TASC Writing Practice Quiz 1

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Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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[3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. “relatives who” is the correct answer because of relative pronouns. “Who” is used when referring to a person or persons. “NO CHANGE”, “relatives that”, and “relatives, which” are incorrect because “that” and “which” refer to nonhuman objects.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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[2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. “NO CHANGE “ is the correct answer because of verb tense. A demonstrates simple past tense, which is completed action in the past. “had published “ is incorrect because the answer is past perfect. “was publishing “ is incorrect because the answer is past progressive. “had been publishing” is incorrect because the answer is past perfect progressive.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. ”Its” is the correct answer because of possessive pronouns. Its is the correct form of the third person singular possessive pronoun. “NO CHANGE “ is incorrect because it is the contraction for “it is.” “It is” is incorrect because the sentence does not require the third person singular with the “to be” verb. “Its’ “ is incorrect because the apostrophe is unnecessary.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. If the writer were to omit the underlined portion (adjusting the punctuation as necessary), the sentence would primarily lose

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[3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. If the writer were to omit the underlined portion (adjusting the punctuation as necessary), the sentence would primarily lose “an explanation that is important because the organization’s name is linked to its mission” is the correct answer because of purpose. “an unnecessary detail since most readers know the spells in the Harry Potter series “, “a visual description of a spell in the Harry Potter series “, and “an explanation that is important because most readers will be curious to learn more about Harry Potter” are incorrect because the answers do not fit with the purpose of Paragraph 3.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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[3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. “their” is the correct choice because of case and number and they’re, there, and their. “NO CHANGE” is incorrect because children are plural and require a personal pronoun that is plural in number. “they’re” and “there” are incorrect because their answers are inaccurate spellings of “their.”

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. Which of these sentences would most logically be added to the end of Paragraph 1?

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[1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. Which of these sentences would most logically be added to the end of Paragraph 1? “Rowling’s international success has made her one of the most prolific writers of all time. “is the correct answer because of writing strategy. The author’s purpose in Paragraph 1 is to highlight the success of Rowling’s books. “Even though children do not speak Latin or Ancient Greek, it is important that the book be translated into classical languages. “and “Rowling is a great example of how successful one can be when they use their time wisely, even when waiting for a train.” are incorrect because the answers do not fit with the author’s purpose. “These numbers show how incredibly successful J. K. Rowling really is! “is incorrect because of tone.

The passage below will be used for 15 questions. Read the passage and answer question : DIRECTIONS: In the passage below, certain phrases are underlined and numbered . The question will present alternatives for the underlined part. In most cases. you are to choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is the best, choose "NO CHANGE". J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. The underlined portion most likely means

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[1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. The underlined portion most likely means “Rowling created a story about a boy named Harry Potter “ is the correct answer because of idioms. Idioms are phrases with meanings that are not apparent based on dictionary definitions. “Rowling gave birth to a child who she named Harry Potter “, “Rowling was the puppeteer for a marionette called Harry Potter “, and “Rowling resuscitated a child named Harry Potter who was riding a train” are incorrect because their answers do not fit with the context.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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[3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. “image. She” is the correct answer because of run-on sentences. Correctly written sentences have one main subject and predicate. “NO CHANGE” is incorrect because the answer is a run-on sentence. “image, that she” and “image, nevertheless she” are incorrect because their answers do not correct the run-on sentence.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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[3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. “most “ is the correct answer because of qualifiers. “NO CHANGE” and “many” are incorrect because their answers are used with uncountable nouns. “more” is incorrect because the answer is used before a countable noun when comparing to a previous amount.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. Would it be logical for the writer to include a paragraph that includes contact information for Lumos?

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Would it be logical for the writer to include a paragraph that includes contact information for Lumos? “No, because this passage is about the legacy of J. K. Rowling, and not an appeal for donations to Lumos.” is the correct answer because of purpose.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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[2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. “NO CHANGE “ is the correct answer because of commas. Commas separate modifying elements that establish a qualification. “Hollows, the final installation has” is the incorrect answer because it is missing the second comma. “Hollows the final installation, has” is the incorrect answer because it is missing the first comma. “Hollows (the final installation) has” is the incorrect answer because parentheses are used to enclose nonessential data. This passage includes information about The Harry Potter series, and therefore the fact that the final installation was a successful edition to the entire series is essential.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. The underlined word most closely means

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[3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. The underlined word most closely means “created” is the correct answer because of clarity. The context supports “created”, and eliminates the definitions of found as identified in answers “discovered”, “realized”, and “equipped”.

Read the passage and answer question :J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope.

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[4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. “light.”” is the correct answer because of punctuation. Quotation marks are placed outside the period when completing a sentence. “NO CHANGE”, “light’”, and “light”!” are incorrect answer choices.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. The most appropriate sentence to place at the end of Paragraph 2 as a transition to Paragraph 3 is

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[2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. The most appropriate sentence to place at the end of Paragraph 2 as a transition to Paragraph 3 is “Although Rowling’s legacy in children’s literacy is profound, she recently discovered a new passion for children’s causes.” is the correct answer because of transitions. “Although Rowling’s legacy in children’s literacy is profound, she recently discovered a new passion for children’s causes. “ correctly refers to the information in Paragraph 2, while foreshadowing the information in Paragraph 3. “Rowling’s legacy as a children’s writer will likely be forgotten because of her new work with children who are orphans.”, “Rowling’s books are not as important as the new work she is doing to help children in orphanages. “, and “Someday, people will only remember the Harry Potter movies, and not Rowling’s books.” are incorrect because their answers are not supported in the passage.

Read the passage and answer question : J.K. Rowling [1] While many people may get frustrated with train delays, Joanne Rowling turned her experience into a life-changing story. She began writing about a young wizard while delayed at a Manchester station stop, and brought Harry Potter to life over the next five years. The Philosopher’s Stone was the first of seven children’s books published under her pen name J. K. The Harry Potter series has sold over 447 million copies worldwide and been translated into seventy-three languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. [2] When the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, the book industry had given up on young readers. It’s first edition was a mere 500 books, and most copies were sent to public libraries across England. By the time Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter novel was published in 2007, Rowling had already become the woman who put a new face on children’s literacy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the final installation, has a word count of nearly 1.1 million words, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. [3] Today, Rowling spends much of her time working with her foundation, Lumos, which is named after a spell in the Potter series that brought light into darkness. She founded the nonprofit organization after seeing a photograph of a child in a caged bed who appeared to be screaming through its chain links. Rowling was overcome by the image that she vowed to use her money and popularity to raise awareness of the 8 million children who live in such institutions globally. According to research, over 80% of orphaned children have living relatives which cannot care for them because of poverty or disability. The staff at Lumos equip families with necessary resources to provide for their children rather than leaving them institutionalized. Lumos’ long-term goal is the closure of every orphanage around the world, by returning all children to live with its families, either biological or adoptive. [4] Rowling once said, “Happiness can be found in the darkest places if one only remembers to turn on the light”. J. K. Rowling has created happiness for millions of children through make- believe stories of triumph and real-life stories of hope. If the writer wanted to add information about research that compares and contrasts child development between children who are raised in their families homes with children who are raised in institutions, this new material would most logically be placed in

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If the writer wanted to add information about research that compares and contrasts child development between children who are raised in their families homes with children who are raised in institutions, this new material would most logically be placed in “a separate paragraph, because it would be the only paragraph devoted to a comparison between children raised in homes versus children raised in orphanages.” is the correct answer because of sequence.

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