FSA Practice Test (9th-10th Grade: English Language & Arts)
________is a text that has been chosen for reading. Something selected or chosen.
Correct answer: selection
Selection is a piece of text chosen for reading. Something chosen or selected.
Identify the tone of the following writing sample: 'As he smelled the enticing aroma of the apple pie, he couldn't help but remember back to the old days.' When he was a kid, his grandmother would bake pies like that and feed him large servings as he sat at her big kitchen table.'
Correct answer: Nostalgic
The sample is nostalgic.
A change from one state to another. What exactly is this?
Correct answer: transition
The term "transition" refers to the process of changing from one state to another.
In the conclusion, how is the thesis statement used?
Correct answer: It is restated in the conclusion, but in different words.
The thesis statement is used to restated in the conclusion, but in different words.
Which of the following is a source that modern writers use to create their own works?
Correct answer: All of these
All of the options are correct.
A list of main points is referred to as an ___________.
Correct answer: outline
A list of main points is referred to as an outline.
Which of the following is NOT a concern to listen for when you're speaking?
Correct answer: The pitch of your voice
The pitch of your voice is NOT a problem to listen for in your own speaking.
The smallest unit of written language is which of the following?
Correct answer: grapheme
Grapheme is the smallest unit of written language.
What is a problem's answer?
Correct answer: solution
Solution is the answer to a problem.
It is a belief or idea held by a person
Correct answer: opinion
Opinion is a belief or idea that at person has.
You're composing an essay for a standardized test in which you argue that not everyone receives what they deserve. Which of the following would be a good piece of evidence to back up your claim?
Correct answer: Once you got in trouble for something your sister did.
The first phrase will be the good piece of supporting the evidence.
__________ to tell or write about; and to paint a picture with words
Correct answer: describe
Describe is to tell about or write about; paint a picture with words.
When should you capitalize titles like president, professor, and senator?
Correct answer: When they refer to a specific person
The titles such as president, professor and senator be capitalized when they refer to a specific person.
Which of the following should you avoid if you're requested to produce an objective summary?
Correct answer: Explaining your ideas about the meaning of the story
If you're asked to write an objective summary, you should avoid explaining your ideas about the meaning of the story.
It's the polar opposite of a correct or accurate mistake.
Correct answer: error
Error is the opposite of correct or accurate mistake
Information that makes up a passage; the subject of a piece of writing; or the message or meaning of a piece of writing. What is this?
Correct answer: content
A content is a information that makes up a passage; a topic that is dealt with in a piece of writing or the message or meaning.
Why is it essential to identify and search for signal words in a text that organizes information through a series of events or steps?
Correct answer: Signal words help the reader identify what happened and when, or what steps need to be taken and in what order. It also helps him or her understand the writer's opinion about the topic.
The first reason is the correct answer.
Tell me how to do it, teach me how to do something, or show me how to do it and: to clarify or make understandable
Correct answer: explain
teach me or show me, tell me the steps: to make clear or understandable - this refers to explain
Which of the following is an important step to remember when applying what new-found knowledge from your reference materials?
Correct answer: Cite your sources
The important step to remember is to cite your sources.
_______ is to contain; and to add
Correct answer: include
Include is to contain; and to add.
What does the term 'gist' mean?
Correct answer: The main point or essence.
Gist is the main point or essence.
The reason for why the author created the piece; the three most common reasons are to inform, entertain, or persuade the reader.
Correct answer: author's purpose
Author's purpose is the reason why the author wrote the piece.
This allows us to figure out what a prepositional phrase modifies.
Correct answer: paying attention to the information the phrase provides
We can determine what a prepositional phrase modifies by paying attention to the information the phrase provides.
_________ to try to convince someone else to think or feel the same way you do
Correct answer: persuade
Persuade is to try to convince someone else to think or feel the same way you do
How does the zeitgeist of an era affect an author's work?
Correct answer: The beliefs and ideas of an author's era tend to show up in his or her work, making even recycled stories unique.
The fourth option is the right answer.
The reason for something being done is ___________.
Correct answer: purpose
The reason for something being done is purpose.
What kind of evidence should be used to support inferences?
Correct answer: with because statements
Inferences should be backed up with because statements.
to explain what something means
Correct answer: interpret
To explain the meaning of something is interpret.
A __________ is a person who gets things done by taking conversation and discussion and converting it into action and deliverables.
Correct answer: Implementor
A implementor is a person who gets things done by taking conversation and discussion and converting it into action and deliverables.
______ break it into parts, and also tell about the parts
Correct answer: analyze
Analyze is break it into parts, and also tell about the parts