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FTCE General Knowledge Test (GK) (082): Study Guide & Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1.

Choose the option that shows a redundancy error. If no error exists, choose 'No change is necessary.'

The Medical Research Center is (A)currently developing a (B)new, innovative and ambitious technique to treat and prevent (C) contagious diseases.

Question 2 2.

Which word or phrase in the following sentence would you omit in order to avoid redundancy?

Blume publishing house is presenting the book 'Paul Cézanne', a thorough biography of the life of the spectacular impressionist painter, considered to be the father of modern art.

Question 3 3.

Choose the option that corrects an error in the bold portion(s). If no error exists, choose 'No change is necessary.~

He was standing in the (A)deep mauve shadow of a willow (B)tree, still and (C)watchful, like a hermit.

Question 4 4.

Choose the option that corrects an error in the bold portion(s). If no error exists, choose 'No change is necessary.~

The United States has around sixty (A)national parks. One of the most famous ones is the Grand Canyon National Park in northwestern Arizona.

Question 5 5. 'The Meiji period in Japan is one of the most interesting eras in modern history. Before Emperor Meiji's restoration, Japan was an isolated country. However, by the time of his death, Japan had become a major power in the modern world. Emperor Meiji's wife bore no children and was the first Japanese Empress to play a public role.' Which sentence would you remove from this passage?

Question 6 6.

Choose the option marked with a capital letter that corrects a structure error in the bold portion(s). If no error exists, choose 'No change is necessary.'

The driver (A) crashed the car into a tree. Before the police (B) arrived he managed to get out of the car, run away and (C) hid in a forest nearby.

Question 7 7.

Choose the option that corrects an error in the bold portion(s). If no error exists, choose 'No change is necessary.~

If in a given question (A)none of the answers (B)seems correct to you, then the best option is to leave (C)them blank.

Question 8 8.

Choose the option that corrects an error in the bold portion(s). If no error exists, choose 'No change is necessary.~

Stephen and John gulped down most of the pizza (A)we were sharing and then denied that (B)they had eaten more than (C)me.

Use this material to answer questions #9 through #11

'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'

BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed--and gazed--but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

Question 9 9. When Wordsworth wants to feel happy, he remembers his day of wandering. This is an example of _____.

Use this material to answer questions #9 through #11

'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'

BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed--and gazed--but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

Question 10 10. As he sees them on the hills, what does Wordsworth compare the daffodils to?

Use this material to answer questions #9 through #11

'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'

BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed--and gazed--but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

Question 11 11. What point of view is used in 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud?'

Use this material to answer questions #12 through #14

The Tortoise and the Hare

By Aesop


There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.


Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, 'How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your languorous pace?'


Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, 'There is plenty of time to relax.'


Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.


The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.


Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.


After that, Hare always reminded himself, 'Don't brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!'

Question 12 12. Why did the tortoise want to race the hare?

Use this material to answer questions #12 through #14

The Tortoise and the Hare

By Aesop


There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.


Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, 'How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your languorous pace?'


Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, 'There is plenty of time to relax.'


Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.


The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.


Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.


After that, Hare always reminded himself, 'Don't brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!'

Question 13 13. What literary device is used in 'The Tortoise and the Hare'?

Use this material to answer questions #12 through #14

The Tortoise and the Hare

By Aesop


There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.


Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, 'How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your languorous pace?'


Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, 'There is plenty of time to relax.'


Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.


The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.


Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.


After that, Hare always reminded himself, 'Don't brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!'

Question 14 14. In this context, the word languorous most nearly means

Use this material to answer question #15

'The Boston Tea Party, 1773'


Victory in the French and Indian War was costly for the British. At the war's conclusion in 1763, King George III and his government looked to taxing the American colonies as a way of recouping their war costs. They were also looking for ways to reestablish control over the colonial governments that had become increasingly independent while the Crown was distracted by the war. Royal ineptitude compounded the problem? it was the Crown's attempt to tax tea that spurred the colonists to action and laid the groundwork for the American Revolution.


The colonies refused to pay the levies required by the Townsend Acts claiming they had no obligation to pay taxes imposed by a Parliament in which they had no representation. In response, Parliament retracted the taxes with the exception of a duty on tea - a demonstration of Parliament's ability and right to tax the colonies. In May of 1773 Parliament?gave the struggling East India Company a monopoly on the importation of tea to America. Additionally, Parliament reduced the duty the colonies would have to pay for the imported tea. The Americans would now get their tea at a cheaper price than ever before. However, if the colonies paid the duty tax on the imported tea they would be acknowledging Parliament's right to tax them. Tea was a staple of colonial life - it was assumed that the colonists would rather pay the tax than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea.


The colonists were not fooled by Parliament's ploy. When the East India Company sent shipments of tea to Philadelphia and New York the ships were not allowed to land. In Charleston the tea-laden ships were permitted to dock but their cargo was consigned to a warehouse where it remained for three years until it was sold by patriots in order to help finance the revolution.


In Boston, the arrival of three tea ships ignited a furious reaction. The crisis came to a head on December 16, 1773 when as many as 7,000 agitated locals milled about the wharf where the ships were docked. A mass meeting at the Old South Meeting House that morning resolved that the tea ships should leave the harbor without payment of any duty?It was now early evening and a group of about 200 men, some disguised as Indians, assembled on a near-by hill. Whopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by-two to the wharf, descended upon the three ships and dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters.


Most colonists applauded the action while the reaction in London was swift and vehement. In March 1774 Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts which among other measures closed the Port of Boston. The fuse that led directly to the explosion of American independence was lit.

Question 15 15. The description of the Boston Tea Party conveys what type of mood?

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