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1. Darla's apartment was often difficult to fall asleep in, because it was adjacent with a room of rowdy party animals who loved to stay up late and blast their stereo system at maximum volume.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. adjacent to
  • C. adjacent at
  • D. adjacent into

2. Authors selected for the philosophy journal must be respected in their field, and should hold advanced degrees and have a great deal of practical experience.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. his or her field, and
  • C. their field, they
  • D. their field, such authors

3. Bursting with color, the pale hospital patient appreciated her friend's gift of flowers.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Bursting with color, the pale hospital patient's friend's gift of flowers was appreciated.
  • C. The pale hospital patient, bursting with color, appreciated her friend's gift of flowers.
  • D. The pale hospital patient appreciated her friend's gift of flowers, which was bursting with color.

4. Plymouth was once a brand of automobiles produced in the United States, but it was dissolved and absorbed into other brands in 2001; however, some investors would like to revive the marque, leaving the future of the Plymouth name in question.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. will revive
  • C. revived
  • D. reviving

5. Although deforestation is extremely detrimental to the planet's delicate ecology, yet many timber companies continue to harvest lumber for large corporate profits.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. and
  • C. but
  • D. [DELETE the underlined portion]

6. The bass guitar differs from standard guitars in that the bass has fewer strings, a longer neck, and the ability to produce lower notes.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. has fewer strings, a longer neck, and can produce lower notes.
  • C. having fewer strings, a longer neck, and can produce notes more low.
  • D. with lower strings, a longer neck, and lower notes.

7. Charles and me love to play dodgeball, and we have spent many an hour engaged in this exciting pastime.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Charles and I love
  • C. Charles and me loves
  • D. Charles and I loves

8. ChristinaWahlberg can handle a foil quite deft; in fact, she has competed in Olympic fencing.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. can deft handle a foil
  • C. can handle a foil quite deftly
  • D. being a deft foil-handler

9. Unethical political decisions are able to be protested by concerned American citizens.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Unethical political decisions have the ability to be protested by concerned American citizens.
  • C. Concerned American citizens are able to protest unethical political decisions made by politicians.
  • D. Concerned American citizens are able to protest unethical political decisions.

10. Historical wolf hunts would include noblemen, conscripted peasant farmers, and trained wolfhounds, though they were often injured as the wolves attempted to defend themselves with teeth and claws.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. it was
  • C. the wolfhounds were
  • D. these were

11. James Scawen was a British politician in the mid-1700s who was once pressured by a large mob to reveal how he had voted in an important election, and his father inherited a large estate near London.

Which of the following choices provides the most relevant conclusion to the preceding sentence?

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. but he declined to share this information, stating that he must keep his vote secret in order to remain "an independent man."
  • C. and in his later years, he developed Carshalton Park with improvements like canals, mills, and grottoes.
  • D. and he lived from 1734 to 1801.

12. There are many kinds of dogs, but mine - a golden retriever, is my favorite, he is very loyal and friendly.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. retriever - is my favorite; he
  • C. retriever - is my favorite, he
  • D. retriever) is my favorite; he

13. I prefer modern boat designs, and although my cousins enjoyed the interior styling of the old steamship, I considered the decor fairly primordial.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. elderly
  • C. old-fashioned
  • D. ancient