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  • More than 50% of PLA students earned a degree in seven years, compared to 21% of non-PLA students.

  • Students who receive credit-by-examination through CLEP for an introductory course are much more likely to earn an A or B in subsequent courses than students who complete the introductory course.

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    with today’s curriculum.

    CLEP exams are constructed by more than 600 faculty members.

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    CLEP helps open up space in introductory classes.

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    CLEP students are as likely or more likely to graduate as students of the same ability who completed an introductory college-level course.

  • A time-saving avenue to degree completion.

    CLEP students pursuing a bachelor’s degree saved between 2.5 and 10 months of time in earning their degrees.

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance satirizes which literary and cultural movement?

  • A.

    Transcendentalism

  • B.

    The Great Awakening

  • C.

    Progressivism

  • D.

    Regionalism

  • E.

    Imagism

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

Which of the following writers was known for his novels about Americans confronting European society?

  • A.

    Frank Norris

  • B.

    Jack London

  • C.

    Henry James

  • D.

    Theodore Dreiser

  • E.

    William Dean Howells

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray,
The while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

The poem was written by

  • A.

    Phillis Wheatley

  • B.

    Amy Lowell

  • C.

    Adrienne Rich

  • D.

    Anne Bradstreet

  • E.

    Emily Dickinson

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray,
The while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

Which of the following best describes the poem's rhyme scheme?

  • A.

    abcabcdefdef

  • B.

    aabbccddeeff

  • C.

    abcdabcdabcd

  • D.

    aabbaaccabab

  • E.

    ababcdcdefef

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Learning to Read

ACE Recommended Score Weighting: 
1
Semester Hours: 
2
B-Level: 
3
C-Level: 
4

Composition and Literature

ACE Recommended Score Weighting: 
50
Semester Hours: 
6
B-Level: 
65
C-Level: 
50