CLEP College Composition: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Martin Luther wrote his Ninety-five Theses (A), which sparked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Luther thought there was (B) many problems with the Catholic Church (C) at the time. One of the major issues , according to Luther, (D) was the sale of indulgences. No error (E)

Question 1 1. In the passage, if there is an error, select the letter next to the bolded part that should be changed to make the sentence correct. If there is no error, select ''E'' for ''no error.''

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Teaching dogs new tricks (A) can be difficult. Many people (B) are overwhelmed when they begin. However, (C) it is just a matter of perseverance, (D) dogs are always happy to rewarded with treats. No error (E)

Question 2 2. In the passage, if there is an error, select the letter next to the bolded part that should be changed to make the sentence correct. If there is no error, select ''E'' for ''no error.''

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(1) While most people consider texting and driving dangerous, many do not see a problem with talking on their phone or eating a hamburger while they drive. (2) Distracted driving is always dangerous to those in the vehicle and those around the vehicle. (3) It leads to thousands of fatalities each year, many of which could be prevented if there were technology in place to prevent drivers from being distracted by their surroundings. (4) The installation of technology in vehicles to prevent drivers from taking their hands off the steering wheel while driving is a necessity to prevent distracted driving and related fatalities.

Question 3 3. In this passage, which of the following transition words or phrases would fit best before sentence 2?

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(1) While most people consider texting and driving dangerous, many do not see a problem with talking on their phone or eating a hamburger while they drive. (2) Distracted driving is always dangerous to those in the vehicle and those around the vehicle. (3) It leads to thousands of fatalities each year, many of which could be prevented if there were technology in place to prevent drivers from being distracted by their surroundings. (4) The installation of technology in vehicles to prevent drivers from taking their hands off the steering wheel while driving is a necessity to prevent distracted driving and related fatalities.

Question 4 4. The primary purpose of the author in writing this passage is

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(1) While most people consider texting and driving dangerous, many do not see a problem with talking on their phone or eating a hamburger while they drive. (2) Distracted driving is always dangerous to those in the vehicle and those around the vehicle. (3) It leads to thousands of fatalities each year, many of which could be prevented if there were technology in place to prevent drivers from being distracted by their surroundings. (4) The installation of technology in vehicles to prevent drivers from taking their hands off the steering wheel while driving is a necessity to prevent distracted driving and related fatalities.

Question 5 5. Which of the following best describes the purpose of sentence 2?

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(1) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revolutionized the field of biblical studies. (2) The earliest full copies of Hebrew Bible texts scholars had were from the 2nd century CE. (3) After finding these texts, scholars had manuscripts of Hebrew Bible texts dating as far back as the 4th century BCE. (4) As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

(5)Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. (6) This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society. (7) The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (8) The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

Question 6 6.

In the context of this passage, where should the following sentence be inserted?

The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in eleven caves near Qumran, and scholars believe the settlement in Qumran was responsible for writing the manuscripts.

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(1) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revolutionized the field of biblical studies. (2) The earliest full copies of Hebrew Bible texts scholars had were from the 2nd century CE. (3) After finding these texts, scholars had manuscripts of Hebrew Bible texts dating as far back as the 4th century BCE. (4) As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

(5)Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. (6) This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society. (7) The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (8) The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

Question 7 7. In the context of this passage, which of the following is best added to the beginning of sentence 2?

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(1) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revolutionized the field of biblical studies. (2) The earliest full copies of Hebrew Bible texts scholars had were from the 2nd century CE. (3) After finding these texts, scholars had manuscripts of Hebrew Bible texts dating as far back as the 4th century BCE. (4) As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

(5)Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. (6) This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society. (7) The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (8) The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

Question 8 8.

Which of the following should be done to the bolded portion of the following sentence (sentence 4) for clarity?

As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

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(1) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revolutionized the field of biblical studies. (2) The earliest full copies of Hebrew Bible texts scholars had were from the 2nd century CE. (3) After finding these texts, scholars had manuscripts of Hebrew Bible texts dating as far back as the 4th century BCE. (4) As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

(5)Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. (6) This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society. (7) The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (8) The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

Question 9 9. In the context of the passage, which of the following sentences would be best added before sentence 5?

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(1) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revolutionized the field of biblical studies. (2) The earliest full copies of Hebrew Bible texts scholars had were from the 2nd century CE. (3) After finding these texts, scholars had manuscripts of Hebrew Bible texts dating as far back as the 4th century BCE. (4) As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

(5)Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. (6) This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society. (7) The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (8) The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

Question 10 10.

In the context of the passage, which of the following is the best way to combine sentences 5 and 6? (reproduced here)

Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society.

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(1) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revolutionized the field of biblical studies. (2) The earliest full copies of Hebrew Bible texts scholars had were from the 2nd century CE. (3) After finding these texts, scholars had manuscripts of Hebrew Bible texts dating as far back as the 4th century BCE. (4) As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

(5)Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. (6) This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society. (7) The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (8) The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

Question 11 11.

In the context of the passage, which is the best revision to sentence 7? (reproduced here)

The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath.

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(1) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revolutionized the field of biblical studies. (2) The earliest full copies of Hebrew Bible texts scholars had were from the 2nd century CE. (3) After finding these texts, scholars had manuscripts of Hebrew Bible texts dating as far back as the 4th century BCE. (4) As scholars have concluded from studies of the texts, the community that produced them was focused on keeping purity laws.

(5)Animal remains in jars were found outside the Qumran settlement. (6) This indicates the Qumran community wanted to separate the unclean carcasses from their society. (7) The toilet was also located further from the settlement than they were allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (8) The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

Question 12 12.

In the context of the passage, which of the following revisions would strengthen sentence 8 as a concluding sentence? (reproduced here)

The Qumran community was very concerned about ritual purity.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a famous playwright who lived in London. He wrote a variety of plays, from tragedies like Hamlet to comedies like As You Like It.

Question 13 13. All of the following statements are supported by this passage EXCEPT

Question 14 14.

The following is an excerpt from a paper:

As Mark et al. write, ''The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year'' (192).

The use of ''et al.'' here indicates that the source was

Question 15 15.

Wilson, J. (2017). Citing Your Sources. Journal of Style Guides, 12(3), 175-201.

In this reference, ''175-201'' refers to

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