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

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Homelessness is a major problem the United States faces. The issue is not with the people themselves, however, but with the housing market. The cost of simply renting a small home or apartment and paying for basic utilities is too high for many people to afford, leading them to become homeless. Because of the lack of shelter, food, and clothing, many people who do not have homes die every year - even young children whose parents cannot afford a home for them. Affordable housing options must be made available by citizens donating a portion of their salary to the Association for Ending Homelessness to end homelessness and the numerous related deaths that come along with it.

Question 1 1. The author's conclusion in this passage is an example of which of the following logical fallacies?

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Homelessness is a major problem the United States faces. The issue is not with the people themselves, however, but with the housing market. The cost of simply renting a small home or apartment and paying for basic utilities is too high for many people to afford, leading them to become homeless. Because of the lack of shelter, food, and clothing, many people who do not have homes die every year - even young children whose parents cannot afford a home for them. Affordable housing options must be made available by citizens donating a portion of their salary to the Association for Ending Homelessness to end homelessness and the numerous related deaths that come along with it.

Question 2 2. Which of the following best explains the central idea the author of this passage is trying to convey?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4.

In the following APA citation, what does ''n.d.'' signify?


Writing. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 1, 2018 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writing

Question 5 5.

Bill and took his dog to the park, the dog chased a squirrel.


The above sentence is or contains an example of which of the following grammatical errors?

Question 6 6. A teacher wants his students to assess whether the movie Pocahontas is an accurate representation of Native Americans in the 1600s. Which of the following types of essays should he assign to test his students on this?

Question 7 7. A teacher is giving a speech to a group of high school drivers about the dangers of driving while distracted and its relation to teenage deaths. Which of the following supporting materials would work best to get the point across to the audience?

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I met a traveler from an antique land,

Who said - ''Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. ... Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.''


Percy Bysshe Shelley, ''Ozymandias''

Question 8 8. The transition from line 2 to line 3 in ''Ozymandias'' is an example of which of the following literary devices?

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I met a traveler from an antique land,

Who said - ''Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. ... Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.''


Percy Bysshe Shelley, ''Ozymandias''

Question 9 9. Which of the following best characterizes the author's main message in ''Ozymandias''?

Use this material to answer questions #8 through #10

I met a traveler from an antique land,

Who said - ''Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. ... Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.''


Percy Bysshe Shelley, ''Ozymandias''

Question 10 10. As characterized by the author's focus on emotion rather than logic, Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote ''Ozymandias'' during _____.

Question 11 11. A student from India is struggling in school because he is talkative during class, pulls pranks on other students, and is solely sports-minded at school. After contacting the parent about his behavior, the teacher discovers that at home he is quiet, respectful, and reads frequently. This is an example of _____.

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The advent of e-books has been beneficial to children's education for several reasons. First, e-books are easily and widely accessible on a variety of devices, giving many children the opportunity to read. Second, they are often more cost-effective since they do not require paper and printing to create. Finally, children are often on electronic devices, and e-books provide them with an opportunity to do something educational on these devices.

Question 12 12. This paragraph uses which of the following organizational structures to develop its argument?

Question 13 13. A mother teaches her toddler the word ''cat'' by pointing to their pet cat and saying ''cat,'' until her toddler consistently repeats the word when pointing to the cat. This is an example of _____.

Question 14 14.

Kayla watched television all night, though she had to get up for school early the next morning.


The above sentence is an example of which of the following sentence types?

Question 15 15. A teacher wants to spend one class period for her class of thirteen students to research the original thirteen colonies of the United States and how the colonies were governed as a unit. Which of the following approaches would be best suited for this situation?

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