MAP 7th Grade Language Arts : Revise

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Example Question #1 : Revise

Laura's teacher wants Laura to use more personification in her writing. Select the answer that would accomplish this by replacing the underlined portion of the sentences provided. 

While Hannah was playing outside, snow began to fall from the sky. As she lifted her head up towards the clouds, a snowflake lightly landed on the tip of her nose. 

Possible Answers:

fell on

land

kissed 

hit

Correct answer:

kissed 

Explanation:

Writers use personification to give human characteristics to inanimate or non-living objects. 

In this case, we are looking for a word to replace "landed"; however, the new word needs to possess human characteristics or attributes (i.e. something that a human would do, that an object can't do). In this sentence, the best answer is "kissed." 

While Hannah was playing outside, it began to snow. As she lifted her head up towards the clouds, a snowflake lightly kissed on the tip of her nose. 

Example Question #2 : Revise

Meg's teacher wants Meg to use more personification in her writing. Select the answer that would accomplish this by replacing the underlined portion of the sentence provided. 

The spiderweb moved as the wind grew stronger. 

 

 
Possible Answers:

stayed intact 

danced

was destroyed 

fell

Correct answer:

danced

Explanation:

Writers use personification to give human characteristics to inanimate or non-living objects. 

In this case, we are looking for a word to replace "moved"; however, the new word needs to possess human characteristics or attributes (i.e. something that a human would do, that an object can't do). In this sentence, the best answer is "danced." 

The spiderweb danced as the wind grew stronger. 

Example Question #3 : Revise

Kate's teacher wants Kate to use more personification in her writing. Select the answer that would accomplish this by replacing the underlined portion of the sentence provided.

The television refused to work during the wind storm. 

 

Possible Answers:

turn on 

turn off

power on

behave 

Correct answer:

behave 

Explanation:

Writers use personification to give human characteristics to inanimate or non-living objects. 

In this case, we are looking for a word to replace "work"; however, the new word needs to possess human characteristics or attributes (i.e. something that a human would do, that an object can't do). In this sentence, the best answer is "behave." 

The television refused to behave during the wind storm. 

 

Example Question #4 : Revise

Shelby's teacher wants Shelby to use more personification in her writing. Select the answer that would accomplish this by replacing the underlined portion of the sentence provided. 

The bees bothered us as they flew around our picnic table. 

Possible Answers:

stung

taunted

stopped

landed on

Correct answer:

taunted

Explanation:

Writers use personification to give human characteristics to inanimate or non-living objects. 

In this case, we are looking for a word to replace "bothered"; however, the new word needs to possess human characteristics or attributes (i.e. something that a human would do, that an object can't do). In this sentence, the best answer is "taunted." 

The bees taunted us as they flew around our picnic table. 

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