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What is the author's purpose in using the underlined phrase?
Which sentence from the first paragraph BEST describes the main idea of the text?
Which line from the text MOST STRONGLY indicates that students from Overton areunwilling to go to a school with the name of their rivals?
Directions: Read the passage below and answer the question(s) that follow.Your Turn Now
You have the power to make positive changes that will make the world a better place for1you and your descendants. Affecting social, economic, and political policies, you canpermanently transform the hearts and minds of the older generation. You can leave alegacy of peace, justice, and hope. When reflecting on your life's accomplishments, youwill know that you made a difference and that your life mattered.Overwhelmed with school and careers, many young people often believe that their life2activities are an impediment to civic involvement. While it may appear that young adultsdo not have the means or time to significantly affect change, everyone can engage atsome level in acts of civic responsibility. A vital obligation is to make your voice knownby getting involved in every election, and if you are eligible to vote, do so. If you are notyet eligible, you can help educate legislators and the public on important issues. Youcan join a campaign, make phone calls, or post meaningful information on social media.You can talk to your friends and family about the issues. Past generations have left theirmark. It is your turn now.Take a look at the history of change in the United States and the impact that young3activists have had on public policy, and you will begin to understand that you can makea difference. Historically, it has been young people who have led the change andcreated an environment for progress, especially those advancements affecting publicpolicy and voting rights. An examination of the activists of the 1960s presentscompelling examples.

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