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1. "The Cloisters" is a museum in New York City that is constructed of four covered walkways from Europe - named the Cuxa, Bonnefont, Trie, and Saint-Guilhem, respectively - that were disassembled and transported to American soil between 1934 and 1939.

Which of the following choices provides the most relevant and useful supporting details for the sentence above?

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. a continent located in the Northern Hemisphere of the globe
  • C. cloisters is another word for "covered walkways"
  • D. moved from their places of origin

2. The use of robots on farms is growing rapidly, since it is often more cost-effective than human farm workers.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. more cost-effective than the use of
  • C. more cost-effective than using
  • D. less costly than

3. [1] The Japanese battleship Nagato was built in 1920 as the most powerful capital ship in the Imperial Japanese Navy. [2] Her earliest noteworthy service was carrying supplies for the survivors of the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923. [3] Nagato then participated in the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937. [4] Now, the wreck of the Nagato is considered one of the top ten shipwreck-diving spots in the world. [5] She remained in service during World War 2 and was involved in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor as the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. [6] Impressively, Nagato was the only Japanese battleship to survive the entirety of World War 2. [7] In 1946, the massive vessel was destroyed (with no sailors on board) in the American nuclear weapons tests named "Operation Crossroads" held at Bikini Atoll.

To make this paragraph most logical, sentence 4 should be placed

  • A. where it is now.
  • B. before sentence 1.
  • C. after sentence 5.
  • D. after sentence 7.

4. The soldier successfully pulled his ally from the helicopter wreck, and since the flames engulfed their craft, he was unable to repair the vehicle.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. helicopter wreck, the
  • C. wreck of the helicopter, with the consequence that
  • D. helicopter wreck, but because

5. The Vauxhall automobile, being designed to be economical, has recently regained popularity among car collectors.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. automobile being designed
  • C. automobile, designed
  • D. automobile, a car designed

6. Is it right that us workers must suffer due to incompetent management?

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. we workers must suffer despite
  • C. us workers must suffer despite
  • D. we workers must suffer due to

7. Of these, polyethylene is the most common type of plastic, accounting for 34% of the world's total plastics market. It has a startlingly-wide range of applications; for example, ultra-high- density polyethylene is used in hip joint replacements, industrial shipping, and ice- skating rinks. [A] On the other end of the spectrum, low-density polyethylene is often used for plastic wraps, tubing, and food storage. In between these "high-density" and "low- density" uses, polyethylene can also be found in film applications, water plumbing, milk jugs, garbage containers, and children's toys.

The writer is considering adding the following sentence as an introduction to the paragraph above. Plastics are one of the most common and useful construction materials in modern global industry, and are produced in a wide range of varieties. Should the writer make this addition here?

  • A. Yes, because the sentence provides an essential supporting example to the paragraph.
  • B. Yes, because the sentence effectively introduces the main topic of the paragraph.
  • C. No, because the sentence contradicts a central point made within the paragraph.
  • D. No, because the following sentence ("Of these, polyethylene is…") already provides a more effective introduction to the paragraph.

8. Of these, polyethylene is the most common type of plastic, accounting for 34% of the world's total plastics market. It has a startlingly-wide range of applications; for example, ultra-high- density polyethylene is used in hip joint replacements, industrial shipping, and ice- skating rinks. [A] On the other end of the spectrum, low-density polyethylene is often used for plastic wraps, tubing, and food storage. In between these "high-density" and "low- density" uses, polyethylene can also be found in film applications, water plumbing, milk jugs, garbage containers, and children's toys.

At Point [A], the writer is considering deleting the underlined sentence. Should the writer make this change?

  • A. Yes, because it provides an excessive list of examples for a term that has already been defined.
  • B. Yes, because it interrupts the overall flow of the paragraph.
  • C. No, because it provides effective support for an essential counterargument within the paragraph.
  • D. No, because it provides examples that are used as a key point for a comparison within the paragraph.

9. Our football team, currently in the running for the championship, and our school tennis star, who has dominated her recent matches, is putting us in the running for a record season this year.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. matches, was putting us
  • C. matches, are putting us
  • D. matches, were putting us

10. The pine tree, known for its majestic appearance and sweet scent, and its needles can be used to brew tea.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The pine tree, known for its majestic appearance and sweet scent, has needles that can be used to brew tea.
  • C. Known for its majestic appearance and sweet scent, the pine tree's needles can be used to brew tea.
  • D. The pine tree, its needles can be used to brew tea, is known for its majestic appearance and sweet scent.

11. Neither the duck nor the goose is able to enjoy long periods of time without a nearby body of water.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. nor the goose
  • C. or the goose is able to
  • D. nor the goose are able to

12. I think that most Japanese manufacturers' cars get better mileage and are more reliable than American automakers.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. making cars in America
  • C. American automakers' cars
  • D. what they make in America