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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.11-12.1

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Which war largely caused the pessimistic tone JFK was trying to overcome?
  1. World War II
  2. The Korean War
  3. The Cold War
  4. The Vietnam War
Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.6

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Which phrase represents a metaphor to show the contagiousness of joining together to take action?
  1. "Now the trumpet summons us again — not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are — but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle..."
  2. "Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind?"
  3. "The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it — and the glow from that fire can truly light the world."
  4. "My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3

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Based on the content of the poem, you can infer that the goal of the poem is to...
  1. Encourage someone facing troubles
  2. Prepare someone for troubles to come
  3. Inform someone about the benefits of faith
  4. Convert someone to a new religion
Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Which mode of persuasion does JFK use to make his point?
  1. Ethos
  2. Pathos
  3. Logos
  4. None of the above
Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.11-12.5

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.11-12.1

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.11-12.3

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.11-12.2

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.6, RI.11-12.9

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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