Question 15 - Critical Reading Practice Test for the English Basics

Using words and phrases like iconic, defiantly, and broke barriers, the author of this passage is using the ____ of these words to set the tone.

In 1967, one of today’s most iconic runners made her mark in history. Despite an angry official who tried to push her off the course of the Boston Marathon, Katherine Switzer defiantly ran on, broke barriers and became the first woman to officially complete the legendary race.

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