Prep sheet for Test #31:
Grammar: ___/12 ___/12 ___/13 SAWs: ___/11 TS Quizzes: ___/6 ___/5
Vocab h/w: ___/20 Vocab Practice: ___/12 ___/13 ___/15
Other Extra Credit:
What sort of story begins with a limb and ends with a finish?
Two men got lost while exploring in the desert. Each man had a compass. One headed due East, and the other headed due West. Two hours later, they met. How?
Following are groups of three words. Can you figure out the common link within each group? Example: Hurricane, potato, needle, (answer: eyes)
a) computer, onion dip, poker game
b) bowling alley, dress-maker, wrestling match
c) dentist, oil field, basketball practice
d) April, locker room, brides-to-be
e) pelican, legislature, person in debt
Make the matchstick dawg face the other way by moving only 2 matches. His tail must still point up!
There are three buildings standing next to each other. One is filled with orphans, the other with old people, and the third is a homeless shelter. One day an arsonist sets them all on fire. Sirens were loudly coming to the scene. People were screaming. Which building did the ambulance try to put the fire out at first?
There was a road around a circular lake. A man and his brother each started in the same place and drove around the lake at exactly the same speed, but in opposite directions. The first brother went clockwise around the lake at 40 mph, and the trip took him an hour and 20 minutes. The second brother went counterclockwise around the lake–also at exactly 40 mph–but his trip only took him 80 minutes. Each traveled exactly the same distance: 53.33 miles. How is that possible?
The main one in a sentence is also known as the predicate.
A word that shows the relationship between two words in the sentence.
Answers the questions how, where, or when.
Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
A substitute for a noun.
A word of surprise or strong emotion.
Often ends in -ly.
Has a past, present, and future.
Intensifies adjectives and adverbs.
Never stands alone.
(2) Only described by adjectives.
“Vocab, 4/27.” Two SAWs. (15)
1. _____ 2. _____ 3. _____ 4. _____ 5._____
6. I’m _____? Do you even know what that means? (haha)
7. Pony and Johnny were _____ heroes; the real deal.
8. The detective _____(ed) the criminal’s identity from the clues he left behind.
9. It was rather _______ of Pony and Johnny to rush into the burning church.
10. There are two commandments of the ten that forbid _____(ing).
11. The fireman jumped out of bed with _______ when the alarm sounded.
12. (2) The Socs always would say the word greaser _____(ly) and with ______(ing).
13. (2) Before he was allowed to ____ the job, he had to prove he was ready to _____ the plan.
Vocab Relay! Old School.
“Tom Sawyer, 4/27.” (5)
Why was Tom the cool kid at school after his tooth was pulled?
Why was Huck carrying a dead cat?
What did all the wart superstitions have in common?
What happens to Tom’s pulled tooth?
Why did Tom admit to talking to Huck when he knew it would get him in trouble?
With a heavy heart, Beetle somewhat bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts.
The author Ray Bradbury was a very ____ writer, writing at least a thousand words per day.
The bank clerk had to examine the two $100 bills very carefully to tell which was ______.
He ____(ly) cussed in front of Mr. Schalde.
That kind of car is very fast, but it is _____ to break down often.
Work is what you are ______(ed) to do. Play is what you are not _____(ed) to do. (Same word.)
Pony couldn’t get the image of Bob, ______ on the pavement, out of his head.
On the show CSI, the crime scene investigators used science to ____ whom the killer was.
“Tom Sawyer, 4/25.” Write the answer, not the letter.
Most of the adventures in this book really happened to Mark Twain. a) True b) False
The character of Huck Finn is based on a real person. a) True b) False
The character of Tom Sawyer is based on a real person. a) True b) False
Which of these is not a purpose MT had in mind when he wrote this book? a) Entertainment. b) Education. c) To remind adults that they were kids once. d) To tell a good story. e) He had all of these in mind.
About when does this book take place? a) 1930’s b) 1890’s c) 1830’s d) 1770’s e) There’s no way to know from the Author’s Preface.
Where does the author’s pen name “Mark Twain” come from? (Bonus for real name.)
6. Real _____(ion) comes from inside you. You have to really have the desire.
7. It was a massive ____(ing) for such a small company, and…
8. …when they tried to ______ the plan, they weren’t really prepared for all the problems.
9. Since he already had a guaranteed A in the class, there was really much _____ for him to do anything.
10. A good vocabulary will ____ you to learn more quickly and understand more.
11. This word also means a tool.
Figure out what the animals are! (Example: a dull person = boar.) Write the ANIMAL!
a) first you get a parking ticket, then you get this b) hair-control foam c) to run away or escape
Wacky Wordie: PinnAcLeS (Pinnacles are mountain peaks.)
You have 27 marbles. You have 4 cups. Put an odd number of marbles in each cup.
Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?
Inside each set of the following words, there are a pair of smaller words. By putting & between them, lo & behold, you’ll make a familiar phrase. For example, Skyrocket/Trolleyman conceals Rock & Roll.
a) Surprised/Trashiness b) Delaware/Bordering c) Thundershower/Intellectual
A magazine competition invited people to come up with “invented” inventions of the cyber-age. For example, a solar powered clothes drier (a rope) and a hand-held word processor (a pencil). Can you guess what this one is? It is a portable arcade. A hand-held amusement resource with no cartridges or batteries or electricity needed. Access games of speed, dexterity, memory, and cunning. Produce magical effects or construct lofty towers. Some games can increase your income.
Change the form of the word_______, and you get a previous vocab word that fits the pic.
excited : disappointed :: savvy : ____
jovial : peevish :: credulous : _____
In addition to being very functional and useful, the machine was also ____(ally) pleasing.
In order for a species to survive, it must ______ itself.
(2) My mom knew I was up to something when I suddenly went from being _______ to being _____. I was never that nice without wanting something in return.
(3) Some people say that it is only a _____ that there is life after death, and that we are being _____ to think that we are anything but worm food. But someone who is deeply religious might say that kind of talk is _____.