AP Literature Practice Quiz 1

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1.  Which of the following best describes the rhetorical function of the second sentence in the passage?
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2.  Which of the following phrases does the author use to illustrate  the notion of an unnatural  and pretentious writing style?  
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3.  In lines 6–22 of the passage, the author uses an extended analogy between
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4.  In line 10, “common speech’’ refers to
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5.  Which of the following words is grammatically  and thematically  parallel to “tone’’ (line 21)?
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6.  In context, the expression  “to pitch upon’’ (line 22) is best interpreted as having which of the following meanings?
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7.  The ability discussed in lines 35–38 is referred to elsewhere as which of the following?
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8.  The author’s obser vation in the sentence beginning “It is clear’’ (lines 31–32) is best described as an example of which of the following?
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9.  In line 33, “those’’ refers to which of the following? I .    “words’’ (line 29) II .    “circumlocutions’’ (line 29) III .    “associations’’ (line 29)
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10.  The author’s tone in the passage as a whole is best described as
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11.  The speaker in the passage can best be described  as a person who
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12.  That the speaker “sympathized with’’ the drunk’s  “obsession’’ (lines 16–17) is ironic chiefly  because the drunk
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13.  It can be inferred that the speaker and the drunk were “fellow victims’’ (line 22) in that
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