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[1]

After practice landing, the French instructor nodded to the young African-American woman at the controls and jumped down to the ground. Bessie Coleman was on her own now. She linedthe nose of the open cockpit biplane on the runway's center gave the engine full throttle, and took off into history.

[2]
It was a long journey from the Americanborn in 1893, to these French skies.There hadn't been much of a future for her in Oklahoma then. Afterat Langston Industrial College, Coleman headed for Chicago to see what could be done to realize a dream. Ever since she saw her first airplane when she was a little girl, Coleman had known that someday, somehow, she would fly

[3]

Try as she might, however, Coleman could not obtain flying lessons anywhere in the city. Then she sought aid from Robert S.of the Chicago Weekly Defender. The newspaperman got in touch with a flight school in France that was willing to teach this determined young woman to fly.

[4]

[1] Whileone of her instructors Anthony Fokker, the famous aircraft designer. [2] Bessie Coleman took a quick course in French,her affairs, and sailed for Europe. [3] Coping with aforeign language and flying in capricious, unstable machines held together with baling wire was daunting, but Coleman persevered.

[5]

On June 15, 1921, Bessieissued by the International Aeronautical Federation. Not only was she the first black woman to win her pilot's wings, she was the first American woman to hold this coveted license.

[6]

She was ready for a triumphant return to the United States to barnstorm andthat if the will isone's dream can be attained.

Following are ACT English sample questions on this passage:

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. one finally ultimate
    3. one final
    4. one last final

    Answer: C

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. off
    3. along
    4. OMIT the underlined portion.

    Answer: A

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. mark,
    3. mark, Coleman
    4. mark that

    Answer: B

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. Southwest that she'd been
    3. Southwest, where she'd been
    4. Southwest, she was

    Answer: C

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. It is now just about a century since the year of her birth.
    3. Just about a century has passed since the year of her birth.
    4. OMIT the underlined portion.

    Answer: D

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. a year
    3. a year like two full semesters
    4. one year filled with two semesters

    Answer: B

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. Abbott:
    3. Abbott, whose
    4. Abbott;

    Answer: A

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. they're
    3. there,
    4. there, she had as

    Answer: D

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. as if to settle
    3. to settle
    4. settled

    Answer: D

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. (Place after with)
    3. (Place after flying)
    4. (Place after in)

    Answer: C

  1. Which of the following sequences of sentences will make Paragraph 4 most logical?
    1. NO CHANGE
    2. 1, 3, 2
    3. 2, 1, 3
    4. 3, 2, 1

    Answer: C

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. Coleman earned an international pilot's license
    3. Coleman, earned an international pilot's license
    4. Coleman earned an international pilot's license;

    Answer: B

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. lecture and proof
    3. lecture, proof
    4. lecture proof,

    Answer: C

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. stronger than
    3. strongly enough,
    4. strong enough,

    Answer: D

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