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1. Read the following passage from "The Women's Baths."
"I have never known my grandmother to be so generous and open-handed as on the day which we spent at the market baths. She was pleased and proud as she listened to the blessings called down on her by those who had received her largesse. Then she gave me an intentionally lofty look, as if to say: 'Can you appreciate your grandmother's status now? How about telling your mother about this, now that she's begun to look down her nose at me?'
As she left the baths there was a certain air of haughtiness in her step, and she held herself proudly upright, although I had only known her walk resignedly, with a bent back at home.
Now she was enjoying the esteem which was hers only when she visited the market baths. At last I understood their secret... "

After reading these sentences the reader can most likely conclude that the narrator.
A.plans to tell her mother about her experience at the bath.
B. recognizes and respects her grandmother's social position.****
C. understands why her mother and her grandmother frequently argue.
D. wishes she was receiving the gifts her grandmother was giving to others.

2. Read The following passage from "The Ramayana" in which princess Sita attempts to rest after having seen Rama.

" she lay tossing in her bed complaining , ' you girls have forgotten how to make a soft bed. You are all out to tease me.' Her mates in attendance had never seen her in such a mood. They were bewildered and amused at first, but later because genuinely concerned, when they noticed tears streaming down her cheeks. They found her prattling involuntarily, 'shoulders of emerald, I was like lotus pedals, Who could ensnare my heart and snatch away my peace of mind! Broad-shouldered, but walked off so swiftly. Why could he not have halted his steps, so that I might have gained just one more glimpse and quelled this riotous heart of mine. He was here,he was their next second, and gone forever. He could not be a god- his eyelids flickered...or was he a sorcerer casting a spell on people?"

All of the following words could be used to describe princess sits except

A. Agitated
B.disenchanted***
C.frustrated
D.infatuated

I read the stories and these are my answers. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
1. B
2. B

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  3. Read the following passage from "The Women's Baths."
    "I have never known my grandmother to be so generous and open-handed as on the day which we spent at the market baths. She was pleased and proud as she listened to the blessings called down on her by those who had received her largesse. Then she gave me an intentionally lofty look, as if to say: 'Can you appreciate your grandmother's status now? How about telling your mother about this, now that she's begun to look down her nose at me?'

    As she left the baths there was a certain air of haughtiness in her step, and she held herself proudly upright, although I had only known her walk resignedly, with a bent back at home.

    Now she was enjoying the esteem which was hers only when she visited the market baths. At last I understood their secret... "
    After reading these sentences the reader can most likely conclude that the narrator (1 point)
    Unselected answer (0 pts) plans to tell her mother about her experience at the bath.
    Unselected answer (1 pt) recognizes and respects her grandmother's social position.
    Unselected answer (0 pts) understands why her mother and her grandmother frequently argue.
    Unselected answer (0 pts) wishes she was receiving the gifts her grandmother was giving to others.
    Incorrect Answer (0 pts) Not answered.
    0 /1 point
    2. Read the following passage from "The Swimming Contest" in which the narrator spontaneously decides to take a holiday in an Arab village.
    "That evening I was invited to join the family at supper, and Abu-Nimr introduced me to the people who sat round the table: his round-faced bustling wife, who smiled into space without resting her eyes on me; his sons, aged thirteen and fifteen, who attended high school in the city; his plump, white-skinned daughter, married to a policeman who was away from home all week, and who came home loaded with a wicker basket containing a trussed pigeon, apples from Betar, and a dozen eggs commandeered from some villager who happened to call at the police station.

    The food that was served was no more than a continuation of that faraway supper in the orange grove. At that moment I realized what I had come there for."
    Which of these ideas is most closely related to a theme in these lines? (1 point)
    Correct answer (1 pt) fond reminders of events past
    Unselected answer (0 pts) taking comfort in familiar food
    Unselected answer (0 pts) sudden memories of a forgotten friend
    Unselected answer (0 pts) building bridges across cultural differences
    1 /1 point
    3. Read the following passage from "Another Evening at the Club" in which Samia remembers her first encounter with her husband
    "It was only a few years ago that she had first laid eyes on him at her father's house, meeting his gaze
    that weighed up her beauty and priced it before offering the dowry. She had noted his eyes ranging over her as she presented him with the coffee in the Japanese cups that were kept safely locked away in
    the cupboard for important guests. Her mother had herself laid them out on the silver-plated tray with its elaborately embroidered spread. When the two men had taken their coffee, her father had looked up at her with a smile and had told her to sit down, and she had seated herself on the sofa facing them, drawing the end of her dress over her knees and looking through lowered lids at the man who might choose her as his wife. She had been glad to see that he was tall, well-built and clean-shaven except for a thin greying moustache. In particular she noticed the well-cut coat of English tweed and the silk shirt with gold links. She had felt herself blushing as she saw him returning her gaze."
    All of the following words could be used to describe Samia except (1 point)
    Unselected answer (0 pts) modest
    Unselected answer (0 pts) calculating
    Correct answer (1 pt) envious
    Unselected answer (0 pts) reassured
    1 /1 point
    4. Read the following passage from "The Happy Man."
    "Inside him, he felt a boundless power, an imperishable energy, an ability to achieve anything with confidence, precision, and obvious success. His heart was overflowing with love for people, animals, and things and with an all-engulfing sense of optimism and joy. It was as if he were no longer troubled or bothered by fear, anxiety, sickness, death, argument, or the question of earning a living. Even more important than that, and something he could not analyze, it was a feeling which penetrated to every cell of his body and soul; it played a tune full of delight, pleasure, serenity, and peace and hummed in its incredible melodies the whispering sound of the world which is denied to the unhappy."
    Which of the following stylistic elements is used by the writer in these lines to create humor? (1 point)
    Unselected answer (1 pt) hyperbole
    Incorrect Answer (0 pts) incongruity
    Unselected answer (0 pts) irony
    Unselected answer (0 pts) sarcasm
    0 /1 point
    5. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    I just found my favorite photo of my brother and (he, him). (1 point)
    Unselected answer (0 pts) he
    Correct answer (1 pt) him
    Unselected answer (0 pts) 0delete
    Unselected answer (0 pts) delete0
    1 /1 point
    6. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    Maria and (I, me) are planting a garden. (1 point)
    Correct answer (1 pt) I
    Unselected answer (0 pts) me
    1 /1 point
    7. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    The car is showing (it's, its) age. (1 point)
    Unselected answer (0 pts) it's
    Correct answer (1 pt) its
    1 /1 point
    8. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    (Theirs, There's) is the longest driveway. (1 point)
    Correct answer (1 pt) Theirs
    Unselected answer (0 pts) There's
    1 /1 point
    9. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    The volunteers, Sarah and (me, I), will answer questions. (1 point)
    Unselected answer (0 pts) me
    Correct answer (1 pt) I
    1 /1 point
    10. All of the following statements about literary symbols are true except: (1 point)
    Incorrect Answer (0 pts) Symbols enhance the meaning of text.
    Unselected answer (1 pt) Symbols generally have only one meaning.
    Unselected answer (0 pts) Symbols are often timeless and universal in nature.
    Unselected answer (0 pts) Symbols can present in the form of characters, objects, or actions.
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    11. All of the following can be used by writers to foreshadow events in a story except (1 point)
    Unselected answer (0 pts) a sudden change in setting
    Unselected answer (0 pts) the sequence of plot events
    Unselected answer (0 pts) dialogue between characters
    Correct answer (1 pt) alliterative language
    1 /1 point

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