Grade 5 Gap Analysis - Language Arts

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Grade 5 Gap Analysis - Language Arts

For questions 1 and 2, read the sentence carefully then choose the correct option.

1. In which sentence is “back” used to mean return?


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2. Which sentence uses “light” to mean not heavy?


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Which word is NEAREST in meaning to the one underlined in questions 3 to 5?

3. Antoine’s job was to water the flowers in the morning


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4. Haldane was delighted with the way his birthday party turned out.


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5. Mrs Beckford scolded Nesbeth for being callous by not helping his classmate off the floor after he had knocked her down.


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For questions 6 to 9, choose the option that means the same as the underlined word or phrase.

6. Persons who pre-order Christmas cakes will be getting a discount.


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7. There was a misunderstanding between the bus conductor and the driver. This led to us arriving two hours ahead of schedule.


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8. The diamond necklace was a priceless collector’s item that was stolen from the museum.


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9. I had spent all my money at the school fair and I was now penniless.


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For items 10 and 11, choose the word best completes the sentence.

10. Each student is required to take an extra _____ of jeans for the beach clean-up on Saturday.


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11. The large mango tree that was once filled with fruits was now _____.


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For items 12 to 15 choose the option that is OPPOSITE of the underlined word in each sentence.

12. Demarco was in a jolly mood after it was announced that he was chosen as the class prefect.


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13. Tic Toc is one of the oldest social media apps.


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14. Many students are now using Zoom to attend virtual classes.


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15. Social media platforms are all different in one way or another.


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Read the passage carefully then answer questions 16 to 20.

Paul Bogle


  • Place of Birth: St. Thomas
  • Date of Birth: about 1822
  • Date of Death: October 24, 1865

Paul Bogle, it is believed, was born free about 1822. He was a Baptist deacon in Stony Gut, a few miles north of Morant Bay, and was able to vote at a time when there were only 104 voters in the parish of St. Thomas. He was also a firm political supporter of George William Gordon.

Paul Bogle was unhappy about how poor people in St Thomas were being treated. This caused him to lead a protest march to the Morant Bay courthouse on October 11, 1865. In a clash with the security forces that followed the march, nearly 500 people were killed and a greater number was flogged and punished before order was restored.

Bogle was captured and hanged on October 24, 1865; but his strong demonstration led to several changes. The government started to make sure that all persons were treated fairly. Also, when persons were brought before the courts everyone would have a fair trial. This was what Bogle wanted.
In recognition of his efforts, Bogle was conferred with the Order of the National Hero in 1969. From 1969 to 1989 his image was on Jamaica’s two dollar bill. It is now on the ten cent coin.

Source: (Adapted) JIS

Paul Bogle was always concerned about other people.


16. Which sentence BEST supports this statement?


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17. Which word or phrase BEST helps us to understand what “conferred” means?


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18. What forced the Jamaican government to start treating the people fairly?


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19. What is the passage about?


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20. Which paragraph has the most evidence about how badly the people of St Thomas were treated?


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Read the passage then answer questions 21 to 25.

Peter was very careless. He got himself into mischief even though his friends and family constantly reminded him to do what was right. One day he went to the sea to catch fish. He knew he should ask his mother’s permission but that had never stopped him before. He knew he had to run if anyone saw him there.

He quickly threw his line into the sea and waited. Soon he felt a tug. Then he felt himself being pulled in. He had something big on his line. As soon as he took the fish out of the water he felt a hand on his shoulder. He turned to look and there was his father. The fish dropped into the water, Peter looked at his Dad then saw the fish swimming away with his line.

Adapted: Playing with Words
Thomas and Prescod

21. Which sentence suggests that Peter did not get permission to go fishing?


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22. Which is a good conclusion to draw from paragraph 1?


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23. What is most likely to happen to Peter after his father caught him fishing?


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24. What message is the writer trying to pass on to the readers?


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25. Based on the events in the story, which is the most suitable title?


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Read the poem and examine the drawing carefully. Then use them to answer questions 26 to 30.

26. Although Snakes and Ladders is a game, the poem has a deeper meaning. Which of the following is being suggested by the poem and the drawing?


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Read the poem and examine the drawing carefully. Then use them to answer questions 26 to 30.

27. Who is Frank Collymore most likely to be?


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Read the poem and examine the drawing carefully. Then use them to answer questions 26 to 30.

28. To whom is the “you” in line 4 referring?


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Read the poem and examine the drawing carefully. Then use them to answer questions 26 to 30.

29. Which Source(s) suggests that the person was successful?


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Read the poem and examine the drawing carefully. Then use them to answer questions 26 to 30.

30. Which Source(s) suggests that things may go wrong on the road to success?


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31. Which sentence is correctly capitalised?


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32. Which sentence is correctly capitalised?


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In questions 33 and 34, which punctuation mark should be at the * in each sentence.

33. These are the materials needed for the experiment* rock samples, vinegar and a magnifying glass.


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34. I like to eat pastry* my favourite food.


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Which underlined word in each sentence is a singular possessive noun in questions 35 and 36?

35. We’ll be asked to contribute thirty dollars each week for this year’s Christmas party.


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36. The judge’s decision was that of all the exhibits ours was the children’s favourite.


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Which underlined word in each sentence is a plural possessive noun in questions 37 and 38?

37. The Reggae Boys is the name of Jamaica’s national men’s football team.


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38. Last Friday’s meeting with the principal was to find ways to reduce the cost of students’ lunches.


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For questions 39 and 40, indicate whether the underlined adverb tells when, where, how, or to what extent.

39. Today is an extremely hot day.


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40. It should be much cooler later.


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Which part of speech is underlined in each sentence for questions 41 to 43?

41. In order to start watching the video you have to press “play”.


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42. The teacher instructed students to email their homework to her.


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43. Swimming classes will be on the last Thursday of every month.


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For questions 44 and 45, choose the option that best completes each sentence.

44. Macaroni ______ about five minutes to prepare.


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45. I know because last week I ______ some for my little sister.


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Read the letter carefully then answer questions 46 to 50.

46. In which paragraph is the reason for writing the letter made known?


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47. How does Recaro plan to fix the problem he is having?


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48. Which text structure is used in paragraph 3?


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49. Recaro’s letter is an example of which stage of the writing process?


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50. Which is the salutation?


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Read the passage carefully then answer the questions 51 to 55.

Today, Henry was going to be taking the bus by himself for the first time. He was standing at the bus park in Annotto Bay. It was midday, so it was very hot, even though it had rained earlier. The cool sea breeze made it seem a little cooler. There was a lot of people in the bus park and they swarmed around the buses like bee in a hive. The buses had names like “2Hype” and “Angola”.
Most of the buses were small and could only hold about fifteen persons but Henry was almost sure he saw more than twenty persons getting into them. From Annotto Bay they went along different routes; Buff Bay, Hope Bay and Port Maria. There were also many taxis that went as far as Ocho Rios in St Ann. He tried counting the buses but he lost count. The smell of roasted corn, chicken foot soup and jerked chicken was making his mouth water. There was so much to see.
There were men trying to tell persons which bus or taxi to take. Some of them would help the women to carry the heavy bags they had. The driver would then give them one hundred dollars for helping them to get the passengers. There were also many vendors there trying to sell peanuts, banana chips, coconut cake (also known as drops), bag juice and other things, to the persons in the park. Some of them made up funny songs about the things they were selling. Henry could not make up his mind about what he would enjoy more, looking out the window on his way to Ocho Rios or enjoying the delicious aroma of food being cooked by the vendors in the bus park.
Source: SAU

51. The passage is an example of ______.


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52. Which sense does paragraph 1 BEST appeal to?


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53. Where was Henry going?


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54. How did Henry lose count of the buses in the park?


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55. What made the day seem cooler than it really was?


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Read the passage carefully then answer questions 56 to 60.

The ear is a very important sense organ. Having two ears helps you to determine the direction of sound. Your brain is smart enough to figure out that if sound hits one ear just before the other and is slightly louder then that's the direction the sound came from. Having an ear on each side of our head also helps us to hear better.

Animals and humans do not hear things in the same way. Animals hear things from longer distances than we do. Some animals can’t hear low sounds while others can hear high sounds more than a mile away. Dogs and cats can hear much higher pitched sounds than we can.

Dogs can hear four times better than humans. Dogs are also able to move their ears in different directions. They do this to hear sounds better, turning their ears in the direction the sound is coming from. Dogs also move their ears in order to express how they are feeling.

Source: (Adapted) https://www.ducksters.com

56. Which BEST tells us what the passage is about?


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57. Which is explained in the passage?


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58. Which sentence is the main idea?


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59. Which BEST summarizes paragraph 2?


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60. The passage is an example of ______ writing.


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Strand Number of items Number of responses at each level
level1 level2 level3 level4
Vocabulary 15
Total /15
Comprehension 10
Total /10
Research 5
Total /5
Grammar and Conventions 15
Total /15
Writing 15
Total /15
Total /60

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