Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis (5039): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the licence of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

from Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Question 1 1. What is Thoreau's call to action in this passage for the reader?

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I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the licence of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

from Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Question 2 2. Which of the following best characterizes the tone of this passage?

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I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the licence of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

from Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Question 3 3. In the sentence that begins 'In proportion as he simplifies his life?' what literary strategy does Thoreau use?

Question 4 4.

A student reads an informational text and finds several words he does not understand: ''chronological,'' ''chronometer,'' and ''synchronously.'' Using his knowledge of prefixes, roots, and suffixes, the student should be able to interpret which of the following common meanings of these words?

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I began writing when I was 13 and haven't looked back since. As I was growing up, I always loved reading, thinking, and especially to write. When I am in the zone, I'm as focused on my writing as a lion seeking its prey. The problem is - finding that inspiration! I have attended workshops, signed up for writing classes, and read blogs about writing, but I never found the writing inspiration I was looking for - until today. While listening to a podcast during a particularly painful writer's block session, I found the advice I sorely needed: 'Take time to write every day, whether you feel inspired or not.'

Question 5 5. Which of these literary devices does the author use in sentence 3 of the passage?

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I began writing when I was 13 and haven't looked back since. As I was growing up, I always loved reading, thinking, and especially to write. When I am in the zone, I'm as focused on my writing as a lion seeking its prey. The problem is - finding that inspiration! I have attended workshops, signed up for writing classes, and read blogs about writing, but I never found the writing inspiration I was looking for - until today. While listening to a podcast during a particularly painful writer's block session, I found the advice I sorely needed: 'Take time to write every day, whether you feel inspired or not.'

Question 6 6. Which of the following types of essay is the author of this passage writing?

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I began writing when I was 13 and haven't looked back since. As I was growing up, I always loved reading, thinking, and especially to write. When I am in the zone, I'm as focused on my writing as a lion seeking its prey. The problem is - finding that inspiration! I have attended workshops, signed up for writing classes, and read blogs about writing, but I never found the writing inspiration I was looking for - until today. While listening to a podcast during a particularly painful writer's block session, I found the advice I sorely needed: 'Take time to write every day, whether you feel inspired or not.'

Question 7 7. In sentence 2 of this passage, which of the following errors does the author make?

Question 8 8.

Which of the following occurs when a writer splits a sentence into two parts and the second part is a mirror image of the first part?

Question 9 9.

Which of the following best describes the writing workshop method of teaching writing?

Question 10 10.

Which of the following presentation tools would work best for multiple students collaborating from a distance?

Question 11 11.

To encourage better listening skills, what could students be encouraged to do while listening to their fellow students' speeches?

Question 12 12.

Which of the following techniques uses humor and criticize and expose corruption and stupidity?

Question 13 13.

Which of the follow elements of an informational text can be used to provide an author's comments about the main text?

Question 14 14.

Which of these transitions could be used in a paper to begin the conclusion?

Question 15 15.

Choose one type of signal word for each word in the table.

EmphasisContrastAdditionCause and effect
consequently
otherwise
especially

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