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Timing

• You will have 3 hours and 45 minutes to work on this test.

• There are ten separately timed sections:

 One 25-minute essay

 Six other 25-minute sections

 Two 20-minute sections

 One 10-minute section

• You may work on only one section at a time.

• The supervisor will tell you when to begin and end each section.

• If you finish a section before time is called, check your work on that section.

You may NOT turn to any other section.

• Work as rapidly as you can without losing accuracy. Don’t waste time on

questions that seem too diffi cult for you.

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n of grandiose cultural centers. 
(D) The demolition of a historic landmark is 
tantamount to the destruction of an invaluable 
cultural legacy. 
(E) The restoration of intimate old theaters will speed 
the demise of large new arenas. 
17. In lines 49-56, the description of the building primarily 
serves to 
(A) convey an appreciation for the technical 
complexities of renovating theaters 
(B) illustrate how nineteenth-century architecture 
directly influenced modern building design 
(C) highlight some unique aspects of an example 
of fine architecture 
(D) explain why some people disdain innovative 
architecture 
(E) show how restoration can strip a building of 
its unique character 
18. In lines 56-60, the author’s comment about micro-
phones implies that 
(A) the near-perfect acoustics in a new theater divert 
attention from the building’s aesthetic flaws 
(B) audience members seated in the theater’s balcony 
cannot fully appreciate the nuances of the 
performers’ intonations 
(C) the performances of modern-day actors tend to be 
overly dependent on technology 
(D) the absence of technically sophisticated 
equipment has jeopardized the sound quality of 
performances 
(E) old theaters can remain viable because they 
readily accommodate the new sound technology 
that enhances a performance 
19. Which challenge is emphasized by the author in the 
final paragraph (lines 73-77) ? 
(A) Designating theaters as historical landmarks 
(B) Renewing a respect for architecture 
(C) Providing opportunities for new artists 
(D) Reviving classical plays 
(E) Attracting appreciative audiences 
S T O P 
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Do not turn to any other section in the test. 
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SECTION 10 
Time — 10 minutes 
14 Questions 
Turn to Section 10 (page 7) of your answer sheet to answer the questions in this section. 
Directions: For each question in this section, select the best answer from among the choices given and fill in the corresponding 
circle on the answer sheet. 
The following sentences test correctness and effectiveness 
of expression. Part of each sentence or the entire sentence 
is underlined; beneath each sentence are five ways of 
phrasing the underlined material. Choice A repeats the 
original phrasing; the other four choices are different. If 
you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence 
than any of the alternatives, select choice A; if not, select 
one of the other choices. 
In making your selection, follow the requirements of 
standard written English; that is, pay attention to grammar, 
choice of words, sentence construction, and punctuation. 
Your selection should result in the most effective 
sentence—clear and precise, without awkwardness or 
ambiguity. 
 EXAMPLE: 
 Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first book 
 and she was sixty-five years old then. 
 (A) and she was sixty-five years old then 
 (B) when she was sixty-five 
 (C) at age sixty-five years old 
 (D) upon the reaching of sixty-five years 
 (E) at the time when she was sixty-five 
 1. People were unprepared for the sinking of the 
Titanic simply because of believing that the ship 
was unsinkable. 
(A) of believing that the ship was unsinkable 
(B) of having a belief in the ship as unsinkable 
(C) they believed that the ship was unsinkable 
(D) they believed the unsinkable nature of 
the ship 
(E) of a belief on their part of an 
unsinkable ship 
 2. When the weather forecaster predicts a severe storm, 
this is when people usually rush to the supermarket to 
stock up on groceries. 
(A) storm, this is when people usually rush 
(B) storm is usually when people are rushing 
(C) storm is why people usually rush 
(D) storm, people usually rush 
(E) storm, it usually rushes people 
 3. When, after bleak and lonely years in an English 
public school, he returned to India, there was suddenly 
perceived by himself a strong desire to write about the 
people and land he loved. 
(A) there was suddenly perceived by himself 
(B) he suddenly was perceived 
(C) suddenly the feeling that came to him being 
(D) he suddenly felt 
(E) suddenly he had the feeling of 
 4. Curiosity about other people, about the ways they think 
and act, has caused Jeff to meet some fascinating 
characters as well as people which also really bore 
him. 
(A) people which also really bore him 
(B) he encountered really boring people 
(C) very boring people are also met 
(D) some very boring people 
(E) very boring people also 
 5. During seasons when ticks carrying Lyme disease are 
most prevalent, signs could be posted to deter hikers 
about their venturing into tick-infested areas. 
(A) about their venturing 
(B) from their venturing 
(C) from venturing 
(D) by not venturing 
(E) not to venture 
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 6. After Morris had spent ten minutes giving an answer, 
Claudette found he had given her only one item of 
information beyond what she already knew. 
(A) beyond what she already knew 
(B) beyond what she knows already 
(C) beyond her knowledge at the current time 
(D) to add to what she knew already presently 
(E) in addition to her present knowledge then 
 7. Although the kings and queens of England are 
considered Canada’s monarchs, true political power 
lies with the prime minister, that person is elected by 
the Canadian citizenry. 
(A) true political power lies with the prime minister, 
that person is elected 
(B) the person who holds true political power is the 
prime minister, which is elected 
(C) true political power lies with the prime minister, 
who is elected 
(D) the prime minister, the source of true political 
power, elected 
(E) true political power is with the prime minister and 
is elected 
 8. Led by vocalist Marlena McGhee Smalls, Gullah 
tradition is preserved by the help of the Hallelujah 
Singers of South Carolina through songs and stories. 
(A) Gullah tradition is preserved by the help of the 
Hallelujah Singers of South Carolina through 
songs and stories 
(B) the Hallelujah Singers of South Carolina help to 
preserve Gullah tradition through songs and 
stories 
(C) the songs and stories of Gullah tradition are 
preserved through the Hallelujah Singers 
of South Carolina 
(D) it is the Hallelujah Singers that help to preserve 
the songs and stories of Gullah tradition in South 
Carolina 
(E) South Carolina’s Gullah tradition is preserved 
through songs and stories by the Hallelujah 
Singers 
 9. Astronomy is the study of celestial bodies in outer 
space, especially their positions, dimensions, 
movements, and composition. 
(A) especially their positions, dimensions, move-
ments, and composition 
(B) and especially they are concerned with their 
positions, dimensions, movements, and 
composition 
(C) especially studying their positions, dimensions, 
movements, and composition 
(D) especially their positions, dimensions, move-
ments, and with their composition 
(E) with special study of their positions, dimensions, 
movements, and including composition 
10. All the talk about controlling noise, keeping rivers 
clean, and planting trees have not impressed people 
enough to be bringing about major changes in laws and 
lifestyles. 
(A) have not impressed people enough to be bringing 
(B) have not made enough of an impression on people 
to bring 
(C) have not made people impressed enough to bring 
(D) has not impressed people enough to bring 
(E) has not made enough people impressed for 
bringing 
11. The furnace exploded, blowing off the door, spraying 
greasy soot all over the basement floor, and it would 
rattle furniture and windowpanes throughout the 
building. 
(A) it would rattle 
(B) it rattled 
(C) causing the rattling of 
(D) the result was to rattle 
(E) rattling 
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12. The adaptation of a novel for the screen often requires 
major adjustments in plot because the one art form 
differs from the other in having other character-
revelation techniques. 
(A) because the one art form differs from the other in 
having other character-revelation techniques 
(B) because the two art forms reveal character 
in different ways 
(C) because of the differing ways the two may use for 
revealing a character 
(D) inasmuch as there are different ways in the two art 
forms for character revelation 
(E) insofar as the two differ in how to reveal character 
13. The opposing opinions expressed were that the school 
should be torn down and, on the other hand, to keep it as 
a historical landmark. 
(A) were that the school should be torn down and, on 
the other hand, to keep it 
(B) was that the school should be torn down 
or kept 
(C) were that the school should be torn down and that 
it should be kept 
(D) were about them tearing the school down and 
them keeping the school 
(E) were if they should tear the school down and 
keeping it 
14. Feeling, perhaps, that their votes do not matter, the 
number of young people going to the polls 
are becoming increasingly smaller. 
(A) the number of young people going to the polls are 
becoming increasingly smaller 
(B) the number of young people going to the polls is 
increasingly smaller 
(C) increasingly smaller numbers of young 
people are going to the polls 
(D) young people are going to the polls in 
increasingly smaller numbers 
(E) young people, who in increasingly smaller 
numbers are going to the polls 
S T O P 
If you finish before time is called, you may check your work on this section only. 
Do not turn to any other section in the test.
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