Online Quiz

1. Which most adequately explains the main argument made by the author in the passage above:

  • Students who are about to dropout of school should rethink their decision.
  • Parents are to blame for students dropping out of school
  • Educational resiliency is an important school based solution to keep kids in school.
  • Teachers should teach educational resiliency to prevent dropouts.
Educational resiliency is an important school based solution to keep kids in school.

2. It can be inferred from the passage that the author would be most likely to support which one of the following school policies?

  • Hiring more teachers to have more 1 on 1 time with students
  • Firing teachers who have students that dropped out
  • Making classes easier so students don’t drop out
  • Informing parents of their responsibility to keep their kid in school.
Hiring more teachers to have more 1 on 1 time with students

3. The author’s use of the phrase “children are not born cynical; neither do they learn defeatism in utero” in the last paragraph serves to convey that:

  • Society makes children cynical and feel defeated.
  • Children are full of potential if given adequate support.
  • It is useless to convince cynical children to stay in school.
  • Parents need to do a better job at instilling positivity in youth.
Children are full of potential if given adequate support.

4. “Mitigate” as it is used throughout the passage, most closely resembles which of the following synonyms?

  • Agitate
  • Alleviate
  • Enforce
  • Prevent
Alleviate

5. From the passage, it could be inferred that the author has which of the following attitudes towards students who drop-out of highschool?

  • Disappointment in their lack of commitment to school
  • Apathy towards the student’s decision
  • Approval of their decision to pursue other means of education
  • Understanding of the reasons behind their choice
Understanding of the reasons behind their choice

6. “Discount” as it is used in the middle of the third paragraph of the passage most closely means:

  • Reduce the price of a product
  • Overlook an issue
  • Make an exception
  • Talk about extensively
Overlook an issue

7. The author describes the role played by parents in student success in the 3rd paragraph primarily in order to:

  • Demonstrate the success of school programs to reduce dropout rates
  • Absolve parents of all responsibility for student dropout rates
  • Point to parents as the primary factor in student dropout rates
  • Describe a set of circumstances relevant to student dropout rates
Describe a set of circumstances relevant to student dropout rates

8. Which of the following is not a reason inferred by the passage for a student dropping out of school?

  • Lack of positive encouragement from parents
  • Insufficient school support for a learning disability
  • Family financial distress
  • Interest in pursuing an early career
Interest in pursuing an early career

9. Which definition most closely conveys the meaning of “cynical” as it is used in the last paragraph:

  • Of a repetitive nature
  • Of causing bodily harm to others
  • Of a distrustful and negative attitude
  • Of complacent beliefs and actions
Of a distrustful and negative attitude

10. Which of the following is a statement that the author is least likely to agree with?

  • Schools with insufficient funds are less able to develop student resiliency
  • Teacher motivation is the most important factor in student success
  • More educational resources should be made available to parents of at risk youth
  • Students with learning disabilities need more support from the school
Teacher motivation is the most important factor in student success
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