Point of View, Motivation, Traits and Feelings

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Check the letter of the most correct answer.

1. What is the best meaning of the word "motive?"

E a way of working
F working without taking a break
C something that causes a person to act
H courageous


Read the following passage and answer the question.

Pretend you are at Wal Mart. As you are walking down the candy aisle, you notice a little boy crying and pulling on his mom's skirt as she pushes her cart towards the front of the store. The closer she gets to the front of the store, the louder the little boy screams. Lots of things could be wrong with the little boy, BUT we can probably conclude that he feels-

2. Choose the best answer.

F disappointed
G happy
H courageous
J nervous


Read the following passage and answer the question.

Pretend you are at the doctor's office to get a shot. There are many children of all ages waiting their turn to see the doctor. That same little boy you saw at Wal Mart is sitting on his mother's lap screaming his head off just like he did in the candy aisle. No matter what she does, he will not stop.

3. How do you think he feels?

A cautious
B angry
C scared
D proud

Read the following passage and answer the questions below.

Sandra was on the baseball team that was playing the first place team. Sandra was the best player on her team. Sandra invited her grandparents to watch her play, and today would be the first time they could come to her game. Sandra was having a good day. The first time at bat, she got a hit. The second time to bat, she smashed a double.

Sandra's grandparents got lost on the way to the baseball field. When they finally arrived, they had not seen her first two times at bat. They sat down It was Sandra's turn to bat. She took a little longer to step into the batter's box. She decided to concentrate really hard this time at bat.

She swung and fouled the first pitch. The next two pitches were inside the strike zone. The next pitch she missed. Sandra was shaking more than usual as she stepped out of the batter's box to try to calm down.

She stepped back into the batter's box and watched the pitcher. The pitcher wound up and threw the ball. It was right down the middle but a little low. Sandra swung and hit it well. She liked the sound the ball made as it hit the bat. She ran for first base as fast as she could, but by then she could see the crowd jumping up and down as the ball cleared the right field wall.

As Sandra rounded second base, she could see her grandparents clapping and smiling. This was a good day for everyone.


4. The passage suggests that one of Sandra's traits is that she is -

F courteous
G courageous
H athletic
J short


5. What was the pitcher's point of view about pitching to Sandra?

A She was not concerned.
B She wanted to strike out Sandra.
C She wanted Sandra's grandparents to be happy.
D She wanted to scare Sandra.


6. How did Sandra's grandparents probably feel after Sandra hit the home run?

F upset.
G proud
H curious
J nervous


Read the passage below, and answer the questions.

Paul was driving his wrecker down Elm Street when his police radio reported an accident on Main Street. Paul turned on his flashers and headed to the site of the wreck. His was the first wrecker to arrive, so he knew he would do the towing if needed. He saw both drivers talking to the policewoman, so he figured no one was seriously injured. He parked his wrecker and walked over to examine the cars which both needed to be towed. He was smiling.

7. What was probably Paul's point of view about the wreck?

A He thought the drivers would need to call a friend to drive them to work.
B He thought the drivers would get a traffic ticket.
C He thought the wreck would leave glass on the street.
D He thought the wreck was good because he would make money doing the towing.


8. What was probably the car driver's point of view about the wreck?

F They were happy that the wrecker driver would be able to tow their cars.
G They thought the wreck would inconvenience other drivers.
H They thought the wreck was bad because they would be without a car and their insurance cost would go up.
J They thought the policewoman should have called more wreckers.


9. Which of the following is MOST likely to be an inherited trait?

A being mean to animals
B being very tall
C being courteous
D not caring about school work


10. What is probably the main motive that teenagers have to get a job?

E to be with their friends
F to earn money
G so their parents will give them a cell phone
H so they won't have to do all their homework

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