FSA Practice Test (6th Grade: English Language & Arts)

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The word mood is defined as

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Correct answer: overall feelings or emotions that are created in the reader.

Mood is overall feelings or emotions that are created in the reader.

Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

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Correct answer: I read “Box Step” in Frederick Barthclure’s short story collection, Moon Deluxe.

The 2nd sentence is punctuated correctly.

Jamie's mother advised her to take an umbrella with her when she left for school on Thursday morning, but Jamie refused. She was already prepared with her backpack and a gift for her friend. She simply didn't believe it was essential.

What conclusions can you draw about Jamie?

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Correct answer: She is stubborn and only wants to do things if they seem right to her.

Jamie's mother told her that it was going to rain, but Jamie chose to ignore her mother's advice. None of the other answers are true. There is no evidence that she doesn't love her mother, and if she didn't like getting wet then she would have definitely have listened to her mother. She did not obey her mother, so the last choice is not correct.

Which words imply that a passage is chronologically organized?

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Correct answer: next, first, finally, then, second, followed by, after

The following indicates that a passage is in chronological order.
next, first, finally, then, second, followed by, after

Which of the following statements is the most grammatically correct?

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Correct answer: I don't think my dad's hat will fit me.

4th sentence is written correctly.

My cousin who is a Atlanta fan has tickets to the season’s opening game.
After which word or words should you place a comma?

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Correct answer: cousin, fan,

My cousin, who is a Atlanta fan, has tickets to the season’s opening game.

Jamie's mother advised her to take an umbrella with her when she left for school on Thursday morning, but Jamie refused. She was already prepared with her backpack and a gift for her friend. She simply didn't believe it was essential.

What inferences can you draw about the weather on that particular Thursday morning?

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Correct answer: it was going to rain

The correct answer is the second choice. Jamie would not have argued about whether or not to take an umbrella if it were raining. She would not need an umbrella if it were snowing or if it were warm.

Which words suggest a cause-and-effect structure in a passage?

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Correct answer: consequently, effect, cause, because, therefore, so

The following indicates that the passage is structured in cause and effect.
consequently, effect, cause, because, therefore, so

My friend enjoys classical music. She enjoys jazz. She is a music major.
How can you integrate the sentences above in the most effective way possible without duplicating information?

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Correct answer: My friend, who enjoys classical music and jazz, is a music major.

2nd sentence is the best combined sentences.

Which of the following implies that the speaker is excited?

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Correct answer: Sure, I can do that!

4th phrase indicates that the speaker is excited.

How does the body know when it's time to breathe or move?
The central nervous system directs the actions of the body.
Nerves, the spinal cord, and the brain makes up the nervous system.
We can infer from the preceding lines that the nervous system is the human body's _____________.

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Correct answer: control system

The answer is control system. It says in the text that the nervous system tells the body what to do. In other words, it controls the body.

Which words indicate a problem-and-solution structure in a passage?

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Correct answer: the question is, problem, one answer is, solution

The following words that indicates a passage is structured in problem and solution.
the question is, problem, one answer is, solution

What exactly is an idiom?

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Correct answer: a phrase that means something else than what it says

Idiom is a phrase that means something else than what it says.

Which word is correctly spelled?

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Correct answer: recommend

"recommend" spelled correctly

Write a final phrase that sums up the argument in each passage.

I make every effort to keep my promises. I aim to be there at 5:15 if I say I'll be there at 5:15. I don't lie or withhold facts on purpose. I don't try to deceive or confuse anyone. My friends trust in me with their secrets, which I keep private. I understand you're looking for someone who can be trusted.

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Correct answer: I believe I would make a very good employee and would love to be considered for a position at your company.

The correct answer is the 3rd choice because it is a good ending sentence and sums up the point of the paragraph.

Which words imply a compare-and-contrast structure in a passage?

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Correct answer: different from, similar to, on the other hand, compared with, as well as

The following words indicates a passage that is structured in compare and contrast.
different from, similar to, on the other hand, compared with, as well as

Which kind of conflict is illustrated by the dust storm?

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Correct answer: Man vs. nature

The kind of conflict like dust storm is man vs. nature.

We went out today and danced wildly.
Which word expresses "how"?

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Correct answer: wildly

The word "wildly" tells how.

Write a final phrase that sums up the argument in each piece passage.

The sun was shining brightly. The birds began to sing. Butterflies flitted through the air. The garden was buzzing with bees. The aroma of freshly mowed grass filled the air.

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Correct answer: Everything worked together to create a beautiful summer day.

All of the details together point to 3rd choice being the best answer. 4th choice is too specific. 1st and 2nd choice are not correct because there are no details that indicate the temperature outside.

Which of the following statements is the most grammatically correct?

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Correct answer: I don't think my dad's hat will fit me.

4th sentence is written correctly.

Gives one or more possible solutions after describing a problem.

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Correct answer: problem and solution

Problem and solution tells about a problem, then gives one or more possible solutions.

While I was walking in the hallway, ________________________________.
Which phrase will finish this sentence fragment?

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Correct answer: a black cat crossed my path.

While I was walking in the hallway, a black cat crossed my path.

Write a final phrase that sums up the argument in each passage.
As he walks down the hall, Zid smiles at the professors. When he comes into the office, he speaks with the secretary. He exchanges text messages with the girls. With the boys, he plays soccer. Zid is well-liked by all.

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Correct answer: Zid is a friendly person.

It is obvious from the passage that Zid is friendly. There is nothing that indicates that he is impatient. He is clearly not unpopular. It does mention that he plays soccer, but the other details do not point to that being the main idea of the passage.

Choose the most grammatically correct sentence.

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Correct answer: My sister, a wild child, can never keep a job for very long.

1st sentence is written correctly.

What do they have in common? What are the differences between them?

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Correct answer: compare and contrast

Compare and contrast tells about what ways are they alike and what ways are they different.

Several _________ of bananas ________ at the grocery.
To complete the statement, choose the appropriate words.

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Correct answer: cases, were sold

Several cases, of bananas were sold at the market.

The turning point in a story happens when the characters resolve the problem or complication.

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Correct answer: climax

2nd choice is the correct answer. The climax is the turning point of the story where the story reaches its peak. Climax is also part of the plot diagram so that's why that is the correct answer. The other three answer choices are not part of the plot diagram.

Choose the most grammatically correct sentence.

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Correct answer: Cris and I went to his house after school to play video games.

4th sentence is written correctly.

For the following words, what pronoun could you use?
My arts

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Correct answer: They

The pronoun that you can use for the words "My arts" is "They".

Boys throwing rocks ________ all the glass doors in that shack.
Select the appropriate verb.

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Correct answer: have broken

Boys throwing rocks have broken all the glass doors in that shack.

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