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May 15th, 2015
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QUESTION 1

  1. Which element of a persuasive essay is best described as the author's main argument?

    claims

    evidence

    counterclaims

2 points  

QUESTION 2

  1. Read the reason from the persuasive essay "A Cat Is Not a Can of Soup."

    A great benefit that might surprise you is that pets are not expensive at a shelter.

    Which evidence supports the author's reason?

    Another advantage to visiting the Ferndale Shelter is that the workers have gotten to know the pets well and can help you make your choice.

    Other animals wind up at the shelter because they strayed too far from their homes and their families can’t find them.

    According to Toni, 25% of their cats and dogs are undoubtedly purebreds.

2 points  

QUESTION 3

  1. The flooding of the banks of the Mississippi River ___________ the Delta Queen's docking on schedule.

2 points  

QUESTION 4

  1. Read the paragraph from "A Cat Is Not a Can of Soup" and observe the boldfaced evidence to support the main argument.

    Have you been thinking of getting a pet? Wait a minute before you rush down to a pet shop. Adopting a pet from the Ferndale Shelter is often a wiser move than buying one. However, many families hesitate to visit the shelter because they aren't aware of its advantages or have mistaken ideas about what they will find there.

    The main argument is that adopting a pet from the Ferndale Shelter is often a wiser move than buying one. Which best uses the evidence to evaluate the main argument?

    The argument is effective; the evidence presents a valid argument.

    The argument is ineffective; the evidence explains why more families do not explore shelter adoption.

    The argument is ineffective; the evidence presents an invalid argument.

2 points  

QUESTION 5

  1. Which argument from the essay "A Cat Is Not a Can of Soup" refutesthe authors claim: "Adopting a pet from the Ferndale Shelter is often a wiser move than buying one"?

    The pet-shop puppies from mills are definitely not healthy and well adjusted.

    Also, they will not allow any pet to leave the shelter until it has had its shots and has been neutered.

    You won't have a problem finding a gentle or sociable pet at the shelter.

2 points  

QUESTION 6

  1. What kind of logical fallacy is being used in the passage?

    The trouble with pet shops is that they get their dogs from puppy mills.

    bandwagon appeal

    overgeneralization

    emotional appeal

2 points  

QUESTION 7

  1. What is the definition of circular reasoning?

    A statement that applies to too many cases

    An appeal to the reader's desire to fit in with a group

    Using language meant to influence someone based on emotions

2 points  

QUESTION 8

  1. What is the subordinating conjunction in this sentence?

    My sister brushed her teeth before she went to bed.

    brushed

    went

    to

2 points  

QUESTION 9

  1. Read the passage.

    Another advantage to visiting the Ferndale Shelter is that the workers have gotten to know the pets well and can help you make your choice. For example, as Toni showed me around, she pointed out a fat orange cat and told me, "Ginger is very jealous, so she'll do best in a one-cat home." Of the one timid gray tabby, she said, "Joey's always shy around strangers but very playful and friendly when he gets to know you." She showed me dogs that were relaxed with children and others that were more suited to live with only adults.

    What common feature of informational texts does this passage demonstrate?

    The use of diagrams and illustrations

    The use of academic sources

    The use of quotations from experts

2 points  

QUESTION 10

  1. In the passage from "A Cat Is Not a Can of Soup," what is the purpose of the boldfaced text?

    Sometimes the animals arrive at the shelter very sick. However, the shelter workers will not allow anyone to adopt a seriously ill animal. If an animal has curable health problems or has been underfed, the workers inform the adopting family and give advice on how to care for the animal.

    To summarize the author's position

    To emphasize the opposing position

    To refute the counterclaim

2 points  

QUESTION 11

  1. Review the clue.

    The root of the word evacuateis vacuus, or "empty."

    Based on this clue, which identifies the best meaning of the word evacuate?

    to find a new job

    to leave a place

    to destroy something

2 points  

QUESTION 12

  1. Consider the dialogue in this poem:

    Oh, we hoe de co'n
    Since de ehly mo'n;
    Now de sinkin' sun
    Says de day is done.

    How does this dialogue help develop character in the poem?

    It shows that the field hands are mistreated.

    It shows that the field hands speak with a specific dialect.

    It shows that the field hands believe they could do better.

2 points  

QUESTION 13

  1. The author of the essay "A Cat Is Not a Can of Soup" claims, "Adopting a pet from the Ferndale Shelter is often a wiser move than buying one."

    Which of the choices makes a counterclaim to the author's main argument?

    You won't have a problem finding a gentle or sociable pet at the shelter.

    The pet-shop puppies from mills are definitely not healthy and well adjusted.

    A great benefit that might surprise you is that pets are not expensive at a shelter.

2 points  

QUESTION 14

  1. Having nonhuman things speak, as Christina Rossetti does in "A Wintry Sonnet," is an example of

2 points  

QUESTION 15

  1. Read the stanza.

    "I weep for you," the Walrus said:
      "I deeply sympathize."
    With sobs and tears he sorted out
      Those of the largest size,
    Holding his pocket handkerchief
      Before his streaming eyes.

    Why does Lewis Carroll use stanzas in his poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter"?

    To create a visual impact

    To create structure for the rhyme scheme

    There is no structural reason for the use of stanzas


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