Now that you’ve learned all about the Praxis writing test, try your hand at some practice questions.
D: “Instead of” takes a participle: “occupied” should be corrected to occupying.
C: Who tore down the old buildings? Surely not the “longtime residents.” The antecedent—some group such as landlords or developers—is missing.
E: This is a published interview. This is evidenced not only by the fact that the citation contains “Interview with Charles Bock,” but also by the inclusion of the year of publication and the pages of the magazine in which the interview was published.
B: Choice (B) is correct, as a biography is a secondary source. The other sources listed are produced by people who were present during the event or activity being documented and are thus primary sources. (E) might have been tempting, but an artifact, recording, or other source of information, such as a photograph, from the time of an event can be a primary source.