AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 46

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Question 12 questions

Time 13 minutes

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Questions 1-12 refer to the following information.

The passage is taken from an article by E. J. Graff titled "What Makes a Family?" that appears in What is Marriage For?published by Beacon Press, Boston, in 1999.

1. The thesis of the entire passage can be found in line(s)

2. The purpose of the first paragraph is to

3. Footnote 4 is an example of a(n)

4. The opening sentence of the passage is an example of a(n)

5. The primary rhetorical technique employed by the author to develop this passage is

6. The tone of the passage can most accurately be described as

7. According to the passage, today's modern family most resembles that found in

8. Lines 32–33 ("historians . . . universally") can be read as a reinforcement of a concept expressed in lines

9. Footnote 6 does all of the following, except :

10. The author's anticipation of readers' questions is demonstrated by her use of

11. An ambiguous piece of information is found in which of the following footnotes?

12. Which of the following was not critical in the evolution of the historical definition of family?