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Posted by Raechel on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1:59pm.

Question 1 of 20
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Critical Reading Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. What is Mr. Gradgrind’s opinion of horse riders?
A. He does not approve of them.
*B. He is fascinated with them.
C. He believes they have a dangerous job.
D. He believes they have an exciting job.
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Question 2 of 20
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In Memoriam, A.H.H. was written by Tennyson to commemorate
*A. a dead close friend.
B. the end of a love affair.
C. sailors who died in a critical naval battle.
D. the lives of common people.
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Question 3 of 20
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What conclusion about the poet’s historical period can you draw from these lines? Lo, all our pomp of yesterday / Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
A. The speaker feels Britain's greatness is similar to that of ancient cities.
B. The speaker believes the greatness of Britain could disappear, just as did that of Nineveh and Tyre.
*C. The speaker feels that the greatness of Britain will be everlasting, like that of Nineveh and Tyre.
D. The speaker believes that great cities or nations all hold the same attitudes toward power and success, which contribute to their greatness.
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Question 4 of 20
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Which aspect of “The Widow at Windsor” reveals the common nature of the speaker?
A. the dialect
B. the use of the sentences in parentheses
*C. the attitude expressed about the Widow
D. the use of the phrase “Widow at Windsor”
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Question 5 of 20
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In “Porphyria’s Lover” how does the speaker feel when Porphyria says she loves him?
A. angry
*B. sad
C. surprised and angry
D. surprised and happy
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Question 6 of 20
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In “Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?” who is digging on the speaker's grave?
A. her husband
B. a relative
C. an enemy
*D. her dog
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Question 7 of 20
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Critical Reading Identify the letter of the choice that best answers the question. In Hard Times, what is the basis of Thomas Gradgrind's teaching?
*A. Teach nothing but facts.
B. Encourage creativity.
C. Emphasize math and science.
D. Challenge students' imaginations.
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Question 8 of 20
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What does Mr. M'Choakumchild's name suggest about his teaching style?
A. He is a patient and gentle teacher.
B. He forces students to learn one way or another.
*C. He wants to make sure that children learn facts.
D. He recognizes that students learn in different ways.
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Question 9 of 20
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What is Dickens's object of social criticism in this excerpt from Hard Times?
A. society's lack of emphasis on education
B. the lack of trained teachers and properly equipped classrooms
*C. the indifference of teachers to their students' needs
D. a system of education that treats children like machines
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Question 10 of 20
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Which answer choice best describes the speaker in In Memoriam, A.H.H.?
A. a distant friend of A.H.H.
*B. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
C. someone who did not know A.H.H.
D. someone who worries over his own death
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Question 11 of 20
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What assumption is Bronte making about schools like the one Jane Eyre attends?
A. They are a great opportunity for poor children.
*B. They deny children both respect and compassion.
C. They are too expensive for families and society.
D. They teach important skills but do not teach them well.
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Question 12 of 20
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How are Jane Eyre and Helen Burns different?
*A. Jane is older, wiser, and more practical than Helen.
B. Jane wants to fight injustices, but Helen quietly accepts them.
C. Unlike Jane, Helen makes friends easily and is well liked by teachers.
D. Jane is better at mathematics than Helen is.
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Question 13 of 20
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Who is the widow in “The Widow at Windsor”?
A. the speaker's mother
B. the poet's mother
*C. the British flag
D. Queen Victoria
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Question 14 of 20
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In “The Widow at Windsor,” what can you tell about the speaker’s place in society from the dialect?
A. He is a member of the royal family.
B. He is a world-famous poet.
*C. He is a common person.
D. He is well educated.
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Question 15 of 20
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Gerard Manley Hopkins was a Catholic priest. Which line from “God's Grandeur” most strongly suggests the depth of his faith?
A. “Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; / And all is seared with trade….”
*B. “Because the Holy Ghost over the bent / World broods with warm breast …”
C. “And for all this, nature is never spent; / There lives the dearest freshness …”
D. “… the soil / Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.”
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Question 16 of 20
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What is the subject of the speaker's monologue in “My Last Duchess”?
A. a portrait of his wife
*B. the speaker's memory of his wife
C. the father of the woman he wants to marry
D. someone who wants to marry his wife
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Question 17 of 20
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Vocabulary and Grammar. Which word is an antonym for waning in these lines from “The Lady of Shalott”? In the stormy east wind straining, The pale yellow woods were waning …
A. dying
B. singing
C. strengthening
*D. owning
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Question 18 of 20
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Which of the following vocabulary words from Jane Eyre correctly completes this sentence? Miss Scatcherd had a list of _____ complaints about Helen Burns.
*A. comprised
B. sundry
C. truculent
D. tumult
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Question 19 of 20
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Which sentence incorrectly uses a vocabulary word?
A. In the poem “Dover Beach,” the cliffs look out over a tranquil sea.
B. The turbid waters of the pounding tides threw sand high up on the beach.
*C. The melancholy scene brought a chill cadence to the back of my neck.
D. Few English people felt at all contrite over the great power of Britain.
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Question 20 of 20
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Which vocabulary word best describes the thrush in “The Darkling Thrush”?
A. languish
*B. prodding
C. gaunt
D. terrestrial


Will someone check my answers please?
I really need help thanks so much!! The ones I think have a * by it.

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