TAILIEUCHUNG - READING TEST 35 Minutes — 40 Questions

Directions: This test contains four passages, each followed by several questions. After reading a passage, select the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. You are allowed to refer to the passages as often as you wish. | READING TEST 35 Minutes 40 Questions Directions This test contains four passages each followed by several questions. After reading a passage select the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. You are allowed to refer to the passages as often as you wish. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Passage 1 It was late afternoon and the shadows were slanting swiftly eastward when George Webber came to his senses somewhere in the wilds of the upper Bronx. How he got there he never knew. All he could remember was that suddenly he felt hungry and stopped and looked about him and realized where he was. His dazed look gave way to one of amazement and incredulity and his mouth began to stretch into a broad grin. In his hand he still held the rectangular slip of crisp yellow paper and slowly he smoothed out the wrinkles and examined it carefully. It was a check for five hundred dollars. His book had been accepted and this was an advance against his royalties. So he was happier than he had ever been in all his life. Fame at last was knocking at his door and wooing him with her sweet blandishments and he lived in a kind of glorious delirium. The next weeks and months were filled with the excitement of the impending event. The book would not be published till the fall but meanwhile there was much work to do. Foxhall Edwards had made some suggestions for cutting and revising the manuscript and although George at first objected he surprised himself in the end by agreeing with Edwards and he undertook to do what Edwards wanted. George had called his novel Home to Our Mountains and in it he had packed everything he knew about his home town in Old Catawba and the people there. He had distilled every line of it out of his own experience of life. And now that the issue was decided he sometimes trembled when he thought that it would only be a matter of months before the whole world knew what he had written. He loathed the thought of giving pain to anyone and .

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