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    Paragraph Questions

    Dear Teacher,

    Would you please check my thoughts/answers for the following passage?
    (I showed it as separate and numbered sentences)

    Thanks and regards.
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    The US Supreme Court is not a radical institution, nor is it likely to become one as a result of any particular presidential election. (1)

    The risks for the judiciary in presidential elections are a lot lower than many people imagine. (2)

    This is not because there are no significant ideological or methodological differences among judges. (3)

    Differences do exist, and they display party affiliation to some extent. (4)

    And they matter - not just on public issues such as abortion rights and racial discrimination but also in those procedures that actually guide the way lower courts handle a large variety of legal cases. (5)

    That said, the courts have pretty strong institutional defenses against radicalism of any kind. (6)

    For one thing, the judiciary's power is spread among more than 800 federal judges, no one of whose views matter all that much in the broad scheme of things. (7)

    Even on the Supreme Court the idiosyncrasies or ideological extremism of any one judge can have only a limited effect. (8)

    Without four likeminded judges, his or her views are just noise. (9)


    57. It is pointed out in the passage that though there are differences of opinion within the judiciary, ----.

    A) they play only a very small role in their deliberations
    The risks for the judiciary in presidential elections are a lot lower than many people imagine. (2)
    B) they are far fewer than they used to be
    C) these in no way concern party politics
    D) it is almost impossible to avoid radicalism
    E) this only becomes apparent at election times

    (I could not decide for this question)
    58. According to the passage, the Supreme Court of the US ----.


    A) is feared by the lower courts
    B) is a breeding ground for radicalism
    C) is cut off from the lower courts of justice
    D) avoids, as far as possible, public issues like abortion
    E) can only be slightly affected by a presidential election


    59. According to the passage, all rulings of the Supreme Court ----.

    A) are reconsidered after an election
    B) can be influenced by the federal judges
    the judiciary's power is spread among more than 800 federal judges (7)
    C) must have had the support of at least five judges
    D) aim at preventing ideological extremism
    E) are, to a very large extent, influenced by party affiliation


    60. It is clear from the passage that the US judiciary system ----.

    A) reflects the opinions of the president
    B) is well-protected against any kind of extremism
    the courts have pretty strong institutional defenses against radicalism of any kind. (6)
    C) consists of the Supreme Court and the various lower courts and all act independently of each other
    D) takes its character, not from the Supreme Court, but from the federal courts
    E) faces pressure from many quarters

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    Re: Paragraph Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Honore View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Would you please check my thoughts/answers for the following passage?
    (I showed it as separate and numbered sentences)

    Thanks and regards.
    --------------------------

    The US Supreme Court is not a radical institution, nor is it likely to become one as a result of any particular presidential election. (1)

    The risks for the judiciary in presidential elections are a lot lower than many people imagine. (2)

    This is not because there are no significant ideological or methodological differences among judges. (3)

    Differences do exist, and they display party affiliation to some extent. (4)

    And they matter - not just on public issues such as abortion rights and racial discrimination but also in those procedures that actually guide the way lower courts handle a large variety of legal cases. (5)

    That said, the courts have pretty strong institutional defenses against radicalism of any kind. (6)

    For one thing, the judiciary's power is spread among more than 800 federal judges, no one of whose views matter all that much in the broad scheme of things. (7)

    Even on the Supreme Court the idiosyncrasies or ideological extremism of any one judge can have only a limited effect. (8)

    Without four likeminded judges, his or her views are just noise. (9)


    57. It is pointed out in the passage that though there are differences of opinion within the judiciary, ----.

    A) they play only a very small role in their deliberations
    The risks for the judiciary in presidential elections are a lot lower than many people imagine. (2)
    B) they are far fewer than they used to be
    C) these in no way concern party politics
    D) it is almost impossible to avoid radicalism
    E) this only becomes apparent at election times

    (I could not decide for this question)
    58. According to the passage, the Supreme Court of the US ----.


    A) is feared by the lower courts
    B) is a breeding ground for radicalism
    C) is cut off from the lower courts of justice
    D) avoids, as far as possible, public issues like abortion
    E) can only be slightly affected by a presidential election


    59. According to the passage, all rulings of the Supreme Court ----.

    A) are reconsidered after an election
    B) can be influenced by the federal judges
    the judiciary's power is spread among more than 800 federal judges (7)
    C) must have had the support of at least five judges
    D) aim at preventing ideological extremism
    E) are, to a very large extent, influenced by party affiliation


    60. It is clear from the passage that the US judiciary system ----.

    A) reflects the opinions of the president
    B) is well-protected against any kind of extremism
    the courts have pretty strong institutional defenses against radicalism of any kind. (6)
    C) consists of the Supreme Court and the various lower courts and all act independently of each other
    D) takes its character, not from the Supreme Court, but from the federal courts
    E) faces pressure from many quarters
    57. IMO, there is no correct answer there. The one you picked is the closest, but the paragraph doesn't really say that.

    58. E.

    59. C.

    60. B is correct.

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    Re: Paragraph Questions

    Dear Teacher,

    Thank you for explanations.

    Regards

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    Re: Paragraph Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Honore View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Thank you for explanations.

    Regards
    You're welcome.

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