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Ninja QUIZ

Question 1/10

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B

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1.Part A: In paragraph 3, what does the author’s choice of words emphasize about the plants and animals in the area? A. They are abundant and varied. B. They are mysterious and strange.C. They can be harmed and exploited. D. They can be dangerous and unexpected.

Question 2/10

A & D

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A & C

2.Part B: Which two phrases from paragraph 3 best support the answer to Part A? A. “plants and trees that grew thickly on both sides"B. “Alarmed by the passing canoes” C. “bellowing, springing about and shaking palm-tree fronds” D. “thousands of pelicans, cranes, egrets, herons, storks, gulls, terns, and spoonbills” E. “circling with shrill cries until the intruders had passed”

Question 3/10

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3.What central idea is developed in paragraphs 7 to 10? A. Binta must bear most of the responsibility for Kunta’s care.B. Omoro is bound to have less influence than Binta in Kunta’s life.C. Binta and Omoro show their devotion to Kunta in different ways. D. Binta and Omoro may burden Kunta with their expectations of him.

Question 4/10

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A & B

C & D

4.Which two ideas about Binta does the author introduce in paragraph 2 and connect throughout the passage? A. She has recently given birth. B. She is admired by her friends. C. She feels worried about Kunta. D. She is reluctant to return to work. E. She follows her community’s customs.

Question 5/10

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5. Which sentence best states a theme of the passage? A. Parents’ lives change in dramatic ways when a child is born. B. Parents experience great joy and delight with the birth of a child.C. Children cannot understand their parents’ hopes and expectations. D. Children are influenced by their community as well as their parents.

Question 6/10

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6. The following item has two parts. Answer Part A and then answer Part B. Part A: Which statement best describes how the narrator presents Binta in the passage? A. She appreciates the beauty of nature. B. She is an efficient farmer. C. She enjoys socializing with neighbors. D. She is an attentive mother.

Question 7/10

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7. Part B: Which detail from the passage best supports the answer to Part A?A. “Binta’s rice plot had been attended by Grandma Yaisa, but now Binta was ready to resume her duties.” (paragraph 2) B. “Since the size of each woman’s plot was decided each year by Juffure’s Council of Elders, according to how many mouths each woman had to feed with rice, Binta’s plot was still a small one.” (paragraph 7) C. “Omoro had come here and built it as a shelter for their son.” (paragraph 7)D. “Back in her hut each evening, after cooking and serving Omoro’s dinner, Binta would soften her baby’s skin by greasing him from head to toe . . .” (paragraph 8)

Question 8/10

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8. What central idea about Binta, Omoro, and Kunta is developed in the passage? A. Binta is proud of Kunta, but Omoro fears Kunta will disappoint him. B. While Binta enjoys Kunta’s infancy, Omoro dreams of Kunta’s future. C. Binta knows how to care for Kunta, and Omoro learns from Binta how to care for him. D. Although Binta’s life revolves around Kunta, Omoro thinks more about himself than about Kunta.

Question 9/10

What figurative language device is used in: “Time rises and rises, and when it reaches the level of your eyes you drown.”

Metaphor

Personification

Imagery

Question 10/10

“’Hope’ is the thing with feathers.”Is an example of what figurative language device?

Metaphor

Pathos

Personification

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