CAHSEE 6.5 Passage Drill

Do you know which pair of nouns best describes the mood of the passage? We're a little sad "french fries" and "miniature horses" aren't options, because that's definitely the mood we were getting upon first reading. 

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halted Which pair of noun best describe the mood of

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this passage And here the pendulum Well time to figure

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out emerson's mood Well we're lucky he didn't write this

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before He had his morning coffee Well let's start by

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eliminating choice See while emerson does seem to distrust society

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is a hole he doesn't go all conspiracy theory on

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us He probably didn't write this in a room while

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favorite in newspapers and string We also don't get a

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hint of jealousy This is ralph waldo emerson we're talking

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about Who does he have to be jealous of Decides

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people whose names are ralph waldo Answer b seems to

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think the passage is funny if you laugh Yeah we

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didn't either anybody who thinks his passages funny has a

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weird sense of humor weaken next choice Dia's well there's

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no doubt that emerson has strong feelings about all this

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but he doesn't necessarily seem angry Also while emerson has

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some choice words for a society which extinguishes originality he

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doesn't seem to be seething with resentment option a is

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the best answer This passage is meant to inspire people

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to get them to take pride in their own ideas

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and to find the determination to make others hear what

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they have to say you could say that emerson is

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sort of a cheerleader for introverts Okay well we just

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had a flash of emerson in a cheerleading outfit And 00:01:41.951 --> [endTime] it wasn't all that inspiring