Answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper. These questions will not be scored as part of the interactive online versions of the released TAKS tests.


SHORT ANSWER SECTION

DIRECTIONS
Below are the short answer questions from the TAKS March 2009 Grade 10 ELA test. Students were instructed to respond using the space provided on the answer document.


 In “African Time,” do you think Chief Mbangombe is a good leader? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the selection.
 

 In “Guardian Angel,” what kind of person do you think Sinan is? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the selection.
 

 Who is more generous toward others, Chief Mbangombe in “African Time” or Sinan in “Guardian Angel”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.
 

WRITTEN COMPOSITION

DIRECTIONS
Below is the written composition prompt from the TAKS March 2009 Grade 10 ELA Reading test. Students were instructed to respond using the two lined pages in the answer document provided to them.


Write an essay about a time you depended on someone.
 
The information in the box below will help you remember what you should think about when you write your composition.

REMEMBER—YOU SHOULD
write about the assigned topic
make your writing thoughtful and interesting
make sure that each sentence you write contributes to your composition as a whole
make sure that your ideas are clear and easy for the reader to follow
write about your ideas in depth so that the reader is able to develop a good understanding of what you are saying
proofread your writing to correct errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure
 


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