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Refer to the following paragraph.

(1)One of the lifelong memories many of us share are the moment we obtained a driver's license.
(2)If we were teenagers at the time, these licenses signified our passage to adulthood.
(3)We clearly remember practicing to handle a car well in heavy traffic and learning to parallel park.

(4)We also prepared for the test by studying the driver's booklet, memorizing rules, and learning road signs. (5)Because we dreaded possible disaster, the road test seemed worse than the written test. (6)While conducting these difficult tests, the state driving inspectors often seemed stern and unyielding. (7)Therefore, when all the tests were finally over, we felt a real sense of achievement. (8)Whether or not we have chosen to use our licenses since then, they remain of enormous value to us. (9)They symbolize our passport both to independence and to the open road.

Following are some GED Writing Skills sample questions on this passage:

  1. Sentence 1: One of the lifelong memories many of us share are the moment we obtained a driver's license.

    What correction should be made to this sentence?

    1. change the spelling of memories to memorys
    2. insert a comma after memories
    3. change are to is
    4. change driver's to drivers
    5. no correction is necessary

    Answer: C

  2. Sentence 3: We clearly remember practicing to handle a car well in heavy traffic and learning to parallel park.

    Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence? If you think the original is the best way, choose option (1).

    1. traffic and learning
    2. traffic, but learning
    3. traffic, for learning
    4. traffic, so learning
    5. traffic because learning

    Answer: A

  3. Sentence 7: Therefore, when all the tests were finally over, we felt a real sense of achievement.

    If you rewrote sentence 7 beginning with

    Therefore, we felt a real sense of achievement

    the next word should be

    1. or
    2. all
    3. when
    4. while
    5. but

    Answer: C

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