Junior English Study Guide

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1. What is the main idea of this passage?
A. Studying history helps us to live in today’s world.
B. Studying history is not just memorization.
C. The role of education is to help students deal with real life. D. Students should study both national and international history. 2. In the first paragraph, inferences means
A. graphs C. conclusions
B. articles D. circumferences
3. Which method of teaching history would the author of this passage support? A. Applying historical events to modern society
B. Using flash cards to remember specific facts.
C. Weekly quizzes on dates and events.
D. Student competitions for most books memorized.
Answers: (1.) A (2.) C (3.) A

Sentence Structure & Grammar (20 minutes, 30 questions): Sample Questions Part 1: In this section, each question contains 4 sentences. Choose the one that is best. Example:
A. One of the musicians who is Eric has been looking for a practice room. B. Eric, one of the musicians, are looking for a practice room. C. Eric who is one of the musicians who are looking for a practice room. D. Eric, one of the musicians, is looking for a practice room. Answer: “D” is the only choice that makes sense and is grammatically correct. Part 2: In this section, you are given a sentence which has words left out. Fill in the blank space and complete the sentence by choosing the correct answer from the choices given. Example: The workers left early and _____________ home.

A) gone B) went C) have dinner D) drives
Answer: “B” is the only answer that makes sense and is grammatically correct. Part 3: In this section, you are first given two sentences. Then you are given four choices of how these two sentences can be combined. Choose the best answer.

Example: The traffic was heavy. I was late to work.
A. I was late to work because the traffic was heavy.
B. I was late to work, so the traffic was heavy.
C. The traffic was heavy, I was late to work.
D. The traffic was heavy: and...
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