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  • 1. 
     A treasure map is drawn to a scale of 2 inches = 3 miles. On the map, the distance between Point A and X-marks-the-spot is 9 1/2 inches. How many actual miles does this represent.
    • A. 

      $27

    • B. 

      $ 29

    • C. 

      C. $24

    • D. 

      D. $12

  • 2. 
    2: In a manufacturing plant that produces new computers, a 0.15 probability exists that a computer will be defective. If five computers are manufactured, what’s the probability that all of them will be defective?  
    • A. 

      C. 0.000076

    • B. 

      7.6

    • C. 

      0.00042

    • D. 

      B. 0.60

  • 3. 
    3: A house contains one 12-foot-×-14-foot bedroom, one 12-foot-×-10-foot bedroom, and one 8-foot-×-12-foot bedroom. What’s the total amount of carpeting needed to carpet all three bedrooms?  
    • A. 

      C. 216 square yards

    • B. 

      A. 384 square yards

    • C. 

      D. 88 square yards

    • D. 

      B. 42 2/3 square yards

  • 4. 
    4: If 4 people can run 8 machines, how many machines can 2 people run?  
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      1

  • 5. 
    5: The product of two consecutive odd numbers is 399. What are the numbers?  
    • A. 

      A. 17 and 19

    • B. 

      B. 19 and 21

    • C. 

      D. 25 and 27

    • D. 

      C. 21 and 23

  • 6. 
    A bricklayer charges $8 per square foot to lay a patio. How much would it cost for the bricklayer to lay a 12-foot-×-16-foot patio?
    • A. 

      $1536

    • B. 

      $960

    • C. 

      $192

    • D. 

      $224

  • 7. 
    Your piggy bank contains $19.75 in dimes and quarters. There are 100 coins in all. How many dimes are there?
    • A. 

      35

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      30

  • 8. 
    : A treasure map is drawn to a scale of 2 inches = 3 miles. On the map, the distance between Point A and X-marks-the-spot is 9 1/2 inches. How many actual miles does this represent.
    • A. 

      D. 19 miles

    • B. 

      C. 61/3 miles

    • C. 

      B. 141/4 miles

    • D. 

      A. 281/2 miles

  • 9. 
    Miguel passed seven of his history-class quizzes and failed three. The fraction of quizzes he passed is correctly expressed as:
    • A. 

      A. 7⁄3

    • B. 

      C. 7⁄10

    • C. 

      D. 3⁄5

    • D. 

      B. 3⁄7

  • 10. 
    A bin of bolts at the hardware store contains 7-dozen bolts when full. The stock clerk is supposed to reorder bolts when the bin is 16 full. How many bolts are in the bin when it’s time to reorder?
    • A. 

      B. 1 bolt

    • B. 

      A. 14 bolts

    • C. 

      D. 12 bolts

    • D. 

      C. 84 bolts

  • 11. 
    Ephemeral most nearly means:
    • A. 

      A. short-lived

    • B. 

      C. dead

    • C. 

      D. exceptional

    • D. 

      Mythical

  • 12. 
    2: The fruit was edible.  
    • A. 

      Wax

    • B. 

      Digestible

    • C. 

      Foreign

    • D. 

      Expensive

  • 13. 
    3: Her conversation was incoherent.  
    • A. 

      Eloquent

    • B. 

      Succinct

    • C. 

      Unintelligible

    • D. 

      Amusing

  • 14. 
    4: Her eyesight was acute.  
    • A. 

      Sharp

    • B. 

      Unusual

    • C. 

      Poor

    • D. 

      Tested

  • 15. 
    5: Raffish most nearly means:  
    • A. 

      Serene

    • B. 

      Tawdry

    • C. 

      Expensive

    • D. 

      Clean

  • 16. 
    6: Mulct most nearly means:  
    • A. 

      Complain

    • B. 

      Play

    • C. 

      Defraud

    • D. 

      Work

  • 17. 
    Kvetch most nearly means
    • A. 

      Assert

    • B. 

      Complain

    • C. 

      Argue

    • D. 

      Yell

  • 18. 
    8: Universities and colleges should be designed to cater to the philomath.  
    • A. 

      Students

    • B. 

      Teachers

    • C. 

      Scholars

    • D. 

      Faculty

  • 19. 
    9: Debouch most nearly means:  
    • A. 

      Emerge

    • B. 

      Relax

    • C. 

      Capture

    • D. 

      Fight

  • 20. 
    10: The word most opposite in meaning to benison is:  
    • A. 

      Curse

    • B. 

      Heavy

    • C. 

      Replaceable

    • D. 

      Theft

  • 21. 
    Buddhism is a religion that must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Gautama in India and developed in the early years succeeding and as embodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, isn’t representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today. According to this passage:
    • A. 

      A. Most Buddhists live in India.

    • B. 

      C. Buddhism draws its teachings from early Christianity.

    • C. 

      B. Buddhist teachings have changed over the years.

    • D. 

      D. Buddhist temples can be found in any land of the world.

  • 22. 
    Questions 2 through 4 are based on the following passage. Electricity is the most inefficient and costly way to heat a home. One kilowatt-hour of electricity creates about 3,400 British thermal units (BTUs). (BTUs are a standard heat measurement.) The price of electricity per kilowatt-hour is between $0.10 and $0.25 or between $29.35 and $73.13 per million BTUs. In contrast, fuel oil, which produces 140,000 BTUs per gallon, costs about $8.33 to $13.89 per million BTUs. Natural gas, which produces 100,000 BTUs per therm, can be purchased for $5.00 to $22.50 per million BTUs. Oak firewood, which produces 26,000,000 BTUs per cord, costs $5.77 to $13.46 per million BTUs. Choosing the right heating method for your home, based on the cost of fuel, may be more expensive at installation but will be cheaper in the long run.2: According to the above passage, a BTU:
    • A. 

      B. stands for “British thermal unit”

    • B. 

      A. is an unusual method of measuring heat

    • C. 

      D. can heat a 9 x 12 room

    • D. 

      C. is the abbreviation for a “big thermal unit”

  • 23. 
     According to the above passage:
    • A. 

      A. Heating with fuel oil is always cheaper than other methods.

    • B. 

      B. Oak firewood produces fewer BTUs per dollar than the other types of fuel.

    • C. 

      C. Natural gas costs more than all other fuels except oak firewood.

    • D. 

      D. Electricity is always the most expensive way to heat a house.

  • 24. 
    4: The title of this passage should be:  
    • A. 

      C. Know Your BTUs

    • B. 

      A. Choosing the Right Heating Method

    • C. 

      B. Heating Methods for Houses

    • D. 

      D. Price List for Fuel

  • 25. 
     Many small cities and towns rely on volunteer fire departments to put out fires. A professional fire department, however, has more training, more expertise, and more experience in fighting fires and investigating their causes. In many cases, it’s worthwhile for even very small towns to hire professional firefighters. According to this passage, it’s reasonable to assume that:
    • A. 

      A. Volunteer firefighters have less training, expertise, and experience than professional firefighters.

    • B. 

      C. Professional firefighters don’t know what causes fires.

    • C. 

      A. Volunteer firefighters have less training, expertise, and experience than professional firefighters.

    • D. 

      D. A professional fire department is cost prohibitive for small towns.