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  1. 1."[T]hey continued arguing over matters like that for six months, until my sister and her husband left to harvest sugar beets in Idaho. It was grueling work up there, and wages were pitiful, but when the call came through camp for workers to alleviate the wartime labor shortage, it sounded better than their life at Manzanar. They knew they'd have, if nothing else, a room, perhaps a cabin of their own."
    (Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, Farewell to Manzanar)
    (a) eliminate
    (b) increase
    (c) lessen
    (d) assist
    1. 2. "The streets were deserted, the doors bolted. The dogs were the only ones to scent the stranger's breath; they began to bark from within the courtyards. The peasants in this region are wild and misanthropic, suspicious of strangers. I hesitated at every door, extended my hand, but did not dare to knock."
      (Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco)
      (a) fearful, terrified
      (b) marked by respect and concern for others
      (c) disobedient, unlawful
      (d) marked by a hatred or mistrust of people
    2. 3. "An Indian household may have a dining room with table and chairs, but when the family relaxes during the hot afternoon, parents and children sit together on the floor. The driver of a three-wheeled motor scooter in Delhi has to sit on a seat, but instead of doing so in a western manner he squats cross-legged, his feet on the bench instead of on the floor (precariously to my eyes, comfortably to his)."
      (Witold Rybczynski, Home: A Short History of an Idea)
      (a) in a painful or uncomfortable manner
      (b) in an insecure or unstable manner
      (c) in a humorous or comical manner
      (d) in a dangerous or illegal manner
    1. 4. "I awoke with a violent, shuddering start, so abruptly that I felt the sudden ache behind the eyeballs one experiences after bolting an ice-cream soda or ascending too recklessly from the ocean floor."
      (S. J. Perelman, "I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been, a Matrix of Lean Meat")
      (a) eating or drinking very quickly
      (b) refusing to eat or drink
      (c) making or putting together
      (d) spilling or knocking over
      1. 5."At the Commissioners' Party, an enormous gala at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the league owners were penned in a corner apart from the crowd and were guarded by wiry tough guys with walkie talkies. One tough guy had collared a small, tan man withluminous white hair who was headed into the pen."
        (Susan Orlean, "Super-Duper")
        (a) extremely long
        (b) stringy or knotted in braids
        (c) balding or patchy
        (d) glowing or brightly lit
      2. 6."Then he saw the eagles across the distance, two of them, riding low in the depths and rising diagonally toward him. He did not know what they were at first, and he stood watching them, their far, silent flight erratic and wild in the bright morning."
        (N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn)
        (a) melodramatic, unbelievable
        (b) irregular, unpredictable
        (c) distant, almost out of sight
        (d) regular, predictable
      3. 7."'These tomatoes come from a remote corner of Afghanistan,' Derryck Brooks-Smith is saying to some hapless client. 'They will send you into ecstasy.' She is young and appears to believe him, but she may be in ecstasy already."
        (John McPhee, "Giving Good Weight")
        (a) hungry, in need of nourishment
        (b) innocent or unsuspecting
        (c) unlucky or unfortunate
        (d) uninterested or unconcerned
      4. 8."Fasting is an act of homage to the majesty of appetite. So I think we should arrange to give up our pleasures regularly--our food, our friends, our lovers--in order to preserve their intensity, and the moment of coming back to them. For this is the moment that renews and refreshes both oneself and the thing one loves."
        (Laurie Lee, "Appetite")
        (a) dishonor or disrespect
        (b) honor or respect
        (c) pardon or forgiveness
        (d) foolishness or irresponsibility
      5. 9."New York City is the most fatally fascinating thing in America. She sits like a great witch at the gate of the country, showing her alluring white face and hiding her crooked hands and feet under the folds of her wide garments--constantly enticing thousands from far within, and tempting those who come from across the seas to go no farther. And all these become the victims of her caprice."
        (James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man)
        (a) seductive, mysteriously attractive
        (b) unpleasantly or shockingly vivid
        (c) repellent, repulsive
        (d) artificial, insincere
      6. 10."The rich man believes he possesses his big house with its many rooms and its elaborate furniture, his pictures and expensive clothes, his horses and his servants and his bank accounts. He does not. He depends on them, he worries about them, he spends most of his life's energy looking after them; the thought of losing them makes him sick with anxiety. They possess him. He is their slave. In order to procure a quantity of false, perishable goods he has sold the only true, lasting good, his own independence."
        (Gilbert Highet, "Diogenes and Alexander")
        (a) get, obtain
        (b) sell, make a profit
        (c) give back, return
        (d) protect, safeguard
      7. XXXX
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        1. 1. (c) lessen
        2. 2. (d) marked by a hatred or mistrust of people
        3. 3. (b) in an insecure or unstable manner
        4. 4. (a) eating or drinking very quickly
        5. 5. (d) glowing or brightly lit
        6. 6. (b) irregular, unpredictable
        7. 7. (c) unlucky or unfortunate
        8. 8. (b) honor or respect
        9. 9. (a) seductive, mysteriously attractive
        10. 10. (a) get, obtain
      8. XXXX

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