English III Multiple Choice Which sentence best describes how George Washington’s letter represents his political views at the time? A. It emphasizes his desire to never return to a monarchy. B. It illustrates his opinion that governmental changes create confusion. C. It presents the leadership qualities he believes are needed to govern a new country. D. It reveals his readiness to lead the army in the fight for democracy. Multiple Choice How does the letter best represent correspondence during the American Revolutionary War period? A. It contains popular expressions typical of that time period. B. It illustrates how presidents addressed ordinary citizens. C. It demonstrates the tone and style of writing that war generals used. D. It reveals the beliefs held by all politicians at that time. Multiple Choice Which sentence best explains what the opening and closing of the letter show today’s reader. A. The letters written from one army leader to another were highly confidential. B. Gentlemen who disagreed still wrote to one another with formality and respect. C. Men used to speak with sarcasm when they wrote letters arguing about politics. D. Letters written during the American Revolutionary War mirror examples of modern electronic correspondence. Multiple Choice Washington’s reaction to the suggestion that he become king can best be described as A. B. C. D. Despair Curiosity Revulsion Apprehension Multiple Choice Beth wants to conduct an online search about Martha Washington’s life at the time of the American Revolutionary War. Which keywords would yield the most relevant information for her search? A. B. C. D. First Ladies and war Martha Washington biography Women during the Revolutionary War Martha Washington and the Revolutionary War Multiple Choice Tom is writing an essay about the gentle nature of Martha Washington. Which quote from his research would best support his essay topic? A. “Mrs. Washington is one of those unassuming characters which create love and esteem.” Abigail Adams B “Martha Washington was once the overseer of four different farms!” Mary Davies C “I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.” Martha Washington D “George Washington relied on the help, wisdom, and support of his wife.” Walter James Multiple Choice Read this paragraph from a student’s essay. Before Martha Washington married George Washington and became America’s first First Lady, she lived a difficult life. When she was just 18 years old, she married Daniel Parke Custis. They started a family, but sadly, only two of their four children survived infancy. Still in her mid-20s, Martha Custis became a single parent of two babies, when her husband died. Which is the correct way to revise the underlined sentence? A B C D Still in her mid-20s Martha Custis became a single parent of two babies when her husband died. Still in her mid-20s Martha Custis became a single parent of two babies, when her husband died. Still in her mid-20s, Martha Custis became a single parent of two babies when her husband died. No change. Multiple Choice Read this paragraph from a student’s report. Martha Washington dedicated herself to her children, her home, and her husband. Putting strangers at ease and to ensure guests felt welcome were important to her. She believed that happiness depended on one’s attitude and not on one’s circumstances. The first First Lady did not care for empty praise, showy ceremonies, or false relationships. Which phrase correctly replaces the underlined part of the paragraph? A B C D ensuring guests felt welcome to ensure guests feel welcome she ensured her guests felt welcome No change. Writing Read this quote from Mahatma Gandhi. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Read the following two excerpts from speeches given by Theodore Roosevelt and Robert F. Kennedy. In a well-developed, multi-paragraph essay, discuss how these speeches reflect the quote from Mahatma Gandhi. Use details from both speeches to support your response. Writing In some states, legislators have debated whether teenagers should be required to maintain strong grades in school in order to receive a driver’s license. Read the following two excerpts from newspaper articles. Then, write a well-developed, multi-paragraph persuasive essay in which you argue for or against this policy. Use details from both excerpts to support your response.