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AP style: K, L, M


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  • 1. 

    What is the AP style abbreviation for Kentucky?

    Explanation
    The AP style abbreviation for Kentucky is "Ky." This abbreviation follows the standard AP style guidelines for state abbreviations, which typically consist of the first two letters of the state's name followed by a period. In this case, "Ky." represents Kentucky in a concise and recognizable manner, allowing for clear and efficient communication in news writing and journalism.

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  • 2. 

    This afternoon, I will _______ down for a nap.

    • A.

      Lay

    • B.

      Lie

    Correct Answer
    B. Lie
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the correct answer is "lie." "Lie" is the correct verb to use because it means to recline or rest in a horizontal position, which is what the speaker intends to do when taking a nap. "Lay," on the other hand, means to put or place something down, and it is not the appropriate verb to describe the speaker's action of resting. Therefore, the correct answer is "lie."

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  • 3. 

    Yesterday, I ________ down for a nap.

    • A.

      Lay

    • B.

      Lie

    • C.

      Laid

    • D.

      Lain

    Correct Answer
    A. Lay
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "Yesterday, I lay down for a nap," the verb "lay" is used in the past tense to indicate the action of someone positioning themselves horizontally in order to rest. The word "lay" is the correct past tense form of the verb "lie," which means to recline or rest in a horizontal position.

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  • 4. 

    In the past, I have ___________ down for a nap.

    • A.

      Laid

    • B.

      Lain

    Correct Answer
    B. Lain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lain" because it is the past participle form of the verb "to lie" which means to recline or rest in a horizontal position. In this context, "I have lain down for a nap" indicates that in the past, the person has reclined or rested in a horizontal position to take a nap.

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  • 5. 

    The deceased will be __________ to rest at Johnstown Cemetery.

    • A.

      Laid

    • B.

      Lain

    Correct Answer
    A. Laid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "laid". In this sentence, "laid" is the past tense of the verb "lay", which means to put something down or place it in a particular position. Since the sentence is referring to the deceased being placed or buried at Johnstown Cemetery, "laid" is the appropriate verb to use in this context. "Lain" is the past participle of the verb "lie", which means to recline or be in a horizontal position, and it does not fit the meaning of the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Why should everyone __________ the blame on him?

    • A.

      Lie

    • B.

      Lay

    Correct Answer
    B. Lay
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lay". In this sentence, "lay" is the appropriate verb to use because it is the past tense of "lie" (to recline or be positioned). "Lay" is used when there is an object being placed or positioned by someone. In this case, everyone is placing or positioning the blame on him, so "lay" is the correct verb to use.

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  • 7. 

    Which is correct?

    • A.

      Liquefy

    • B.

      Liquify

    Correct Answer
    A. Liquefy
    Explanation
    The correct spelling is "liquefy." This word means to make or become liquid, usually by heating or melting. The spelling "liquify" is incorrect and not recognized as a standard spelling in English.

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  • 8. 

    Smith beat Roberts 51 votes to 49 votes. Smith won by a:

    • A.

      Majority

    • B.

      Plurality

    Correct Answer
    A. Majority
    Explanation
    Smith won by a majority because he received more than half of the total votes. In this case, Smith received 51 votes out of a total of 100 votes, which is more than half. A majority is achieved when one candidate or option receives more votes than any other candidate or option, surpassing the 50% mark. A plurality, on the other hand, is when a candidate or option receives the most votes but not necessarily more than half of the total.

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  • 9. 

    Smith received 30 votes, Jones received 40 votes, and Jenkins received 30 votes. Jones won by a:

    • A.

      Majority

    • B.

      Plurality

    Correct Answer
    B. Plurality
    Explanation
    Jones won by a plurality because he received the highest number of votes (40) compared to Smith (30) and Jenkins (30). A plurality means having the most votes but not necessarily a majority (more than half). In this case, even though Jones did not receive more than half of the total votes, he still won because he had the highest number of votes among the candidates.

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  • 10. 

    Marilyn will ________ her forces.

    • A.

      Marshal

    • B.

      Marshall

    Correct Answer
    A. Marshal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "marshal". In this context, "marshal" means to gather or assemble one's forces or resources. It implies that Marilyn will organize and bring together her forces in a strategic manner.

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  • 11. 

    Erwin Rommel was a field ________.

    • A.

      Marshal

    • B.

      Marshall

    Correct Answer
    A. Marshal
    Explanation
    Erwin Rommel was a field marshal.

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  • 12. 

    Smith received a __________ degree from the University of Kentucky.

    • A.

      Master of arts

    • B.

      Master of Arts

    • C.

      Master of arts

    • D.

      Master's of Arts

    • E.

      Master's of arts

    Correct Answer
    B. Master of Arts
    Explanation
    Smith received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky.

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  • 13. 

    Jones received a ______________ from the University of Arizona.

    • A.

      Master of science

    • B.

      Master of Science

    • C.

      Master of science

    • D.

      Master's of Science

    • E.

      Master's of science

    Correct Answer
    B. Master of Science
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Master of Science". This is the correct way to write the degree title in sentence case, where only the first letter of the first word is capitalized. The word "Master" should also be spelled out in full, and the word "Science" should be capitalized.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the official name?

    • A.

      Congressional Medal of Honor

    • B.

      Medal of Honor

    • C.

      Congressional Medal of Honour

    • D.

      Medal of honour

    Correct Answer
    B. Medal of Honor
    Explanation
    The official name is "Medal of Honor" because it is the most commonly used and recognized name for the prestigious award. While "Congressional Medal of Honor" is sometimes used colloquially, the official name is simply "Medal of Honor." The variations "Congressional Medal of Honour" and "medal of honour" are incorrect spellings and not the official names of the award.

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