PARCC: Language of the Test (Grade 11) – 70 Words

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narrator

someone who tells a story

Which quotation from the text best shows the narrator moving beyond her inherent aloneness?
transcript

a written record of dictated or recorded speech

Today you will read two documents that were written at the time
of the American Revolution and read a transcript of a video that
gives further information about one of these documents.
paragraph

one of several distinct subdivisions of a text

In paragraph 2, what does the phrase inherent aloneness suggest about Helga?
quotation

a passage or expression that is cited

Which quotation from the text best shows the narrator moving beyond her inherent aloneness?
analytical

using or skilled in using reasoning

As you read these texts, you will gather information and answer
questions about each text individually and about the relationship
between the texts so you can write an analytical essay.
context

the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation

What suggestion in paragraphs 5 and 6 provides context for understanding the answer to Part A?
passage

a section of text, particularly a section of medium length

Today you will read and analyze passages from two novels.
highlight

move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

It highlights the reasons Helga is eager to begin a new life in Denmark.
rhetorical

relating to using language effectively

As you study these sources, pay particular attention to the rhetorical
features of each source and the audience to which each one was
addressed.
analyze

consider in detail in order to discover essential features

Today you will read and analyze passages from two novels.
essay

an analytic or interpretive literary composition

As you read these texts, you will gather information and answer
questions about each text individually and about the relationship
between the texts so you can write an analytical essay.
description

a statement that represents something in words

What does this description reveal about the narrator’s state of mind at the time?
source

a document from which information is obtained

As you study these sources, pay particular attention to the rhetorical
features of each source and the audience to which each one was
addressed.
document

a representation of a person’s thinking with symbolic marks

Today you will read two documents that were written at the time
of the American Revolution and read a transcript of a video that
gives further information about one of these documents.
text

the main body of a written work

As you read these texts, you will gather information and answer
questions about each text individually and about the relationship
between the texts so you can write an analytical essay.
theme

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary work

Now that you have read and answered questions about the passages from Quicksand and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, write an essay in which you identify a theme that is similar in both passages and analyze how each author uses the characters, events, and settings in the passages to develop the theme.
perspective

a way of regarding situations or topics

Write an essay in which you explore the perspectives offered in the source documents regarding government’s purpose and its relationship to the people it governs.
relationship

a state involving dealings between people, parties, or ideas

As you read these texts, you will gather information and answer
questions about each text individually and about the relationship
between the texts so you can write an analytical essay.
assumption

a statement that is held to be true

Based on all three sources, what was a major assumption shared by Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry?
emphasize

stress or single out as important

It emphasizes the extent to which Helga was dissatisfied with life in
America.
support

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Select the sentence from paragraph 1 that best supports the answer to Part A.
relevant

having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

Use what you have read in the passage to provide specific details relevant to the young man and Akakiy.
overall

involving only main features

What is Henry’s overall purpose in his speech?
setting

the context and environment in which something is situated

Now that you have read and answered questions about the passages from Quicksand and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, write an essay in which you identify a theme that is similar in both passages and analyze how each author uses the characters, events, and settings in the passages to develop the theme.
reflect

give evidence of

Which statement from the passage from The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man best reflects the answer to Part A?
information

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

As you read these texts, you will gather information and answer
questions about each text individually and about the relationship
between the texts so you can write an analytical essay.
similar

having the same or nearly the same characteristics

What is similar about the journeys taken by the main character from Quicksand and the main character from The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man?
point of view

a mental position from which things are perceived

Write an imagined journal entry from the young man’s point of view as he reflects back on the situation later in life and the effects it has had on his life.
contribute

provide

How does this description contribute to the passage as a whole?
provide

give something useful or necessary to

What suggestion in paragraphs 5 and 6 provides context for understanding the answer to Part A?
reveal

make known to the public information previously kept secret

What does this description reveal about the narrator’s state of mind at the time?
narrative

consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

As you read, you will gather information about the passage and answer questions about it so you can write a narrative story.
specific

distinguishing something particular or unique

Use what you have read in the passage to provide specific details relevant to the young man and Akakiy.
illustrate

clarify by giving an example of

Which quotation from the “Declaration of Independence” best
illustrates this view of “the Founders’ thinking”?
meaning

the message that is intended or expressed or signified

What is the meaning of the word morbid as it is used in paragraph 1?
identify

give the name or characteristics of

Now that you have read and answered questions about the passages from Quicksand and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, write an essay in which you identify a theme that is similar in both passages and analyze how each author uses the characters, events, and settings in the passages to develop the theme.
imply

express or state indirectly

It implies a yearning for physical wealth and accomplishment, indicating that the narrator has neither.
explore

inquire into

Write an essay in which you explore the perspectives offered in the source documents regarding government’s purpose and its relationship to the people it governs.
basis

the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun

Which statement expresses a general principle that serves as a foundational basis for the argument Jefferson sets forth in the “Declaration of Independence”?
character

a property that defines the individual nature of something

How does the description of Akakiy throughout paragraph 2 add to the development of Akakiy’s character?
purpose

an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions

What is Henry’s overall purpose in his speech?
describe

give a statement representing something

In paragraph 1, the narrator describes the ship passing by an iceberg that “glistened like a mammoth diamond.”
phrase

an expression consisting of one or more words

In paragraph 2, what does the phrase inherent aloneness suggest about Helga?
aspect

a distinct feature or element in a problem

Which aspect of the “Declaration of Independence” provides support for the answer to Part A?
gather

assemble or get together

As you read these texts, you will gather information and answer
questions about each text individually and about the relationship
between the texts so you can write an analytical essay.
suggestion

an idea that is proposed

What suggestion in paragraphs 5 and 6 provides context for understanding the answer to Part A?
refer

make a remark that calls attention to

The transcript refers to the fact that Jefferson expunged the word “subjects” from an early draft of the “Declaration of Independence.”
discussion

an extended communication dealing with a particular topic

How is the discussion of Dr. Anderson in paragraphs 5 and 6 important to the passage as a whole?
author

a person who writes professionally

Now that you have read and answered questions about the passages from Quicksand and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, write an essay in which you identify a theme that is similar in both passages and analyze how each author uses the characters, events, and settings in the passages to develop the theme.
novel

an extended fictional work in prose

Today you will read and analyze passages from two novels.
suggest

call to mind

In paragraph 2, what does the phrase inherent aloneness suggest about Helga?
argument

an assertion offered as evidence that something is true

Which statement expresses a general principle that serves as a foundational basis for the argument Jefferson sets forth in the “Declaration of Independence”?
throughout

from first to last

How does the description of Akakiy throughout paragraph 2 add to the development of Akakiy’s character?
development

a process in which something passes to a different stage

How does the description of Akakiy throughout paragraph 2 add to the development of Akakiy’s character?
responsible

being the agent or cause

According to the passage, what is responsible for the narrator’s morbid state of mind?
indicate

give evidence of

It implies a yearning for physical wealth and accomplishment, indicating that the narrator has neither.
effect

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Which quotation has the most similar effect to that of the answer to Part A in how it contributes to the passage?
feature

a prominent attribute or aspect of something

As you study these sources, pay particular attention to the rhetorical
features of each source and the audience to which each one was
addressed.
evidence

an indication that makes something apparent

Use evidence from all three source documents to support your ideas.
discuss

to consider or examine in speech or writing

Which paragraph of the “Declaration of Independence” most directly reflects “the Founders’ thinking” as discussed in the transcript?
major

greater in scope or effect

Based on all three sources, what was a major assumption shared by Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry?
principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true

Which statement expresses a general principle that serves as a foundational basis for the argument Jefferson sets forth in the “Declaration of Independence”?
oppose

be against

Which quotation from paragraph 2 directly opposes the idea of absolute Despotism?
establish

set up or lay the groundwork for

It establishes the narrator’s estrangement from nature, forecasting his
later preference for man-made, mechanical objects.
contain

hold or have within

Paragraph 4 of the transcript contains the claim that the discovery “reveals an important shift in the Founders’ thinking: that the people’s allegiance was to one another.”
address

direct one’s efforts towards something, such as a question

As you study these sources, pay particular attention to the rhetorical
features of each source and the audience to which each one was
addressed.
claim

an assertion that something is true or factual

Paragraph 4 of the transcript contains the claim that the discovery “reveals an important shift in the Founders’ thinking: that the people’s allegiance was to one another.”
develop

progress or evolve through a process of natural growth

Now that you have read and answered questions about the passages from Quicksand and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, write an essay in which you identify a theme that is similar in both passages and analyze how each author uses the characters, events, and settings in the passages to develop the theme.
according

as reported or stated by

According to the passage, what is responsible for the narrator’s morbid state of mind?
express

communicate beliefs or opinions

Which statement expresses a general principle that serves as a foundational basis for the argument Jefferson sets forth in the “Declaration of Independence”?