Mct2 Practice Tests

Read the following passage “The Spunky Yorkie.” Then answer questions 1–7 based upon

the passage. You may write in your test booklet, but you must mark your answers on your

answer document.

The Spunky Yorkie

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When does a Toy play with a toy? This might be a strange question because most people

think of a toy as a plaything, usually made of plastic or even metal. Well, another type of Toy is

a group of dogs that are small in size! One such Toy breed is the Yorkshire Terrier.

A Yorkshire Terrier is also called a Yorkie. Anyone who has ever met a Yorkie has seen

one of the cutest dogs around! These dogs have clear, black eyes and long, flowing hair.

They are usually very small. They weigh anywhere from three to eight pounds. Many Yorkies

wear bows on the top of their heads. Bows add to the dog’s cuteness and also help to keep

the dog’s hair out of its face and eyes.

Most Yorkies are born with smooth black coats with tan markings around the face and

sometimes on the legs. As the dogs grow, the hair around the head and face will often remain

tan, while the hair on the back becomes steely blue. Some Yorkies will remain black as they

grow older, and some will become very light and silver. A person who chooses a Yorkie puppy

to raise will not be able to guess what color the dog will become as an adult.

Yorkshire Terriers are named for Yorkshire County in England, where this breed of dogs

first appeared. About two hundred years ago, people who lived on farms or worked in factories

had problems with rats and other rodents. Yorkies were used to catch these small animals

because these fast terriers are strong hunters and good diggers. Today’s Yorkies still have the

need to dig. Many owners will say that before going to sleep at night, the family’s pet Yorkie

will look as if it is digging into its dog bed to create a soft place to sleep! This digging also

helps the dog to relax and to use up some energy before nighttime.

Most Yorkies have lots of energy. These playful, spunky dogs enjoy taking long walks or

playing games. As a game, an owner might place a delicious dog treat inside a hollow toy.

Trying to find a way to get the treat will keep a Yorkie busy for an hour or two. Another game a

Yorkie likes to play is chasing after stuffed animals or small, bouncy balls. When a happy

Yorkie plays these games, a Toy is playing with a toy!

Fast Yorkie Facts

Country Where Breed Began: England

Average Weight: 4–6 pounds

Average Height: 6–7 inches

Average Length of Life: 12–15 years

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The passage “The Spunky Yorkie”

comes from a book about Yorkies.

Read the following index from the

book.

Index

bathing a pet, 14, 16-17

combing, (see grooming)

feeding, 7, 10-12

grooming, 13-19

training a pet, 24

Based upon the information in the

index, on which page or pages can

the reader find more information

about combing a Yorkie’s coat?

A. On pages 10-12

B. On pages 13-19

C. On page 14

D. On page 24

A reader wants to know about other Toy

breeds.

Which part of a book will give page

numbers for the new information?

F. Index

G. Glossary

H. Title page

J. Front cover

Which sentence from the passage

is an opinion?

A. Today’s Yorkies still have the need to

dig.

B. A Yorkshire Terrier is also called a

Yorkie.

C. When a happy Yorkie plays these

games, a Toy is playing with a

toy!

D. Anyone who has ever met a Yorkie

has seen one of the cutest dogs

around!

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5. 7.

Based upon the information in the

passage, what conclusion can the

reader make about the author?

F. The author likes Yorkies better than

other dogs.

G. The author believes Yorkies make

good pets.

H. The author thinks Yorkies are

smart.

J. The author owns pet Yorkies.

Which of the following choices shows

a compound word from “The Spunky

Yorkie” that has been correctly broken

down into two words?

A. re + main

B. dig + gers

C. cute + ness

D. play + thing

Read the information in the “Fast

Yorkie Facts” box found at the end of

the passage.

What information is included in the

box?

F. Facts about England

G. How fast a Yorkie runs

H. How quickly a Yorkie grows

J. Facts about the size of a Yorkie

What information about the Yorkshire

Terrier is found in both the text in the

passage and the box at the end of the

passage?

A. The Yorkshire Terrier’s weight

B. How tall a Yorkshire Terrier grows

C. How long a Yorkshire Terrier lives

D. The color of a Yorkshire Terrier’s

coat

Read the following poem “On Green Street.” Then answer questions 8–12 based upon

the poem. You may write in your test booklet, but you must mark your answers on your

answer document.

On Green Street

Everything is green on Green Street;

The world is exploding with spring!

The green in the grass and the green in the trees

Almost make me want to sing.

Only a few days and weeks ago

Green Street was silent and still.

Snow covered the ground and tall trees,

And the air was filled with a chill.

Then, like a man waking from a long, sound sleep,

Green Street suddenly came alive.

Grass and leaves seemed to pop out of nowhere,

And wonderful green things began to arrive.

Everything is green on Green Street;

The sun beams warmth and bright light.

The trees raise their huge leafy arms to the sky,

And the whole world is a beautiful green sight.

Bright-colored tulips sway in the breeze.

Over the fence, neighbors have stories to tell.

Green Street is noisy and bursting with life;

Spring melodies are beginning to swell.

Everyone’s joining the Green Street parade.

Folks are marching in step to the beat.

The air is alive with sounds of laughter and song;

Everything is so green on Green Street!

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9.

In which lines does the poet use a

simile to show that spring is coming on

Green Street?

F. Lines 1 and 2

G. Lines 9 and 10

H. Lines 13 and 14

J. Lines 20 and 21

Read line 15 in the box below from “On

Green Street.”

Why does the poet use personification

in line 15?

A. To show that the tree has green

leaves but that a person does not

have colorful arms

B. To show that the tree’s branches

make the reader think of a person

with lifted arms

C. To show that the tree’s branches are

big enough to hold a person

D. To show that the tree is taller than a

person usually is

A student wrote the following summary

of “On Green Street.”

Why is the student’s summary

incomplete?

F. It does not tell about the man

who is waking up.

G. It does not tell about the kinds of

flowers and trees described.

H. It does not tell about the

difference in winter and spring on

Green Street.

J. It does not tell about the parade

on Green Street with all the noise and

all the people.

11. 12. Below, read lines 21–24 from the

poem.

Which statement is a correct

conclusion about why describing a

parade helps to show the people’s

excitement about the coming of

spring?

Like a baby deer taking its first

steady steps,

Spring is finding its feet on Green

Street.

A. The reader can picture the

marching people dressed in

green.

B. The people are all out on the

street just like at a parade.

C. The reader can hear the beat of

the drums in a parade.

D. The people are laughing and

singing in a parade.

Everyone’s joining the Green

Street parade.

Folks are marching in step to the

beat.

The air is alive with sounds of

laughter and song;

Everything is so green on Green

Street!

Read the lines below.

If these lines were added to the

poem “On Green Street,” what

would the simile mean?