AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 40

Questions 1-11 refer to the following information.

The following excerpt is from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s "Politics and Warfare," which appears in The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture(1911).

1. The author's main purpose in the passage is to

2. In paragraph 2, the author maintains that men support their position on equality for women based upon which of the following approaches?

3. Using textual clues, one can conclude that "androcentric" most probably means

4. In addition to indicating a direct quotation, the author uses quotation marks to indicate

5. In paragraph 4, "increasingly injurious as society progresses" is reinforced by all of the following except :

6. According to the author, men view the primary purpose of government to be

7. The argument shifts from a discussion of warfare to a discussion of politics in the first lines of which of the following paragraphs?

8. The tone of the passage is best described as

9. The style of the passage can best be described as

10. To present her argument, Gilman primarily uses which of the following rhetorical strategies (techniques/modes of discourse)?

11. "It," as used in paragraphs 4, 5, and 6, only refers to