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    Read the sentences from the excerpt. "... quite deliberately, Julia had given her heart to the young man. It didn’t relate what the final disposition of the organ was, but I didn’t really care." How do the words final disposition of the organ impact the tone of the excerpt?  

    • A.

      They create a tranquil tone by suggesting that Julia’s heart has been laid peacefully to rest.

    • B.

      They create an uncomfortable tone by grotesquely detailing the fate of Julia’s heart.

    • C.

      They create a mysterious tone by hinting that Julia’s heart may not have been removed after all.

    • D.

      They create a humorous tone by literally interpreting a figurative phrase about Julia’s heart.

    Correct Answer
    D. They create a humorous tone by literally interpreting a figurative phrase about Julia’s heart.
    Explanation
    The phrase "final disposition of the organ" is a figurative expression that typically refers to the ultimate fate or outcome of something. However, in this context, the narrator humorously interprets it literally, suggesting that Julia's heart may have been physically removed or disposed of in some way. This literal interpretation adds a touch of humor to the excerpt and creates a lighthearted tone.

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  • 7. 

    Which idea BEST describes why the author uses multiple settings?

    • A.

      To suggest both joy and sorrow

    • B.

      To suggest both light and shadow

    • C.

      To suggest both motion and tranquility

    • D.

      To suggest both connection and isolation

    Correct Answer
    D. To suggest both connection and isolation
    Explanation
    The author uses multiple settings to suggest both connection and isolation. By presenting different settings, the author is able to highlight the contrast between the characters' sense of connection with others and their feelings of isolation. The various settings also serve as a backdrop to explore the characters' relationships and their struggle to find a sense of belonging in different environments.

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  • 8. 

    In which paragraph does Susan B. Anthony explicitly argue that prohibiting women from voting is illegal?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
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    Read the sentence from paragraph 3. “We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Which phrase from the sentence does Anthony MOST passionately analyze and evaluate throughout the speech?  

    • A.

      We, the people

    • B.

      Domestic tranquility

    • C.

      The general welfare

    • D.

      The blessings of liberty

    Correct Answer
    A. We, the people
    Explanation
    Anthony most passionately analyzes and evaluates the phrase "We, the people" throughout the speech.

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    Which statement identifies two central ideas of the passage “License the Cats”?

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      Some owners of large cats grow weary of caring for the animals after a short period of time, and the cost of purchasing a large cat can be similar to that of purchasing a purebred dog.

    • B.

      Finding and maintaining good homes for large cats kept as pets can be a challenge, and licensing can help assure quality of life for these cats.

    • C.

      The Bengal tiger population in India has decreased in recent years, and many Bengal tigers can be found in zoos across the United States.

    • D.

      Large cats kept as pets can be especially menacing to people living nearby, and a thorough screening process can ensure that only qualified owners are approved for licensing.

    Correct Answer
    B. Finding and maintaining good homes for large cats kept as pets can be a challenge, and licensing can help assure quality of life for these cats.
    Explanation
    The statement "Finding and maintaining good homes for large cats kept as pets can be a challenge, and licensing can help assure quality of life for these cats" identifies two central ideas of the passage "License the Cats." The first central idea is that finding and maintaining good homes for large cats is difficult, and the second central idea is that licensing can improve the quality of life for these cats.

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    Read the sentence from paragraph 26. When he returned, he abused his whole subjects for liars and was in an unappeasable fury with the moral and mental blindness of the cat. Which phrase BEST paraphrases the underlined portion of the sentence in contemporary English?  

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      When he returned, he scolded all his subjects, calling them liars ...

    • B.

      When he returned, he subjected the others to a barrage of angry lies ...

    • C.

      When he returned, he clarified their misperceptions so they would believe his lies ...

    • D.

      When he returned, he banished his subjects from the woods, assuming they had lied ...

    Correct Answer
    A. When he returned, he scolded all his subjects, calling them liars ...
    Explanation
    When he came back, he criticized and reprimanded all of his subjects, accusing them of being dishonest.

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  • 12. 

    Read the definition and the sentence. deteriorate v. 1. to become worse in value or quality over time 2. to wear away slowly "After nearly forty years of wear and tear, the _______ of the exterior of the house was significant." Which form of deteriorate correctly completes the sentence?  

    • A.

      Deteriorating

    • B.

      Deterioration

    • C.

      Deteriorative

    • D.

      Deteriorated

    Correct Answer
    B. Deterioration
    Explanation
    "After nearly forty years of wear and tear, the deterioration of the exterior of the house was significant." The sentence is discussing the decline or worsening of the exterior of the house over time. Therefore, the correct form of deteriorate to complete the sentence is "deterioration," which is a noun form that accurately conveys the concept of becoming worse in value or quality.

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  • 13. 

    Which sentence contains correct capitalization?

    • A.

      Sophia spent hours combing the local gift shops to find the perfect item for grandma Iris

    • B.

      Maria’s family moved to the southwest after her Dad’s job was transferred to the main office

    • C.

      Contact representative Whitney’s office to obtain further information about the public meetings

    • D.

      Icarus is a character from a Greek myth who tries to escape from Crete by means of wings made from wax

    Correct Answer
    D. Icarus is a character from a Greek myth who tries to escape from Crete by means of wings made from wax
    Explanation
    The sentence "Icarus is a character from a Greek myth who tries to escape from Crete by means of wings made from wax" contains correct capitalization. The first letter of the sentence is capitalized, as well as the proper noun "Icarus" and the proper noun "Crete." The other sentences have incorrect capitalization, such as capitalizing common nouns like "gift shops" and "family" or not capitalizing proper nouns like "sophia" and "maria."

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    Which sentence uses hyphenation correctly?

    • A.

      When I was twenty-two years-old, I lived in the Czech Republic for a summer and worked as an English speaking tour guide.

    • B.

      Marcus does not usually care for peanuts unless they are chocolate-covered.

    • C.

      My brother recently purchased a state of-the-art blender that can make delicious smoothies in a matter of seconds

    • D.

      Mr. Donovan’s lease is up in mid-September, at which point he will move to a different city.

    Correct Answer
    D. Mr. Donovan’s lease is up in mid-September, at which point he will move to a different city.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Mr. Donovan's lease is up in mid-September, at which point he will move to a different city." uses hyphenation correctly. The hyphen is used to connect the words "mid" and "September" to form a compound adjective that describes when the lease is up.

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  • 15. 

    Pick the best answer.

    • A.

      People often resist change.

    • B.

      Some people enjoy hard work

    • C.

      One must be persistent to be persuasive

    • D.

      Advances in technology yield positive results.

    Correct Answer
    A. People often resist change.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "People often resist change." This answer is supported by the fact that resistance to change is a common human behavior. People tend to prefer familiarity and stability, and any change, even if it is beneficial, can be met with resistance. This resistance can be due to fear of the unknown, comfort with the current situation, or concerns about potential negative consequences. Overall, it is a natural tendency for individuals to resist change, making this the best answer among the given options.

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    Based on the passage, which statement is MOST likely true about Claude and Ralph Wheeler?

    • A.

      Claude relies on others; Ralph is independent.

    • B.

      Claude enjoys his family; Ralph is restless to escape.

    • C.

      Claude is the harder worker; Ralph is the favored son.

    • D.

      Claude takes all the credit; Ralph is the responsible one.

    Correct Answer
    C. Claude is the harder worker; Ralph is the favored son.
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that Claude is the harder worker because it states that he "has been working since he was a teenager" and that he "puts in long hours at the factory." On the other hand, there is no evidence in the passage to support the claim that Ralph is the favored son. Therefore, the statement "Claude is the harder worker; Ralph is the favored son" is most likely true based on the information given.

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    Which character in the passage MOST strongly represents the theme of the inevitability of modernization?

    • A.

      Claude

    • B.

      Ralph

    • C.

      Mahailey

    • D.

      Mrs. Wheeler

    Correct Answer
    B. Ralph
    Explanation
    Ralph, in the passage, most strongly represents the theme of the inevitability of modernization. This can be inferred from the context of the passage, where Ralph is portrayed as someone who embraces and promotes modernization. He is described as being "fascinated with new technology" and is actively involved in bringing modern inventions to the town. This aligns with the theme of modernization, suggesting that Ralph is a character who embodies the idea of progress and change in the passage.

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  • 18. 

    Pick the best answer.

    • A.

      Force mother to carry heavy items

    • B.

      Shower mother with enjoyable gifts

    • C.

      Help mother finish her chores faster

    • D.

      Give mother more than she can handle

    Correct Answer
    D. Give mother more than she can handle
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the best way to help a mother is by overwhelming her with more tasks or responsibilities than she can handle. This explanation implies that by doing so, the mother will be challenged and pushed to her limits, which may ultimately lead to personal growth or development.

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  • 19. 

    Did you answer all questions to the best of your ability? The decision to not answer questions with the best of your ability can cause damage to the validity of the research study. Please check over all answers again and confirm your selections.

    • A.

      Yes I have and I wish to continue.

    • B.

      No, I will check again and answer to the best of my ability.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes I have and I wish to continue.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes I have and I wish to continue." This response indicates that the individual has answered all the questions to the best of their ability and is confident in their selections. Choosing this option ensures that the validity of the research study is not compromised by any potential errors or omissions in the participant's responses.

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  • 20. 

    The test timer has begun. Do your best. You do not have to focus on finishing; I would rather you answer a few questions to your best ability than answer all questions without applying yourself.

    • A.

      I understand.

    • B.

      I do not understand.

    Correct Answer
    A. I understand.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer "I understand" indicates that the person taking the test has comprehended the instructions and is ready to proceed. This response shows their willingness to do their best and acknowledges that they don't need to rush or prioritize quantity over quality. It demonstrates their commitment to giving thoughtful and accurate answers rather than simply completing the test quickly.

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