Main Idea
(Mostly) Vocab in Context
Comprehension and Evidence
Comp. and Evidence 2
Making Inferences

100

20. Based on the passages, both authors would agree with which of the following claims? 

A) Women have moral duties and responsibilities.

100

15. As used in line 12, "peculiar" most nearly means...

C) distinctive

100

4. Lymie's primary impression of the "party of four" (line 42) is that they...

A. are noisy and distracting 

100

17. In Passage 2, Grimké makes which point about human rights? 

B) They retain their moral authority regardless of whether they are recognized by law.

100

7. The primary impression created by the narrator's description of Mr. Peters in lines 74-79 is that he is...

D. aging and shriveled 

200

2. The main purpose of the first paragraph is to...

C. Convey the passage's setting by describing a place and an object

200

10. As used in line 93, "becoming" most nearly means...

B. fitting

200

5. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?

C. Lines 55-59

200

18. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question? 

B) Lines 61-65 (“These... imperishable”)

200

3. It can be reasonably inferred that Irma, the waitress, thinks Lymie is "through eating" because...

C. he is no longer holding his fork. 

300

16. What is Grimké’s central claim in Passage 2? 

A) The rights of individuals are not determined by race or gender

300

22. As used in line 14, "simple" most nearly means...

A. straightforward 

300

9. Which choice best supports the conclusion that Mr. Peters wants to attract attention?

B. Lines 81-85

300

24. Which choice best reflects the perspective of the “environmentalists” (line 27) on conventional agriculture? 

A) It produces inferior fruits and vegetables and is detrimental to the environment.

300

13. In passage 1, Beecher implies that women's effect on public life is largely...

B. indirect, because women exert their influence within the home and family life

400

1. Over the course of the passage, the primary focus shifts from...

D. Lymie's experience reading a book to descriptions of people in the restaurant.

400

14. As used in line 2, "station" most nearly means...

D. rank

400

11. In Passage 1, Beecher makes which point about the status of women relative to that of men?

B) Women are inferior to men, but women play a role as significant as that played by men.

400

25. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question? 

B) Lines 28-31 (“They... corporations”)

400

21. Beecher would most likely have reacted to lines 65-68 of Passage 2 with...

D) disagreement, because she feels that the natures of men and women are fundamentally different.

500

8. The main idea of the last paragraph is that Mr. Peters...

B. Behaves as if he is a younger version of himself

500

23. According to the passage, a significant attribute of conventional agriculture is its ability to...

B) maximize the output of cultivated land.

500

12. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question? 

A) Lines 6-10 (“But... all-pervading”)

500

6. The narrator indicates that Lymie finally closes the history book because...

A. His father has joined him at the table

500

19. Which choice best states the relationship between the two passages?

B. Passage 2 takes issue with the primary argument of Passage 1