AP English Literature and Composition 1.7 Passage Drill 2

AP English Literature and Composition 1.7 Passage Drill 2. Inferring from the passage, with which of the following statements would the speaker most likely disagree?

AP English Literature and CompositionPassage Drill
Passage Drill 2
Voice and Tone
EnglishVoice and Tone
LanguageEnglish Language
Product TypeAP English Literature
Voice and ToneIdentifying author's tone or mood

Transcript

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Unfortunately, we haven't had Francis Bacon over for tea in the last couple months...

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...so we're going to have to rely solely on context clues.

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Which of our five answer choices is most likely to start a fight with Mr. Bacon?

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"Friendship is as powerful as medicine in some cases?"

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In the second paragraph, he rattles off cures for various ills, intimating that... well,

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you may just want to take two doses of friendship and call your doctor in the morning. We can

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cratch A. "Solitude does have its benefits for some

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but can be remarkably harmful?"

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Nah, Bacon agrees with this, too. Remember -- he thinks solitude can be beneficial for

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holy men. Which is one of the main reasons he never invites priests over to participate

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in his raves. "Seeking out friendship may be difficult at

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times, but it is worth the effort involved?"

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Well, our author sure thinks it can be tough for monarchs to make friends. Even if they

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spend some time at Monarch Camp. So C is bogus. "An argument may have an exception and still be valid."

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Yeah -- the whole monarch thing is a perfect example of an exception that doesn't invalidate

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the rest of his argument. So it isn't D either. We only have one choice left, so it had better be E...

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"Man's greatest moral weaknesses are improved by friendship."

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What? Weaknesses improved by friendship? Pshaw. Friends are the bomb!

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Better put your mitts up. Francis Bacon is sizzling...