Test #10. Name:                                                                        Date:                         Period:
Notebook: ___/20     Old School KBARR: ___/40 (Write B if you blogged.)
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20   Vocabulary: 10/25:___/10  10/26:___/12  10/27:___/ 12
Warm Ups:   10/24: ___/8   10/25: ___/6   10/26: ___/6   10/27:___/7
Other Extra Credit:

Mental Floss:

  1. Along some parts of the border, they have built a giant fence to try to ______ the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants. a) boon  b) stanch  c) resound  d) disreputable  e) sham
  2. Aspirin is a ______ of the bark of the willow tree.  a) boon  b) sham  c) derivative  d) disreputable e) NOTA
  3. He bought his computer from a ____ dealer, and when it broke the next day, they told him he was out of luck.  a) stanch  b) tumultuous  c) adjustment  d) disreputable  e) taunt
  4. responsible : disreputable :: calm : ____  a) tumultuous  b) sham  c) incompetent  d) derivative  e) NOTA
  5. Investors lost millions on the _____ investment scheme. a) boon  b) stanch  c) derivative  d) sham  e) NOTA
  6. The cat liked to "bite at the ____(ingly) moving pen."   a) resound  b) tantalize  c) abide  d) incompetent  e) NOTA
  7. I cannot ____ someone who cheats.  a) abide  b) sham  c) boon  d) incompetent  e) taunt
  8. Winning the lottery is not always the _____ people think it will be.   a) abide  b) sham  c) disreputable  d) boon  e) NOTA
  9. It looks like the train wreck was the result of a(n) ______ engineer driving the train.  a) abide  b) incompetent  c) competent  d) boon  e) NOTA
  10. Is high-technology a _____ for mankind...  a) boon  b) sham  c) disreputable  d) resound  e) NOTA
  11. ...or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?  a) stanch  b) tumultuous c) abide  d) taunt  e) NOTA
  12. ______ to toxic chemicals can damage your brain and body.  a) adjustment  b) boon  c) modifying  d) exposure  e) transition
  13. This week we will be working on ______ words and phrases such as “for example,” “secondly,” and “furthermore.”  a) adjustment  b) monitoring  c) modify  d) exposure  e) transition
  14. Parents should ______ what their kids are watching and what games they are playing.  a) adjustment  b) boon  c) modify  d) transition  e) monitor
  15. The bully ______ her about her clothes.  a) boon  b) stanch  c) tantalize  d) taunt  e) sham
    Husker Du Apostrophes.
  16. We have three ______ in our class.  a) Morris's  b) Morris'  c) Morrises  d) NOTA
  17. The ______ softball team is not allowed...    a) woman's   b) womans'  c) womens'  d) women's  e) NOTA
  18. ...in the _______ lounge.  a) teacher's  b) teachers'  c) teachers's  d) NOTA
  19. The first digital music players appeared in the ____. (90)   a) '90's  b) '90s  c) 90's  d) 90s  e) NOTA
  20. The _____ house has the best garden gnome. (Castillo)   a) Castillos   b) Castillo's  c) Castillos'  d) Castilloses'  e) NOTA
  21. We have three _____ in our class. (Alexis)   a) Alexis's  b) Alexises  c) Alexises'  d) NOTA
  22. _____ idea was it to invite him?  (Who)   a) Who's  b) Whose  c) NOTA
    TMA. Open book, chapters 1-3.
  23. Sleeping in the dung heap, Brat dreamed of "snug cottages, and warm bread, and mothers who hugged their babes."  a) True  b) False
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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) NOTA
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. This way Beetle learned that midwifery was more about ______ and _____, than about magic and potions.  a) strong hands and clean fingernails  b) hard work and good sense  c) slapping and shouting  d) herbs and tonics  e) NOTA
  33. What seems to be Beetle's main emotion so far?  a) anger  b) hatred  c) fear  d) joy  e) hope

Sentence Combining. Combine each group into one sentence. Proper punctuation counts. (2 points each.)
1a. The table is littered with garbage. 
1b. The garbage belongs to the "other guy."

2a. Dishes are stacked in a pile. 
2b. Cups are stacked in a pile. 
2c. Yogurt cartons are stacked in a pile. 
2d. The pile is disgusting.

3a. Off to one side is a hamburger. 
3b. The hamburger is half-eaten. 
3c. Flies swarm about there. 
3d. The flies are hungry.