Directions: In the following passage, certain words and phrases are underlined and numbered. The questions will provide alternatives for the underlined portion. You should choose the alternative that best expresses the idea in standard written English and is worded most consistently with the tone of the passage. If you believe the original version is best, then choose “NO CHANGE.” There will also be questions about sections of the passage or about the passage as a whole. Read the entire passage before answering any of the questions. For some questions you may need to read beyond the underlined section in order to determine the correct answer.
more of my cousins whom
most of my cousins who
many of my cousins whom
my Italian cousins and I busy ourselves in my aunt’s bright yellow kitchen cooking up large platefuls of our delicious Italian gnocchi.
my extended Italian family roll out the dough and begin to prepare delicious Italian gnocchi from scratch in my aunt’s bright yellow kitchen.
my cousins hang out on the back porch while I read a book in my bedroom.
my family gathers around the dining room table to enjoy a special family gnocchi dish.
a tiny detail that describes the setting of this passage.
a detail that explains why so many gnocchi recipes exist.
a piece of compelling, but irrelevant information.
a comparison between two types of Italian gnocchi.
the family recipes
we, who make
eventually had success
did eventually have success
Raoul, who is her husband,
Raoul who’s her husband,
Raoul, who’s her husband
Raoul has a tendency to complain, so we were not surprised by what happened next.
My other cousin Freddie also brought his wife and two kids with him to New Jersey.
Raoul loves our family’s Italian food, but unfortunately he has a very sensitive stomach.
OMIT the underlined portion.
eat as evidently, water
eat, because, as is evident water
eat though evidently, water
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