Regular Vocabulary-Reading-Writing Quiz #1

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Regular Vocabulary-Reading-Writing Quiz #1

Define these 5 words from our list of 10:

  1. smite

  2. staunch

  3. loathe

  4. prudent

  5. lament

Match these 5 Greek or Latin roots or affixes with their meanings:

  1. agr

  1. water

  1. alt

  1. man

  1. aqu

  1. star

  1. anthrop

  1. field

  1. astr

E. high


11. The affix ambi- in the word ambidextrous [He was so ambidextrous that he could shoot a three-pointer with either hand.] must mean: (A) both (B) manual (C) three (D) skilled
12. To what famous ancient male does the allusion in this sentence refer: “She thinks she walks on water.”
13. The two items that belong in a citation are the first word that appears in the ______ ______entry and a _______number if available.
14. What type of writing do people expect to be free of bias? (A) advertising scripts (B) political campaign speeches (C) news or journalistic reports (D) love letters

Because the student got no sleep the night before, 15 causing him to fall asleep during the last section of the examination.




and so he fell


he fell


and he fell

Austen’s works are widely 16 read they are studied every year in universities worldwide.




read; they are studied every year


read, every year they are studied


read; and every year they are studied

17. Write a topic sentence for this SAT prompt:

As you read the passage below, consider how the author uses:

• logos--statistics, facts, and logical reasoning to support claims

• pathos--word choices that appeal to readers’ emotions, adding power to the ideas expressed

• ethos--details or quotes that build trust in the author’s expertise, indicating either that he

is an expert on the topic he is writing about or that other “experts” agree with him

Write an essay in which you explain how Jimmy Carter builds an argument to

persuade his audience that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should not be

developed for industry. In your essay, analyze how Carter uses the features

listed in the box above to strengthen the persuasiveness of his argument.

Be sure that your analysis focuses on the most relevant features of the passage.

Your essay should not explain whether you agree with Carter’s claims, but

rather explain how Carter builds an argument to persuade his audience.

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