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Exam: Semester Wrap-Up

Question 1a of 25 ( 3 Historical context 1069225 )
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Question: Which aspect of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein most clearly indicates that the Industrial Revolution influenced the story?

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*A. Recent scientific breakthroughs inspire Frankenstein to study the nature of life. Correct!
B. Frankenstein decides to abandon his belief in the ancient philosophers.
C. Characters cling to their faith in God and deny the newer scientific revelations.
D. Frankenstein feels guilty for allowing Justine to be wrongfully convicted.

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The correct answer is: Recent scientific breakthroughs inspire Frankenstein to study the nature of life.

Question 1b of 25 ( 3 Historical context 1069226 )
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Question: Which aspect of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein most clearly indicates that Romanticism influenced the story?

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*A. Frankenstein looks upon his monstrous creation with horror and disgust. Correct!
B. Natural philosophy is what drives Frankenstein’s fate and future.
C. Frankenstein is undisturbed by reality as he seeks to discover the secret of life.
D. Frankenstein compares his home life of nature, books, and love to his madness.

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The correct answer is: Frankenstein looks upon his monstrous creation with horror and disgust.

Question 1c of 25 ( 3 Historical context 1069227 )
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Question: Which aspect of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein most clearly shows a Gothic influence in the story?

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*A. Frankenstein suffers mental torture from his guilt while his monster tortures others for vengeance. Correct!
B. The monster demands a life of peaceful existence in South America with a companion.
C. Justine is wrongfully accused and convicted for the death of another character, William.
D. The novel begins with a series of letters written by a British explorer of the Arctic.

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The correct answer is: Frankenstein suffers mental torture from his guilt while his monster tortures others for vengeance.

Question 2a of 25 ( 3 Historical context 1069236 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil, as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave, or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay? My limbs now tremble and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless and almost frantic impulse urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.
Which common notion from the historical context surrounding Frankenstein does this excerpt most clearly show?

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*A. Scientists were willing to do anything to further their pursuit of knowledge. Correct!
B. Science and reason interfered with long-held beliefs about government and society.
C. Enlightenment thinking included the idea that science would solve all the world’s problems within a few centuries.
D. The Romantics rejected rationalism and emphasized creativity and natural emotions.

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The correct answer is: Scientists were willing to do anything to further their pursuit of knowledge.

Question 2b of 25 ( 3 Historical context 1069237 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
After days and nights of incredible labor and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.

The astonishment which I had at first experienced on this discovery soon gave place to delight and rapture.
Which common notion from the historical context surrounding Frankenstein does this excerpt most clearly show?

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*A. Scientists were willing to interfere with the natural order that was ordained by God, becoming god-like in their explorations. Correct!
B. Some doctors were unscrupulous, selling false medicinal remedies and experimenting at the risk of their patients.
C. Enlightenment thinking promoted learning and advanced education for the betterment of human life.
D. The Romantics de-emphasized the influence of reason, and instead emphasized human emotion.

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The correct answer is: Scientists were willing to interfere with the natural order that was ordained by God, becoming god-like in their explorations.

Question 2c of 25 ( 3 Historical context 1069238 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
But these philosophers whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles. They penetrate into the recesses of nature, and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the nature of the air we breathe. They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers . . .
Which common notion from the historical context surrounding Frankenstein does this excerpt most clearly show?

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*A. Scientists stepped into the domain of religion, presuming to discover and recreate the essence of life itself. Correct!
B. Horror and suspense, haunted forests, and castles were common settings in the Gothic literature of the day.
C. The Industrial Revolution brought about the scientific method, leading to more scientific quests.
D. The Romantic period brought about an appreciation for beauty in opposition to the intellectual quest for reason.

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The correct answer is: Scientists stepped into the domain of religion, presuming to discover and recreate the essence of life itself.

Question 3a of 25 ( 3 Gothic 1069239 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
I saw how the fine form of man was degraded and wasted; . . . I saw how the worm inherited the wonders of the eye and brain.
Which element of Gothic literature is most evident in this excerpt from Frankenstein?

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*A. An emphasis on death and decay Correct!
B. Physical terror
C. Psychological terror
D. A spooky setting

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The correct answer is: An emphasis on death and decay.

Question 3b of 25 ( 3 Gothic 1069240 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
“The child still struggled and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart: I grasped his throat to silence him and in a moment he lay dead at my feet. I gazed on my victim, and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph: clapping my hands, I exclaimed, ‘I too, can create desolation: my enemy is not impregnable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him.’ . . .”
Which element of Gothic literature is most evident in this excerpt from Frankenstein?

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*A. Physical terror Correct!
B. Psychological terror
C. A grim setting
D. A motif of death

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The correct answer is: Physical terror.

Question 3c of 25 ( 3 Gothic 1069241 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
I had desired it with an ardor that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart, Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room, and continued a long time traversing my bed-chamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep.
Which element of Gothic literature is most evident in this excerpt from Frankenstein?

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*A. Psychological terror Correct!
B. A dark, ruinous setting
C. The specter of death
D. Physical terror

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The correct answer is: Psychological terror.

Question 4a of 25 ( 3 Monstrous theme 1069242 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in which the monster tells his story:
[I]t was a portrait of a most lovely woman. In spite of my malignity it softened and attracted me. For a few moments I gazed with delight on her dark eyes, fringed by deep lashes, and her lovely lips; but presently my rage returned: I remembered that I was forever deprived of the delights that such beautiful creatures could bestow . . .
Which phrase from the passage best supports the theme that monstrous appearances can be deceiving?

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*A. it softened and attracted me Correct!
B. fringed by deep lashes
C. beautiful creatures could bestow
D. portrait of a most lovely woman

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The correct answer is: it softened and attracted me.

Question 4b of 25 ( 3 Monstrous theme 1069243 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in which the monster tells his story:
“You are in the wrong,” replied the fiend; “and, instead of threatening, I consent to reason with you. I am malicious because I am miserable; am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than man pities me? . . .”
Which phrase from the passage best supports the theme that monstrous appearances can be deceiving?

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*A. consent to reason Correct!
B. hated by all mankind
C. am I not shunned
D. I am malicious

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The correct answer is: consent to reason.

Question 4c of 25 ( 3 Monstrous theme 1069244 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in which the monster tells his story:
I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me. It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another. Our lives will not be happy, but they will be harmless, and free from the misery I now feel.
Which phrase from the passage best supports the theme that monstrous appearances can be deceiving?

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*A. harmless, and free Correct!
B. hideous as myself
C. we shall be monsters
D. demand a creature

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The correct answer is: harmless, and free.

Question 5a of 25 ( 3 Monstrous themes 1069245 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which is narrated by Dr. Frankenstein:
But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul: and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit, what I shall soon cease to be, — a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others, and abhorrent to myself.
Which phrase from the passage best supports the theme that humans possess the ability to be monstrous?

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*A. spectacle of wrecked humanity Correct!
B. bolt has entered my soul
C. shall soon cease to be
D. pitiable to others

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The correct answer is: spectacle of wrecked humanity.

Question 5b of 25 ( 3 Monstrous themes 1069246 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which is narrated by Dr. Frankenstein:
[B]ut now, for the first time the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whose selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race.
Which phrase from the passage best supports the theme that humans possess the ability to be monstrous?

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*A. wickedness of my promise Correct!
B. peace at the price
C. whole human race
D. shuddered to think

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The correct answer is: wickedness of my promise.

Question 5c of 25 ( 3 Monstrous themes 1069247 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which is narrated by Dr. Frankenstein:
Yet, at the idea that the fiend should live and be triumphant, my rage and vengeance returned, and, like a mighty tide, overwhelmed every other feeling. After a slight repose, during which the spirits of the dead hovered round, and instigated me to toil and revenge, I prepared for my journey.
Which phrase from the passage best supports the theme that humans possess the ability to be monstrous?

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*A. my rage and vengeance Correct!
B. spirits of the dead hovered
C. that the fiend should live
D. instigated me to toil

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The correct answer is: my rage and vengeance.

Question 6a of 25 ( 3 Theme 1069248 )
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Question: Which of the following two themes are most developed in Frankenstein?

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*A. The pursuit of technology and the loss of humanity Correct!
B. The meaninglessness of beauty and the joy of friendship
C. The cost of selfishness and the need for gentleness
D. The discovery of nature and the power of happiness

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The correct answer is: The pursuit of technology and the loss of humanity.

Question 6b of 25 ( 3 Theme 1069249 )
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Question: Which of the following two themes are most developed in Frankenstein?

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*A. Selfish pursuit and revenge as a consequence of grief Correct!
B. The pursuit of excellence and the power of truth
C. The vanity of pride and the power of relationships
D. The curse of isolationism and the beauty of nature

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The correct answer is: Selfish pursuit and revenge as a consequence of grief.

Question 6c of 25 ( 3 Theme 1069250 )
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Question: Which of the following two themes are most developed in Frankenstein?

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*A. The need for companionship and the consequences of revenge Correct!
B. The sorrow of death and the joy of new life
C. The price of greed and the determination of conquest
D. Psychological torture and the desire for aesthetics

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The correct answer is: The need for companionship and the consequences of revenge.

Question 7a of 25 ( 4 Speech structure 1069254 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour” speech presented during World War II:
I am not reciting these facts for the purpose of recrimination. That I judge to be utterly futile and even harmful. We cannot afford it. . . . Now I put all this aside. I put it on the shelf, from which the historians, when they have time, will select their documents to tell their stories. We have to think of the future and not of the past.
What is most likely the intended effect of beginning the speech this way?

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*A. The audience will be convinced to focus on hope for the future. Correct!
B. The audience will realize that assigning blame is for children.
C. The audience will conclude that Churchill doesn’t want to discuss failure.
D. The audience will view Churchill as a proud leader, unwilling to accept failure.

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The correct answer is: The audience will be convinced to focus on hope for the future.

Question 7b of 25 ( 4 Speech structure 1069255 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour” speech presented during World War II:
Of this, I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Therefore, I cannot accept the drawing of any distinctions between Members of the present Government. It was formed at a moment of crisis in order to unite all the Parties and all sections of opinion. It has received the almost unanimous support of both Houses of Parliament. Its Members are going to stand together, and, subject to the authority of the House of Commons, we are going to govern the country and fight the war.
What is most likely the intended effect of beginning the speech this way?

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*A. The audience will perceive the government as strong and united. Correct!
B. The audience will be convinced that Churchill will accept criticism.
C. The audience will decide to be subject to authority of the House of Commons.
D. The audience will realize that past mistakes of the government led to the war.

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The correct answer is: The audience will perceive the government as strong and united.

Question 7c of 25 ( 4 Speech structure 1069256 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour” speech presented during World War II:
The disastrous military events which have happened during the past fortnight have not come to me with any sense of surprise. Indeed, I indicated a fortnight ago as clearly as I could to the House that the worst possibilities were open; and I made it perfectly clear then that whatever happened in France would make no difference to the resolve of Britain and the British Empire to fight on, “if necessary for years, if necessary alone.”
What is most likely the intended effect of beginning the speech this way?

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*A. The audience will gain a clear understanding of the wisdom and resolve of their leader to see the conflict to an end. Correct!
B. The audience will be convinced that the battle in France was unfortunate, but it really does not matter to Churchill.
C. The audience will blame Churchill for knowing how bad things were for two weeks and not taking action to prevent it.
D. The audience will decide Churchill is stubbornly fastened to his decision, even if people will be harmed.

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The correct answer is: The audience will gain a clear understanding of the wisdom and resolve of their leader to see the conflict to an end.

Question 8a of 25 ( 4 Structure 1069257 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from the closing of Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour” speech presented during World War II:
[W]e in this Island and in the British Empire will never lose our sense of comradeship with the French people. If we are now called upon to endure what they have been suffering, we shall emulate their courage, and if final victory rewards our toils they shall share the gains, aye, and freedom shall be restored to all.
What is most likely the intended effect of ending the speech this way?

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*A. The audience members will be inspired to hope for victory and protect their allies. Correct!
B. The audience members will understand their duty to endure suffering like the French did.
C. The audience members will realize that they are comrades with all Europeans.
D. The audience members will view their country’s defeats as necessary evils.

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The correct answer is: The audience members will be inspired to hope for victory and protect their allies.

Question 8b of 25 ( 4 Structure 1069258 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from the closing of Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour” speech presented during World War II:
What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war.
What is most likely the intended effect of ending the speech this way?

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*A. The audience will be prepared for the worst for the sake of life and country. Correct!
B. The audience will be provoked to fear by the idea of the evil Hitler will unleash upon them.
C. The audience will be discouraged by the idea of its civilization being destroyed.
D. The audience will be convinced to fight a guerrilla war against Germany should it invade Great Britain.

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The correct answer is: The audience will be prepared for the worst for the sake of life and country.

Question 8c of 25 ( 4 Structure 1069259 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from the closing of Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour” speech presented during World War II:
But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”
What is most likely the intended effect of ending the speech this way?

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*A. The audience will see that it must have courage because the stakes are high for the whole world. Correct!
B. The audience will despair because it will realize that it is living in a new Dark Age.
C. The audience will believe that the perversion of science is the culprit behind the world’s woes.
D. The audience will decide to protest the war efforts, bringing the dark abyss to a conclusion.

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The correct answer is: The audience will see that it must have courage because the stakes are high for the whole world.

Question 9a of 25 ( 5 Emphasis and tone 1069260 )
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Question: Which sentence most accurately evaluates the spoken tone of Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour”?

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*A. Churchill’s tone sounds depressed despite his words calling for determined duty. Correct!
B. Churchill’s emphasis on Britain’s inflexible resolve makes victory seem like a foregone conclusion.
C. Churchill’s sarcasm makes it appear that he’s daring Germany to attack.
D. Churchill’s bold tone encourages everyone to stand up and be counted.

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The correct answer is: Churchill’s tone sounds depressed despite his words calling for determined duty.

Question 9b of 25 ( 5 Emphasis and tone 1069261 )
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Question: Which sentence most accurately evaluates the spoken tone of Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour”?

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*A. Churchill’s tone comes across as unmotivated and is not likely to inspire the audience. Correct!
B. Churchill’s cautious approach lends credibility to the idea that Britain will be victorious.
C. Churchill’s emphasis on carrying on the war challenges the British to fight bravely.
D. Churchill’s surprised tone makes him seem as if he is caught off-guard.

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The correct answer is: Churchill’s tone comes across as unmotivated and is not likely to inspire the audience.

Question 9c of 25 ( 5 Emphasis and tone 1069262 )
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Question: Which sentence most accurately evaluates the spoken tone of Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour”?

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*A. Churchill’s lack of enthusiasm makes it seem as if he is uninterested in the outcome of the war. Correct!
B. Churchill’s honesty about consulting Britain’s colonial governments reinforces his credibility.
C. Churchill’s defensive tone makes it appear that other leaders have questioned his leadership.
D. Churchill’s confident tone will inspire other nations to fight alongside Great Britain.

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The correct answer is: Churchill’s lack of enthusiasm makes it seem as if he is uninterested in the outcome of the war.

Question 10a of 25 ( 3 Propaganda 1069265 )
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Question: Which of the following excerpts from Joseph Stalin’s 1941 radio broadcast would best be classified as incendiary?

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*A. [Germany] has lost politically by exposing herself in the eyes of the entire world as a bloodthirsty aggressor. Correct!
B. [T]he non-aggression pact between Germany and the USSR is precisely such a pact.
C. [T]his peace treaty does not infringe . . . on the territorial integrity, independence and honor of the peace-loving State.
D. All our work must be immediately reconstructed on a war footing . . .

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The correct answer is: [Germany] has lost politically by exposing herself in the eyes of the entire world as a bloodthirsty aggressor.

Question 10b of 25 ( 3 Propaganda 1069266 )
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Question: Which of the following excerpts from Joseph Stalin’s 1941 radio broadcast would best be classified as incendiary?

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*A. [O]ur country has come to death grips with its most malicious and most perfidious enemy — German fascism. Correct!
B. [T]he chief virtue of the Soviet people must be courage, valor, fearlessness in struggle.
C. We must organize all-round assistance to the Red Army, insure powerful reinforcements for its ranks.
D. Collective farmers must drive off all their cattle and turn over their grain to the safe keeping of the state authorities.

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The correct answer is: [O]ur country has come to death grips with its most malicious and most perfidious enemy — German fascism.

Question 10c of 25 ( 3 Propaganda 1069267 )
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Question: Which of the following excerpts from Joseph Stalin’s 1941 radio broadcast would best be classified as incendiary?

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*A. The enemy is crafty, unscrupulous, experienced in deception. Correct!
B. We must reckon with all this and not fall victims to provocation.
C. Men of the Red Army are displaying unexampled valor.
D. Is it really true that the German Fascist troops are invincible?

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The correct answer is: The enemy is crafty, unscrupulous, experienced in deception.

Question 11a of 25 ( 4 Evidence 1069269 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Joseph Stalin’s radio broadcast shortly after Germany invaded the USSR in 1941:
Non-aggression pacts are pacts of peace between two States. It was such a pact that Germany proposed to us in 1939. Could the Soviet Government have declined such a proposal? I think that not a single peace-loving state could decline a peace treaty with a neighboring state even though the latter was headed by such fiends and cannibals as Hitler and Ribbertrop.
Which argument is most clearly developed by the rhetoric used in the passage?

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*A. Germany’s leaders cannot be trusted. Correct!
B. Russia signed a peace treaty with Germany.
C. Germany’s army is not invincible.
D. Russia should have joined forces with the Allies.

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The correct answer is: Germany’s leaders cannot be trusted.

Question 11b of 25 ( 4 Evidence 1069270 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Joseph Stalin’s radio broadcast shortly after Germany invaded the USSR in 1941:
Collective farmers must drive off all their cattle and turn over their grain to the safekeeping of the State authorities for transportation to the rear. All valuable property including non-ferrous metals, grain and fuel which cannot be withdrawn must without fail be destroyed. In areas occupied by the enemy, Guerilla units, mounted and foot, must be formed, diversionist groups must be
organized . . .
Which argument is most clearly developed by the rhetoric used in the passage?

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*A. Nothing of value will be overtaken by Germany. Correct!
B. Germany’s army doesn’t have similar resources as Russia.
C. Seniors and teenagers will be conscripted to service.
D. Stalin is confident that German occupation is inevitable.

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The correct answer is: Nothing of value will be overtaken by Germany.

Question 11c of 25 ( 4 Evidence 1069271 )
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Question: Read the following passage from Joseph Stalin’s radio broadcast shortly after Germany invaded the USSR in 1941:
Such popular levies must be raised in every city which is in danger of an enemy invasion, all the working people must be roused to defend our freedom, our honor, our country — in our patriotic war against German fascism.

In order to insure a rapid mobilization of all forces of the peoples of the USSR, and to repulse the enemy who treacherously attacked our country, a State Committee of Defense has been formed in whose hands the entire power of the State has been vested.
Which argument is most clearly developed by the rhetoric used in the passage?

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*A. Russia will commandeer the nation’s resources to ensure defense. Correct!
B. Russia may be forced to yield its power to Germany in the near future.
C. Russia is confident that its democratic government will overcome fascism.
D. The working people of Russia have to be awakened from their peaceful slumber.

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The correct answer is: Russia will commandeer the nation’s resources to ensure defense.

Question 12a of 25 ( 4 Analyze approach 1069272 )
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Question: Read the following excerpts from two speeches given by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the onset of America’s entrance into World War II in 1941. The first speech was given to Congress and the second was a radio address to the nation:
1. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

2. We are now in this war. We are all in it — all the way. Every single man, woman and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories — the changing fortunes of war.
Which most accurately describes a major difference in the emphasis between the two speeches?

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*A. Unlike Speech #1, Speech #2 emphasizes the need to unify for a common cause. Correct!
B. Both speeches employ logos to make the point that war is inevitable.
C. Unlike Speech #1, Speech #2 uses language that blames Japan for acting deceitfully.
D. Unlike Speech #2, Speech #1 uses pathos to highlight the need to fight back.

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The correct answer is: Unlike Speech #1, Speech #2 emphasizes the need to unify for a common cause.

Question 12b of 25 ( 4 Analyze approach 1069273 )
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Question: Read the following excerpts from two speeches given by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the onset of America’s entrance into World War II in 1941. The first one was given to Congress and the second one was a radio address to the nation:
1. As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. . . . [T]he American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

2. And in the difficult hours of this day — through dark days that may be yet to come — we will know that the vast majority of the members of the human race are on our side. Many of them are fighting with us. All of them are praying for us. But, in representing our cause, we represent theirs as well — our hope and their hope for liberty under God.
Which most accurately describes a major difference in the emphasis between the two speeches?

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*A. Unlike Speech #1, Speech #2 uses emotional language to remind Americans that they are not alone. Correct!
B. Both speeches pronounce a dark, uncertain future for the United States.
C. Speech #1 conveys a less certain tone concerning future victory than Speech #2.
D. Unlike Speech #1, Speech #2 employs logos to indicate that war is necessary.

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The correct answer is: Unlike Speech #1, Speech #2 uses emotional language to remind Americans that they are not alone.

Question 12c of 25 ( 4 Analyze approach 1069274 )
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Question: Read the following excerpts from two speeches given by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the onset of America’s entrance into World War II in 1941. The first one was given to Congress and the second one was a radio address to the nation:
1. With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

2. We are now in the midst of a war, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this nation, and all that this nation represents, will be safe for our children.
Which most accurately describes a major difference in the emphasis between the two speeches?

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*A. Unlike Speech #2, Speech #1 promises perseverance to gain victory. Correct!
B. Both speeches use hyperbole to inflate the need for war with Japan.
C. Unlike Speech #2, Speech #1 relies on FDR’s integrity to persuade Americans.
D. Unlike Speech #1, Speech #2 stirs up fear to muster support.

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The correct answer is: Unlike Speech #2, Speech #1 promises perseverance to gain victory.

Question 13a of 25 ( 4 Style 1069276 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Address to the Nation:
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Which sentence most accurately evaluates the rhetoric of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech?

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*A. The president uses parallelism to emphasize how widespread the attacks were. Correct!
B. The president relies on repetition to ensure that his listeners do not forget the names of locations.
C. The president uses incendiary language to evoke anger from the American listeners.
D. The president relies on sarcasm to make Japan’s invasion seem less than it was.

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The correct answer is: The president uses parallelism to emphasize how widespread the attacks were.

Question 13b of 25 ( 4 Style 1069277 )
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Question: Read this excerpt from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan”:
In 1931, ten years ago, Japan invaded Manchukuo — without warning. In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia — without warning.

In 1938, Hitler occupied Austria — without warning.

In 1939, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia — without warning.
Which sentence most accurately evaluates the rhetoric of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech?

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*A. The president uses repetition to emphasize the suddenness of the events. Correct!
B. The president relies on repetition to ensure that his listeners remember the date of each event.
C. The president uses incendiary language to evoke anger from the American listeners.
D. The president mentions the dates to emphasize his credibility with the listeners.

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The correct answer is: The president uses repetition to emphasize the suddenness of the events.

Question 13c of 25 ( 4 Style 1069278 )
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Question: Read this excerpt from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan”:
In 1940, Italy attacked France and later Greece — without warning.

And this year, in 1941, the Axis Powers attacked Yugoslavia and Greece and they dominated the Balkans — without warning.

In 1941, also, Hitler invaded Russia — without warning.

And now Japan has attacked Malaya and Thailand — and the United States — without warning.
Which sentence most accurately evaluates the rhetoric of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech?

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*A. The president repeats the phrase “without warning” to emphasize that these events were unexpected. Correct!
B. The president relies on repetition to ensure that his listeners remember the order the events occurred
C. The president uses the words “attacked” and “invaded” to exaggerate the significance of the events.
D. The president refers to when each event occurred to emphasize his credibility with the listeners.

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The correct answer is: The president repeats the phrase “without warning” to emphasize that these events were unexpected.

Question 14a of 25 ( 3 Word choice 1069279 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Joseph Chamberlain’s speech, “The True Conception of Empire,” given in 1906:
We began to be, and we ultimately became, a great imperial Power in the eighteenth century, but, during the greater part of that time, the Colonies were regarded, not only by us, but by every European Power that possessed them, as possessions valuable in proportion to the pecuniary advantage which they brought to the mother country, which, under that order of ideas, was not truly a mother at all . . .
Which phrase from the excerpt most clearly shows an imperialistic attitude?

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*A. possessions valuable in proportion Correct!
B. under that order of ideas
C. not truly a mother at all
D. we ultimately became

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The correct answer is: possessions valuable in proportion.

Question 14b of 25 ( 3 Word choice 1069280 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Joseph Chamberlain’s speech, “The True Conception of Empire,” given in 1906:
Here also the sense of possession has given place to a different sentiment—the sense of obligation. We feel now that our rule over these territories can only be justified if we can show that it adds to the happiness and prosperity of the people, and I maintain that our rule does, and has, brought security and peace and comparative prosperity to countries that never knew these blessings before.
Which phrase from the excerpt most clearly shows an imperialistic attitude?

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*A. never knew these blessings Correct!
B. sense of obligation
C. comparative prosperity
D. a different sentiment

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The correct answer is: never knew these blessings.

Question 14c of 25 ( 3 Word choice 1069281 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Joseph Chamberlain’s speech, “The True Conception of Empire,” given in 1906:
[I]n almost every instance in which the rule of the queen has been established and the great Pax Britannica has been enforced, there has come with it greater security to life and property, and a material improvement in the condition of the bulk of the population. No doubt, in the first instance, when these conquests have been made, there has been bloodshed, there has been loss of life among the native populations, loss of still more precious lives among those who have been sent out to bring these countries into some kind of disciplined order . . .
Which phrase from the excerpt most clearly shows an imperialistic attitude?

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*A. loss of still more precious lives Correct!
B. almost every instance
C. there has been bloodshed
D. rule of the queen

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The correct answer is: loss of still more precious lives.

Question 15a of 25 ( 3 Word choice 1069287 )
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Question: Read the following passage:
It is no secret that we live in the greatest country in the world. Every nation need only look to us to see that ours is a free and happy society. It is now time to spread the ideals of our nation, through diplomacy or by force, so that everyone may share in our freedom and happiness.
Which phrase from the passage most clearly shows an imperialistic attitude?

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*A. spread the ideals Correct!
B. It is no secret
C. freedom and happiness
D. everyone may share

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The correct answer is: spread the ideals.

Question 15b of 25 ( 3 Word choice 1069288 )
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Question: Read the following passage:
I would like to honor the courageous soldiers who sacrificed their lives to ensure that all nations may benefit from our country’s ideals. Without their sacrifice, our great nation would not have been able to bring freedom and justice to these savage lands.
Which phrase from the passage most clearly shows an imperialistic attitude?

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*A. savage lands Correct!
B. courageous soldiers
C. freedom and justice
D. their sacrifice

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The correct answer is: savage lands.

Question 15c of 25 ( 3 Word choice 1069289 )
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Question: Read the following passage:
We had traveled across the sea to the new land, hoping to find an untamed wilderness. However, we found an inhabited land that needed discipline. We pacified the population and made it fit for civilization. For this we thank our great explorers and warriors.
Which phrase from the passage most clearly shows an imperialistic attitude?

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*A. fit for civilization Correct!
B. untamed wilderness
C. inhabited land
D. explorers and warriors

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The correct answer is: fit for civilization.

Question 16a of 25 ( 3 Point of view 1069291 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Emperor Quian Long’s Letter to King George III in England in 1793:
In consideration of the fact that your Ambassador and his deputy have come a long way with your memorial and tribute, I have shown them high favour and have allowed them to be introduced into my presence.
Based on this excerpt, what can most logically be concluded about Emperor Quian Long’s point of view?

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*A. China is a superior nation. Correct!
B. Britain is equal to China.
C. Britain had sent too many troops.
D. The Ambassador is a worthy opponent.

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The correct answer is: China is a superior nation.

Question 16b of 25 ( 3 Point of view 1069292 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Emperor Quian Long’s Letter to King George III in England in 1793:
If you assert that your reverence for Our Celestial dynasty fills you with a desire to acquire our civilisation, our ceremonies and code of laws differ so completely from your own that, even if your Envoy were able to acquire the rudiments of our civilisation, you could not possibly transplant our manners and customs to your alien soil. Therefore, however adept the Envoy might become, nothing would be gained thereby.
Based on this excerpt, what can most logically be concluded about Emperor Quian Long’s point of view?

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*A. The British are too crude to adapt the more refined Chinese customs. Correct!
B. The British need to behave more like the Chinese in the future.
C. The Chinese people can learn many things from British culture.
D. British culture should be highly valued by all nations.

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The correct answer is: The British are too crude to adapt the more refined Chinese customs.

Question 16c of 25 ( 3 Point of view 1069293 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Emperor Quian Long’s Letter to King George III in England in 1793:
But as the tea, silk and porcelain which the Celestial Empire produces, are absolute necessities to European nations and to yourselves, we have permitted, as a signal mark of favour, that foreign hongs should be established at Canton, so that your wants might be supplied and your country thus participate in our beneficence.
Based on this excerpt, what can most logically be concluded about Emperor Quian Long’s point of view?

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*A. Trade with China is an enormous privilege. Correct!
B. China highly values British goods.
C. The British are better trade partners than other countries.
D. Sharing with others is a moral principle.

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The correct answer is: Trade with China is an enormous privilege.

Question 17a of 25 ( 3 Sarcasm 1069294 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from T. N. Makharji’s A Visit to Europe:
They were as much astonished to see the Indians produce works of art with the aid of rude apparatus they themselves had discarded long ago, as a Hindu would be to see a chimpanzee officiating as a priest in a funeral ceremony and reading out Sanskrit texts from a palm leaf book spread before him.
Based on this excerpt, what can most logically be concluded about Makharji’s point of view?

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*A. Europeans believe Indians are an ignorant, uncultured people. Correct!
B. Indians are not producing fine art because they use primitive tools.
C. It is amazing that Indians are so artistic.
D. Europeans have a limited experience with interpreting Sanskrit.

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The correct answer is: Europeans believe Indians are an ignorant, uncultured people.

Question 17b of 25 ( 3 Sarcasm 1069295 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from T. N. Makharji’s A Visit to Europe:
You could tell any amount of stories on this subject [of the number of wives Indians have] without exciting the slightest suspicion. Once, one of our number told a pretty waitress—”I am awfully pleased with you, and I want to marry you. Will you accept the fortieth wifeship in my household which became vacant just before I left my country?” She asked—”How many wives have you altogether?” “Two hundred and fifty, the usual number,” was the ready answer.
Based on this excerpt, what can most logically be concluded about Makharji’s point of view?

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*A. Europeans’ stereotypes of Indians make them gullible. Correct!
B. Indian people like to travel the world.
C. Storytelling provides amusement as part of the Indian culture.
D. The number of wives Indian men have is astonishing.

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The correct answer is: Europeans’ stereotypes of Indians make them gullible.

Question 17c of 25 ( 3 Sarcasm 1069296 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from T. N. Makharji’s A Visit to Europe:
Perhaps, no symptom being visible in my external appearance of the cannibalistic tendencies of my heart, or owing probably to the notion that I must have by that time got over my partiality for human flesh, or knowing at least that the place was safe enough against any treacherous spring which I might take into my head to make upon them, or owing to whatever other cause, the party gradually grew bolder, began to talk in whispers and actually tried to attract my attention . . .
Based on this excerpt, what can most logically be concluded about Makharji’s point of view?

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*A. Europeans do see Indians as civilized people. Correct!
B. People are shy when they meet new people.
C. He prefers cannibalism over vegetarianism.
D. He has to be careful in Europe to avoid getting arrested.

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The correct answer is: Europeans do see Indians as civilized people.

Question 18a of 25 ( 4 Developing ideas 1069297 )
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Question: In A Room of One’s Own, Woolf explains that many families in the late 1400s arranged marriages. She later tells a story about Shakespeare’s hypothetical sister who had his genius but whose family would not allow her to develop it. Which best states the claim that this information helps to develop?

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*A. Historically, women had little control over how they lived their lives. Correct!
B. Historically, women were content to be both creative and servile.
C. Historically, women have always been as intellectually capable as men.
D. Historically, women were happy to marry whom their parents chose.

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The correct answer is: Historically, women had little control over how they lived their lives.

Question 18b of 25 ( 4 Developing ideas 1069298 )
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Question: In A Room of One’s Own, Woolf points out that women feature prominently in literature, but are seldom mentioned in history. Which best states the claim that this information helps to develop?

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*A. Literary writers might pay lip service to women, but historians ignore them. Correct!
B. Both literary writers and historians have suffered for their craft.
C. Few women have accomplished anything in history that is worth mentioning.
D. Women prefer to influence history by supporting the men who make it.

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The correct answer is: Literary writers might pay lip service to women, but historians ignore them.

Question 18c of 25 ( 4 Developing ideas 1069299 )
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Question: In A Room of One’s Own, Woolf describes the life of Shakespeare’s hypothetical sister whose attempts at achieving the greatness of her brother leave her desperate, ostracized, and eventually suicidal. Which best states the claim that this information helps to develop?

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*A. Throughout history, society has worked against ambitious women. Correct!
B. Attempts by women to repeat the success of men are doomed to failure.
C. Behind every great man is a great woman with the true talent.
D. It is proper that women behave more subtly and indirectly than men.

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The correct answer is: Throughout history, society has worked against ambitious women.

Question 19a of 25 ( 4 Developing ideas 1069300 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf:
Occasionally an individual woman is mentioned, an Elizabeth, or a Mary; a queen or a great lady. But by no possible means could middle-class women with nothing but brains and character at their command have taken part in any one of the great movements which, brought together, constitute the historian’s view of the past.
Which statement best states the idea that this excerpt helps to develop?

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*A. Women have been historically held back from greatness. Correct!
B. Women’s lives have been deliberately left out of historical record.
C. Women have traditionally been encouraged to write about their lives.
D. Women’s contributions have been erased from history.

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The correct answer is: Women have been historically held back from greatness.

Question 19b of 25 ( 4 Developing ideas 1069301 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf:
[A]ny woman born with a great gift in the sixteenth century would certainly have gone crazed, shot herself, or ended her days in some lonely cottage outside the village, half witch, half wizard, feared and mocked at. For it needs little skill in psychology to be sure that a happily gifted girl who had tried to use her gift for poetry would have been so thwarted and hindered by other people.
Which statement best states the idea that this excerpt helps to develop?

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*A. Society has held women back from greatness. Correct!
B. Men have conspired to keep women powerless.
C. Historians have glossed over women’s achievements.
D. Emotions have prevented women from success.

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The correct answer is: Society has held women back from greatness.

Question 19c of 25 ( 4 Developing ideas 1069302 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf:
And here, I said, opening a book about music, we have the very words used again in this year of grace, 1928, of women who try to write music. ‘Of Mlle. Germaine Tailleferre one can only repeat Dr. Johnson’s dictum concerning, a woman preacher, transposed into terms of music. “Sir, a woman’s composing is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.” So accurately does history repeat itself.
Which statement best states the idea that this excerpt helps to develop?

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*A. In the 20th century, women still face hostility as they endeavor to create. Correct!
B. The number of disciplines from which women are barred is ever shrinking.
C. Women must create a room to call their own rather than seek it out.
D. Criticism of women from men is often less honest and gentler.

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The correct answer is: In the 20th century, women still face hostility as they endeavor to create.

Question 20a of 25 ( 4 Backstory 1069303 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from the Author’s Note explaining how Yann Martel came to write Life of Pi:
He took in my line of work with a widening of the eyes and a nodding of the head. It was time to go. I had my hand up, trying to catch my waiter’s eye to get the bill. Then the elderly man said, “I have a story that will make you believe in God.”

I stopped waving my hand. But I was suspicious.
What is one effect of Martel’s use of backstory in this excerpt?

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*A. It begins to develop the theme of spirituality. Correct!
B. It sets a somber and melancholy tone.
C. It establishes conflict between the man and the writer.
D. It begins the story in medias res.

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The correct answer is: It begins to develop the theme of spirituality.

Question 20b of 25 ( 4 Backstory 1069304 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from the Author’s Note explaining how Yann Martel came to write Life of Pi:
“. . . Once upon a time there was a zoo in the Pondicherry Botanical Garden.” He went on. I took notes, the elements of the story. “You must talk to him,” he said of the main character. “I knew him very, very well. He’s a grown man now. You must ask him all the questions you want.”

Later in Toronto, among nine columns of Patels in the phone book, I found him, the main character. My heart pounded as I dialed his phone number.
What is one effect of Martel’s use of backstory in this excerpt?

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*A. It shows that the story will be told in an unconventional way. Correct!
B. It establishes the theme of boundaries between people and animals.
C. It suggests that the story is fictional.
D. It begins the story in medias res.

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The correct answer is: It shows that the story will be told in an unconventional way.

Question 20c of 25 ( 4 Backstory 1069305 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from the Author’s Note explaining how Yann Martel came to write Life of Pi:
He showed me the diary he kept during the events. He showed me the yellowed newspaper clippings that made him briefly, obscurely famous. He told me his story. All the while I took notes. Nearly a year later, after considerable difficulties, I received a tape and a report from the Japanese Ministry of Transport. It was as I listened to that tape that I agreed with Mr. Adirubasamy that this was, indeed, a story to make you believe in God.
What is one effect of Martel’s use of backstory in this excerpt?

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*A. It suggests that Martel is telling a true story. Correct!
B. It establishes the narrator’s spiritual conflicts.
C. It begins to develop the theme of seizing the moment.
D. It introduces the main characters of the novel.

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The correct answer is: It suggests that Martel is telling a true story.

Question 21a of 25 ( 4 Theme development 1069308 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Martel’s Life of Pi:
A number of my fellow religious-studies students—muddled agnostics who didn’t know which way was up, who were in the thrall of reason, that fool’s gold for the bright—reminded me of the three-toed sloth; and the three-toed sloth, such a beautiful example of the miracle of life, reminded me of God.
Which theme introduced in this excerpt is developed over the course of the novel?

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*A. The power of faith Correct!
B. Reason versus intuition
C. The nature of animals
D. The battle of the mind

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The correct answer is: The power of faith.

Question 21b of 25 ( 4 Theme development 1069309 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Martel’s Life of Pi:
Within a couple of days I could stand, even make two, three steps, despite nausea, dizziness and general weakness. Blood tests revealed that I was anemic and that my level of sodium was very high and my potassium low. My body retained fluids and my legs swelled up tremendously. I looked as if I had been grated with a pair of elephant legs. . . . After a week or so, I could walk just about normally . . .
Which theme introduced in this excerpt is developed over the course of the novel?

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*A. Survival and the will to live Correct!
B. Discouragement of illness
C. Overcoming disease
D. Dependence on others

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The correct answer is: Survival and the will to live.

Question 21c of 25 ( 4 Theme development 1069310 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from Martel’s Life of Pi:
I was named after a swimming pool. Quite peculiar considering my parents never took to water. One of my father’s earliest business contacts was Francis Adirubasamy. He became a good friend of the family. I called him Mamaji, mama being the Tamil word for uncle and ji being a suffix used in India to indicate respect and affection. When he was a young man, long before I was born, Mamaji was a champion competitive swimmer, the champion of all South India.
Which theme introduced in this excerpt is developed over the course of the novel?

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*A. The value of storytelling Correct!
B. The value of business
C. The need for boundaries
D. Peculiar parenting roles

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The correct answer is: The value of storytelling.

Question 22a of 25 ( 3 Settings 1069317 )
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Question: In the Life of Pi, the main character grows up in a small region of India that was colonized by the French rather than the British, and lives on the grounds of a zoo. Which statement best describes the theme that these two settings help develop?

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*A. Both settings embody the theme of boundaries. Correct!
B. Both settings reveal a theme of similarities between animals and people.
C. Both settings build the theme of spirituality.
D. Both settings shape a theme about India’s diversity.

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The correct answer is: Both settings embody the theme of boundaries.

Question 22b of 25 ( 3 Settings 1069318 )
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Question: In the Life of Pi, the main character chooses to attend religious services at a church, a mosque, and a darshan. Which statement best describes the theme that these three settings help develop?

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*A. All three settings help establish the theme of breaking religious boundaries. Correct!
B. All three settings contribute to a theme of fear of the unknown.
C. All three settings build toward a theme of entrapment by institutionalized religions.
D. All three settings shape a theme of love for one’s intellectual development.

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The correct answer is: All three settings help establish the theme of breaking religious boundaries.

Question 22c of 25 ( 3 Settings 1069319 )
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Question: In the Life of Pi, Richard Parker lives in a zoo and later is confined to a lifeboat adrift in the middle of the ocean. Which statement best describes the theme that these two settings help develop?

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*A. Both settings help develop the theme of boundaries. Correct!
B. Both settings reveal a theme of the dangers of zoos.
C. Both settings establish a theme of respecting authority figures.
D. Both settings convey the theme of the struggle for survival.

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The correct answer is: Both settings help develop the theme of boundaries.

Question 23a of 25 ( 4 Character 1069321 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from The Life of Pi, which takes place just after Pi indulges on the food and water he finds on the lifeboat:
I slept all morning. I was roused by anxiety. That tide of food, water and rest that flowed through my weakened system, bringing me a new lease on life, also brought me the strength to see how desperate my situation was. I awoke to the reality of Richard Parker. There was a tiger in the lifeboat. I could hardly believe it, yet I knew I had to. And I had to save myself.
What does this excerpt most clearly reveal about Pi?

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*A. Pi is determined even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Correct!
B. Pi is an angry person with every bit of adventure stolen from his heart.
C. Pi is a careless person, childishly ignoring the reality in which he finds himself,
D. Pi is a positive thinker unable to imagine his inevitable death by tiger or sea.

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The correct answer is: Pi is determined even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Question 23b of 25 ( 4 Character 1069322 )
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Question: Read the following excerpt from The Life of Pi, which takes place just after Pi realizes Richard Parker is hiding underneath the tarp:
“I’m going to die,” I blubbered through quivering lips.

Oncoming death is terrible enough, but worse still is oncoming death with time to spare, time in which all the happiness that was yours and all the happiness that might have been yours becomes clear to you. You see with utter lucidity all that you are losing. The sight brings on an oppressive sadness that no car about to hit you or water about to drown you can match. The feeling is truly unbearable.
What does this excerpt most clearly reveal about Pi?

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*A. Pi values the gift of life he has had and feels the loss of his future dreams. Correct!
B. Pi’s cowardice is revealed by his meltdown when he realizes he has no way out.
C. Pi claims to be spiritually inclined, but is morbidly engrossed with his impending loss of life.
D. Pi has a calm nature, always presuming a happily-ever-aft

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