Poetry is language spoken or written according to some pattern of recurrence that emphasises relationships between words on the basis of sound as well as meaning. This pattern is almost always a rhythm or metre



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McCafferty/ Boyd ELA 7 Posttest Study Guide

Terms to Know/Define:

1. Poetry/Prose Poetry is language spoken or written according to some pattern of recurrence that emphasises relationships between words on the basis of sound as well as meaning. This pattern is almost always a rhythm or metre (regular pattern of sound units). This pattern may be supplemented by ornamentation such as rhyme or alliteration or both.


Prose is the form of written language that is not organized according to formal patterns of verse. It may have some sort of rhythm and some devices of repetition and balance, but these are not governed by regularly sustained formal arrangement. The significant unit is the sentence, not the line. Hence it is represented without line breaks in writing.

2. Organizational structures- these are types of expository writing-problem & solution, cause & effect, compare & contrast, chronological order

3. Repetition-repetition often appears in poetry. Words, phrases, and/or lines of poetry can be repeated

4. Allusion-An allusion is a figure of speech that makes a reference to a place, person, or something that happened. This can be real or imaginary and may refer to anything, including paintings, opera, folk lore, mythical figures, or religious manuscripts. The reference can be direct or may be inferred, and can broaden the reader’s understanding. “Don’t act like a Romeo in front of her.” – “Romeo” is a reference to Shakespeare’s Romeo, a passionate lover of Juliet, in “Romeo and Juliet”.



  • The rise in poverty will unlock the Pandora’s box of crimes. – This is an allusion to one of Greek Mythology’s origin myth, “Pandora’s box”.

  • “This place is like a Garden of Eden.” – This is a biblical allusion to the “garden of God” in the Book of Genesis.

  • “Hey! Guess who the new Newton of our school is?” – “Newton”, means a genius student, alludes to a famous scientist Isaac Newton.

  • “Stop acting like my ex-husband please.” – Apart from scholarly allusions we refer to common people and places in our speech.

5. Contrasts-how things are different/compare-how things are alike

6. Excerpt-a passage or quotation taken or selected from a book, document, film,or the like; extract.

7. Narrator-a person who gives an account or tells the story of events,experiences, etc.

8. Author’s purpose-entertain, inform (expository), persuade, describe

9. Simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, compound-complex sentence

10. Misplaced modifier-Recognize a misplaced modifier when you see one.


Modifiers are words, phrases, or clauses that add description to sentences. Typically, you will find a modifier snuggled right next to—either in front of or behind—the word it logically describes. Take the simple, one-word adjective blue. If we add it to the sentence that follows, where should it go?

At a downtown dealership, Kara bought a truck from a salesman with a comb over.

Should we locate blue next to dealership? A blue downtown dealership? A blue Kara? A blue salesman? Of course not! Logic dictates that blue can describe only one word, truck, so we must place the modifier next to that word:

At a downtown dealership, Kara bought a blue truck from a salesman with a comb over.

In a similar manner, multi-word phrases and clauses often go right next to the word they describe. Here are some examples:

Gazing out the window, Paul missed the homework assignment that Prof. Zuromski wrote on the board.

11. Dangling modifier-A dangling modifier is a phrase or clause which says something different from what is meant because words are left out. The meaning of the sentence, therefore, is left "dangling."

Incorrect: While driving on Greenwood Avenue yesterday afternoon, a tree began to fall toward Wendy H's car.

(It sounds like the tree was driving! This actually appeared in a newspaper article. An alert reader wrote, "Is the Department of Motor Vehicles branching out and issuing licenses to hardwoods? Have they taken leaf of their senses?")

12. Simple sentence- Ex. The company plans to market the product overseas.

13. Complex sentence -Ex. The teacher returned the homework after she noticed the error.

14. Compound sentence- Ex. Alex played football, so Maria went shopping.

15. Compound Complex Sentence- Ex. Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven't found anyone to go with.

16. Topic sentence-tells the main idea of a paragraph/is usually the first sentence in a paragraph

17. Concluding (clincher) sentence-

18. Problem and solution-is a type of expository writing-identifies the problem and offers a solution or possible solutions

19.Unifying idea-what ties the parts of a paragraph or essay together? What is that piece of writing about?

20. Informal vs. formal tone-Consider your topic, audience, and purpose/how should you begin? vocabulary choices?

21.Relevant vs. irrelevant-Relevant means related to and important for the topic at hand/irrelevant means not related to or important for the topic at hand

22. Prefixes and suffixes-See chart you have previously received-prefixes are at the beginning/suffixes are at the end

23. Spelling-you will need to remember spelling rules and follow them


FANBOYS is the acronym for conjunctions used in compound sentences (These are coordinating conjunctions). They will be used with a comma to join 2 independent clauses together.

For

And

Nor

But

Or

Yet

So

Complex Sentences use subordinating conjunctions such as because, since, after, although, or when(there are also many others) or a relative pronoun such as that, who, or which



Tell whether the following sentences are simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex.

24. Vampires Diaries is my favorite television show, but I also love Pretty Little Liars. CD

25. The student wiped the white board that was filthy with last week’s notes. CX

26. The trendy fashion designer released her new line on Wednesday. S

27. Trina and Hareem went to a bar in Hollywood to celebrate their anniversary. S

28. Wicked Regina cast a spell on the entire city, so the citizens decided to rebel. CD

29. While waiting for the paint to dry, Angela went to Home Depot, and Martin organized the kitchen appliances. CX

30. After listening to the Kanye West CD, I have new respect for his music. S

31. After the teacher chose groups, John and Sara were selected as partners for a project, yet, Sarah did most of the work. CD-CX

Identifying Narrative Perspective

Directions: Read the following passages and determine the narrative perspective, then explain how you were able to identify the point of view- if the passage is third person, explain which character’s thoughts are revealed.

Narrative Perspective (point of view): first-person, second-person, third-person objective, third-person limited, third-person omniscient.


32. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

At dawn, Mae Tuck set out on her horse for the wood at the edge of the village of Treegap. She was going there, as she did once every ten years, to meet her two sons, Miles and Jesse, and she was feeling at ease. At noon time, Winnie Foster, whose family owned the Treegap wood, lost her patience at last and decided to think about running away.

Narrative Perspective: Third Person Omniscient

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed?

Mae and Winnie’s thoughts are revealed.

33. The Baffled Parent's Guide to Great Basketball Drills by Jim Garland

Before each practice begins, make sure you check the court and remove any debris from the playing surface. When your players arrive, check that they have the proper footwear and that they’ve removed any jewelry, which could injure the player wearing the jewelry or another player. Always carry a list of emergency phone numbers for your players, and know where the nearest phone is located. You should also have a first-aid kit, and you might want to take a first-aid course.

Narrative Perspective: Second Person

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

34. How to grill by Steven Raichlen

Once you have your grill assembled, the next thing to decide is where to put it. A grill puts out a lot of heat, so you should position it several feet away from the side of the house or any plants or shrubbery. You’ll have an easier time with a spot that is sheltered from the wind. When positioning a grill on a wooden deck, remember that sparks and live embers can fall from a charcoal grill.

Narrative Perspective: Second Person

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

35. Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?” So she was considering, in her own mind whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

Narrative Perspective: Third Person Limited

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed? Alice’s thoughts are revealed.

36. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The day Shiloh come, we’re having us a big Sunday dinner. Dara Lynn’s dipping bread in her glass of cold tea, the way she likes, and Becky pushes her beans over the edge of her plate in her rush to get ’em down. Ma gives us her scolding look. We live high up in the hills above Friendly, but hardly anybody knows where that is. Friendly’s near Sistersville, which is halfway between Wheeling and Parkersburg. Used to be, my daddy told me, Sistersville was once of the best places you could live in the whole state.

Narrative Perspective: First Person

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

37. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. That is, running away in the heat of anger with a knapsack on her back. She didn’t like discomfort; therefore, she decided that her leaving home would not be just running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that’s why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Narrative Perspective: Third Person Limited

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed? Claudia’s thoughts are revealed.

38. White Fang by Jack London

They spoke no more until camp was made. Henry was bending over and adding ice to the bubbling pot of beans when he was startled by the sound of a sharp snarling cry of pain from among the dogs. Henry grunted with a tone that was not sympathy, and for a quarter of an hour they sat on in silence, Henry staring at the fire, and Bill at the circle of eyes that burned in the darkness just beyond the firelight.

Narrative Perspective: Third Person Objective

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

39. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, Mary Shepard

They found themselves in bed and watching, by the dim light from the night-light, the rest of Mary Poppin’s unpacking being performed. From the carpet bag she took out seven flannel nightgowns, four cotton ones, a pair of boots, a set of dominoes, two bathing-caps and a postcard album. Jane and Michael sat hugging themselves and watching. It was all so surprising that they could find nothing to say. But they knew, both of them, that something strange and wonderful had happened at Number Seventeen, Cherry-Tree Lane.

Narrative Perspective: Third Person Omniscient

If it is third-person, which character’s thoughts are revealed? Jane and Michael’s thoughts are revealed.


Read the descriptions of each item and determine the author's purpose in writing it (to entertain, persuade, describe or inform).
40. The Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet, where two young lovers are forbidden from seeing one another due to a centuries old blood feud between their two families. E
41. Skin Miracle's amazing Wrinkle Remover Cream will make you look younger in thirty days or less. This remarkable cream has special ingredients to make your wrinkles disappear. The cost for a thirty day supply is $25.99. You'll be amazed at what you see! P, D
42. The purple aliens landed with a crash and a boom. The residents of the small Iowa town ran in all directions as the multi-fingered creatures got off their spaceship. They landed right in front of the local cell phone store and appeared to be eager to check out Earth's communication technology. Fortunately, the salesman kept his head and showed the aliens many kinds of cell phones. The friendly purple creatures soon discovered that cell phones were cool. And lo and behold, the salesman had never seen anyone learn how to text so quickly. Maybe friendly aliens would do well on Earth after all. E
43. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin to Charles and Caroline Ingalls. She met and married James Wilder in 1885. She published many books based on her travels to the West. Her writing became the basis for the " Little House" series. She died in 1957. I, E

44.It was a glorious morning in Alabama. The sun was shining through the trees. Alan couldn't wait to find his fishing pole and call his friend Sam to go fishing. They had a great time on these early morning fishing trips. They took their dogs with them and the dogs would swim in the lake while they fished. E

45. A booklet containing the school rules and the consequences for violating those rules. I
46. A story written about a young boy who moves to a new school and is bullied, but he gains self-confidence by joining a sports team and learns to stand up for himself. E, I
47. Friday and Saturday only! Buy Top Brand lunchboxes now! Go green with these reusable containers! Save money at school and at work by packing your meals. Our lunchboxes are economical, practical, and good for the earth. Available in the latest colors! Select neon blue, lime green, brick red, sunny yellow, or camel tan. Buy one for each member of your family and save even more! Top Brand lunchboxes are on sale this weekend only for $11.99, or three for $35.00. Everyone wants Top Brand lunchboxes! P, D
48. If an author is giving you facts, their purpose in writing is to:inform
49. The Slim-O-Matic will cause you to lose pounds and inches from your body in one month. This amazing machine helps you to exercise correctly and provides an easy video to show you the proper way to exercise. Send $75.99 and begin exercising today. P

50. Tommy was not happy one little bit. His sister, Susan was making honor roll... again! His parents would let her do anything she wanted to do. Tommy was not making honor roll this time and he was not going to be allowed to do all the things he wanted to do. Poor Tommy! He decided he would just have to study harder and get back on the honor roll. He'd show them! E
51.. An instructional booklet describing how to operate an MP3 player. I

52. A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s. E

53. A poem about why the IPOD is the greatest consumer electronic device ever made. P
54. Katrina and her brother, Jesse were playing with the water hose outside one day. Jesse ran to the house to hide from Katrina so she wouldn't squirt him with the water. The back door opened, and Katrina pointed the water hose toward the door ready to squirt Jesse. To Katrina’™s surprise, it was Mom who was now dripping wet! E
55. When writing to an author's purpose is to share information that is typically real and factual. inform
56. The author's purpose is his or her reason for creating the work.


  1. True

  2. False


Correcting Misplaced Modifiers

If a modifier appears in the wrong place in a sentence, the meaning of the sentence may be confusing.

A modifier that is incorrectly placed is called a misplaced modifier. In most cases a modifier should be near the word or phrase it modifies.

Example 1:

Charles saw a dog on the way to the library.

This sentence seems to say that the dog was going to the library. It’s unlikely that a dog would go to the library. It really means Charles was going to the library. The sentence should be rewritten as:

On the way to the library, Charles saw a dog.

It would be even more confusing if there were two humans in the sentence.

Example 2:

Charles saw Ava on the way to the library.

This sentence says that Ava was going to the library, which is possible. If it was Charles who was going to the library, the sentence would be clearer this way:


On the way to the library, Charles saw Ava.
Correct the misplaced modifiers in the following sentences.

57. They gave a cat to my sister named Fluffy.

They gave the cat named Fluffy to my sister.

58. The student was punished by the teacher who cheated on the test.

The student who cheated on the test was punished by the teacher.

59. Chased by a lion, the photographers saw a terrified gazelle.

The photographers saw a terrified gazelle chased by a lion.

60. The pilot wore a uniform to fly the plane that was covered in gold buttons.

The pilot wore a uniform covered in gold buttons to fly the plane.

61. Three homes were reported burned by the fire department

The fire department reported three homes that were burned.


Sentence Fragments

A sentence is a group of words that names something and makes a statement about what is named.


A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence because it lacks a subject, lacks a verb, or is a dependent clause. Fragments usually begin with a subordinate conjunction or a relative pronoun. When sentences begin with subordinate conjunctions or relative pronouns, they must be joined to a main clause.
Fragments

Although he wanted to go to the meeting. Whoever goes to the meeting.

Complete sentences Although he wanted to go to the meeting, his doctor advised him to stay home. Whoever goes to the meeting should bring back handouts for the rest of the group.
Subordinate Conjunctions: after, although, as, as if, as though, because, before, except, if, since, though, unless, until, when, whereas
Relative Pronouns: that, what, whatever, which, who, whoever, whom, whose

Run-on sentences usually occur as comma splices or fused sentences. A fused sentence occurs when independent clauses are joined with no punctuation. A comma splice occurs when only a comma joins two independent clauses. An independent clause is a sentence. It can stand alone and make sense. A dependent clause is a fragment. It cannot stand alone and make sense.

Sentence Fragment Practice Place a (x ) in the left hand column if the sentence is actually a fragment.

_X__ 62. While they were gone to the grocery store.

_ X_ 63. Going to Florida and to Jamaica for Spring Break.

__X_ 64. Before the children have to go to bed.

___ 65. They are beautiful.

___ 66. Three of us went on the retreat.

___X 67. Because she had gone to her friend's house late at night without asking for permission.

___ 68. She won't eat them.

___ 69. I don't know when she's coming back.

__X_ 70. Since they left early in the morning.

___ 71. Mike doesn't know.

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Capital City

Country

Population

(data from 2005-2011)

Continent

Tokyo

Japan

13,185,502

Asia

Seoul


South Korea

10,464,051

Asia

Tehran

Iran

9,110,347

Asia

Mexico City

Mexico

8,841,916

North America

Jakarta

Indonesia

8,489,910

Asia

Bogotá

Colombia

7,866,160

South America

Beijing

China

7,741,274

Asia

Cairo

Egypt

7,438,376

Africa

London

United Kingdom

7,287,555

Europe

Lima

Peru

7,220,971

South America

Baghdad


Iraq

7,216,040

Asia

Bangkok

Thailand

6,542,751

Asia

Dhaka

Bangladesh

6,080,671

Asia

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia

5,318,636

Asia

72. How many capital cities are in this table? 14

73. Which capital cities have over ten million people? Toyko & Seoul

74. The biggest capital city is in which country? Japan

75. How many people live in Lima, Peru? 7,220,971

76. What is the most populous capital city in North America? Mexico

77. What is the most populous capital city in South America? Bogota

78. What is the most populous capital city in Africa? Cairo

79. What is the most populous capital city in Europe? London

80. Of the 10 biggest world capitals, how many are in Asia? 9

81. The population of New York City is 8,244,900. Why isn't it on this table

New York City is not a capital of a country

We shall overcome


Unknown

We shall overcome, we shall overcome,

We shall overcome someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall overcome someday.

The lord will see us through, the lord will see us through,

The lord will see us through someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall overcome someday.

We're on to victory, we're on to victory,

We're on to victory someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We're on to victory someday.


We'll walk hand in hand, we'll walk hand in hand,

We'll walk hand in hand someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We'll walk hand in hand someday.


We are not afraid, we are not afraid,

We are not afraid today;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We are not afraid today.


The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free,

The truth shall make us free someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

The truth shall make us free someday.


We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace,

We shall live in peace someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall live in peace someday.

Prior to analyzing the gallery, review with students the TP-CASTT analysis. TP-CASTT uses a rubric to breakdown the elements of a poem. This form of analysis looks at -

82. Title - what might the poem be about based on the title? Triumphing over difficulties

83. Paraphase - after reading the poem try to put it in your own words. Answers may vary.

84. Connotation - what poetic devices are used and what is their effect on the poem? Include rhyme scheme and figurative language.


Repetition: the deliberaterepetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect is known asAnaphora. MLK uses anaphora a lot in his “I Have a Dream” speech.

85. Attitude - what is the tone of the poem? Determined

86. Shifts - where does the poem change direction? “We are not afraid.

87. Title - look again at the title now that the poem has been read; are there new insights?

88. Theme - what is/are the themes of the poem? Perseverance

Number the sentence in the paragraph below.

My hometown is famous for several amazing natural features. First, it is noted for the Wheaton River, which is very wide and beautiful. On either side of this river, which is 175 feet wide, are many willow trees which have long branches that can move gracefully in the wind. In autumn the leaves of these trees fall and cover the riverbanks like golden snow. Also, on the other side of the town is Wheaton Hill, which is unusual because it is very steep. Even though it is steep, climbing this hill is not dangerous, because there are some firm rocks along the sides that can be used as stairs. There are no trees around this hill, so it stands clearly against the sky and can be seen from many miles away. The third amazing feature is the Big Old Tree. This tree stands two hundred feet tall and is probably about six hundred years old. These three landmarks are truly amazing and make my hometown a famous place.

89. Identify the topic sentence. Sentence 1

90. Identify supporting detail sentences. Sentences 2-9

91. Identify the concluding/clincher sentence. Sentence 10

Patrick Wilson rushed through the back door with his backpack swinging back and forth across his shoulders. “I’m late I’m late!” he yelled to no one in particular, although his younger sister, Maeve, was sitting at the kitchen table and watching the whole ordeal. Her friend had just driven her home from school and Maeve was grabbing some food—carrots and hummus, her favorite—before soccer practice.

Five minutes later, Patrick came stumbling down the stairs dressed in a blue jersey and orange athletic shorts. He was carrying a bag full of sports equipment—a wooden stick, a small ball, helmet and a bottle of water.

“Alright, I’m off to hurling practice. I’ll see you later,” he called out to Maeve.

“Bye!” she said to his back—he had already disappeared through the doorway.

Maeve let out a sigh as she slid off the stool she was sitting on. She reluctantly got ready for her own sports practice, pulling her hair back into a tight knot, throwing on her soccer uniform, and wishing she was also on her way to the hurling field.

Even as a young girl, Maeve silently envied the boys who were able to play hurling. She and her brother had grown up in a predominantly Irish community in Boston, Massachusetts and hurling, an ancient Gaelic game, was ever so popular. To walk around her neighborhood at four in the afternoon was almost like walking through a battlefield: The streets were scattered with various hurling games, with young boys running at each other from all directions. Even though there is a similar game for women named camogie, it was hardly played by Maeve’s friends. They were more interested in other sports, or no sports altogether. So instead of finding a camogie team, Maeve watched all of her brother’s hurling games from the sidelines.

Both Maeve and Patrick arrived back at the house at 6:30 pm after their practices. Their dad had cooked dinner—pasta with sausage and vegetables. The two were ravenous. Maeve and Patrick bolted to the dinner table to sit in front of their steaming plates.

“So how was practice, guys?” their mom asked.

“Great!” Patrick said with a full mouth. “In the last ten minutes of the game I scored under the crossbar and put us over the other team by those three points,” he finished.

In a game of hurling, players could either score one point by hitting the ball, called a sliotar, over the crossbar of the opponents’ goalpost, or into a net for three points. They use wooden sticks, called hurleys, to hit the sliotar in the air or onto the ground.

The players can carry the sliotar, but only for four steps, after which they have to bounce the ball or hold it on the end of their hurley, which is flat on one side. Tackling is very common in the game, although it is strictly regulated. Since the players can get very aggressive, they are required to wear protective helmets to prevent serious head injuries.

“How about you, Maeve?” her mom asked. “How was soccer?”

Maeve stuffed a forkful of pasta into her mouth before she answered. “Mmm, fine,” she mumbled. Before she could be asked another question, she shoveled more food into her mouth.

“Come on, tell us what’s wrong. If you don’t want to be on the team, you don’t have to,” her mother assured her. Her father nodded his head in agreement.

“I wanna play hurling,” Maeve said quickly. She knew it wasn’t possible without a female team, let alone a camogie team. She hadn’t brought this up before since she knew that playing with the boys was not a possibility.

There was a short silence. Maeve had looked down while she mumbled her wish to play her brother’s game, but now she looked up at her family. Her mother’s lips slowly widened into a smile, and her father appeared to be concentrating very hard. Patrick stared ahead with blank eyes and a dropped jaw. Her mother finally broke the silence.

“Well then let’s find a way for you to do it!” she said, enthusiastically.

Her father hesitated. “Yes, that’s great, but it could get dangerous on the field for you to play, sweetheart,” he told Maeve.

“That’s why we wear the helmets though, Dad,” she answered with a hint of impatience in her voice.

They went back and forth for a while, debating the pluses and minuses of the attempt to allow Maeve to play hurling. After around 10 minutes, Patrick decided to chime in.

“Let me talk to my coach.” And with that, he ended the conversation.

Maeve spent the next week trying to forget about the discussion she had with her family that night at dinner. She attended each soccer practice with a smile on her face and cherished the time she could spend with her team members. She directed her focus toward her school classes and studied for the tests that were soon approaching. Simply put, she tried to distract herself from wanting to play hurling.

Then one morning, soon after a week had passed, Patrick excitedly approached his little sister during their lunch break.

“Maeve, Maeve!” he called out. “I have some good news!”

“Yeah?” she asked him.

“Coach O’Connor said that you can join our practices, but you have to wear some protective gear at first. And then, if you do well during practice, he said that he’ll try to get you to play a game!”

She didn’t say anything. After a few moments, she gave her brother a rib-crushing hug. Before he could pull away, she tore out of the cafeteria and started to jog toward the gym.

Coach O’Connor was sitting behind a mound of papers at his desk when Maeve came rushing in. It took her a few seconds to catch her breath.

“Yes, Wilson, how can I help you?” he asked, waiting for the girl to explain herself.

“I just wanted to thank you for letting me join the team,” she stated, assertively.

“Ah. You are welcome. Just know that you’re going to have to work hard,” he reminded her. Coach O’Connor was a strict but understanding man, a coach who expected only hard work and respect in return for his guidance.

Maeve nodded her head and turned to leave.

“You should thank your brother, Wilson,” the coach called out after her. “He’s the one who really convinced me. He really believes in you.”

She thanked him again and walked out of the gym. She smiled thinking about the way in which Patrick stood up for her. She made a mental note to find a way to really thank him. But first, she decided to go to the store to pick up the gear she needed to start practice. She wanted to start as soon as possible, just so she would not let her brother down.


Questions: A Fight for Hurling

92. What sport does Maeve want to play?

A soccer

B hockey


C hurling

D football

93. Maeve’s problem was that she wanted to play hurling, but she did not have a team to play on. How does Patrick attempt to help solve Maeve’s problem?

A He asks his coach if Maeve can join their hurling practice.

B He tells Maeve that she should play soccer instead.

C He helps Maeve find a camogie team to play on.

D He offers to play hurling with Maeve after school.

94. Hurling can be a dangerous sport to play. What evidence from the story best supports this conclusion?

A Hurling is a sport played by men, while camogie is played by women.

B Hurling is played with a ball called a sliotar and sticks called hurleys.

C Players can score by hitting the ball into the net or over the crossbar.

D Players can get aggressive and are required to wear helmets.

95. Why does Patrick ask Coach O’Connor if Maeve can join the team?

A because he thinks Maeve can help the team

B because he wants to help Maeve play hurling

C because he told Maeve he would get her on the team

D because Maeve asked him to talk to the coach

96. What is this story mostly about?

A Maeve’s brother helps her find a way to play hurling.

B Maeve is not allowed to play hurling because she is a girl.

C Maeve’s father doesn’t want her to play hurling because she could be hurt.

D Maeve envies the boys who play hurling but does nothing. © 2014 ReadWorks®, Inc. Questions: A Fight for Hurling

97. Read the following sentences: “To walk around her neighborhood at four in the afternoon was almost like walking through a battlefield: The streets were scattered with various hurling games, with young boys running at each other from all directions.”

What does the author mean when he or she says the neighborhood is “like a battlefield”?

A the neighborhood is full of soldiers

B the kids in the neighborhood play war

C the neighborhood is crazy and hectic

D the neighborhood is divided into two sides

98. Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.

Maeve wants to play hurling, _____ she plays soccer instead.

A so

B like


C after

D but


99. What sport does Maeve want to play?

A soccer


B hockey

C hurling

D football

100. Maeve’s problem was that she wanted to play hurling, but she did not have a team to play on. How does Patrick attempt to help solve Maeve’s problem?

A He asks his coach if Maeve can join their hurling practice.

B He tells Maeve that she should play soccer instead.

C He helps Maeve find a camogie team to play on.

D He offers to play hurling with Maeve after school.





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