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  • 1. 
    54 - 6 ÷ 2 + 6 = ? 
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      27

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      57

  • 2. 
    The lowest temperature on a winter morning was -8°F. Later that same day the temperature reached a high of 24°F. By how many degrees Fahrenheit did the temperature increase?
    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

      16°

    • D. 

      24°

    • E. 

      32°

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      3

  • 4. 
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
    • E. 
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      32.10

    • B. 

      31.31

    • C. 

      26.25

    • D. 

      22.10

    • E. 

      21.10

  • 6. 
    Four students about to purchase concert tickets for $18.50 for each ticket discover thatthey may purchase a block of 5 tickets for $80.00. How much would each of the 4 saveif they can get a fifth person to join them and the 5 people equally divide the price ofthe 5-ticket block?
    • A. 

      $1.50

    • B. 

      $2.50

    • C. 

      $3.13

    • D. 

      $10.00

    • E. 

      $12.50

  • 7. 
    In scientific notation, 20,000 + 3,400,000 = ?
    • A. 

      3.42 × 10^6

    • B. 

      3.60 × 10^6

    • C. 

      3.42 × 10^7

    • D. 

      3.60 × 10^7

    • E. 

      3.60 × 10^12

  • 8. 
    Saying that 4 < < 9 is equivalent to saying what about x ?
    • A. 

      0 < x < 5

    • B. 

      0 < x < 65

    • C. 

      2 < x < 3

    • D. 

      4 < x < 9

    • E. 

      16 < x < 81

  • 9. 
    What value of x solves the following proportion?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 

      11

    • E. 

      12

  • 10. 
    On a math test, 12 students earned an A. This number is exactly 25% of the totalnumber of students in the class. How many students are in the class?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      21

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      48

  • 11. 
    If the total cost of x apples is b cents, what is a general formula for the cost, in cents,of y apples?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
    • E. 
  • 12. 
    This year, 75% of the graduating class of Harriet Tubman High School had taken atleast 8 math courses. Of the remaining class members, 60% had taken 6 or 7 mathcourses. What percent of the graduating class had taken fewer than 6 math courses?
    • A. 

      0%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      30%

    • E. 

      45%

  • 13. 
    Adam tried to compute the average of his 7 test scores. He mistakenly divided thecorrect sum of all of his test scores by 6, which yielded 84. What is Adam’s correctaverage test score?
    • A. 

      70

    • B. 

      72

    • C. 

      84

    • D. 

      96

    • E. 

      98

  • 14. 
    A total of 50 juniors and seniors were given a mathematics test. The 35 juniorsattained an average score of 80 while the 15 seniors attained an average of 70. Whatwas the average score for all 50 students who took the test?
    • A. 

      73

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      76

    • D. 

      77

    • E. 

      78

  • 15. 
    If x = –3, what is the value of ?
    • A. 

      -4

    • B. 

      -2

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 
    • E. 

      5

  • 16. 
    Doctors use the term maximum heart rate (MHR) when referring to the quantity foundby starting with 220 beats per minute and subtracting 1 beat per minute for each yearof a person’s age. Doctors recommend exercising 3 or 4 times each week for at least20 minutes with your heart rate increased from its resting heart rate (RHR) to itstraining heart rate (THR), whereTHR = RHR + .65(MHR – RHR)Which of the following is closest to the THR of a 43-year-old person whose RHR is54 beats per minute?
    • A. 

      197

    • B. 

      169

    • C. 

      162

    • D. 

      134

    • E. 

      80

  • 17. 
    When getting into shape by exercising, the subject’s maximum recommended numberof heartbeats per minute (h) can be determined by subtracting the subject’s age (a)from 220 and then taking 75% of that value. This relation is expressed by which of thefollowing formulas?
    • A. 

      H = .75(220 – a) h = .75(220) – a

    • B. 

      H = .75(220) – a

    • C. 

      H = 220 – .75a

    • D. 

      .75h = 220 – a

    • E. 

      220 = .75(h – a)

  • 18. 
    An airplane flew for 8 hours at an airspeed of x miles per hour (mph), and for 7 morehours at 325 mph. If the average airspeed for the entire flight was 350 mph, which ofthe following equations could be used to find x ?
    • A. 

      X + 325 = 2(350)

    • B. 

      X + 7(325) = 15(350)

    • C. 

      8x – 7(325) = 350

    • D. 

      8x + 7(325) = 2(350)

    • E. 

      8x + 7(325) = 15(350)

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is equivalent to3a + 4b – (–6a – 3b) ?
    • A. 

      16ab

    • B. 

      –3a + b

    • C. 

      –3a + 7b

    • D. 

      9a + b

    • E. 

      9a + 7b

  • 20. 
    and + ?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
    • E. 
  • 21. 
    What is the main idea of the first paragraph?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What Methods Do Andean Farmers Use?Public debate around climate change and its effects on agriculture tends to focuson the large-scale industrial farms of the North. Farmers who work on a small scale anduse traditional methods have largely been ignored. However, as the world slowly comesto terms with the threat of climate change, Native farming traditions will warrant greaterattention.In the industrial model of agriculture, one or two crop varieties are grown overvast areas. Instead of trying to use local resources of soil and water optimally andsustainably, the natural environment is all but ignored and uniform growing conditionsare fabricated through large-scale irrigation and the intensive use of artificial fertilizersand pesticides. For example, a handful of basically similar potato varieties, all of whichrequire nearly identical soil conditions, temperature, rainfall, and growing seasons,account for almost all global production. When these global crops are no longer suited tothe environment in which they are grown, when their resistance to disease and pestsbegins to fail, or the climate itself changes, the best way to rejuvenate the breeding stockwill be to introduce new genetic material from the vast diversity of crop varieties stillmaintained by indigenous peoples.In contrast to the industrial model, Andean potatoes and other Andean crops suchas squash and beans grown by Quechuan farmers exhibit extraordinary genetic diversity,driven by the need to adapt crops to the extraordinary climatic diversity of the region.Along the two axes of latitude and altitude, the Andes encompasses fully two-thirds of allpossible combinations of climate and geography found on Earth. The Andean potato hasbeen adapted to every environment except the depth of the rainforest or the frozen peaksof the mountains. Today, facing the likelihood of major disruptions to the climaticconditions for agriculture worldwide, indigenous farmers provide a dramatic example ofcrop adaptation in an increasingly extreme environment. More importantly, Nativefarmers have also safeguarded the crop diversity essential for the future adaptations.Adapted from Craig Benjamin, “The Machu Picchu Model: Climate Change and Agricultural Diversity.”© 1999 by Craig Benjamin.
    • A. 

      Attention to Native farming practices will lead to greater awareness of the threat of climate change.

    • B. 

      Popularity of small-scale farming in the North will lead to greater attention to Native farming practices.

    • C. 

      Global demand for food will lead to increasing efficiency of large-scale farming in the North.

    • D. 

      It will be worthwhile to include a greater focus on Native farming practices in public discussions concerning the threat of climate change.

    • E. 

      Despite potential climate change, public debate will have little effect on industrial farming practices.

  • 22. 
    In the second paragraph, the information about potato-growing practices in theindustrial model of agriculture serves to:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What Methods Do Andean Farmers Use?Public debate around climate change and its effects on agriculture tends to focuson the large-scale industrial farms of the North. Farmers who work on a small scale anduse traditional methods have largely been ignored. However, as the world slowly comesto terms with the threat of climate change, Native farming traditions will warrant greaterattention.In the industrial model of agriculture, one or two crop varieties are grown overvast areas. Instead of trying to use local resources of soil and water optimally andsustainably, the natural environment is all but ignored and uniform growing conditionsare fabricated through large-scale irrigation and the intensive use of artificial fertilizersand pesticides. For example, a handful of basically similar potato varieties, all of whichrequire nearly identical soil conditions, temperature, rainfall, and growing seasons,account for almost all global production. When these global crops are no longer suited tothe environment in which they are grown, when their resistance to disease and pestsbegins to fail, or the climate itself changes, the best way to rejuvenate the breeding stockwill be to introduce new genetic material from the vast diversity of crop varieties stillmaintained by indigenous peoples.In contrast to the industrial model, Andean potatoes and other Andean crops suchas squash and beans grown by Quechuan farmers exhibit extraordinary genetic diversity,driven by the need to adapt crops to the extraordinary climatic diversity of the region.Along the two axes of latitude and altitude, the Andes encompasses fully two-thirds of allpossible combinations of climate and geography found on Earth. The Andean potato hasbeen adapted to every environment except the depth of the rainforest or the frozen peaksof the mountains. Today, facing the likelihood of major disruptions to the climaticconditions for agriculture worldwide, indigenous farmers provide a dramatic example ofcrop adaptation in an increasingly extreme environment. More importantly, Nativefarmers have also safeguarded the crop diversity essential for the future adaptations.Adapted from Craig Benjamin, “The Machu Picchu Model: Climate Change and Agricultural Diversity.”© 1999 by Craig Benjamin.
    • A. 

      Give an example of a potential problem that Native farming practices could help to alleviate.

    • B. 

      Show the likely global consequences of a possible food shortage caused by industrial farming practices.

    • C. 

      Show how pests and disease are less effectively resisted by crops grown in the industrial farming model.

    • D. 

      It will be worthwhile to include a greater focus on Native farming practices in give an example of how public debate has had little effect on the agricultural practices of the North.

    • E. 

      Give an example of how Native farming practices and industrial farming practices derive from different climatic conditions.

  • 23. 
    The passage states that which of the following is true of the small number of potatovarieties that account for most of the potatoes produced on Earth currently?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What Methods Do Andean Farmers Use?Public debate around climate change and its effects on agriculture tends to focuson the large-scale industrial farms of the North. Farmers who work on a small scale anduse traditional methods have largely been ignored. However, as the world slowly comesto terms with the threat of climate change, Native farming traditions will warrant greaterattention.In the industrial model of agriculture, one or two crop varieties are grown overvast areas. Instead of trying to use local resources of soil and water optimally andsustainably, the natural environment is all but ignored and uniform growing conditionsare fabricated through large-scale irrigation and the intensive use of artificial fertilizersand pesticides. For example, a handful of basically similar potato varieties, all of whichrequire nearly identical soil conditions, temperature, rainfall, and growing seasons,account for almost all global production. When these global crops are no longer suited tothe environment in which they are grown, when their resistance to disease and pestsbegins to fail, or the climate itself changes, the best way to rejuvenate the breeding stockwill be to introduce new genetic material from the vast diversity of crop varieties stillmaintained by indigenous peoples.In contrast to the industrial model, Andean potatoes and other Andean crops suchas squash and beans grown by Quechuan farmers exhibit extraordinary genetic diversity,driven by the need to adapt crops to the extraordinary climatic diversity of the region.Along the two axes of latitude and altitude, the Andes encompasses fully two-thirds of allpossible combinations of climate and geography found on Earth. The Andean potato hasbeen adapted to every environment except the depth of the rainforest or the frozen peaksof the mountains. Today, facing the likelihood of major disruptions to the climaticconditions for agriculture worldwide, indigenous farmers provide a dramatic example ofcrop adaptation in an increasingly extreme environment. More importantly, Nativefarmers have also safeguarded the crop diversity essential for the future adaptations.Adapted from Craig Benjamin, “The Machu Picchu Model: Climate Change and Agricultural Diversity.”© 1999 by Craig Benjamin.
    • A. 

      They are grown in the Andean region.

    • B. 

      They all require very similar soil and climate conditions.

    • C. 

      They are no longer suited to their environment.

    • D. 

      They are based on genetic material from crops developed by indigenous peoples.

    • E. 

      They make optimal use of available soil and water resources.

  • 24. 
    As it is used in the passage, the underlined word fabricated most nearly means:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What Methods Do Andean Farmers Use?Public debate around climate change and its effects on agriculture tends to focuson the large-scale industrial farms of the North. Farmers who work on a small scale anduse traditional methods have largely been ignored. However, as the world slowly comesto terms with the threat of climate change, Native farming traditions will warrant greaterattention.In the industrial model of agriculture, one or two crop varieties are grown overvast areas. Instead of trying to use local resources of soil and water optimally andsustainably, the natural environment is all but ignored and uniform growing conditionsare fabricated through large-scale irrigation and the intensive use of artificial fertilizersand pesticides. For example, a handful of basically similar potato varieties, all of whichrequire nearly identical soil conditions, temperature, rainfall, and growing seasons,account for almost all global production. When these global crops are no longer suited tothe environment in which they are grown, when their resistance to disease and pestsbegins to fail, or the climate itself changes, the best way to rejuvenate the breeding stockwill be to introduce new genetic material from the vast diversity of crop varieties stillmaintained by indigenous peoples.In contrast to the industrial model, Andean potatoes and other Andean crops suchas squash and beans grown by Quechuan farmers exhibit extraordinary genetic diversity,driven by the need to adapt crops to the extraordinary climatic diversity of the region.Along the two axes of latitude and altitude, the Andes encompasses fully two-thirds of allpossible combinations of climate and geography found on Earth. The Andean potato hasbeen adapted to every environment except the depth of the rainforest or the frozen peaksof the mountains. Today, facing the likelihood of major disruptions to the climaticconditions for agriculture worldwide, indigenous farmers provide a dramatic example ofcrop adaptation in an increasingly extreme environment. More importantly, Nativefarmers have also safeguarded the crop diversity essential for the future adaptations.Adapted from Craig Benjamin, “The Machu Picchu Model: Climate Change and Agricultural Diversity.”© 1999 by Craig Benjamin.
    • A. 

      Woven.

    • B. 

      Falsely stated.

    • C. 

      Fully clothed.

    • D. 

      Manufactured.

    • E. 

      Unwrapped.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following does the author use as a metaphor for the culture in whichshe was born?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      College

    • B. 

      Garment

    • C. 

      Southern state

    • D. 

      Spy-glass

    • E. 

      Story

  • 26. 
    Based on the first paragraph, it is most reasonable to conclude that while in collegethe author:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      Decided to become a professor of anthropology.

    • B. 

      Decided that she did not want to live permanently in Eatonville, Florida.

    • C. 

      Felt that her teachers prevented her from studying what she wanted.

    • D. 

      Became disenchanted with anthropology.

    • E. 

      Understood her own culture in new and different ways.

  • 27. 
    As it is used in the passage, the highlighted word material most nearly means:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      Diversity.

    • B. 

      Fabric.

    • C. 

      Information.

    • D. 

      Money.

    • E. 

      Energy.

  • 28. 
    In the second paragraph, the author indicates that one reason she chose to work inFlorida was that she wanted to collect folklore:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      From people of different geographical backgrounds.

    • B. 

      Where her teachers suggested she do so.

    • C. 

      From a place she had never visited.

    • D. 

      In a state far from where she grew up.

    • E. 

      In a state with a large urban population.

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is NOT among the reasons the author gives for her decisionto collect folklore in Eatonville?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      The people of Eatonville would be grateful that she published their stories.

    • B. 

      The people of Eatonville would have many stories for her collection.

    • C. 

      Eatonville and its people are familiar to her.

    • D. 

      She believes that she can collect stories without doing harm.

    • E. 

      She believes that the people of Eatonville will help her in her project.

  • 30. 
    In the last paragraph, the author writes that folklore collecting:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      Is less difficult than it appears.

    • B. 

      Is easiest to accomplish in isolated places because people there freely reveal their innermost thoughts.

    • C. 

      Can be difficult in isolated places, even though the people there are the best sources.

    • D. 

      Is more difficult than publishing what has been collected.

    • E. 

      Is the best way to reveal what is important to people.

  • 31. 
    Based on information in the third paragraph, which of the following statementsabout the interactions on the porch can be most reasonably inferred?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      The adults encouraged the author (as a child) to stay and tell stories.

    • B. 

      Men were more frequent participants than were women.

    • C. 

      Most of the storytellers had not grown up in Eatonville.

    • D. 

      The author's parents sent her to the porch to hear the stories.

    • E. 

      One man in particular told most of the stories.

  • 32. 
    In the first paragraph, the author’s claim, “In a way, it would not be a newexperience for me," refers to the fact that:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the 1930s, why did author Zora Neale Hurston choose Eatonville,Florida, to be the first source for her collection of folklore?I was glad when somebody told me, “You may go and collect Negro folklore.” In away, it would not be a new experience for me. When I pitched headforemost into the worldI landed in the crib of Negroism. It was fitting me like a tight chemise. I couldn't see it forwearing it. It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that Icould stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of anthropology tolook through.I was asked where I wanted to work and I said, “Florida. It’s a place that drawspeople—Negroes from every Southern state and some from the North and West.” So Iknew that it was possible for me to get a cross section of the Negro South in one state. Andthen I realized that I felt new myself, so it looked sensible for me to choose familiar ground.I started in Eatonville, Florida, because I knew that the town was full of material andthat I could get it without causing any hurt or harm. As early as I could remember, it wasthe habit of the men particularly to gather on the store porch in the evenings and swapstories. Even the women would stop and break a breath with them at times. As a childwhen I was sent down to the store, I'd drag out my leaving to hear more.Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The ideal source is where there are thefewest outside influences, but these people are reluctant at times to reveal that which thesoul lives by. I knew that even I would have some hindrance among strangers. But here inEatonville I knew everybody was going to help me.Adapted from Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. ©1935 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
    • A. 

      She had already attended college in Florida.

    • B. 

      She had already collected folklore in Florida for a college course.

    • C. 

      She had already experienced new cultures by leaving home.

    • D. 

      She was already familiar with the folklore she was to collect.

    • E. 

      She had already received permission to conduct the study.