Which of the following words best describes the author's view of humanity?
The speaker shares high and low statistical data most likely to
a. convince the reader that people are usually helpful to others.
b. present a balanced perspective of human qualities.
c. highlight the fact that most people lead very busy lives.
d. show that goodness can be found in almost everyone.
present a balanced perspective of human qualities.
Which of the following lines from the poem best supports the theme of lost virtues?
a. "those who always know better - fifty two"
b. "able to admire without envy - eighteen"
c. "taking only things from life - thirty (I wish I were wrong)"
d. "mortal - a hundred out of a hundred. Thus far this figure remains unchanged."
"taking only things from life - thirty (I wish I were wrong)"
Identify the subordinating conjunction in the sentence.
You cannot obtain your driver's license unless you practice driving.
Which of the following statements best conveys the author's message in "And Yet the Books"?
a. People have a responsibility to record their history of violence in books.
b. Books have resilience and the ability to stand the test of time; people do not.
c. People may forget their actions in the the past; the books will always remember.
d. Books should be carefully preserved as the only evidence of all that people do.
Books have resilience and the ability to stand the test of time; people do not.
Which of the following lines from the poem best supports the message selected above?
a. "And yet the books will be there on the shelves, seperate beings, That appeared once, still wet"
b. "In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up, Tribes on the march, plantets in motion."
c. We are," they said, even as their pages Were being torn out, or a buzzing flame"
d. "Nothing happens, no loss, it's still a strange pageant, Women's dresses, dewy lilacs, a song in the valley."
"We are," they said, even as their pages Were being torn out, or a buzzing flame"
According to the speaker, the most likely reason the books will last even after people are gone is because they were
a. created by ideas
b. stored on shelves
c. cared for lovingly
d. saved from destruction
created by ideas
Identify the word or words modified by the underlined (in quotes) adverbial clause.
"Although the boy was small", he could outrun all of his competitors.
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