Final Exam Spanish I- Mrs. Jimenez & Mrs. Colmenarez

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This is the Final Exam for Spanish 1. It consists of all the information learned from day one of school. Beggining with chapter Para Empezar until chapter 6B.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There are two ways to say "you" in Spanish when you are talking to one person: and usted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, there are indeed two ways to say "you" when addressing one person: "tú" and "usted." "Tú" is used in informal situations, such as with friends or family members, while "usted" is used in formal situations, such as with strangers or people of higher social status. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 2. 

    In Spanish the terms used to address adults are señor, señora, and señorita, abbreviated Sr., Sra., and Srta.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, it is true that the terms used to address adults are "señor" (abbreviated as "Sr."), "señora" (abbreviated as "Sra."), and "señorita" (abbreviated as "Srta."). These terms are used to show respect when addressing someone and are commonly used in formal or polite situations.

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  • 3. 

    An infinitive in English usually starts with the word "to."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An infinitive in English usually starts with the word "to." This means that when forming an infinitive verb, the word "to" is typically used before the base form of the verb. For example, "to run," "to eat," "to sleep." This is a common rule in English grammar and helps to identify and distinguish infinitive verbs in a sentence.

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  • 4. 

    In Spanish an infinitive is a verb form that ends in the letter -ar, -er, or -ir.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, an infinitive is a verb form that ends in -ar, -er, or -ir. This means that verbs in their basic form, before any conjugation, will have one of these endings. This is a fundamental rule in Spanish grammar and helps to identify and classify verbs. Therefore, the statement "In Spanish an infinitive is a verb form that ends in the letter -ar, -er, or -ir" is true.

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  • 5. 

    When you answer a question negatively in Spanish you usually use the word no twice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, when answering a question negatively, it is common to use the word "no" twice. This is known as the double negative. Using two "no" words in a negative sentence is grammatically correct and emphasizes the negation. For example, if someone asks "¿No tienes ningún libro?" (Don't you have any books?), the correct negative response would be "No, no tengo ningún libro" (No, I don't have any books). This repetition of "no" is a linguistic feature in Spanish that distinguishes negative responses from affirmative ones.

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  • 6. 

    Although the Spanish word nada means "nothing" in the expression No me gusta nada, it means "not at all."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the expression "No me gusta nada," the Spanish word "nada" is used to mean "not at all" rather than its literal translation of "nothing." This is a common usage in Spanish where "nada" is used to emphasize the lack of liking for something.

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  • 7. 

    In Spanish, there are only two different types of infinitives.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In Spanish, there are actually three different types of infinitives: -ar, -er, and -ir. Each type of infinitive corresponds to a different conjugation pattern. Therefore, the statement that there are only two different types of infinitives in Spanish is incorrect.

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  • 8. 

    The following words are all Spanish infinitives: bailar, leer, escribir, gusta.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "gusta" is not a Spanish infinitive. It is actually the third person singular form of the verb "gustar," which means "to like." Spanish infinitives end in -ar, -er, or -ir, while "gusta" does not follow this pattern. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 9. 

    In Spanish, just as in English, adjectives usually come before the noun they describe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Adjectives in Spanish usually come after the noun they describe, unlike in English where they come before.

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  • 10. 

    Adjectives in Spanish usually have different masculine and feminine forms.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, adjectives usually have different forms for masculine and feminine nouns. This is because Spanish is a gendered language, where nouns are either masculine or feminine. Adjectives must agree in gender and number with the noun they modify. For example, the adjective "alto" (tall) has a masculine form "alto" and a feminine form "alta". So, if you want to describe a masculine noun, you would use the masculine form of the adjective, and if you want to describe a feminine noun, you would use the feminine form. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 11. 

    In Spanish el and la both mean "the."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, both "el" and "la" are definite articles that are used to mean "the" before a noun. "El" is used before singular masculine nouns, while "la" is used before singular feminine nouns. Therefore, it is correct to say that both "el" and "la" mean "the" in Spanish.

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  • 12. 

    The indefinite articles un and una mean "a" or "an" in English.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the indefinite articles "un" and "una" in Spanish are equivalent to the English words "a" or "an". These articles are used before singular nouns that are not specific or known. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    The Spanish words tú, usted, vosotros, vosotras, and ustedes all mean "you."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because all the Spanish words mentioned (tú, usted, vosotros, vosotras, and ustedes) are different forms of the word "you" in Spanish. Tú is used when speaking to one person informally, usted is used when speaking to one person formally, vosotros is used when speaking to a group of people informally, vosotras is used when speaking to a group of females informally, and ustedes is used when speaking to a group of people formally. Therefore, all these words mean "you" in Spanish.

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  • 14. 

    In Spanish the subject pronoun nosotras refers to a group of all females.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, the subject pronoun "nosotras" is used when referring to a group of all females. This pronoun is specifically used to indicate that the group being referred to consists entirely of women. Therefore, the statement that "In Spanish, the subject pronoun nosotras refers to a group of all females" is true.

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  • 15. 

    In both Spain and Latin America, the word vosotros is used to mean "you" when speaking to more than one person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In both Spain and Latin America, the word vosotros is not used to mean "you" when speaking to more than one person. Instead, Latin American Spanish uses the word ustedes to address a group of people, while in Spain, the word vosotros is used. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 16. 

    Generalmente, bebemos jugo de naranja en el desayuno.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Generalmente, bebemos jugo de naranja en el desayuno" translates to "Generally, we drink orange juice for breakfast." This implies that it is a common practice or habit to consume orange juice in the morning meal. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 17. 

    El almuerzo es la primera comida del día.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement "El almuerzo es la primera comida del día" translates to "Lunch is the first meal of the day." However, this statement is incorrect. In Spanish culture, the first meal of the day is typically breakfast, not lunch. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 18. 

    Para mantener la salud debemos hacer ejercicio y comer muchas grasas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that in order to maintain good health, one must exercise and consume a lot of fats. However, this is incorrect. While exercise is important for maintaining good health, consuming excessive amounts of fats can lead to various health issues such as obesity and heart disease. A balanced diet that includes a moderate amount of healthy fats, along with other essential nutrients, is crucial for maintaining good health. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 19. 

    Las uvas, las manzanas y las fresas son frutas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Las uvas, las manzanas y las fresas son frutas" translates to "Grapes, apples, and strawberries are fruits." This statement is true because all three items mentioned - grapes, apples, and strawberries - are indeed fruits.

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  • 20. 

    Las zanahorias, las uvas y las judías verdes son verduras.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because carrots, grapes, and green beans are not vegetables. Carrots are actually considered a root vegetable, grapes are fruits, and green beans are legumes. Therefore, none of them fall under the category of vegetables.

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  • 21. 

    Los fines de semana vamos a la escuela.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Los fines de semana vamos a la escuela" translates to "On weekends, we go to school." Since weekends are typically days off from school, the statement is false.

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  • 22. 

    El vóleibol, el básquetbol, el golf y el tenis son deportes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because volleyball, basketball, golf, and tennis are all considered sports.

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  • 23. 

    Celebrating a quinceañera in a Latin American country is a much more formal celebration than a sweet sixteen party in this country.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Latin American countries, a quinceañera is a traditional celebration that marks a girl's transition into womanhood at the age of 15. It is considered a significant milestone and is celebrated with elaborate ceremonies, including a religious mass, formal attire, and a grand party. On the other hand, a sweet sixteen party in this country is typically less formal and may vary in terms of traditions and customs. Therefore, it can be concluded that celebrating a quinceañera in a Latin American country is indeed a much more formal celebration compared to a sweet sixteen party in this country.

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  • 24. 

    A quinceañera is a 16th birthday celebration.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A quinceañera is not a 16th birthday celebration, but rather a traditional celebration in many Latin American countries to mark a girl's 15th birthday. It is a coming-of-age ceremony that symbolizes the transition from childhood to womanhood. The celebration typically includes a religious ceremony, a reception, and various traditions such as a father-daughter dance and the presentation of the quinceañera's court of honor.

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  • 25. 

    The central emblem of the Mexican flag tells the story of the founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Mexican flag's central emblem depicts the founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán. This suggests that the statement "The central emblem of the Mexican flag tells the story of the founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán" is true.

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  • 26. 

    —¿Qué hora es? —Es la _____. 

    • A.

      dos

    • B.

      Una

    • C.

      Cinco

    • D.

      Once

    Correct Answer
    B. Una
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "una" because the question is asking for the time, and "una" is the correct way to say "one" when referring to the hour.

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  • 27. 

    Which expression means the same as this one: Son las siete menos veinte?  

    • A.

      Son las siete y veinte.

    • B.

      Son las ocho y veinte.

    • C.

      Son las seis y cuarenta.

    • D.

      Son las siete y cuarenta.

    Correct Answer
    C. Son las seis y cuarenta.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Son las seis y cuarenta." This expression means the same as "Son las siete menos veinte" because it translates to "It is six forty," indicating that it is twenty minutes before seven o'clock.

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  • 28. 

    Which one is not a classroom command? 

    • A.

      ¡Levántense!

    • B.

      ¡Saquen sus papeles!

    • C.

      ¡Entreguen sus papeles!

    • D.

      ¡Encantado!

    Correct Answer
    D. ¡Encantado!
    Explanation
    The phrase "¡Encantado!" is not a classroom command. It is a Spanish greeting that translates to "Nice to meet you" or "Pleased to meet you." Classroom commands are typically instructions given by a teacher to students, such as "Stand up!" (¡Levántense!), "Take out your papers!" (¡Saquen sus papeles!), or "Hand in your papers!" (¡Entreguen sus papeles!).

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  • 29. 

    —¿Qué quiere decir lápiz? —Quiere decir _____. 

    • A.

      Pen

    • B.

      Pencil

    • C.

      Folder

    • D.

      Desk

    Correct Answer
    B. Pencil
    Explanation
    The word "lápiz" is a Spanish word that translates to "pencil" in English.

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  • 30. 

    Which is not a part of the body? 

    • A.

      El brazo

    • B.

      El pupitre

    • C.

      El pie

    • D.

      La pierna

    Correct Answer
    B. El pupitre
    Explanation
    El pupitre no es una parte del cuerpo, sino un objeto utilizado para sentarse y escribir en un salón de clases. Las otras opciones, como el brazo, el pie y la pierna, son partes del cuerpo humano.

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  • 31. 

    Which word is feminine? 

    • A.

      Brazo

    • B.

      Pupitre

    • C.

      Cuaderno

    • D.

      Carpeta

    Correct Answer
    D. Carpeta
    Explanation
    The word "carpeta" is feminine because it ends in the letter "a", which is a common ending for feminine nouns in Spanish.

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  • 32. 

    —¿Cómo se dice book en español? —_____ libro. 

    • A.

      Se dice

    • B.

      Quiere decir

    • C.

      Me llamo

    • D.

      Se escribe

    Correct Answer
    A. Se dice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Se dice" because it means "It is said" or "One says" in English. In this context, it is used to indicate how to say or express something in Spanish.

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  • 33. 

    ¿Cuál no es un mes del año? 

    • A.

      Mayo

    • B.

      Enero

    • C.

      Agosto

    • D.

      Jueves

    Correct Answer
    D. Jueves
    Explanation
    The question asks which of the options is not a month of the year. The options "mayo," "enero," and "agosto" are all months in Spanish. However, "jueves" means "Thursday" and is not a month.

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  • 34. 

    . . . junio, _____, agosto, septiembre . .  

    • A.

      Julio

    • B.

      Mayo

    • C.

      Octubre

    • D.

      Abril

    Correct Answer
    A. Julio
    Explanation
    The given sequence is a list of months in Spanish. The months are listed in chronological order, starting with "junio" (June) and ending with "septiembre" (September). The missing month would logically be "julio" (July), as it comes after "junio" and before "agosto" (August). Therefore, the correct answer is "julio".

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  • 35. 

    Which is NOT an infinitive? 

    • A.

      Cantar

    • B.

      Correr

    • C.

      Escribir

    • D.

      Gusta

    Correct Answer
    D. Gusta
    Explanation
    The word "gusta" is not an infinitive because it is a form of the verb "gustar" which means "to like" in Spanish. The infinitive form of "gusta" would be "gustar". Infinitives in Spanish typically end in -ar, -er, or -ir, such as "cantar" (to sing), "correr" (to run), and "escribir" (to write).

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  • 36. 

    Spanish is most closely related to which one of the following ancient languages? 

    • A.

      Arabic

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      Egyptian

    • D.

      Latin

    Correct Answer
    D. Latin
    Explanation
    Spanish is most closely related to Latin because Spanish is a Romance language, which evolved from Vulgar Latin. Latin was spoken by the Romans in ancient times and it spread throughout the Roman Empire. Over time, Latin evolved into different Romance languages, including Spanish. These languages share many similarities in terms of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Therefore, Latin is the ancient language that is most closely related to Spanish.

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  • 37. 

    Which of the following words is not a cognate? 

    • A.

      Popular

    • B.

      Deportes

    • C.

      Computadora

    • D.

      Guitarra

    Correct Answer
    B. Deportes
    Explanation
    The word "deportes" is not a cognate because it does not have a similar spelling or meaning in English. The other three words, popular, computadora, and guitarra, have similar spellings and meanings in English (popular, computer, and guitar).

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  • 38. 

    ¿Qué te gusta _____, leer o hablar por teléfono? 

    • A.

      También

    • B.

      Tampoco

    • C.

      No

    • D.

      Más

    Correct Answer
    D. Más
    Explanation
    The word "más" is the correct answer because it means "more" in English. The question is asking what the person likes more, to read or to talk on the phone.

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  • 39. 

    —Me gusta esquiar. ¿Y a ti? —A mí _____. 

    • A.

      Tampoco

    • B.

      También

    • C.

      Mucho

    • D.

      Más

    Correct Answer
    B. También
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "también". This word is used to express agreement or similarity with the previous statement. In this context, the person is saying that they also like skiing, indicating that they share the same interest as the speaker.

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  • 40. 

    ¿En qué estación te gusta esquiar? 

    • A.

      En el verano.

    • B.

      En el invierno.

    • C.

      En la computadora.

    • D.

      En la escuela.

    Correct Answer
    B. En el invierno.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "En el invierno." This is because the question is asking about the season in which the person likes to ski. In Spanish, "invierno" means winter, which is the season most commonly associated with skiing. Therefore, the correct answer is "En el invierno."

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  • 41. 

    Soy artístico. 

    • A.

      Me gusta correr.

    • B.

      Me gusta hablar por teléfono.

    • C.

      Me gusta dibujar.

    • D.

      Me gusta nadar.

    Correct Answer
    C. Me gusta dibujar.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Me gusta dibujar." The statement "Soy artístico" means "I am artistic," and the other options are activities that the person likes to do. Since the person is artistic, it makes sense that they would enjoy drawing.

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  • 42. 

    Te gusta pasar tiempo con tus amigos y hablar por teléfono. Eres _____. 

    • A.

      Atrevido

    • B.

      Trabajador

    • C.

      Paciente

    • D.

      Sociable

    Correct Answer
    D. Sociable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sociable" because the question states that you enjoy spending time with friends and talking on the phone. Being sociable means that you are friendly and enjoy being around others, which aligns with the given information.

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  • 43. 

    Soy _____ chico sociable. 

    • A.

      Un

    • B.

      Una

    • C.

      Es

    • D.

      Uno

    Correct Answer
    A. Un
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "un" because the word "chico" is masculine singular in Spanish, and "un" is the masculine singular indefinite article that corresponds to it.

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  • 44. 

    Lola es una chica _____. 

    • A.

      Simpático

    • B.

      Reservado

    • C.

      Deportista

    • D.

      Bueno

    Correct Answer
    C. Deportista
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "deportista" because it is the only option that describes Lola as a girl who is involved in sports or athletic activities.

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  • 45. 

    Carmen es muy _____. 

    • A.

      Ordenado

    • B.

      Gracioso

    • C.

      Atrevido

    • D.

      Graciosa

    Correct Answer
    D. Graciosa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "graciosa" because "Carmen" is a feminine name, so the adjective that describes her should also be in the feminine form. "Graciosa" means "funny" or "amusing" in Spanish, which implies that Carmen has a humorous personality.

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  • 46. 

    Mi amigo es muy _____. 

    • A.

      Inteligente

    • B.

      Simpática

    • C.

      Trabajadora

    • D.

      Seria

    Correct Answer
    A. Inteligente
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "inteligente." This is because the phrase "Mi amigo es muy" indicates that we are describing a male friend, and "inteligente" means intelligent in Spanish.

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  • 47. 

    _____ chico muy atrevido es Juan. 

    • A.

      La

    • B.

      El

    • C.

      Él

    • D.

      Ella

    Correct Answer
    B. El
    Explanation
    In Spanish, nouns have gender, and "chico" is a masculine noun. Therefore, the correct article to use before "chico" is "el," which is the masculine singular form of "the." So, the correct sentence would be "El chico muy atrevido es Juan," meaning "The very daring boy is Juan."

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  • 48. 

    ¿Cuál no es una clase?

    • A.

      Educación física

    • B.

      Inglés

    • C.

      Almuerzo

    • D.

      Ciencias naturales

    Correct Answer
    C. Almuerzo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "almuerzo" because it is not a class or subject taught in school. The other options, such as educación física (physical education), inglés (English), and ciencias naturales (natural sciences), are all subjects that are typically taught in schools. Almuerzo refers to lunch, which is a meal and not a class.

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  • 49. 

    En la clase de educación física nosotros _____. 

    • A.

      Usamos la computadora

    • B.

      Dibujamos

    • C.

      Hablamos español

    • D.

      Practicamos deportes

    Correct Answer
    D. Practicamos deportes
    Explanation
    In the physical education class, we practice sports.

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  • 50. 

    En la clase de tecnología _____. 

    • A.

      Usamos la computadora

    • B.

      Hablamos español

    • C.

      Necesitamos un diccionario

    • D.

      Bailamos mucho

    Correct Answer
    A. Usamos la computadora
    Explanation
    In the technology class, we use the computer.

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