Choose whether the main verb in the sentence below is active or passive. One chimpanzee showed signs of learning by his imitations.


Answer 1
Answer: Active. In active voice, it is indicated that the subject is performing an action. Passive voice indicates that the action of the verb is being performed on the subject. "One chimpanzee showed signs..." The chimpanzee is SHOWING signs, the chimp is performing the action. If this were a passive verb, the sentence would read, "Signs were showed by one chimpanzee." Your verb is active.

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What are the writer's purposes for using irony in "Arrangement in Black and White"? Select all that apply. to ridicule the woman
to create comic effect
to emphasize the woman's contradictions
to undermine the seriousness of the story


In my opinion, the correct options are A. to ridicule the woman and C. to emphasize the woman's contradictions. The anonymous woman is prattling all the time about how she holds nothing against colored people, while showing her own deeply rooted prejudices. She is ridiculed because she is completely unaware of her inherent racism; also, because she thinks she is doing an honor to both her host and especially to the Negro singer Walter Williams by being there, as a white woman.


A + C



What is the main idea of this excerpt of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address? On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil-war. All dreaded it — all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war — seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.

A. Both the Union and the Confederacy wanted to destroy their enemy.

B. Both the Union and the Confederacy were responsible for the Civil War.

C. Both the Union and the Confederacy desired total authority by eliminating the other.

D. Both the Union and the Confederacy suffered huge economic losses due to the Civil War.

E. Both the Union and the Confederacy had stockpiled deadly weapons for the Civil War.


The right answer is letter B, the both had in their hands the way to stop the war before it get started but they didn't do it.


Read the excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Which phrase from the excerpt is an example of parallelism?


In the excerpt from Abraham Lincoln´s Gettysburg Address the example of parallelism is

          …and that government of the people, by the people, for the people,      shall not perish…

The sentence structure is the same giving it a certain rhythm and the triple repetition with which the information is conveyed more persistently.


its d



1) An image about a certain group of people that you assume is true A. Ethnocentrism

B. Prejudice

C. Stereotype

D. Racism

2)The study of plants

A. Anatomy

B. Botany

C. Physiology

D. Psychology

3) A group of people

A. Perspectives

B. Circumstances

C. Institutions

D. Community


1. Stereotype
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