AP English Language and Composition 4.3 Passage Drill
Answer this AP English Language and Composition drill correctly and you'll never die!*
*Our lawyers have informed us we can't promise anyone immortality. We think that's bogus, but rules are rules.
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[ mumbles ]
And we're done.
All right, the speaker believes immortality... what?
And here are the potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Awesome. This question is gonna tell us how to live forever.
All right, eat your heart out, fountain of youth.
Choice B claims immortality is easy to find,
but if that's true, why aren't we all living forever?
The speaker doesn't say anything that shows he thinks gaining immorality is
easy, so we can eliminate B.
Really, if he knew an easy trick to gaining immortality,
well, he oughta just sit on the idea until he finds a way to put it on the market.
C can go, too. The speaker doesn't tell us that immortality is
linked to how people feel about themselves. Kind of a relief there.
Think of the most conceited person at your school and imagine them living forever.
Answer A advises that we have to be selflessly devoted
to others in order to be immortal.
Well, the speaker might agree in the case of great teachers,
whom he says are instant immortals.
Tell this to your favorite teacher. It's a much better gift than an apple.
The speaker also says that there are other paths to immortality.
So we can't sign off on choice A.
Answer E doesn't make the cut, either.
Does the speaker say that chance events and kindness
factored into Shakespeare and Jane Austen's immortality? No.
It's because they were awesome artists who people still think
are, well, at least reasonably cool.
Well, we've gotta go with choice D on this one.
The speaker says that living on in the memory of others
doesn't always mean we were famous when we were alive.
He points out that an old lady in a Rembrandt painting lived her whole life
without doing anything remarkable, but remains famous to this day
because a well-known artist
chose her as a subject. And, boom, there we go.
That's choice D all over.
Observation: the speaker points out a lot of ways
to be immortal, but he overlooks befriending a local vampire.
[ gasp ] [ evil laugh ]