LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 5 Chapter 2

LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 5 Chapter 2 Sample

The Fox and the Cat adapted from a fable by Aesop

1. A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. "I have a whole bag of tricks," he said, "which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies."

2. "I have only one," said the Cat, "but I can generally manage with that."

3. Just at that moment, they heard the cry of a pack of hounds coming toward them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a tree and hid herself in the boughs.

4. "This is my plan," said the Cat. "What are you going to do?" The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and the huntsmen.

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7.

What is the main conflict of this passage?

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8.

Read this sentence from the first paragraph above.

"I have a whole bag of tricks," he said.

This sentence is an example of which type of figurative language?

Excerpt from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

1. "A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!" cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of Scrooge’s nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation he had of his approach.

2. "Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!"

3. He had so heated himself with rapid walking in the fog and frost, this nephew of Scrooge’s that he was all in a glow; his face was ruddy and handsome, his eyes sparkled, and his breath smoked again.

4. "Christmas a humbug, uncle!" said Scrooge’s nephew. "You don’t mean that, I am sure?"

5. "I do," said Scrooge. "Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You’re poor enough."

6."Come, then," returned the nephew gaily. "What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be unhappy? You’re rich enough."

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9.

Based on Scrooge’s character, what tone of voice does he most likely use when repeating his nephew’s cry of "Merry Christmas?"

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10.

Why is Scrooge’s nephew in such a hurry?

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11.

By exclaiming "Bah!" and "Humbug!" what does Scrooge imply?