Crt review- 2nd Quarter Review I. Context Clues- define each underlined



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CRT Review- 2nd Quarter Review

I. Context Clues- Define each underlined “nonsense” words meaning. Then underline the key words in each sentence that support the meaning. You may need to refer to a dictionary to define any of the choices.

1. Some of my friends oboshokated their paychecks after they received them on unimportant items at the store.

a. saved b. invested c. spent d. unused e. forgot

2. Our ferbotious neighbor is one who doesn’t abide by the rules and upsets every member of the neighborhood.

a. courteous b. forgetful c. devoted d. comical e. disobeying

3. The football field during a game against our rivals is a mulationious place to visit if you are a visitor.

a. carefree b. sluggish c. tranquil d. uninteresting e. disorderly

4. The CEO of the company surposhed to the news reporters his reasons for the recent firing of many employees.

a. questioned b. declared c. examined d. remembered e. asked

5. Dark sublatious sounds were coming from the haunted house at the end of road made everyone turn and run back for the car.

a. uplifting b. boring c. gentle d. amusing e. disturbing
II. Commonly Confused Words-Match the commonly confused word to its correct definition.

6. ___ affect a. to change or influence

7. ___ effect b. not too tight

8. ___ loose c. a result

9. ___ lose d. contraction for it is

10. ___ it e. an administrator; a sum of money

11. ___ it’s f. truth, rule, law, standard of conduct

12. ___ principle g. to misplace or the loss of something

13. ___ principal h. possessive form of it

III. Commonly Confused Words- Choose the correct commonly confused word for each sentence.

14. The (principle/principal) problem facing our company is that we need to advertise our products more on TV.

15. I never saw (its/it’s) original shape, which made me question (its/it’s) authenticity.

16. Do you have any (lose/loose) change in your pocket that won’t (affect/effect) your money supply?

17. The (principle/principal) had to discipline me because I forgot the (principles/principals) of school conduct.

18. The (affect/effect) of my GPA had an (affect/effect) on my chance of getting in a good college.

19. (Its/It’s) a shame that some (lose/loose) their focus and direction in life and are regretful later.

20. My parents offered to pay the (principle/principal) of my car loan if I paid the interest during the summer.

21. I hope the Thunder doesn’t (lose/loose) any more games because it will (affect/effect) their playoff chances.

22. Leaving class early (affected/effected) my study time for the final exam next week.

23. As lack of sleep (affected/effected) my focus at work, which caused me to (lose/loose) my job yesterday.
IV. Commonly Confused Words-In the paragraph below, there is 8 commonly confused word errors. The words that are being used incorrectly are the 8 words from part II of this review. You must record the errors in the order that they are found in the paragraph.

The principal at the local high school recently won in an essay contest new computers for the school district. Its been a very long time since the school was effected with such an honor. The principle declared that the principal cost of the computers was estimated to be worth millions of dollars. The affect of this technological reward on the district will cause many of it’s students to advance in their knowledge and skill of computers. The district has stated that it does not want to loose an honor such as this because of the principal rewards that will be benefited. Some students will be allowed to take home the computers as long as they wont lose them and will return it with all of it’s accessories. Now many students will not have a negative effect on their grade for not having a computer to use for homework.

24. 25. 26. 27.

28. 29. 30. 31.


V. Figurative Language Review- Write an example (OF YOUR OWN) of each of the following terms.
32. Simile-____________________________________________________________________
33. Metaphor- _________________________________________________________________
34. Personification- _____________________________________________________________
35- Hyperbole- ________________________________________________________________
36. Onomatopoeia- ______________________________________________________________
V. Literary Term Review- Read the sentences below & decide which literary term is being applied. Underline to prove your answer.

37. The assignment was a breeze to complete since I was knowledgeable on the research topic.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia

38. The sound of the ferocious waves clapped against the rocks during the height of the storm.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia

39. Remembering our childhood summer vacation flashed before our eyes once we saw the lake house.

a. foreshadowing b. flashback

40. The babysitter heard a noise upstairs and low-pitch whispering off in the distance as she climbed the stairs.

a. foreshadowing b. flashback

41. The fire swallowed the entire forest before the firefighters were able to keep it from spreading.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia

42. Teenage years are a rollercoaster of emotions for most when it comes to the stress of life.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia

43. The dark clouds gathered in the sky and a strange smell sank into my nostrils once I walked outside.

a. foreshadowing b. flashback

44. The limbs of the tree rattled on the windowpane which made us hide under our covers in bed.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole

45. It has been ages since I last saw my favorite childhood friends.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia

46. Memories of my first basketball game came to my mind when teaching my younger brother how to play.

a. foreshadowing b. flashback

47. Opportunity knocked on the door when the woman answered the phone and was offered a job of a lifetime.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia

48. The young child was as white as a sheet when he walked out of the woods by himself after being lost.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia

49. If I cant buy the new Iphone, I will just die of embarrassment.

a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole e. onomatopoeia
VII. Subject Verb Agreement- Mark all prepositional phrases and infinitives. Then write the subject and verb that agrees in the blank provided.

50.The boys (is/are) at the park with their friends during the last basketball game of the season. Subject- __________ Verb-____________

51. Neither of my favorite school classes (is/are) in the morning. Subject- __________ Verb-____________
52.My parents (need/needs) a babysitter over the weekend. Subject- __________ Verb-____________
53.A pencil and paper (is/are) required supplies for most classes. Subject- __________ Verb-____________
54. (Has/Have) the players arrived to play at tonight’s game? Subject- __________ Verb-____________
55. A large frame (hang/hangs) on our wall near the front door. Subject- __________ Verb-____________
56. Sam and Joe (leave/leaves) to run around the block for exercise. Subject- __________ Verb-____________
57. Some of my friends (rest/rests) after each football game practice. Subject- _________ Verb-____________
VIII. Sentences and Errors Review- Which of the following is punctuated correctly?
58. a. Some of the kids on the playground are playing tag others are playing a game of baseball.

b. Some of the kids on the playground are playing tag , others are playing a game of baseball.

c. Some of the kids on the playground are playing tag yet others are playing a game of baseball.

d. Some of the kids on the playground are playing tag ; others are playing a game of baseball.


59. a. Students raised money for Christmas food and presents for the poor and many were surprised by their kindness.

b. Students raised money for Christmas food and presents for the poor, many were surprised by their kindness.

c. Students raised money for Christmas food and presents for the poor ; also many were surprised by their kindness.

d. Students raised money for Christmas food and presents for the poor , and many were surprised by their kindness.

60. a. One of our favorite hobbies is exploring caves in the woods ; my parents wish I would discover a new hobby.

b. One of our favorite hobbies is exploring caves in the woods but my parents wish I would discover a new hobby.

c. One of our favorite hobbies is exploring caves in the woods , my parents wish I would discover a new hobby.

d. One of our favorite hobbies is exploring caves in the woods ; nevertheless my parents wish I would discover a new hobby.
61. a. Stacy and her sister snuck out of the house to go to a party downtown ; however, their father received a phone call from the police.

b. Stacy and her sister snuck out of the house to go to a party downtown their father received a phone call from the police.

c. Stacy and her sister snuck out of the house to go to a party downtown , their father received a phone call from the police.

d. Stacy and her sister snuck out of the house to go to a party downtown and their father received a phone call from the police.


62. a. Bones were discovered in the woods by our house , investigators believe they belong to a missing persons case.

b. Bones were discovered in the woods by our house ; investigators believe they belong to a missing persons case.

c. Bones were discovered in the woods by our house and investigators believe they belong to a missing persons case.

d. Bones were discovered in the woods by our house ; nonetheless investigators believe they belong to a missing persons case.



IV. Paragraph Analysis- Answer the questions related to the below paragraph.


Safe Haven Law Backfires”

(1)When Nebraska passed a “safe-haven” law to children as old as 18, officials never thought such a thing would become so common, but their worst fears have come true. (2)The law perderves parents/guardians to abscondulate children at hospitals without prosecution. (3)The latest example happened Wednesday when an out-of-work widower left 9 of his 10 children at a hospital, claiming he was overwhelmed by family responsibilities and couldn’t handle being a parent any longer. (4) His wife died shortly after giving birth to their last child, and the responsibility of raising his children on his own was too much to handle. (5) He told police he hadn’t worked since July and was far behind on his monthly bills, which added to his stress. (6) Many who know this man say that he never asked for any help from his relatives nor did he agree to any offerings of assistance from government agencies. (7)The “safe-haven” law was designed to help children who are in danger of being neglected or abused by parents/guardians, but none of this man’s children who were dropped off were in any form of danger. (8) The director of Family and Children’s Services emitdizes with parents who do struggle to raise and support their families during a time of economic crises; however, the director states that it is still the job of the parents to be parents regardless of the situation. (9) Parents need to be a beacon of light for their child’s present and future.





  1. Considering the way it is used in the above passage, the best definition for perderves is

a. permits b. restrains c. compensates d. penalizes

64. Considering the way it is used in the above passage, the best definition for abscondulate is

a. gather b. desert c. collect d. acquire

65. Considering the way it is used in the above passage, the best definition for emitdizes is

a. frustrated b. unmoved c. sympathizes d. opposes

66. Based on the facts in the above passage, readers can infer that the “safe-haven” law

a. was created to enable both children and parents the right to separate without legal consequences.

b. has inspired other states to seek similar laws within their government.

c. has been taken advantage of by some who no longer want parental responsibility.

d. has shown to have had many positive outcomes for the state of Nebraska.

67. The (affect/effect) of the safe-haven law has had many (affects/effects) upon the state of Nebraska.

68. (Its, It’s) alarming to think how many could allow such a thing to occur to (its, it’s) own family.

69. Choose the change, if any, that is needed to form a compound sentence from the below words.

Parents must take responsibility in their child’s life it is their job.

a. life , it b. life and it c. life. It d. no change

70. Some of these families (is, are) allowing others to take care of their responsibilities.

71. Within this state law (lie, lies) a series of things to change for the future.

72. Choose the change, if any, that is needed in the underlined below section.

The children he left range in age from 1 to 17 years, he did not bring his oldest daughter to the hospital.

a. years ; he b. years but he c. years ; however he d. no change

73. Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.

a. The job of a parent is to support and nurture their child yet many are allowing others to do their work.

b. This law can be unfair for some families who so need help, yet the wrongful behavior of others can disengage the law.

c. Most parents instill in their children the importance of responsibility , it is one of the most significant qualities to have.



d. There are many that find this law appalling to accept; however they are unwilling to seek change.

74. Line 9 contains an example of what figurative language term? a. simile b. metaphor c. personification d. hyperbole


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