AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 53

Questions 1-10 refer to the following information.

The following excerpt is from a review and discussion by Christopher Jencks of American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare, written by Jason DeParle and published by Viking/Penguin in 2005. The review appeared in the December 15, 2005, edition of The New York Review of Books.

1. The essence of the argument presented in this passage can be found in lines

2. The organizational pattern of the passage is

3. The reader may infer from lines 35–38 that the writer

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

5. Which of the given footnotes is a primary source?

6. A critical reader of this passage should ask all of the following questions about footnote 7 except:

7. Another effective means of presenting the statistical material found in this passage would most probably be a(n)

8. The footnote that most likely reflects a specific bias is found in

9. In lines 35–38, the author's bias/agenda is most clearly evidenced through

10. Based on a careful reading of footnote 5, the reader can correctly assume that Winship and Jencks are