PSAT 2.4 Reading Diagnostic

PSAT 2.4 Reading Diagnostic. In paragraph 12, the phrase "twilight struggle" most nearly means...what?

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up operation in your hand Trump can we forge Elaine

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long history works so much All right In paragraph twelve

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the phrase twilight struggle most nearly means what And here

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in potential answers twilight zone like all righty so kennedy's

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giving his inaugural address And he uses the phrase twilight

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struggle probably not in reference to the twilight of one's

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life Although struggle to make two bathroom on time can

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be a serious thing So if not that then what

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what's the press talking about here let's Look over the

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full sentence for his peers in now the trumpet summons

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us again God is a call to bear arms though

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arms we need not as a call to battle though

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embattled we are but a call to bear the burden

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of a long twilight struggle You're in and you're out

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rejoicing in hope patient in tribulation a struggle against the

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common enemies of man tyranny poverty disease and war itself

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All right well does twilight struggle refer to a a

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dishonorable fight Well he's talking about the fight to end

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tyranny poverty disease and war itself Oh yeah Rial Dishonorable

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An example of a dishonorable Fight would be two guys

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going at each other and denny's over whose breakfast scramble

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is the handiest it's Not one you're going to brag

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about to the grand kiddies What about being a midnight

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showdown Well sounds like what john wayne would been gained

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in if he'd been more of an owl In short

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no this is taking things way too literally he's using

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twilight in a metaphorical sense So yeah metaphors sometimes even

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sneak their way into political The beach is there everywhere

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Ok then see an ideological disagreement Well the standoff between

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the us and the soviet union was far more than

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just an ideological or philosophical difference of opinions Otherwise the

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two countries might have only been threatening to unleash harsh

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insults rather than nuclear bombs Talk about a cold war

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All that's left is option d and under recognized tribulation

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Well it helps if we know what a tribulation is

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Its any sort of ordeal by the way But even

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if we're not sure we should be able to guess

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roughly and its meaning Pentiti is asking citizens to carry

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the burden of a long unrecognized fight he's saying that

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reconciliation won't happen overnight but it's on each of us

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to do our part to keep the peace until it

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does In fact happen We're not sure how well this

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sort of poetic flowery speech would go over In today's

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world Bunch people would probably just take his words at

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face value and show up the twilight Armed and ready 00:02:52.843 --> [endTime] to fight They brought their night vision goggles