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Read the two passages. Passage One Our school’s mission statement stresses community, cooperation, and personal and intellectual growth. But one of our school’s practices—selecting a valedictorian, or the student with the highest rank in the graduating class—does not support our mission. This practice is divisive, unfair, and archaic. So let’s end it now! Passage Two It is only with great care that administrators consider implementing any system-wide changes to their mission statements. Administrators carefully craft these statements to reflect their school’s fundamental and philosophical approach to education. They take great care in making sure that this mission statement is educationally sound. Based on these two passages, which statement is true? Neither author is open or receptive to opinions contrary to his or her own. Based on an examination of word choice, it is evident that the author of the first passage is someone in administration, while the author of the second is not. Based on an examination of structure, it is clear that both authors reveal their viewpoints most clearly in the last sentence. Both authors are in support of the mission statement.



Read the two passages. Passage One Our school’s mission statement stresses community, cooperation, and personal and intellectual growth. But one of our school’s practices—selecting a valedictorian, or the student with the highest rank in the graduating class—does not support our mission. This practice is divisive, unfair, and archaic. So let’s end it now! Passage Two It is only with great care that administrators consider implementing any system-wide changes to their mission statements. Administrators carefully craft these statements to reflect their school’s fundamental and philosophical approach to education. They take great care in making sure that this mission statement is educationally sound. Based on these two passages, which statement is true? Neither author is open or receptive to opinions contrary to his or her own. Based on an examination of word choice, it is evident that the author of the first passage is someone in administration, while the author of the second is not. Based on an examination of structure, it is clear that both authors reveal their viewpoints most clearly in the last sentence. Both authors are in support of the mission statement.

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One quote from to kill a mockingbird where atticus lets them make up their own mind


“Set her back, John, set her back!” says one. They backed water. “Keep away, boy—keep to looard. Confound it, I just expect the wind has blowed it to us. Your pap’s got the small-pox, and you know it precious well. Why didn’t you come out and say so? Do you want to spread it all over?”

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“Poor devil, there’s something in that. We are right down sorry for you, but we—well, hang it, we don’t want the small-pox, you see. Look here, I’ll tell you what to do. Don’t you try to land by yourself, or you’ll smash everything to pieces. You float along down about twenty miles, and you’ll come to a town on the left-hand side of the river. It will be long after sun-up then, and when you ask for help you tell them your folks are all down with chills and fever. Don’t be a fool again, and let people guess what is the matter. Now we’re trying to do you a kindness; so you just put twenty miles between us, that’s a good boy. It wouldn’t do any good to land yonder where the light is—it’s only a wood-yard. Say, I reckon your father’s poor, and I’m bound to say he’s in pretty hard luck. Here, I’ll put a twenty-dollar gold piece on this board, and you get it when it floats by. I feel mighty mean to leave you; but my kingdom! it won’t do to fool with small-pox, don’t you see?”

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“Back, John, row back!” one of them said. They started rowing backward. “Keep away, boy, keep to port. Darn it, the wind is blowing that raft right toward us. Your pap’s got SMALLPOXcontagious and deadly disease that was wiped out in the 20th centurysmallpox, and you know it! Why didn’t you just say so? Do you want to spread it to everyone?

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“Well, you’ve got a point. Poor soul. We feel pretty sorry for you, but we… well, darn it, we don’t want to get smallpox, you see. Look here, I tell you what we’ll do. Don’t try to land the raft on the shore by yourself; you’ll just smash it to pieces. Just float along down the river about twenty miles, and you’ll come to a town. Ask for help, and tell them your folks have got the chills and a fever. Don’t be foolish again and let people guess what’s wrong with your family. Now, we’re trying to help you, so just be a good boy and take our advice. Put twenty miles between yourselves and us. It wouldn’t do any good to land the raft over where that light is. It’s only a lumber yard. I’ll bet your father’s poor, and I’m sure your family is having a tough time. Here, I’m putting a twenty dollar gold piece on this board. Grab it when it floats by. I feel pretty bad leaving you, but my God, we just can’t mess around with smallpox, you see?

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Read these lines from the poem “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa: My clouded reflection eyes melike a bird of prey, the profile of nightslanted against morning. I turnthis way—the stone lets me go.I turn this way—I’m insidethe Vietnam Veterans Memorial again, depending on the lightto make a difference. Which best describes one effect of the poet’s use of simile in this excerpt? A.It links two different things that prey on innocent lives: a bad memory and an undeclared war. B.It depicts the Vietnam War as a stone that heavily weighs on the speaker’s conscience. C.It gives a bird of prey the qualities of a soldier who goes to war to defend his country. D.It compares the speaker’s reflection to a predatory bird that haunts the speaker.


The options of the question are, A) by explaining that world leaders are doing all they can to tackle climate change now. B) by quoting Winston Churchill to show that he also believes that climate change is a serious issue. C) by comparing the inaction of the world leaders of today to the inaction of leaders in the past. D) by showing the differences in the effects of climate change and World War II.  

The correct answers are C) by comparing the inaction of the world leaders of today to the inaction of leaders in the past.

The excerpt that develops Gore’s theme that climate change is a problem that must be addressed is “by comparing the inaction of the world leaders of today to the inaction of leaders in the past.”

Al Gore develops the urgency of attending the issues that climate change brings when in the excerpt he makes reference to the comparison made by Winston Churchill to Hitler’s threat: “They go on in strange paradox,, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent”.  This way, Al Gore is comparing the inaction of the world leaders of today to the inaction of leaders in the past.  

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Samira went to a party with a new friend, Saul. Saul drove but then used illegal drugs at the party. He is not safe to drive. As the party dies down, Saul tells Samira that it’s past his curfew and time to go home. Which is the best example of assertive refusal that Samira could use to keep herself safe? A. Samira looks away and says no every time Saul tells her to get in the car. Samira tells him she still wants to stay at the party. B. Samira looks away and firmly says no at first, but later she gets in the car and lets Saul drive her home. C. Samira stands up straight and shakes her head, but then she gets in the car and lets Saul drive her home anyway. D. Samira stands up straight, shakes her head, and firmly says no every time Saul asks her to get in the car. She then waits for her aunt to come pick her up.

While when you use a fitness center, you have access to more machines, and more resources, when at home, you are more likely to have the amenities you would like, and more focus on your exercise, and less on others. As far as cost, if you are looking to buy machines, then it would be much cheaper to go to a fitness center, but if you are looking to do exercises with items you may already have, or other cheap items, then it would, in that case be more cost effective to work out at home.

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There is a public debate between the three candidates for the U.S. Senate. During the debate, the topics of oil and energy are addressed. Each candidate expressed their view on the issue: Edgar Eisenhower: “We need to cut our dependence on foreign oil. Instead, let’s use the natural world around us. Think about the sun, wind, water, the heat of the earth, and the crops in our fields. These will make for affordable energy in the 21st century. We should fund research in those areas. Let us also increase tax credits for private investment in clean, renewable sources of energy.” Rebecca Roosevelt: “We need to cut our dependence on foreign oil and develop a national energy strategy. We should provide tax incentives for producing energy in the U.S. Let’s increase U.S. supplies of coal, oil, and natural gas. We should promote environmentally responsible exploration and development of oil and gas reserves. That includes federal land like Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. Let’s also advance clean coal technology.” Terrance Taft: “Looking at our energy supply is one thing—how we’re using it is another. We can drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars. We can invest in more efficient technology for our homes and businesses. These things add up and make a big difference. In fact, in several new buildings associated with Taft Inc., we address our energy needs with locally produced renewable energy. That wouldn’t be possible if we were using outdated, energy guzzling technology.” Often politicians will agree that something is a priority, but have very different recommendations on how to best address it. What would be the best example of this from the previous section? 1. Both Terrance Taft and Edgar Eisenhower agree that inefficiency is bad, but disagree on how to make things more efficient. 2. Both Rebecca Roosevelt and Edgar Eisenhower agree that we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but disagree on the best way of doing so. 3. Both Terrance Taft and Rebecca Roosevelt agree that alternative energy is important, but disagree about which form would be the best to invest in. 4. Both Rebecca Roosevelt and Terrance Taft agree that developing alternative energy sources is important, but differ on the best way of doing so.


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The American participation in the Vietnam War was very different from its involvement in the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

In the Vietnam War, the United States carried out direct participation, with first-hand military planning and execution and large-scale attacks. Some 60,000 Americans died in the conflict, of about one million who participated.

In contrast, in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, American participation was indirect. That is, the attack was planned and the troops trained by American forces, but these were made up of Cuban exiles, not American soldiers. In addition, it was a small-scale attack, both because of the low number of men involved and because of its short duration.

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17. What is the purpose of the mantra during meditation? A. It lets everyone know you're meditating. B. It allows you to concentrate on one peaceful sound. C. It helps to relax the muscles. D. It helps to release endorphins.


17. What is the purpose of the mantra during meditation? A. It lets everyone know you’re meditating. B. It allows you to concentrate on one peaceful sound. C. It helps to relax the muscles. D. It helps to release endorphins.

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The rate of return is the _____. A.) interest you earn from stock B.) the money that is returned to you when you sell an investment C.) percentage that shows how much gain or loss an investment makes D.) a number that lets you know how risky an investment is


The answer is “c. interest earned”.

Interest earned is the measure of premium earned over an explicit time frame from speculations that compensation the holder a customary arrangement of commanded installments. For instance, Interest earned can be created from assets put resources into a testament of store or an interest-bearing financial balance.  

On the off chance that the entity recording interest earned is utilizing the money premise of bookkeeping, at that point the measure of premium earned will be founded on the measure of money really got.