TAILIEUCHUNG - ENGLISH TEST 23 Minutes — 38 Questions

Directions: In the following three passages, certain words and phrases have been underlined and numbered. You will find alternatives for each underlined portion in the right-hand column. Select the one that best expresses the idea, that makes the statement acceptable in standard written English, or that is phrased most consistently with the style and tone of the entire passage. | 1 1 ENGLISH TEST 23 Minutes 38 Questions Directions In the following three passages certain words and phrases have been underlined and numbered. You will find alternatives for each underlined portion in the right-hand column. Select the one that best expresses the idea that makes the statement acceptable in standard written English or that is phrased most consistently with the style and tone of the entire passage. If you feel that the original version is best select NO CHANGE. You will also find questions asking about a section of the passage or about the entire passage. For these questions decide which choice gives the most appropriate response to the given question. For each question in the test select the best choice and fill in the corresponding space on the answer sheet. You may wish to read each passage through before you begin to answer the questions associated with it. Most answers cannot be determined without reading several sentences around the phrases in question. Make sure to read far enough ahead each time you choose an alternative. Passage I Since primitive times societies have had their own 1 legends fictitious stories handed down by tradition 1 and popularly accepted as historical. Even before the development of written language cultures would pass down these popular stories orally. While such tall tales may appear merely whimsical in nature they actually perform a useful function. Other things can be useful as 2 well. Perhaps even more important than their 2 entertainment value and worth is the cohesive role that 3 legends play. They provide the members of a society with a common grounding a story in which we recognize amidst our differences the characteristic quirks that make us members of a particular culture. However in a complex society composed of many cultural groups legends may actually undermine their traditional that is to say unifying role. While a legend 4 may draw together members of one culture it may also alienate that group from .