7th Grade Semester Test Review test 1 Pronoun Organizational patterns Purpose and viewpoint and text aids Antecedent Context Clues Revision and editing And Subject Verb $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 FINAL JEOPARDY Name two activities occurring at this party. Answer: Any two of the following- Pet related exhibitors, tricks for treats, costume contest, bobbing for treats. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Disaster in Haiti People in the nation of Haiti are struggling to recover after a powerful earthquake caused massive destruction there.Tens of thousands of people in the Caribbean nation were killed, and many more were injured. The Presidential Palace, which is like the White House here in the U.S., was among the many government buildings that collapsed. Hospitals were destroyed, as were countless homes. The disaster added more suffering to people already struggling to cope with everyday life. Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world so international aid groups are rushing to provide food, water, and medical aid to Haiti. People worldwide are donating money to help. Many nations, including the U.S., are sending aid as well as money. The U.S. is sending troops to help with rescue and relief efforts, and to police the streets. What organizational pattern is used? A. Cause and Effect B. Compare/Contrast C. Sequential/Chronological A. Cause and Effect Key words: Caused and So Home Run for Hispanic Heritage As a child, Roberto was a gifted player and a big fan of baseball. His years of practice paid off. He was recruited for Puerto Rico's amateur league while still in high school. In 1954, he was drafted into the Major League and joined the Pittsburgh Pirates. He moved to Pennsylvania and stayed with the same team for almost 20 years. Early in his career, Clemente was among many Hispanic athletes who had to cope with racism. At games, fans sometimes yelled racist insults at himﾑand so did some of his teammates. But he brushed it off. "I don't believe in color," Clemente once told reporters. In time, Clemente became one of the sport's most celebrated stars. He was the first Hispanic American to earn a World Series ring as a starting player in 1960, to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 1966, and the World Series MVP award, in 1971. After his death in 1972, Clemente was honored as the first Hispanic American to be voted into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. Although his career and life were cut short, Clemente helped change American attitudes about Hispanics in professional sportsﾑon and off the field. What organizational pattern is used? A. Cause and effect B. Problem/Solution C. Sequential/Chronological Answer: C. Sequential/Chronological Explanation: The passage uses dates and tells events in the order they happened Pandas in Peril Giant pandas are endangered. Scientists think that only about 1,600 giant pandas still live in central China, the only country where pandas live in the wild and where many more once roamed. Pandas have been threatened over many years by poaching, or illegal hunting. They have also lost much of their habitat, or natural home. Adult pandas eat 40-50 pounds of bamboo a day. As humans have cleared bamboo forests, the black-andwhite bears have struggled to survive. Scientists Working Together China loans pandas to zoos in the U.S. and other countries to raise awareness of the endangered animals and to help scientists study them. Currently, 14 pandas live in the U.S. Scientists in China and the United States hope that by learning more about the animals, they can help protect them. More than 160 giant pandas live in zoos and conservation centers around the world. Scientists at the Wolong reserve study pandas and also breed them to help the population grow. They hope that with greater numbers of pandas and more knowledge about the bears, they may one day be able to release giant pandas born in captivity into the wild. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. How are scientists trying to solve the “panda problem”? Answer: They are studying and breeding them in the wild. They hope to release them back in the wild to increase their numbers. Read the directions for what to do if a person is choking and use them to answer the question that follows. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Unc ompressed) decompres sor are needed to see this picture. Besides finding out if the person is alright, why is it important to ask if the person is ok? *Hint* Read the first three bullets carefully! Answer: You want to see if the person can speak because it decides what you do next. What is the purpose of this flyer? A. Entertain B. Persuade C. Reflect D. Celebrate Answer: The purpose is to persuade the reader to come to the garage sale. What is the purpose of this flyer? A. Entertain B. Persuade C. Reflect D. Inform Write a sentence that explains your choice Answer: Inform Reason-The flyer tells when and where the event is taking place as well as what events will be occurring Crocodile tears Mark McGwire is a liar and a cheater, and no amount of blubbering will wash away that legacy. He remains a fame-addicted ballplayer who stuck a needle into his butt so he could hit more home runs and hit them farther than anyone who ever lived. He made tens of millions of dollars from that chemically enhanced ability and lied about it. Now that McGwire wants to get back into baseball as a coach, he is compelled to admit what we already knew. No thanks. For years, as his sleeves bulged, McGwire denied he had ever used steroids, despite all of the evidence that appeared to convict him.Five years ago, as the government searched for answers to the steroid epidemic, McGwire told Congress, "I’m not here to talk about the past." But now, when the timing suits him, he wants to talk about that same shameful past. Here’s the truth: McGwire was too cowardly to compete without steroids, he was a coward in front of Congress, and he was a coward for lying. Three strikes What is the author’s viewpoint? A. Mark McGuire would make a great coach B. Mark McGuire is only admitting to steroids because he wants to coach. C. Mark McGuire doesn’t know how to coach. Answer- B Reason- He calls him a liar and a cheater. “Now that he wants to get back into baseball and coach, he is compelled to admit what we already knew.” QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompress ed) dec ompres sor are needed to s ee this pic ture. Review of Tooth Fairy by Louise Keller: Believing anything is possible is the theme of this forced, saccharine fantasy in which The Rock becomes a tooth fairy as punishment for his habit of killing dreams. Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson has a pleasant onscreen presence, but with material as flimsy and humourless as this, he looks blatantly ridiculous wearing a pale pink tutu, tights and oversize wings, sneaking into homes to collect newly lost teeth from under the pillows of sleeping children. The best part of the film is a short prologue scene with Billy Crystal and Julie Andrews under the closing credits, which has more energy than the whole film put together, but sadly is small compensation. What is the author’s viewpoint? AnswerThe movie wasn’t very good. ReasonThe material was flimsy and humorless. Read the sentence below. John gave the keys to he. What word should replace he? Answer- him Reason- the word is the object of the sentence, so you need an object pronoun. Which word best completes the sentence? Tom the landscaper and Sally the beautician (like, likes) to visit the zoo on Saturdays. Answer- Like Reason-You have a plural subject, so you need the plural verb. Choose the correct pronoun the agrees with the antecedent. Brian showed us _____ rooms before taking down to the cafeteria. A. my B. our C. them D. there Answer- Our Reason- The antecedent is us. The man between the buildings (greet, greets) people as they pass. Answer- Greets Reason- Man is singular. You need a singular verb. Choose the correct pronoun. Sara and ____ went to the store yesterday. A. me B. him C. I D. us Answer- I Reason- The pronoun must be a subject pronoun. I is the only subject pronoun in the sentence. Choose the pronoun that correctly agrees with the antecedent. The dog with the big ears growled and lowered _______ tail. (spelling counts) Answer- its Reason- The dog is an animal and it is unclear what the gender of the animal is Read the sentence. Decide what the bold word means. The pile of work before Grant was insurmountable because there wasn't enough time to get it all done. In this sentence, the word insurmountable means A. Peaceful B. Super C. unable to be overcome D. Easy AnswerUnable to be overcome ClueThere wasn’t enough time to get it done Read the sentence. Decide what the bold word means. The behavior in the classroom was calm, but the behavior in the lunchroom was obstreperous. In this sentence, the word obstreperous means A. Calm B. Unruly/noisy C. Perfect D. Peaceful Answer- Unruly/noisy Reason- Compare/contrast clue Read the sentence. Decide what the bold word means. Last year, Linda won the speech contest. This year she became overconfident and did not spend as much time preparing for her speech. Her performance at the contest earned her a mediocre score and she was disappointed. In this sentence, the word mediocre means A. Perfect B. Average C. Similar D. Cocky Answer- Average Reason- It says she was disappointed Read the sentence. Decide what the bold word means. The boy hurried precipitously to get his homework done so that he could play basketball before going to bed. In this sentence, the word precipitously means A. Cautiously B. Carelessly C. Carefully Answer- B. Carelessly Read the sentence. Use the context clues to come up with your own definition of the word. Being eccentric, such as having pink or blue hair, is sure to get you attention, but it may not be the kind you want. In this sentence, the word eccentric means Answer- Attention-seeking or strange Read the sentence. After Johnny played football, he ride his bike to the store for his mother. How should you correct the sentence above? Answer: Ride should be rode Reason: Verb tense agreement Read the sentence below Outside the house, Barry saw a scary monster. Replace scary with a more vivid adjective. Answers: sharp-toothed, bloodthirsty, fur-covered Read the sentence below. The man walked careful and quiet through the hallway so that he would not disturb the classes. What is wrong in the sentence above? Answer: careful and quiet should be carefully and quietly Reason: They are adverbs. Read the sentence. In 1972, the gorilla population _______ as result of poaching. What verb fits in the sentence above? A. decreased B. have decreased C. was decreased D. is decreasing Answer: A. Decreased Rewrite the following sentences as one sentence. (Commas count) Mark walked down the street. Mark looked like he was in a hurry. Answer: Mark, looking like he was in a hurry, walked down the street. Or Looking like he was in a hurry, Mark walked down the street. Or Mark walked down the street looking like he was in a hurry. FINAL JEOPARDY MAKE YOUR WAGER Tom has been given a research project to do on Christopher Columbus. Name two things he should do before he starts writing.