1st Quarter 4th ELA TEST
  • 1. Which of the following sentences contains a punctuation error?
A) I heard a loud scream from the upstairs bedroom!
B) Keith and Damien do not want to ride the bus today.
C) May I borrow your book when you are finished?
D) Manuel and Roxanne like to eat healthy snacks
  • 2. Landon is not old enough for school. Landon knows how to read already. Which is the BEST way to combine these two sentences?
A) Landon is not old enough for school nor he knows how to read already.
B) Landon is not old enough for school and he knows how to read already.
C) Landon is not old enough for school, so he knows how to read already.
D) Landon is not old enough for school, but he knows how to read already.
  • 3. Let Us Talk About Lettuce There is more than one type of lettuce. Iceberg lettuce is very common. Butterhead lettuce has lots of vitamins. Romaine lettuce is nutritious, but it tastes like crud. If this is for a school report, which sentence might a teacher suggest a student to change?
A) Butterhead lettuce has lots of vitamins.
B) Iceberg lettuce is very common.
C) There is more than one type of lettuce.
D) Romaine lettuce is nutritious, but it tastes like crud.
  • 4. Devin was glad to present the award to his best teacher. In this sentence, the word present means:
A) to be at a certain place
B) to give
C) the current time
D) a gift
  • 5. which sentence is punctuated correctly?
A) Yes, he does add peanuts celery and tomatoes to his salads
B) Yes he does add peanuts, celery, and tomatoes to his salads.
C) Yes, he does add peanuts, celery, and tomatoes to his salads.
D) Yes he does add peanuts celery and tomatoes to his salads.
  • 6. Which sentence has correct capitalization?
A) Shandi is learning to speak russian from her Friend Anya.
B) Shandi is learning to speak russian from her frien anya.
C) Shandi is learning to Speak Russian from her friend Anya.
D) Shandi is learning to speak Russian from her friend Anya.
  • 7. Which of the following is the correct form of the verb? The squirrel _____ through the yard when it was caught.
A) was scurrying
B) scurries
C) is scurrying
D) will be scurrying
  • 8. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence: My mother said she would come back in an ________.
A) hower
B) hour
C) our
D) ower
  • 9. Fill in the blank with the correct verb. As part of his job duties, Frank_____ notes for his boss.
A) will takes
B) taken
C) takes
D) taking
  • 10. Through the telescope, Angie could see the stars outside her window. She loved looking at them when everyone else was sleeping. It was really peaceful and quiet. In the deep of night, Angie believed that she could almost touch the stars. Angie's favorite stars made up the Big Dipper it was made up of seven different stars. Which sentence is a run-on sentence?
A) Through the telescope, Angie could see the stars outside her window.
B) She loved looking at them when everyone else was sleeping.
C) In the deep of night, Angie believed that she could almost touch the stars.
D) Angie's favorite stars made up the Big Dipper it was made up of seven different stars.
  • 11. Select the correct word or group of words that belongs in the sentence below. Pete and Lee met the _____boxer in the world.
A) most great
B) greatest
C) more greatest
D) greater
  • 12. Before I left town, my best friend and I decided on a date to see each other again. What is the meaning of the word date in the sentence above?
A) a fruit from a palm tree
B) the period of time to which something belongs
C) how long something lasts
D) a meeting at a particular time
  • 13. Which of the following words is an adjective that could make a sentence more descriptive?
A) umbrella
B) puddle
C) rainy
D) day
  • 14. My grandfather's favorite chair is a soft armchair. It is so comfortable my grandfather falls asleep as soon as he sits down. Whenever he is not home I like to climb up in the chair to relax. He has caught me sleeping in it once or twice! In the passage above, the word comfortable means?
A) remove comfort
B) capable of comforting
C) someone who comforts
D) full of comfort
  • 15. Which sentence is written correctly?
A) The room when there is a large window seat is my favorite place for reading.
B) The room how there is a large window seat is my favorite place for reading.
C) The room where there is a large window seat is my favorite place for reading.
D) The room why there is a large window seat is my favorite place for reading.
  • 16. Which sentence has correct capitalization?
A) Kitty's Class is learning about The Revolutionary War.
B) Kitty's class is learning about the Revolutionary War.
C) Kitty's class is learning about the Revolutionary war.
D) Kitty's class is learning about the revolutionary war.
  • 17. Select the correct form of the adverb in the sentence below. While waiting for Mr. Jensen to start class, Lucy and I talked ______.
A) softly
B) softest
C) more soft
D) softer
  • 18. The classroom is freezing in the winter. The classroom is hot by late spring. Which sentence uses the best conjunction to combine these two sentences?
A) The classroom is freezing in the winter since it is hot by late spring.
B) The classroom is freezing in the winter and hot by late spring.
C) The classroom is freezing in the winter the classroom is hot by late spring.
D) The classroom is freezing in the winter so the classroom is hot by late spring.
  • 19. What is the complete subject of the following sentence? The girls went to the creek.
A) went to the creek
B) The girls
C) went
D) girls
  • 20. What is the complete predicate of the following sentence? Laura and Mary laughed that night at dinner.
A) that night at dinner.
B) laughed that night at dinner
C) laughed that night
D) Laura and Mary
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