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A Quilt of a Country

Quiz by Phillips, Max

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    Which word contributes to the idea of unity in Quindlen's text?
    pluralistic
    disparate
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  • Q2
    Which word contributes to the idea of fragmentation in Quindlen's text?
    coalescing
    interwoven
    pluralistic
    disparate
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  • Q3
    Which word contributes to the idea of unity in Quindlen's text?
    coalescing
    disparate
    discordant
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  • Q4
    America is a (1) ________ society, a nation in which groups of people from many (2) ________ backgrounds come together to live.
    (1) discordant, (2) diversity
    (1) pluralistic, (2) disparate
    (1) disparate, (2) pluralistic
    (1) interwoven, (2) coalescing
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  • Q5
    The members of these groups often raise their voices in disagreement, but their ________ opinions are essential to our democracy.
    discordant
    interwoven
    pluralistic
    disparate
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  • Q6
    Despite the great (1) ________ of America's population, Americans find ways to bridge their differences, usually by (2) ________ around important social, economic, or political principles. Indeed, the strength of our nation seems to originate from the (3)________ strands that create its fabric.
    (1) interwoven, (2) diversity, (3) discordant
    (1) coalescing, (2) interwoven, discordant
    (1) pluralistic, (2) coalescing, (3) diversity
    (1) diversity, (2) coalescing, (3) interwoven
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  • Q7
    The Latin prefix dis- means _______.
    under
    not
    away
    on
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  • Q8
    Discord = dis + cord. Dis- = not. -Cord- = ________.
    happiness
    favors
    heart
    string
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  • Q9
    According to Quindlen, what familiar object serves as an ideal representation of America?
    An assortment of chocolates, since life is like a box of chocolates.
    A crazy quilt, since it is a single garment made from a number of distinct fabrics joined together.
    A jar of multi-flavored jelly beans since Americans come from different backgrounds.
    A buffet, since Americans like to eat.
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  • Q10
    Which is the best analysis of Quindlen's style of developing her claim that America is an improbable idea?
    Mario Cuomo develops an idea by Quindlen that America is a place of inequality by showing that community plus individualism equals America.
    Quindlen develops her claim that American is founded on an improbable idea that American is founded on equality while many see themselves as superior to others by using an idea of Mario Cuomo that America is community added to individualism.
    Quindlen shows that landing on Plymouth rock is improbably and so cannot be the foundation of American equality.
    Quindlen develops her claim that America is founded on an improbable idea that America is founded on equality while many see themselves as superior to others by using an idea of Mario Cuomo that America is community is added to individualism. By community, Mr. Cuomo means ethnic community values, which are thought by many Americans to be inferior to American individualism. Those community values are ADDED to American individualism, but are not equal to that individualism. In this way, Quindlen shows that those who practice American individualism see themselves as superior to those who don't.
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