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All the underlined words are in all capitals and all the bold words are in all capitals also.



1. Choose the meaning of the bold word.

They appeared to me DENIZENS of a brilliant existence. (“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant")

actors

environmentalists

deserters

inhabitants***



2.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

Failing that, I could have SURREPTITIOUSLY dumped the whole outfit overboard, written off the forty or so dollars as love’s tribute. (“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant")

happily***

slyly

enthusiastically

sorrowfully



3.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

But since he had called our names at the beginning of the service we were MOLLIFIED. (from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)

baffled

alerted

calmed

upset***



4.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

We were maids and farmers, handymen and washerwomen, and anything higher that we aspired to was farcical and PRESUMPTUOUS. (from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)

puzzling

too bold***

silly

pitiful



5.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

The ugliness they left was PALPABLE. (from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)

able to be felt***

strange

hurtful

imagined



6.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

Narguess is still upset, SEETHING with anger. (My Forbidden Face)

suffering violent internal feelings***

displaying frustrated feelings

talking through enraged feelings

calming slightly annoyed feelings



7.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

But Narguess, a colleague of Soraya’s and one of her best friends, is so INFURIATED that she rips off her chadri and screams, “It’s disgraceful to treat us like this!” (My Forbidden Face)

somewhat bothered

extremely angry***

slightly provoked

greatly irritated



8.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

I suppose to these JADED twenty-year-olds, she seemed the incarnation of innocence and youth, while to me she appeared unutterably suave . . . (“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant”)

cynical

suspicious

disbelieving

doubtful***



9.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

The BLEAK feeling was back within him. (“My Brother’s Keeper")

hopeless

optimistic***

rejected

dangerous



10.   Choose the meaning of the bold word.

Carmody was a LITHE, tanned man with dark alert eyes and a quiet, self-assured voice. (“My Brother’s Keeper")

handsome

graceful

towering***

squat



11.   Identify the conjunction in the following sentence.

The baby is sleeping upstairs, so we have to remain extra quiet.

is***

so

remain

extra



12.   Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word.

As I listened to Carlos, I pictured myself at the fair in ST.LOUIS

common noun

proper noun***

compound noun

collective noun



13.   Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word.

When Carlos presented the report to the class, HE brought in samples of the foods.

first-person pronoun

second-person pronoun***

third-person pronoun

reflexive pronoun



14.   Identify the preposition in the following sentence.

We drove over the bridge to enter the park.

bridge

over

enter

we***



15.   Identify the personal pronoun in the following sentence.

The little girl said she wanted to go to the zoo today.

wanted

she

girl***

today



16.   Identify the action verb in the following sentence.

Barry diligently writes to his grandmother every week.

writes***

diligently

every

his



17.   Identify the linking verb in the following sentence.

Michael is very compassionate.

is***

Michael

very


18.   Identify the action verb in the following sentence.

Robert jumped from the parallel bars during his gymnastics routine.

during

jumped***

gymnastics

his



19.   In which sentence is the word MY used as an interjection?

My, what a beautiful suit you are wearing!

My car almost went off the curvy road!

Do not mess with any of my things!***

I finally found my way out of the creepy house!



20.   In which sentence is the word BOY used as an interjection?

That boy worked on the project for more than an hour!***

There was not one single boy at the party!

“Boy, you’d better listen!” Al’s mother snapped.

“Boy, is it hot in this room!” Jake complained.

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  1. 2. Choose the meaning of the bold word.

    Failing that, I could have SURREPTITIOUSLY dumped the whole outfit overboard, written off the forty or so dollars as love’s tribute. (“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant")

    happily***

    slyly #####################

    enthusiastically

    sorrowfully



    3. Choose the meaning of the bold word.

    But since he had called our names at the beginning of the service we were MOLLIFIED. (from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)

    baffled

    alerted

    calmed #####################

    upset***

    8. Choose the meaning of the bold word.

    I suppose to these JADED twenty-year-olds, she seemed the incarnation of innocence and youth, while to me she appeared unutterably suave . . . (“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant”)

    cynical########################

    suspicious

    disbelieving

    doubtful***



    9. Choose the meaning of the bold word.

    The BLEAK feeling was back within him. (“My Brother’s Keeper")

    hopeless #####################

    optimistic***

    rejected

    dangerous



    10. Choose the meaning of the bold word.

    Carmody was a LITHE, tanned man with dark alert eyes and a quiet, self-assured voice. (“My Brother’s Keeper")

    handsome

    graceful #####################

    towering***

    squat



    11. Identify the conjunction in the following sentence.

    The baby is sleeping upstairs, so we have to remain extra quiet.

    is*** is a VERB!!!!!!!!!!!

    so ########################

    remain

    extra



    12. Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word.


    13. Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word.

    When Carlos presented the report to the class, HE brought in samples of the foods.

    first-person pronoun

    second-person pronoun*** YOU????

    third-person pronoun ###########

    reflexive pronoun



    14. Identify the preposition in the following sentence.

    We drove over the bridge to enter the park.

    bridge

    over

    enter

    we*** IS A NOUN !!!!!!



    15. Identify the personal pronoun in the following sentence.

    The little girl said she wanted to go to the zoo today.

    wanted

    she ############

    girl*** is a NOUN

    today






    19. In which sentence is the word MY used as an interjection?

    My, what a beautiful suit you are wearing! *************

    My car almost went off the curvy road!

    Do not mess with any of my things!*** adjective here

    I finally found my way out of the creepy house!



    20. In which sentence is the word BOY used as an interjection?

    That boy worked on the project for more than an hour!*** NOUN HERE

    There was not one single boy at the party!

    “Boy, you’d better listen!” Al’s mother snapped.

    “Boy, is it hot in this room!” Jake complained. ############

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