Advanced Practice Exercises - Faulty Comparisons
Advanced Practice Exercises - Faulty Comparisons
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 1 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) Catherine the Great of Russia (1683-1727) was surely not as holy as Catherine of Siena (1347-80). B) Catherine the Great of Russia (1683-1727) was surely not holy as Catherine of Siena (1347-80). C) Catherine the Great of Russia (1683-1727) was surely not as holy like Catherine of Siena (1347-80). 2 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) The paintings in the Museum of Modern Art are more abstract than the Metropolitan Museum of Art. B) The paintings in the Museum of Modern Art are more abstract than the paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. C) In the Museum of Modern Art, the paintings are more abstract than the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 3 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) The ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes realized that he could determine the circumference of the earth using a mathematical formula that is simple as any taught in a high school geometry course. B) The ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes realized that he could determine the circumference of the earth using a mathematical formula that is as simple as a high school geometry course. C) The ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes realized that he could determine the circumference of the earth using a mathematical formula that is as simple as any taught in a high school geometry course. 4 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) Shakespeare's Henry VIII is performed littler than most of his other plays. B) Shakespeare's Henry VIII is performed less often than most of his other plays. C) Shakespeare's Henry VIII is performed less often than most of his plays. 5 Click on the selection that that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) Jeremy's oldest sister is taller than his siblings, but she is not as athletic as they are. B) Jeremy's oldest sister is taller than his other siblings, but she is not athletic as they are. C) Jeremy's oldest sister is taller than his other siblings, but she is not as athletic as they are. 6 Click on the selection that that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) Jerry did worse on the chemistry final than anyone else in the class because he studied the least. B) Jerry did more badly on the chemistry final than anyone else in the class because he studied less. C) Jerry did worse on the chemistry final than anyone in the class because he studied the least. 7 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) Every test the teacher gave us was more impossible than the one before, and the last test was the most impossible. B) Every test the teacher gave us was more impossible than the one before, and the last test was the most difficult. C) Every test the teacher gave us was more difficult than the one before, and the last test was impossible. 8 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) The first pass is higher, but the ascent to the second is more strenuous than the ascent to the first. B) The first pass is higher but the ascent less strenuous. C) The first pass is higher than the second pass, but the ascent to the second is more strenuous than the ascent to the first. 9 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) Before Farhan entered the first grade, he knew more polysyllabic words than any other student in his school. However, we believe he may not be as gifted as his younger sister. B) Before Farhan entered the first grade, he knew more polysyllabic words than any student in his school. However, we believe he may not be as gifted as his younger sister. C) Before Farhan entered the first grade, he knew more polysyllabic words than any other student in his school. However, we believe he may not be gifted as his younger sister. 10 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) The people of the United States are, overall, richer than most other countries. B) The people of the United States are, overall, richer than are the people of most other countries. C) The people of the United States are, overall, more rich than are the people of other countries. 11 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) The cough medicine that my doctor prescribed is not as expensive as most other cough medicines. B) The cough medicine that my doctor prescribed is not as expensive as most cough medicines. C) The cough medicine that my doctor prescribed is not expensive as most other cough medicines. 12 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) The first symptoms of AIDS are not always as apparent as other diseases. B) The first symptoms of AIDS are not always as apparent as those of other diseases. C) The first symptoms of AIDS are not always apparent as those of other diseases. 13 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) History has not been very kind to Rome's Borgia family. Indeed, the Borgias are certainly not respected as Florence's Medicis. B) History has not been very kind to Rome's Borgia family. Indeed, the Borgias are certainly not as respected as Florence's Medicis. C) History has not been that kind to Rome's Borgia family. Indeed, the Borgias are certainly not as respected as Florence's Medicis. 14 Click on the selection that best expresses a clear, logical, and complete comparison. A) Both Enrico Fermi (1909-54) and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) were physicists, but Fermi is not as famous as Einstein, who is better known than any other twentieth-century scientist. B) Both Enrico Fermi (1909-54) and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) were physicists, but Fermi is not as famous as Einstein, who is better known than any twentieth-century scientist. C) Both Enrico Fermi (1909-54) and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) were physicists, but Fermi is not famous as Einstein, who is better known than any other twentieth-century scientist.