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Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
 What I’ve Missed With My Camcorder conclusion of the first, grand operatic
 I am a card-carrying parent of this chorus, my daughter stepped forward.
 generation—a memory-card-carrying
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With a small grin, bright eyes and a
 member, that is. My husband and I quality of self-possession that I had
 started early: as soon as we found out I never seen in her before, she focused
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was pregnant, we began poring over into the darkened audience and began to
 ratings of video cameras alongside cribs sing the solo part. She sang in a high,
 and changing tables. And while the
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clear soprano voice that stunned me. I
 furniture gathered dust in the nursery as don’t recall taking a breath. She didn’t
 we waited for the baby, the video camera waver. She didn’t rush. She didn’t make
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was pressed into action. any embarrassed-looking, apologetic
   gestures for taking ownership of the
 As our family has grown, we’ve
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stage—of herself—in those moments. At
 continued documenting it. Whatever our the conclusion, I was crying. I felt as if I
 children’s roles have been in holiday were vibrating. This was not because her
 programs, recitals and sporting events, voice had been so good. It was because
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our roles have been as recorders of it had been so much her own.
 these experiences. We are part of the  
 herd in the back of the auditorium,
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I could have kicked myself for not
 holding devices aloft, alternately bringing the video camera, but a friend
 beaming smiles from the side of the suggested otherwise: that not filming was
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camera and glancing into the viewfinder what allowed me to have the
 to keep our kids in frame. Some of our unadulterated joy of this experience.
 tapes are labeled—FIRST STEPS,
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Freed from the demand to document
 EATING PEAS, DANCING AT what was happening, I could live it. I
 GRANDPA’S HOUSE, DEER IN think of other instances when I’ve caught
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YOSEMITE—but recent tapes are simply glimpses of the people my children are
 dated. developing into—moments that come
  
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when I don’t expect them and haven’t
 Recently I hit a rough patch with my 11- prepared myself to receive them. When I
 year-old daughter. I forgot to bring the found my daughter sobbing on the sofa
 video camera to a performance at her at 4 years old, watching the film “Benji,”
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school—not entirely accidentally, given and she tearfully explained, “He doesn’t
 the resentful air between us—and felt no
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have anyone to love him,” there was no
 imperative to stop to buy a disposable video to capture it, but my memory of it is
 camera. Indelible, and recalling it still makes me
   catch my breath.
 Late in the program, her class took the  
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stage—my daughter at the center, with Adapted from Dana Chidekel, “What I’ve Missed
 her own microphone. They began to sing With My Camcorder.” © 2007 by Newsweek, Inc.
 Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” At the
  
 

 1. 

What is the meaning of “imperative” as used in line 32?
a.
Anger
c.
Regret
b.
Need
d.
Surprise
 

 2. 

Which word best replaces “unadulterated” as used in line 59?
a.
brave
c.
immature
b.
disappointing
d.
pure
 

 3. 

“We are part of the herd in the back of the auditorium” best illustrates
a.
Alliteration
c.
Metaphor
b.
Allusion
d.
Simile
 

 4. 

Which line from the passage suggests that the author questions her frequent use of the video camera?
a.
.... the video camera was pressed into action. (lines 9-10)
c.
.... but recent tapes are simply dated. (lines 25-26)
b.
As our family has grown, we’ve continued documenting it. (lines 11-12)
d.
I could have kicked myself for not bringing the video camera, (lines 55-56)
 

 5. 

Why is the author overcome with emotion in lines 44-54?
a.
She is moved by her daughter’s performance.
c.
She is upset that she forgot the video camera.
b.
She has always loved the song being performed.
d.
She is disappointed in her daughter’s selfishness.
 

 6. 

Which sentence would provide the best thesis statement for an essay discussing this passage?
a.
Most video cameras are too expensive.
c.
Video cameras help people remember important events.
b.
Video cameras are difficult to use correctly and easily break.
d.
Video cameras interfere with people's appreciation of important events.
 
 
 About the Rabbits
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you, and that’s why.” He laughed
   delightedly. “Go on now, George!”
 Lennie spoke craftily, “Tell me—like you   
 done before.” “You got it by heart. You can do it
   yourself."
 “Tell you what?”  
   “No, you. I forget some a’ the things. Tell
 “About the rabbits.”
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about how it’s gonna be.”
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George snapped, “You ain’t gonna put   
 nothing over on me.” “O.K. Someday—we’re gonna have a
   little house and a couple of acres an’ a
 Lennie pleaded, “Come on, George. Tell cow and some pigs and—”
 me. Please George. Like you done  
 before." “An’ live off the fatta the lan’,” Lennie
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“You get a kick outta that, don’t you?
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shouted. “An’ have rabbits. Go on,
 Awright, I’ll tell you, and then we’ll eat  George! Tell about what we’re gonna
 our supper . . . .” have in the garden and about the rabbits
   in the cages and about the rain in the
 George’s voice became deeper. He winter and the stove, and how thick the
 repeated his words rhythmically as
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cream is on the milk like you can hardly
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though he had said them many times cut it. Tell about that, George.”
 before. “Guys like us, that work on   
 ranches, are the loneliest guys in the  “Why’n’t you do it yourself? You know all
 world. They got no family. They don’t   of it.”
 belong no place. They come to a ranch  
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an’ work up a stake1 and then they go  “No . . . you tell it. It ain’t the same if I tell
 inta town and blow their stake, and the
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it.Go on . . . George. How I get to tend
 first thing you know they’re on some  the rabbits.”
 other ranch. They ain’t got nothing to   
 look ahead to.” “Well,” said George, “we’ll have a big
   vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and
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Lennie was delighted. “That’s it—that’s it.  chickens. And when it rains in the winter,
 Now tell how it is with us.”
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we’ll build up a fire in the stove and set
   around it an’ listen to the rain comin’
 George went on. “With us it ain’t like that.  down on the roof—Nuts!” He took out his
 We got a future. We got somebody to talk  pocket knife. “I ain’t got time for no
 to that cares about us. If them other more.” He drove his knife through the top
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guys gets in jail they can rot for all
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of one of the bean cans, sawed out the
 anybody cares. But not us.” top and passed the can to Lennie.
    
 Lennie broke in. “But not us! An’ why?  1money used to purchase a piece of land
 Because . . . because I got you to look   
 me, and you got me to look after Adapted from John Steinbeck, Of Mice and
   Men. © 1965 by John Steinbeck.
 

 7. 

Which of the following best describes the relationship between Lennie and George?
a.
Enemies
c.
Close friends
b.
Rivals
d.
Casual acquaintances
 

 8. 

What is the most appropriate description of Lennie’s personality?
a.
Childlike
c.
Irritable
b.
Fearful
d.
Self-pitying
 

 9. 

What does the author imply about George’s story in lines 32–36?
a.
Lennie finds it boring.
c.
Lennie wants to tell it instead of George.
b.
Lennie has forgotten most of it.
d.
Lennie has heard it before and likes it.
 

 10. 

What is the primary technique the author uses to develop the characters?
a.
Dialogue
c.
Imagery
b.
Conflict
d.
Metaphor
 

 11. 

What is the most likely reason Lennie asks George to tell the story about the rabbits?
a.
It reminds him of the past.
c.
It distracts him from being hungry.
b.
It gives him hope for the future.
d.
It allows him to stop talking for a while.
 

 12. 

Which line offers the sharpest contrast between Lennie and George’s dream and their present situation?
a.
“You ain’t gonna put nothing over on me.”
c.
He repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before.
b.
“You get a kick outta that, don’t you?”
d.
He  drove his knife through the top of one of the bean cans, sawed out the top and passed the can to Lennie.