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2004 English Reading



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 




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The ‘‘Required Documentation’’ list in
Section A states that learners must —

a.
have a good academic record
c.
show proof of school attendance
b.
demonstrate compliance with motor
vehicle laws
d.
be accompanied by a licensed driver
 

 2. 

Which question is not answered in
Section A of the Driver’s Manual?

a.
How long is the classroom portion of a
driver education course?
c.
When is written permission from a
parent required by the state?
b.
Is a social security number required to
obtain a learner’s permit?
d.
Are photocopies permissible as original
proof documents?
 

 3. 

Look at Sections A and B. Which item
on the Learner’s Permit Application
could be left blank by someone over
the age of 18?

a.
5
c.
10
b.
7
d.
11
 

 4. 

Which proof document is not listed in
Section C?

a.
Pay stub
c.
Passport
b.
Social security card
d.
Driver’s education certificate
 

 5. 

Which question is not answered under
“Required Testing” in Section C?

a.
How many questions must be answered
correctly on the knowledge exam?
c.
Which physical condition is a factor in
obtaining a driver’s license?
b.
What should be studied to prepare for
part two of the knowledge exam?
d.
What kinds of skills are being tested on
a road test?
 

 6. 

A Department of Motor Vehicles
representative is required to be
present when a learner is —

a.
learning to park
c.
receiving a driver’s education certificate
b.
taking a road test
d.
driving with a learner’s permit
 

 7. 

According to the Driver’s Manual,
completion of a driver education
program is required —

a.
for all learner’s permit applicants
c.
if a parent is unable to teach the
applicant
b.
for license applicants under the age
of 19
d.
if the applicant lacks a high school
diploma
 

 8. 



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“The Year I Drove Through the Car
Wash” is a —

a.
fable
c.
narrative
b.
biography
d.
legend
 

 9. 

“It was not one of my more glorious
moments” is an example of —

a.
hyperbole
c.
paradox
b.
understatement
d.
pun
 

 10. 

The word paraphernalia in paragraph
6 of “The Year I Drove Through the Car
Wash” means —

a.
employees
c.
equipment
b.
cleaners
d.
confusion
 

 11. 

Which of the following questions is not
answered in paragraph 12 of “The Year
I Drove Through the Car Wash”?

a.
What subject was the family discussing?
c.
How was the mood of the family
discussion?
b.
When was the family talking?
d.
Why did the car wash malfunction?
 

 12. 

The humorous tone of this story is
mostly created by —

a.
diction (word choice)
c.
characterization
b.
use of chronological order
d.
use of symbols
 

 13. 

The words “catapulted,” “aimed,” and
“shot” evoke images of —

a.
chaos
c.
storms
b.
warfare
d.
humiliation
 

 14. 

Which of the following statements
contains personification?

a.
“We all laughed. It was a nice moment.”
c.
“At the end of the tunnel we zoomed out
into the street . . .”
b.
“. . . the car looked as if it had caught
some terrible disease.”
d.
“But somehow the gear slipped into
drive . . .”
 

 15. 

The point of view of this selection is —
a.
first person, narrator
c.
third person, children
b.
first person, car wash attendant
d.
third person omniscient
 

 16. 

A student is writing a report on the
development of the car wash in the
United States. Which website would be
the best place to begin researching?

a.
The New York Times website
c.
The Ford Motor Company’s website
b.
A website about automobile history
d.
A website about the history of car
care
 

 17. 

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This selection is free verse because —
a.
it lacks rhyme
c.
it relates a theme
b.
it contains stanzas
d.
it praises a character
 

 18. 

One effect of line 18 (“I watch silently
and this coffee is good”) is to —

a.
create a humorous tone in the poem
c.
introduce a new speaker to the poem
b.
provide a transition to a new image in
the poem
d.
develop a depressing mood in the second
half of the poem
 

 19. 

When the speaker describes the son’s
body as “an intense arc,” she is —

a.
using a cliche
c.
using irony
b.
speaking in dialect
d.
creating an image
 

 20. 

In lines 22–23, the poet writes that
“The dull rhythm of winter/is the
swinging of the axe.” She is speaking —

a.
sarcastically
c.
objectively
b.
figuratively
d.
literally
 

 21. 

Which literary device is used in lines
24–26 (“and the noise of children
squeezing in/with the small sighs of
wind/through the edges of the
windows”)?

a.
Simile
c.
Personification
b.
Hyperbole
d.
Paradox
 

 22. 

Lines 20–26 suggest that the speaker
is —

a.
making conversation
c.
looking out of a window
b.
taking notes
d.
drinking strong, fresh coffee
 

 23. 

Which line contains alliteration?
a.
“The table trembles with her
movements”
c.
“She pats and tosses it furiously”
b.
“Outside, her son is chopping wood,”
d.
“I just know by my hands”
 

 24. 

Which of the following best states a
theme found in this poem?

a.
Modern-day life leads inevitably to a
loss of tranquility.
c.
Rebelling against authority is an
obligation of the young.
b.
Simple things can bring the greatest
contentment.
d.
Personal isolation can lead to
disillusionment.
 

 25. 

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In paragraphs 1–6, the grandmother’s
character is revealed through all of the
following EXCEPT her —

a.
dialogue
c.
appearance
b.
actions
d.
thoughts
 

 26. 

These sentences from paragraph 1, “It
was late summer and there were
sunflowers in the garden and a warm
wind in the trees” and “She was very
old, dressed in a plain white sari,”
provide examples of —

a.
metaphor
c.
foreshadowing
b.
symbolism
d.
imagery
 

 27. 

Paragraphs 3–5 reveal that this story is
set in a society in which —

a.
children are taught to be seen and not
heard
c.
families struggle with poverty and
hunger
b.
boys learn different skills than girls
d.
women make knitted garments to sell
 

 28. 

In paragraph 6, the character of the
girl in the photograph is revealed
through —

a.
her actions
c.
her thoughts
b.
the narrator’s description
d.
the characters’ dialogue
 

 29. 

According to paragraph 18, the
photograph differs from the
grandmother’s memory of the setting
because the photograph does not
capture —

a.
the heat of the day
c.
the kinds of plants
b.
the appearance of the girl
d.
the colors of the flowers
 

 30. 

In paragraphs 22 and 24, the
description of the girl in the
photograph creates an impression
that —

a.
she was affectionate and loving
c.
she was rebellious and carefree
b.
the boys were unfriendly and mean
d.
the mother was patient and supportive
 

 31. 

The effect of the description of the
butterfly in the last sentence of
paragraph 29 is to —

a.
demonstrate that not all families are
close
c.
emphasize that not everything can be
captured
b.
illustrate how the grandmother has
changed
d.
reinforce the grandmother’s desire to be
young again
 

 32. 

The style of paragraphs 29 and 30
creates a tone of —

a.
anxiety
c.
unconcern
b.
reflection
d.
excitement
 

 33. 

The fact that the grandmother
describes the photograph in detail but
will not tell who the girl is affects the
story by —

a.
foreshadowing later events involving the
grandmother
c.
creating mystery around the character
of the grandmother
b.
providing tension between the
grandmother and the boy
d.
clarifying the background culture of the
grandmother and the boy
 

 34. 

The dialogue used in this selection has
all of the following effects EXCEPT —

a.
adding information about the characters
c.
clarifying the resolution to the conflict
b.
raising questions about the main
problem
d.
increasing the suspense of the plot
 

 35. 

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As it is used in paragraph 5, the word
muster means —

a.
explain
c.
carry through
b.
gather
d.
check out
 

 36. 

Which statement supports the concept
that long-distance human flight is
possible?

a.
Kanellopoulos pedaled for four hours
before seeing the island.
c.
Flights were cancelled due to the
inclement weather.
b.
The pilot’s body would exhaust its
glucose within three hours.
d.
The wingspan of the aircraft was
extremely large.
 

 37. 

Which question is not answered in this
report?

a.
Why was the aircraft named Daedalus?
c.
What types of materials were used to
build the aircraft?
b.
What organizations carried out this
experiment?
d.
Are other human-powered flights
planned for the future?
 

 38. 

How did Icarus’s flight differ from
Kanellopoulos’s?

a.
A fall into the Aegean Sea
c.
A flight between two islands
b.
The materials used in the flight
device
d.
The flight device created by someone
else
 

 39. 

Which would be one of the final steps
in completing this report?

a.
Write a letter to Kanellopoulos asking
for information
c.
Proofread the rough draft of the paper
for plagiarism
b.
Create a preliminary outline
d.
Search the Internet for recent articles
about Daedalus
 

 40. 

Which topic is too broad for a research
paper?

a.
Human-powered flight
c.
Funding the Daedalus flight
b.
Man’s efforts to fly
d.
Problems faced by Daedalus scientists
 

 41. 

Chuck has decided to learn more about
attempts at flight before the 1900s.
Which resource will be the most
useful?

a.
Flight Through the Ages
c.
The Wright Brothers Fly High
b.
The Stories of the Greeks
d.
Great Flights of the Twentieth Century
 

 42. 

Read the following selection from page
10 of Wight’s article, “Daedalus: The
Long Odyssey from Myth to Reality.”

“In each Kremer competition, the
designers faced a common problem:
how to reduce the power required by
the aircraft to the amount available
from a human being. This amount
varies widely according to the person’s
age, training and motivation.”

Which of the following is not
considered plagiarism?

a.
In each Kremer competition, the
designers faced a similar problem: how
to reduce the power needed by the
aircraft to the amount available from a
human being. This amount changes
widely according to the person’s age,
training and motivation.
c.
In his article Wight discusses a primary
concern: “[. . .] the designers faced a
common problem: how to reduce the
power required by the aircraft to the
amount available from a human being.
This amount varies widely according to
the person’s age, training and
motivation” (10).
b.
Wight indicates that in each Kremer
competition, the designers faced a
common problem: how to reduce the
power required by the aircraft to the
amount available from a human being.
This amount varies widely according to
the person’s age, training and
motivation.(10)
d.
One of the problems associated with
human-powered flight is the power
needed to fly. The designers were
concerned about reducing the power
required by the aircraft to the amount
available from a human being. “This
amount varies widely according to the
person’s age, training and motivation.”
(10)
 



 
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