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65 MINUTES, 52 QUESTIONS
Directions: Each passage or pair of passages below is followed by a number of questions. After reading
each passage or pair, choose the best answer to each question based on what is stated or
implied in the passage or passages and in any accompanying graphics (such as a table or
1. Which choice best describes a major theme of the passage?
2. As compared with Silas’s gold, Eppie is portrayed as having more
3. Which statement best describes a technique the narrator uses to represent Silas’s character before he adopted Eppie?
4. The narrator uses the phrase “making trial of everything” (line 7) to present Eppie as
5. According to the narrator, one consequence of Silas adopting Eppie is that he
6. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
7. What function does the second paragraph (lines 30-52) serve in the passage as a whole?
8. In describing the relationship between Eppie and Silas, the narrator draws a connection between Eppie’s
9. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
10. As used in line 65, “fine” most nearly means
11. The main purpose of the passage is to
12. According to Brynjolfsson and McAfee, advancements in technology since approximately the year 2000 have resulted in
13. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
14. The primary purpose of lines 26-28 (“the amount… labor”) is to
15. As used in line 35, “clear” most nearly means
16. Which of the following best characterizes Katz’s attitude toward “today’s digital technologies” (lines 81-82)?
17. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
18. As used in line 83, “range” most nearly means
19. According to figure 1, which of the following years showed the widest gap between percentages of productivity and employment?
20. Which statement is supported by figure 2?
21. Which additional information, if presented in figure 2, would be most useful in evaluating the statement in lines 57-60 (“Productivity… jobs”)?
22. The main purpose of the passage is to
23. The author includes the quotation “Air gets pretty unpredictable behind a flapping wing” (lines 17-18) to
24. What can reasonably be inferred about the reason Usherwood used northern bald ibises as the subjects of his study?
25. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
26. What is the most likely reason the author includes the 30 cm measurement in line 30?
27. What does the author imply about pelicans, storks, and geese flying in a V formation?
28. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
29. What is a main idea of the seventh paragraph (lines 62-73)?
30. The author uses the phrase “aerodynamic sweet spot” in line 63 most likely to
31. As used in line 72, “ripple” most nearly means
32. As used in line 9, “raise” most nearly means
33. In Passage 1, Tocqueville implies that treatment of men and women as identical in nature would have which consequence?
34. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
35. As used in line 53, “dominion” most nearly means
36. In Passage 2, Mill most strongly suggests that gender roles are resistant to change because they
37. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
38. Both authors would most likely agree that the changes in gender roles that they describe would be
39. Tocqueville in Passage 1 would most likely characterize the position taken by Mill in lines 65-69 in Passage 2 (“Let… them”) as
40. Which choice best describes the ways that the two authors conceive of the individual’s proper position in society?
41. Based on Passage 2, Mill would most likely say that the application of the “great principle of political economy” (lines 38-39, Passage 1) to gender roles has which effect?
42. Over the course of the passage, the main focus shifts from
43. The main purpose of the analogy of the ping-pong ball (line 40) is to
44. The author most strongly suggests that the reason the scientific community initially rejected Higgs’s idea was that the idea
45. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
46. The author notes that one reason Higgs’s theory gained acceptance was that it
47. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
48. Which statement best describes the technique the author uses to advance the main point of the last paragraph?
49. As used in line 77, “established” most nearly means
50. What purpose does the graph serve in relation to the passage as a whole?
51. Which statement is best supported by the data presented in the graph?
52. Based on the graph, the author’s depiction of Higgs’s theory in the mid-1980s is most analogous to which hypothetical situation?