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Question 1 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1
General Introduction
For the Independent Journal
Author: Alexander Hamilton

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

Based on this quote from the excerpt, with which of these statements would Hamilton agree?


It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

[removed] The new Constitution would be important to the entire world.

[removed] The Constitutional Convention was ignored by governments all over the world.

[removed] The forces that shape a country are more often mere coincidence.

[removed] When the Constitution was complete the world's leaders were impressed.


 

Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1
General Introduction
For the Independent Journal
Author: Alexander Hamilton

This idea will add the inducements of philanthropy to those of patriotism, to heighten the solicitude which all considerate and good men must feel for the event. Happy will it be if our choice should be directed by a judicious estimate of our true interests, unperplexed and unbiased by considerations not connected with the public good. But this is a thing more ardently to be wished than seriously to be expected. The plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits, and of views, passions and prejudices little favorable to the discovery of truth.

Which of the following statements supports the idea presented in this quote from the excerpt?

The plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits...

[removed] Hamilton feared the focus on regional interests would undermine the process of honest reform.

[removed] Hamilton would have replaced all those who participated in the first reform efforts if he could have.

[removed] Hamilton wanted to undermine the actors in the reform process, despite their good intentions.

[removed] Those involved in past reform efforts were completely motivated by personal gain.


 

Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[HC]

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1
General Introduction
For the Independent Journal
Author: Alexander Hamilton

It is not, however, my design to dwell upon observations of this nature. I am well aware that it would be disingenuous to resolve indiscriminately the opposition of any set of men (merely because their situations might subject them to suspicion) into interested or ambitious views. Candor will oblige us to admit that even such men may be actuated by upright intentions; and it cannot be doubted that much of the opposition which has made its appearance, or may hereafter make its appearance, will spring from sources, blameless at least, if not respectable--the honest errors of minds led astray by preconceived jealousies and fears. So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes which serve to give a false bias to the judgment, that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first magnitude to society. This circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy. And a further reason for caution, in this respect, might be drawn from the reflection that we are not always sure that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists. Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question. Were there not even these inducements to moderation, nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties. For in politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Which of the following correctly summarizes the main point of this text from the excerpt?

And a further reason for caution, in this respect, might be drawn from the reflection that we are not always sure that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists.

[removed] Enemies will undermine those with good intentions at every turn.

[removed] In an effort this large, caution is to be remembered in all parts of the process.

[removed] Many who seem to support moral choices may also have questionable motives.

[removed] Those on the side of good will always know those who oppose them.


 

Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Which source would provide credible information about the life of jazz musician Charlie Parker?

[removed] A biography entitled The High Life And Hard Times of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker

[removed] A biography on wikipedia that includes sources

[removed] A magazine article comparing Parker musical style to that of new jazz legends

[removed] A dramatic film about Charlie Parker entitled Bird released in theaters (1988)


 

Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Which pair correctly uses a hyphen?

[removed] Four-million

[removed] Two-thousand

[removed] One-hundred

[removed] Three-fifths


 

Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Which trio correctly uses a hyphen?

[removed] Sun-dried tomatoes

[removed] Cold-damp weather

[removed] Old-worn sofa

[removed] Bright-green leaves


 

Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read the sentence below and answer the following question:

What had been the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp—Shelley, Frankenstein

Which of the following does the syntax of this sentence emphasize?

[removed] The creation of the world

[removed] The narrator's grasp

[removed] The desire of wise men

[removed] What had once been


 

Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read the sentences below and answer the following question:

I would be able to attend the party. I could only arrive after the meal.

Which sentence below provides the best sentence variety using subordination?

[removed] After the meal service, I will arrive because I am attending the party.

[removed] I would be able to attend the party but only after the meal was served.

[removed] I would be arriving after the meal was served but was coming nonetheless.

[removed] While I would be able to attend the party, I could only arrive after the meal.


 

Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

The purpose of the Federalist Papers was to express concern about the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation, the document that outlined the first government of the United States of America. Alexander Hamilton, among others, wrote the Federalist Papers to persuade doubtful New Yorkers to vote in favor of the stronger federal government proposed in the United States Constitution.

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1
General Introduction
For the Independent Journal
Author: Alexander Hamilton

To the People of the State of New York:

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.

Based on this sentence from the first paragraph, why does Hamilton think it is important for the United States to be successful?

It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

[removed] Its success will give more power to other rulers around the world.

[removed] Without the United States, governments around the world will fall apart.

[removed] Its success will show that it is possible for people to make their own government.

[removed] Without the United States, people will have no reason to behave civilly.


 

Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read these two sentences:

  • I can see the point of those who argue that space projects should be a national priority.
  • I also see the problem with spending millions with so many other social problems that need solving.


Which transition word correctly links the two sentences?

[removed] Consequently

[removed] Conversely

[removed] Specifically

[removed] Regardless


 

Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1
General Introduction
For the Independent Journal
Author: Alexander Hamilton

To the People of the State of New York:

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.

Which phrase from the first paragraph shows that Hamilton thinks the success of the government created by the United States will impact other governments in the future?

[removed] AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution…

[removed] … The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION …

[removed] …it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country… to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government…

[removed] …the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world…


 

Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Which of the following would be most relevant to a research paper discussing the negative health effects of soft drinks?

[removed] Interviews with the author's personal physician

[removed] List of options for beverages that could be sold in vending machines

[removed] Studies showing a connection between higher consumption of soft drinks and health problems

[removed] Testimony from various people who drink soft drinks regularly and are healthy


 

Question 13 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Lauren has found the following information during the research process for her informative paper:

  • A map of lightning strikes in three neighboring states over the last 5 years
  • A scientific description of the conditions in which lightning develops
  • An eye-witness account of a lightning strike
  • A detailed account of a day in the life of a storm chaser


What is the mostuseful next step in the writing process for Lauren?

[removed] Conduct her own study of nearby lightning strikes.

[removed] Develop an organizational plan for these details.

[removed] Determine how these sources relate to one another.

[removed] Write an introduction and conclusion for her paper.


 

Question 14 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1
General Introduction
For the Independent Journal
Author: Alexander Hamilton

To the People of the State of New York:

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.

According to Hamilton's writing in the second paragraph, what is one reason the new Constitution would be opposed?

[removed] People did not trust the ideas included in the proposed Constitution.

[removed] The government already in place at the time was functioning well.

[removed] Those already in government did not want to lose their positions.

[removed] The new Constitution would not provide privileges to everyone.


 

Question 15 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

A student is concluding an essay comparing the character flaws of two characters in two different novels. Which of the following would best conclude that comparison?

[removed] These characters are both quite interesting when you think about it.

[removed] These characters, though damaged, find a way to gain forgiveness.

[removed] These characters have much more in common than one would think.

[removed] These characters are worth studying in some detail.


 

Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read this excerpt from “Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 47 (1919)" and answer the question that follows:

This is an indictment in three counts. The first charges a conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of June 15, 1917, by causing and attempting to cause insubordination, in the military and naval forces of the United States, and to obstruct the recruiting and enlistment service of the United States, when the United States was at war with the German Empire, to-wit, that the defendant willfully conspired to have printed and circulated to men who had been called and accepted for military service under the Act of May 18, 1917, a document set forth and alleged to be calculated to cause such insubordination and obstruction. The count alleges overt acts in pursuance of the conspiracy, ending in the distribution of the document set forth. The second count alleges a conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, to-wit, to use the mails for the transmission of matter declared to be non-mailable by title 12, 2, of the Act of June 15, 1917, to-wit, the above mentioned document, with an averment of the same overt acts. The third count charges an unlawful use of the mails for the transmission of the same matter and otherwise as above. The defendants were found guilty on all the counts. They set up the First Amendment to the Constitution forbidding Congress to make any law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, and bringing the case here on that ground have argued some other points also of which we must dispose.

According to the bolded lines, what is one reason for Schenck’s indictment?

[removed] He helped organize a mail campaign for the military.

[removed] He tried to send something through the mail illegally.

[removed] He tried to encourage men to sign up for enlistment.

[removed] He tried to join the United States Navy.


 

Question 17 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read this excerpt from “Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 47 (1919)" and answer the question that follows:

The document in question upon its first printed side recited the first section of the Thirteenth Amendment, said that the idea embodied in it was violated by the conscription act and that a conscript is little better than a convict. In impassioned language it intimated that conscription was despotism in its worst form and a monstrous wrong against humanity in the interest of Wall Street's chosen few. It said, 'Do not submit to intimidation,' but in form at least confined itself to peaceful measures such as a petition for the repeal of the act. The other and later printed side of the sheet was headed 'Assert Your Rights.' It stated reasons for alleging that any one violated the Constitution when he refused to recognize 'your right to assert your opposition to the draft,' and went on, 'If you do not assert and support your rights, you are helping to deny or disparage rights which it is the solemn duty of all citizens and residents of the United States to retain.' It described the arguments on the other side as coming from cunning politicians and a mercenary capitalist press, and even silent consent to the conscription law as helping to support an infamous conspiracy.

Which of the following is a statement supported by the protest document?

[removed] Deny or disparage rights

[removed] Support an infamous conspiracy

[removed] Silently consent to the conscription

[removed] Do not submit to intimidation


 

Question 18 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

A student doing research for a project enters the following search terms:

Scuba AND advancements OR technology

Which of the following best describes the likely results of this search?

[removed] Sources that reference the first two terms and exclude the third

[removed] Sources that reference the first two terms and the third

[removed] Sources that reference the first term and either of the remaining two

[removed] Sources that reference either of the three terms


 

Question 19 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

A student completing research for a project enters the following search terms:

Pets AND diet NOT birds

Which of the following best describes the likely results of this search?

[removed] Sources that reference the diet of pets and birds

[removed] Sources that reference the diet of birds only

[removed] Sources that reference the diet of either pets or birds

[removed] Sources that reference the diet of pets but not birds


 

Question 20 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read this excerpt from “Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 47 (1919)" and answer the question that follows:

The document in question upon its first printed side recited the first section of the Thirteenth Amendment, said that the idea embodied in it was violated by the conscription act and that a conscript is little better than a convict. In impassioned language it intimated that conscription was despotism in its worst form and a monstrous wrong against humanity in the interest of Wall Street's chosen few. It said, 'Do not submit to intimidation,' but in form at least confined itself to peaceful measures such as a petition for the repeal of the act. The other and later printed side of the sheet was headed 'Assert Your Rights.' It stated reasons for alleging that any one violated the Constitution when he refused to recognize 'your right to assert your opposition to the draft,' and went on, 'If you do not assert and support your rights, you are helping to deny or disparage rights which it is the solemn duty of all citizens and residents of the United States to retain.' It described the arguments on the other side as coming from cunning politicians and a mercenary capitalist press, and even silent consent to the conscription law as helping to support an infamous conspiracy.

Which phrase does the protest document use to describe conscription?

[removed] The solemn duty of all citizens

[removed] A monstrous wrong against humanity

[removed] A peaceful measure

[removed] Asserting and supporting rights

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