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The Blessings of Liberty and Education — Multiple Choice
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In paragraph 1, the analogies of the flint and steel and the violin serve to:
emphasize the need for education in forming a human
The speaker's claim that "the vocation of teacher is among the highest known to him" is based on the reasoning that:
humans have great capabilities, and teachers help students achieve them
As used in paragraph 2, "to educe" most nearly means:
Which of the following sentences from paragraph 2 signals the beginning of a rhetorical shift?
"In view of this fact, no man whose business it is to teach should ever allow himself to feel that his mission is mean, inferior, or circumscribed."
The speaker's use of the first person in paragraph 2 functions to do all of the following EXCEPT:
emphasize why he appreciates education
The list in paragraph 3 ("he is...limitless civilization") defines human achievement in terms of all of the following EXCEPT:
In paragraph 4, the speaker uses a central metaphor primarily to convey:
the limitations of those who are not educated
In the context of paragraph 5, "benighted" primarily means:
Which of the following is the primary emphasis of the final paragraph?
the benefits of education for manual laborers
Taken as a whole, the tone of the speaker can best be described as:
authoritative and reasonable
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