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21. The author confessed to knowing that she would be-
come a writer, from a child. What impact if any did
this knowledge have on her success?
A. It did not affect her achievement; she still had to
put in the work to become successful.
B. Knowing what she wanted to become helped
her to focus her efforts on becoming a success.
C. It made her more determine to succeed.
D. She became more successful
22. What was the initial response to her becoming a
A. She was met with ridicule
B. She received some encouragement
C. She had little help from her teachers
D. She received support from those around her
23. How did the reaction of her parents and teachers af-
fect her decision to pursue writing?
A. Her self confidence was severely affected
B. She abandoned her writing.
C. Her will to succeed became her motivating
D. She put her plans on hold
24. When the author began writing, the process was
C. Unpredictable D. Rewarding
25. How was the writer able to turn her situation around
to improve her writing?
A. She changed her approached to writing
B. She was diligent in her writing and continued to
submit her articles
C. She began to believe in herself
D. She started to see herself as being success-
26. What effect did the attitude of her parents and
teachers have on her writing, in the long term?
A. No real impact, the writer was destined to
B. The writer overcame her struggle and
began believing in herself.
C. They caused the writer to struggle and it af-
fected her confidence
D. The writer became more determined to suc-
27. The learning lesson from this article is
A. Do not let the views of others determine
B. Parents and teachers are there do guide,
but they do not have all the answers
C. You have the ability to succeed
D. No one knows better than you, what you
are capable of achieving.
28. How have the experiences of the writer shaped
A. She continues to sets herself new goals
B. She know no limits to success
C. She approaches everyday with cautious op-
D. She continued to challenge herself to suc-
29. What had the greatest influence on the writer?
A. Seeing the success enjoyed by others
evening ritual of worrying and self-recrimination to one of visualization and raising my "vibration." I've had this explained to
me two ways: we are all just energy and we can operate at a low vibration and negative energy, or at a high vibration and
positive energy. Alternatively, we can raise our vibration and connect with God, the Source, the Divine or the Creator - choose
your own name for it. The Creator is the place from where all creativity comes. I learned to tap into that feeling of joy and began
to gratefully accept my gifts and talents.
Each evening before I fall asleep, I close my eyes and let myself be successful, productive and filled with joy. As I feel the joy, I
experience a lightness and feel a buzzing around me. I let the feeling flow over me until I am operating at this level of vibration,
awash in positive energy and feelings. My specific visualization changes based on the projects I'm working on. One night I might
visualize myself walking into my office, smiling and energetic. I am thrilled at the ideas that flow from my center, and start re-
searching markets to sell these articles to. I see myself writing winning query letters and manuscripts. I think about spending
my paychecks on something special: flowers to plant, new hiking shoes for me and my husband, a donation to the food pantry.
After a few practice sessions, any writer can benefit from this tool by:
- Finding a quiet place.
- Thinking of the happiest moment in your life and allowing yourself to relive the happiness you felt at that time.
- Imagining yourself getting lighter. One way to do this is to visualize yourself in an elevator. Get in on the first floor, then
move up, floor by floor until you notice a "buzzing" feeling.
- Once there, start the visualizations of your writing success. Remember the good, happy feeling. This is the feeling you
want to continue throughout the day as you turn your visualizations into reality.
The next step is to create that positive feeling by talking to yourself about where you intend to be, not just tomorrow morning,
but in a year from now: "I'm so happy that my new novel is being published this week. I thought the interview I gave last week
was productive. My second novel is nearly finished." Despite the fact that none of this has yet manifested, keep talking to your-
self (or journaling) about it as if it is happening now. Truly see yourself in these positions - signing books, giving interviews on
CNN, and preparing a second manuscript for your editor.
Keep practicing, knowing that you will find yourself writing and selling more. You will become more creative and better able to
overcome the obstacles you've placed between you and your writing success. When you start to head down the "I'm a loser"
road, stop yourself and redirect your feelings by beginning a new visualization about how wonderful your work is, and how
many people have benefited from your writing.
Day by day, I am manifesting my dream. Since starting my visualization practice, I have begun writing every day. In fact, I often
squeeze in extra writing throughout the day, enjoying the happiness that flows in and out of me as I write.
Article by Pamela White
B. Her belief in herself
C. Her willingness to persevere
D. Reading about the achievements of others
30. The MAIN intention of this article is to
A. Inspire the reader to pursue his dreams
B. Guide the reader in his pursuits
C. Build character
D. Eliminate the fear associated with trying
DIRECTIONS: Read the poem carefully before attempt-
ing the questions. Each question has four options, select
the most appropriate answer, based on what is implied
or stated in the poem.
HOW SOON HATH TIME
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stolen on his wing my three and twentieth year!
My hasting days fly on with full career,
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th.
Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth,
That I to manhood am arrived so near,
And inward ripeness doth much less appear,
That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th.
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow,
It shall be still in strictest measure even
To that same lot, however mean or high,
Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven; 12
All is, if I have grace to use it so,
As ever in my great Taskmaster's eye.
By John Milton
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31. Line 1 "the subtle thief of youth," is
32. The MAIN theme of the poem is
C. Accomplishment D. Regret
33. What is your understanding of (line 3)?
A. The poet is at the height of his career
B. The poet has lost his life to terminal illness
C. The poet has enjoyed much success
D. The poet is desirous of having a career
34. The poet is at what stage of life?
A. He is nearing the end of his life
B. He is approaching adolescence
C. He is in his early twenties
D. He has reached manhood
35. "Spring," is a metaphor for
36. "And inward ripeness doth much less appear," is
the SAME as saying
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