28. After presenting the incident of the visiting cards, the speaker employs the rest of the passage by employing:
Wrong answer: B. A series of Euphemisms
Right answer: D. Two extended metaphors.
Vocabulary mistake. In an euphemism, a harsh truth is softened with words yet the author does not attempt to disguise of lessen the harsh reality but instead expresses it in a more “abstract” way fitting of a metaphor.
30. One can infer from the passage all the following EXCEPT: Wrong answer: B. The speaker considered himself superior to his African American peers. Right answer: A. The speaker considered himself inferior to his white peers.
I believe my mistake resides in not reading the question properly and attempting to look for the statement that COULD be inferred from the passage. My answer is wrong because the speaker admits his position was better compared to that of other black boys: “With other black
boys, the strife was not so fiercely sunny: their youth shrunk into tasteless sycophancy, or into silent hatred for the pale world about them and mocking distrust of everything white…” .
Meanwhile, he never states that he considered himself inferior to his white peers, instead, he would seek to surpass them in the future through his own merits.
31. The speaker’s contempt wanes and is replaced by: Wrong answer: D. A spirit of revenge
Right answer: A. Commitment to become a famous professional
This can be seen in the line: “But they would not keep these prizes, I said; some, all I would wrest for them. Just how I would do it I could never decide: by reading law, by healing the sick, by telling the wonderful tales that swam from my head…” my mistake was probably given due to focusing on the earlier part of the line.
37. The speaker substantiates his idea with:
Wrong answer: A. Clever anecdotes
Right answer: E. Appeal to authority
40. The author relies principally in which rhetorical strategy? ...
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