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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.

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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

Introduction to Business Law

ACE Recommended Score Weighting: 
50
Semester Hours: 
3
B-Level: 
53
C-Level: 
48

Information Systems & Computer Applications

ACE Recommended Score Weighting: 
50
Semester Hours: 
3
B-Level: 
60
C-Level: 
50

Financial Accounting

ACE Recommended Score Weighting: 
50
Semester Hours: 
3
B-Level: 
65
C-Level: 
50

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