ENGLISH 10 MIDTERM REVIEW – PRACTICE TEST

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ENGLISH 10 MIDTERM REVIEW – PRACTICE TEST

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

by Chris Crutcher

1.

What is Eric’s nickname?

2.

What sport does Eric play?

3.

Who is his coach?

4.

Where do Sarah’s burns come from?

5.

What literary device explains Sarah’s last name?

6.

What is Crispy Pork Rinds?

7.

Mr. Mautz : Eric’s school :: ___________ : _________.

8.

Who is the protagonist?

9.

How old is Eric’s mom?

10.

Eric asks Lemry what she thinks about him going out with Jody. Lemry gives him what advice?

11.

Mark Brittain approaches Eric in the hall after Jody dumps him for Eric. What happens next?

12.

Carver gives his opinion about Eric going out with Jody. What is Carver’s advice to Eric?

13.

Eric often recalls events in the story from his “sanctuary” or place where he feels comfortable and safe. Where is his sanctuary?

14.

Sarah Byrnes communicates with Eric in different ways before she actually speaks to him.

Which of the following is NOT a way she communicates with Eric?

15.

To whom does Eric turn with the news of Sarah Byrnes’ abuse?

16.

To help Sarah Byrnes’ case about the child abuse, Eric needs to find someone to help verify it. Who does he begin to search for?

17.

Who gives him the idea that Sarah Byrnes’ mom might be in Reno?

18.

Mautz calls Eric into his office to ask him to do something. What is it Mautz wants Eric to do?

19.

How does Sarah Byrnes react when Eric tells her his plan to help her?

Grammar & Writing

Which sentence has the right punctuation marks?

1. A. Do you have a soccer game every Saturday?

B.

Do you have a soccer game every Saturday.

2. A. Truman asked if we had heard the news.

B. Truman asked if we had heard the news?

3.

A. How peaceful it is here!

B. How peaceful it is here?

4.

A. The meeting has been scheduled for Tues, Sept 4, at 3:30 PM.

B.

The meeting has been scheduled for Tues., Sept. 4, at 3:30 P.M.

Look for errors in the sentences. When you find an error, circle the letter of the line containing the error. If there is no error, circle last answer option

5.

_____ A. We ask hikers to do two things:.

B. first, always hike with a partner;

C. second stay on the marked paths.

D. (No error)

Choose the sentence in which the commas are used correctly.

6.

_____ A. On June 18 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

B. On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

7.

_____ A. Sacramento, which is the capital of California was founded in 1849.

B. Sacramento, which is the capital of California, was founded in 1849.

8.

_____ A. When we entered the room, was empty.

B. When we entered, the room was empty.

Fill-in-the-Blanks

See the hand out I gave you yesterday for the practice questions

Short Answer

See the handout called “Short Story Response” Questions that we used during “By the Waters of

Babylon.” This section includes the same questions, and the story you’ll read is “Harrison

Bergeron.”

Perks of Being a Wallflower

You’ll be asked to read one entry from Chbosky’s novel and answer the following questions about it:

1.

In 2-3 sentences, summarize what is going on with Charlie in this entry.

2.

What major event(s) will happen next?

3.

At this point in the story, what has Charlie learned about “participating”?

4.

Describe the quote, “We were infinite.” What does it mean?

5.

In your opinion, what “perks” does reading this story have for you? What lessons did you learn? Why do you think this is one of the most popular books we read in high school?

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