Gace English Practice Test

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GACE English Practice Test
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1.  Read the poem below, "Ozymandias," by Percy Bysshe Shelley; then answer the question that follows.I met a traveler from an antique landWho said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:And on the pedestal these words appear:"My name is Ozymandias1, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,The lone and level sands stretch far away._________________________1Ozymandias: the Greek name for Rameses II, a pharaoh who ruled Egypt during the thirteenth century B.C.E. and built many palaces and statues A significant theme of the poem above is that rulers tend to:
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2.  The fiction of Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid,and Bharati Mukherjee frequently examines which of the following themes?
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4.  Which of the following periods in the development of European literature was characterized by a new emphasis on the vernacular languages and a revival of classical forms?
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5.  The main advantage of the chapter summaries that are often found in informational and technical texts is that they:
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7.  1More hybrid cars are appearing on U.S. roads every day. 2Registration of hybrids, which run on gasoline and electricity, is at an all-time high, and sales of one hybrid model more than doubled last year. 3The financial benefits of owning a hybrid include tax breaks and potential annual savings at the pump of hundreds of dollars. 4But monetary considerations are not the only incentive for purchasing a hybrid car. 5Most drivers of hybrids say that saving the environment is more important to them than saving money. 6The eagerness with which U.S. car buyers are embracing the hybrid is a good sign for both the automotive industry and theenvironment.Which of the following sentences in theexcerpt above states the author's opinionrather than a fact?
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8.  The term superhighway has similar meanings and applications in the fields of transportation and:
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10.  A writer has created a first draft of an essay and wishes to revise it for coherence. Which of the following actions is likely to be most important in helping the writer achieve this goal?
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11.  Which of the following questions should a researcher ask to test the objectivity of a source?
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12.  A writer would like to describe a plaza scene in a way that evokes a mood of suspense. Which of the following passages most effectively fulfills that goal?
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13.  Use the notes below taken for a newspaper story to answer the question that follows.• A one-car accident occurred last Saturday.• It happened near the intersection of Main Street and South Street in Augusta.• Sonya Martin was the driver of the vehicle.• Martin is 33 years old and lives in Augusta at 100 West Street.• Martin's two children, ages 7 and 9, were visiting relatives in Pittsburgh at the time.• Martin was driving a brown, four-door sedan.• She was the only person in the car and the only person injured.• It was raining, the street was slick, and Martin was driving 10 miles above the speed limit  when she lost control of her vehicle.• She was driving east on Main Street at around 4 p.m. when the accident occurred.• The car crashed into the front of Elron's Grocery.• Martin was wearing a seat belt and suffered only minor injuries.• She was taken to Memorial Hospital, treated, and released.• The impact crushed the front end of Martin's car and did significant damage to the store.• Elron Quigby, owner of Elron's Grocery, said, "It's just lucky nobody happened to be in the store right at that moment."If a writer were using an inverted pyramidstructure to develop the newspaper storyfrom these notes, which of the followingsentences would be best to lead the storywith?
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15.  Use the information below to answer the question that follows.A writer is planning an essay entitled "Self-Made Individuals," in which she will draw parallelsbetween the lives of the fictional character Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby and a well-known contemporary figure. The writer's notes appear below. Notes on Jay Gatsby• Real name: James Gatz• Son of poor North Dakota farmer• College dropout, clam digger, fisherman• Charms way into job with millionaire• Makes fortune on fake bonds, shady schemes• Hosts lavish parties at Long Island mansionBased on the notes above, which of thefollowing contemporary figures would bethe most appropriate choice for the writerto use to draw a parallel with Gatsby inher essay "Self-Made Individuals"?
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16.  The president of a community gardening organization has just shared some discouraging news with other group members about municipal plans to demolish the gardens in order to makeway for a new shoe factory. Group members are clearly upset, but the meeting is scheduled to end in ten minutes.Which of the following techniques wouldbe the most effective for addressingmembers' concerns while achievingclosure?
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17.  A magazine advertisement depicts a mother, a father, and two young children in bathing suits lounging around the pool at an upscale hotel. The setting is tropical, and the sun, sand, and sea are clearly on display in the background. The mother is smiling while applying Never Burn suntan lotion to her daughter's back. A caption at the bottom of the page reads "A Day in theSun Was Never So Much Fun!"The implied message that this advertisement is most likely designed to convey is that using Never Burn suntan lotion will:
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