PSAT 2.5 Reading Diagnostic

PSAT 2.5 Reading Diagnostic. The stance that President Kennedy takes in the last two paragraphs can best be described as...what?

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work problems and i left a bit ocean gaps on

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balance our operation americans club and we forward against the

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enemy from a long history the world thinking all right

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thank you j f k Well the stance that president

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kennedy takes in the last two paragraphs can best be

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described as what And hear the pencil answer Good already

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Well so here we're looking up pinned down the stance

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kennedy is taking as he wraps up his inaugural address

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and chances are we're not talking about his literal stance

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so no need to get out take measure and see

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how far apart his feet are Although actually his speech

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might have been more powerful if he'd assumed a sumo

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squat before starting Okay back to business This address closes

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with one of the most famous lines in u s

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history And so my fellow americans ask not what your

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country can do for you Ask what you can do

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for your country were not very good at jfk boys

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there and the lesser known i fellow citizens of the

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world asked not what america will do for you but

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what together we can do for the freedom of man

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It must be better no So how would you describe

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the new presence He delivers these closing sentences when you

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call him a an optimist in the face of national

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fear Well he's definitely an optimist sure but this part

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of the passage in particular isn't exactly chock full of

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him spouting flowery phrases that called the mind Unicorns and

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rainbows more of a call the action than a statement

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of his optimism so we can lose option a see

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a defeated leaders edie closure kennedy was anything but defeated

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You don't get your face on the half dollar by

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wintering into a microphone and waving the white flag and

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your first major televise speaking engagement i'll say so long

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option c what about d a critic reprimanding the country's

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enemies That fearmongering didn't really come into vogue until l

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the early two thousand back then people were more interested

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in being lifted up and inspired and kennedy was just

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the guy who could deliver So no he wasn't calling

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out our enemies and sending them to their respective rooms

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to think about what they did well next dia's well

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the answer is beaten Kennedy was a zealous advocate for

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sacrifice and service Yeah so potentially asking someone to lay

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down his or her life for their country is an

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awfully big favor to ask but he was reminding everyone

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how great the greater good really wass number camelot all

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that he also effectively laid a big old guilt trip

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on everyone at the same time many of us are

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naturally takers But his closing remarks made us reexamine our

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priorities If we really wanted to continue to enjoy the

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freedoms to which we've grown accustomed what price Where we

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willing to pay for it Well that line alone was

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probably responsible for getting thousands of butts off couches and

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into military fatigues and the peace corps Bunch of other

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good stuff Although well there might have been a slight

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