Test #8. Name:                                                                                  Date:                                 Period:
Apost.:___/12 (6 + 6)        KBAR: ___/15    
Vocabulary H/w: ___/20   
Vocabulary Practices: ___/13   ___/14
Other Extra Credit:

Mental Floss

a) diligent  b) compelling  c) convene  d) turmoil  e) heedless  f) cordial  g) diffident   h) abundant  i) dire  j) grovel
  1. His ____ facade hid a very dangerous person. 
  2. The lawyer's argument was so _____ the jury acquitted his client.
  3.  He practiced the skate trick __(ly) until he got it right.
  4.  compelling : boring :: scarce : _____
  5. After he forgot his wife's birthday, he had to _____ for several days before she forgave him.
  6.  In the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the tortoise is ______ ...
  7. ...and the hare is _____. 
  8. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars. 
  9. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______ 
  10. His brother's sudden disappearance caused great ____ in the family. 

  11. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  a) Charles'  b) Charles's  c) Charle's   d) NOTA
  12. I got all ____ on my report card.  a) A's  b) As  c) 'A's  d) NOTA
  13. The _____ lounge is usually off-limits to students. (More than one.)  a) teacher's  b) teachers  c) teachers's  d) teachers'  e) NOTA
  14. _____ llama is that?  a) whose  b) who'se  c) who's  d) NOTA
  15. I think that llama is _____.   a) they're  b) theres  c) their's  d) theirs  e) NOTA
  16. The ____ softball team mascot is a llama.  (More than one.)  a) women's  b) woman's  c) womens's  d) NOTA
  17. I think ____ going to be OK. a) there  b) their  c) they're  d) NOTA
  18. I saw at least five _____ in Las Vegas.   a) Elvis's  b) Elviss  c) Elvises'  d) Elvises  e) Elvi   f) NOTA
  19. Is the title of this section spelled correctly?  a) Yes  n) No

    Husker Du?
  20. That embarrassing moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  21. Up, up, and away in my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

  22. Sleeping in the dung heap, Brat dreamed of "snug cottages, and warm bread, and mothers who hugged their babes."  a) True  b) False
  23. Why did the midwife take Brat in?  a) She felt sorry for her.  b) To save her from the bullying boys.  c) She likes kids.  d) She thought she could exploit her.  e) NOTA
  24. How does Beetle react to the boys' bullying?  a) She runs away.  b) She tells the midwife.  c) She asks them to stop. d) She threatens them with witchcraft.  e) She does nothing.
  25. Why does she react this way?  a) She thinks she deserves it.  b) She can't think of anything else to do.  c) It works.  d) She's afraid it will get worse if she doesn't.  e) NOTA
  26. Why does Beetle curse at the cat?  a) She hates cats.  b) She's sad because she thinks it's dead.  c) It's all she knows.  d) She likes to curse.  e) she's mean.   f) NOTA
  27. Why does Jane make Beetle wait outside while she works?  a) Beetle doesn't know what to do anyway.  b) Beetle would get in the way.  c) Jane thinks Beetle would mess something up.  d) Jane is trying to keep Beetle ignorant.  e) NOTA
  28. Why do the villagers not like the midwife?  a) She's mean.  b) She's not very good at her job.  c) She's fat and ugly.  d) She's greedy.  e) NOTA
  29. Why do the other villagers taunt and tease and abuse Beetle?  a) Because she's stupid.  b) Because of the way she talks.  c) Because they are angry at the midwife.  d) Because they don't like beggars, as she used to be.  e) They don't like the way she looks.   f) NOTA
  30. What event prompted Beetle to start watching through the windows and learning from Jane?  a) When Jane let her help in an emergency.  b) When the pregnant woman was giving birth in the field.  c) Nothing in particular; she just got too curious.  d) When Beetle begged and pleaded to be allowed to watch.  e) NOTA
  31. What seems to be Beetle's main emotion so far?  a) anger  b) hatred  c) fear  d) joy  e) hope    f) NOTA

  32. Sentence Scramble. Unscramble into one smooth sentence. Do not add or subtract any words. Punctuate!
    --a long time   --into the muddy pond   --Beetle waited   --before she came   --and waded   --out of hiding   --into the muddy pond