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Question 1 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read these two sentences:

  • I can see the point of those who argue that space projects should be a national priority.
  • I also see the problem with spending millions with so many other social problems that need solving.

Which transition word correctly links the two sentences?

[removed] Consequently

[removed] Conversely

[removed] Specifically

[removed] Regardless


 

Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read this excerpt from “Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 47 (1919)” and answer the question that follows:

This is an indictment in three counts. The first charges a conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of June 15, 1917, by causing and attempting to cause insubordination, in the military and naval forces of the United States, and to obstruct the recruiting and enlistment service of the United States, when the United States was at war with the German Empire, to-wit, that the defendant willfully conspired to have printed and circulated to men who had been called and accepted for military service under the Act of May 18, 1917, a document set forth and alleged to be calculated to cause such insubordination and obstruction. The count alleges overt acts in pursuance of the conspiracy, ending in the distribution of the document set forth. The second count alleges a conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, to-wit, to use the mails for the transmission of matter declared to be non-mailable by title 12, 2, of the Act of June 15, 1917, to-wit, the above mentioned document, with an averment of the same overt acts. The third count charges an unlawful use of the mails for the transmission of the same matter and otherwise as above. The defendants were found guilty on all the counts. They set up the First Amendment to the Constitution forbidding Congress to make any law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, and bringing the case here on that ground have argued some other points also of which we must dispose.

According to the bolded lines, what is one reason for Schenck’s indictment?

[removed] He tried to send something through the mail illegally.

[removed] He supported the Act of Jun 15, 1917.

[removed] He tried to join the United States Navy.

[removed] He helped others join the military.


 

Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Read this excerpt from “Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 47 (1919)” and answer the question that follows:

This is an indictment in three counts. The first charges a conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of June 15, 1917, by causing and attempting to cause insubordination, in the military and naval forces of the United States, and to obstruct the recruiting and enlistment service of the United States, when the United States was at war with the German Empire, to-wit, that the defendant willfully conspired to have printed and circulated to men who had been called and accepted for military service under the Act of May 18, 1917, a document set forth and alleged to be calculated to cause such insubordination and obstruction. The count alleges overt acts in pursuance of the conspiracy, ending in the distribution of the document set forth. The second count alleges a conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, to-wit, to use the mails for the transmission of matter declared to be non-mailable by title 12, 2, of the Act of June 15, 1917, to-wit, the above mentioned document, with an averment of the same overt acts. The third count charges an unlawful use of the mails for the transmission of the same matter and otherwise as above. The defendants were found guilty on all the counts. They set up the First Amendment to the Constitution forbidding Congress to make any law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, and bringing the case here on that ground have argued some other points also of which we must dispose.

According to the lines in bold, what is one reason for Schenck’s indictment?

[removed] He helped the military publicize their recruiting efforts.

[removed] He tried to encourage men to sign up for enlistment.

[removed] He wanted to prevent men from signing up for recruitment.

[removed] He tried to join the United States Navy.


 

Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read the sentence below and answer the following question:

I just want to learn as much as I can. I want to have many options for my future career.

Which sentence below provides the best sentence variety using coordinating connections?

[removed] Although I want many options for my future career, I just want to learn as much as I can.

[removed] Because I want many options for my future career, I just want to learn as much as I can.

[removed] I want to have many options for my future career; furthermore I want to learn as much as I can.

[removed] I want to have many options for my future career, so I just want to learn as much as I can.


 

Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read the sentences below and answer the following question:

Arthur gave Ande his two best drawings. She was the only one who had praised his ability.

Which sentence below provides the best sentence variety using transition words?

[removed] Ande was the only one who had praised his ability, and Arthur gave her his two best drawings.

[removed] Ande was the only one who had praised his ability, so Arthur gave her his two best drawings.

[removed] Ande was the only one who had praised his ability; therefore, Arthur gave her his two best drawings.

[removed] While Ande was the only one who had praised his ability, Arthur gave her his two best drawings.


 

Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Which of the following would be most relevant to a research paper discussing the negative health effects of soft drinks?

[removed] Interviews with the author’s personal physician

[removed] List of options for beverages that could be sold in vending machines

[removed] Studies showing a connection between higher consumption of soft drinks and health problems

[removed] Testimony from various people who drink soft drinks regularly and are healthy


 

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