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  • 1. 
    Read the passage below before answering the question. (1 of 47)Given the media coverage surrounding climate change, most people are aware of this environmental issue. One that is less well-known but maybe come just as crucial, "peak oil." What is peak oil? Simply put, it is the point at which the world production of oil reaches its highest point and begin to study, irreversible decline. This has been known for some time. Hubert's curve 1956, named for the scientist formulated it, predicted that the US production would Peak around 1970. He was off by one year. Since 1971 to 1972, oil production of the United States has been gradually declining.Which of the following best describe the author's purpose in the first two sentences of the passage?(1 of 3) 
    • A. 

      To introduce the matter by comparing it to familiar issue

    • B. 

      To argue that climate change presents a serious Danger

    • C. 

      Tempest suede readers to take action on the issue of peak oil

    • D. 

      To provide definition of term "peak oil"

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Significant

    • B. 

      Confusing

    • C. 

      Reversible

    • D. 

      Avoidable

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Peak oil and climate change are directly connected

    • B. 

      Increasing media coverage of peak oil improve oil production

    • C. 

      Hubert's curve provides an example of a way to reverse climate change

    • D. 

      Peak oil is an important issue even if not well known

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Baseball Has long been known as "the national pastime"

    • B. 

      Baseball's contribution to the American culture dates back to the early part of the 19th century

    • C. 

      Football fans can make the compelling case that there's the new "National Pastime" in America

    • D. 

      The top 10 sports broadcast and television ratings for all games from National Football League

  • 5. 
    Baseball has long been known as "the national Pastime." But does the name still fit? While baseballs contribution to us culture dates back to the early part of the nineteenth Century, football seems to have the sub planted baseball and the US imagination. For instance, in 2007, the top 10 sports broadcasts in television ratings were all games from the National Football League. Meanwhile, participation in youth basketball has fallen, the major league baseball teams are now composed of nearly 30% foreign-born players. While the criteria for this status of national Pastime elusive, football fans can make a persuasive argument that there's a new National Pastime in the USWhich of the following is the author's main purpose in the passage? (1 of 2) 
    • A. 

      To argue that football should be considered America's national pastime

    • B. 

      To inform readers about this historical association between baseball and the American culture

    • C. 

      To persuade readers that America should replied the popularity of baseball

    • D. 

      To express feelings about the importance of football in American culture

  • 6. 
    The majority of the campgrounds are located on what side of the lake? (1 of 2) 
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      North

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 7. 
    What highway runs along the east coast of the lake? (Note: the numbers on the map represent Highway names) (2 of 2) 
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      85

    • D. 

      141

  • 8. 
    Read the "multiple intelligences" passage before answering the question. (1 of 5)Which of the following is a supporting detail of the author's main idea in the passage? 
    • A. 

      Traditional Notions of intelligence of limited achievement of many students

    • B. 

      Traditional School curriculum in Western culture has heavily and precise learning through the verbal linguistic and logical mathematical intellingences

    • C. 

      In this book, Gardener faucets that traditional Notions of intelligence, which are largely based on IQ testing, do not sufficiently address the range of cerebral engagement. 

    • D. 

      Researchers who developed the theory of multiple intelligences have had an effect on education

  • 9. 
    Read the "multiple intelligences" passage before answering the question. (1 of 5)Which of the following is a logical Conclusion based on the passage? (2 of 5) 
    • A. 

      Howard Gardner, at the time of the study, had multiple intelligences

    • B. 

      IQ testing focuses mainly on verbal linguistic and mathematical logical skills

    • C. 

      Most teachers prefer to use traditional teaching methods in the classroom

    • D. 

      Multiple intelligence principles are excluded from school curriculum because they are difficult to test

  • 10. 
    Read the "multiple intelligence" passage before answering the question. (1 of 5)Which of the following statements Best Rephrases the key point of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligence as described in the passage? (3 of 5) 
    • A. 

      Verbal linguistic and logical mathematical are the two most important types of multiple intelligences

    • B. 

      Cerebral engagement is unrelated to IQ testing

    • C. 

      Traditional School curriculum accommodates multiple types of intelligence

    • D. 

      Understanding intelligence effectively requires taking into account holder all cerebral intelligence

  • 11. 
    Read the "multiple intelligence" passage before answering the question. (1 of 5)Which of the following changes as appropriate for a teacher who wants to address the theory of MI?(4 of 5) 
    • A. 

      Replacing a history slideshow with memorization of names and dates

    • B. 

      Replacing written book reports with multimedia collaborations among students

    • C. 

      Encourage more girls to enroll in upper level mathematics courses

    • D. 

      Encouraging classroom competition by using flash card games

  • 12. 
    Read the "multiple intelligence" passage before answering the question. (1 of 5)Which of the following students would most likely benefit the most from an educational system that incorporates and my into its curriculum? (5 of 5) 
    • A. 

      A student who dress intricate portraits on his notebook

    • B. 

      A student who excels at taking notes during lectures

    • C. 

      A student who likes to take part in spelling bees

    • D. 

      A student who reads at a higher level than her classmates

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      The ambiguous REO recordings and flood government investigations are proof that there was more to Kennedy's assassination than meets the eye

    • B. 

      In spite of he mystery that surrounds the president's death, one thing is clear American politics was fundamentally change that November day 

    • C. 

      No the nation one, and no one more more than Jacqueline Kennedy

    • D. 

      The Kennedy family is still one of the most well-known political families in the United States today

  • 14. 
    After the assassination on November 20th to, 1963, commission was formed to investigate the Circumstances surrounding President Kennedy's death. The Warren Commission determined that no conspiracy was behind the assassination, but the conspiracy theories Persisted in their belief that Oswald Didn't act alone.Based on their titles, which of the following articles would provide the most reliable information for a student to wanted to learn more about the Kennedy assassination. 
    • A. 

      The political landscape of Cold War America, 1965 to 1990

    • B. 

      The lone gunmen Lee Harvey Oswald, sole conspirator

    • C. 

      Did JFK play a part in his own death?

    • D. 

      November 22, 1963 a brief history

  • 15. 
    Job announcementDdnp Industries is currently seeking friendly, motivated individuals to fill entry-level Positions And it's call centerDdnp is an industry leader in the manufacture and servicing of medical equipment. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and dedicated to hiring individuals with top-notch communication skillsDD NP offers flexible work schedules with daytime, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. We offer competitive pay and benefits packages, quitting medical / Dental, 401k, and profit sharing (after a year of employment)Compensation: hourlyResponsibilities:Providing professional customer service for incoming calls regarding products and servicesUnderstanding and communicating product and service informationRouting Calls to appropriate sourcesHandling customer complaintsQualifications:Good communication skillsAbility to type 60 wpmWorking knowledge of basic PC applications (word, Outlet, etc)Previous customer service experience preferredWhich of the following statement is a logical conclusion based on the job announcement? (1 of 2) 
    • A. 

      This position will be involved in formulating Communications for marketing purposes

    • B. 

      Applicants for this position must have previous experience in healthcare industry

    • C. 

      Applicants for this position must have effective telephone communication skills

    • D. 

      This position include the requirement to work on weekends and during holidays

  • 16. 
    Job announcementDdnp Industries is currently seeking friendly, motivated individuals to fill entry-level Positions And it's call centerDdnp is an industry leader in the manufacture and servicing of medical equipment. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and dedicated to hiring individuals with top-notch communication skillsDD NP offers flexible work schedules with daytime, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. We offer competitive pay and benefits packages, quitting medical / Dental, 401k, and profit sharing (after a year of employment)Compensation: hourlyResponsibilities:Providing professional customer service for incoming calls regarding products and servicesUnderstanding and communicating product and service informationRouting Calls to appropriate sourcesHandling customer complaintsQualifications:Good communication skillsAbility to type 60 wpmWorking knowledge of basic PC applications (word, Outlet, etc)Previous customer service experience preferredWhich of the following individuals would most likely be interested in this job? 
    • A. 

      A person who wants position that provides health insurance

    • B. 

      A person who is looking for a salaried position

    • C. 

      A person who has previously managed customer service representative

    • D. 

      A person who likes to work with and fix medical equipment

  • 17. 
    Read the "locavores" passage before answering the questionWhich of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage? (1 of 5) 
    • A. 

      People are becoming locavores to avoid food grown in with chemicals

    • B. 

      An increasing number of consumers want to know where their food is grown

    • C. 

      Farmers markets provide a greater diversity of food products in grocery stores

    • D. 

      Organic foods are grown within 100 miles of where they are sold

  • 18. 
    Read the "locavores" passage before answering the questionWhich of the following is an opinion stated in the passage? (2 of 5) 
    • A. 

      It is worrisome that the average consumer does not know where or how much food is grown or raised

    • B. 

      It is entirely possible that some of the produce Found in the grocery store in Kansas was grown and harvested in California

    • C. 

      Sun Foods travel 1500 food miles from a large corporate from Farm to Consumers dinner plate

    • D. 

      Farmers markets off of produce that drives and local environment

  • 19. 
    Read the "locavores" passage before answering the questionWhat does the author of primary argument in the passage? (3 of 5) 
    • A. 

      Consumers should primarily eat organically grown food

    • B. 

      Consumers should take the time to learn where all their food is produced

    • C. 

      Subscribing to see if they will promote a healthy diet and support local farmers

    • D. 

      Consuming locally grown food is viable and beneficial alternative

  • 20. 
    Read the "locavores" passage before answering the questionWhich of the following sentences from the passage supports the claim made in the final sentence of the passage? (4 of 5) 
    • A. 

      A locavore is a person who strives to maintain a diet out of locally grown food

    • B. 

      Today, it is common for food products to travel 1500 food miles from a large corporate Farms to a consumer's dinner plate

    • C. 

      There are number of local alternatives to Industrial food and the variety is growing

    • D. 

      It is entirely possible that some of the produce been at the grocery store in Kansas was grown and harvested in California

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Large industrial Farms are causing local farms to go out of business

    • B. 

      Organic foods are compromised of fruits and vegetables but not meat and Dairy

    • C. 

      Locavores preferred to consume a vegetarian or vegan diet based on local produce

    • D. 

      Industrial scale food production and distribution may affect the quality of foods

  • 22. 
    Storytellers known as Bards were an important element and sustaining Celtic civilization. They were trained at barding schools where they learned hundreds of poems and different styles of verse. Some bards train for up to 7 years. In addition to singing memorized poems, they composed Poems of their own to celebrate important events or commemorate Fallen leaders. Many scholars believe that the bards of Brittany, a region in Northwest France, and those of whales created and passed on the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Without the oral Traditions, these stories would have been lostWhich of the following supporting details best reinforces the argument presented in the first sentence the bards Stained Celtic civilization? (1 of 3) 
    • A. 

      Bard's were specially trained at Barding School

    • B. 

      Bard's trained for as long as seven years and learn different styles of verse

    • C. 

      In addition to singing memorize poems, Bard's would compose poems of Their Own

    • D. 

      Poems written by bards celebrated important events and commemorated fallen leaders

  • 23. 
    Storytellers known as Bards were an important element and sustaining Celtic civilization. They were trained at barding schools where they learned hundreds of poems and different styles of verse. Some bards train for up to 7 years. In addition to singing memorized poems, they composed Poems of their own to celebrate important events or commemorate Fallen leaders. Many scholars believe that the bards of Brittany, a region in Northwest France, and those of whales created and passed on the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Without the oral Traditions, these stories would have been lostWhich of the following best replaces the topic of the passage? (2 of 3) 
    • A. 

      The events that led to sustaining Celtic civilization

    • B. 

      The history and purpose of bards

    • C. 

      Importance of the King Arthur Legends

    • D. 

      The purpose of boarding schools

  • 24. 
    Storytellers known as Bards were an important element and sustaining Celtic civilization. They were trained at barding schools where they learned hundreds of poems and different styles of verse. Some bards train for up to 7 years. In addition to singing memorized poems, they composed Poems of their own to celebrate important events or commemorate Fallen leaders. Many scholars believe that the bards of Brittany, a region in Northwest France, and those of whales created and passed on the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Without the oral Traditions, these stories would have been lostWhat is the main purpose of the passage? ( 3 of 3 ) 
    • A. 

      To inform

    • B. 

      To persuade

    • C. 

      To entertain

    • D. 

      To analyze

  • 25. 
    The heroines are in the house. In recent years, there has been a boom of young adult (YA) Literature that has taking readers, and bestseller list by storm. Know why a novels has existed nearly as long as the novel itself, current ya novels have reinvented the genre. Now they tend to focus on the plight of a central heroin, a young girl tasked with dismantling the oppressive dystopia she lives in to save her friends and her family. The success of these stories is finally making Hollywood sit up and pay attention to the possibility of the lucrative female-led movies can be, and more female-driven films than ever are taking top spot at the box officeWhich of the following is the source of this passage? (1 of 2) 
    • A. 

      Young adult novel

    • B. 

      Instruction manual

    • C. 

      Book review

    • D. 

      Entertainment magazine

  • 26. 
    The heroines are in the house. In recent years, there has been a boom of young adult (YA) Literature that has taking readers, and bestseller list by storm. Know why a novels has existed nearly as long as the novel itself, current ya novels have reinvented the genre. Now they tend to focus on the plight of a central heroin, a young girl tasked with dismantling the oppressive dystopia she lives in to save her friends and her family. The success of these stories is finally making Hollywood sit up and pay attention to the possibility of the lucrative female-led movies can be, and more female-driven films than ever are taking top spot at the box officeBelow are several trends bing discussed in the media. Which of the following trends resembles the theme of The Passage is descriptive of the YA literature? (2 of 2) 
    • A. 

      More students are graduating from college and debt than ever before, they are flooding the job market

    • B. 

      A new cooking technique is being introduced in the culinary schools across the world to great success

    • C. 

      The percentage of people under 30 getting married has decreased greatly in the last 20 years

    • D. 

      An automaker redesign of one of its standard models, and now it is one of their top sellers.

  • 27. 
    Read the  "The Nearings"passage report answering the question.Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage? (1 of 5) 
    • A. 

      The Nearings writings were their most influential contribution to the culture

    • B. 

      Community service was an example of "bread labor" as defined by the Nearings

    • C. 

      The Nearings inherited their Philosophy from the "back to the land"movement

    • D. 

      The Nearings followed in their parents footsteps and embracing rural Lifestyle

  • 28. 
    Read the  "The Nearings"passage report answering the question.Scott nearing was likely involved in which of the following activities the year Helen was born? (2 of 5) 
    • A. 

      Writing living the good life

    • B. 

      Harvesting blueberries

    • C. 

      Speaking against unsafe coal mines

    • D. 

      Building concrete structures by hand

  • 29. 
    Read the  "The Nearings"passage report answering the question.Which of the following is a key part of the nearest philosophy of a self-sufficient lifestyle? (3 of 5) 
    • A. 

      Dividing time into 4-hour blocks to accomplish goals

    • B. 

      Social activism against factory work

    • C. 

      Writing books, like living the good life

    • D. 

      Moving from New York City to Vermont

  • 30. 
    Read the  "The Nearings"passage report answering the question.Which of the following activities might the neerings have practice during their civic work based on the passage? (4 of 5)Campaigning to increase coal mining in their areaShopping for lavish Home FurnishingsFundraising for factories to make processed foodsTeaching a class on baking bread 
    • A. 

      Campaigning to increase coal mining in their area

    • B. 

      Shopping for lavish Home Furnishings

    • C. 

      Fundraising for factories to make processed foods

    • D. 

      Teaching a class on baking bread

  • 31. 
    Read the  "The Nearings"passage report answering the question.Which of the following sentences contains an opinion? (5 of 5)In 1932, they left New York City for rural Southern Vermont, where they develop a self-sufficient lifestyle and philosophyBy the time he was in his early 20s, Scott had taken Social activism, speaking out against the unsafe working conditions and the Pennsylvania coal minesTogether, the nearest exemplified the notion of The Good Life by living simply in a rural settingA notion of what constitutes "The good life" is open to suggestive interpretationThe two author many books, the Most famous of which is "living the good life" (1954) 
    • A. 

      N 1932, they left New York City for rural Southern Vermont, where they develop a self-sufficient lifestyle and philosophy

    • B. 

      Self-sufficient lifestyle and philosophy By the time he was in his early 20s, Scott had taken Social activism, speaking out against the unsafe working conditions and the Pennsylvania coal mines

    • C. 

      Together, the Nearings exemplified the notion of The Good Life by living simply in a rural setting

    • D. 

      A notion of what constitutes "The good life" is open to suggestive interpretation The two author many books, the Most famous of which is "living the good life" (1954

  • 32. 
    You encounter the following sentence while reading:He kept teasing her, not noticing that she was getting frustrated, but when he playfully tossed a pencil at her, she move to bat it away angrily.You have not heard of the word that's used in this way before, so you look it up in the dictionary and find the following: batn.1.  The wooden Club used in some games to hit the ball2. Any of numerous flying mammals of the order ChiroterV.1.  To strike or hit, as if with a bat or Club2. To blank or winkWhich of these definitions best fits the context of the sentence 
    • A. 

      Definition 1

    • B. 

      Definition 2

    • C. 

      Definition 3

    • D. 

      definition 4

  • 33. 
    A gardener purchase Latice so she could train the Grapevine along the side of the house.Which of the following defines "train" as used in the sentence above? 
    • A. 

      To teach so as to make it fit or qualified

    • B. 

      To direct the growth of

    • C. 

      To focus attention

    • D. 

      To motivate by discipline

  • 34. 
    A friend calls and says, "before I pick you up to go to the grocery store, I have to cook breakfast, then shower, so I will see you when I'm done with those two things." When should you expect your friend to pick you up? 
    • A. 

      After he showers

    • B. 

      After he goes to the grocery store

    • C. 

      As soon as he hangs up the phone

    • D. 

      Before breakfast

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 36. 
    Which of the following sources would be most helpful for a writer who is trying to use a greater variety of words in an article? 
    • A. 

      Encyclopedia

    • B. 

      Almanac

    • C. 

      Style guide

    • D. 

      Thesaurus

  • 37. 
    Which of the following television programs might an Advertiser used to reach the most viewers?Game shows, talk shows, and reality showsDaytime dramas and newsSitcoms and primetime dramasSports and talk shows 
    • A. 

      Game shows, talk shows, and reality shows

    • B. 

      Daytime dramas and news

    • C. 

      Sitcoms and primetime dramas

    • D. 

      Sports and talk shows Sports and talk shows Sports and talk shows

  • 38. 
    Use the drug facts label below to answer the questionWhich of the following statements about this product might cause a pharmacist concerned? 
    • A. 

      I used to own mint on my heat rash

    • B. 

      I use the ointment for an abrasion on my baby's eyelids

    • C. 

      I put the ointment on my four-year-old chi knee scrape

    • D. 

      I put the alignment on a rash from poison ivy 3 times today

  • 39. 
    A student is writing a research paper about the psychological effects of homework.Which of the following sources should she consult for statistical data? 
    • A. 

      An encyclopedia entry about the history of homework assignments

    • B. 

      An academic study about hours spent on homework each night

    • C. 

      A Blog detailing a fellow students experiences with homework

    • D. 

      A magazine article by a teacher about the importance of daily homework

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      2,3,4,5,6

    • B. 

      1,2,3,6,7

    • C. 

      2,3,4,5,7,

    • D. 

      1,4,5,6,7

  • 41. 
    Marsupilia (Marsupials)Kangaroos, koalas, wombats,Primates (primates)Monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillasRodentia (rodents)Squirrels mice porcupinesWhich of the following statements is correct based on the taxonomy above? 
    • A. 

      Marsupials are more similar to primates than to rodents

    • B. 

      Rodents are a subcategory of redentia

    • C. 

      Wombats are subcategory of koalas

    • D. 

      Squirrels are more similar to porcupines then two monkeys

  • 42. 
    When she noticed that that's on her running shoes, Jane realize she had become rather complacent about her Fitness routine.Which of the following is the closest in meaning to complacent as used in the sentence above 
    • A. 

      Unconcerned

    • B. 

      Dissatisfied

    • C. 

      Confident

    • D. 

      Worried

  • 43. 
    He headed off to the truck, where he hope to make a fast Dollar by betting on the races.Which of the following dictionary definitions corresponds with "fast" as used in the sentence above? 
    • A. 

      Distinguished by rapid motion

    • B. 

      Having a child mental abilities

    • C. 

      Obtained with little effort

    • D. 

      Characterized by wild Behavior

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      A scratch or Mark made on a surface

    • B. 

      A grudge that one holds against another

    • C. 

      The relevant facts related to a situation

    • D. 

      An action that has a successful outcome

  • 45. 
    Draw a horizontal line. From the midpoint of this line draw a perpendicular line extending upward. Write the letter A that each end of the horizontal line and the letter Z at the end of the vertical line. Rotate the drawing 90 degrees clockwise.Which of the following drawings correctly corresponds with the directions. 
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 46. 
    CephalopodaSquids, octopuses, cuttlefishGastropodaSnails, sea slugsPelecypodaClams, muscles, oystersWhich of the following statements is correct based on the outline above 
    • A. 

      A pelecypoda is a type of gastropoda

    • B. 

      An octopus is in a type of squid

    • C. 

      Cephalopoda Is more closely related to gastropoda than Pelecypoda

    • D. 

      Snails are more closely related to sea slugs than to clams

  • 47. 
    1234321234Using the number String above, replace every 1 with the letter A, every  2 with the letter B, every 3 with the letter d, and every 4 with the letter a. For letters that appear more than twice, delete the first instance of those letters. D5elete the first and last letter in the string, and replace the vowels with the letter x.DBXBDBXBDXXDBXBDBDXDBX 
    • A. 

      DBXBD

    • B. 

      BXBDX

    • C. 

      XDBXBD

    • D. 

      BDXDBX