Pre-test Structure And Written Expression

40 Questions  I  By English_emc
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1.  The North Pole ______ a latitude of 90 degrees north.
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2.  The city of Beverly Hills is surrounded on ______ the city of Los Angeles.
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3.  ______ greyhound, can achieve speeds up to thirty-six miles per hour:
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4.  Marmots spend their time foraging among meadow plants and flowers or _____ on rocky cliffs.
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5.  The greenhouse effect occurs ______ heat radiated from the Sun.
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6.  The Rose Bowl, ______ place on New Year’s Day, is the oldest postseason collegiate football game in the United States.
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7.  Experiments _____ represent a giant step into the medicine of the future.
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8.  ______ off the Hawaiian coastline are living, others are dead.
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9.  Nimbostratus clouds are thick, dark gray clouds ______ forebode rain.
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10.  Some economists now suggest that home equity loans are merely a new trap to push consumers beyond ______ .
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11.  People who reverse the letters of the words ______ to read suffer from dyslexia.
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12.  Featured at the Henry Ford Museum ______ of antique cars dating from 1865.
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13.  Rubber ______ from vulcanized silicons with a high molecular weight is difficult to distinguish from natural rubber.
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14.  ______ appears considerably larger at the horizon than it does overhead is merely an optical illusion.
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15.  According to the World Health Organization, ______ any of the six most dangerous diseases to break out, it could be cause for quarantine.
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16.  On the floor of the Pasific Ocean is hundreds of flat-topped mountains                       A                                      B                             C                                        more than a mile beneath sea level.         D  
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17.  Because of the flourish with which John Hancock signed the                                                                     A Declaration of Independence, his name become synonymous with                                                           B                  C              D signature.
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18.  Segregation in public schools was declare unconstitutional by the                                   A                              B                          C                                                                                                                           Supreme Court in 1954.                                   D
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19.  Sirius, the Dog Star, is the most brightest star in the sky with an absolute magnitude about twenty-three times that of the Sun.                                                           A                                                           B                                                           C                 D
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20.  Killer whales tend to wander in family clusters that hunt, play, and resting together.                             A          B                                                                                 C            D
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21.  Some of the most useful resistor materials are carbon, metals, and metallic alloys.      A                                      B                   C                                                          D
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22.  The community of Bethesda, Maryland, was previous known as Darcy’s Store.                  A                                                                    B            C       D
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23.  Alloys of gold and copper have been widely using in various types of coins.                                                   A                          B                    C
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24.  J. H Pratt used group therapy  early in this century when he brought  tuberculosis patients together to discuss  its disease.
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25.  The United States has import all carpet wools in recent years because domestic wools are too fine and soft for carpets.                                               A        B                                                             C                                                D
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26.  Irving Berlin wrote “Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” while serving in a U.S. Army during World War I.                           A                                                                                          B                 C                       D  
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27.  Banks are rushing to merge because consolidations enable them to slash theirs costs and expand.                       A                                                                                   B                                C                             D  
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28.  That water has a very high specific heat means that without a large temperature change water can add or lose a large number of      A                                                                B                                                                                                                       C                             D           heat.
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29.  Benny Goodman was equally talented as both a jazz performer  as well as a classical musician.                                                A                                                         B                C                         D
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30.  The state seal still used in Massachusetts designed by Paul Revere, who also designed  the first Continental currency.                                      A                                             B                                          C                                    D  
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31.  Quarter horses were developed in eighteenth-century Virginia to race on courses short of about a quarter of a mile in length.                                                                                                                       A                       B                                                    C            D  
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32.  No longer satisfied with the emphasis of the Denishawn School,        A              B                       C  Martha Graham has moved to the staff of the Eastman School in                                             D 192
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33.  Wiiliam Hart was an act best known for his roles as western heroes in silent films.                                        A          B                   C             D         
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34.  Prior to an extermination program earlier this century, alive wolves roamed across nearly all of North America.              A                                                   B                               C                                             D  
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35.  During the 1960s the Barkeley campus of the University of California             A                              came to national attention as a result its radical political activity.              B                                              C                          D  
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36.  Artist Gutzon Borglum designed the Mount Rushmore Memorial and       A                 worked on project from 1925 until his death in 1941.                           B                           C     D
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37.  It is proving less costly and more profitably for drugmakers to market directly to patients.                                       A                           B                                     C                      D  
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38.  Sapphires weighing as much as two pounds have on occasion mined.                                 A    B                         C                                         D
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39.  Like snakes, lizards can be found on all others continents except Antartica.           A                                         B                    C                          D
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40.  Banks, savings and loans, and finance companies have recently been                                                                                                         A doing home equity loans with greater frequency than ever before.     B                                                               C                               D
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