TSI Reading Practice Quiz 4
Please take a moment to complete this quiz.
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?

TSI Information

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test is a program intended to help your college determine if you are ready for college-level course work.  The TSI test covers math, reading, and writing test areas.

The purpose of the TSI exam is to assess your readiness for college-level course work.  Your scores on the TSI will affect the courses you will be placed in, as well as identifying whether any academic interventions are required.

All incoming college students in Texas are required to take the TSI assessment unless exempted (i.e., meeting ACT or SAT college readiness standards, successful completion of college-level english and math courses...).

The TSI test questions are multiple choice. In addition, many students will be required to write an essay for the writing portion of the test. The questions are aligned to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards.

The TSI exam does not have a time limit. The number of questions on the exam vary because the TSI test is a computer-adaptive test.  Computer adaptive tests change the difficulty and number of questions depending on how a student is responding.  Scoring is immediate - after you finish your TSI assessment, you will immediately receive a score and information on your skill or proficiency levels.


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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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