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NWEA 8 Reading Practice

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  • 1. Multiple Choice
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    Read the paragraph.

    Some people don’t like to use computers. They think that it is too hard and they break down too often. Don’t they realize that computers save us time and effort? Surely, these anti-computer people are confused.

    What assumption is underlying this paragraph?

    Everyone should use and appreciate computers.

    Most computers don’t break down.

    People are breaking the computers.

    Computers can help educate students.

  • 2. Multiple Choice
    2 minutes
    1 pt

    Read the paragraph.

    Cells make up all living things. There are millions of different types of cells in the human body. Scientists believe that further study of the make-up of cells can lead to a cure for cancer. Scientists continue their research in laboratories everyday.

    Which sentence best describes an assumption in this paragraph?

    Cells make up all living things.

    Scientists believe that further study of the make-up of cells can lead to a cure for cancer.

    There are millions of different types of cells in the human body.

    Scientists continue their research in the laboratories everyday.

  • 3. Multiple Choice
    2 minutes
    1 pt

    Read the passage.

    “Best of all, perhaps, [Buck] loved to lie near the fire, hind legs crouched under him, forelegs stretched out front, head raised, and eyes blinking dreamily at the flames. Sometimes he thought of Judge Miller’s big house in the sun-kissed Santa Clara Valley, and of the cement swimming tank.” – from “Against Odds”

    Copyright Info: Not enough informationL Against Odds, page 392 (Phillips, Blackman, Felts).

    What is important to Buck?

    the family home

    safety

    food

    protecting himself

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