AP Take-Home MC Practice Test Assignment Directions: Set timer for 10 minutes: Take assigned multiple-choice test. Create maps for EVERY answer, using “distractor types” terminology in the “causes” boxes. The distractor types and a map template are listed below. Maps are due on Thursday when you arrive in class. If you are absent on a Thursday, your maps are due the day you return to class. Because this is a long-term assignment, absent students do not get extra time on the maps once they return to class. Assignment Schedule: DUE DATE MC TEST PASSAGE TITLE PASSAGE # PAGE # 01/14/16 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 1c 8 01/21/16 The Approaching Conflict 2c 26 01/28/16 3a 4a 37 02/04/16 The Function of Criticism at the Current Time True and False Humor 02/11/16 Science and Culture 5d 77 02/18/16 Common Sense 6c 91 02/25/16 Leviathan 7c 109 03/03/16 Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language 8b 124 03/24/16 9a 10a 139 03/31/16 Biographia Literaria On the Art of Fiction 04/07/16 Diary of Samuel Pepys 7e 116 04/14/16 Women and Labour 10e 167 04/21/16 De Profundis 9e 151 04/28/16 The Tatler 8e 134 53 155 Distractor Types: Question Types: • Too specific • Main idea/tone/attitude • Too general • Author’s meaning and purpose • Violates tone of the passage • Word choice – diction • Half right/half wrong • Syntax/sentence structure • Irrelevancy and/or common assumption • Function/methodology • Opposite of example or detail in the passage • Rhetorical terminology • Generally true but distorts the specific section: • Word in Context – Pronoun/antecedent – feature is not mentioned in the passage • Structure/organization/arrangement – goes beyond scope of passage • Rhetorical modes/rhetorical reasoning – is true but doesn’t focus on the specific question • Documentation/citation • Absolutes, overstated (e.g. always, never, only) • Only echoes background language of the passage • Clearly wrong answers Map Template: You may create 2 maps per side of your paper and write on the back of your papers (so 4 maps per sheet of paper). Make sure your name, period number, and passage title are on the first map.