Answers are below the exercises.
Please note: It is important for students to begin getting used to answering these passages using a pencil, scratch paper and an answer sheet. Here is an answer sheet you can download and print out: http://scrambledparas.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-practice-answer-sheet.html
Not only was its girth tremendous, its height was towering.
_____ (R) Some ash trees are known to soar over 200 feet tall and such incredible growth owes credit to a fantastic root system.
_____ (T) To the Celts he ash spoke to us of growth, expansion, and a higher perspective.
_____ (R) Love struck young men would try to endear themselves by collecting Edelweiss from those hard to access crags and ledges in the High Alps of Europe.
_____ (S) During these quests many died from falls, or succumbed to exposure, insufficiently prepared for sudden weather changes.