(The previous part is a description of what happened on December 1, 1955)
The boycott lasted 380 days, and cost the bus line millions of dollars. Finally, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that segregation on the buses was unconstitutional. Rosa Parks could now sit anywhere on a bus. Although most of us have forgotten her, the revolution she started changed America.
Separating the black from the white on buses was not unlawful until___.
a. early 1956 b. late 1950's
The date December 1st, 1955 occurs late in the year 1955. 'late' because 'December' is the last month of the year. 'early (in the year)1956' occurs in January through May. Choice a. describes the wrong date.
Note, 'late 1950's' refers to 1956 through 1959. December 1st, 1955 occurs in the "mid 1950's". Choice b., the correct answer, is semantically erroneous. But, give only choices a. and b., b. is the one I'd pick.
The writer uses "Oliver Cromwell' as an example of "All sorts of people are apple-polishers ". Cromwell admits he is an apple-polisher in words, "but with all other sects and people I can (win with gifts, honors, etc.)."No.2
All sorts of people are apple-polishers, including politicians and people in high offices-----just about everybody. Oliver Cromwell, the great English leader, offfered many gifts to win the support of George Fox and his Ouaker group, but failed. Cromwell said, "I see there is a people risen that I cannot win either with gifts, honors, officers or places; but with all other sects and people I can."
What does the writer want to prove with Cromwell's example?
a. Everybody is an apple-polisher.
b. There are people who don't like being apple-polished.
Choice a. produces a dependet clause followed by an independent clause:No.3
_________ to catch the train though we left for the station 2 hours ahead of time---the awful jam on the way!
a. Barely had we time b. We had barely time
Barely had we time to catch the train, though (Dependent Clause)
We left for the station 2 hours ahead of time (Indepedent Clause)
Choice b. produces two independent clauses, resulting in a run-on sentence:
We had barely time to catch the train, though, (Independent Clause)
We left for the station 2 hours ahead of time (Independent Clause)
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