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Each passage or pair of passages on the upcoming pages is followed by a number of questions. After reading each passage or pair, choose the best answer to each question based on what is stated or implied in the passage or passages and any accompanying graphics (such as a table or graph).
Which choice best summarizes the passage?
The main purpose of the opening sentence of the passage is to
During the course of the first paragraph, the narrator’s focus shifts from
The references to “shade” and “darkness” at the end of the first paragraph mainly have which effect?
The passage indicates that Edward Crimsworth’s behavior was mainly caused by his
The passage indicates that when the narrator began working for Edward Crimsworth, he viewed Crimsworth as a
Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
At the end of the second paragraph, the comparisons of abstract qualities to a lynx and a snake mainly have the effect of
The passage indicates that, after a long day of work, the narrator sometimes found his living quarters to be
The main purpose of the passage is to
In the passage, the author anticipates which of the following objections to criticizing the ethics of free markets?
As used in line 6, “embraced” most nearly means
The main purpose of the fifth paragraph (lines 45-56) is to
As used in line 58, “clashes” most nearly means
Which choice best supports the author’s claim that there is common ground shared by the different approaches to ethics described in the passage?
The main idea of the final paragraph is that
Data in the graph about per-pound coffee profits in Tanzania most strongly support which of the following statements?
Data in the graph indicate that the greatest difference between per-pound profits from fair trade coffee and those from regular coffee occurred during which period?
Data in the graph provide most direct support for which idea in the passage?
The author of Passage 1 indicates which of the following about the use of screen-based technologies?
The author of Passage 1 indicates that becoming adept at using the Internet can
As used in line 40, “plastic” most nearly means
The author of Passage 2 refers to the novel War and Peace primarily to suggest that Woody Allen
According to the author of Passage 2, what do novelists and scientists have in common?
The analogy in the final sentence of Passage 2 has primarily which effect?
The main purpose of each passage is to
Which choice best describes the relationship between the two passages?
On which of the following points would the authors of both passages most likely agree?
Which choice provides the best evidence that the author of Passage 2 would agree to some extent with the claim attributed to Michael Merzenich in
lines 41-43, Passage 1?
The central problem that Stanton describes in the passage is that women have been
Stanton uses the phrase “high carnival” (line 15) mainly to emphasize what she sees as the
Stanton claims that which of the following was a relatively recent historical development?
As used in line 24, “rule” most nearly refers to
It can reasonably be inferred that “the strong-minded” (line 32) was a term generally intended to
As used in line 36, “best” most nearly means
Stanton contends that the situation she describes in the passage has become so dire that even men have begun to
The sixth paragraph (lines 67-78) is primarily concerned with establishing a contrast between
The first paragraph serves mainly to
As used in line 19, “capture” is closest in meaning to
According to Peacock, the ability to monitor internal waves is significant primarily because
As used in line 65, “devise” most nearly means
Based on information in the passage, it can reasonably be inferred that all internal waves
In the graph, which isotherm displays an increase in depth below the surface during the period 19:12 to 20:24?
Which concept is supported by the passage and by the information in the graph?
How does the graph support the author’s point that internal waves affect ocean water dynamics?