2. QUESTION 1
Truculent in defending their individual rights of
sovereignty under the Articles of Confederation,
the newly formed states ____________ constantly.
3. QUESTION 2
In Anglo Saxon times, the monastic scribes made
_________ distinction between Latin texts in the
vernacular by assigning the former an Anglo-
Caroline script and reserving the pointed insular
script for texts in Old English.
A. A nice
B. A subtle
C. A pointless
D. An obvious
E. An unconventional
F. A judgmental
4. QUESTION 3
Written in an amiable style, the book provides a
comprehensive overview of European wines that
should prove ________ to both the virtual novice
and the experienced connoisseur.
5. QUESTION 4
Shy & hypochondriacal, Madison was
uncomfortable at public gatherings; his character
made him a most ________ orator and practicing
6. QUESTION 5
Alec Guinness has few equals among English
speaking actors, and in his autobiography he
reveals himself to possess an uncommonly
________ prose style as well.
7. QUESTION 6
Because Pauling stubbornly continued to believe
in the power of Vitamin C to cure cancer despite
much evidence to the contrary, his colleagues felt
he had lost his scientific ____________.
8. QUESTION 7
The distinctive qualities of African music were
not appreciated or even ____________ by
Westerners until fairly recently.
E. Remarked on
9. QUESTION 8
Bored by the verbose and rambling prose of the
typical Victorian novelist, the student welcomed
the change to the _________ prose of Ernest
10. QUESTION 9
She is a pragmatist, as ____________ to base her
future on impractical dreams as she would be to
build a castle on shifting sand.
11. QUESTION 10
Although eighteenth-century English society as a
whole did not encourage learning for its own sake
in women, it illogically _____________ women’s
sad lack of education.
12. QUESTION 11
Unlike the gregarious Capote, who was never
happier than when he was in the center of a
crowd of celebrities, Faulkner, in later years,
grew somewhat ________ and shunned company.
13. QUESTION 12
Studded starfish are well protected from most
predators and parasites by __________ surface
whose studs are actually modified spines.
A. A vulnerable
B. An armored
C. An obtuse
D. A brittle
E. A concave
F. A rugged
14. QUESTION 13
Traffic speed limits are set at a level that achieves
some balance between the desire of most people to
travel as quickly as possible and the danger of
15. QUESTION 14
Baldwin’s brilliant The Fire Next Time is both so
eloquent in its passion and so penetrating in its
condor that it is bound to ________ any reader.
16. QUESTION 15
Glendon provides a dark underside to Frederick
Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis that saw rugged
individualism as the essence of American society
– an individualism that Glendon sees as _______
A. Antithetical toward
B. Skeptical of
C. Degenerating into
D. Aspiring to
E. Regressing to
F. Revitalized by
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