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Language Arts 11 B Unit Test Review

Use the following definitions to answer the question.

conscience:
1. (noun) the sense of right and wrong
2. (noun) inner thoughts

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conscious:
1. (adjective) aware
2. (noun) area of the mind aware of surroundings

Which sentence contains correct word usage?

RIGHT I was not conscious after my head hit the ground.
Read the excerpt from Brown v. Board of Education.

Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

Why does the Supreme Court conclude that the plaintiffs have been denied their rights?

RIGHT Segregation is inherently unequal and unfair.
Use the following definitions to answer the question.

emit:
1. (verb) to produce, to voice

omit:
1. (verb) to leave something out, to forget

Which sentence contains correct word usage?

RIGHT The teacher will omit the lowest score in order to increase the averages.
Look at the advertisement.
(MILK AD)

Which persuasive media technique is used in this advertisement?

RIGHT association
Read the excerpt from Brown v. Board of Education.

[T]here are findings below that the Negro and white schools involved have been equalized, or are being equalized, with respect to buildings, curricula, qualifications and salaries of teachers, and other “tangible” factors.

The Supreme Court is most likely interested in these findings because it hopes to determine whether

RIGHT separate systems of education can be equal.
Which strategy is the best way to improve the written expression in a redundant sentence?
RIGHT Remove unnecessary repetition.
Which of the following sentences is written correctly?
RIGHT The drum major performed badly because she forgot the routine.
Read the excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work.

What is the author’s purpose for including this sentence?

RIGHT to undermine the significance of his critics’ letter
Which of the following is the most effective thesis statement?
RIGHT The Department of Education’s literacy advertising campaign uses several persuasive techniques to persuade a broad audience that strong reading skills are beneficial.
The speaker in “The Weary Blues” is most likely
RIGHT an audience member at a blues show.
What are the plaintiffs seeking for their children in Brown v. Board of Education?
RIGHT admission to public schools
Cory is responding to the writing prompt below.

Examine a Department of Education advertising campaign that promotes literacy. Analyze the campaign to discover the target audience and the advertising techniques used. Then evaluate the effectiveness of these advertising techniques. Write a formal essay in which you explain how the advertising campaign effectively promotes literacy to a range of audiences.

Which is the best main topic for his response essay?

RIGHT an analysis of the impact of the advertising campaign
Read the following writing prompt.

Examine a Department of Education advertising campaign that promotes literacy. Analyze the campaign to discover the target audience and the advertising techniques used. Then evaluate the effectiveness of these advertising techniques. Write a formal essay in which you explain how the advertising campaign effectively promotes literacy to a range of audiences.

Now, review the prompt for hints about the audience. Who will read your writing?

RIGHT a general audience
Read the excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust in its application.

How does King support this claim?

RIGHT by describing a law about parade permits
Read the passage from Etiquette, by Emily Post.

New York’s bad manners are often condemned and often very deservedly. Even though the cause is carelessness rather than intentional indifference, the indifference is no less actual and the rudeness inexcusable.

What is the closest meaning of the underlined phrase as it used in the excerpt?

RIGHT justifiably criticized