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English 3 Diagnostic Test #2
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Which of the following words, each underlined in the passage, is parallel in function to the underlined and bolded word "customs"?
In context, the underlined phrase "wild beasts" is used for what purpose?
To illustrate the intensity of the weather
The author's choice of the underlined phrase "I have heard" suggests which of the following?
Miss Branwell's habit has been recalled by those close to her.
Which of the following best describes the tone in which Miss Branwell's "narrow ideas" are described in the underlined sentence?
The narrator seems to have drawn most from which of the following?
Detailed background research
Which of the following best describes the overall purpose of the passage?
To explain the reasons behind Miss Branwell's attitudes and behavior
What is the meaning of the underlined word "vulgarly" in the passage's first sentence?
By the general public
Why is the underlined expression "tyranny of the majority" evocative?
It is shocking, for such a use of "tyranny" is unexpected
To what good thing does Mill believe the tyranny of the majority is opposed?
Individual development and expression
According to Mill, why is social tyranny more devastating than many kinds of political oppression?
It is all-encompassing and difficult to evade
What would be an example of the "enslaving [of] the soul itself" that is spoken of in the underlined and bolded selection?
Society scorning those who express new, potentially radical ideas
Based on the passage's remarks, which of the following would be an example of the way that the social tyranny of the majority expresses itself?
The citizens of a small town talk disapprovingly of a new, seemingly radical young teacher
What two kinds of "tyranny of the majority" are contrasted in the first paragraph?
One working through established power channels and one happening indirectly through the structures of society
Which of the following best describes the tone Mill employs throughout this passage?
Evenhanded and logical
Which of the following positions would Mill not hold?
There should be no political or social power whatsoever
Which of the following political ideals would you thing the author most likely to have?
Freedom is a great social good and should be maximized
Which of the following proposals would you expect Mill to make in the legislature?
A law that guarantees wide allowance to the topics that are acceptable for publication
According to the underlined sentence, the relationship between citizens and the government is_________.
Based on preconceived ideas
The writers mention of "the character inherent in the American people" is appropriate to the development if his argument because it_______.
Illuminated the accomplishment of the American citizens
Identify the type of rhetorical device used in the following sentences and its function: "It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate."
Snapshots that emphasises what the government has not done
The dominant rhetorical device exhibited in the passage's opening sentences demonstrates________.
The rhetorical device of the "wooden gun" is an example of ____________.
This passage presents_____________.
A diatribe against the government
What idea does Thoreau convey through the image of the "wooden gun"?
A lack of power
In the second paragraph, "American government" is compared to "a single living man" to contend that the government is all of the following EXCEPT __________.
In the first paragraph, the author argues that the army and the government __________.
I. are only aspects of a whole
II. can be distorted and mistreated
III. are manipulated by a minority
II and III only
The primary audience for this passage could be described as __________.
The general population of American citizens
The underlined word "associate" in the sixth paragraph refers to which of the following?
An individual belonging to a community
The underlined phrase "conventional liberty" in the fifth paragraph refers to which of the following concepts?
The powers accorded by membership in a community
What best describes the function of the question posed in paragraph three?
It illustrates the dilemma created by a socio-political concept.
Which of the following best describes the author's tone in paragraph 8?
Logical and persuasive
What is the author's point in stating in the underlined selection of paragraph two that "men cannot engender new forces"?
To prove that the only solution is thus for men to join together
Which of the following best describes the purpose of the passage?
It enumerates the difficulties of a theoretical sociopolitical issue and then offers a solution.
The author most likely references Shakespeare to demonstrate that __________.
even the most famous and prodigious of authors are subject to the unfavorable involvement of life in the pursuit of art
Which of the following is the best title for this passage?
"Life: The Interloper in Art"
The author's primary issue with the underlined "entirely new race of beings" is that __________.
They experience emotions with a zenith and nadir that are above and below the range of standard human feelings.
The author's attitude and tone in this passage could best be described as __________.
Which of these works or types of art would the author be most likely to approve of?
An ornamental display in a traditional Japanese garden
With which of these statements would the author most likely disagree?
Artistic expression suffers when created in abstraction.
Which of these answers best restates the author's meaning in the underlined portion of text, "In this union of church and state mankind touched the lowest depth of degradation."
The combined efforts of the church and state to subjugate mankind are an indignity.
Which of these best captures the author's idea of the underlined phrase "habitual sluggishness"?
Doing the same thing over and over again
The author uses the work of Lecky to reinforce which part of her argument?
That women have suffered far more than men as a result of religious persecution and religion's desire to undermine the growth of the masses
Which of these represents the central idea of the second paragraph?
Subjugating people to the established authority of church and state has stifled the growth of individual liberty in mankind.
Which of the following is NOT established by the author, as part of her argument, in the first paragraph?
The combined efforts of the church and state are the primary cause of mankind's, and in particular, women's, subjugation.
Which of the following quotations best captures the author's opinion on the education of women?
"Hence, in the scientific education of woman, in the training of her faculties to independent thought and logical reasoning, lies the hope of the future."
The tone of this passage could best be described as __________.
resolute, urging, and challenging
Which of these best describes the author's attitude towards the efforts of the church and the state?
Anger and disgust
Based on the whole of this passage, the author would be most likely to define "Divine Right" as __________.
a constructed idea designed to justify female subservience and reinforce the power of men
Which of these represents the author's thoughts about the nature of "protection"?
It involves surrendering all responsibility for oneself to someone else, at the expense of personal liberty.
Which of these best restates the author's meaning in the underlined portion of text, "The thinkers and actors who find their authority within, are those who inaugurate freedom"?
People who think independently and do not seek out knowledge in authority help encourage personal liberty for all mankind.
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