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11+ Practice Paper in the style of GL English

In this practice assessment, students will complete an 11+ practice paper in the style of GL English under timed conditions.

'11+ Practice Paper in the style of GL English' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   11+ Sample Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   11+ English Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice 11+ English paper in the style of a GL assessment.

 

This is a multiple-choice assessment.

In the 11+, you may complete your answers on a separate piece of paper or on a computer.

At EdPlace, you will select the correct answer from five options on the computer (a,b,c,d,e).

 

This paper includes a variety of types of English questions.

At the start of each question, there will be a set of instructions which you will need to apply until further instruction. 

 

You should work as quickly as possible through the questions.

The timer is set for 50 minutes for this practice paper, although you can keep working after the timer has run out.

This means that you should aim for no more than 1 minute per question and hopefully, as you become more confident, less than 1 minute.

You may find some of the questions difficult.

If you are struggling to answer a question do not waste time on it, but move onto the next question.

 

Disclaimer:

We have no affiliation to GL Assessments and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace 11+ authors.

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COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

In line 1, the author uses the word 'great'. Which of these words best describes the meaning of 'great' in this context?

a) Ancient

b) Super

c) Enormous

d) Annoying

e) Persuasive

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why did Uncle Henry, Aunt Em and Dorothy live in a small house?

a) because they thought it was cosy this way

b) because they didn't have much money

c) because their big house burned down in a fire

d) because the stone building materials were hard to come by

e) because it was hard to transport wood to where they lived

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Aside from 'three of four chairs', how many other pieces of furniture are there in the room of their house?

a) 3

b) 4

c) 2

d) 5

e) 8

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Which room of the house can be accessed by a 'trap door in the middle of floor'?

a) The lounge

b) The cyclone cellar

c) The garret

d) The kitchen

e) The cellar

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

What is the purpose of this room?

a) To relax and unwind

b) To send Dorothy when she is naughty

c) To take refuge when there is bad weather

d) To do the laundry

e) To store Uncle Henry's tools

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Find the word 'mighty' on line 11. Which word class is 'mighty' here?

a) Adjective

b) Adverb

c) Preposition

d) Noun

e) Pronoun

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

What does Dorothy see as she is 'stood in the doorway'?

a) Nothing

b) Darkness

c) Grey skies

d) The prairie

e) A storm

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Who or what lives out in the prairie?

a) Nothing

b) A few trees

c) A few people in their houses

d) Lots of birds

e) Dorothy's mother

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why was the grass not green?

a) Because the soil was poisoned

b) Because Dorothy didn't live on Earth

c) Because it had been burnt by the sun

d) Because there was ash in the air

e) It wasn't - Dorothy was just colourblind

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why do you think the author repeatedly describes the setting as grey?

a) To present the place as a depressing place to live

b) To show how things looked in the past

c) To show how dirty the place is

d) To create a scary atmosphere

e) To build tension

 

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Which language technique is used in the phrase 'great grey prairie'?

 

a) Onomatopoeia

b) Personification

c) Alliteration

d) Repetition

e) Simile

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Which of these words do you think best describes Dorothy's life in Kansas?

a) Lively

b) Isolated

c) Chaotic

d) Interesting

e) Luxurious

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The words 'young' and 'pretty' in line 22 are adjectives. Which of the words below is also an adjective?

a) Holiday

b) Upon

c) Friendship

d) Maliciously

e) Golden

 

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

There is another example of the same language technique in the first paragraph. In which line does it occur?

 

a) 1

b) 10

c) 3

d) 8

e) 11

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which language feature is used in line 43?

a) Personification

b) Onomatopoeia

c) Rhyme

d) Hyperbole

e) Simile

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Who is the only character able to make Dorothy laugh?

a) Toto

b) Aunt Em

c) Uncle Henry

d) Herself

e) Her imaginary friend

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which of these words best describes the atmosphere of this text?

 

a) Sinister

b) Vivacious

c) Bleak

d) Erratic

e) Ornate

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why is Aunt Em 'so startled by the child's laughter'?

a) Because Aunt Em is a nervous woman

b) Because she is worried Dorothy will annoy the neighbours

c) Because it is such a contrast to the quiet of the prairie

d) Because she is amazed that Dorothy can be happy in such a horrible place

e) Because she is deaf

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which of these quotations shows how living in the prairie has changed Aunt Em?

 

a) 'she was a young, pretty wife'

b) 'they had taken the sparkle from her eyes'

c) 'she was thin and gaunt'

d) 'she would scream'

e) 'Aunt Em was washing the dishes'

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The sentence on lines 35-36 that starts 'Toto was not grey...' uses a semi-colon (;). Which of the sentences below uses a semi-colon correctly?

a) I grow tomatoes; in my garden.

b) In the summer; people often go to the beach.

c) My brother; who is three years older; is a doctor.

d) Cats are friendly; they can be wonderful companions for the elderly.

e) My mum's recipe for fajitas is award-winning;

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

On line 25, the author describes Aunt Em as 'gaunt'. Which of the words below is a synonym for 'gaunt'?

a) Veracious

b) Engorged

c) Emaciated

d) Ubiquitous

e) Lithe

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which senses are used in the last paragraph?

a) See

b) Hear

c) Taste

d) Touch

e) Smell

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why do you think the author chooses for the characters to hear the storm coming before they see it?

a) To build tension

b) To create a cliffhanger

c) To avoid using too many words

d) To tell us more about Uncle Henry

e) Because there isn't actually a storm coming

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The author describes Uncle Henry as someone who 'rarely spoke'. Which of the words below has a similar meaning?

a) Arrogant

b) Outgoing

c) Apathetic

d) Reserved

e) Spontaneous

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Read the sentence on line 42. Which of the words below is a proper noun?

a) Em

b) Was

c) Washing

d) The

e) Dishes

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Read the sentence on line 32 that begins 'He was grey also...'. How many adjectives are there in this sentence?

 

a) 0

b) 1

c) 3

d) 5

e) 4

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why might Dorothy's friendship with Toto make the reader sympathise with her?

a) Because she has no parents

b) Because she clearly has no human friends

c) Because she isn't allowed to have any friends

d) Because she doesn't go to school

e) It doesn't make the reader sympathise with her

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
When making biscuits it is most important that your batch are all the same size and shape.

 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
The best way to ensure this is to use either a plastic or metal cookie-cutter.

 

 

 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
A standard biscuit recipe requires butter flour sugar egg and vanilla essence.

 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Biscuits are ideal for large groups because it is easy to double the recipe

 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Shortbread is a type of biscuit originating from Scotland, uses a recipe that contains a high proportion of butter.

 

A

B

C

D

E

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
This means that these biscuits have a thick structure hold their structure well and have a golden colour.

 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Biscuits are often baked during religious festivals like Christmas and passover).

 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Many famous bakers often use a family members recipe that  is handed down over time.

 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon during the Elizabethan pereod.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
His father was employeed as a glove-maker and his mother grew up on a farm.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
He gained an education at the  local grammer school.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
This prestigious education ment that he studied classical authors and learnt Latin.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and they remaned together until Shakespeare's death.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
Shakespeare wrote many plays  which were performed in the Globe Theater in London.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
He was renowned for his   use of special affects.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
Shakespeare died in 1616 and the circumstances of his demise are unknown.

 

A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Three types of snake ( ____ ) Britain.

a) Inhabit

b) Invent

c) Invade

d) Inhibit

e) Invert

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The adder and the grass snake are relatively well-known and are ( ____ ) found in the countryside.

a) Rarely

b) Quietly

c) Commonly

d) Rare

e) Common

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The adder and the smooth snake are both ( ____ ) which means they can be dangerous.

a) Chatty

b) Medicinal

c) Holistic

d) Venomous

e) Gaseous

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Even for an experienced naturalist, it can prove quite a ( ____ ) to spot a snake in the wild.

a) Breeze

b) Challenge

c) Labour

d) Blockage

e) Distance

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Often, snakes live in dry places such as moors or ( ____ ).

a) Lakes

b) Cities

c) Marshes

d) Sand-dunes

e) Bogs

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Many people often ( ____ ) the slow worm for a snake.

a) Tranfser

b) Replace

c) Pretend

d) Mistake

e) Error

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Both reptiles have no legs but a slow worm is actually a ( ____ ) of lizard.

a) Gene

b) Species

c) Specimen

d) Example

e) Range

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

In the height of summer, grass snakes can be occasionally ( ____ ) gliding across canal waters.

a) Remembered

b) Manpiulated

c) Enacted

d) Observed

e) Differentiated

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Birds are the main ( ____ ) of these animals so they they tend to avoid wide open spaces.

a) Predators

b) Prey

c) Allies

d) Defenders

e) Friends

  • Question 1

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

In line 1, the author uses the word 'great'. Which of these words best describes the meaning of 'great' in this context?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Enormous
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. In this context, the word 'great' is referring to the size of the plains and describes how big they are.
  • Question 2

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why did Uncle Henry, Aunt Em and Dorothy live in a small house?

CORRECT ANSWER
e) because it was hard to transport wood to where they lived
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. Uncle Henry, Aunt Em and Dorothy lived in a small wooden house because it was difficult to transport the wood ('lumber') to where they lived .
  • Question 3

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Aside from 'three of four chairs', how many other pieces of furniture are there in the room of their house?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) 5
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. There are five piece of furniture in the room other than the chairs. These are a cooking stove, a cupboard for dishes, a table, and TWO beds (one for Uncle Henry/Aunt Em and the other for Dorothy).
  • Question 4

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Which room of the house can be accessed by a 'trap door in the middle of floor'?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) The cyclone cellar
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. The 'cyclone cellar' is accessed using the 'trap door in the middle of the floor'.
  • Question 5

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

What is the purpose of this room?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) To take refuge when there is bad weather
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The family would go down there when 'great whirlwinds arose' (hurricanes came).
  • Question 6

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Find the word 'mighty' on line 11. Which word class is 'mighty' here?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Adjective
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The word 'mighty' is an adjective because it describes the 'whirlwinds' (a noun).
  • Question 7

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

What does Dorothy see as she is 'stood in the doorway'?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) The prairie
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. As she looks around, Dorothy can see 'the great grey prairie on every side'.
  • Question 8

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Who or what lives out in the prairie?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Nothing
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The text says: 'Not a tree nor a house broke the broad sweep of flat country'. This means that nothing lives on the prairie.
  • Question 9

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why was the grass not green?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Because the soil was poisoned
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Like everything else on the prairie, the grass had been turned grey by the sun.
  • Question 10

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why do you think the author repeatedly describes the setting as grey?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) To present the place as a depressing place to live
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The author presents the landscape as depressing.
  • Question 11

 

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Which language technique is used in the phrase 'great grey prairie'?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Alliteration
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The author uses alliteration in this phrase (in the words 'great grey').
  • Question 12

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Which of these words do you think best describes Dorothy's life in Kansas?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Isolated
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. Given that there is nothing around her, the word 'isolated' (a synonym for 'lonely) best describes her life in Kansas.
  • Question 13

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The words 'young' and 'pretty' in line 22 are adjectives. Which of the words below is also an adjective?

CORRECT ANSWER
e) Golden
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. The word 'golden' is an adjective.
  • Question 14

 

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

There is another example of the same language technique in the first paragraph. In which line does it occur?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
d) 8
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. Another example of alliteration occurs in line 8 ('big bed').
  • Question 15

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which language feature is used in line 43?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Personification
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The phrase 'a low wail of wind' is an example of personification.
  • Question 16

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Who is the only character able to make Dorothy laugh?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Toto
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. Toto is able to cheer her up. The author tells us this on line 34.
  • Question 17

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which of these words best describes the atmosphere of this text?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Bleak
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The descriptions of the grey place and greyer people creates a bleak atmosphere. This means it miserable and empty.
  • Question 18

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why is Aunt Em 'so startled by the child's laughter'?

CORRECT ANSWER
e) Because she is deaf
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. Aunt Em is startled that the prairie has not turned Dorothy grey like it has done to her and Uncle Henry.
  • Question 19

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which of these quotations shows how living in the prairie has changed Aunt Em?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
b) 'they had taken the sparkle from her eyes'
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. All of these quotations are about Aunt Em and describe how she used to be or is now. Quotation b is only one that mentions the prairie when it says that 'they had taken the sparkle from her eyes'. In this quotation, 'they' refers to the sun and the wind on the prairie.
  • Question 20

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The sentence on lines 35-36 that starts 'Toto was not grey...' uses a semi-colon (;). Which of the sentences below uses a semi-colon correctly?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Cats are friendly; they can be wonderful companions for the elderly.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. A semi-colon joins two pieces of information that each make sense on their own.
  • Question 21

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

On line 25, the author describes Aunt Em as 'gaunt'. Which of the words below is a synonym for 'gaunt'?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Emaciated
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Both 'gaunt' and 'emaciated' mean that someone is thin and underfed (or look as if they are).
  • Question 22

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Which senses are used in the last paragraph?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) See
b) Hear
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a and b. The descriptions in the last paragraph relate to what the characters can see (e.g. 'Dorothy could see where the long grass bowed') and the noises made by the storm (e.g. 'there came a sharp whistling from the air').
  • Question 23

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why do you think the author chooses for the characters to hear the storm coming before they see it?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) To build tension
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The author describes the sounds of the storm before it arrives to build tension as, at this point, we (the characters and readers) do not know how bad it will be or how much damage it will cause. We may even worry that someone might get hurt.
  • Question 24

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The author describes Uncle Henry as someone who 'rarely spoke'. Which of the words below has a similar meaning?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Reserved
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. If someone is 'reserved' it means that they choose to speak only when necessary, have a lot of self-control and rarely show their feelings/emotions.
  • Question 25

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Read the sentence on line 42. Which of the words below is a proper noun?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Em
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The word 'Em' is an example of a proper noun because it is someone's name. We can usually tell proper nouns because they are always capitalised.
  • Question 26

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Read the sentence on line 32 that begins 'He was grey also...'. How many adjectives are there in this sentence?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
d) 5
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. There are five adjectives in this sentence. These are: grey, long, rough, stern and solemn.
  • Question 27

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why might Dorothy's friendship with Toto make the reader sympathise with her?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Because she clearly has no human friends
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. If Toto is the Dorothy's only friend then it is clear that she doesn't have any human friends which might make a reader sympathise with her as she is probably lonely.
  • Question 28

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
When making biscuits it is most important that your batch are all the same size and shape.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. A comma is needed after the word 'biscuits'.
  • Question 29

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
The best way to ensure this is to use either a plastic or metal cookie-cutter.

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
No punctuation errors
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. There are no punctuation errors in this sentence.
  • Question 30

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
A standard biscuit recipe requires butter flour sugar egg and vanilla essence.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are c and d. There are commas missing in both sections. The end of the sentence should read '...butter, flour, sugar, egg and vanilla essence'.
  • Question 31

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Biscuits are ideal for large groups because it is easy to double the recipe

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are d. There is a full stop missing from the end of this sentence.
  • Question 32

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Shortbread is a type of biscuit originating from Scotland, uses a recipe that contains a high proportion of butter.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers is a. There is a comma missing after the word 'Shortbread'. This comma is one half of a pair of commas that form an embedded clause.
  • Question 33

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
This means that these biscuits have a thick structure hold their structure well and have a golden colour.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
B
C
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are b and c. Both sections need a comma as (along with D) they form a three-part list.
  • Question 34

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Biscuits are often baked during religious festivals like Christmas and passover).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is d. Although the final section doesn't necessarily have to go in brackets, we can tell there is an opening bracket missing because of the closing bracket at the end of the sentence. .
  • Question 35

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

A B C D
Many famous bakers often use a family members recipe that  is handed down over time.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is c. The word 'members' needs and apostrophe (member's) because it refers to recipes that belong to the family members.
  • Question 36

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon during the Elizabethan pereod.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is d. The correct spelling of 'pereod' is period.
  • Question 37

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
His father was employeed as a glove-maker and his mother grew up on a farm.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is a. The correct spelling of 'employeed' is employed.
  • Question 38

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
He gained an education at the  local grammer school.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is d. The correct spelling of 'grammer' is grammar.
  • Question 39

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
This prestigious education ment that he studied classical authors and learnt Latin.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is b. The correct spelling of 'ment' is meant.
  • Question 40

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and they remaned together until Shakespeare's death.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is c. The correct spelling of 'remaned' is remained.
  • Question 41

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
Shakespeare wrote many plays  which were performed in the Globe Theater in London.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is d. The correct spelling of 'Theater' is Theatre. The word 'theater' is the American spelling.
  • Question 42

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
He was renowned for his   use of special affects.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is d. The correct spelling of 'affects' here is 'effect'. When it is a verb, we use 'affect', and when it is a noun, we use 'effect'.
  • Question 43

SPELLING

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

A B C D
Shakespeare died in 1616 and the circumstances of his demise are unknown.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
No spelling errors
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is e. There are no spelling errors in this sentence.
  • Question 44

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Three types of snake ( ____ ) Britain.

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Inhabit
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The word 'inhabit' makes the most grammatical sense in this context. It means that they live in Britain.
  • Question 45

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The adder and the grass snake are relatively well-known and are ( ____ ) found in the countryside.

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Commonly
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The word 'commonly' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
  • Question 46

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The adder and the smooth snake are both ( ____ ) which means they can be dangerous.

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Venomous
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The word 'venomous' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
  • Question 47

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Even for an experienced naturalist, it can prove quite a ( ____ ) to spot a snake in the wild.

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Challenge
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. The word 'challenge' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
  • Question 48

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Often, snakes live in dry places such as moors or ( ____ ).

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Sand-dunes
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The word 'sand-dunes' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
  • Question 49

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Many people often ( ____ ) the slow worm for a snake.

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Mistake
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The word 'mistake' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
  • Question 50

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Both reptiles have no legs but a slow worm is actually a ( ____ ) of lizard.

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Species
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. The word 'species' makes the most grammatical sense in this context. The word 'example' could work with the meaning of this sentence however the word 'a' would need to be 'an' for this to be the correct answer.
  • Question 51

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

In the height of summer, grass snakes can be occasionally ( ____ ) gliding across canal waters.

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Observed
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The word 'observed' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
  • Question 52

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Birds are the main ( ____ ) of these animals so they they tend to avoid wide open spaces.

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Predators
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The word 'predators' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
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