CAHSEE Practice 1

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CAHSEE Practice 1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the narrator's  main purpose in this passage?
    • A. 

      To entertain readers with a story of an unusual day

    • B. 

      To inform readers how to organize a day away from home

    • C. 

      To persuade readers to take some time for themselves

    • D. 

      To describe to readers what it is like to rediscover a city

  • 2. 
    Which sentence below is an example of a simile?
    • A. 

      I will have set no clock...

    • B. 

      I do not want to know my name...

    • C. 

      We need hours of aimless wandering...

    • D. 

      A day away acts as a spring tonic.

  • 3. 
    The words casual, wander, and gaze in paragraph 3 suggest a feeling of --
    • A. 

      Determination.

    • B. 

      Solitude.

    • C. 

      Bewilderment.

    • D. 

      Relaxation.

  • 4. 
    The narrator MOST likely laid out her clothes the night before her day away so that she --
    • A. 

      Wouldn't forget what she wanted to wear.

    • B. 

      Wouldn't have to make a decision in the morning.

    • C. 

      Would be able to sleep late in the morning.

    • D. 

      Would be as stylishly dressed as possible.

  • 5. 
    Which BEST describes the narrator's tone in the second half of the passage?
    • A. 

      Persuasive

    • B. 

      Humorous

    • C. 

      Sarcastic

    • D. 

      Frustrated

  • 6. 
    Which sentence from the passage is an example of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Once a year or so I give myself a day away.

    • B. 

      On the eve of my day of absence, I begin to unwrap the bonds which hold me in harness.

    • C. 

      I enter and leave public parks, libraries, the lobbies of skyscrapers, and movie houses.

    • D. 

      It can dispel rancor, transform indecision, and renew the spirit.

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