AP Multiple Choice Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In line 19, "clumsiness" refers to the
    • A. 

      Confusion caused by failing to give readers fundamental information

    • B. 

      Awkwardness of a young boy

    • C. 

      Difficulty of being a female writer in a male-dominated profession

    • D. 

      Displeasure created by reading carelessly crafted writing

    • E. 

      Boredom resulting from reading stories narrated by unsophisticated speakers


  • 2. 
    In line 20, the speaker uses "christened" to mean
    • A. 

      Identified properly

    • B. 

      Converted to a new religion

    • C. 

      Launched on a journey

    • D. 

      Taught how to write

    • E. 

      Forced to agree


  • 3. 
    In the second paragraph, the speaker characterizes herself as being
    • A. 

      Aware that her motives include revenge

    • B. 

      Torn between two confusing alternatives

    • C. 

      Eager to appease her critics

    • D. 

      Undaunted in the face of prejudice

    • E. 

      Uncertain about the quality of her writing


  • 4. 
    The "arrow" in line 38 is a metaphorical reference to
    • A. 

      Unrequited love

    • B. 

      The envy of other female writers

    • C. 

      The self-doubt that writers sometimes experience

    • D. 

      A painful memory

    • E. 

      Criticism from men


  • 5. 
    The speaker's point in the first sentence of the third paragraph (lines 40-42) is that
    • A. 

      Writers often give generously of themselves

    • B. 

      She could easily disguise the fact that she is a female writer

    • C. 

      Readers can be fooled by repetition into believing a writer

    • D. 

      Repetition in writing is often a desirable quality

    • E. 

      She found it easy to pursue a career in writing


  • 6. 
    In the third paragraph, the speaker's primary purpose is to
    • A. 

      Assert her own qualifications

    • B. 

      Develop an argument for more honesty in writing

    • C. 

      Create an elaborate analogy

    • D. 

      Introduce a new topic for consideration

    • E. 

      Establish a hypothetical situation for analysis


  • 7. 
    As used in line 46, "wanting" is best interpreted to mean
    • A. 

      Desiring

    • B. 

      Capturing

    • C. 

      Lacking

    • D. 

      Faulting

    • E. 

      Hunting


  • 8. 
    In line 47, "it" refers to
    • A. 

      "The full magnanimity" (line 40)

    • B. 

      "which reiteration" (line 40)

    • C. 

      "my serious style" (line 42)

    • D. 

      "the stronger sex" (lines 45-46)

    • E. 

      "fanciful sprightliness" (line 46)


  • 9. 
    The "dyspeptic alderman" (line 62) is presented as an illustration of
    • A. 

      The pain endured by one who succumbs to temptation

    • B. 

      Restrained behavior that is not driven by moral compunctions

    • C. 

      The unjustified suffering of an innocent victim

    • D. 

      Admirable behavior that has gone unrecognized

    • E. 

      The effect of an empty stomach on one's conscience


  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the most direct antithesis to the "weak-minded woman" (line 69)?
    • A. 

      The speaker

    • B. 

      A weak-minded man

    • C. 

      The "hungry newsboy" (line 64)

    • D. 

      The reader of the speaker's writings

    • E. 

      One who can only engage in traditional female pursuits


  • 11. 
    The speaker's rhetorical strategies in the passage include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Analogical comparison

    • C. 

      Direct comparison

    • D. 

      Responses to anticipated criticism

    • E. 

      Appeals to authority


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