OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER
On a bad day, have you ever been irritable? Have you ever used a harsh tone or even been verbally
disrespectful to your parents or teachers? Everyone has a short temper from time to time, but current
statistics indicate that
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month is unnecessary. In a place and time in which we overwhelmingly elected an
African-American president, we can and should move to a post-racial approach to education. As
Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley wro
DISCUSSION OF NATIVE SPEAKER
Chang-Rae Lee's award-winning debut novel "Native Speaker" is about Henry Park, a KoreanAmerican individual who struggles to find his place as an immigrant in a suburb of New York City.
This novel addresses the notion that as
EARLY POLITICAL PARTIES
The United States has always been a pluralistic society, meaning it has embraced many points of
view and many groups with different identities from its beginning. That is not to say that these
groups always saw eye to eye. The firs
For most women, the onset of menopause, the period of life when they no longer
experience menstrual periods, is gradual. Perimenopause is the time leading up to
menopause, an interval when menopause-related changes begin to be noticed. This
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks support a wide diversity of animal
species, reflecting the range in elevation, climate, and habitat variety there. Over
260 native vertebrate species are in the parks; numerous additional species may b
It is tempting to think that your eyes are simply mirrors that reflect whatever is in front of them.
Researchers, however, have shown that your brain is constantly working to create the impression of a
continuous, uninterrupted world.
The entire passage makes the argument that Black History Month should be
abolished, offering various reasons why this is the best course of action, as in
answer choice B. Each of the other answer choices offers a method of changing or
Grapes are one of the oldest cultivated fruits. Hieroglyphics show that Egyptians were involved in
grape and wine production. Also, the early Romans were known to have developed many grape
Grapes have been grown in California
This passage explores numerous facets of ODD and is meant to inform the reader
about this psychological condition. Choice C is the best choice. Although parental
frustration is noted, it is not the primary focus, making option A incorr
In the 16th century, an age of great marine and terrestrial exploration, Ferdinand Magellan led the
first expedition to sail around the world. As a young Portuguese noble, he served the king of
Portugal, but he became involved in t
The Trojan War is one of the most famous wars in history. It is well known for the 10-year duration,
for the heroism of a number of legendary characters, and for the Trojan horse. What may not be
familiar, however, is the story of how the war b
Spain and England Conflict
Conflict had existed between Spain and England since the 1570s. England wanted a share of the
wealth that Spain had been taking from the lands it had claimed in the Americas.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, encouraged her staunch
"Terrestrial" means land. No choice here offers a synonym for "marine," e.g.
nautical/naval/water/seagoing, and no other choices match either marine or terrestrial.
"Quagmire" means literally a bog or marsh, and figuratively an involved sit
One of the most intriguing stories of the Russian Revolution concerns the identity of Anastasia, the
youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II. During his reign over Russia, the czar had planned to revoke
many of the harsh laws established
King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette
King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette ruled France from 1774 to 1789, a time when the
country was fighting bankruptcy. The royal couple did not let France's insecure financial situation
limit their immoderate
Mount Vesuvius, a volcano located between the ancient Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum,
has received much attention because of its frequent and destructive eruptions. The most famous of
these eruptions occurred in A.D. 79.
The Invention of the Airplane
Many great inventions are initially greeted with ridicule and disbelief. The invention of the airplane
was no exception. Although many people who heard about the first powered flight on December 17,
1903 were excited and impr
Each of the following sentences contains an error of some kind. Read each sentence and select
the option that correctly identifies its error.
1. David was known for belching; and telling inappropriate jokes in public.
Charles A. Lindbergh p- Test
Charles A. Lindbergh is remembered as the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the
Atlantic, in 1927. This feat, performed when Lindbergh was only 25 years old, assured him a lifetime
of fame and public attention.
"Old woman," grumbled the burly white man who had just heard Sojourner Truth speak, "do you
think your talk about slavery does any good? I don't care any more for your talk than I do for the bite
of a flea."
The tall, imposing black woman turne
The first person in the group starts off by naming anything that is geographical. It could be a city,
state, country, river, lake, or any proper geographical term. For example, the person might say,
"Boston." The second
Always read the meter dials from the right to the left. This procedure is much easier, especially if any
of the dial hands are near the zero mark. If the meter has two dials, and one is smaller than the other,
then it is not imperativ
The village of Vestmannaeyjar, in the far northern country of Iceland, is as bright
and clean and up-to-date as any American or Canadian suburb. It is located on the
island of Heimaey, just off the mainland. One January night in 1973, however,