Semester 1 “Final” Exam Matching: Write the letter of the correct definition on the line after the term

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Semester 1 “Final” Exam

Matching: Write the letter of the correct definition on the line after the term:

  1. independent clause _____ A. a simple sentence that ends with a period

  2. dependent clause _____ B. a sentence that is a question

  3. verb _____ C. a person, place, or thing that is CAPITALIZED

  4. predicate _____ D. a fancy word/term for “verb”

  5. noun _____ E. a group of words that is NOT a complete sentence

  6. proper noun _____ F. a “describing” word; describes a noun

  7. common noun _____ G. word that takes the place of a noun (“he”, “she”, etc.)

  8. interrogative _____ H. a word that is a sound, noise, nonsense word

  9. adverb _____ I. think of a cloud; group of words that work like aside

  10. imperative _____ J. two complete sentences combined into one

  11. declarative _____ K. a sentence of excitement/emotion that ends with !

  12. exclamatory _____ L. a sentence that is a COMMAND

  13. compound sentence _____ M. a person, place, or thing that is NOT capitalized

  14. conjunction _____ N. a person, place, or thing

  15. interjection _____ O. the action of the sentence (what the subject is doing)

  16. prepositional phrase _____ P. a group of words that IS a complete sentence

  17. pronoun _____ Q. the who/what (noun/pronoun) that is doing the action

  18. subject of a sentence _____ R. describes “how”, “when”, “where”, “how often”

  19. adjective _____ S. connecting word (“and”, “but”, “or”, “so”, “yet”)
  20. compound verb _____ T. two or more people/things doing an action in sentence

  21. compound subject _____ U. two or more actions that a subject is doing in sentence

  22. interrupted quote _____ V. quote where speaker tag is either at end or beginning

  23. quote within quote _____ W. the part that tells how speaker talks (“said James”)

  24. regular quote _____ X. quote where speaker tag is in middle of one sentence

  25. speaker tag _____ Y. one person talks but repeats someone word-for-word

  26. adverbial clause _____ Z. a sentence that begins with an IDC (intro. dep. clause)

  27. abbreviation _____ AA. a prepositional phrase that works like an adverb

  28. complex sentence _____ BB. compound sentence where one of the sentences begins with an IDC

  29. compound-complex sentence ______ CC. a shortened form of a word ending with a period (Mr.)

In each of the following sentences, put a “YES” or a “NO” as to whether each sentence is 100% correct (for punctuation/capitalization/wording):

  1. My Mom is the best,” said Jackson, “teacher in the whole world.” _________

  2. Jerry is different from his sister. _______

  3. Jerry’s sister (Jessica), however, has blonde hair also. ________

  4. There is 32 tuba players in the band. ________

  5. We were walking in Wisconsin. ________

  6. You is the teacher’s favorite student. ________

  7. Scarlet and Jackie is in class together. ________

  8. Mr. Moffatt, Mrs. Moffatt, and Mr. Cameron was watching the Oklahoma game. _________
  9. There are only seven (7) days left until Christmas. ________

  10. One of the students are home with the flu today. _________

  11. One of the students is home with the flu today. _________

  12. Between Hannah, Kassidy, and Taylor, Hannah is the most talkative. _________

  13. A dog (who loves to eat Alpo) barked at the kitten. ________

  14. Because the grass is green; there has probably been a lot of rain. ___________

  15. I want you to stop bothering me, Dakota,” said Seth. __________

  16. Yes; I want to rule the world!” hollered Eli. __________

  17. Well, you should listen carefully to my directions,” calmly whispered the teacher. ________

  18. No, it is not fair that you have to lose sports for the rest of the year!” yelled Mr. Moffatt. ________

  19. Mascots of schools in our league are a bear, a ram, a deer, and a eagle. ________

  20. The team won the game,” said Lauren, “they played hard.” __________

  21. The weather has been crazy,” said Tyler; “it has snowed a ton.” _________

  22. Joe I like your sister,” said Josh. _______

  23. My dad said, “You are an evil child,’” said Chuck. _________

  24. School is,” said Matt, “the best thing in the world.” __________

  25. You must be polite to a girl to get her to like you,” yelled Aaron! _______

  26. Where are the dogs; they were in the yard when we were home? _______

  27. Sean said, “It drives me crazy when Mr. Moffatt says, ‘I need you to work hard.’” _______

  28. Why are the students crying; did they get in trouble? ________

  29. The Lakeside Way is a great concept; although, some kids don’t follow it. ________
  30. The burnt bacon from the oven smelt like a bad explosion. _________

  31. A boy (whose name is Joe, fished in the river last night. ________

  32. I was born on Friday, December 8, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland. _________

  33. The baby cried after it’s bottle fell to the floor. ________

  34. Fred and Barney are wild, bare-footed guys; black-eyed men; and dinosaur lovers. ________

  35. Gus’es father has no hair. ________

  36. Gus’s father has no hair. ________

  37. Gus’ father has no hair. ________

  38. A yellow puppy chased its tail last night. _________

  39. Jake yelled across the room, Nick laughed about it; and Quinton smiled. ________

  40. Many students screamed because, this test’s study guide was so long! _______

  41. One of the meanest things Mr. Moffatt does is how he teaches “Cause and Effect” to his students. ______

  42. The sign said the following: “Please wipe your feet before entering this house.” ________

  43. The sign read the following, “Please wipe your feet before entering this house.” ________

  44. Mr. Moffatt’s favorite movie is “Field of Dreams,’” said Billy. _________

  45. Mr. Moffatt’s favorite movie is ‘Field of Dreams,’” said Billy. _________

  46. Mr. Moffatt’s favorite movie is ‘Field of Dreams’,” said Billy. _________

  47. Mrs. Simpson loves teaching science concepts, they fascinate her. _________

  48. I love the story “Worms: food for Fish”. _________

  49. I love the story “Worms: Food for Fish”. _________

  50. I love the story “Worms, Food for Fish”. _________
  51. Mr. Kimberling doesn’t put up with no behavior problems. _________

In the following sentence(s), find the subject and the verb for each:
81. Joe and Brenda held hands. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

82. Six flies have landed on my plate! Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

83. Fred is tired. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

84. Stay! Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

85. William jumped and fell. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

86. Megan stopped, and Bob jogged. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

87. How did the frog leap? Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

88. Mr. Moffatt sings daily in class. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

89. Because it snowed, school closed. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

90. Many of the kids play checkers. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

91. Many boys wrestle. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________

92. One of the teachers smiles daily. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
Circle the interjection(s) in the following sentence:
93. “Yikes! That laugh scares me, Mr. Moffatt!” yelled Jonathan.
Circle the prepositional phrase(s) in the sentences below:

94. The girl ran in the meet like a cheetah in the jungle.
Regular or Irregular Verb? Just place an “R” or an “I” after each present tense verb:
95. eat = _________ 96. study = _______ 97. shovel = ______
Short Answer/Fill-in-the-Blank(s)

Choose your answers from the list below. You will only use each choice ONE time!!

abbreviation - appositiveaside - comma overload - comma spliceconsonantcontractioninterruptertitle - vowel

  1. Using a comma between two (2) complete sentences without also using a conjunction is not allowed; using a comma this way is called a ________________________

  2. Two words combined together with an apostrophe is called a _____________________

  3. A(n) ___________________ is one of the letters “a”, “e”, “i”, “o”, or “u”.

  4. A letter that is NOT “a”, “e”, “i”, “o”, or “u” is called a(n) ________________________

102. What are two (2) different names for an “aside”? ___________________, ________________

103. The term that means “extra information” or “side information/details”. _________________

104. You use a period after the word “Mr.” because it is a(n) ______________________ for the word “Mister”.

105. “Dr. Jones” is the doctor’s full name, but the term “Dr.” is his/her ______________.

106. One reason to use a semicolon is for a list; it is used to avoid ____________________________.
Each of the following questions is MULTIPLE CHOICE; please circle the letter of the correct answer:
107. Which of the following punctuation marks is NOT used to separate the speaker tag from the quote?

    1. comma

    2. period

    3. question mark

    4. semicolon
    5. exclamation point

108. Which of the following sentences is NOT a true compound sentence style?

    1. Jacob earned a good grade on his report, but his test score wasn’t great.

    2. Mildred smelled the freshly cut lawn; it made her vomit.

    3. Nancy needed nine nurses to help her; however, Nick needed none.

    4. Will wished for wisdom from his teacher, therefore; the teacher helped him.

109. Which of the words listed below is a “plural possessive” word?

a. eagle’s

b. eagles’

  1. eagles

110. Which of the following is correctly done as a “QWAQ” (or “quote within a quote”)?

    1. Maynard said, “You better believe my momma told me to run,’” said Joyce.

    2. Jake said, “It was truly crazy when Kristian said, ‘stop talking to me please.’”

    3. The teacher said, “I heard a bunch of girls say, ‘She thinks you’re hot.’”

    4. Mrs. Dudley said, “It’s so romantic that Mrs. Moffatt said that Mr. Moffatt is HOT!”

111. Identify the sentence below that does NOT correctly use an apostrophe:

a. The boy’s mother asked him to study harder.

b. Seven dogs barked at the moose that wouldn’t leave a puppy alone.

  1. Mr. Moffatt would like to write a book called W’lking the Dog.

112. Find the only sentence below that uses a comma or semicolon properly:
    1. Joe; I want to go to the store soon, so you need to hurry,” said his mom.

    2. Because Mr. Cameron bothered Mr. Moffatt, Mr. Cameron went home sad.

    3. Emily and Kasey played soccer with Katie; and they played for seven hours.

    4. The school was full of loud, noisy girls, obnoxious, rowdy boys, and smart teachers.

113. Find the only sentence below that has 100% proper capitalization:

    1. Mr. Whitman smiled at the Teacher.

    2. My parents like to eat lots of Swiss cheese,” said Mitchell.

    3. The angry coach,” said Michaela, “Jumped over the bench.”

    4. Mr. Morgan yelled, “watch out for the ship!”

114. Find the only sentence below that uses ALL punctuation marks properly:

      1. December 8, 2007; was special because Mr. Moffatt celebrated his 38th birthday.

      2. Mary, Melvin, and Montana met in May, they went to a movie at the mall.

      3. During the evenings; Mrs. Vierra watches science movies [they are about D.N.A].

      4. Phillip and Trevor are brothers; Trevor hasn’t had Mr. Moffatt as a teacher yet.

115. Find the only sentence below that uses the form of a number(s) correctly:

  1. 73 girls screamed loudly when the football team won the game!

  2. Evan was happy because Brandon got 5 bumps on his head during his trip.

  3. Bryan and Colton ate twenty-two Twizzlers at the Michigan game.

  4. Mr. Simpson sent eighty one cards to his students; only five kids sent something back.

116. When a writer chooses to use the “B-C-I-U” technique, that means he/she is using one or more of the

following styles for a word or a phrase:

    1. Bold, Capitals, Interesting, Underline

    2. Bold, Corrections, Italics, Underline

    3. Bold, Capitals, Italics, Underline

For each of the following singular nouns below, change each into its correct form by column:
Singular Plural Singular Possessive Plural Possessive

117. table _______________ ___________________ ___________________

118. boy _______________ ___________________ ___________________

119. bunch _______________ ___________________ ___________________

120. dish _______________ ___________________ ___________________

121. penny _______________ ___________________ ___________________

122. box _______________ ___________________ ___________________

123. bus _______________ ___________________ ___________________
For each of the sentences below, circle the correct pronoun in parentheses that should be used:
Ex. Mickey Mouse gave Goofy and ( he or him ) a plane ticket to Disneyland.
124. ( She or Her ) and ( me or I ) went to the dance together.

125. ( He or Him ) and ( she or her ) studied for the test.

126. The lunch lady served ( me or I ) and (he or him ) chicken nuggets on Tuesday.

127. Mr. Kristensen assigned Chris and ( me or I ) extra homework over the weekend.

128. Mrs. Weiss and (her or she ) daughter eat chips together.

129. Gary and Cindy watched a dog nurse ( it’s or its ) puppy.

130. ( Me and Him or He and I ) sat next to the cute girl during lunch.

131. Mr. Baerwald visited ( me and Jim or Jim and I ).
For each of the sentences below, circle the correct word in parentheses that should be used:
Ex. “Bart Simpson is (a an ) evil child!” yelled Homer Simpson.
132. There were ( a lot or alot ) of boys using Axe to make themselves smell great.

133. ( You’re or Your) mom likes to cook dinner every night for her family.

134. The girls were excited because a hot boy came to school; he loved ( himself or hisself ), though.

135. The team was happy for ( theirselves or themselves ) for winning the championship.

136. “Our team ( could of or could have) won the game, but we had seven errors,” said Maddy.

137. ( Lets or Let’s ) go fishing tomorrow!

138. “Sara is my sister; her boyfriend, ( whose or who’s ) dad is Mr. Irish, is Tim,” said Conner.

139. Mr. Herling continually talks about how math is more important ( than or then ) science.

140. School has been cancelled twice this week ( cause or ‘cause ) we’ve had a ton of snow!

141. We received an invitation for a ( birthd’y or b’day ) party.

142. A student’s worst fear is taking a ( t-st or t%st ).
For each of the items below, answer “YES” or “NO” as to whether it is a complete sentence:
143. Because the rain fell hard. __________

144. The boy, who was quite wild. __________

145. A teacher and his student laughed. __________

146. Running in the rain is fun. __________

147. After the team lost, the parents cried. __________

For each of the following sentences, the verb(s) is underlined. Tell what tense that verb is. Your choices include PRESENT, PAST, PAST PARTICIPLE, and FUTURE (you will use each one ONLY one time):
148. Joey will fly to San Diego, California, in May. _________________

149. A giant Panda bear wrestled with another one at the zoo. ______________

150. My mom tells me to listen at school. _______________

151. Kayla has completed all of her assignments for class. _________________
Short answer:
152. “Singular” means _____________________.

153. “Plural” means ________________________.

154. Which one of these terms is a real term: “could have” or “could of”? _________________

155. When a writer uses the word “toy(s)”, that could mean three (3) different things. Of the three (3)

different meanings, which one is the ONLY one that a reader can say aloud when reading?


156. Apostrophes are used for contractions, possession/ownership, plurals (for letters, numbers, symbols), and

for words such as “runnin’”. Why is the apostrophe being used in this word?


157. There are four (4) styles/types of punctuation for asides. List these four (4) types. Yes, you may use the

symbols  ________________, __________________, _________________, __________________

158. The word “Bob’s” can mean three (3) different things; what are they? _______________,

__________________, __________________

159. Which of the four (4) aside styles is used to show “emphasizing”? ________________

160.A sentence that contains two (2) forms of the word “no” is not allowed; it’s called a __________________

161. What two (2) things does “it’s” mean? _____________ and _______________

162. Spell out the word “test” letter-by-letter as if you were going to read it to someone aloud letter-by-letter:


163. In what effect is the word “s-s-st-stu-stu-stud-study”? ________________

164. Is there such a term as “proper adjective”? _________

165. “A”, “an”, and “the” are articles, but they are really _________________ (the part of speech that describes a


166. What does the word “a(n)” mean? _________________

167. What does the word “coach(es)” mean? ______________________

168. What is the literature term for “one thing stands for or represents another”? _______________

169. “Singular possession” is for something that belongs to how many people? ___________

170. The plural for the number “76” is _______________.

171. The plural form of the symbol “$” is _____________.

172. The plural form of the letter “h” is _____________.

173. What punctuation mark is NEVER used between an adjective and the noun it describes? _________

174. What punctuation mark always separates a city from its state? __________

175. What punctuation mark is used to separate a title from its subtitle? ________

176. The “opener” of persuasive writing is called the ________________________ or __________________

177. The “closing” of persuasive writing is called the “Call to ____________________”

178. In the “opening set of sentences” for an expository paragraph, which of the following is NOT required: topic,

detail set(s), reason/idea, or a creative opener? _______________________________

  1. What is the punctuation mark inside the parentheses called - ( … ) = __________________

  2. The ( … ) is used for which of the following: “and”, “or”, “and/or”, leaving out words, or title/subtitle? ____________________________

  3. Making an _________________________” is when you give an answer to something based on your life experience or background knowledge, combined with the information in front of you (this is like an “educated guess”, “hypothesis”, or even a “prediction”)
  4. What is the maximum number of sentences allowed combined into one sentence? ______________

  5. With “compare/contrast”, what does “compare” mean? ___________________

  6. With “compare/contrast”, what does “contrast” mean? ____________________

  7. A prepositional phrase that answers one of the questions “how”, “when”, “where”, or “how often” is called an ____________________ clause because it works like an adverb.

  8. Mr. Moffatt’s saying for having lots of detail/description in writing is “Bring it to __________”.

  9. Another word for detail/description (“going in depth”) in writing is called __________________________.

  10. What is the only word that is a “proper pronoun” (outside of a church anyway)? ________________

  11. With writing, which one is for “descriptive writing”: SHOWING or TELLING? ________________

  12. What MUST a writer do before actually writing a rough draft? ____________________

  13. Informational writing where you teach/explain/inform is called _______________________ writing.

  14. What is the purpose of “B-C-I-U” in writing? _____________________

  15. Can a writer use more than one of the “B-C-I-U” traits at the same time? ____________

  16. The rule of capitalizing a title is this: Capitalize the ____________ word, the __________ word, and any _____________________ words in between.

  17. Write an example of today’s date, including the year (don’t include the day of the week): _________________

  18. What type of question is asked by someone, but an answer is not wanted or needed? _____________________

  19. What punctuation marks go around a word that a person is pointing out? ________________

  20. With comparing and contrasting, what is the circle diagram really called? ____________ Diagram
  21. With hyphenated-compound words, what two different letter endings are usually used? _______ & ________

  22. Can you usually find a hyphenated-compound word in a dictionary? _________

  23. I got into a ‘sticky’ situation after taping my dad to the chair!” Why are the quotes around the word “sticky”? ______________________________________

  24. I love the letter ‘s’,” said Nick. Why are quotes around letter “s”? ___________________________

  25. What punctuation marks do you put around a letter grade? __________________

  26. With writing, each reason/idea you have for a topic is how many paragraphs? _____________

  27. If you only have one reason for a topic, how many total paragraphs would your paper be? __________

  28. If you have six (6) reasons for a topic, how many total paragraphs would your paper be? ____________

  29. What kind of writing is where you try to “convince” someone to see your side? _____________________

  30. How often can you expect to change someone’s mind with “writing to convince”? __________________

  31. What language arts term is used for “similarities and differences”? _________________________

  32. What does the word “penny(ies)” mean/stand for? ______________________

  33. For each of the following sentences, write what the reason is for using the colon ( : ):

    1. School begins at 7:45am. __________

    2. The police officer was ticked at the young girl: She ran a red light! ___________________

    3. The number of boys to girls is 8:1 in the football class. __________________

    4. The book Cause and Effect: Mr. Moffatt’s Big Joke was a best-seller! _______________
    5. The beginning of the letter read, “Dear Mr. Baerwald:”. _____________________

  1. In the following example, where you see the “T” between my two sentences, write one or two sentences (maximum of two only) of your own to smoothly transition/link/connect the first sentence to the next one so that they make sense and are logical:

A language arts-obsessed, weird teacher gave his students a gigantic, challenging Semester One Final Exam to test what they learned so far in his class. T ___________________________________________________





Leo was excited, and ran to Mr. Moffatt to give him the world’s biggest bear hug for letting him do that!
Write the adverb from each sentence on the line provided - Not every sentence has an adverb :
213. Our class rarely has homework. ________________

  1. Mrs. Moffatt swam frantically to the shore. ________________

  2. My dad always eats bagels on Fridays. ________________

  3. The giraffe at the zoo eats leaves. ______________

  4. Justin and Jordan fight daily. _______________

ADVERB Section:
218. What letters do most adverbs tend to end with? __________

219. What four (4) questions do adverbs answer? __________, _________, ___________, __________________

220. Change the adjective “happy” to its adverb form: ______________

221. What three (3) parts of speech do adverbs describe? _________, _________, _________

222. How many words at a time can an adverb be? __________

223. Use the sentence to answer the next set of questions: “Andrea always hugs her sister Jessica.”

    1. What is the adverb in the sentence? __________

    2. What word does it describe (or would draw back to)? _________

    3. What question does it use to answer how it describes that word? _____________

For each of the following example sentences, write the type of sentence it is using a word from the list of choices (You will use each word/term ONLY ONE time):

Declarative - Imperative Exclamatory - Interrogative - Imperative Declarative ComplexExclamatory

; compoundComma-conjunction compound - ; , compoundcompound-complex
224. Theda loves language arts; however, she loves horses more. __________________________

225. Steve likes Lexi; he has liked her FOREVER. _____________________

226. Because Kelly has a sister, he understands girls well. __________________

227. When will we leave for the game? ____________________

228. I like to eat food from Taco Bell. ____________________

229. Run to first base. __________________

230. Run to first base! __________________

231. Although this test is hard, you will do well, and you will learn more language arts skills.________________

232. Taco Bell’s food tastes great, but Jack in the Box’s meaty burritos are the BEST. ____________________

233. Water is the liquid of life! _________________
For each of the adjectives below, change them into their correct form when using that word to compare two people or things and to compare two or more people or things:
Comparing Two People/Things Comparing More than Two People or Things

Ex. tough tougher toughest

Ex. difficult more difficult most difficult
234. bouncy __________________ _________________________

235. tired __________________ _________________________

236. rough __________________ _________________________

237. fun __________________ _________________________
Matching: For each of the sentences, place the letter of the correct type of sentence that it best fits; place the letter on the line after the sentence (You will use each letter ONLY ONE time!):
238. The boy cried like a baby. ______ A. personification

239. Mr. Moffatt is Elvis. ______ B. onomatopoeia

240. The short, pudgy boy cried. _______ C. simile

241. Sammie sang a song in Smithville, South Dakota. _____ D. imagery

242. The blood oozed six inches into the yellow rug. ______ E. double-adjective

243. The jumbo shrimp was delicious. _________ F. hyperbole

244. He nearly jumped a mile when the girl screamed. ______ G. metaphor

245. The wind whooshed in the night. ______ H. alliteration

246. The test said, “Do your best, little boys and girls.” ______ I. oxymoron
For each of the sentences below, choose from the list of literature elements to tell how it fits a story - YOU WILL USE EACH CHOICE ONLY ONCE!
PlotSettingTheme - 1st Person Pt. of View - 3rd Person Pt. of ViewConflictProtagonistAntagonist - Climax

Symbolism - Compare/Contrast
247. The story takes place in 1994 in Laramie, Wyoming. ____________________

248. The message is “Do the right thing.” ____________________

249. The boy’s dog jumped the fence; the family has to find it. ____________________

250. What a story is about from beginning to end…a summary. _________________

251. Stacey is the main character in a story about girl drama. _________________

252. The author is not a character in the story. __________________

253. Right near the end of the story, a dog survives a scary attack by a cougar. ___________

254. The author is the main character in the story. ____________________

255. In the story, Ralph steals the boy’s dog. Ralph is the character going against the boy. ______________

256. Bob and Sam both have brown eyes, but only one wears glasses. ___________________

257. Mr. Moffatt’s “OU” magnet represents “family” or “Mrs. Moffatt”. ________________

Short answer:
258. What two (2) punctuation marks are used after interjections? ___________, _________

259. What are the two (2) reasons to use a semicolon? _____________, __________________

260. A phrase at the beginning of a sentence that is NOT a sentence by itself is called a(n)


  1. A sentence that begins with a group of words that is NOT a sentence by itself is called

a(n) ______________________ sentence.

  1. Calling someone by name in a sentence to directly tell them something is called ________________________________ (you use a comma in writing when you do this).

  2. Using a comma after the year in a sentence is necessary because the year is being used as a(n) ___________________ in that sentence to help clarify/describe the month and day.

  3. In the following sentence: “Jeremy saw the movie ‘Star Wars’.”, why is the period after the single

quotation mark after the word “Wars”? _________________________
  1. What punctuation marks do you place before and after wording that you pull/take directly, word-for-word from a book/magazine/story/sign/etc.? _________

  1. Which of the following titles below is properly capitalized (circle the letter of the correct answer):

    1. Go give the Man Fifty Pennies

    2. Go Give the man Fifty Pennies

    3. Go Give The Man Fifty Pennies

    4. Go Give the Man Fifty Pennies

  1. Rewrite the following sentence so it makes sense: “Mr. Moffatt’s wife’s (Kara) daughter is a sweetheart.”


  1. Which of the following is NOT why a slash mark is used: “and”, “or”, “and/or”, “per”, suspense, fractions,

out of”? _________________________
Circle the adjective(s) in the following sentence:

  1. Girls (who were at an old, fancy restaurant) laughed.

Choose from the choices below. You will only use each choice ONE time:
Figurative - idiom – helping – linking – literal - opener – restate the question – sentence description - transition

  1. A verb such as “could” that comes before a regular action verb is “assisting” that action verb; it is called a(n) ____________________ verb.

  2. A verb such as “is”, “are”, or “was” that is the only verb in the sentence is called a ____________________ verb.

  3. A “figure of speech” is also called a(n) ____________________

  4. A smooth link/connection between sentences and/or paragraphs that helps make writing make sense is called a(n) ___________________.
  5. A(n) ____________________ is the first sentence in a paragraph that helps to get a reader’s attention and get him/her interested in reading the writing.

  6. What is the first thing a reader MUST do in the first sentence of the answer to a reading/literature question? ________________________________________

  7. A very long, detailed sentence is this type of description: _________________________

  8. Language that is not true and is just for effect and is a figure of speech is called ____________________ language.

  9. Language that is meant to be true is called __________________ language.

Circle the pronoun(s) in the sentence below:

  1. Lizzy lost her patience in class, but she got it back the next day.

  2. Jackie slammed her finger in a car door, and it hurt badly.

More Matching: You will use each letter choice only once to match the language term to its definition:

(Be sure to place the letter of the correct definition on the line after the item/term)
281. Simile ________ A. when and/or where a story takes place

282. Metaphor _________ B. most of words in sentence have same beginning sound

283. Personification ________ C. comparing two objects/people using “like” or “as”

284. Onomatopoeia ________ D. the main problem in a story

285. Oxymoron __________ E. message, moral, or lesson of a story

286. Hyperbole __________ F. comparing two objects/people NOT using “like” or “as”

287. Alliteration _______ G. opposite words/phrases together in a sentence

288. Theme _________ H. description through one or more of the five (5) senses

289. Conflict ________ I. giving human traits to an object, animal, or thing

290. Setting ________ J. extreme exaggeration

291. Imagery _______ K. effect where sound an object makes is put in sentence

Extra Credit:
Miscellaneous Short Answer(s):

  1. List two uses for a hyphen: ______________________, ________________________

  2. Of the Six Traits of Writing, which trait deals with logical order and sense? __________________________

  3. Of the Six Traits of Writing, which trait deals with new & different vocabulary? ______________________

  4. Of the Six Traits of Writing, which trait deals with great details and description? ______________________

  5. Of the Six Traits of Writing, which trait deals with spelling, grammar, etc.? __________________________

  6. Of the Six Traits of Writing, which trait deals with a variety of styles? _______________________________

  7. Of the Six Traits of Writing, which trait deals with your personality? ________________________________

  8. An “opener” that is five words or less is called a(n) _________________ opener.

  9. An “opener” that has someone talking is called a(n) __________________ opener.

  10. An “opener” that is a wise saying or theme, is called a(n) _______________ opener.

  11. An “opener” that is an interrogative is called a(n) _________________ opener.

  12. An “opener” that begins with “Yelling in the halls…” is a(n) ________________ opener.

  13. An “opener” that begins with “Since I lost, …” is a(n) _________________ opener.
  14. An “opener” that begins with “Slowly, the bear…” is a(n) _______________ opener.

  15. The part of a simile that reads “like a baby” is also called a(n) __________________ phrase.

  16. What are the six (6) punctuation marks that can begin a new line of writing? _______, ________, ___________, _____________, ____________, _____________

  17. What three (3) items/parts of speech are not considered “important words in the middle of a title” to be capitalized? _____________, ________________, & ________________

  18. Give an example of a “type” of conflict in literature: _______________________

  19. Two words that are similar in meaning (ex: “cute”/”attractive”) are called _______________________.

  20. Two words that are opposites (ex: “top”/”bottom”) are called _______________________.

  21. Two words that sound alike (ex: “there”/”their”) but are spelled differently are ___________________.

  22. Two words spelled the same (ex: “read”/”read”) but pronounced differently are ____________________.

  23. What is another word for “homonym”? ______________________

  24. Prepositional phrases work like a(n) _____________ sometimes because they can be taken out of the sentence, and the sentence will still make sense.

  25. When the city and state are used together in the middle of a sentence and there is a comma after the state name, why is that comma there? How is the state being used? It is a(n) ____________

  26. With book titles, should they be underlined or have quotes around them? ______________

  27. Movies, songs, short stories, and themes should have what punctuation marks around their title? __________________
  28. With comparing and contrasting, if you don’t use the “two-circle” diagram, what other system can be used to help organize the likenesses and differences? It is called a _____ Chart.

  29. How often can you expect to change someone’s mind when you try to “convince” them in writing? ________

  30. What language arts term is it that has a “chain of events” or is also where “one action leads to other events (results)”? ____________________________________

  31. When a writer types a paper and uses a book title, if he/she doesn’t want to underline that book title, what

other effect can be used instead? _______________

Label each word for its part of speech (ADJ, ADV, CON, INT, Noun, PRO, PREP, Verb):

Example: “Jeremy ate a huge, tasty hamburger,” said Evan.

32. “Wow! My crazy mom eats beef and eggs (with Swiss cheese) for breakfast daily!” yelled Kinner.

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