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Chapter 1

PRACTICE TEST 1

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Problem 1

1. A. NO CHANGE
B. created then subsequently told
C. created and told
D. created, and told original

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Problem 2

2. The writer wants to add a sentence that describes the different
kinds of oral stories told by these societies. Which of the following true statements would most clearly and effectively accomplish the writer's goal?
F. These myths and tales varied in substance, from the humorous to the heroic.
G. These myths and tales were often recited by paid
storytellers.
H. Unfortunately, no audio recording of the original myths and tales exists.
J. Sometimes it took several evenings for the full story to be
recited.

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Problem 3

A. NO CHANGE
B. However,
C. Because
D. Although

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Problem 4

F. NO CHANGE
G. it is called the
H. it being the
J. known as the

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Problem 5

A. NO CHANGE
B. FOAF ... a Friend of a Friend.
C. FOAF a Friend of a Friend.
D. FOAF: a Friend of a Friend.

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Problem 6

F. NO CHANGE
G. ending.
H. ending, which is a conclusion.
J. ending or conclusion.

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Problem 7

A. NO CHANGE
B. loaded it in
C. is loading it in
D. had loaded it in

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Problem 8

F. NO CHANGE
G. which being
H. that is
J. which was

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Problem 9

A. NO CHANGE
B. species; people
C. species. People
D. species people

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Problem 10

Which choice maintain's the essays humorous tone and most
clearly conveys the legend being described at this point in the
essay?
F. NO CHANGE
G. When pet alligators turned out to be less fun than many people assume, their owners got rid of them.
H. Once people deduced that alligators were unsafe companions, they resorted to using industrial plumbing to dispose of the reptiles, disseminating the creatures among miles of municipal distribution pipes.
J. After the novelty of having a pet alligator wore off, many people flushed their baby souvenirs down city toilets.

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Problem 11

A. NO CHANGE
B. would be about
C. is about
D. is dealing with

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Problem 12

F. NO CHANGE
G. woman supposedly
H. women supposedly
J. women supposed to

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Problem 13

A. NO CHANGE
B. Many websites are dedicated to researching the validity of commonly told urban legends.
C. Researching the validity of commonly told urban legends, many websites are dedicated.
D. Dedicated to commonly told urban legends, the validity of them is researched by many websites.

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Problem 14

The writer wants to add the following sentence to the essay:
Other urban legends seem to be designed to instill fear.
The sentence would most logically be placed at Point:
F. A.
G. B.
$\mathrm{H} . \mathrm{C}$
J. D.

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Problem 15

Suppose the writer's primary purpose had been to compare the purposes and topics of myths and legends in primitive societies and in our modern society. Would this essay accomplish that purpose?
A. Yes, because the essay describes myths and legends from primitive societies and modern society.
B. Yes, because the essay provides explanations of possible purposes and topics of myths and legends from primitive societies and modern society.
C. No, because the essay does not provide enough information about the topics of the myths and legends of primitive societies to make a valid comparison.
D. No, because the essay does not provide any information on the myths and legends of primitive societies.

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Problem 16

F. NO CHANGE
G. Does we
H. Do you
J. Did one

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Problem 17

A. NO CHANGE
B. If
C. Despite the fact that
D. Before

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Problem 18

F. NO CHANGE
G. two solitary years all by himself
H. he spent two years living alone
J. he spent a couple of years alone living in solitude

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Problem 19

A. NO CHANGE
B. born that he was thrown in jail for refusing to pay his taxes and
C. born-that he was thrown in jail for refusing to pay his taxes and
D. born, that he was thrown in jail for refusing to pay his
taxes, and

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Problem 20

F. NO CHANGE
G. was Henry David Thoreau he
H. was, Henry David Thoreau; and he
J. was Henry David Thoreau, and he

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Problem 21

A. NO CHANGE
B. was, in fact, a
C. was in fact a
D. was in fact, a

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Problem 22

F. NO CHANGE
G. uniquely
H. obliquely
J. deplorably

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Problem 23

A. NO CHANGE
B. In 1845 , Thoreau built a cabin,
C. Thoreau in 1845 built a cabin
D. In 1845 , Thoreau built a cabin

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Problem 24

Which of the following alternatives to the underlined portion
would NOT be acceptable?
F. daily-he
G. daily, and he
H. daily. He
J. daily, he

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Problem 25

What is the most logical order of sentences in this paragraph?
A. NO CHANGE
B. 3,2,1
C. 2,1,3
D. 3,1,2

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