1. The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia on September 5, 1774. All of the colonies sent representatives except Georgia. This congress continued in session until October 26, 1774. By then it had passed resolutions calling for a boycott against British trade. The author’s main purpose was
a. To inform b. To persuade c. To instruct d. To give an opinion
2. Identify the point of view of each of the following passages. “My second mate was a round-cheeked, silent young man, grave beyond his years, I thought; but as our eyes happened to meet I detected a slight quiver on his lips. I looked down at once. It was not my part to encourage sneering on board my ship. It must be said, too, that I knew very little of my officers.” (Joseph Conrad, “The Secret Sharer”)
a. First person b. Third person limited c. Third person omniscient d. None of the above
3. Identify the point of view of each of the following passages. “He had only himself to please in his choice: his fortune was his own; for as to Frank, it was more than being tacitly brought up as his uncle’s heir, it had become so avowed an adoption as to have him assume the name of Churchill on coming of age. It was most unlikely, therefore, that he should ever want his father’s assistance. His father had no apprehension of it.” (Jane Austen, Emma)
a. Third person omniscient b. Third person limited c. First person d. None of the above
4. Any complex sentence contains
a. Independent clauses only b. Dependent clauses only c. One independent clause and one or more dependent clauses d. Neither independent clauses nor dependent clauses
5. An appositive is a phrase or clause that
a. Is a noun or group of words acting as a noun b. Is placed right next to a noun c. Gives more information about a noun d. All of the above
6. Select the correctly punctuated sentence containing appositve.
a. The vocational counselor an experienced placement specialist has agreed to help me get a job. b. The vocational counselor, an experienced placement specialist has agreed to help me get a job. c. The vocational counselor an experienced placement specialist, has agreed to help me get a job. d. The vocational counselor, an experienced placement specialist, has agreed to help me get a job.
7. Read the situation and identify the type of conflict specifically described. Three women embark on a dream trip to sail from the Florida Keys to Bimini. During their voyage, a storm hits and capsizes their sailboat. They cling to a life raft, climb on board, and survive for three weeks on candy bars and rainwater.
a. Character-against-character b. Character-against-nature c. Character-against-society d. Character-against-self
8. Please refer to story B2 and answer the following question. Which idea can be supported from the first paragraph?
a. Ms. Pugh is a bitter woman. b. Ms. Pugh is an old woman. c. Ms. Pugh has been through a lot. d. Ms. Pugh was a world class ballerina.
9. Please refer to story B2 and answer the following question. What is the best antonym for cognizant.
a. Aware b. Forgetful c. Ignorant d. Mindful
10. Please refer to story B2 and answer the following question. What does the term safe haven imply?
a. A refuge b. A theater program c. A religious building d. A healthy alternative
11. Please refer to story B2 and answer the following question. Which is the best antonym for chagrin?
a. Ambivalence b. Calm c. Confusion d. Delight
12. Please refer to story B2 and answer the following question. Why was the narrator’s decision fortuitous?
a. The children’s theater was close to her home. b. Her sons learned many valuable life lessons. c. She expected her sons to become good dancers. d. She got to see Ms. Pugh’s bad temper firsthand.
13. Please refer to Story B2 and answer the following question. Which best describes the literary technique used in the following sentence: “My wild, rough boys, who were often so rude they embarrassed me in public, gradually became a different species.”
a. Literal, meaning it is to be understood exactly as it is written b. Figurative, meaning not intended to be interpreted in its literal sense c. Foreshadowing, meaning it offers hints and clues of what is to come d. Inversion, meaning a reversal of the usual order of words for emphasis