"Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five..."
Which is MOST associated with the ride described in the passage?
Now think... we are talking about "Paul Revere" and "seventy-five" in the passage. Answers C and D are about the Civil War. You can narrow your answers to A and B immediately. Answer A takes you to winter time. Picture the tired American soldiers and George Washington at the lead. You have probably seen pictures of this. April of 1775 was at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. If you will remember, Revere warned Lexington and Concord that the British were coming. B is the answer.
Here is another sample question:
* transatlantic cable
Which was a result of the inventions shown in the list?
A. a growth of new industries
B. a decrease in the use of electricity
C. a decline in the number of factories
D. a movement of people from cities to farms
Now think... Would the use of electricity go down as a result of these inventions? Strike B. Would the number of factories go down with new inventions and easier working conditions? Strike C. Would people load up and move to farms because the typewriter had been invented? Strike D. A is the answer.
Some of the questions are more difficult than those here, and some are easier. If you read all questions carefully you can really improve the chances that you will pass. Even if you are only able to narrow your choices to two, you will have greatly improved your "guessing odds" on a 100-question test.