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(1) After my interview with these four young people, I reflected on the quiet sense of "difference" I sensed
with many of these Upward Bound students. (2) As a college teacher who has also taught seventh-grade
science, I have some experience with the faces and attitudes of adolescence. (3) Upward Bound students
had those faces. (4) There was the puzzled coping with changing bodies—hormone hell. (5) There was
ambivalence about "authority figures" and uncertainties about whether or not the world would have some
place for them. (6) There were the studied rationalizations about lapses on homework assignments,
moments of despair, adolescent angst—all of that. (7) But there was also that "difference." (8) Maybe it's
one part knowing people care and one part beginning to trust the future. (9) I wasn't sure.
(Turner, "Onward and Upward: Upward Bound Helps Open College Doors," Virginia Journal of Education,
June 1992. Adapted as fair usage.)
16. Which statement best summarizes the conclusion one may draw from this passage?
A. One can draw no conclusions about the "difference" shown by Upward Students
B. It is clear that positive role models and emotional support are keys to success.
C. Adolescents need a firm hand.
D. The "difference" may result from emotional support and increased self-confidence.

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