Tuesday, 3/13: IAB (SBAC practice), Husker Du, Vocab, Giver

IAB = Interim Assessment Block.  What the heck does that mean?

Chromie Up! Leave your definitions open on your desk.

Follow the directions below.

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  • Session #
    • Period One:
    • Period Two:
    • Period Three:
    • Period Six:

I will grant you access to the test.

If/When you finish early:

  • Do the Husker Du exercise below.
  • Do the vocab exercise below.
  • Read on in Giver.


“Husker Du, 3/13.”

Period One – Test #13.
a) insomnia   b) metamorphosis   c) transfixed   d) scapegoat  e) inexplicable  f) idiosyncrasy  g) instill   h) optimistic  i) pessimistic  j) colloquial

  1. Mr. Calandro is trying to _____ a sense of kindness in the students of Laguna.
  2. In professional sports, the coach is often the _______for a team’s bad performance, even if it isn’t always his fault.
  3. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is Cerro San Luis.
  4. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____
  5. quirk : idiosyncrasy :: transformation : _____

Period Two – Test #21a) succumb  b) subsist  c) presumptuous  d) reproach  e) cathartic  f) frugal  g) cobble  h) futile  i) dissemble  j) ambivalent

  1. It would be ______ of a dishwasher to tell the master chef  how to do things.
  2. All her emotions were released in a ______ moment on the stage as 20,000 people cheered.
  3. MacGyver could _____ together almost anything from a bomb to a hang-glider from bits of trash he found lying around.
  4. Though he came from a very religious family, he was still ______ about organized religion.
  5. Why is Anja’s tail showing whenever they wear their pig masks?  a) Her disguise isn’t as good as Vladek’s.  b) It’s a printing mistake.  c) It shows how scared she is.  d) It shows that she can’t pass for a non-Jew like Vladek.  e) NOTA

Period Three – Test #15. a) distraught  b) keen  c) aptitude  d) chastise  e) nurture  f) distinguish  g) disquieting  h) disposition,  i) empathy  j) civics

  1. The waiter was _____(ed) for forgetting the customer’s order.
  2. “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.” _______
  3. ____ concerns things like government and civil rights
  4. The competition at the state level was very ______.
  5. The mom was ___ when she couldn’t find her toddler in the crowd.

Period Five – Test #11.

  1. It would be ironic if you suddenly decided not to get on a plane at the last minute, and then it crashed.  a) True   b) False
  2. S. E. Hinton says that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher.  The kids’ problems wore her out.  a) premonition  b) savvy  c) connotation  d) dogged   e) reminisce  f) stamina  g) NOTA
  3. It would be ironic if you suddenly decided not to get on a plane at the last minute, and then it crashed.  a) True   b) False
  4. Why won’t Alyce talk to Magister Reese at first?  a) She thinks she won’t understand what he says.  b) She thinks she’s unworthy.  c) She doesn’t like him.  d) He won’t talk to her.  e) He seems mean.  f) NOTA
  5. Why was Magister Reese watching Alyce at first?  a) Because she was pretty.  b) Because he wondered why she was so gloomy.  c) Because of the way the cat hung around her.  d) He’s just weird.  e) NOTA


“Vocab, 3/13.” Each one once.
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