The following questions are based off of the readings found in Passage 1: Meteorite Impact and Dinosaur Extinction.
What are the speakers mainly discussing?
How the woman should prepare for the next game
The woman's responsibilities as team captain
Things that happened while the woman was away
The style of the new team uniforms
Who is buying new jackets for the team?
The captain of the team
A former player
A group of basketball fans
Click all that apply. Why is the woman surprised to learn that she has been chosen as the new team captain?
She is not the best player on the team
Her teammates did not tell her about the decision
She does not have many friends on the team
She has missed a lot of practices
(Female student) I’m sorry I had to miss practice, though. I feel bad about that.
(Male coach) Family’s very important.
From this section, what does the man mean when he says "family's very important"?
He hopes the woman's family is doing well
He would like to meet the woman's family
The woman should spend more time with her family
The woman had a good reason for missing practice
Why does the coach say: "Good. That's all the news there is. I think that's it for now."
He wants to know if the woman understood the point.
He wants the woman to act immediately.
He is preparing to change the topic.
He is ready to end the conversation.
The following questions are based off of passage 3: Lecture Transcript.
What is the lecture mainly about?
A comparison of two types of detective novels.
Ways in which detective novels have changed over time.
'The Moonstone' as a model for later detective novels
Flaws that can be found in the plot of 'The Moonstone'
In what ways is 'The Moonstone' different from earlier works featuring a detective?
In its unusual ending
In its unique characters
In its focus on a serious crime
In its greater length
According to the professor, what do roses in 'The Moonstone' represent?
A key clue that leads to the solving of the mystery
A relief and comfort to the detective
Romance between the main characters
Brilliant ideas that occur to the detective
Why does the professor mention a smeared bit of paint in a doorway in 'The Moonstone'?
To describe a mistake that Sergeant Cuff has made
To show how realistically the author describes the crime scene
To exemplify a pattern repeated in many other detective stories
To illustrate the superior techniques used by the police
What can be inferred about the professor when he says this: “Uh, it’s hard at this juncture to read this novel and realize that no one had ever done that before, because it all seems so strikingly familiar.”
He is impressed by the novel’s originality.
He is concerned that students may find the novel difficult to read.
He is bored by the novel’s descriptions of ordinary events.
He is eager to write a book about a less familiar subject.
What does the professor imply when he says this: “. . . well, let me try to give you a sense of who Sergeant Cuff is, by first describing the regular police.”
Sergeant Cuff is unlike other characters in 'The Moonstone.'
The author’s description of Sergeant Cuff is very realistic.
Sergeant Cuff learned to solve crimes by observing the regular police
Differences between Sergeant Cuff and Sherlock Holmes are hard to describe