LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 7 Chapter 1

LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 7 Chapter 1 Sample

The Hermit’s Hut

1 Thomas, bearing the unconscious monk in his arms, and somewhat faint from his own wounds, staggered in the direction of the chiming bell. He had but a short distance to go from the scene of combat to the tiny chapel where a hermit was saying his prayers. At the sound of Thomas’ clattering footsteps, the hermit turned with a start and hastened toward him disclosing a kindly face lit by large brown eyes.

2 "Brother," gasped Thomas, "here is a holy man badly wounded for my sake. I beg you to use your skill with herbs to heal him."

3 The hermit responded quickly and led them into his chambers. Thomas carried the monk with tenderness and laid him down on the hermit’s couch.

4 "I best be alone with him," said the hermit. "Go outside and wait till I come to you. I think the brother is not wounded unto death."

5 Thomas went out obediently as the good monk faintly called his name. "Be not troubled," said the hermit. "He does not know that he calls you. He is delirious."

6 Alone with the monk, the hermit began to look at the wound. The hermit looked at the soft white flesh of the shoulder with surprise. Then on impulse, he removed the hood and confirmed his thought. Long hair cascaded over the monk’s delicate face. The hermit paused, looking at her frail body in dismay.

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1a.

What about the identity of the monk surprised the hermit?

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1b.

Which paragraph supports the answer to Part A?

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2.

Which of the following is an inference you can make based on the story?

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3.

What inference can you draw from this passage about the wounded monk ?

Jessica,

I just rented the remake of Planet of the Apes, and I’d love for you to see it too. What a cool movie! The actors really look like apes. Well, I mean they’re actors dressed up as apes, and they really look like apes. The makeup and the costumes are awesome. I heard that the makeup artist won awards for the work on this film. See, this guy, Leo, trains chimpanzees on a space station, and he loses one. He finds a spaceship, so he can get his favorite chimp back. Leo plummets onto an unfamiliar celestial body where the simians rule over the human beings. Leo sees how cruel the apes are to humans. Then the fun starts! Well, I can’t tell you the whole story, or I’d spoil it for you, but I really liked this movie. It was better than many futuristic movies. Let’s see it again together, and we can compare notes on the special effects. Write me back soon.

Zack

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4.

What can you infer about Jessica and Zack after reading the passage?