|10th Grade English Midterm Study Guide
I. Recognizing and Correcting Sentence Fragments
Choose the group of words that turns each sentence fragment into a complete sentence.
EX While we were walking near the lake.
A While we were walking near the lake the wild geese.
B While we were walking near the lake the wild geese watched us warily.
Choose the answer from the items below that tells what is needed to correct each fragment.
EX The boy by the fence…
C subject and verb
D (No error)
II. Recognizing and Correcting Run-on Sentences
Look for errors in the sentences. When you find errors, mark the letter of the line containing the error. If there is no error, fill in the last answer space.
A That was a beautiful
B painting by
C Vincent van Gogh
D (No error)
Each of the following groups of words tries to correct a run-on sentence. Choose the group of words that properly corrected each run-on sentence.
A The printer was not connected correctly to the computer would not print when I
I needed it to.
B The printer was not connected to the computer, and would not print when I
needed it to.
C The printer was not connected to the computer and would not print when I
needed it to print the documents that I had saved in the program.
III Identifying Simple Subjects and Predicates.
Choose the answer that identifies the boldfaced word or words in each sentence.
EX The students left school early during PSSA testing week.
A simple subject
B simple predicate
IV Identifying Complete Subjects and Predicates
Choose the answer that correctly identifies the boldfaced word or words in each sentence. (3 points each)
EX The beautiful red vase contained an assortment of flowers.
A complete subject
B complete predicate
V Identifying Kinds of Clauses
Choose the answer that correctly identifies the boldfaced clause in each sentence (3 points each)
EX Since Justin bought a set of pencils and a drawing pad, he is always drawing.
A independent clause
B subordinate clause
VI Identifying Active and Passive Voice
In each sentence, decide whether the verb is in the Active (subject as performer) or the Passive (subject not the performer) voice.
1. Hawaiians have used surfboards for more than 100 years.
2. The generators are powered by the waterfall.
VII Literary Terms: Know the definition of each term below from class worksheets and notes.
Didactic Form Style Symbolic Meaning Voice
Extended Metaphor Content Tone Diction Ambiguous
I Literary Periods: Know and be able to identify the characteristic(s) that apply to each literary period listed below
Realism Romanticism Modernism
II Poem Analysis/Comprehension: For each question you will pick and choose the best possible answer from the selection given. Questions refer to application of literary elements and analysis of poems discussed in class, along with historical perspective. Poem will be attached to the test to help you better answer the questions.
In Robert Frost's " Mending Wall" which literary element is used in the following line:
"Like an old stone savaged armed..."
a. pun c. personification
b. simile d. consonance
Poems on test: "Mending Wall", "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "The Red
Wheelbarrow," "Mother to Son"
III Author Biography Section: Questions from this section were created from the biographies of the authors handed out in class..