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1 A Quick-Study Program TEST Book 7 READY OMNI READING SUPPORTS a thematic approach to reading, writing, and language arts UTILIZES performance-based strategies PROVIDES practice with a variety of reading genres EQUIPS students with essential test-taking skills REPLICATES real-life reading, writing, and language-arts experiences Name: CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES, Inc.

2 F OR THE STUDENT TEST READY OMNI Reading is a review program that provides practice in test-taking skills in reading, writing, and language arts. The program can be completed in ten days. Your teacher will provide you with directions for doing the lessons and recording the answers. Your teacher will also tell you when to begin work on each lesson part and when to stop. It is important that you read and follow all directions. When the directions tell you to STOP, go no further. Wait for your teacher to tell you what to do. While you work on the TEST READY OMNI Reading lessons, use the Testing Tips below. Read these helpful tips carefully. They can make you a better test taker. After the Pretest, Lessons 1 through 6, and the Practice Test, correct and discuss your responses with your teacher. Then record your results on the Student Performance Chart on the inside back cover of this book. Your teacher will show you how to determine percentages if you need help. You will not record results for Number 16 in Lessons 1, 2, 4, and 5, and Number 21 in Lessons 3 and 6, the Pretest, and the Practice Test. Your teacher will record the results on your Answer Form and on the Teacher Assessment Chart on the inside back cover of this book. Testing Tips for Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Read each question carefully before you try to answer it. Be sure you know what the question is asking you to do. Cross out any answer choices that are not reasonable. Then make your choice from the remaining choices. Read the question again. Make sure your answer makes sense. Testing Tips for All Other Questions Read each question carefully before you try to answer it. Be sure you know what the question is asking you to do. Read the question again. Make sure your answer makes sense. Write your answer clearly. Be sure your teacher will be able to read your work. Proofread your work. Make any necessary corrections. This TEST READY OMNI Reading book was prepared for students by Deborah Adcock. Christopher Forest and Courtney Bolser are contributing authors. Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf. Cover by Pat Lucas. 1

3 L ESSON 15 PART ONE Reading Directions: Here is an ad from a weekly newspaper. Read the ad. Then do Numbers 1 through 13. Here Ye! Here Ye! Come One, Come All to King Edward s Faire! Have you ever wondered what life was like during the days of brave knights and damsels in distress? What would it be like to meet a court jester, a courtesan, or a lord roaming the land? Wonder no more! Travel back to life in the Middle Ages at King Edward s Faire, where wandering minstrels, joke-telling jesters, and master puppeteers await you. Mingle with kings and queens, lords and ladies, and peasants and farmers. Hourly jousting competitions, human chess matches, and archery tournaments highlight the day. But that s not all! Tour our replica of an English castle, complete with armory, moat, and working drawbridge. Dine at one of our three restaurants dedicated to medieval cuisine. Not enough, you say? Well, then, you ll probably jump at the opportunity to rent one of our costumes and become part of the medieval majesty. King Edward s Faire is the largest medieval festival in the United States. From May 15 to November 15, you can visit our living-history museum each day, including holidays, 9:00 A.M. to 10 P.M. Follow our signs at Exit 8, off Route 97. You ll get a royal welcome at King Edward s Faire! If you arrive before 10:00 A.M., King Edward himself will meet you at the entrance. 1. The purpose of the last paragraph of the ad is to A explain how visitors can take part in the activities at King Edward s Faire B describe what visitors will see at King Edward s Faire C convince readers to visit King Edward s Faire D provide readers with details to help them plan a trip to King Edward s Faire 2. If the owners of King Edward s Faire add a new feature, they will most likely add A a working plantation B a horse ranch C a peasant village D a prehistoric hut Go on to next page 20 Do not reproduce.

4 PART TWO Comprehension Language Arts 3. What will happen if you arrive before 10:00 A.M.? A You will receive free admission. B King Edward will meet you at the entrance. C You will put on a costume and join the medieval majesty. D King Edward will give you a tour of the grounds. 4. You could attend King Edward s Faire on all of these dates except A October 8 B July 5 C September 15 D December 3 5. In the ad, cuisine refers to A attractions C food B restaurants D diets 6. Which of these is a fact in the ad? A B C D King Edward s Faire is located off Route 97. King Edward s Faire opens in April. King Edward s Faire shows what life was like in the 1800s. King Edward s Faire offers weekly archery tournaments. 7. In the ad, the phrase jump at the opportunity means A anxiously anticipate the opportunity B quickly decline the opportunity C eagerly accept the opportunity D probably consider the opportunity 8. If you wanted to search the Internet for more information about medieval times, which of these topics would be most helpful? A King Edward C castles B Middle Ages D knights 9. The ad is meant to appeal to a desire to A be part of a group B step back in time C dress up in costumes D meet a court jester 10. The author assumes that the reader already knows A how to joust B who King Richard was C where King Richard s Faire is located D what kind of people lived during medieval times 11. All of these can be seen at King Richard s Faire except A puppeteers B magicians C human chess matches D jousting competitions 12. The best way to learn about the era described in the ad would be to A ask a king B read a book about archery C look in an encyclopedia under King Richard D read a book about the middle ages Go on to next page Do not reproduce. 21

5 13. The web tells about some of the ideas discussed in the article. Medieval Castle drawbridge moat Which of these belongs in the empty space? A jester B armory C minstrel D peasant Directions: For Number 14, find the sentence that best completes the paragraph. 14. During the Middle Ages, about nine tenths of the people were peasants. Most peasants were farmers or laborers.. A lord lived in a castle, and all peasants worked to support their lord. Peasants had to devote about half their time to working the lord s fields, repairing his buildings, and waiting upon his household. Besides labor, peasants had to pay taxes to their lord in the form of money or produce. A B C D During times of war, lords often burned one another s fields and harvests. Some peasants had to pay a fixed price to rent the land on which they lived. Peasants were under the rule of a lord, a man who had great authority. Peasants who were bound only to their lord were called villeins. Directions: For Number 15, find the best topic sentence for the paragraph Each family lived in a dark hut made of wood or wicker. Roofs were made of straw or a similar material. Layers of straw or reeds covered the floor. Pigs, chickens, and other animals lived inside the house with the family. A cooking fire burned day and night. The only furniture was a table made of planks, a few stools, and probably a loom for women to make their own cloth. Every hut had a small vegetable patch. A B C D A peasant village consisted of about ten to sixty families. Peasant families experienced many famines and plagues during the Middle Ages. Because of many holidays, peasants labored only about 260 days each year. Many farmers had their crops destroyed by frosts, floods, or droughts. STOP 22 Do not reproduce.

6 PART THREE Write About It 16. Interpreting Figurative Language Think about the ad you read for King Edward s Faire. The ad states, You ll get a royal welcome at King Edward s Faire! On the lines below, explain the meaning of the phrase a royal welcome. Then tell why this phrase was probably used in the ad. Be sure to use capital letters and the correct punctuation. Proofread your work. Check for correct spelling. a royal welcome Do not reproduce. 23 STOP

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