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There are several passages in this test. Each passage is accompanied by several questions. After reading a passage, choose the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding oval on each question. You may refer to the passages as often as necessary.
The passage as a whole can primarily be characterized as the narrator's:
The narrator describes the photos by Bombay's first great photographers as primarily inspiring the narrator to:
In lines 25-31, the narrator muses over, then rejects, the notion that:
In lines 32-43, the narrator uses which of the following literary devices to describe Bombay?
Which of the following statements best captures how the narrator's parents balanced their parental duties with their work at the construction company?
As it is used in line 9, the word sweep most nearly means:
In the context of the passage, the primary function of lines 6-10 is to:
The narrator as a child viewed the work his parents did for Merchant & Merchant with a strong sense of:
As it is used in line 38, the phrase drew up most nearly means:
In the last paragraph, the narrator's father shows the narrator the photos of storefronts and piers in order to:
The author's attitude toward the main subject of the passage can best be described as:
The passage makes clear that "Middle Ground," "Telegraph Plateau," and "Dolphin Rise" were names that people gave to what was actually:
In the first paragraph, the author describes the stillness of the Sargasso Sea as the Cramer passes through it primarily to emphasize that the stillness:
The passage states that compared to Arizona's Grand Canyon, the canyon that lies within the mountains in Atlantic's basin is considerably:
The main purpose of the information in lines 71-76 is to:
One of the main purposes of the last paragraph is to state that the:
The author most strongly implies that people commonly assume the deepest waters of an ocean are:
As it is used in line 19, the phrase paid out most nearly means:
According to the passage, the mountain range in Atlantic's basin covers nearly the same amount of Earth's surface as does:
According to the passage, the white cover on the peaks of the mountains in Atlantic's basin is:
When Bradbury claims, "Thus I fell into surprise" (line 46), he's most nearly referring to the:
Passage A indicates that Bradbury believes all beginning writers think that they can:
Bradbury's claim "I would then take arms against the word, or for it" (line 12) most strongly suggests that during his writing sessions, Bradbury would:
In the seventh paragraph of Passage A (lines 30- 37), Bradbury explains his habit, over many years as a writer, of almost daily:
Passage A explains that when writing about the character John Huff, Bradbury had:
In the first paragraph of Passage B (lines 52-63), the narrator describes John Huff in a manner that:
Within Passage B, the image in lines 74-76 functions figuratively to suggest that:
Both Passage A and Passage B highlight Bradbury's use of:
Based on Bradbury's description in Passage A of his writing process, which of the following methods hypothetically depicts a way Bradbury might have begun to write the story in Passage B?
Elsewhere in the essay from which Passage A is adapted, Bradbury writes:
Was there a real boy named John Huff?
There was. And that was truly his name. But he didn't go away from me, I went away from him.
How do these statements apply to both the information about Bradbury's approach as a storyteller provided in Passage A and the story of John Huff provided in Passage B?
The primary purpose of the passage is to:
The sentence in lines 73-75 and the last sentence of the passage are examples of the author's rhetorical technique of:
As it is used in lines 81-82, the phrase well-defended prey most nearly refers to prey that:
The passage makes clear that the main source of the speed of the jaws of the trap-jaw ant is the:
The author uses the analogy of trying to grab popcorn as it pops in order to describe the trap-jaw ants' ability to:
One main purpose of the last paragraph is to suggest that unlike their bouncer-defense jump, the trap-jaw ants' escape jump may have arisen through:
As it is used in line 31, the word domain most nearly means:
The passage points to which of the following as a characteristic of trap-jaw ants' mandibles that prevents the ants from harming themselves with their powerful bite?
As described in the passage, one benefit of the trap-jaw ant's escape jump is that it allows an ant to:
When a trap-jaw ant uses the bouncer-defense jump effectively on an intruder, which creature(s), if any, will be propelled either out of the nest or in another direction?