EOC TNREADY English III Practice Test 2017
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by Sharon Wild-Hinson
| 29 Questions
Note from the author:
Practice EOC
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4 pts
What does the word prowess mean as it is used in paragraph 11?
A ability
B patience
C composure
D faithfulness
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4 pts
Read This sentence from paragraph 5.
"The rope came to snaky life in his hand."
How does the author use this description to develop the character of Joe Noyes?

A The description supports the idea that Noyes is in great danger.
B The description illustrates the great skill that Noyes has with the rope.
C The description reinforces the idea that Noyes may be too hesitant.
D The description shows that Noyes is too frightened to use the rope effectively.
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4 pts
Which statement best describes how paragraph 14 contributes to the aesthetic impact of the passage?
A By demonstrating how Nelly's perception of Noyes has changed for the better, the paragraph leads to the reader's surprise at an unexpected ending.
B By slowing down the pace of the story, the paragraph provides details that allow readers to better understand how Nelly thinks.
C By focusing on Noyes's physical appearance, the paragraph establishes a contrast between the youthful Noyes and the aging rancher.
D By showing the conclusions that Nelly draws about Noyes, the paragraph provides important commentary on the hardships that young people face.
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4 pts
What does the phrase, "twisted apparitions", mean as it is used in paragraph 2?
A remarkable images
B complex experiments
C recent discoveries
D conflicting theories
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4 pts
Why does the author include information about Einstein's Theory of Relativity near the beginning of Passage 1?
A The theory would have considered dark matter had Einstein been able to study the effects of gravitational lensing.
B The theory was disproved by the weak lensing images of an Einstein cross captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
C The theory is the foundation for scientific developments that led to using a gravitational lens to study a supernova.
D The theory led to predictions about supernovae that are different from what has been observed through the Hubble Space Telescope.
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4 pts
How does the author's use of enshrined in paragraph 22 impact meaning in Passage 2?
A It highlights the precious nature of scientific discoveries.
B It suggests that the dicovery by Einstein is deeply respected.
C It demonstrates the importance of recognizing scientific discoveries.
D It indicates the difficulty that Einstein experienced when making his discovery.
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4 pts
How does the connection made between gravitational lensing and the observation of SN Refsdal impact meaning in Passage 2?
A The connection demonstrates how much of the universe still has not been discovered.
B The connection provides an opportunity to praise the work of highly regarded scientists .
C The connection reinforces the difficulty involved in discovering new features of the universe.
D The connection leads to the suggestion that even greater discoveries about the universe are possible.
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1 pt
The following item has two parts. Answer Part A, then answer part B.
Part A
Which sentence best summarizes the central idea in passage 2?
A A distant supernova has been named for a scientist who studied gravitational lensing; a supernova that was visible in the past will be visible again in the future.
B Astonomers are successfully using the Hubble Space Telescope to dicover new types of supernovae; a supernova has resulted in a formation known as an Einstein cross.
C Galaxy clusters sometimes serve as a natural magnifying glass for objects behind them; scientists have seen multiple images of a supernova in deep space.
D Scientists are using computer models to make predictions about the universe; it becomes easier to see distant objects when they are viewed through gravitational lenses.
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3 pts
Part B
How are these central ideas developed in the passage?
A Paragraphs 16-19 explain how the supernova's position in relation to a galaxy has caused the supernova image to appear 4 times.
B Paragraphs 17 and 21 provide a detailed description of the Einstein cross to show the usefulness of the Hubble Space Telescope.
C Paragraphs 19 and 27 refer to the supernova by name, and paragraph 29 explains when it is likely to be visible again.
D Paragraphs 22 through 26 describe unique effects created by gravity, and paragraph 27 provides an example of its effects.
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1 pt
The following item has two parts. Answer Part A and then answer Part B.
Part A
Which claim do authors of both passages make?
A The current methods of gravitational lensing need drastic improvements.
B The use of gravitational lensing will provide scientists with more knowledge about the universe.
C The most important discoveries are made when scientists can exercise perfect timing.
D The practice of gravitational lensing is most useful when used with computers.
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3 pts
How do authors develop the claim in both passages?
A by describing scientists' plans to learn more about dark matter.
B by noting that scientists will have multiple attempts to study the same event.
C by explaining how light is impacted by gravity from a star or other large mass.
D by providing an explanation of how lensing can improve telescopes.
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4 pts
How does the presentation of ideas in the passages impact meaning?
A Although both passages begin by contrasting a lensed supernova with other distant objects unaffected by gravitational lensing, passage 1 speculates about the cause of the supernova, while passage 2 describes its possible future effects.
B Although both passages begin by establishing that gravitational lensing has led to the discovery of a distant supernova, passage 1 gives additional information about the supernova, while passage 2 provides a detailed explanation of gravitational lensing.
C Both passage 1 and 2 define gravitational lensing, and then give various examples of how it has affected objects in space.
D Both passage 1 and passage 2 describe the main problem astronomers face when attempting to study distant objects, and then explain how gravitational lensing provides a partial solution to that problem.
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1 pt
The following item has two parts. Answer Part A and then answer Part B.
Part A
What is the literal meaning of, "...a pane of glass," in line 10?
A a sheet of ice
B a magnifying lens
C a pair of eyeglasses
D a stained-glass window
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3 pts
Part B
How does the use of figurative language impact meaning?
A It emphasizes the beauty of the winter landscape.
B It illustrates how much apple picking still needs to be done.
C It illustrates the harsh conditions faced by the narrator.
D It emphasizes the dreamlike quality of the narrator's thoughts.
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1 pt
The following item has two parts. Answer Part A and then answer Part B.
Part A
What do lines 9-15 suggest about the speaker?
A He has begun to see the world in a different way.
B He has become mentally and physically weak.
C He has strong appreciation for the beauty of nature
D He has concerns about how the coming winter will affect his apple trees.
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3 pts
Part B
How does the development of the speaker's character impact the meaning of the poem?
A It adds relevance to the poem's ideas about life.
B It presents the poem's ideas about life in a dramatic fashion.
C It makes the poem's ideas about life appear more pessimistic
D It provides an opportunity to question the poem's ideas about life.
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4 pts
What do the unfilled barrel and unpicked apples symbolize at the beginning of the poem?
A The speaker's decision to make a change.
B The speaker's dreams that were never realized.
C The speaker's belief that he will return soon.
D The speaker's desire to leave something behind.
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1 pt
Read lines 27-29
For I have had too much/ Of apple-picking: I am overtired/ Of the great harvest I myself desired.
Which sentence best states the intended effect of this mataphor on the meaning of the poem?
A The speaker's lack of interest in the great harvest signifies a change in the speaker's perspective on life.
B The speaker having picked too many apples represents the shame about misguided actions.
C The speaker's mention of the great harvest emphasizes the overwhelming task of gathering apples before they rot.
D The speaker being too tired indicates the speaker's intention of having a peaceful night's sleep.
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4 pts
How does the speaker’s prediction of his future dream help develop a theme of the poem?
A It shows that the speaker is beginning to look back on what he has done in his life.
B It explains why the speaker has decided to end the harvest before it is complete.
C It demonstrates the deep sense of pride the speaker feels for what he has accomplished.
D It illustrates the speaker's changing feelings about his apple crop as the harvest finishes.
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4 pts
How do lines 30-38 help develop a theme of the poem?
A They reveal the speaker's concern that others may do his work improperly after he dies.
B They suggest that the speaker may regret some wasted opportunities.
C They reveal that the speaker was once a greedy man but has changed his ways.
D They show that the speaker has accepted how his life turned out.
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1 pt
The following item has two parts. Answer Part A and then answer Part B.
Part A
Which of the following is a central idea expressed in the poem?
A The speaker wishes he had chosen a different profession.
B The speaker understands that he is reaching the end of his life.
C The speaker worries that he will not be able to finish his work.
D The speaker reflects on good and bad memories in his life.
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4 pts
Which two excerpts from "After Apple-Picking" best support the correct answer in part ?
A “But I am done with apple-picking now. / Essence of winter sleep is on the night, / The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.”
B “But I was well / Upon my way to sleep before it fell, / And I could tell / What form my dreaming was about to take.”
C “Magnified apples appear and disappear, / Stem end and blossom end, / And every fleck of russet showing clear.”
D “My instep arch not only keeps the ache, / It keeps the pressure of a ladderround. / I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.”
E “And I keep hearing from the cellar bin / The rumbling sound / Of load on load of apples coming in.”
F “There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch, / Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.”
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4 pts
Which change, if any, is needed to the underlined text.
A language- a surprising
B language; a surprising
C language a surprising,
D No change
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5 pts
Which change, if any, shows the best way to revise the underlined text?

they
A the bees
B Von Frisch
C the researchers
D No change
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5 pts
Which change, if any, shows the best way to revise the underlined text?
described as a dance by researchers
A described by researchers as a dance
B researchers described as a dance
C which was described as a dance by researchers
D No Change
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5 pts
Which change, if any, shows the best way to revise the underlined text?
distance and direction
A some information
B advice and tips
C various things
D No change
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5 pts
Which change, if any, shows the best way to revise the underlined text?
Information was communicated by foraging bees. These other bees could use the information. They could find a food source for themselves.
A These other bees could then use the information communicated by the foraging bees to find the food source themselves.
B The information by the foraging bees could be communicated and used by these other bees that could find the food source themselves.
C The foraging bees communicated information, and it was used by these other bees to find a food source for themselves.
D No change
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5 pts
Which change, if any, is needed to the underlined text?
was based
A is based
B will be based
C had been based
D No change
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5 pts
Which change, if any, is needed to the underlined text?
nobel prize in Medicine
A Nobel prize in Medicine
B nobel Prize in Medicine
C Nobel Prize in Medicine
D No change
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