CAHSEE ELA 7.2 Passage Drill

Can you figure out the best meaning of the word "whiplash" in the following excerpt? Don't strain yourself though. We're not liable for any injury that may occur while solving test prep questions. It's a risky position you're putting yourself in. 

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poets is a policeman a lot of things and how

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thurston lovey on votes for women the government there and

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we're good Read this excerpt from the selection I should

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like to see the time come when women shall help

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to make the laws I should like to see that

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whiplash the ballot in the hands of women which of

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the following words is the best way to express the

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meaning of the word whiplash in this ex ert and

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hear the potential Answer nothing All right well in this

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passage twin talks about how he thinks that women getting

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the right to vote will really shake up the government

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so we're sure the choice b is wrong This potential

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answer takes the word whiplash way too literally We wouldn't

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put it past women's suffrage opponents to claim that female

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votes would cause instant physical injury to everyone in the

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land and estrogen fueled wmd if you will but we're

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pretty sure that's not between was trying to say answer

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c doesn't make the cut either No doubt every government

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office is filled to the brim with time consuming paperwork

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which is why it takes so long to get anything

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you need from him Like anything point is talking about

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a sudden change Though the tortoise like pace of government

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agencies has nothing to do with it we can also

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cut choice d from the mix It just doesn't compute

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with the word whiplash even though we could argue that

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voting is a powerful responsibility Wow So in a way

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we're all a little bit like spider man Option a

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is by far the best answer The word Jules describes

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something shocking that happens all of a sudden This totally

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describes the whiplash effect twain hopes female voting will cause

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in male dominated america It'll be the country fair rollercoaster 00:02:00.358 --> [endTime] of social change