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User: Shirley Parker-Beattie In Course: M/J Language Arts 2 V14 ( 3929) Instructor: Ms. Brandie Glessner Exam: 04.01 Take a Closer Look Warning: There is a checkbox at the bottom of the exam form that you MUST check prior to submitting this exam. Failure to do so may cause your work to be lost. Question 1 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points) (LC) Which choice provides the most accurate definition of a summary? A long, paraphrased version of a text that mentions its key points A shortened, paraphrased version of a text A shortened, paraphrased version of a text that mentions its key points A shortened version of a text that mentions its key points Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points) (MC) The next question refers to Shedding Light on a Dark Day, by Robin Meriwether. The paragraphs have been numbered to help you identify them more easily. Shedding Light on a Dark Day, by Robin Meriwether On May 19, 1780, the skies over New England turned dark in the middle of the day. For more than two hundred years, New England's Dark Day had been shrouded in mystery. Some blamed volcanoes. Some suggested supernatural events. Some claimed it was a sign from the heavens. No one knew for certain what happened. Many thought the mystery would never be solved. Researchers at the University of Missouri were fascinated by the case. They began examining trees in all surrounding areas. Fire damage in a Canadian forest finally revealed the truth. Scientists looked at burned tree rings and discovered that huge wildfires once raged in the mountains near Ontario. The savage flames created blankets of black smoke. The smoke traveled high into the atmosphere, darkening the New England skies hundreds of miles away. How do paragraph one and paragraph two work together to present the author's ideas? Paragraph one explains the cause of investigation. Paragraph two shows the results. Paragraph one offers a solution. Paragraph two explains a problem the solution creates. Paragraph one presents facts. Paragraph two presents additional facts on the same topic. Paragraph one and paragraph two do not have a clear connection to each other. Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points) (MC) Read Shedding Light on a Dark Day, by Robin Meriwether. The paragraphs have been numbered to help you identify them more easily. Shedding Light on a Dark Day, by Robin Meriwether On May 19, 1780, the skies over New England turned dark in the middle of the day. For more than two hundred years, New England's Dark Day had been shrouded in mystery. Some blamed volcanoes. Some suggested supernatural events. Some claimed it was a sign from the heavens. No one knew for certain what happened. Many thought the mystery would never be solved. Researchers at the University of Missouri were fascinated by the case. They began examining trees in all surrounding areas. Fire damage in a Canadian forest finally revealed the truth. Scientists looked at burned tree rings and discovered that huge wildfires once raged in the mountains near Ontario. The savage flames created blankets of black smoke. The smoke traveled high into the atmosphere, darkening the New England skies hundreds of miles away. What is the central idea of this article? No one knew why there was a really dark day in New England. On May 19, 1780, the skies over New England turned dark in the middle of the day. For more than two hundred years, New England's Dark Day had been shrouded in mystery. Researchers at the University of Missouri were fascinated by the case. The mystery lasted for over two hundred years. For over two hundred years, the reason for New England's Dark Day was unknown. Finally, researchers from the University of Missouri discovered that wildfire smoke from Canada rose up to the atmosphere, traveled hundreds of miles, and blotted out the sunlight over New England. Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points) (HC) The next question refers to Shedding Light on a Dark Day, by Robin Meriwether. The paragraphs have been numbered to help you identify them more easily. Shedding Light on a Dark Day, by Robin Meriwether On May 19, 1780, the skies over New England turned dark in the middle of the day. For more than two hundred years, New England's Dark Day had been shrouded in mystery. Some blamed volcanoes. Some suggested supernatural events. Some claimed it was a sign from the heavens. No one knew for certain what happened. Many thought the mystery would never be solved. Researchers at the University of Missouri were fascinated by the case. They began examining trees in all surrounding areas. Fire damage in a Canadian forest finally revealed the truth. Scientists looked at burned tree rings and discovered that huge wildfires once raged in the mountains near Ontario. The savage flames created blankets of black smoke. The smoke traveled high into the atmosphere, darkening the New England skies hundreds of miles away. A student attempting to identify the main idea of paragraph two wrote the following sentence: When researchers at the University of Missouri began examining trees in surrounding areas, fire damage in a Canadian forest revealed that huge wildfires in the mountains near Ontario darkened the New England skies hundreds of miles away. Which sentence best describes the student's sentence? The student's sentence does not include enough information from the paragraph. The student's sentence leaves out too many important details from the paragraph. The student's sentence perfectly and properly captures the main idea of the paragraph. The student's sentence shows the main idea but does not paraphrase the author's words. Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points) (MC) The next question refers to This Mystery Rocks! by Cynthia Schlagel. The sentences have been numbered to help you identify them more easily. This Mystery Rocks! By Cyntha Schlagel 1The Drifting Rocks are a strange phenomenon still unexplained by science. 2Located in Death Valley, California, the rocks sit on hot, flat ground. 3Unlike normal rocks, they have trails etched behind them as if they have traveled across the sand. 4Some trails are only a few feet. 5Some trails are over a half a mile long. 6Each trail is as baffling as the next. 7The variety of rock movement has baffled scientists for decades. 8Some rocks seem to roll as they move forward. 9Some take unexplainable routes. 10Large ones have traveled past small ones that have stayed still. 11Some scientists suggest that the rocks are pushed by wind. 12Others believe they slide on small amounts of ice or mud. 13So far, research has not confirmed any theory. Which choice best describes how the author organized information? Cause and effect Chronological order Fact by fact Problem-solution

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