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Las preguntas 1 al 6 se contestan en base al siguiente texto At her death in 1695 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz left a remarkable body of writing-religious, courtly, and popular poems in a wide variety of verse forms; intellectual treatises; religious and secular plays; a long epistemological poem; “Primero Sueño”; and an autobiographical essay, the “Respuesta a Sor Filotea”, wich, to date, remainsthe most reliable literary potrait we have of this woman of genius. What we know of Sor Juana merely awakens our appetite for further information. We are unsure of date of her birth. We do not know wheter she ever knew her father. We know approximately when she was sent to Mexico City to live with her mother’s sister, but not why. We can approxiamte the dates of her life in court under theprotection and patronage of the Marqués and Marquesa de Mancera, but we know nothing of the everyday details of those years. We can only speculate as to why at the heigt of her popularity and the full flush of her beauty she left the court to enter tne convent. In addition to the guesses we can make from her writing, and beisdes the autobioraphical “Respuesta”, and the nearly contemporary biographywritten by Father Diego Callejas, we have only a handful of birth, death, and marriage records relating to her family, and a few papers concedrning Sor Juana’s entrance into and subsequent professiomns of faith in firts the Carmelite Order, and then the convent of Saint Jerome, where she died. 1. a) b) c) d) 2. a) b) c) d) 3. a) b) c) d) According to the text, biographical material on sor Juana isaccurate in its general content abundant in cronological information distorted for the study of her work insufficient for understanding her life The reasons Sor Juana entered the convent are clear dubious unknown mystical When the author says “the most reliable literary portrait”, the means that the information is true the datails are perfect the details are correct the information is trustful

Laspreguntas 4 a 6 se contestan en base al siguiente texto It was reported that the number of deaths caused by railways in one year was 4,712. That sounds like a good argument for staying off trains, perhaps for keeping to your cars instead. But when you look at the figure more closely, you learn that it means something quite different. Nearly half the victims were people whose cars crashed withtrains at crossing. Only one hundred and thirty-two were passengers on trains. And, even that figures is worth little for the purposes of comparison unless you also have information on total passenger miles. 4. a) b) c) d) A great number of people were reported to have died in railway accidents; however, driving trains is dangerous not all of them crashed at crossing most of them were not passangers ontrains this information should be based on total pasenger miles

5. The main idea in the text is that a) car drivers fear trains b) trains are safer tha cars

c) train passengers often die at crossings d) cars are rarely mentioned in statistics 6. a) b) c) d) 7. a) b) c) d) 8. a) b) c) d) 9. a) b) c) d) 10. a) b) c) d) 11. a) b) c) d) 12. a) b) c) d) 13. a) b) c) d) 14. a) b) c) d) The word“it”, underlined in line 5, refers to the figure looking closely a good argument keeping to one’s car Mary’s crying. You _________ not ____________ her like that. may / punished may / have punished should / punished should / have punished I could have __________ faster if I ________ the other shoes. ran / had worn ran / would wear run / had worn run / would wear Never trust Barbara; she toldeverybody what she had _________ about Jane. oversight overtaken overheard overcome All the car’s ___________ were modernized for the new model. icicles features drawbacks performances I bought Shakespeare?s complete works __________ a special collection of elizabeth than theatre. advice advise beside besides I wish I ________ as lucky as you be were to be being I didn’t think Henry would __________...
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