TCAP Success Grade 5 ELA Chapter 2

TCAP Success Grade 5 ELA Chapter 2 Sample

Read the passages. Then, answer the questions that follow.

1 Bobby and I worked on a plan to build a toy robot for an hour. After looking at our notes and drawings, I told Bobby I wasn’t sure if the plan would work.

2 "If it doesn’t work, I have a whole bag of other tricks," he said.

3 "Bobby, since the project is due in two weeks, we need to have one plan that will work," I said.

4"Mike, stop worrying. We have plenty of time to come up with a new plan in case this one doesn’t work.

5 "No, Bobby, we came up with a good plan, so let’s make it work."

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1.

Which of the following best states the theme of this passage?

1 pt
2.

Read this sentence from the first paragraph.

"I have a whole bag of tricks," he said.

This sentence is an example of which type of figurative language?

Excerpt from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

1 "A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!" cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of Scrooge’s nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation he had of his approach.

2 "Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!"

3 He had so heated himself with rapid walking in the fog and frost, this nephew of Scrooge’s that he was all in a glow; his face was ruddy and handsome, his eyes sparkled, and his breath smoked again.

4 "Christmas a humbug, uncle!" said Scrooge’s nephew. "You don’t mean that, I am sure?"

5 "I do," said Scrooge. "Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You’re poor enough."

6 "Come, then," returned the nephew gaily. "What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be unhappy? You’re rich enough."

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3.

What tone of voice does Scrooge most likely use when repeating his nephew’s cry of "Merry Christmas"?

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4a.

What do the words "Bah!" and "Humbug!" reveal about Scrooge’s point of view about Christmas?

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4b.

How would this passage most likely change if it was written from Scrooge’s point of view?[blank]