ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 4.3 Vocabulary-In-Context. The word "regimented" most nearly means...what?
|ASVAB English||Paragraph Comprehension|
|Word Knowledge||Vocabulary in Context|
The word "regimented" [a passage displayed on screen]
most nearly means, uh, what?
And here are the potential answers. [a doorbell rings]
What do you think?
there are very few negative words that
don't apply to slavery, [a man rowing a boat]
but this passage describes the impact on slavery
of the mechanical cotton gin.
And mechanical things tend to make things, well,
mechanized. [a man hammering something]
It may be helpful to look at the root
of "regimented" which is "regiment."
Think of an army regiment. [army soldiers marching with guns in their hand]
Now, life in the army can certainly be difficult,
but the purpose of the regiment
is not to make life harder
or to make the troops feel forsaken [an old man and a woman sitting on a bench watching the Army soldiers]
or to make life unbearable.
The purpose of the regiment is to keep
things strictly regulated,
so that when it comes time to fight, the troops [Army soldiers marching]
move in lock step.
The same idea can be applied to the passage.
The regimentation of the plantations was making them
stricter and more regulated.
People becoming mechanized like never before. [a mechanical hand pointing at a small robot machine]
So option B - strictly regulated
is the best definition.
Now if only someone would strictly regulate our workforce, uh, [a group of people smiling and holding their i-phone using both hands]
or at least ban freemium iPhone games from Shmoop.
Seriously. Nothing's gotten done in weeks around here.
Come on. Get off that thing.
[ yummy ]