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Food additives: Both passages have
explained the positive reasons for using one thing to enhance another
Food additives: Why did the authors choose to present their ideas in different formats?
Information related to Day of the Dead does not read well in a list while information that is scientific in nature is better presented in that fashion
Food additives: Which of the two passages provided insufficient reasons to support its claim and why?
passage 1 is invalid because most of the evidence is assumptive and insufficient
Food additives: Which of the following best explains how both passages explain a "desired effect"
In passage 1 the author explained that Mexican culture has historically viewed death as a part of life and that it should be embraced and not feared. While passage 2 the author presented evidence of why adding compounds to food produced an expected result
Food additives: Which of the following is true about both passages?
Neither of the passages spends anytime discussing the negative aspects of their respective issues.
Food additives: Which of the following supports the purpose of the author of each passages?
Passage 1 See death as a part of life/passage 2 makes food look and taste better
Buchanan: Why did the Eads design build the "Father of Waters" bridge with prefabricated modules?
So the bridge could easily be repaired
Buchanan: Which of the following statements best supports Eads being generally considered the first great american engineer?
at hand when certain tasks needed undertaking did them satisfactorily
Buchanan: Which of the following statements best supports the author opinion of Eads being at the right place at the right time?
doubtful that he deserved either fame of fortune he was accorded
Buchanan: Which of the following best supports evidence demonstrating the use of language promoting Eads as first great american marine engineer
Was selected to design and build the first bridge across the father of waters. He built three steel arch steal restraints on four stone piers carrying a double rail road track and a broad high way for vehicles and pedestrians. Opened in 1874 the bridge was designed in prefabricated modules..
Buchanan: Why was Eads willing to make a ridiculous bet with the government to dredge the channel risking his payment if he did not succeed
He knew what would work based on past experiences.
Buchanan: What did the author mean when stating that Eads forces the Mississippi to dig its own channel
the desired idea unclogged the channel
Buchanan: How does the author contribute to the development and refinement of his claim that recognition came to Eads more or less automatically?
The author accredits Eads, reminds that it was hardly justified demonstrates how former opportunities led to his selection and details how the bridge was effectively constructed
Buchanan: Which of the following characterizes the given statement?
Buchanan: Twice within the passage Eads' central goal was clearing a channel to allow navigation How did these two situations differ?
When Eads was a steamboat clerk, he independently discovered ways to obtain the result while during the government task he already anticipated a successful theory
Buchanan: Which of the following best summarizes the excerpt from the passage?
"Born in Louisville, Indiana, in 1820. Eads become a lowly steam boat clerk in St. Louis......
Eads early experience allowed advancement in his job field which led to credit and compensation
Buchanan: Why did the author of the passage include several examples of Eads accomplishment
To explain why he had an inflated reputation
Buchanan: The idea of Eads receiving accidental recognition through his accomplishments is developed by which sequence of textual evidence
1. Acquiring a foundation training on steamboats. 2. Assisting a political leader with warfare tactics. 3. Fabricating a connection designed for quick repair.
4. Eliminating a waterway of silt and deposits.
Buchanan: Based on the 5th paragraph what effects does the inclusion of the information about the Federal Government have on the overall message conveyed in the passage?
It develops the idea that Eats had his hypothesis before setting the wager
Buchanan: What is the connotation of the word "accorded" as used in the passage
Buchanan: What is the author clarifying by including the parenthetical (a pair of willow-brush mattress capped with stone)?
The author is modifying the meaning of "jetties" but uses the parenthetical because the clarification is only referring to that word in the sentence
Buchanan: Which word in the following excerpt best exemplifies the author's point-view- of Eads accomplishments?
Using details from the article what would be an appropriate caption for the image
Eads bridge completion is an engineering marvel.
Buchanan: The main idea expressed in this passage is that Eads
Was a man in the right place at the right time
A synonym for the word "accrued" in paragraph 1 is
The tone of the passage is
What would be an appropriate caption for the image
Bridge construction underway- under construction.
Which of the following does not support the author idea that Eads was in the right place
Eads built prefabricated models to facilitate repairs of the Sn. Luis - M. Bridge
Prefabricated Models mean?
interchangeable sections built ahead of time and slipped into place.
The passage illustrates bias against.
Succeeding through luck alone.
This passage uses on org. pattern that.....
uses specific examples to how Eads accomplishment.
The purpose of this passage is to .......
persuade that luck is major factor in fortune and fame.
Describe the tone of the following sentence
" Although J B. Eads gave his name to the bridge across the Mississippi, and although he is generally considered the first American marine engineer, he really deserves little credit "
Both passage are weather phenomenon but one talks about effect in life as healthy on psychology. other talks about how snow form
Which of the following identifies the overall effect of the passage
Which of the following best summarizes the excerpt from the passage?
" Although J B. Eads gave his name to the bridge across the Mississippi, and although he is generally considered the first American marine engineer, he really deserves little credit " He simply happened to be at the right place , and right time , and all of the fame, glory and recognition accrued to him more or less automatically.
Even though he was a prominent marine engineer. Eads obtained distinction coincidentally and was given recognition that was unwarranted.
Which of the following group of words identifies the overall effect of passages?
although, accidentally, lowly, doubtful
S.A.WINDS-Which of the following idea is central to passage 2
S.A.winds are source of health and safety issue.
S.A. Winds- Passage 2' concluding sentence" When it come to Santa Ana Winds, it would be foolish .....to the wind"
Take seriously risk associated with the SA.Winds.
SAW- The tone of passage 1 can best be described ....
SAW- Which of the following organizational pattern best characterized the structure of the first paragraph Passage 1
SAW-The authors of both passage would most likely agree with which of the following statements about the weather?
getting weather info require scientific study
SAW-Which of the following statement best describe the authors point of view regarding weather?
People should be careful when encountering snow and strong wind.
Tech/Health- Which of the following inferences can be reasonably made based on the information provided in Passage 1?
A large percentage of the human population suffers from illnesses caused by toxic chemicals in the environment
Tech/Health-Both passages identify which of the following factors as key contributors to decline of human health in the modern world.
The unintended consequences of modern technology.
Tech/Health-In passage 1, the phrase "(the) malnutrition that plagued humankind" is used emphasize which of the following ideas?
Changes in agricultural practices have saved many lives.
Tech/Health- In contrast to the author of the passage 1, the author of the passage 2 would benefit more
A holistic approach the health care.
Tech/Health- Which of the following claims is best supported by integrating information from the passages?
Scientific and technological advances have made food and medical measly available but at a cost that may have long-term adverse effect environment and human health.
Tech/Health- In contrast with the author pf the passage 2, the author of the passage 1 present a more viewpoint in developing which of the following themes?
The role of the science and technology in advancing health care.
Buchanan: Which of the following correctly states what President Lincoln and Federal Gov. believe is Ead's most constructive trait?
For President Lincoln having military credentials and for the federal Gov. trusting that projected ideas would succeed.
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