AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 8

Questions 1-11 refer to the following information.

1. The reader can infer from the first paragraph that some critics have

2. In context, "poesy" (line 14) most nearly means

3. The meaning of the phrase magn? virtutes nec minora vitia (lines 13-14)

4. In the second paragraph, the author

5. The author modifies the strict parallelism of "it is vigorous, but rugged; it is learned, but pedantick; it is deep, but obscure; it strikes, but does not please; it commands, but does not allure; his tropes are harsh, and his combinations uncouth" (lines 16-20) to

6. According to the author, Browne lived at a time of significant

7. In lines 27-36 ("Browne, though he gave less disturbance … in the place of joints"), the author classifies Browne's diction in a manner that proceeds from

8. The author posits that Browne's unusual diction can be tied to his desire

9. According to the author, Browne's style is marked by

10. Which of the following best summarizes the passage?

11. The author's tone in this passage is best described as