an inaugural offer

100

Which context clues help you determine the meaning of the word in italics? The coach admonished her for picking daisies when she should have been defending the goal. 

she should have been

100

What does connotation mean?

an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.

100

What is the tone of Amanda Gorman's poem:

There is always light

if we are brave enough to see it

There is always light

if we are brave enough to be it

Hopeful, encouraging 

100

What is an independent clause? 

A group of words that expresses a complete thought and can stand alone

200

What does the title of the advertisement, "A New Herbal Toothpaste in Town," suggest about the toothpaste?

A. That it is made with real ingredients which will help you clean your teeth

B. That it will heal you with it's natural herbs

C. That it will be tasty 

D. That it will make your teeth white


A. That it is made with real ingredients which will help you clean your teeth

200

What words help you figure out what the word in italics means? He just had to get back at the other player; he was quite vindictive

Get back at 
200

What does denotation mean?

The dictionary definition of a word

200

What is the theme of Amanda Gorman's poem:

There is always light

if we are brave enough to see it

There is always light

if we are brave enough to be it

Overcoming/ facing darkness

200

What is a dependent clause?

A group of words that does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone

300

Which word/s on the advertisement can help you figure out what inaugural means? 

A. Bright

B. Buy one, get one

C. New in town

D. Toothpaste


C. New in town

300

Using context clues, what does the word perturbed mean in this sentence: He tried to perturb his sister by putting his foot closer and closer to her side of the car. 

Annoy/ irritate

300

Give an example of a theme

Treat others the way you want to be treat

Slow and steady wins the race


300

What is the theme of this passage?

A crow perishing with thirst saw a pitcher, and hoping to find water, flew to it with delight.  When he reached it, he discovered to his grief that it contained so little water that he could not possibly get at it.  He tried everything he could think of to reach the water, but all his efforts were in vain.  At last he collected as many stones as he could carry and dropped them one by one with his beak into the pitcher, until he brought the water within his reach, sighing with relief.

Keep preserving; Never give up; Think outside of the box

300

What type of punctuation is needed in the sentence below?

I studied hard for the test but I still didn't pass.

Comma- I studied hard for the test, but I still didn't pass.

400

Which rhetorical appeal is used in the ad (ethos, pathos, or logos)?


Logos

400

What does the word impede mean in this sentence? I don’t wish to impede your progress, I was merely trying to make sure you understand the instructions  and did not mean to stop you. 

stop/slow

400

What is the tone of the line below?

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

Wonder, awe, happiness

400

Which word best describes how the crow feels at the end of the story? 

A. Proud  B. Disappointed  C. Satisfied   D. Confident

A crow perishing with thirst saw a pitcher, and hoping to find water, flew to it with delight.  When he reached it, he discovered to his grief that it contained so little water that he could not possibly get at it.  He tried everything he could think of to reach the water, but all his efforts were in vain.  At last he collected as many stones as he could carry and dropped them one by one with his beak into the pitcher, until he brought the water within his reach, sighing with relief. 

C. Satisfied

400

What type of punctuation is needed in the sentence below? 

The dog loves being outside the cat does not.

Semicolon- The dog loves being outside; the cat does not.

500

Which rhetorical appeal is used in this ad (ethos, pathos, or logos)?


Ethos

500

What does the word prowess most likely mean in this sentence? She showed great prowess in the engineering competition and won first prize. 

skill

500

What is the tone of voice of the sentence below? 

His eye was like the eye of a vulture, the eye of one of those terrible birds that watch and wait while an animal dies, and then fall upon the dead body and pull it to pieces to eat it.

Fear, revulsion, 

500

What tone does the author establish in the sentence in italics? 

A crow perishing with thirst saw a pitcher, and hoping to find water, flew to it with delight.  When he reached it, he discovered to his grief that it contained so little water that he could not possibly get at it.  He tried everything he could think of to reach the water, but all his efforts were in vain.  At last he collected as many stones as he could carry and dropped them one by one with his beak into the pitcher, until he brought the water within his reach, sighing with relief.

Despondent, hopeless

500

Write a sentence with a semicolon in it

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