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Module 4 Post Test

Read this sentence from the text:



For generations the two sections had been drifting apart. Since the middle of the seventeenth century, Mason and Dixon's line had been a line of real division separating two inherently distinct portions of the country.

What is the main purpose of this section of text?

 To detail the sections that will follow.

 To explain the period of time before the war.

 To restate the main idea of this section.

 To summarize the many causes of the war.

Points earned on this question: 5 (c)

Reread this excerpt from “The Pony Express” Chapter 1 and answer the question that follows:



And this great crisis was only the bursting into flame of many smaller fires that had long been smoldering. For generations the two sections had been drifting apart. Since the middle of the seventeenth century, Mason and Dixon's line had been a line of real division separating two inherently distinct portions of the country.

This excerpt introduces the idea that the Civil War was predictable by comparing the events leading up to it to

 slow-burning fires

 quickly-lit fires

 easily-extinguished fires

 preventable fires

Points earned on this question: 5 (a)

The council meeting ran out of time, and members were unable to discuss procedures for having shorter meetings.

This sentence is an example of which of the following?

 Irony

 Understatement



 Sarcasm

 Satire


Points earned on this question: 5 (a)

Which line from the text best illustrates the "inevitability" of the civil war?

 They must repeal their Personal Liberty laws and respect the Dred Scott Decision of the Federal Supreme Court.

 Neither in their own legislatures nor in Congress should they trespass upon the right of the South.

 And this great crisis was only the bursting into flame of many smaller fires that had long been smouldering.

 Mason and Dixon's line had been a line of real division separating two inherently distinct portions of the country.

Points earned on this question: 5 (c)

After witnessing the moral decay of New York, Nick decided to return to the Midwest and pursue a more straight-laced life.

What word, if substituted for straight-laced, would best clarify the intended meaning?

 Boring

 Moral


 Normal

 Quiet


Points earned on this question: 5 (b)

Which of the following is appropriate for a formal audience?

 Call me or drop me a line if you want to talk it over.

 Give me a call or shoot me an email if you want to chat.

 If you want to talk it over, call me up sometime.

 Please call or email me if you would like to discuss this.

Points earned on this question: 5 (d)

I learned things during your talk yesterday that I will be using in my upcoming research project.

Which word should be replaced with something more precise?

 Things

 Upcoming



 Research

 Project


Points earned on this question: 5 (a)

Which question would help improve the development of ideas in an essay?

 Are the sentences varied to maintain interest?

 Can language be made more concise?

 Do details support each main point?

 Is the organization clear and appropriate to the task?

Points earned on this question: 0 (d) I meant to pick C however I don’t know if it’s right.

Which of the following best summarizes the main message of these lines?



It had a brief existence of only sixteen months and was supplanted by the transcontinental telegraph. Yet it was of the greatest importance in binding the East and West together at a time when overland travel was slow and cumbersome, and when a great national crisis made the rapid communication of news between these sections an imperative necessity.

 The Pony Express was invaluable during the national crisis.

 The Pony Express was all that was available during the national crisis.

 The transcontinental telegraph replaced the Pony Express.

 The transcontinental telegraph would have been more effective.

Points earned on this question: 5 (a)

Read this paragraph from the text:

The Pony Express was the first rapid transit and the first fast mail line across the continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast. It was a system by means of which messages were carried swiftly on horseback across the plains and deserts, and over the mountains of the far West. It brought the Atlantic coast and the Pacific slope ten days nearer to each other.

Which words suggest a central idea for this section?

 Rapid, fast, swiftly

 Continent, coast, system

 Plains, deserts, mountains

 Mail, messages, nearer

Points earned on this question: 5 (a)

For many months, the gigantic struggle then imminent had been painfully discernible to far-seeing men.

Which of these statements is true based on the information provided?

 The war could not have been predicted.

 The coming war was obvious to some people.

 The struggle went on for many months.

 Watching the conflict was quite painful.

Points earned on this question: 5 (b)

And this great crisis was only the bursting into flame of many smaller fires that had long been smoldering.

The author uses a metaphor comparing the crisis of war to fire to show that

 ongoing disagreements can quickly erupt into a larger conflict

 conflicts can be easily extinguished over time

 it is difficult for smaller conflicts to spread to other areas

 it is important for conflicts to develop slowly so they can be resolved

Points earned on this question: 5 (a)

It, in fact, proved the feasibility of a transcontinental road and demonstrated that such a line could be built and operated continuously the year around…

Based on the context, what does the word "feasibility" mean?

 Achievability

 Inevitability

 Reliability

 Validity

Points earned on this question: 5 (a)

I'm all about using the latest social media to further the goals of scientific inquiry.

Which change would make this sentence more precise?

 Change all about to interested in.

 Change latest to most recent.

 Change further to meet.

 Change scientific inquiry to science.



Points earned on this question: 5 (a)


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