AP English Literature and Composition Practice Test 14

Questions 1-15 refer to the following information.

The sun (for he keeps very good hours at this
time of the year) had been some time retired
to rest when Sophia arose greatly refreshed by
her sleep, which, short as it was, nothing but
05her extreme fatigue could have occasioned;
for though she had told her maid and, perhaps
herself too that she was perfectly easy when she
left Upton, yet it is certain her mind was a little
affected with that malady which is attended
10with all the restless symptoms of a fever and is,
perhaps, the very distemper which physicians
mean (if they mean anything) by the fever of
the spirits.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick likewise left her bed at the
15same time and, having summoned her maid,
immediately dressed herself. She was really
a very pretty woman and, had she been in
any other company but that of Sophia, might
have been thought beautiful, but when Mrs.
20Honour of her own accord attended (for her
mistress would not suffer her to be waked)
and had equipped our heroine, the charms
of Mrs. Fitzpatrick, who had performed the
office of the morning star and had preceded
25greater glories, shared the fate of that star and
were totally eclipsed the moment those glories
shone forth.
Perhaps Sophia never looked more beautiful
than she did at this instant. We ought not
30therefore to condemn the maid of the inn
for her hyperbole, who when she descended
after having lighted a fire declared, and ratified
it with an oath, that if ever there was an
angel upon the earth, she was now above-
35stairs.
Sophia had acquainted her cousin with her
design to go to London, and Mrs. Fitzpatrick
had agreed to accompany her; for the arrival
of her husband at Upton had put an end to her
40design of going to Bath or to her aunt Western.
They had therefore no sooner finished their
tea than Sophia proposed to set out, the moon
then shining extremely bright, and as for the
frost, she defied it; nor had she any of those
45apprehensions which many young ladies
would have felt at travelling by night, for she
had, as we have before observed, some little
degree of natural courage, and this her present
sensations, which bordered somewhat on
50despair, greatly increased. Besides, as she had
already travelled twice with safety by the light
of the moon, she was the better emboldened
to trust it a third time.
The disposition of Mrs. Fitzpatrick was
55more timorous; for though the greater terrors
had conquered the less, and the presence of
her husband had driven her away at so unseasonable
an hour from Upton, yet being now
arrived at a place where she thought herself
60safe from his pursuit, these lesser terrors of I
know not what operated so strongly that she
earnestly entreated her cousin to stay till the
next morning and not expose herself to the
dangers of travelling by night.
65Sophia, who was yielding to an excess, when
she could neither laugh nor reason her cousin
out of the apprehensions, at last gave way to
them. Perhaps, indeed, had she known of her
father's arrival in Upton, it might have been
70more difficult to have persuaded her, for as to
Jones, she had, I am afraid, no greater horror at
the thoughts of being overtaken by him; nay, to
confess the truth, I believe she rather wished
than feared it, though I might honestly enough
75have concealed this wish from the reader, as
it was one of those secret, spontaneous emotions
of the soul to which the reason is often a
stranger.
When our young ladies had determined to
80remain all that evening in their inn, they were
attended by the landlady, who desired to know
what their ladyships would be pleased to eat.
Such charms were there in the voice, in the manner,
and in the affable deportment of Sophia
85that she ravished the landlady to the highest
degree, and that good woman, concluding that
she had attended Jenny Cameron,1 became in a
moment a staunch Jacobite and wished heartily
well to the Young Pretender's cause from the
90great sweetness and affability with which she
had been treated by his supposed mistress.

1 The legendary mistress of Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie, who led the Jacobite rebellion against England in 1745 and pretended to (i.e., claimed) Great Britain's throne

1. The opening paragraph suggests that this passage was most probably preceded by

2. The narrator's parenthetical remark, "if they mean anything," (line 12) can best be described as a comment on

3. In lines 20–21, "her mistress would not suffer her to be waked" is meant to suggest that

4. In line 22, "equipped" might best be interpreted to mean

5. By stating that Sophia's malady was distinguished by "restless symptoms of a fever" and a mind that was "a little affected" (lines 8–10), the narrator lays the groundwork for Sophia's subsequent

6. The primary effect of the imagery and figures of speech in lines 15–35 is to

7. In lines 55–56, the reference to "greater" terrors and "less" terrors serves chiefly to show that Mrs. Fitzpatrick

8. The structure of the sentence (lines 54–64) does all of the following EXCEPT

9. The description of Sophia in lines 64–68 has the primary effect of

10. Lines 65–78 of the passage indicate that the speaker believes which of the following to be true of Sophia?

11. During their visit to the inn, Sophia and Mrs. Fitzpatrick's state of mind can best be characterized by their

12. In line 85, "ravished" is best interpreted to mean

13. The narrator's allusions to Jenny Cameron and the Young Pretender (lines 86–89) serve primarily to

14. The function of the narrator of the passage can best be described as

15. The main concern of the passage is