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  • 1. 
     A student buys a science textbook for $18.00, a math textbook for $14.50, and a dictionary for $9.95. What is the total cost of the books?
    • A. 

      $27.95

    • B. 

      $38.50

    • C. 

      $42.45

    • D. 

      $41.95


  • 2. 
    Jack loaned Bob $1,500 at an annual interest rate of 7%. After one year, how much will Bob owe Jack?
    • A. 

      $1,605

    • B. 

      $1,507

    • C. 

      $105

    • D. 

      $1,500


  • 3. 
     A 2-ton truck is taxed at a rate of $0.12 per pound. How much is the total tax bill?
    • A. 

      $120

    • B. 

      $240

    • C. 

      $600

    • D. 

      $480


  • 4. 
     How many quart cans can be filled from a 25-gallon bucket of paint?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      80


  • 5. 
    A half-pint of cream is what part of a gallon?
    • A. 

      1⁄8

    • B. 

      1⁄6

    • C. 

      1⁄4

    • D. 

      1⁄16


  • 6. 
    The cost of a protein bar increased from $2.50 to $2.80. The percent increase in the $2.80 rate was how much?
    • A. 

      16%

    • B. 

      12%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      15%


  • 7. 
    An aircraft flies over Boondock Air Force Base at 10:20 a.m. At 10:32 a.m., the plane passes over Sea Side Naval Air Station, 120 miles away. How fast is the aircraft traveling?
    • A. 

      500 mph

    • B. 

      600 mph

    • C. 

      400 mph

    • D. 

      700 mph


  • 8. 
     Last year, Margot grew 50 bushels of corn in her backyard. This year, the yield has increased 8%. How many bushels of corn did Margot grow this year?
    • A. 

      $27.15

    • B. 

      $2.95

    • C. 

      $1.85

    • D. 

      $2.85


  • 9. 
     Brian works for five hours and is paid $24. Christina works for three hours and is paid $10.95. How much more per hour does Brian make than Christina?
    • A. 

      $1.15

    • B. 

      $1.37

    • C. 

      $1.35

    • D. 

      $1.25


  • 10. 
    Junior has saved money in his piggybank over the winter. He wants to buy a $30 computer game. If he has 14 one-dollar bills, 16 half dollars, 12 quarters, 8 dimes, 25 nickels, and 10 pennies, how much more does he need to borrow from Dad to buy the game?
    • A. 

      $27.15

    • B. 

      $2.85

    • C. 

      $1.85

    • D. 

      $2.95


  • 11. 
     Isochronous most nearly means
    • A. 

      Equal

    • B. 

      Fast

    • C. 

      Slow

    • D. 

      Different


  • 12. 
    It was a sturdy table.
    • A. 

      Well-built

    • B. 

      Thick

    • C. 

      Small

    • D. 

      Ugly


  • 13. 
    Ridicule most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Ride

    • B. 

      Mock

    • C. 

      Support

    • D. 

      Silly


  • 14. 
    Brevity is the soul of wit.
    • A. 

      intelligence

    • B. 

      terseness

    • C. 

      Humor

    • D. 

      beauty


  • 15. 
    She was a tennis fanatic
    • A. 

      Observer

    • B. 

      Zealot

    • C. 

      Coach

    • D. 

      Player


  • 16. 
    He facilitated her promotion.
    • A. 

      Hindered

    • B. 

      Disliked

    • C. 

      Helped

    • D. 

      Ignored


  • 17. 
     The textbook presented a finite number of solutions to the problem.
    • A. 

      Unlimited

    • B. 

      Limited

    • C. 

      Variety

    • D. 

      Unusual


  • 18. 
    The spectator enjoyed the game.
    • A. 

      Observer

    • B. 

      Referee

    • C. 

      Competitor

    • D. 

      Organizer


  • 19. 
    Enmity most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Enemy

    • B. 

      Childish

    • C. 

      Hatred

    • D. 

      Anger


  • 20. 
    The teacher cited some examples.
    • A. 

      Specified

    • B. 

      Finished

    • C. 

      Memorized

    • D. 

      Examined


  • 21. 
     x2× x4 =
    • A. 

      2x6

    • B. 

      X8

    • C. 

      X6

    • D. 

      2x8


  • 22. 
    If a rectangle has a perimeter of 36 feet, and it is 4-feet wide, what is its area?
    • A. 

      56 square feet

    • B. 

      112 square feet

    • C. 

      16 square feet

    • D. 

      128 square feet


  • 23. 
     The cube root of 64 is
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      2


  • 24. 
    The reciprocal of 1⁄6 is
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      1⁄3

    • D. 

      3


  • 25. 
    If 0.05 ÷ x = 1, then x =
    • A. 

      0.5

    • B. 

      0.05

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      5


  • 26. 
     If x = 5, then x2 × 2x =  
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      2500

    • D. 

      25


  • 27. 
    (3 × 2)(7 - 2)(6 + 2) = (6 × 4)x. What is the value of x?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      -5

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10


  • 28. 
    2x - 6 = x + 5
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      5


  • 29. 
    If I = prt, and p = $1,000, r = 7%, and t = 1, what does I equal?
    • A. 

      $70

    • B. 

      $35

    • C. 

      $700

    • D. 

      $1,000


  • 30. 
    Scientists believe that a black hole is created when a supernova from a large star collapses on itself. This collapse causes a gravitational field that grows more and more intense until nothing can escape from its pull, not even light. It is thought that the universe may end as a black hole. According to this passage:  
    • A. 

      The gravitational field of a black hole allows nothing to escape.

    • B. 

      A black hole emits light.

    • C. 

      The universe was created by a black hole.

    • D. 

      A supernova is a black hole.


  • 31. 
    Genetics is a branch of science dealing with heredity. The field is concerned with how genes operate and the way genes are transmitted to offspring. Subdivisions in the field include cytogenetics, which is the study of the cellular basis of inheritance; microbial genetics, the study of inheritance in microbes; molecular genetics, the study of the biochemical foundation of inheritance; and human genetics, the study of how people inherit traits that are medically and socially important. Genetic counselors are primarily concerned with human genetics. They advise couples and families on the chances of their offspring having specific genetic defects. In the passage above, cytogenetics is defined as:  
    • A. 

      the study of the cellular foundation of genetics

    • B. 

      the study of the psychological impact of genetics

    • C. 

      The study of human genetics

    • D. 

      The study of molecular genetics


  • 32. 
    The Panama Canal is a ship canal that cuts through the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Although several foreign companies tried to build the canal throughout the 19th century, none were successful. After the U.S. helped Panama revolt against Columbia, the U.S. was given rights to the land the canal would occupy. The U.S. government finished the canal in 1914. According to the passage
    • A. 

      Panama built the canal in 1914.

    • B. 

      The U.S. was given rights to the canal land.

    • C. 

      Foreign companies built the canal before the U.S. stepped in.

    • D. 

      Panama and Columbia fought a war over the Panama Canal.


  • 33. 
    Any discussion of distinctive military capabilities would be incomplete without looking at their relationship to the Joint Service vision of the future. JV 2020 guides all the Services into the next century with its vision of future war fighting. JV 2020 sets forth four overarching operational concepts: dominant maneuver, precision engagement, focused logistics, and full–dimensional protection. Each of these operational concepts reinforces the others. The aggregate of these four concepts, along with their interaction with information superiority and innovation, allows joint forces to dominate the full range of military operations from humanitarian assistance through peace operations to the highest intensity conflict. According to the passage above, which of the following is not an operational concept?
    • A. 

      dominant maneuver

    • B. 

      precision engagement

    • C. 

      High intensity conflict

    • D. 

      Focused logistics


  • 34. 
     Medieval guilds were similar to modern-day labor unions. These groups of merchants or craftspeople set rules regarding economic activity in order to protect themselves. Some guilds held considerable economic power, but even small guilds protected members. Guilds also served a social purpose. According to this passage, guilds
    • A. 

      had little in common with modern labor unions.

    • B. 

      Held considerable economic power

    • C. 

      Exploited workers.

    • D. 

      Had only one purpose.


  • 35. 
     After a series of well–publicized failures by various inventors, Orville and Wilbur Wright succeeded in flying and controlling a heavier–than–air craft on December 17, 1903. The War Department, stung by its investment in a failed effort by Samuel Langley and compounded by the Wright’s own secretiveness, initially rejected the brothers’ overtures toward the government to buy the aircraft. Prevailing sentiments held that the immediate future still belonged to the balloon. In August 1908, the two brothers delivered the first Army aircraft to the U.S. Government. That the U.S. government managed to purchase an airplane was a minor miracle. For more than four years after the Wright brothers’ successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the government refused to accept the fact that man had flown in a heavier-than-air machine. Which of the following statements is not supported by the above passage?
    • A. 

      The U.S. Government felt that balloons were more practical than airplanes.

    • B. 

      The historic flight took place on the East Coast.

    • C. 

      The Wright Brother’s own secretiveness contributed to their problems in getting the government interested in their aircraft.

    • D. 

      It took more than six years for the Wright Brothers to interest the U.S. Government in their airplane.


  • 36. 
    An ex-post-facto law is a law applied retroactively. Usually it makes an act illegal that was legal at the time it was performed. The U.S. Constitution prohibits ex-post-facto criminal laws, although the British Commonwealth allows them.
    • A. 

      A person could be prosecuted for an act that was not a crime when he or she did it.

    • B. 

      Retroactive laws are illegal in the British Commonwealth

    • C. 

      Laws applied retroactively are fair.

    • D. 

      Ex-post-facto laws are a problem in the United States.


  • 37. 
    Troy weight is based on a pound of 12 ounces and an ounce of 480 grains. Common, or avoirdupois, weight is based on a pound having 16 ounces and an ounce having 437.5 grains. A common pound has 7,000 grains while a troy pound has 5,760. According to this passage:
    • A. 

      Common weight and avoirdupois weight are different measures.

    • B. 

      A troy pound is smaller than a common pound.

    • C. 

      A troy ounce is smaller than a common ounce.

    • D. 

      A troy pound and a common pound are the same weight


  • 38. 
    Extreme care must be exercised to ensure proper handling and cleaning of soiled U.S. flags. A torn flag may be professionally mended, but a badly torn or tattered flag should be destroyed. When the flag is in such a condition that it’s no longer a fitting emblem for display, destroy it in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. According to this passage, torn flags should be:
    • A. 

      Burned

    • B. 

      Destroyed

    • C. 

      Mended

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 39. 
     Good leaders get involved in their subordinates’ careers. People merely obey arbitrary commands and orders, but they respond quickly and usually give extra effort for leaders who genuinely care for them. An often neglected leadership principle in today’s environment of technology and specialization is knowing the workers and showing sincere interest in their problems, career development, and welfare. Leadership is reflected in the degree of efficiency, productivity, morale, and motivation demonstrated by subordinates. Leadership involvement is the key ingredient to maximizing worker performance. A key leadership principle that’s often ignored is:
    • A. 

      Leading by example

    • B. 

      Ensuring workers have access to the most modern technology

    • C. 

      Maximizing worker performance

    • D. 

      Showing sincere interest in the problems of the workers


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