Supporting Details 

A. Read the passage below. Then answer the questions that follow.

1.When countries, businesses, and individuals have differences to resolve, they have several options. 2.The most direct method of resolving differences is to bargain. 3.In bargaining, the involved parties communicate directly, stating what they want and what compromises they might accept. 4.Or the parties might prefer mediation. 5.Mediation involves a neutral third party who listens to both sides, then suggests possible ways of resolving the dispute. 6.The disagreeing sides might also turn to arbitration. 7.In arbitration, a neutral third party studies both sides' arguments then imposes a decision.

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Value: 5
How many major supporting details are in the passage?
 
 
 
 

 2.

Value: 5
Which method of resolving conflicts involves a third person intervening by listening to both sides and suggesting means of resolution?
 
 
 
 

 3.

Value: 5
Sentence 7 provides a
 
 
 

 

B. Carefully read the passage below, and then answer the questions that follow.

1.In the United States, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression, at a rate of two to one. 2.There are reasons that may explain the higher rate of diagnosed depression among women. 3.Because of social roles, women are freer to express their feelings in general and therefore more likely to express the negative feelings connected with depression. 4.In addition, women's physiological and hormonal characteristics make them more vulnerable to depression than men.

 1.

Value: 5
How many major supporting details are in the passage?
 
 
 
 

 2.

Value: 5
In general, the major details of this paragraph are
 
 
 
 

 

C. Read the paragraph below. Then answer the questions that follow.

1.In order to effectively treat a headache, you need to first identify what kind of headache you have. 2.There are a few types of headaches. 3.One type is the migraine, which lasts from four hours to three days, with pulsing pain on one side of the head, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. 4.Another is the tension headache, which is characterized by scattered but constant pressure throughout the head and lasts from thirty minutes to a week. 5.The most painful kind of headaches are cluster headaches, which occur in groups as often as eight times a day and are experienced as a searing pressure in one eye. 6.A final category is the type of headache caused by another medical condition, from viral infection to brain tumor.

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Value: 5
In general, the major details of this passage are
 
 
 
 

 2.

Value: 5
The second major detail in this passage is introduced with the signal word
 
 
 
 

 

D. Carefully read the passage below, and then answer the questions that follow.

1.To a greater or lesser extent, all of us have learned aggressive responses. 2.We are each a potential aggressor. 3.A number of conditions have been found to stimulate aggression. 4.For one thing, pain–both medical and physical–heightens aggressiveness. 5.Any decidedly hurtful event, whether a big disappointment, a personal insult, or a physical pain, can incite an emotional outbrust. 6.Environmental irritants can also stimulate aggression. 7.The most–studied is heat. 8.Studies have found that, compared with students who answered questionnaires in a room with a normal temperature, those who did so in an uncomfortably hot room (over 90°F) reported feeling more tired and aggressive and expressed more hostility toward a stranger they were asked to rate. 9.A third condition, one that especially provokes aggression, is attacks by another. 10.Experiments confirm that attacks bring counterattacks, especially when the victim perceives the attack as intentional. 11.Finally, crowding–the feeling of not having enough space–can be stressful. 12.The stress experienced by animals allowed to overpopulate a confined environment produces heightened aggressiveness. 13.And it is undeniably true that dense urban areas suffer higher rates of crime and emotional distress.

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Value: 5
How many major supporting details are in this passage?
 
 
 
 

 2.

Value: 5
The signal words that introduce each of the major details are
 
 
 
 

 

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