Best Sentence Variety Using Laurel Springs High S

Best Sentence Variety Using Laurel Springs High S

Best Sentence Variety Using Laurel Springs High S

1.

(LC)

Which pair correctly uses a hyphen? (5 points)

2.

(LC)

Which trio correctly uses a hyphen? (5 points)

Chocolate-covered peanuts

Extremely-overworked employee

Friendly-little puppy

Successful-popular author

3.

(MC)

Read the sentences below and answer the following question:

I would be able to attend the party. I could only arrive after the meal.

Which sentence below provides the best sentence variety using subordination? (5 points)

After the meal service, I will arrive because I am attending the party.

I would be able to attend the party but only after the meal was served.

I would be arriving after the meal was served but was coming nonetheless.

While I would be able to attend the party, I could only arrive after the meal.

4.

(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? (5 points)

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

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

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

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

5.

(LC)

The purpose of the Federalist Papers was to express concern about the
weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation, the document that outlined
the first government of the United States of America. Alexander
Hamilton, among others, wrote the Federalist Papers to persuade doubtful
New Yorkers to vote in favor of the stronger federal government
proposed in the United States Constitution.

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1

General Introduction

For the Independent Journal

Author: Alexander Hamilton

To the People of the State of New York:

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting
federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new
Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its
own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the
existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it
is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting
in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to
have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and
example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are
really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection
and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their
political constitutions on accident and force.
If there be any
truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with
propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made;
and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve
to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution
will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious
interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes
which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence
of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the
perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to
aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will
flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the
subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from
its union under one government.

Based on this sentence from the first paragraph, why does Hamilton
think it is important for the United States to be successful? (5 points)

It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been
reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to
decide the important question, whether societies of men are really
capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and
choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their
political constitutions on accident and force.

Its success will give more power to other rulers around the world.

Without the United States, governments around the world will fall apart.

Its success will show that it is possible for people to make their own government.

Without the United States, people will have no reason to behave civilly.

6.

(LC)

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1

General Introduction

For the Independent Journal

Author: Alexander Hamilton

To the People of the State of New York:

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting
federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new
Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its
own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the
existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it
is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting
in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have
been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and
example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are
really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection
and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their
political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in
the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be
regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong
election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be
considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution
will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious
interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes
which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence
of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the
perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to
aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will
flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the
subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from
its union under one government.

According to Hamilton’s writing in the second paragraph, what is one reason the new Constitution would be opposed? (5 points)

People are interested in everyone being granted equal status.

The proposed changes would make it difficult to understand.

Individuals who hold positions of importance do not want a stronger government.

Too many positions will be open for leaders in the new government.

7.

(LC)

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1

General Introduction

For the Independent Journal

Author: Alexander Hamilton

To the People of the State of New York:

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting
federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new
Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its
own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the
existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it
is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting
in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have
been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and
example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are
really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection
and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their
political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in
the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be
regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong
election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be
considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution
will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious
interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes
which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence
of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the
perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to
aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will
flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the
subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from
its union under one government.

Which phrase from the excerpt shows that Hamilton thinks other
governments are closely watching the formation of government in the
United States? (5 points)

… The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION …

…the
safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an
empire in many respects the most interesting in the world…

AFTER
an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal
government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution…

Among
the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will
have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a
certain class of men in every State…

8.

(HC)

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1

General Introduction

For the Independent Journal

Author: Alexander Hamilton

It is not, however, my design to dwell upon observations of this
nature. I am well aware that it would be disingenuous to resolve
indiscriminately the opposition of any set of men (merely because their
situations might subject them to suspicion) into interested or ambitious
views. Candor will oblige us to admit that even such men may be
actuated by upright intentions; and it cannot be doubted that much of
the opposition which has made its appearance, or may hereafter make its
appearance, will spring from sources, blameless at least, if not
respectable—the honest errors of minds led astray by preconceived
jealousies and fears. So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes
which serve to give a false bias to the judgment, that we, upon many
occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right
side of questions of the first magnitude to society. This circumstance,
if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who
are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any
controversy. And a further reason for caution, in this respect, might be
drawn from the reflection that we are not always sure that those who
advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their
antagonists. Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition,
and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate
as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a
question. Were there not even these inducements to moderation, nothing
could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all
times, characterized political parties. For in politics, as in religion,
it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword.
Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Which statement correctly states the purpose of this excerpt? (5 points)

To call out those who have impeded the process of reform

To create distance between the author and those who are personally ambitious

To name the historical desires that influence powerful men

To set a productive tone for the process of constitutional reform

9.

(MC)

Lauren has found the following information during the research process for her informative paper:

  • A map of lightning strikes in three neighboring states over the last 5 years
  • A scientific description of the conditions in which lightning develops
  • An eye-witness account of a lightning strike
  • A detailed account of a day in the life of a storm chaser

What is the most useful next step in the writing process for Lauren? (5 points)

Conduct her own study of nearby lightning strikes.

Develop an organizational plan for these details.

Determine how these sources relate to one another.

Write an introduction and conclusion for her paper.

10.

(MC)

Which of the following would be most reliable source for a research paper explaining the causes for whale and dolphin strandings during the summer? (5 points)

A published article written by a person who worked on a fishing vessel for 20 years

A newspaper editorial discussing the consequences of ocean pollution for wildlife

An article from Scientific American magazine explaining new findings from recent studies

An interview with a person who saw whales stranding themselves on a local beach

11.

(LC)

Read these two sentences:

  • The city’s budget for youth-related projects has increased this year.
  • We have hopes that the new sports complex will be funded, finally.

Which transition word correctly links the two sentences? (5 points)

Consequently

However

In contrast

Whereas

12.

(MC)

A student is concluding an essay comparing the character flaws of two characters in two different novels. Which of the following would best conclude that comparison? (5 points)

These characters are both quite interesting when you think about it.

These characters, though damaged, find a way to gain forgiveness.

These characters have much more in common than one would think.

These characters are worth studying in some detail.

13.

(MC)

A student completing research for a project enters the following search terms:

German shepherds AND rescue OR service

Which of the following best describes the likely results of this search? (5 points)

Sources that reference both rescue and service and include German shepherds

Sources that reference both rescue and German shepherds but not service

Sources that reference German shepherds and either rescue or service

Sources that reference German shepherds and rescue but not service

14.

(MC)

A student completing research for a project enters the following search terms:

Drugs AND prescription AND cost

Which of the following best describes the likely results of this search? (5 points)

Sources that reference all three terms

Sources that reference either of the three terms

Sources that reference drugs and either prescription or cost

Sources that reference the first two terms but not the third

15.

(MC)

Which source would provide credible information about early efforts to stop elephant poaching? (5 points)

A recent news article in National Geographic magazine

A YouTube video interview with a park ranger in Kenya

A book published in 1970 by a soldier trained to protect elephants

An editorial article on nationalparkstraveler.com

16.

(MC)

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1

General Introduction

For the Independent Journal

Author: Alexander Hamilton

This idea will add the inducements of philanthropy to those of
patriotism, to heighten the solicitude which all considerate and good
men must feel for the event. Happy will it be if our choice should be
directed by a judicious estimate of our true interests, unperplexed and
unbiased by considerations not connected with the public good. But this
is a thing more ardently to be wished than seriously to be expected. The
plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular
interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in
its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits
, and of views, passions and prejudices little favorable to the discovery of truth.

Which of the following statements supports the idea presented in this quote from the excerpt? (5 points)

The plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular
interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve
in its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits…

Hamilton feared the focus on regional interests would undermine the process of honest reform.

Hamilton would have replaced all those who participated in the first reform efforts if he could have.

Hamilton wanted to undermine the actors in the reform process, despite their good intentions.

Those involved in past reform efforts were completely motivated by personal gain.

17.

(MC)

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1

General Introduction

For the Independent Journal

Author: Alexander Hamilton

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting
federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new
Constitution for the United States of America. The subject
speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing
less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the
parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects
the most interesting in the world
. It has been frequently
remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this
country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question,
whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good
government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever
destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and
force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are
arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision
is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in
this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of
mankind.

Which of the following statements supports the idea presented in this quote from the excerpt? (5 points)

The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its
consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety
and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire
in many respects the most interesting in the world.

Hamilton feared the unity of the country was at stake during the process to write the new Constitution.

Hamilton took a worldly view of the processes of writing the new Constitution.

Members of the committee to write the new Constitution should be concerned about how the world viewed them.

The union of the new America was an issue the entire world cared about during the country’s development.

18.

(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? (5 points)

He helped organize a mail campaign for the military.

He tried to send something through the mail illegally.

He tried to encourage men to sign up for enlistment.

He tried to join the United States Navy.

19.

(LC)

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

The document in question upon its first printed side recited the
first section of the Thirteenth Amendment, said that the idea embodied
in it was violated by the conscription act and that a conscript is
little better than a convict. In impassioned language it intimated that
conscription was despotism in its worst form and a monstrous wrong
against humanity in the interest of Wall Street’s chosen few. It said,
‘Do not submit to intimidation,’ but in form at least confined itself to
peaceful measures such as a petition for the repeal of the act. The
other and later printed side of the sheet was headed ‘Assert Your
Rights.’ It stated reasons for alleging that any one violated the
Constitution when he refused to recognize ‘your right to assert your
opposition to the draft,’ and went on, ‘If you do not assert and support
your rights, you are helping to deny or disparage rights which it is
the solemn duty of all citizens and residents of the United States to
retain.’ It described the arguments on the other side as coming from
cunning politicians and a mercenary capitalist press, and even silent
consent to the conscription law as helping to support an infamous
conspiracy.

Which of the following is a statement supported by the protest document? (5 points)

Deny or disparage rights

Support an infamous conspiracy

Silently consent to the conscription

Do not submit to intimidation

20.

(LC)

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

The document in question upon its first printed side recited the
first section of the Thirteenth Amendment, said that the idea embodied
in it was violated by the conscription act and that a conscript is
little better than a convict. In impassioned language it intimated that
conscription was despotism in its worst form and a monstrous wrong
against humanity in the interest of Wall Street’s chosen few. It said,
‘Do not submit to intimidation,’ but in form at least confined itself to
peaceful measures such as a petition for the repeal of the act. The
other and later printed side of the sheet was headed ‘Assert Your
Rights.’ It stated reasons for alleging that any one violated the
Constitution when he refused to recognize ‘your right to assert your
opposition to the draft,’ and went on, ‘If you do not assert and support
your rights, you are helping to deny or disparage rights which it is
the solemn duty of all citizens and residents of the United States to
retain.’ It described the arguments on the other side as coming from
cunning politicians and a mercenary capitalist press, and even silent
consent to the conscription law as helping to support an infamous
conspiracy.

According to the protest document, what violates the Constitution? (5 points)

Failure to consent to conscription

Confining oneself to peaceful measures

Petitioning for a repeal of the conscription act

Failure to assert and support your rights