Sample Test: English


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QUESTION: 1

The area that makes up what the French refer to as "le Midi", is, generally speaking, the most popular tourist region in France and needs little introduction. It consists of the French Mediterranean coastline and its hinterland, from the Italian to the Spanish borders, and is made up of two French regions, PACA or Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur to the east of the Rhone, and Languedoc Roussillon to the west of the Rhone.
The coastal region is very busy in Summer and travelling to the south of France by car on a summer Saturday can be a nightmare experience; but the region has masses to offer, in terms of climate, history, and landscape. The French Riviera ("la Cote d'Azur") is a small part of the south of France, the thin coastal strip from around Cassis (east of Marseille) in the west to the Italian border in the east. It is a coastline that gets very crowded in summer, though on account of the rocky coastline, there are still some quiet and peaceful spots to be found.
However much of the actual coast of the French Riviera is fairly heavily built up in many parts, and accommodation is expensive, particularly in the most famous resorts like St. Tropez, Cannes or Nice. The mountainous hinterland, on the other hand, the "Alpes de Haute Provence" the "Hautes Alpes" the "Alpes Maritimes", is very attractive, with its small villages and towns, many of them perched precariously on hillsides or beside trickling rivers that become raging torrents in the springtime. The southern Alps are different from the northern Alps - drier, more rocky, and less crowded. Brianpon, capital of the High Alps department, is the highest small city in Europe.
Those who do not want to spend their holidays being mass-grilled on a beach will prefer areas inland from the coastal strip, notably to the hills and mountains of Provence, with their dry landscapes and deep river gorges and valleys, or the valleys of the Cevennes, more wooded and rural, or the inland areas of the Languedoc. The historic area of Provence (which used to include land to the west of the Rhone as well as the east) has a lot of historic cities, such as Avignon with its famous bridge, Arles with its Roman remains, the Camargue, and the university town of Aix en Provence.

Which of the following best describes the purpose of the passage?

Solution:

The purpose of the passage is highliging Southern France and its famous elements. 

QUESTION: 2

The area that makes up what the French refer to as "le Midi", is, generally speaking, the most popular tourist region in France and needs little introduction. It consists of the French Mediterranean coastline and its hinterland, from the Italian to the Spanish borders, and is made up of two French regions, PACA or Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur to the east of the Rhone, and Languedoc Roussillon to the west of the Rhone.
The coastal region is very busy in Summer and travelling to the south of France by car on a summer Saturday can be a nightmare experience; but the region has masses to offer, in terms of climate, history, and landscape. The French Riviera ("la Cote d'Azur") is a small part of the south of France, the thin coastal strip from around Cassis (east of Marseille) in the west to the Italian border in the east. It is a coastline that gets very crowded in summer, though on account of the rocky coastline, there are still some quiet and peaceful spots to be found.
However much of the actual coast of the French Riviera is fairly heavily built up in many parts, and accommodation is expensive, particularly in the most famous resorts like St. Tropez, Cannes or Nice. The mountainous hinterland, on the other hand, the "Alpes de Haute Provence" the "Hautes Alpes" the "Alpes Maritimes", is very attractive, with its small villages and towns, many of them perched precariously on hillsides or beside trickling rivers that become raging torrents in the springtime. The southern Alps are different from the northern Alps - drier, more rocky, and less crowded. Brianpon, capital of the High Alps department, is the highest small city in Europe.
Those who do not want to spend their holidays being mass-grilled on a beach will prefer areas inland from the coastal strip, notably to the hills and mountains of Provence, with their dry landscapes and deep river gorges and valleys, or the valleys of the Cevennes, more wooded and rural, or the inland areas of the Languedoc. The historic area of Provence (which used to include land to the west of the Rhone as well as the east) has a lot of historic cities, such as Avignon with its famous bridge, Arles with its Roman remains, the Camargue, and the university town of Aix en Provence.

As mentioned in the passage, the word "hinterland", most nearly means

Solution:

In the last paragraph, the author mentions that
"Better still, I would have one of them tell it herself..." And who could be better suited for this than Panchaali? It is her life, her voice, her questions, and her vision that I invite you into in The Palace of Illusions."
Author wanted the story to be told by Panchaali. Therefore, it is inferred that the novel is a first-person narrative by Paanchali. A first-person narrative is a mode of storytelling in which a narrator relays events from their own point of view using the first person. Hence answer choice (a) is the correct answer.
Incorrect Answers
(b), (c) and (d) - The novel is not a narrative by various women characters; the novel is not a third- person narrative; and the novel is not an amalgamation of various stories. It is clear from the passage that the novel is a narrative told by Panchaali.

QUESTION: 3

The area that makes up what the French refer to as "le Midi", is, generally speaking, the most popular tourist region in France and needs little introduction. It consists of the French Mediterranean coastline and its hinterland, from the Italian to the Spanish borders, and is made up of two French regions, PACA or Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur to the east of the Rhone, and Languedoc Roussillon to the west of the Rhone.
The coastal region is very busy in Summer and travelling to the south of France by car on a summer Saturday can be a nightmare experience; but the region has masses to offer, in terms of climate, history, and landscape. The French Riviera ("la Cote d'Azur") is a small part of the south of France, the thin coastal strip from around Cassis (east of Marseille) in the west to the Italian border in the east. It is a coastline that gets very crowded in summer, though on account of the rocky coastline, there are still some quiet and peaceful spots to be found.
However much of the actual coast of the French Riviera is fairly heavily built up in many parts, and accommodation is expensive, particularly in the most famous resorts like St. Tropez, Cannes or Nice. The mountainous hinterland, on the other hand, the "Alpes de Haute Provence" the "Hautes Alpes" the "Alpes Maritimes", is very attractive, with its small villages and towns, many of them perched precariously on hillsides or beside trickling rivers that become raging torrents in the springtime. The southern Alps are different from the northern Alps - drier, more rocky, and less crowded. Brianpon, capital of the High Alps department, is the highest small city in Europe.
Those who do not want to spend their holidays being mass-grilled on a beach will prefer areas inland from the coastal strip, notably to the hills and mountains of Provence, with their dry landscapes and deep river gorges and valleys, or the valleys of the Cevennes, more wooded and rural, or the inland areas of the Languedoc. The historic area of Provence (which used to include land to the west of the Rhone as well as the east) has a lot of historic cities, such as Avignon with its famous bridge, Arles with its Roman remains, the Camargue, and the university town of Aix en Provence.

Which of the following could be the reason behind the resorts being expensive?

Solution:

B is the correct answer 

as stated in the passage 'The mountainous hinterland, on the other hand, the "Alpes de Haute Provence" the "Hautes Alpes" the "Alpes Maritimes", is very attractive, with its small villages and towns, many of them perched precariously on hillsides or beside trickling rivers that become raging torrents in the springtime. The southern Alps are different from the northern Alps - drier, more rocky, and less crowded. Brianpon, capital of the High Alps department, is the highest small city in Europe.'

QUESTION: 4

The area that makes up what the French refer to as "le Midi", is, generally speaking, the most popular tourist region in France and needs little introduction. It consists of the French Mediterranean coastline and its hinterland, from the Italian to the Spanish borders, and is made up of two French regions, PACA or Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur to the east of the Rhone, and Languedoc Roussillon to the west of the Rhone.
The coastal region is very busy in Summer and travelling to the south of France by car on a summer Saturday can be a nightmare experience; but the region has masses to offer, in terms of climate, history, and landscape. The French Riviera ("la Cote d'Azur") is a small part of the south of France, the thin coastal strip from around Cassis (east of Marseille) in the west to the Italian border in the east. It is a coastline that gets very crowded in summer, though on account of the rocky coastline, there are still some quiet and peaceful spots to be found.
However much of the actual coast of the French Riviera is fairly heavily built up in many parts, and accommodation is expensive, particularly in the most famous resorts like St. Tropez, Cannes or Nice. The mountainous hinterland, on the other hand, the "Alpes de Haute Provence" the "Hautes Alpes" the "Alpes Maritimes", is very attractive, with its small villages and towns, many of them perched precariously on hillsides or beside trickling rivers that become raging torrents in the springtime. The southern Alps are different from the northern Alps - drier, more rocky, and less crowded. Brianpon, capital of the High Alps department, is the highest small city in Europe.
Those who do not want to spend their holidays being mass-grilled on a beach will prefer areas inland from the coastal strip, notably to the hills and mountains of Provence, with their dry landscapes and deep river gorges and valleys, or the valleys of the Cevennes, more wooded and rural, or the inland areas of the Languedoc. The historic area of Provence (which used to include land to the west of the Rhone as well as the east) has a lot of historic cities, such as Avignon with its famous bridge, Arles with its Roman remains, the Camargue, and the university town of Aix en Provence.

Which of the following people are most likely to choose the hills over coasts and beaches?

Solution:

"Some of my favourites, who play prominent roles in The Palace of Illusions,." The author mentions that some her favourite male characters play an important role in "The Palace of Illusions". Therefore, answer choice (c) is correct.
Incorrect Answers
(a) and (b) - How the male characters are portrayed vis-a-vis female characters is not mentioned in the passage.
(d) - There is no evidence from the passage to suggest anything about how the male characters are portrayed.

QUESTION: 5

The area that makes up what the French refer to as "le Midi", is, generally speaking, the most popular tourist region in France and needs little introduction. It consists of the French Mediterranean coastline and its hinterland, from the Italian to the Spanish borders, and is made up of two French regions, PACA or Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur to the east of the Rhone, and Languedoc Roussillon to the west of the Rhone.
The coastal region is very busy in Summer and travelling to the south of France by car on a summer Saturday can be a nightmare experience; but the region has masses to offer, in terms of climate, history, and landscape. The French Riviera ("la Cote d'Azur") is a small part of the south of France, the thin coastal strip from around Cassis (east of Marseille) in the west to the Italian border in the east. It is a coastline that gets very crowded in summer, though on account of the rocky coastline, there are still some quiet and peaceful spots to be found.
However much of the actual coast of the French Riviera is fairly heavily built up in many parts, and accommodation is expensive, particularly in the most famous resorts like St. Tropez, Cannes or Nice. The mountainous hinterland, on the other hand, the "Alpes de Haute Provence" the "Hautes Alpes" the "Alpes Maritimes", is very attractive, with its small villages and towns, many of them perched precariously on hillsides or beside trickling rivers that become raging torrents in the springtime. The southern Alps are different from the northern Alps - drier, more rocky, and less crowded. Brianpon, capital of the High Alps department, is the highest small city in Europe.
Those who do not want to spend their holidays being mass-grilled on a beach will prefer areas inland from the coastal strip, notably to the hills and mountains of Provence, with their dry landscapes and deep river gorges and valleys, or the valleys of the Cevennes, more wooded and rural, or the inland areas of the Languedoc. The historic area of Provence (which used to include land to the west of the Rhone as well as the east) has a lot of historic cities, such as Avignon with its famous bridge, Arles with its Roman remains, the Camargue, and the university town of Aix en Provence.

The French borders with which two countries have been mentioned in the passage?

Solution:

"I would uncover the story
that lay invisible between the lines of the men's exploits. Better still, I would have one of them tell it herself, with all her joys and doubts, her struggles and her triumphs, her heartbreaks, her achievements, the unique female way in which she sees her world and her place in it."
Here the author mentions that she wants to tell the story from the perspective of a woman - something that was missing in Mahabarat. So, what was invisible in Mahabarat was the perspective or the viewpoint of women. Hence, answer choice (d) is correct.
Incorrect Answers:
(a) - 'fearlessness' of women was not suggested by the author as the thing that was invisible;
(b) - the narratives or stories of the women in not what was invisible.
(c) - though achievement of women is one of the aspects that the author shares in her novel, the author does not suggest that the specifically heroic acts of women was invisible.

QUESTION: 6

Today Korea represents a nexus of the world's challenges and opportunities. Decades of phenomenal political, economic and social progress in the South have prepared it to assume a greater role in international affairs. At the same time, the legacy of unresolved issues on the Korean Peninsula threatens its remarkable achievements and casts a shadow over its future. Korea must at once preserve its hardearned gains while overcoming a seemingly intractable nuclear dilemma that even the superpowers have been powerless to resolve.
History provides insights into an ultimate solution to the Korean problem. After asserting its freedom from Britain in 1776, it took America nearly a century to translate into practice the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. The American Civil War abolished slavery. It also united a loose confederation of states into a strong federal system. In the decades following the end of that war, the energies of the American people were released as never before and the nation quickly rose from obscurity to become the leading economy in the world and a promised land for people of all nations aspiring for freedom and prosperity. The translation of idealistic democratic principles into practical realities was the lever for unleashing the prodigious energies and creativity of the American people for national development and eventual world leadership.
The unity America achieved through a bloody civil war; Germany accomplished more recently by peaceful means.
Divided into East and West for nearly five decades, West Germany was sandwiched between two nuclear armed superpowers and helpless to act to restore its own unity.
Rather than embracing aggressive hostility toward its brethren in the East, West Germany adopted two very significant strategies. Domestically, it sought to transform an authoritarian state into one of the most vibrant and inclusive democracies in the world, reconciling the tensions between capitalists and workers and fostering tolerance and cultural harmony among an increasingly heterogeneous population.
At the same time, internationally, it became a leading proponent of European unification and subordinated nationalistic ambitions to foster unprecedented levels of cooperation and integration with its neighbors. West Germany began its gradual rise as an exemplary world citizen and leader.
These examples offer insights relevant to Korea today. At the national level the gains of democratization achieved by the Candlelight Movement in South Korea should now be translated more broadly and deeply into greater individual freedom, equality of opportunity, transparency and public participation.

As mentioned in the passage, the word "prodigious" most nearly means

Solution:

The author says that the scientists adjusted the
data using "trick". This was a mathematical jargon used by the scientist which was misinterpreted by some to be a deception. So, the author puts "trick" in quotes to highlight that the word trick does not literally mean a trick. Hence answer choice (a) is correct.
Incorrect Answers
(b) - The deception is what the commentators thought. "Trick" for the scientist was a mathematical jargon.
(c) and (d) - It was neither a mistake nor an error. The scientists merely adjusted the data and used the jargon "trick" to call the adjustment that they made.

QUESTION: 7

Today Korea represents a nexus of the world's challenges and opportunities. Decades of phenomenal political, economic and social progress in the South have prepared it to assume a greater role in international affairs. At the same time, the legacy of unresolved issues on the Korean Peninsula threatens its remarkable achievements and casts a shadow over its future. Korea must at once preserve its hardearned gains while overcoming a seemingly intractable nuclear dilemma that even the superpowers have been powerless to resolve.
History provides insights into an ultimate solution to the Korean problem. After asserting its freedom from Britain in 1776, it took America nearly a century to translate into practice the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. The American Civil War abolished slavery. It also united a loose confederation of states into a strong federal system. In the decades following the end of that war, the energies of the American people were released as never before and the nation quickly rose from obscurity to become the leading economy in the world and a promised land for people of all nations aspiring for freedom and prosperity. The translation of idealistic democratic principles into practical realities was the lever for unleashing the prodigious energies and creativity of the American people for national development and eventual world leadership.
The unity America achieved through a bloody civil war; Germany accomplished more recently by peaceful means.
Divided into East and West for nearly five decades, West Germany was sandwiched between two nuclear armed superpowers and helpless to act to restore its own unity.
Rather than embracing aggressive hostility toward its brethren in the East, West Germany adopted two very significant strategies. Domestically, it sought to transform an authoritarian state into one of the most vibrant and inclusive democracies in the world, reconciling the tensions between capitalists and workers and fostering tolerance and cultural harmony among an increasingly heterogeneous population.
At the same time, internationally, it became a leading proponent of European unification and subordinated nationalistic ambitions to foster unprecedented levels of cooperation and integration with its neighbors. West Germany began its gradual rise as an exemplary world citizen and leader.
These examples offer insights relevant to Korea today. At the national level the gains of democratization achieved by the Candlelight Movement in South Korea should now be translated more broadly and deeply into greater individual freedom, equality of opportunity, transparency and public participation.

Which of the following factors was responsible for America becoming a world leader?

Solution:

The author mentions that the suffix -gate refers to
Watergate which was another scandal. This makes answer choice (c) the correct answer.
[Watergate - The Watergate scandal was a major federal political scandal in the United States involving the administration of President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974]
Incorrect Answers
(a) and (d) - There is no evidence in the passage for these suggestions.
(b) - While it is mentioned that "they effectively reached their audiences with a few specific phrases", that does not mean that the phrases were easy to explain. The question specifically asks as to why the suffix -gate was used and this suffix was borrowed from Watergate which was another scandal.

QUESTION: 8

Today Korea represents a nexus of the world's challenges and opportunities. Decades of phenomenal political, economic and social progress in the South have prepared it to assume a greater role in international affairs. At the same time, the legacy of unresolved issues on the Korean Peninsula threatens its remarkable achievements and casts a shadow over its future. Korea must at once preserve its hardearned gains while overcoming a seemingly intractable nuclear dilemma that even the superpowers have been powerless to resolve.
History provides insights into an ultimate solution to the Korean problem. After asserting its freedom from Britain in 1776, it took America nearly a century to translate into practice the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. The American Civil War abolished slavery. It also united a loose confederation of states into a strong federal system. In the decades following the end of that war, the energies of the American people were released as never before and the nation quickly rose from obscurity to become the leading economy in the world and a promised land for people of all nations aspiring for freedom and prosperity. The translation of idealistic democratic principles into practical realities was the lever for unleashing the prodigious energies and creativity of the American people for national development and eventual world leadership.
The unity America achieved through a bloody civil war; Germany accomplished more recently by peaceful means.
Divided into East and West for nearly five decades, West Germany was sandwiched between two nuclear armed superpowers and helpless to act to restore its own unity.
Rather than embracing aggressive hostility toward its brethren in the East, West Germany adopted two very significant strategies. Domestically, it sought to transform an authoritarian state into one of the most vibrant and inclusive democracies in the world, reconciling the tensions between capitalists and workers and fostering tolerance and cultural harmony among an increasingly heterogeneous population.
At the same time, internationally, it became a leading proponent of European unification and subordinated nationalistic ambitions to foster unprecedented levels of cooperation and integration with its neighbors. West Germany began its gradual rise as an exemplary world citizen and leader.
These examples offer insights relevant to Korea today. At the national level the gains of democratization achieved by the Candlelight Movement in South Korea should now be translated more broadly and deeply into greater individual freedom, equality of opportunity, transparency and public participation.

Which of the following can be inferred from the model adopted by Germany, as mentioned in the passage?

Solution:

The author points out a theme used by some of the climate change deniers - "science is religion". They claimed that the climate change had become a faithbased cult which was not based on evidence. So, just like how religion is based on faith and not on evidence, climate change is also not based on evidence. Hence (b) is the correct answer.
Incorrect Answers
(a) - There is nothing to suggest that those who criticize climate change say that climate change is based on moral arguments.
(c) - There is no evidence to suggest that the climate change deniers believe that religion denies climate change.
(d) - This is plainly wrong. This is a positive statement about science. However, the deniers hold an opposite view when it comes to climate change.

QUESTION: 9

Today Korea represents a nexus of the world's challenges and opportunities. Decades of phenomenal political, economic and social progress in the South have prepared it to assume a greater role in international affairs. At the same time, the legacy of unresolved issues on the Korean Peninsula threatens its remarkable achievements and casts a shadow over its future. Korea must at once preserve its hardearned gains while overcoming a seemingly intractable nuclear dilemma that even the superpowers have been powerless to resolve.
History provides insights into an ultimate solution to the Korean problem. After asserting its freedom from Britain in 1776, it took America nearly a century to translate into practice the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. The American Civil War abolished slavery. It also united a loose confederation of states into a strong federal system. In the decades following the end of that war, the energies of the American people were released as never before and the nation quickly rose from obscurity to become the leading economy in the world and a promised land for people of all nations aspiring for freedom and prosperity. The translation of idealistic democratic principles into practical realities was the lever for unleashing the prodigious energies and creativity of the American people for national development and eventual world leadership.
The unity America achieved through a bloody civil war; Germany accomplished more recently by peaceful means.
Divided into East and West for nearly five decades, West Germany was sandwiched between two nuclear armed superpowers and helpless to act to restore its own unity.
Rather than embracing aggressive hostility toward its brethren in the East, West Germany adopted two very significant strategies. Domestically, it sought to transform an authoritarian state into one of the most vibrant and inclusive democracies in the world, reconciling the tensions between capitalists and workers and fostering tolerance and cultural harmony among an increasingly heterogeneous population.
At the same time, internationally, it became a leading proponent of European unification and subordinated nationalistic ambitions to foster unprecedented levels of cooperation and integration with its neighbors. West Germany began its gradual rise as an exemplary world citizen and leader.
These examples offer insights relevant to Korea today. At the national level the gains of democratization achieved by the Candlelight Movement in South Korea should now be translated more broadly and deeply into greater individual freedom, equality of opportunity, transparency and public participation.

In the context of the passage, the word "exemplary" is synonymous to

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

Poetry is an art form that has survived for thousands and thousands of years. We study it in school, and we hear quotes from poems scattered throughout our life. But do we ever truly make meaning of it? Does it even matter? My answer to you is yes it does. Reading poetry and or writing poetry can drastically improve your life.
Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of writing because it takes the English language, a language we believe we know, and transforms it. The pattern of the sentences sounds new and melodious. It is truly another language exclusively for the writer and the reader. No poem can be read in the same way, because the words mean something different to each of us. For this reason, many find poetry an elusive art form. However, the issue in understanding poetry lies in how you read poetry. Anyone who writes poetry can attest, you have to write it with an open heart.
So, as a reader, we must do the same. Opening your heart to poetry is the only way to get fulfillment from it.
From a writer's perspective, writing poetry can be equally elusive as reading poetry. When I first started writing poetry, the advice I always heard was practice, find your voice, keep a journal. I did all these things but still my poems were flat and inert. What was I missing? I poured over poems by Angelou, Shakespeare, Austen, and Wilde looking for a pattern, something I could emulate. This was the problem. I was unwilling to open my heart. I thought poetry could be a mask I could craft. But no matter how beautiful I made it; it would never come to life. It would never fit on another person's face. It did not ever fit on mine.
My first poem that came alive was written in the dark late at night. Vulnerability was the key. Poetry is about expressing those thoughts and feelings we keep the most suppressed.
We must be honest with ourselves about what we feel in order to write anything worth reading. It's stopping and grabbing a thought by the tail and pulling it up into our conscious mind. It's trying to express the beauty, and wonder we see. It's about connecting our hearts and our minds to ourselves and our surroundings. It's about finding peace.
So, reach for the pen, and let go of those things that have been burdening your freedom. Read poetry with your heart and let it affect you. The answer to our questions about the meaning of life, and the purpose of pain were written in poems. They have always been there.

Which of the following best describes the writing style of the author?

Solution:

Certitude means absolute conviction or unquestioning belief in something.
This has reference to the view held by a climate skeptic blogger who commented "...as all mindbending cults of absolute certitude". Cults are groups (usually religious) that have extreme beliefs based on blind faith. This makes answer choice (c) the correct answer.
Incorrect Answers (a) - Though one may consider cults are completely stupid, the reference cults here is to explain faith without any form of evidence. The climate skeptics believe that climate change is a hoax and those who believe in climate change, believed in that without any evidence. (b) - cult members do not have distrust; in fact, it is quite the opposite - they exhibit blind trust. (d) - "tentative" is a wrong word - absolute cannot be tentative.

QUESTION: 11

Poetry is an art form that has survived for thousands and thousands of years. We study it in school, and we hear quotes from poems scattered throughout our life. But do we ever truly make meaning of it? Does it even matter? My answer to you is yes it does. Reading poetry and or writing poetry can drastically improve your life.
Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of writing because it takes the English language, a language we believe we know, and transforms it. The pattern of the sentences sounds new and melodious. It is truly another language exclusively for the writer and the reader. No poem can be read in the same way, because the words mean something different to each of us. For this reason, many find poetry an elusive art form. However, the issue in understanding poetry lies in how you read poetry. Anyone who writes poetry can attest, you have to write it with an open heart.
So, as a reader, we must do the same. Opening your heart to poetry is the only way to get fulfillment from it.
From a writer's perspective, writing poetry can be equally elusive as reading poetry. When I first started writing poetry, the advice I always heard was practice, find your voice, keep a journal. I did all these things but still my poems were flat and inert. What was I missing? I poured over poems by Angelou, Shakespeare, Austen, and Wilde looking for a pattern, something I could emulate. This was the problem. I was unwilling to open my heart. I thought poetry could be a mask I could craft. But no matter how beautiful I made it; it would never come to life. It would never fit on another person's face. It did not ever fit on mine.
My first poem that came alive was written in the dark late at night. Vulnerability was the key. Poetry is about expressing those thoughts and feelings we keep the most suppressed.
We must be honest with ourselves about what we feel in order to write anything worth reading. It's stopping and grabbing a thought by the tail and pulling it up into our conscious mind. It's trying to express the beauty, and wonder we see. It's about connecting our hearts and our minds to ourselves and our surroundings. It's about finding peace.
So, reach for the pen, and let go of those things that have been burdening your freedom. Read poetry with your heart and let it affect you. The answer to our questions about the meaning of life, and the purpose of pain were written in poems. They have always been there.

As mentioned in the passage, "nuances" most nearly means

Solution:

"One reason athletic performance enhancement garners so much attention is because of its currency, given the epidemic of "doping" scandals in contemporary sport."
Currency here refers to: "the fact or quality of being generally accepted or in use."
Answer choice (d) is correct answer Incorrect Answers (a) - currency here does not refer to money. (b) - The improvement of athletic performance is not the reason why it got so much attention. The reason is that it is an epidemic - used commonly. (c) - It is not because it is regarded as cheating that it is getting attention. Whether or not it amounts to cheating is something that the author discusses later in the passage.

QUESTION: 12

Poetry is an art form that has survived for thousands and thousands of years. We study it in school, and we hear quotes from poems scattered throughout our life. But do we ever truly make meaning of it? Does it even matter? My answer to you is yes it does. Reading poetry and or writing poetry can drastically improve your life.
Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of writing because it takes the English language, a language we believe we know, and transforms it. The pattern of the sentences sounds new and melodious. It is truly another language exclusively for the writer and the reader. No poem can be read in the same way, because the words mean something different to each of us. For this reason, many find poetry an elusive art form. However, the issue in understanding poetry lies in how you read poetry. Anyone who writes poetry can attest, you have to write it with an open heart.
So, as a reader, we must do the same. Opening your heart to poetry is the only way to get fulfillment from it.
From a writer's perspective, writing poetry can be equally elusive as reading poetry. When I first started writing poetry, the advice I always heard was practice, find your voice, keep a journal. I did all these things but still my poems were flat and inert. What was I missing? I poured over poems by Angelou, Shakespeare, Austen, and Wilde looking for a pattern, something I could emulate. This was the problem. I was unwilling to open my heart. I thought poetry could be a mask I could craft. But no matter how beautiful I made it; it would never come to life. It would never fit on another person's face. It did not ever fit on mine.
My first poem that came alive was written in the dark late at night. Vulnerability was the key. Poetry is about expressing those thoughts and feelings we keep the most suppressed.
We must be honest with ourselves about what we feel in order to write anything worth reading. It's stopping and grabbing a thought by the tail and pulling it up into our conscious mind. It's trying to express the beauty, and wonder we see. It's about connecting our hearts and our minds to ourselves and our surroundings. It's about finding peace.
So, reach for the pen, and let go of those things that have been burdening your freedom. Read poetry with your heart and let it affect you. The answer to our questions about the meaning of life, and the purpose of pain were written in poems. They have always been there.

Which of the following is required to realize the true essence of poetry?

Solution:

This is the relevant part from the last paragraph: If enhancement interventions can either be distributed fairly or the inequities they create can be written into the rules of the social game in question as part of the given advantages of the more fortunate, then individual users no longer face a fairness problem.
For those who can afford it, for example, what would be ethically suspect about mounting a mirror image of the "Special Olympics" for athletes with disabilities: a "Super Olympics", featuring athletes universally equipped with the latest modifications and enhancements?
Answer choice (b) is correct. ""Super Olympics", featuring athletes universally equipped with the latest modifications and enhancements".
Incorrect Answers (a) - What is mentioned in the passage is that it's a mirror image of Special Olympics. It is NOT a counter.
Mirror image is a thing that closely resembles another. Author is merely saying that just like Special Olympics create a level playing ground, Super Olympics also creates a level playing ground. Counter means opposition. (c) - The author contemplates the question of fairness. If rules can be tweaked to create Super Olympics, can it be called unfair? S/he uses this example to claim that a broader understanding of cheating is needed. Author, therefore, does not suggest that it is unfair. So, to say that Super Olympics is unfair would be inaccurate.

QUESTION: 13

Poetry is an art form that has survived for thousands and thousands of years. We study it in school, and we hear quotes from poems scattered throughout our life. But do we ever truly make meaning of it? Does it even matter? My answer to you is yes it does. Reading poetry and or writing poetry can drastically improve your life.
Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of writing because it takes the English language, a language we believe we know, and transforms it. The pattern of the sentences sounds new and melodious. It is truly another language exclusively for the writer and the reader. No poem can be read in the same way, because the words mean something different to each of us. For this reason, many find poetry an elusive art form. However, the issue in understanding poetry lies in how you read poetry. Anyone who writes poetry can attest, you have to write it with an open heart.
So, as a reader, we must do the same. Opening your heart to poetry is the only way to get fulfillment from it.
From a writer's perspective, writing poetry can be equally elusive as reading poetry. When I first started writing poetry, the advice I always heard was practice, find your voice, keep a journal. I did all these things but still my poems were flat and inert. What was I missing? I poured over poems by Angelou, Shakespeare, Austen, and Wilde looking for a pattern, something I could emulate. This was the problem. I was unwilling to open my heart. I thought poetry could be a mask I could craft. But no matter how beautiful I made it; it would never come to life. It would never fit on another person's face. It did not ever fit on mine.
My first poem that came alive was written in the dark late at night. Vulnerability was the key. Poetry is about expressing those thoughts and feelings we keep the most suppressed.
We must be honest with ourselves about what we feel in order to write anything worth reading. It's stopping and grabbing a thought by the tail and pulling it up into our conscious mind. It's trying to express the beauty, and wonder we see. It's about connecting our hearts and our minds to ourselves and our surroundings. It's about finding peace.
So, reach for the pen, and let go of those things that have been burdening your freedom. Read poetry with your heart and let it affect you. The answer to our questions about the meaning of life, and the purpose of pain were written in poems. They have always been there.

Which of the following correctly mentions the demerit of emulating others in writing poetry?

Solution:

The example of equatorial countries is used to illustrate the concept of - "unfortunate but not unfair".
Equatorial countries do not have snow. So, they are not able to compete effectively with northern countries in skiing competitions. Author says this not a 'fairness' issue. Neither can we stop skiing competition because of equatorial countries not having a levelplaying ground nor can we give snow to equatorial countries! So, it is unfortunate not unfair.
We are looking an example like that - unfortunate but not unfair.
Answer choice (c) is an accurate analogy. Some candidates may have lot of money to spend in elections. That is allowed and there is nothing wrong with that. So, if some other candidates do not have resources, then it is unfortunate not unfair.
Incorrect Answers (a) - This is out and out cheating. It is definitely unfair. (b) - This is also unfair. It is clearly mentioned - the shopkeeper uses UNFAIR practices (d) - This is unfair. Billing a patient just to make more money is unfair.

QUESTION: 14

Poetry is an art form that has survived for thousands and thousands of years. We study it in school, and we hear quotes from poems scattered throughout our life. But do we ever truly make meaning of it? Does it even matter? My answer to you is yes it does. Reading poetry and or writing poetry can drastically improve your life.
Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of writing because it takes the English language, a language we believe we know, and transforms it. The pattern of the sentences sounds new and melodious. It is truly another language exclusively for the writer and the reader. No poem can be read in the same way, because the words mean something different to each of us. For this reason, many find poetry an elusive art form. However, the issue in understanding poetry lies in how you read poetry. Anyone who writes poetry can attest, you have to write it with an open heart.
So, as a reader, we must do the same. Opening your heart to poetry is the only way to get fulfillment from it.
From a writer's perspective, writing poetry can be equally elusive as reading poetry. When I first started writing poetry, the advice I always heard was practice, find your voice, keep a journal. I did all these things but still my poems were flat and inert. What was I missing? I poured over poems by Angelou, Shakespeare, Austen, and Wilde looking for a pattern, something I could emulate. This was the problem. I was unwilling to open my heart. I thought poetry could be a mask I could craft. But no matter how beautiful I made it; it would never come to life. It would never fit on another person's face. It did not ever fit on mine.
My first poem that came alive was written in the dark late at night. Vulnerability was the key. Poetry is about expressing those thoughts and feelings we keep the most suppressed.
We must be honest with ourselves about what we feel in order to write anything worth reading. It's stopping and grabbing a thought by the tail and pulling it up into our conscious mind. It's trying to express the beauty, and wonder we see. It's about connecting our hearts and our minds to ourselves and our surroundings. It's about finding peace.
So, reach for the pen, and let go of those things that have been burdening your freedom. Read poetry with your heart and let it affect you. The answer to our questions about the meaning of life, and the purpose of pain were written in poems. They have always been there.

According to the writer, what makes a poem worth reading?

Solution:

The author's appeal is in the last sentence. "For answers to that challenge, the critics of biomedical enhancement have to dig beyond concerns about the fair governance of games to a deeper and broader sense of "cheating", in terms of the corrosive effects of enhancement on the integrity of admirable human practices."
The author asks critics to have a deeper and broader understanding of cheating to evaluate the negative impact of biomedical enhancements. This is captured in answer choice (d)
Incorrect Answers (a) - Author does not merely suggests that the debate should be improved. S/he gives a clear direction as to what needs to be done - to have a broader understanding of cheating. (b) - The author does not ask critics to collect facts. (c) - The author does not suggest that the critics should correlate various impacts. S/he recommend that critics understand what 'cheating' is.

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