AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 52

Questions 1-9 refer to the following information.

The following passage is from Lucy Stone, "A Disappointed Woman," a speech she gave to the national women’s rights convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, in October, 1855.

1. The tone of the passage can best be described as

2. A major hypothesis presented by the speaker is that

3. What can the reader infer based upon the sentence found in the middle of paragraph 1 that begins with "I was disappointed …" and ending with "and the housekeeper"?

4. The theme of the passage is best expressed in

5. Stone develops her speech using all of the following except:

6. In light of the passage, how can the following sentence near the end of the first paragraph best be characterized? "It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer."

7. Based on a careful reading of the passage, one can assume that the speaker

8. In the sentence beginning with "Wendell Phillips says …" in the middle of paragraph 2, Lucy Stone develops her point using

9. The speaker's purpose is most probably to