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To pass the ILTS English Language Arts test you need a score of 240.

The range of possible scores is 100 to 300.

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ILTS English Language Arts - FAQ Sample Questions

In Divine Comedy by Dante, where do misers reside in Hell?

Correct Answer:
the fourth circle
in dante alighieri's "divine comedy," the misers, along with the spendthrifts, are punished in the fourth circle of hell. this epic poem is a profound christian vision of mankind's temporal and eternal fate and is divided into three parts: inferno (hell), purgatorio (purgatory), and paradiso (paradise).

the fourth circle of hell, overseen by the demon plutus, is where those who sinned through greed are punished. dante's depiction of hell in "inferno" is structured around the concept of contrapasso, a term which refers to the punishment of souls by a process either resembling or contrasting with the sin itself. in the fourth circle, dante presents a vivid and symbolic retribution for the sins of avarice and prodigality.

here, the misers and the spendthrifts are forced to joust endlessly using enormous, heavy boulders. each group pushes their weights against the weight of the other group, clashing at a central point, then struggling back around the circle to start over again. this eternal, futile conflict mirrors the useless accumulation and wasteful expenditure of resources in which they engaged during their lives.

the imagery dante uses is powerful and evocative, portraying the sheer pointlessness of the actions of both groups. the misers, who hoarded wealth, and the spendthrifts, who squandered it, are now bound to an eternal stalemate, symbolizing the emptiness of their earthly pursuits. the physical labor is not only a punishment but also a manifestation of their moral choices in life, reflecting the heavy burden and the relentless self-defeat inherent in their sins.

this circle, reflective of the broader moral lessons in the "divine comedy," shows dante's concern with the right use of money, which, according to medieval christian thought, should be neither hoarded nor squandered. the punishment of the misers and the spendthrifts serves as a cautionary tale against the excesses of greed and the moral and spiritual degradation it can bring.

You are a teacher who tells the following story to your 7th grade students: Say you just got into a water fight with your brother in the backyard.  It started innocently enough.  He asked for a glass of water, and you brought it over.  But you tripped and spilled the water all over him.  So he picked up the garden hose and doused you. Of course, you grabbed the garden hose and doused him. THEN, your mom arrives. "What happened?" she asks.  "He's the biggest jerk in the world!" you might yell. "I didn't do anything!" your brother might yell back.  Neither of you is giving her ______________________.

Correct Answer:
an objective summary
in the scenario you described to your 7th grade students, both you and your brother are presenting highly subjective accounts of the water fight incident to your mother. this means that neither of you is providing her with an objective summary of the events that transpired.

an objective summary is a concise and factual recounting of a situation, excluding personal biases, emotions, and interpretations. it focuses solely on the essential details, presenting them without distortion from personal feelings or perspectives. in your story, an objective summary would simply state that there was an accident with a glass of water leading to a playful escalation involving a garden hose, without assigning blame or intent to either party.

in contrast, the statements "he's the biggest jerk in the world!" and "i didn't do anything!" clearly demonstrate subjective perspectives. these responses are influenced by personal feelings and do not provide a clear, unbiased account of the incident. each brother's account is shaped by his own interpretation and emotional response to the event, which does not help in conveying the actual sequence of events as they objectively occurred.

understanding the difference between subjective and objective summaries is important. subjective summaries, while providing insight into a person's feelings and perspectives, can lead to misunderstandings or biased interpretations when the facts are not clearly communicated. on the other hand, an objective summary allows for a clear, unambiguous understanding of events, which is crucial in many scenarios, especially in resolving disputes or conflicts fairly.

thus, in the context of your story, neither you nor your brother is giving your mother an objective summary, but rather each is expressing his own subjective and emotionally charged version of the events. this example illustrates the importance of striving to communicate objectively, particularly in situations where understanding the factual basis of an event is necessary for resolving issues or making informed decisions.