1 Recent surveys reveal that the average daily television use per household is

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_____ 1. Recent surveys reveal that the average daily television use per household is seven hours. _____ 2. Our neighbor, the dentist, just got a new license plate for his car; it reads “DR-DKAY.” _____ 3. People convicted of drunk driving should automatically lose their licenses and get jail terms. _____ 4. Angora sweaters are made from the long, silky hair of Angora goats or rabbits. _____ 5. The old Mary Tyler Moore Show, featuring a cast of likable characters with real and endearing human qualities, should be honored as the best show in the history of television. _____ 6. When the robot was buried, its owner wrote on its gravestone, “Rust in piece.” B. Each of the following passages illustrates one of the tones named in the box below. In each space provided, write the letter of the tone that applies to the passage. Two tone choices will be left over. _____ 7. Barbie is an airhead. She is the material girl par excellence, the original mall rat. Introduced by Mattel at the Toy Fair in New York in 1959 as “The Barbie Doll: A Shapely Teenage Fashion Model,” the long-limbed, 11 1 / 2 - inch-tall clotheshorse has no soul and barely a personality but has been the most successful doll in history. Like a handful of other famous women who need only a first name—Madonna, Jackie, Cher—Barbie has been at the vanguard of fashion for years. But unlike her human counterparts, she is a perpetually pubescent girl instead of a woman, and the only things on her mind are what she wears and the turning of Ken’s vinyl head. _____ 8. People think I have it so easy because my parents still support me. What they don’t realize is that sure, I’d like to have a job. But nothing ever works out for me. I worked for a while at a restaurant, but they insisted on putting me on the breakfast shift. Face it, I’m a night owl, and getting up in time to 111 T EN S TEPS TO A DVANCING C OLLEGE R EADING S KILLS PURPOSE AND TONE: Test A Name _________________________________ Section _______________ Date ____________ SCORE: (Number correct) × 10 = _________% Copyright © 2010 by Townsend Press. Permission to copy this test is granted to teachers using Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills as a class text. (Continues on next page) A . angry and impassioned B . compassionate and caring C . egotistical D . apologetic and confused E . critical but amused F . objective
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work early in the day is just impossible for me. I want a job like my friend Alice, who wears nice suits and carries a briefcase to work. I’ve applied for a couple of jobs like hers, but the people who interview me say I’m not qualified. So what am I supposed to do? Until I’m offered a job that is worth my time, I’m not going to lower myself to accept something that’s beneath me. _____ 9. Mascara, eye shadow, and eyeliner may be part of every modern woman’s makeup kit. But it was the ancient Egyptians who first thought of adorning the eyes with artificial cosmetics. Writings and pictures from more than 6,000 years ago demonstrate their interest in decorating the eyes. Ancient recipes survive for the Egyptians’ favorite green eye shadows, created from powdered copper ore. Many Egyptian writings mention kohl, a black paste used to darken the lashes and eyebrows and to line the eyes. Fashionable
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