ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Practice Test 4
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Read the following passage and answer the question

Cities across the world are essentially blends of smaller cultural environments that lead people to have vastly different experiences. Each city typically contains a broad spectrum of dining establishments along with various art institutions like museums and theatres. Yet with all these blends of dining, art and night lives, what is the one characteristic that can distinguish a city? History. The undeniably unique history of each city provides rich traditions and a bond between the local people that overshadows any other city’s mélange of dining and art institutions.

In context, which word most closely defines mélange?


ACCUPLACER Test Information

The ACCUPLACER exam is a test used by many school to evaluate an incoming student's readiness for college.  The ACCUPLACER helps a school place the student in the appropriate course level.  The ACCUPLACER test is developed and administered by the College Board, the maker of the ACT exam.  The exam is computer-adaptive, meaning that the difficulty of the test questions will vary based on how a student answers previous questions.  The ACCUPLACER test consists of assessments in the following areas: arithmetic, elementary algebra, college-level math, reading comprehension, sentence skills, essay writing and English as a Second Language (ESL).  The school that is giving the test will specify which sections of the test the student should take.


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From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations". Internet. Available from; accessed 8/29/2011.

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