GACE English Test II (021): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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When I read Pride and Prejudice, I was surprised at how annoying Mr. Darcy is he is supposed to be the major love interest of the main character but he is stuck-up and rude. I did not understand why Elizabeth Bennett was so obsessed with him. I thought she was a stronger character than that. And smarter. Instead, she chases him all over England, she even ends up marrying him.

Question 1 1. This passage is from a student's reflection on reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. After analyzing this student's work, what grammatical weakness should the teacher notice?

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When I read Pride and Prejudice, I was surprised at how annoying Mr. Darcy is he is supposed to be the major love interest of the main character but he is stuck-up and rude. I did not understand why Elizabeth Bennett was so obsessed with him. I thought she was a stronger character than that. And smarter. Instead, she chases him all over England, she even ends up marrying him.

Question 2 2. Based on the challenges this student has with grammar in this journal entry on Pride and Prejudice, which of the following instructional activities would best address the student's weaknesses?

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Study skills are essential to success in college. Good note-taking skills are the best way to begin your studying process. However, being able to create flashcards from your notes and readings are nearly as essential because they help you review the material. Setting a schedule can also be a great way to help yourself study material to succeed on a test.

Question 3 3. Which of the following best describes the organization of the passage on study skills?

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Study skills are essential to success in college. Good note-taking skills are the best way to begin your studying process. However, being able to create flashcards from your notes and readings are nearly as essential because they help you review the material. Setting a schedule can also be a great way to help yourself study material to succeed on a test.

Question 4 4. In this passage written for a college audience, which of the following additions would best support the author's argument?

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Study skills are essential to success in college. Good note-taking skills are the best way to begin your studying process. However, being able to create flashcards from your notes and readings are nearly as essential because they help you review the material. Setting a schedule can also be a great way to help yourself study material to succeed on a test.

Question 5 5. The first sentence of the passage on study skills is an example of what type of sentence structure?

Question 6 6. In the following sentence, the words in bold are an example of which of the following word forms? ''His entry in the triathlon was unsurprising since he liked to run.''

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of one-way communication?

Question 8 8. A student encounters the unfamiliar words 'hydroponic', 'hydrophobic', and 'hydration'. Based on knowledge of prefixes, the student can determine that all the words share which common meaning?

Question 9 9. To neutrally emphasize the power of a political ruler, which of the following rhetorical strategies would be most effective?

Question 10 10. For a speech that teaches an audience about the geography of Shakespeare's Hamlet, which of the following visual aids would be most effective?

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Staying hydrated is essential to one's well-being in a variety of ways. Nearly 60% of the human body is made up of water, so maintaining proper water intake is necessary for the body to function properly. Dehydration can not only affect the body physically - causing kidney stones, edema, and even contributing to heart conditions - but can also contribute to poor mental health. Being dehydrated can cause irregular moods, anxiety, and worsen depression. Since hydration is crucial to avoid many diseases and disorders or prevent agitating them, it is essential to stay hydrated to maintain one's physical and mental health.

Question 11 11. Using deductive reasoning, what point does the author of this passage on dehydration seem to be making?

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Staying hydrated is essential to one's well-being in a variety of ways. Nearly 60% of the human body is made up of water, so maintaining proper water intake is necessary for the body to function properly. Dehydration can not only affect the body physically - causing kidney stones, edema, and even contributing to heart conditions - but can also contribute to poor mental health. Being dehydrated can cause irregular moods, anxiety, and worsen depression. Since hydration is crucial to avoid many diseases and disorders or prevent agitating them, it is essential to stay hydrated to maintain one's physical and mental health.

Question 12 12. To expand on the main idea of this passage on dehydration, which of the following sentences would be most effective?

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Anyone can be a writer. Some people may write for fun, like young students, while others might write to record their family history and traditions, like rednecks. Some, though few, people can make writing a career. While journalists are often given a bad name because they have to interview people who are in distress, they also have to deal with tensions between groups on certain issues. For example, as a journalist, you might have to cover an environmental issue and get opinions from both tree-huggers, who support environmental care, and yuppies, who do not care much about the environment.

Question 13 13. Based on the language usage in the article, which of the following best describes the intended audience for this passage?

Question 14 14. Each of the following is an effective technique for teaching English Language Learners new vocabulary EXCEPT _____.

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Reading is important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is to expand your vocabulary. Building and developing your vocabulary is essential in the 21st century, yet few people do so. Expanding your vocabulary is essential for advancing in your career, education, and personal life. In fact, a good vocabulary can be the factor that sets you apart from your peers when you apply for jobs or university programs.

Question 15 15. The author's main idea in this passage on reading is that:

Tell us about yourself

Are you a student or a teacher?

I am a student I am a teacher

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