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Time – 25 Minutes

25 Questions

1. Excelling in her academic studies, Yuki earned a number of --------------- and onwards.

(A) Vindications

(B) Proposals

(C) Contingencies

(D) Honors

(E) Reprimands

2. The newspaper’s editorial section regularly publishes the ---------- of those readers who are knowledgeable enough about an issue to ------- their points powerfully and articulately.

(A) Suggestions. . Dismiss

(B) Analyses. . Subvert

(C) Opinions. . Argue

(D) Retractions. . Belabor

(E) Experiments. . Consider

3. Doctors initially feared that antibiotics would have ---------- effect, destroying healthy tissue as well as harmful bacteria.

(A) A deleterious

(B) A minuscule

(C) A salutary

(D) An antiquated

(E) An immediate

4. Native American potters often ---------- the shortcuts offered by modern technology (Such as the use of commercial clay, pigments, or kiln firing), instead ------- the traditional methods of their ancestors.

(A) Kaud. . Resuscitating

(B) Flout. . Relinquishing

(C) Circumvent. . Renouncing

(D) Propound. . Cleaving to

(E) Eschew. . Adhering to

5. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker leaves an --------------- impression on audiences: children especially remember the dazzling costumes and stirring music.

(A) Amorphous

(B) Indelible

(C) Ineffable

(D) Innocuous

(E) Inscrutable

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Questions 6-7 are based on the following passage.

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A turning leaf stays green at first, then reveals splotches of yellow and red as chlorophyll gradually breaks down.

Dark green seems to stay longest in the veins, outlining and defining them. During the summer, chlorophyll breaks down in the heat and light, but it is also being steadily


Replaced. In the fall, on the other hand, no new pigment is produced, and so we notice the other colors that were always there, although chlorophyll’s shocking green hid them from view. With their camouflage gone, we see these colors for the first time all year, and marvel, but they

Were always there, hidden like a vivid secret beneath the hot glowing greens of summer.

6. The passage serves primarily to

(A) Present a debate

(B) Explain a phenomenon

(C) Recount an experiment

(D) Advocate an action

(E) Refuse a theory

7. According to the passage, which of the following most directly causes leaves to change their color in the fall?

(A) Chlorophyll in the leaves beginning to break down then

(B) Heat and light causing new pigments to be produced

(C) Chlorophyll changing from green to other colors

(D) Existing pigments becoming more uniform

(E) New chlorophyll no longer being produced

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Question 8-9 are based on the following passage.

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I’m watching Sesame street with my daughter. Today Grover has transported us to Alaska, where a local lass is Suiting up to face the Arctic chill, with the help of her mother, who sews fur pelts together to fashion a coat to repel the subzero temperatures. The child rushes out into


the crisp fresh air to meet other children, laughing sweetly. It looks so wholesome, so simple, so uncomplicated. No fancy schools to get into, no apartments to compare. It looked pleasant there, out in the bleak but weirdly alluring

slate of glistening frost punctuated only by playful tykes toting their homemade lunches to school in swinging buckets.

8. The narrator would most likely characterize the depiction of Alaska on Sesame Street as

(A) Lurid

(B) Idyllic

(C) Eclectic

(D) Nebulous

(E) Trite

9. In context, the references to “fancy schools” and “apartments” (line 8) serve to

(A) Illustrate the glamour of urban environments

(B) Suggest some concerns the narrator may have

(C) Establish a contrast between past and present lifestyles

(D) Indicate the narrator’s distance for rural living

(E) Challenge the stereotyped view of a region

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Questions 10-16 are based on the following passages.

These Passages discuss Leroy “Satchel” Paige (1906? – 1982), a star professional baseball pitcher who continued to play successfully even when he was much older than any other player, passage 1 is adopted from a 1994 biography; passage 2 from Paige’s autobiography.

Passage 1

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When was Satchel Paige born? The myriad answers to that question have become one of the greatest sports enigmas of all time and play a huge part in bringing a sense of myth and mystery to Paige’s life. When the Cleveland Indians’ owner Bill Veeck signed Paige in 1948, Veeck did as much


to obfuscate the age issue – an issue he stoked constantly as a public relations gimmick – as Satchel ever did himself. For aid and comfort in this, Veeck could copunt on the succor – witting or unwitting or perhaps both – of Lula Coleman Paige, Satchel’s Mother.


Lula Paige confided to a sports writer that her son was in fact three years older than he was thought to be; a few years later. She had another epiphany. He was, she said, two years older. This she knew because she had written down the year of his birth in her Bible, and it said, right


There, plain as day, “1904”.

When Satchel Paige committed his memories to print in 1962, though, he wasn’t ready to go with that version “seems like Mom’s Bible would knew”, he wrote, but she had never shown him that Bible. “Anyway”, he added,


“Sometimes she tended to forget things”.

But never let it be said that Satchel Paige didn’t learn from his mama. A decade and a half later, when Lula was gone, he was ready and rehearsed in the label, only he had expanded Lula’s homily to include thirteen Bibles . . .


and thirteen goats. He had, he admitted, never actually seen the apocryphal Bible – but that was the fault of one of the goats, which he instead had mistaken the book for cabbage leaves and eaten it. He did know one thing, though. “That goat”, he said with piquant irony, “lived to be twenty-seven”.

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After I hit the top, every couple of months just about I got my name in the papers when those writers played guessing games about when I was born. I never put a stop to it and my family and my buddies didn’t help because


they kept giving different dates. You see, nobody paid much attention when by the bay were born.

But the government paid attention and there’s a birth certificate in Mobile, Alabama. Saying I was born July 7,

1906. Now I know it’s made out for a Leroy Page, but my


folks started out spelling their name “Page” and later stuck in the “I” to make themselves sound more high-tone.

There are all kinds of other dates floating around. Too, but I’ll go by that birth certificate. Besides, it doesn’t really


make any difference hoe old I tell people I am. They’ve been carrying on so long about my age; nobody will believe what I say. Like that gent I ran into in 1947. He quit playing in 1910, but he swore he played against me.

I just let him talk.

10. The primary purpose of both passages is to

(A) Address an uncertainty

(B) Discuss a solution

(C) Analyze two sides of a debate

(D) Illuminate a popular theory

(E) Question the importance of an idea

11. Compared with the tone of the first paragraph of passage 1, the tone first paragraph of passage 2 is more

(A) Pensive

(B) Scholarly

(C) Ambivalent

(D) Incredulous

(E) Conversational

12. The “Bible” in line 15, Passage 1, and the “birth certificate” in lines 38-39, Passage 2, are each mentioned because they provide

(A) Emotional memories

(B) Supporting evidence

(C) Personal testimonials

(D) Comic relief

(E) Government documentation

13. The author of passage 1 presents Paige as speaking “with piquant irony” (line 30) because the story of the goat

(A) Explains why Paige did not know his exact age

(B) Presents sportswriters in an undignified light

(C) Mocks the research methods used by the press

(D) Pokes fun at all fuss about Paige’s age

(E) Was well-known to Paige’s mother

14. In context, Paige’s reference to the writers’ “guessing games” (line 34) suggests that he viewed the debate about his age to be

(A) Exceedingly complicated

(B) Unnecessarily competitive

(C) Universally appealing

(D) Ultimately trivial

(E) Highly disrespectful

15. The author of passage 1 would most likely respond to the claim that Paige “never put a stop to it” (lines 34-35, passage 2) by adding that Paige

(A) Helped create stories about his birth date

(B) Was unconcerned about others’ opinions

(C) Was solely responsible for stirring up the debate

(D) Did not benefit from the controversy

(E) Was irresponsible in his actions

16. Each passage concludes with

(A) A sincere assertion

(B) A humorous anecdote

(C) A frank observation

(D) AN extended analogy

(E) An explicit appeal

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Question 17-25 are based on the following passage.

In the following passage, adapted from a 2002 novel, a young woman named Harriet Cleve is thinking about a house, now in ruins, that once belonged to her family.

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The house, amusingly, had been called Tribulation. Judge Cleve’s grandfather had named it that because he claimed the building of it had very nearly killed him. Nothing remained of it but the twin chimneys and the mossy brick wall – the bricks worked in a tricky


herringbone pattern – leading from the foundation down to the front steps where five cracked tiles on the riser, in faded blue, spelled the letters C-L-E-V-E.

To Harriet, these five tiles were a fascinating relic of a lost civilization. To her, their fine, watery blue was the


blue of wealth, of memory, of Europe, of heaven; and the Tribulation she deduced from them glowed with the phosphorescence and splendor of dream itself. In her mind. Her dead ancestors moved like royalty through the rooms of this lost palace.


Apart from the tiles, few concrete artifacts of Tribulation remained. Most of the rugs and fixtures – the marble statues. The chandelier – had been carted off in creates marked Miscellaneous and sold to an antiques dealer in Greenwood who’d paid only half what they were worth.


How then to reconstruct this extinct colossus? What fossils were left, what clues had she to go on? The foundation was still there, out from town a bit. She wasn’t sure exactly where and somehow it didn’t matter. Only once, on a winter afternoon long ago, had she been taken


out to see it. To a small child, it gave the impression of having supported a structure far larger than a house, a city almost. She had a memory of her grandmother Edie (tomboyish in khaki trousers) jumping excitedly from room to room, her breath coming out in white clouds,


pointing out the parlor, the dining room, the library – though all this was hazy.

A scattering of lesser artifacts had been salvaged from Tribulation – linens, monogrammed dishes, a ponderous rosewood sideboard, vases, china clocks, dining room


chairs – and broadcast through her own house and the houses of her aunts; random fragments, a legbone here, a vertebra there, from which Harriet set about reconstructing the burned magnificence she had never seen. And these rescued artifacts beamed with a serene


light all their own: the silver was heavier, the embroideries richer, the crystal more delicate, and the porcelain a finer, rarer blue. But most eloquent of all were the stories passed down to her – highly decorated items that Harriet embellished even further in her resolute myth


of the enchanted alcazar, the fairy chateau that never was. She possessed, to a singular and uncomfortable degree, the narrowness of vision that enable all the Cleves to forget what they didn’t want to remember and to exaggerate or otherwise after what they couldn’t forget;


and in restringing the skeleton of the extinct monstrosity that had been her family’s fortune, she was unaware that some of the bones had been tampered with: that others belonged to different animals entirely: that a great many of the more massive and spectacular bones Were not


bones at all but plaster-of-Paris forgcries. (The famous Bohemian chandelier. For instance, had not come from Bohemia at all; it was not even made of crystal; the judge’s mother had ordered it from a catalog.) Least of all did she realize that constantly in the course of her labors


she trod back and forth on certain humble. Dusty fragments that had she bothered to examine them. Afforded the true – and rather disappointing – key to the entire structure. The mighty, thundering, opulent Tribulation that she had so laboriously reconstructed in

her mind was not a replica of any house that had ever existed but a chimera a fairy tale.

Alcazar is a Spanish palace: a chateau is large French country house.

17. The primary focus of the passage is on how

(A) Harriet reject her youthful illusions

(B) Harriet interprets her family’s history

(C) Harriet discovers heirlooms at her family’s home

(D) The Cleves maintained their lavish lifestyle

(E) Each of the Cleves responded to misfortune

18. Lines 9-15 (“To . . . palace”) characterize Harriet primarily as

(A) Enthusiastic about art and antiques

(B) Inclined to be analytical and detail oriented

(C) Troubled by her family’s legacy

(D) Fascinated by cultural history

(E) Prone to romantic reverie

19. Lines 22-24 (“The foundation . . . . . matter”) suggest what about Harriet’s attitude toward visiting the house?

(A) She does not believe there is anything left of the house.

(B) She worries about trespassing on someone else’s property

(C) She feels no need to revisit the physical remains of the house.

(D) She has no interest in rebuilding the family estate.

(E) She is uneasy about exploring a deserted neighborhood

20. In line 36, the word “broadest” suggests that the artifacts were

(A) Displayed openly

(B) Advertised publicly

(C) Announced loudly

(E) Glorified excessively

21. In what way is the “myth” mentioned in line 45 “resolute”?

(A) It has endured over many generation of Cleves.

(B) It has not been refuted by historical records.

(C) It demonstrates Harriet’s steadfast support of family members.

(D) It reflects Harriet’s determination to maintain a certain view.

(E) It underscores the universal appeal of a type of story.

22. In lines 46-50 (“She . . . forget”), the narrator implies that the Cleve family employed memory primarily as a means of

(A) Enhancing mental alertness

(B) Protecting cherished beliefs

(C) Healing family divisions

(D) Inspiring family achievements

(E) Reinforcing a fatalistic world view

23. The narrator’s account of the “Bohemian chandelier” (lines 55-58) serves to

(A) Provide an example of a recurrent phenomenon

(B) Indicate surprise about an apparent incongruity

(C) Offer an explanation for an apparent incongruity

(D) Illustrate the source of a profound disappointment

(E) Suggest the great value of an inherited artifact

24. The narrator suggests that the “key” (line 62) would have given Harriet

(A) Unlimited access to the house

(B) A false solution to the mystery

(C) A realistic understanding of the past

(D) An opportune moment to pursue new interests

(E) A strong obligation to keep the family’s secret

25. The final sentence of the passage (line 62-65) indicates what about the house Harriet’s grandfather built?

(A) It was not as much of a tribulation as Harriet has always been told.

(B) It had never actually been owned by Harriet’s family

(C) It was not as palatial as Harriet imagines it to be.

(D) It was deliberately destroyed by Harriet family.

(E) It would have been a very comfortable home for Harriet as a child.

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