ACT Lesson 9


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  • 1. Multiple-choice
    5 minutes
    1 pt

    There have been many people who have made significant contributions to the field of aviation. These pioneers helped give birth to modern aviation; out of this group, one stands out above all the others. Charles Lindbergh, at the age of twenty-five, piloted the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris in over thirty-three hours.

    The writer is thinking of revising the preceding sentence to read: Charles Lindbergh piloted the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris.

    If this revision was made, the sentence would primarily lose:

    unnecessary details that disrupt the flow of the narrative

    specific details that enrich the narrative

    additional details that make the paragraph confusing

    repetitive information that is given earlier in the narrative

  • 2. Multiple-choice
    5 minutes
    1 pt

    Stuart considered himself a man of mystery and was greatly amused by his own talent as a performer. He looked at his whole life as an act carried out for the benefit of the world around him. He regularly assumed the names of legendary illusionists, registering at hotels as Harry Houdini or Mandrake the Magician.

    The writer is considering deleting the phrase "registering at hotels as Harry Houdini or Mandrake the Magician" (adjusting the punctuation as needed). if the writer were to make this deletion, the sentence would primarily lose:

    an explanation of why Stuart chose to assume these particular names

    an indication of the many different places where Stuart used these names

    details about the way hotel guests react to Stuart's use of pseudonyms

    examples of illusionists whom Stuart considered worthy of emulation

  • 3. Multiple-choice
    5 minutes
    1 pt

    My grandparents' estate has been in our family for generations. When we arrived, the sun was beginning to set, adding an ephemeral quality to the landscape. At the entrance to the home, the last of the daylight bounced off the smooth surface of the front door's dark brown, mahogany frame.

    If the writer were to delete the words smooth, dark brown, and mahogany from the preceding sentence, the paragraph would lose descriptive details that primarily:

    reveal the narrator's emotions upon approaching the estate

    support the narrator's case for keeping family heirlooms intact

    help depict what the narrator saw when arriving at the estate

    describe the craftsmanship required to build such a home

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