TCAP Success Grade 7 ELA Chapter 3

TCAP Success Grade 7 ELA Chapter 3 Sample

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Excerpt from The Treason and Death of Benedict Arnold by John Jay Chapman

[Enter Treason.]

Leader of Men. [To Father Hudson.] Behold the unsleeping fiend that lives in him! His name is Treason.

Treason. Art thou there, Benedict?

Arnold. [Aside.] Why not? ‘Tis Fame,

Reward, wealth, power, revenge and simple justice All at a clap. They’ll make a Lord of me,— Pacificator of the Colonies,— Restorer of an erring people’s love To their forgiving Sovereign. At a clap! The key to all of this is in my hand,— West Point; and in my other hand, Sir Henry’s promises,—money in sums, To weigh the unweighed treasures I have sunk…

Treason. Art thou there, Benedict?

Arnold. [Still aside.] They took my all,

Engulfed my freely-given wealth, paid out For their salvation; now they count the cost, File my accounts and give me promises,— Hopes for next year. Twas not in coin like that I paid at Saratoga!

Treason. Benedict!

Arnold. Who art thou, spirit of the inner world? I cannot see thee.

Treason. And yet you called me.

Treason. Without me, Arnold, thou art not alone.

I am beside thee till thy dying breath: When Treason leaves, he hands thee unto Death.

Arnold. It is not treason to preserve one’s life.

Among wild beasts; nor treason to demand The reasonable payment of a debt; Nor treason for the savior of a land— Listen:—There was a stripling in the town Where I was born; and this rash vigorous boy Seized by the nose a bull, that in a fright Had rushed aboard a crowded ferry-boat, And held him through his plunges till he fell, Subdued by pain. The boy for no reward, But for the devil in him, did the thing. But had he been a man, and sought reward, Had he been banged about this rocking world As I have, holding terror by the horns, Could he not ask a pittance?—Leave me, friend. I am exhausted, taking all the brunt And getting kicks for pay. Nay, leave me, Sir, The argument is over. Let me rest.

1 pt
3a.

Read this excerpt from the passage.

Treason. Benedict!

Arnold. Who art thou, spirit of the inner world? I cannot see thee.

Treason. And yet you called me.

This part of the passage is an example of

1 pt
3b.

Which statement supports the answer to Part A?

"The Garden" by Sara Teasdale

My heart is a garden tired with autumn,

Heaped with bending asters and dahlias heavy and dark,

In the hazy sunshine, the garden remembers April,

The drench of rains and a snow-drop quick and clear as a spark;

Daffodils blowing in the cold wind of morning,

And golden tulips, goblets holding the rain –

The garden will be hushed with snow, forgotten soon, forgotten –

After the stillness, will spring come again?

1pt
4a.

This poem has which rhyme scheme?

1 pt
4b.

Which statement supports the answer to Part A?

MRS. FINE: I’m not suffering yet, but I will be. I catch a terrible cold every November. This is November, so I’m certain to catch a cold. I’m making an enormous pot of soup, so I can eat some now to prevent the brutal cold. If that fails, then I’ll eat the remainder to cure the cold.

(MRS. FINE stirs the soup, while MRS. CLARK observes over her shoulder.)

MRS. CLARK: I know what is necessary to prevent a cold, and, fortunately, I happen to have some in my grocery bag. I was returning from the market when I passed by your apartment. (She pulls onions from her bag and starts chopping them.) I’ll add these savory onions to your soup.

MRS. FINE: (wringing her hands) I think this is an unwise decision. This is my great-great-grandmother’s recipe, and she always said too many cooks spoil the soup.

MRS. CLARK: Nonsense! We’re not too many cooks! We’re two cooks, and two cooks are just right. (Another knock on the door.) Why don’t you get that? I’ll keep stirring the pot while you attend to your visitor.

(MRS. CLARK stirs the pot as MRS. FINE leaves and then returns to the kitchen with MR. THOMAS.)

1 pt
5.

What do dramas include that other forms of fiction do not?