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## 7th Grade MAP Sample Questions

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The MAP growth Math for 7th grade includes 40-43 questions in various formats, such as multiple choice and others. The topics include computation and problem solving, number sense, geometry, measurement, algebraic concepts, and data analysis. For more about each of these topics, see below. Now let’s see what these questions look like:

MAP Math – Computation and Problem Solving; Number Sense

Which one of these will have the smallest result?

A. 10 x 14

B. 10 x 1.6

C. 10 x (1÷9)

D. 10 x (1÷6)

The correct answer is (C).

Ten is a whole number. Consider what happens when it is multiplied by each of the numbers above.

Here, ten is multiplied by another whole number. The answer will always get bigger. *
10 x 14 = 140
* The only exceptions to this are multiplying by the whole number zero, as the answer will be zero, and multiplying by the whole number one, as the answer will stay the same.

Here, ten is multiplied by a decimal greater than one. The answer will always get bigger.
10 x 1.6 = 16     // to multiply by ten, move the decimal point one place to the right

Here, ten is multiplied by a fraction less than one. The answer will be smaller.
(10 ÷ 1) X (1 ÷ 9)=10 ÷ 9
// multiply numerators and denominators

10 ÷ 9 =1 ÷ 9
// 10 ÷ 9 = 1 remainder 1.

The answer is smaller than ten.

Multiplying ten by any fraction less than one will make the answer smaller than ten. This is because you are finding a portion of ten and not the whole thing.

Here, ten is multiplied by a fraction greater than one. This answer will always be greater than ten.
can be split up into (10 x 1) + (10 x 1÷6)

It is clear from this that the answer will be 10 + (10 x 1÷6), and therefore will be greater than ten.

All the answers were greater than ten, except for answer (C), which was smaller than ten.

Therefore, the correct answer is (C).

Tip: You may not even need to solve each number in order to determine relative value. See if you can deduce enough information to be able to tell which values are greater or less than others.

MAP Math – Measurement

What is the correct order for the time measurements below to go from lowest value to highest?

A. 1/6th a day, 3.5 hours, 250 minutes, 6000 seconds

B. 6000 seconds, 3.5 hours, 250 minutes, 1/6th a day

C. 6000 seconds, 3.5 hours, 1/6th a day, 250 minutes

D. 250 minutes, 6000 seconds, 3.5 hours, 1/6th a day

The correct answer is (C).

In order to compare different units of time you must convert them into a similar time unit. Notice that each answer choice includes the same time measurements. Convert each of them to a unit you are comfortable working with. In this case, minutes is a good option:

• 1/6th a day = (24 hours)/6=4 hours=4×60=240 minutes
• 3.5 hours=3.5×60=3×60+0.5×60=180+30=210 minutes
• 250 minutes are already shown in minutes
• 6000 seconds=6000:60=100 minutes

Now that you have all the units shown as minutes, the order is: 100 minutes, 210 minutes, 240 minutes and 250 minutes. After converting them back, the answer is: 6000 seconds, 3.5 hours, 1/6th a day, 250 minutes.

MAP Math – Geometery

Choose the pairs with similar triangles

A. Pair (a)

B. Pair (b)

C. Pair (c)

D. Pairs (a) and (b)

The correct answer is (D).

Similar triangles have the same shape but may come in different sizes. In order to determine whether two triangles are similar, you can check the following rules:

1. SSS (Side Side Side) – Two different triangles are similar if all the sides in one triangle are in the same proportion to the matching sides in the other triangle.

2. SAS (Side Angle Side) – If two triangles have two pairs of sides which have the same proportion as the pair in the second triangle and the angle between them is the same, they are similar:

Pair (a) has similar triangles; The missing angle in the triangle on the right is 45° (the interior angles of a triangle add to 180°), making this triangle an isosceles triangle. Thus, the right side of the triangle is also 4:

There are two side of the triangles with the same proportion 3/3=4/4=1 and the angle between those sides is 90° in both of the triangles. Therefore, the triangles are similar according to SAS.

Pair (b) has similar triangles according to SSS. Both triangles have three pairs of matching sides (Notice that these triangles are also congruent, since all sides are equal - congruent triangles are also similar triangles).
Pair (c) does not have similar triangles. There are no matching angles between the triangles and no information regarding their sides.
Therefore, the correct answer is (D) – Pairs (a) and (b) are similar.

Tip: Go over all the rules and properties of shapes to be able to determine missing sides, angles, and other measurements.

MAP Math – Data; Algebraic Thinking

Use the graph below to answer the question.

What is the unit rate per crate?

A. 0.33 minutes per crate

B. 1 minute per crate

C. 2.5 minutes per crate

D. 3 minutes per crate

E. 3.5 minutes per crate

The correct answer is (D).

The unit rate here is the length of time it takes to pick one crate of cherries. The word unit always means one, so here it refers to one crate of cherries. One way to find this is to draw a line up from one on the x axis (one crate of cherries) and follow the line up to the graph and then along to the y axis to read off the time taken (number of minutes). See the orange line below.

So, one on the x axis leads to three minutes on the y axis showing that it takes three minutes to pick one crate of cherries. It is also possible to see this rate elsewhere on the graph. For example, the green line links two on the x axis with six on the y axis. This means that it takes six minutes to pick two crates of cherries. Although this is not a unit rate, it can be used to calculate the unit rate, as follows.

2 crates / 6 minutes                        // divide both parts by two
1 crate / 3 minutes

When dealing with a rate, you must keep the proportional relationship; what you do to one part, you must do to the other.

Therefore, the correct answer is (D).

If you answered (A), you read the graph the wrong way around. You went from the y axis to the x axis.

The MAP growth Reading for 7th grade includes 40-43 questions in various formats, such as multiple choice and others. The topics include comprehending and analyzing literary texts as well as informational texts and knowledge of word meanings. For more about each of these topics, see below. Let’s have a look at some samples:

MAP Reading – Literary Text

Read the poem. Then answer the questions.

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;        5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,       10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.        15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.        20

1. This is a narrative poem because it ______

A. uses the word "I"

B. includes vivid imagery

C. addresses a theme

D. tells a story

2. What is the attitude of the speaker in the poem?

A. unhappy

B. optimistic

C. fearful

D. Contemplating

1. The correct answer is (D).

Answer (D) is correct because the word "narrative" means story, so a narrative poem is a poem that tells a story.

Answer (A) is incorrect because not every poem that uses the word "I" is a narrative poem that tells a story. The word "I" can be used in a poem that focuses on images and ideas without telling a story. Also, there are narrative poems told from other perspectives that do not use the word "I."

Answer (B) is incorrect because, while a narrative poem may include vivid imagery, vivid imagery is not necessary in order for a poem to be a narrative poem.

Answer (C) is incorrect because any kind of poem addresses a theme, not just a narrative poem.

2. The correct answer is (D).

A speaker's attitude is what he or she feels about the subject he or she is writing about. The author's attitude is expressed through the words and details he or she selects. To determine the author’s attitude, you must notice how these words and details are used within the writing.

In this poem, the speaker tells the reader about a choice between two roads, using words to make the reader understand how difficult the choice was: "perhaps the better claim," "I kept the first for another day," "I shall be telling this with a sigh." It seems the speaker is in deep thought, considering different sides of things, or in other words, he is contemplating the things he is writing about.

Tip: Try reading the question before reading the text so that you know what to look for and what to pay attention to.

MAP Math – Informational Text

Technological advancements are all around us, but we rarely stop to appreciate them, and particularly those advancements which have been around long enough so we take them for granted. For example, the camera: before cameras were developed, people who wanted to put up a family photo had to pose for oil paintings. Or the internet: before there was internet available, people who wanted to find information had to go through books, usually several books, to find what they were looking for. Or the telephone: before people had telephones, they had to wait for days, weeks, and even months for a letter to arrive in the mail. Or the remote control: when people first bought televisions for their homes there was no remote, and when they wanted to turn the TV on or off or change the channel, they had to walk up to it and click one of its buttons.

Another technological advancement people take for granted is the alarm clock. Have you ever stopped to think how people got up for work on time before the alarm clock was invented?

In the past, alarm clocks were not available, and even when they became available, they were not always reliable and not everyone could afford them. Some people, such as people who worked shifts, still had to get to work on time. So, they used the service of a knocker-upper, which was a job people could apply for until the 1970's in the UK.

A knocker-upper walked around the street carrying a long pole and knocked on the customers' windows to wake them up. Some knocker-uppers used soft hammers, rattles, and even pea-shooters.

In the beginning, knocker-uppers used to ring the doorbell or knock loudly on the door, and later they started using the long sticks to knock on windows from the outside, knocking loudly enough to wake up the people inside the house, but softly enough not to wake the neighbors.

And who woke up the knocker-upper? They were usually people who were night owls anyway and slept during the day.

What is one logical reason, according to the passage, for the knocker-uppers to knock on the windows instead of the doors of the customers?

What is the unit rate per crate?

A. They thought it was an easier way to wake people up.

B. They decided knocking on doors was too old-fashioned.

C. They wanted to wake up only the customers.

D. They thought it made the job seem more desirable.

The correct answer is (C).

According to the passage, the knocker-uppers used to ring the doorbell or knock loudly on the door, but then they started knocking on the windows, "knocking loudly enough to wake up the people inside the house, but softly enough not to wake the neighbors." Therefore, it makes sense that the knocker-uppers' intention was to only wake up the customers who paid for the service, and not the neighbors.

Answers (A), (B), and (D) are incorrect because there is no indication in the passage that the knocker-uppers thought knocking on doors was harder, too old-fashioned, or that it made the job seem more desirable.

Tip: When you are unsure of the answer, go through each option and eliminate which ones make the least amount of sense. This will narrow down the possibilities and make it easier to find the best answer.

MAP Reading – Word Meaning

Read the sentence, then answer the question.

Hydrophilic substances are attracted to water.

What is the meaning of the Greek root phil?

A. new

B. many

C. love

D. opinion

The correct answer is (C).

Many English words contain roots that come from other languages. A root is a group of letters that can be used to make many words. The MAP test focuses especially on roots that come from Latin and Ancient Greek. You can focus on studying the meanings of roots without worrying about which come from Latin and which from Ancient Greek.

If a question asks you about a root that you do not immediately recognize, you can use three strategies to figure out its meaning:

1. Check for other prefixes, suffixes, and roots in the same word. For example, in the word hydrophilic, you might recognize that the root "hydro" means water.

2. If the question gives you the word in the context of a sentence or paragraph, look for clues in the text surrounding the word, piecing together meanings with the answer choices. For example, the words "attracted to water" can give you a clue that the prefix phil is related to attraction, and attraction is related to love.

3. Try to think of other words that share the same root.

Answer (C) is correct because the Greek root phil means "love."

Solving tip:

The Latin root amor also means "love."

The MAP growth Language Usage for 7th grade includes 40-43 questions in various formats, such as multiple choice, and others. The topics include writing mechanics, parts of speech, usage and sentence structure, and writing process. For more about each of these topics, see below. Now let’s go through some examples of what these might look like:

MAP Language Usage – Mechanics

Which of the following sentences follows the rules of capitalization?

A. She said, "We live in North Carolina now, but we used to live in Western Europe."

B. She said, "we live in north Carolina now, but we used to live in western Europe."

C. She said, "we live in North Carolina now, but we used to live in Western Europe."

D. She said, "We live in North Carolina now, but we used to live in western Europe."

The correct answer is (D).

The word "we" should be capitalized because it is the first word of a quoted sentence. The word "north" in the phrase "North Carolina"should be capitalized as it is part of the name. The word "western" in the phrase "western Europe" should not be capitalized as it is not part of the name, but rather an adjective.

Tip: Capitalization—and punctuation in general—can be very technical. Sometomes it may seem right and be wrong, or vice versa. It is best to review all the rules and practice spotting them ion different contexts, rather than relying on instinct or familliarity.

MAP Language Usage – Parts of Speech

A molecule is approximately one million times smaller than a grain of sand.

Which word is modified by the adjective "smaller"?

A. molecule

B. is

C. times

D. grain

The correct answer is (A).

Answer (A) is correct because the adjective "smaller" modifies the noun "molecule." You can figure this out by asking "What is smaller?" It is the molecule that is smaller.

Answer (B) is incorrect because the adjective "smaller" does not modify the verb "is." An adjective can only modify a noun or pronoun. An adjective cannot modify a verb.

Answer (C) is incorrect because the adjective "smaller" does not modify the noun "times." It does not tell us anything about "times" in the sentence. Rather, "times" is part of an adverbial phrase - "approximately one million times" - that modifies the adjective "smaller," indicating specifying how much smaller.

Answer (D) is incorrect because the adjective "smaller" does not modify the noun "grain," as it is not telling us anything about the grain of sand directly. It is the molecule that is said to be "smaller" than the grain, not the grain that is said to be smaller than the molecule.

MAP Language Usage – Usage

Long before computers existed, Ada Lovelace was already thinking of innovative ways they could be used. Lovelace, the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron [A], was born in England in 1815. In 1833, she met Charles Babbage [B], who was creating a design for a mechanical computer that could perform calculations. Lovelace added to Babbage’s ideas by proposing that computers could perform many tasks besides calculations [C]. Though Lovelace didn’t live long enough to see her ideas put into practice [D], she is widely considered one of the first and most influential computer scientists in history.

Which underlined section of the passage is an independent clause?

A. the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron

B. she met Charles Babbage

C. proposing that computers could perform many tasks besides calculations

D. Though Lovelace didn’t live long enough to see her ideas put into practice

The correct answer is (B).

An independent clause contains a subject and a conjugated verb that together express a complete thought. A dependent clause contains a subject and a conjugated verb but does not express a complete thought. The meaning of a dependent clause depends on it being attached to an independent clause.

Answer (B) is correct because the subject of the clause is "she" (Ada Lovelace), the conjugated verb related to the subject is "met," and the clause expresses a complete thought. Thus, "she met Charles Babbage" is an independent clause.

Answer (A) is incorrect because the underlined section is not a clause. A clause must contain at least one conjugated verb, but the underlined section in Answer (A) does not contain a verb.

Answer (C) is incorrect because the underlined section is not a clause. A clause must contain a subject and a conjugated verb, and the underlined section contains neither.

Answer (D) is incorrect because the underlined section is a dependent clause, not a main clause. The underlined section is a dependent clause because it begins with the subordinating conjunction "though." This subordinate clause provides additional information about the sentence’s independent clause, which has "she" as its subject and "is" as its conjugated verb.

Tip: Don’t be fooled by the length of a sentence, phrase, or any segment in writing. The answer will always follow the structure or makeup itself, not how it appears. A sentence can be two words, a clause can be ten words, and a phrase can be longer or shorter than either of them.

MAP Language Usage – Writing Process

Which is the best thesis for a persuasive essay on the first time people landed on the moon?

A. The moon landing is an event known by everyone in the United States.

B. The moon landing was part of NASA's Apollo program.

C. The moon landing is an achievement that humanity would have certainly reached at some point in one way or another.

D. A famous sentence said by Neil Armstrong (the first person to walk on the moon) during the landing was, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

The correct answer is (C).

A thesis of an essay is a claim made by the author about the topic of the essay, and it presents the author's position or opinion regarding this topic. Notice that in persuasive writing, you do not have to agree with the author as the thesis does not present a fact, and the aim of the essay is to influence your thinking towards a certain direction.

Tip: a fact is different from a thesis statement in that a fact is something that can be checked and proven.

Answer (C) is the correct answer as it presents a debatable claim – you cannot be sure that the moon landing is something that humanity would have certainly reached, as there could have been a different scenario in which this achievement was not reached. Moreover, it is not possible to check and prove this claim. Therefore, this is the author's opinion.

The rest of the answer choices are incorrect as they can all be checked and proven, thus they are all facts and not theses.

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## MAP Test Practice Tips: 7th Grade

• Study according to your student’s level. While you may be studying for the 7th Grade MAP Test, each student’s level of knowledge varies and there may be some knowledge gaps in need of being filled. We therefore recommend taking the time to fill them.
• Schedule reading time. Nothing beats improving vocabulary and language skills in general than taking the time everyday to read. We recommend incorporating both fiction and nonfiction sources into your reading time, as both will be included in the exam.
• Discuss current events. Keeping your student informed about current events is a great way to maintain interest in learning, a weapon imperative to doing well on the exam.
• Use math daily. For many students, math anxiety is a daily academic struggle. Therefore, sprinkling a bit of math into your student’s day, be it through a fun math fact or an interesting equation, can help loosen their nerves and even pique their interest.
• Maintain a steady study schedule. Sticking to a schedule with firm deadlines and time restraints will help keep your student mentally organized and also ensure every minute counting towards his or her prepping process.
• Add variety! Varying both studying location and style is beneficial in keeping your brain from idling. Studied at home too much? Try the library or a café. Did a lot of highlighting and reading? Try writing and speaking.
• Keep an eye on nutrition. Making sure your diet consists of all the necessary nutrients is key to ensuring the utmost effectivity in every study session. Protein, healthy fats, and fruits and veggies are a splendid weapon for brain power and focus.
• Treat sleep as non-negotiable. Alas, many students have fallen for this “extra time in disguise”- it makes sense, sleep less study more. Except it doesn’t. Getting 8-9 hours of sleep is a crucial part of information retention. Not getting your ZZs after an effective session of studying makes it ineffective.
• Talk through the topics you cover. Sometimes talking about a topic helps it register better in the mind. Make sure to talk through the difficult concepts, be it in language usage, reading, or math.
• Practice with practice tests! Practice tests are the best way to become accustomed to the format of the examination and thus feel more prepared on test day. Often text anxiety comes from unfamiliarity with the test format.

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