General and Specific Sentences
Circle the letter of the more specific sentence.
|1. || a.
|| For many Americans, the cowboy symbolizes freedom and independence.
||For many Americans, the cowboy is a powerful symbol with great meaning attached to it.
|2. || a.
|| According to research, the first year of college can be a
very difficult time for students living away from home.
||According to researcher Joshua Gold, many college freshmen
suffer from severe homesickness during their first semester.
|3. || a.
|| In 1921 eight teenage girls arrived in Atlantic City
to participate in the first Miss America pageant.
||The Miss America pageant has been around a long time;
the first pageant was held some time in the early 1920s.
|4. || a.
||The cultural context has a powerful influence on peoples
willingness to express emotion.|
||Generally speaking, Europeans and Americans are trained
to show more emotion than are Asians.
|5. || a.
||When the jazz dancer Josephine Baker arrived in Paris,
she took the city by storm; within a short time, she was the
toast of the town.|
||Three weeks after her arrival in Paris in 1925,
Josephine Bakers performances were sold out for months,
and her admirers were showering her with gifts.
|6. || a.
||In the 1790s, hundreds of western Pennsylvania residents
took up arms after the government tried to collect a new tax on whiskey.|
||Only a short while after the Constitution had been signed,
residents of western Pennsylvania openly challenged their brand-new government.
|7. || a.
||Initially people were shocked by the plainness of the Vietnam
War memorial, so different from memorials erected in the past.|
||Much simpler than earlier memorials, the controversial Vietnam
War memorial is a large black marble slab filled with the names
of those who died in the war.
|8. || a.
||Spirituals like "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,"
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot," and "When the Saints Go Marchin In"
have all become staples of both concerts and recitals.|
||Many of the spirituals once sung by slaves have become musical
standards that are sung over and over again and never seem to go out of fashion.
|9. || a.
||In the 1950s, trumpeter Miles Davis established himself
as a leader in the world of jazz.|
||In the fifties, trumpeter Miles Davis introduced the "cool"
playing style that was to profoundly influence a generation of musicians.
|10. || a.
||The Cuban dictator Fidel Castro began his long political career as a rebel who fought the corrupt rule of Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista.|
||Fidel Castro may be a dictator now, but he didnt start out that way.
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