AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 44

Questions 1-10 refer to the following information.

The following passage is excerpted from Charles Dickens’s Pictures from Italy.

1. The purpose of the passage is to

2. The primary rhetorical strategy used by the author is

3. In developing his purpose, the author uses all of the following rhetorical devices except:

4. Which of the following lines contains an example of paradox?

5. The most probable function of the selected detail which focuses on the murder of the young girl by the old man (20–22) is

6. The abrupt shift caused by a lack of transition between paragraphs 1 and 2 serves to do all of the following except :

7. What can be inferred from the following details taken from the passage

— "small distrustful windows" (4)

— "walls of great thickness" (5)

— "enormous overhanging battlements" (8)

— "secret passage" (29)

8. Lines 11–22 contain examples of which of the following rhetorical device?

9. If one were building a house of horrors, which of the following would be best suitable as a model or inspiration?

10. Which of the following terms has most probably undergone a shift in meaning from Dickens's time to its current usage?