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21. What is the relationship between the unicycle and the
A. The bicycle preceded the unicycle
B. The unicycle and the bicycle were invented by
the same person
C. The bicycle succeeded the unicycle
D. The unicycle has a less complex design than the
22. Compare the first bicycle invented in 1790, with the
bicycle that followed seventy odd years later. What
was the obvious difference between the two bicy-
A. Its design
B. Its shape
C. Its functionality
D. Its size
23. The actual penny and farthing are
A. Associated with British History
B. Legal Tender
C. Relate to British Racing
D. Are discs made of copper
24. What were some of the drawbacks of the "penny far-
A. The seat was too high and the breaking system
B. The handles did not offer support and the bicy-
cle loss balance when it hit a bump
C. The rider could not control the speed of the bicy-
cle and the breaking system was compromised.
D. The breaking system was not adequate and the
bike's design did not offer the rider much bal-
25. How was the bicycle modified to represent the unicy-
A. The handle bars were removed and the breaking
system was improved.
B. The back wheel and the handle bars were re-
C. The front wheel and the handle bars were re-
D. A larger wheel was added to stabilize the bicy-
26. What particular design or feature was present in both
the unicycle and the bicycle?
A. The front and back wheels
B. The braking system
C. The front wheel
D. The bicycle's general design
27. The writer uses the words "direct descendant" in
(paragraph 5 line 28) to denote
28. When the writer speaks of the "accident prone rela-
tive," to what does he refer?
B. The penny farthing
C. The unicycle
D. The modified unicycle
29. According to the text, what is the lifespan of the uni-
A. 1000 years
B. 225 years
C. 100 years
D. 170 years
30. The word "correlation" as used in (paragraph 7 line
42) means the SAME as
31. Why do you suppose circus performers gravitate to-
wards the unicycle?
A. Because of its speed
B. Its usefulness
C. Its novel design
D. It is easy to ride
DIRECTIONS: Read the poem carefully before attempting
the questions. Each question has four options, select the
most appropriate answer, based on what is implied or
stated in the poem.
wheel was removed, then the handles too...and pretty soon the unicycle was born. The fact that early unicycles possessed one
large wheel similar in size to the large wheel of the penny farthing further reinforces the idea that the unicycle was most likely
a direct descendant of this accident-prone relative.
Unicycles comprise of a seat attached to a frame atop one single wheel, no handlebars, and no hand-brakes. As opposed to a
regular bicycle, which uses gears and chains to turn the wheels, on a unicycle the pedals connect directly to the axle, making the
wheel move directly. This is actually a more efficient use of energy, since the pedalling power goes straight into the rotation of
the wheel and not secondarily as through a belt or a chain. On a unicycle, the axle is a fixed part of a special hub which is also af-
fixed to the pedals, allowing for the movement of the pedals to cause a direct rotation of the wheel, an engineering feat known
as direct drive.
Unicycles gained popularity in the circus, mainly by clowns who would juggle while riding them, or acrobatic performers who
rode them across the tight rope. Unicycles did not see widespread use among the general public until the 1980s, when new uni-
cycle variations created an entirely new generation of riders. Seatless, giraffe, and freestyle unicycles revolutionized unicycling,
expanding it into a myriad of riding styles and competitive events. Engineers once again began toying with the size of the unicycle
wheel, as wheel size has a direct correlation with speed (the larger the wheel, the faster the unicycle).
(Source: ZenArts) (Edited)(www.zenartsla.com/unicycle)
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32. Which of the following senses does the speaker appeal
to MOST in (lines 1 and 2)?
33. Laughter is heard coming from the hills. What does
that suggest about the speaker's location?
A. She has a birds-eye view of the children outside
B. She is on the greens
C. The children are within ear-shot range.
D. She is on the hill
34. "My heart is at rest within my breast," is the SAME
B. My heart finds rest
C. My heart is within my breast
D. I have found rest.
35. In (line 5) what does the speaker do?
A. Confronts the children
B. Beckons the children
C. Disciplines the children
D. Waits for the children
36. Based on your understanding of the poem, what do the
children value MOST?
A. To be outside
B. To be heard
C. To laugh
D. To play
37. As the children converse with "The Nurse" in (line 9)
A. Try to manipulate her to allow them to play
B. Try to draw her into their activities
C. Try to influence her to extend their play time
D. Try to run away
38. Apart from the children, can you identify another key
element of the poem?
A. The greens
B. The birds
39. What do the children symbolize?
40. In the end, what cause "the Nurse" to relent and allow
the children to stay?
A. The children's pleas
B. Her Guilt
C. The children's determination
D. Her vulnerability
41. Which of the following words BEST describes the role
of "the Nurse"?
THE NURSE'S SONG
When the voices of children are heard on the green
And laughing is heard on the hill,
My heart is at rest within my breast
And every thing else is still
Then come home my children, the sun is gone down
And the dews of night arise
Come come leave off play, and let us away
Till the morning appears in the skies
And we cannot go to sleep
Besides in the sky, the little birds fly
And the hills are all cover'd with sheep
Well well go & play till the light fades away
And then go home to bed
The little ones leaped & shouted & laugh'd
And all the hills echoed
By William Blake
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