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UNIT TEST #5

Read the poem.

Instruments poised, chins high
Not a blink, nor a sigh
As every eye awaits her hand
To cue the members of the band.

What is the poem’s rhyme scheme?

aabb

Read the paragraph from The Hot Zone.

There was not a uniform in the group, although a few members of the ambulance team wore camouflage fatigues. The caravan crossed the Potomac River at Point of Rocks and hit Leesburg Pike just as rush hour began. The traffic became bumper to bumper, and the officers began to get frustrated. It took them two hours to reach the monkey house, contending the whole way with ill-tempered commuters. Finally the column turned into the office park, which by that time was filling up with workers. The supply van and the ambulance were driven along the side of the monkey house, up onto a lawn, and were parked behind the building, to get them out of sight. The back of the building presented a brick face, some narrow windows, and a glass door. The door was the insertion point. They parked the supply van up close to the door.

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Which statement best summarizes the central idea of this paragraph?

Great care was taken to keep the truth from the public.

Read the paragraph from The Hot Zone.

At six-thirty, he gave an order to move out, and the column of vehicles left Fort Detrick’s main gate and headed south, toward the Potomac River. It consisted of a line of ordinary automobiles—the officers’ family cars, with the officers inside wearing civilian clothes, looking like commuters. The line of cars followed behind two unmarked military vehicles. One was a supply van and the other was a snow-white ambulance. It was an unmarked Level 4 biocontainment ambulance. Inside it there were an Army medical-evacuation team and a biocontainment pod known as a bubble stretcher. This was a combat medical stretcher enclosed by a biocontainment bubble made of clear plastic. If someone was bitten by a monkey, he would go into the bubble, and from there he would be transferred to the Slammer. The supply van was a white unmarked refrigerator truck. This was to hold dead monkeys and tubes of blood.

What is the author’s purpose for including this paragraph?

to help the reader visualize the thorough precautions that were in place

Which sentence uses the passive voice for the main verb?
When we can pick our reading, mythology is most often chosen in my class.

Which sentence is subjunctive and conditional?
If you learn to tell time, you won’t be late anymore.

Which sentence is in the imperative mood?
Go to the store.

A(n)______________ expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence.
independent clause

Jargon consists of words that are specific to a
subject or profession

How many iambs per line does a Shakespearean sonnet contain?
five iambs

Which literary elements define narrative poetry? Check all that apply.
rhythm and rhyme
figurative language
plot and setting
characters

Read this poem.

Feet pound pavement as miles pass,
Steady as tides, they approach their shore,
Training is tested, strength is stretched—
Buoyed by the pack, one mile more.

Sweat streaks, muscles tense, eager for the end,
Final flags beckon, the crowd grows loud.
Tested vessels reach their harbor—
Runners hearts beat proud.

Which statements describe the poem? Check all that apply.

The poem has an abcb rhyme scheme.
Each stanza is a quatrain.
The poem contains two stanzas.

Read the sentence.

I had to prove my identity to gain entrance to the building I was required to fill out an impressive number of forms.

What is the best way to revise the sentence?

I had to prove my identity to gain entrance to the building; I was required to fill out an impressive number of forms.

Read the excerpt from Ovid’s “Pyramus and Thisbe”.

Pyramus had left

a little later than his Thisbe had,
and he could see what surely were the tracks
of a wild beast left clearly on deep dust.
His face grew ashen. And when he had found
the bloodstained shawl, he cried: “Now this same night
will see two lovers lose their lives: she was
the one more worthy of long life: it’s I
who bear the guilt for this.

Which statement best describes how the order of events creates tension?

Because Pyramus is late, he misunderstands Thisbe’s situation.

Read the paragraph.

Water is an important resource that people take for granted. A typical American household uses one hundred gallons of water a day.

If added at the end, which sentence would complete the paragraph by connecting back to the topic?

With a little effort, people could easily protect this resource by conserving it.

Read the sentence.

Based on the scientists’ recommendations, the new safety requirements were enacted.

Which revises the sentence to create a new, complex sentence?

Based on the scientists’ recommendations, the new safety requirements were enacted so that the number of accidents diminished.

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