# Can You Pass The FCAT?

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It is known facts that the more educated you are the higher the employment opportunities you get. Do you think you can pass this Florida comprehensive assessment test? Take it up and see if you should do some light reading on it later so as to get to the school of your choice.

• 1.
Reading - 3rd gradeRead these sentences from a story. His toes grabbed a long thin willow branch that hung out over the water. But the branch sagged under his weight. When the branch sagged,it ...
• A.

Bent

• B.

Disappeared

• C.

Dripped

• D.

Grew

• 2.
Science - 8th gradeArtifacts from a Seminole tribe include a carved stone that was used as an ax head. The description of this artifact explains that an ax head could have taken many hours to make. Why does it take less time to make an ax head today than it did in ancient times?
• A.

• B.

The size and design of the ax heads have changed.

• C.

Machines can be used in the manufacturing process.

• D.

There are more people today to work in the manufacturing process.

• 3.
Reading - 7th gradeRead this sentence from the story. All day long the little boy worked hard, in field and barn and shed, for his people were poor farmers, and could not pay a workman; but at sunset there came an hour that was all his own, for his father had given it to him. What does the author mean when she says "there came an hour that was all his own"?
• A.

• B.

The boy spent only an hour with his father each day.

• C.

The boy was paid for only an hour of labor each day.

• D.

The boy had an hour in which to rest from his chores.

• 4.
Math - 9th gradeWhile in Tokyo, Callie spent 547,000 Japanese yen for a strand of pearls. The cost of the pearls was equivalent to \$5,000 in U.S. currency. At the time of Callie’s purchase, how many yen were equivalent to \$20 in U.S. currency?
• A.

109 yen

• B.

2,188 yen

• C.

5,470 yen

• D.

27,350 yen

• 5.
Science - 8th gradeTycho Brahe (1546–1601) was a Danish astronomer who observed the planets and stars without the benefit of a telescope. He kept records of planetary motion. His assistant, Johannes Kepler, used these records to formulate his three laws, which accurately predicted planetary motion. What does this suggest is the most important aspect of scientific study?
• A.

Control over the variables of interest

• B.

• C.

Ability to make observations and accurately record data

• D.

Sufficient time to conduct a study and the amount of data recorded

• 6.
Reading - 9th gradeRead this sentence from the passage. Much less streamlined, the sidewinding crabs scuttle about, intimidated, I suspect, by my approaching shadow... What literary device does the author use in this sentence?
• A.

He uses a simile to compare the crabs to the shadows.

• B.

He uses symbolism with the crabs representing the suspect.

• C.

He uses imagery to describe the frantic behavior of the crabs.

• D.

He uses an analogy of crabs scuttling and shadows approaching.

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Math - 10th gradeTonya is an office manager for a law firm. She spent \$166.25 on office supplies for three lawyers, her assistant Bill, and herself. Office policy requires that the cost of supplies be divided equally among all five employees. Both Tonya’s and Bill’s supplies are charged to Tonya’s office account. How much money is charged to her account?
• A.

\$33.25

• B.

\$41.60

• C.

\$66.50

• D.

\$83.20

• 8.
Science - 8th gradeThe human body has three different kinds of muscle cells. Striated (skeletal) muscle cells move such structures as the arms and legs. Cardiac muscle cells move blood into and out of the heart. Smooth muscle cells move food through the digestive system. While each of the muscle cells performs a different job, they function in a similar way. What makes muscle cells different from other cells in the body?
• A.

Muscle cells can hold more blood than other cells.

• B.

Muscle cells can divide and reproduce at a faster rate than other cells.

• C.

Muscle cells can work together to contract and relax while other cells cannot.

• D.

Muscle cells can move freely to different parts of the body while other cells cannot.

• 9.
Math - 4th gradeGeorge bought a pen for \$1.98, and he also bought some paper. He spent a total of \$2.87.Let p represent the cost of the paper. Which equation below will help him find the cost of the paper?
• A.

1.98 + p = 2.87

• B.

1.98 x p = 2.87

• C.

P - 1.98 = 2.87

• D.

P / 1.98 = 2.87

• 10.
Reading - 6th gradeRead this sentence from the article. The American was defeated easily by the shifting beads of his opponent. What does the author mean by this statement?
• A.

The American was not as good at using an abacus as his Japanese opponent.

• B.

The Japanese abacus user proved faster than the U.S. Army’s calculator operator.

• C.

The sound of the abacus’s shifting beads distracted the American calculator operator.

• D.

The U.S. Army’s calculator operator was not able to understand the abacus’s shifting beads.

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