Which kind of writing does the story of Tasaku seem most like?
A short story
A tall tale
A newspaper article
At the end of the story, how did Tasaku probably feel?
Sometimes an author makes something happen differently from what the readers expect. In literature this is called irony. Where in the story of Tasaku do you see irony?
When Tasaku is a mountain and a stonecutter begins chipping at his feet
When Tasaku made violent storms and flooded the fields
When Tasaku demanded that the spirit make him into a mountain
When the spirit who lived in the mountain heard Tasaku and made him a prince
According to the story, which statement below is true?
Tasaku started out as a prince.
The storms eroded the mountain.
Tasaku became unhappy when he wasn't the most powerful.
Tasaku had a lot of respect for nature.
If you wanted to photograph Halley's comet, which of the following articles would be most useful?
"Halley's Comet" in Popular Science
"Sighting a Cosmic Celebrity" in Time
"Here Comes Mr. Halley's Comet" in Omni
"Halley's Comet in Stereo" in Sky and Telescope
How many articles about Halley's comet appeared in the October issue of Sky and Telescope?
If you were interested in reading a magazine article about hairstyles to wear in the evening, which magazine would be best?
New York Times Magazine
Where in the library would you be most likely to find the book from which this selection is drawn?
According to the author, which level of women's basketball has contributed most to its popularity?
What does the author imply is the reason basketball hoops are ten feet off the ground?
Dr. Naismith carefully planned it that way.
It needed to be that height so women could play too.
It just happened because that's where it was convenient to put the first basket.
It is a requirement of the Olympic committee.
The information in this selection best supports the idea that
women's basketball is not as popular as men's basketball.
basketball owes its popularity to the fact that it can be played in many different ways.
the rules of basketball are easy to change.
today's taller players have a negative effect on the game of basketball.
The passage says some people argue that "nobody should tinker with what has been a successful game." As used here, the word tinker means
to work with metal.
to learn new rules.
to alter dramatically.
to try to improve.
What do Marianne Crawford Stanley, Rene Muth Portland and Theresa Shank Grentz have in common?
They all played at Immaculata College
They all played on the Olympic team.
They all coached at Immaculata College.
They were the first females in the NBA.
In the last paragraph, it says that “Tiny dickcissels swayed on top of the weeds.” Dickcissels are most probably
The father in this story tied a rope from the front door of the house to the door of the barn. He did this so
the wolves couldn’t get into the yard.
the children could play in the snow.
he wouldn’t get lost when going to take care of the animals.
the doors would stay closed in the blizzard.
The child telling this story said that the winter was boring. Winter probably seemed this way mostly because
the family was alone and the weather was bad.
the child telling the story had been used to city life.
the books from Aunt Addie weren’t for children.
the little school had burned.
For this story to be autobiographical, which of the following HAS to be true?
The author is telling a story about someone else.
It is a true story written by the person who lived it.
The narrator uses stories from the past.
There is a first-person narrator.
Which of the examples below contains the figure of speech called a simile?
The snow was so deep and the cold so terrible.
Daddy said it looked like a blizzard.
The wind was howling like wolves.
I was starving for something to read.
At the end of this selection the author mentions flowers, birds and gophers. The author’s purpose in doing this is to
contrast these creatures with the farm animals in the barn.
provide readers with images of returning life.
show how different spring is in Maine from spring on the prairie.
symbolize the harshness of nature.
A training manager, while visiting a supplier’s office in Japan, is introduced to that company’s president. She should
bow more deeply than the president.
bow as deeply as the president.
allow the president to bow lower.
If Jason is obsequious around Paula, Jason sees Paula as his
In the sentence, “It’s risky to try enunciating anything more complicated than ‘sayonara,’” enunciate means
to say something clearly.
If you were an American businessperson trying to deal with a large Japanese company, which of these is most important to remember? (Base your answer only on the information in the article.)
The only person you’ll have to convince is the company president.
The leaders of Japanese companies don’t have anything to do with the foreign business of their companies.
The Japanese appreciate the aggressive nature of many American businesspeople.
It’s probably important to understand the different customs of Japan.
This passage is an example of what type of writing?