AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 41

Questions 1-10 refer to the following information.

The speech is "On the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr." by Robert F. Kennedy.

1. The primary purpose of RFK's speech is most probably to

2. Which of the following paragraphs does not contain examples of parallel structure?

3. Paragraph 5 contains an example of

4. The tone of the speech can best be described as

5. To keep his speech from leading to violence, RFK makes use of which of the following?

I. constantly repeating King's name and his desire for unity between races

II. an ethical appeal based on the power of religion

III. emphasizing a common bond to show the connection between himself and his audience

6. All of the following paragraphs give support to the inference that RFK expected violence to follow the assassination except :

7. RFK most probably chose to refer to the Greeks in paragraph 11 for all of the following reasons except :

8. Paragraphs 7 and 8 are constructed around which of the following rhetorical strategies?

9. The quotation given in paragraph 6 can best be restated as

10. All of the following are effects of the repetition in paragraphs 11 and 12, except that it