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  • 1. 
    As indicated in the findings, a scale score o 240 points indicates  a performance above the proficiency level.Which of the following is the likely gene for the sentence above?
    • A. 

      Research paper

    • B. 

      Novel

    • C. 

      Personal letter

    • D. 

      Sitcome

  • 2. 
    Read the "locavores" passage before answering the question.Which of the following types of text structure is used in the second paragraph of the passage? 
    • A. 

      Sequence

    • B. 

      Problem solving

    • C. 

      Definition example

    • D. 

      Cause and effect

  • 3. 
    Read the "locavores" passage before answering the question.Which of the following details from the passage best supports the author's assertion that "it is possible to become more and more locavores?"
    • A. 

      More people are turning to locally grown food and liking it

    • B. 

      The organic food movement is the fastest growing sector in the food industry

    • C. 

      Current food practices suit industrial scale production and distribution rather than taste or nutrition

    • D. 

      Some farmers markets operate throughout the year and offer produce that thrives in the local environment

  • 4. 
    Read the "locavores" passage before answering the question.The first three sentences of the passage are an example of which of the following writing characteristics?
    • A. 

      Narration

    • B. 

      Definition

    • C. 

      Technical

    • D. 

      Persuasion

  • 5. 
    Read "The Nearings" passage before answering the question.The Nearing's simple, rural lifestyle was most likely a reaction to which of the following historical movements? 
    • A. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • B. 

      Women's suffrage

    • C. 

      Harlem Renaissance

    • D. 

      Prohibition

  • 6. 
    Read "The Nearings" passage before answering the question.Which of the following  contemporary movements is most likely influenced by the Nearing's  and "back to the land" movement? 
    • A. 

      Anti-war movement

    • B. 

      People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

    • C. 

      American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    • D. 

      Green Movement

  • 7. 
    Read "The Nearings" passage before answering the question.Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage?
    • A. 

      The Nearing's writings were their most influential contribution to the culture

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      The Nearings followed in their parents' footsteps in embracing a rural lifestyle

  • 8. 
    Most Americans know that HIV/AIDS is a worldwide health problem; many also believe it is the most dangerous disease across the globe. Malaria, however, far surpasses HIV/AIDS as a cause of sickness and death around the world. One likely reason for American's lack of awareness about malaria may be that malaria has been eradicated in this country, thanks in large part to efforts made during World War II. U.S. scientists sought new medicines and methods to control the effects and spread of malaria among combat troops. those efforts were later applied to an eradication effort that has kept the US malaria-free for decades.Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage ?
    • A. 

      Malaria and HIV/AIDS are the two most deadly diseases around the world

    • B. 

      Eradication efforts have a high rate of success in eliminating infectious diseases

    • C. 

      Infection rates within a community may affect that the community's understanding of diseases.

    • D. 

      US scientists efforts to eradicate malaria were the decisive factor in winning World War II

  • 9. 
    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 lost.Which of the following is the most likely reason that the bards composed in verse rather than in prose? 
    • A. 

      Prose was considered an art form fro commoners

    • B. 

      Using verse facilitates the retention of oral traditions

    • C. 

      Composing in verse provides more artistic freedom

    • D. 

      Patrons of barding schools preferred verse to prose

  • 10. 
    Anyone who has tasted pure maple syrup can readily distinguish the real form maple-flavored products.  How is that flavor created?  It all starts at eh end of winter in northern latitudes where sugar maple trees grow. The flow of sap is triggered as maples emerge from winter dormancy. Sap is collected and brought to sap houses. Here, the gathered sap is boiled and reboiled until it reaches the ideal percentage of about 18%. Since sap is approx 2% sugar, it takes between 40 and 50 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup.Which of the following types of text structure is employed in the passage? 
    • A. 

      Chronological sequence

    • B. 

      Point of view

    • C. 

      Problem solving

    • D. 

      Cause and effect

  • 11. 
    Anyone who has tasted pure maple syrup can readily distinguish the real form maple-flavored products.  How is that flavor created?  It all starts at eh end of winter in northern latitudes where sugar maple trees grow. The flow of sap is triggered as maples emerge from winter dormancy. Sap is collected and brought to sap houses. Here, the gathered sap is boiled and reboiled until it reaches the ideal percentage of about 18%. Since sap is approx 2% sugar, it takes between 40 and 50 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup.Which of the following statements best encompasses the main idea of the passage? 
    • A. 

      Maple syrup distinctive flavor is due to specific process used to create it.

    • B. 

      Maple flavored products are far inferior in taste to real maple syrup

    • C. 

      The key to producing good maple syrup is achieving the proper sugar content

    • D. 

      Sap houses are busy during the spring producing gallons of maple syrup

  • 12. 
    Anyone who has tasted pure maple syrup can readily distinguish the real form maple-flavored products.  How is that flavor created?  It all starts at eh end of winter in northern latitudes where sugar maple trees grow. The flow of sap is triggered as maples emerge from winter dormancy. Sap is collected and brought to sap houses. Here, the gathered sap is boiled and reboiled until it reaches the ideal percentage of about 18%. Since sap is approx 2% sugar, it takes between 40 and 50 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup.Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage? 
    • A. 

      Maple trees are unable to produce sap during the summer months

    • B. 

      Maple syrup production is dependent upon specific climate conditions

    • C. 

      Boiling sap increases the sugar content by increasing the amount of sap

    • D. 

      Maple-flavored products have less sugar than real maple syrup

  • 13. 
                                                   Notice to All EmployeesIt is management's concern that our factories be energy efficient, so we are requesting that everyone do his/her share to save our planet.  At night we ask that everyone shut down his/her computer and turn off all lights. We ask that you use spring water from the water coolers rather than bottled spring water.  There will be conveniently placed recycle bins for trash paper and carboard.We will be rewarding your efforts by awarding bonuses to those employees who are actively saving energy and recycling.Which of the following statements is accurate according to the memo above? 
    • A. 

      The company is asking employees to drink less spring water

    • B. 

      The company will ensure that all lights are turned off at the end of the day

    • C. 

      Employees are expected to place recycle bins in convenient areas

    • D. 

      Employees will receive bonuses when they recycle and save energy

  • 14. 
    Your Hometown Fireworks CompanyThe most likely reason tha a customer would choose the Bombardment instead of the Backyard Salute is because the customer..
    • A. 

      Wants more bottle rockets

    • B. 

      Is influenced by what other customers have bought

    • C. 

      Does not like sparklers

    • D. 

      Wants the cheapest collection of fireworks

  • 15. 
    Office of University RelationsWhich of the following numbers is the best number for a customer to use to place an advertisement  in newsletters? 
    • A. 

      250-3527

    • B. 

      250-3523

    • C. 

      250-4000 ext 4021

    • D. 

      250-4000 ext 3522

  • 16. 
    Refer to the price listing below to answer the questionsAmusement Park PricesWhich of the following is the cheapest purchase? 
    • A. 

      Adulty 1/2 day pass on a Monday

    • B. 

      Senior citizen full-day pass on Wednesday

    • C. 

      Adult with a 2 yr old full-day pass on a friday

    • D. 

      Child full day pass on a Sunday

  • 17. 
    Refer to the price listing below to answer the questionsAmusement Park PricesWhich of the following  is the cost for an adult  and school-aged child to purchase 1/2 day passes on a Friday and full day passes on the following day.
    • A. 

      $56

    • B. 

      $76

    • C. 

      $78

    • D. 

      $80

  • 18. 
    Refer to the chart below to answer the questionsDietary supplementsWhich of the following supplements is the best choice for someone who is equally concerned about getting folic acid and calcium
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 19. 
    Refer to the chart below to answer the questionsDietary supplementsWhich of the following dietary supplements is the best choice for someone who has stopped eating red meats? 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 20. 
    Read the memo below before answering the questionsTO: All staffFROM: Human ResourcesRE: Award NominationsWhich of the following is the main idea of the memo?
    • A. 

      THis is a company sponsored award for employees

    • B. 

      There will be many candidates, but only one will be chosen

    • C. 

      Human Resources needs a list of potential candidates for an annual award

    • D. 

      There is an award commitment that wants to choose a high performing employee for an award

  • 21. 
    Flower seedsCArnationsDAisiesSunflowersMarigolds When buying three packs of seeds, which of the following  is the cheapest purchase? 
    • A. 

      Carnations

    • B. 

      Daisies

    • C. 

      Sunflowers

    • D. 

      Marigolds

  • 22. 
    She said that the imperative for the project was to improve productivity, test new processes and eliminate all redundancies.  He was afraid that last part of her statement applied to his job.Which of the following is the most likely reason for using italics in the sentence above? 
    • A. 

      To illustrate that he phrase comes a Latin root

    • B. 

      To place emphasis on on part of the series

    • C. 

      To indicate a sarcastic use of italicized word

    • D. 

      To denote that a title is being used

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is an element typically used in research papers that is likely to contain a citation? 
    • A. 

      Acknowledgements

    • B. 

      Abstract

    • C. 

      Table of contents

    • D. 

      Afterword

  • 24. 
    A map of a state park is shown. Which of the following is the approximate shortest distance between the restrooms and the canoe rentals? 
    • A. 

      2.0 miles

    • B. 

      2.25 miles

    • C. 

      3.75 miles

    • D. 

      4.0 miles

  • 25. 
    After 15% discount, a TV costs $102.Which of the following was the original price? 
    • A. 

      $87

    • B. 

      $120

    • C. 

      $222

    • D. 

      $680

  • 26. 
    A car is purchased in 2010 for $27,500. The value of the car based on the years  after purchased is shown in the graph.  Between which of the following pairs of successive years did the car's value remain the most stable? 
    • A. 

      2010 to 2011

    • B. 

      2011 to 2012

    • C. 

      2012 to 2013

    • D. 

      2013 to 2014

  • 27. 
    A woman purchases apples, bananas, and oranges at a local fruit stand every day. She would like to keep track of how many pieces of each fruit she buys each week. Which of the following graphical representation would be the best one to use for this purpose? 
    • A. 

      Bar graph

    • B. 

      Pie chart

    • C. 

      Line graph

    • D. 

      Stem and leaf plot

  • 28. 
    A science student is comparing the mass of several items.  Which of the following is the most appropriate for measuring the mass of a ping-pong?
    • A. 

      Grams

    • B. 

      Liters

    • C. 

      Micrograms

    • D. 

      Microliter

  • 29. 
    Which of the following organelles are involved in the separations of chromosomes  during the process of eukaryotic cell division? 
    • A. 

      Plasmodesmata

    • B. 

      Plastids

    • C. 

      Centrioles

    • D. 

      Telomeres

  • 30. 
    The specific stage of meiosis during which a cell's chromosomes number is reduced by half is
    • A. 

      Prophase I

    • B. 

      Anaphase I

    • C. 

      Prophase II

    • D. 

      Anaphase II

  • 31. 
    "Dark Matter" is a form of energy propose to explain the repulsive force between matter in the universe.  It has never been observed directly. Which of the following is the best rationale for man scientists' contention that it exists? 
    • A. 

      It serves as a working hypothesis to explain real observations in the universe

    • B. 

      A basic scientific principle to consider everything possible until proven

    • C. 

      Since light energy exists in the universe, dark energy must also exist

    • D. 

      Light energy from distance stars is very faint because it is absorbed by dark energy

  • 32. 
    In a liquid state, the arrangement, the arrangement and motion of molecules can be described as
    • A. 

      Closely packed in a random pattern with a constant rapid motion

    • B. 

      Widely separated in a regular pattern with vibrational motion

    • C. 

      Widely separated in a random pattern with constant rapid motion

    • D. 

      Closely packed in a regular pattern with vibrational motion

  • 33. 
    A scientist want to know if the temp of hte soil varies at different depths. He assumes that the temp will remain the same as the depth increases. To best test this assumption, the scientist should perform..
    • A. 

      Single traits at the surface and at 10, 30, 50, 70 and 90 depths

    • B. 

      Single traits at the surface and at 90 cm

    • C. 

      Repeated traits at the surface at 90 cm

    • D. 

      Repeated traits and at 10, 30, 50, 70 and 90 depths

  • 34. 
    During the transcription of the eukaryotic genetic code of  DNA into RNA, certain regions are removed from the mature transcript. These regions are called
    • A. 

      Introns

    • B. 

      Exons

    • C. 

      Operons

    • D. 

      Alleles

  • 35. 
    Which of the following correctly describes a property of the ion of Aluminum -27?
    • A. 

      It has an electric charge of -3

    • B. 

      It has a mass number of 14

    • C. 

      It has an electric charge of -3

    • D. 

      It has has a mass number of 24

  • 36. 
    Mg(OH)2 + HCl --> ?Which of the following choices shows the correct molar products of the neutralization reaction above? 
    • A. 

      2MgCl2 + H2O

    • B. 

      2MgCl2 + 2H2O

    • C. 

      MgCl2 + H2O

    • D. 

      MgCl2 + 2H2O

  • 37. 
    Which of the following halogens reacts most readily with the metal ion
    • A. 

      Iodine

    • B. 

      Bromine

    • C. 

      Chlorine

    • D. 

      Astatine

  • 38. 
    Which of the following describes the type of chemical bonds found within a molecule ammonia, NH3? 
    • A. 

      Nonpolar covalent bonds

    • B. 

      Polar covalent bonds

    • C. 

      Ionic bonds

    • D. 

      Hydrogen bonds

  • 39. 
    Which of the following statements is correct with regards to physical changes of state? 
    • A. 

      Evaporation is an endothermic process

    • B. 

      Condensation is an endothermic process

    • C. 

      Vaporization is an exothermic process

    • D. 

      Sublimation is an exothermic process

  • 40. 
    The normal pH of blood is 7.4. Using the information in the graph, which of the following is the average diameter of red blood cells  in a solution with a pH of 7.4
    • A. 

      5.3 microns

    • B. 

      6.6 microns

    • C. 

      7.2 microns

    • D. 

      8.5 microns

  • 41. 
    Which of the following conditions might help a species to escape extinction in the face of changing environmental condition, such as habitat destruction?
    • A. 

      Extreme specialization

    • B. 

      Small populations

    • C. 

      Ecological niches

    • D. 

      Generalized distribution

  • 42. 
    A student notices that a colleague has one green eye and one blue eye. Which of the following possibilities is correct? 
    • A. 

      The genotype of one parents is green eyes, and the genotype of the other is blue eyes

    • B. 

      The phenotype indicates variability in the genotypes of each eye

    • C. 

      The phenotype of each cannot be inferred form the visible genotype

    • D. 

      The Phenotype show one green eye gene and one blue eye gene on the DNA

  • 43. 
    Which of the following is a chemical property, as opposed to a physical property, of water.
    • A. 

      Ice is less dense thatn and floats on liquid water

    • B. 

      Water can be decomposed into hydrogen and oxygen gas

    • C. 

      Water has high surface tension due to hydrogen bonding

    • D. 

      Bonds between water molecule scan be broken by healing

  • 44. 
    Which of the following option explains why surface temp of the Earth are higher in the summer than in winter?
    • A. 

      The moon reflects the Sun's energy toward the earth in the summer

    • B. 

      The sun's radiation energy fluctuates seasonally

    • C. 

      The sun's rays strike closer to perpendicular to the earth's surface in the summer

    • D. 

      Solar radiation is partially blocked from earth by mercury and venus in the the winter

  • 45. 
    Which of the following statements correctly describes the relationship between genes and chromosomes? 
    • A. 

      Genes are DNA sequences found on chromosomes

    • B. 

      Chromosomes contain genes composed of amino acids

    • C. 

      Chromosomes are DNA sequences found on genes

    • D. 

      Genes contains chromosomes composed fo amino acids

  • 46. 
    Which of the folllowing statements is correct regarding the organism in which photosynthesis and oxidative respiration occur
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis occurs only in plants whereas oxidative respiration occurs in all life forms

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis occurs in many prokaryotes and some eukaryotes whereas oxidative respiration occurs only in aerobic eukaryotes

    • C. 

      Photosynthesis occurs only in plants whereas oxidative respiration occurs in animals

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis occurs in many prokaryotes and eukaryotes whereas oxidative respiration occurs in only in aerobic prokaryotes and eukaryotes

  • 47. 
    Which of the following term describes the bonding together of smaller molecules to form a larger molecules?
    • A. 

      Anabolism

    • B. 

      Catalysis

    • C. 

      Catabolism

    • D. 

      Snaphylaxis

  • 48. 
    During vertebrate embryogenesis, the central nervous system originates form which of the following germ layers? 
    • A. 

      Ectoderm

    • B. 

      Mesoderm

    • C. 

      Endoderm

    • D. 

      Archeteron

  • 49. 
    In a chemical reaction, a metal will become
    • A. 

      A cation by losing electrons

    • B. 

      A cation by gaining electrons

    • C. 

      An anion by losing electrons

    • D. 

      An anion by gaining electrons

  • 50. 
    Which of the following cellular organelles contains its own unique genetic material and carries out protein synthesis separate from the cytoplasm
    • A. 

      Golgi apparatus

    • B. 

      Endoplasmic reticulum

    • C. 

      Lysosome

    • D. 

      Chloroplast

  • 51. 
    Which of the following describes the energy changes when  a stationary penny is dropped from a 1 story building? 
    • A. 

      Kinetic energy is converted to potential energy and then lost as heat

    • B. 

      Kinetic energy is changed to heat and then converted to kinetic energy

    • C. 

      Kinetic energy is changed to heat and then converted to potential energy

    • D. 

      Potential energy is converted to kinetic energy and the lost as heat

  • 52. 
    Chewing tabacco and cigarettes both contain nicotine, which constricts blood vessels. Smoking also involves the inhalation of tar, which leads to cellular changes and loss of elasticity in lung tissue. Based on this information, which of the following health problems is likely to be common to chewing tobacco and cigarettes.
    • A. 

      Alzheimer's Disease

    • B. 

      Chronic bronchitis

    • C. 

      Heart disease

    • D. 

      Emphysema

  • 53. 
    Which of the following muscles are involved with respiration?
    • A. 

      Intercostals

    • B. 

      Pectorals

    • C. 

      Vertebrals

    • D. 

      Deltoids

  • 54. 
    Seaweed-->Snail--->FishUsing ht food chain above, which of the following terms best represents the trophic level of seaweed.
    • A. 

      Photoheterotrophic

    • B. 

      Photoautotrophic

    • C. 

      Chemoheterotrophic

    • D. 

      Chemoautotrophic

  • 55. 
    Which of the following explains why evidence for transitional forms with intermediate characteristics between groups of organisms is not often seen?
    • A. 

      Transitional changes are only seen in DNA

    • B. 

      Transitional forms are long lived

    • C. 

      Transitional forms do not all fossilize

    • D. 

      Transitional forms are generally microscopic

  • 56. 
    Which of the following is the function of the spleen in a healthy  adult human?
    • A. 

      It stores bile produced in the liver

    • B. 

      It produces white blood cells

    • C. 

      It degrades aged red blood cells

    • D. 

      It is a vestigal organ

  • 57. 
    The most inclusive taxonomic category smaller than class is the
    • A. 

      Phylum

    • B. 

      Order

    • C. 

      Family

    • D. 

      Genus

  • 58. 
    Ca + H2SO4Which of the following statements correctly describes the outcome of the reaction above? 
    • A. 

      Calcium is oxidized to Ca2+

    • B. 

      Sulfuric acid is decomposed to hydrogen sulfide

    • C. 

      Sulfuric acid neutralized to calcium sulfate

    • D. 

      Hydrogen is oxidize to hydrogen gas

  • 59. 
    Which of the following correctly describes the color change and substance properties for acid base indicator testing
    • A. 

      Blue litmus red, indicating the presence of a base with pH>7

    • B. 

      Red litmus turns blue, showing the presence of an acid with a pH>7

    • C. 

      Blue litmus turns red, indicating the presence of an acid with a pH

    • D. 

      Red litmus turns blue, showing the presence of a base with a pH

  • 60. 
    In  which of the following areas of the body is glycogen stored?
    • A. 

      Pancreas

    • B. 

      Bone tissue

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      Gallbladder

  • 61. 
    The concentration of hydrogen ions in water with a pH of 7 is
    • A. 

      10^7 M

    • B. 

      7M

    • C. 

      0.7 M

    • D. 

      10^-7 M

  • 62. 
    He often asked his grandmother's advise because she was known as a sagacious woman.Which of the following is an antonym for "sagacious" as used in the sentence above? 
    • A. 

      Quiet

    • B. 

      Respected

    • C. 

      Foolish

    • D. 

      Indifferent

  • 63. 
    Th long-term benefits for personal health ______ often what motivates an individual to begin an exercise program.Which of the following  options  correctly completes the sentence above?
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Was

    • C. 

      Were

    • D. 

      Are

  • 64. 
    Which of the following phrases follows the rules of capitalization? 
    • A. 

      Early german immigrants

    • B. 

      In the deep South

    • C. 

      The Ohio river

    • D. 

      All americans

  • 65. 
    Following his surgery, the frail and fragile patient lay quietly sleeping until he was abruptly  aroused by a crashing and clanging noise cause by a nurse dropping a piece of equipment.Which of the following combinations of words are redundant in the sentence above? 
    • A. 

      Quietly, sleeping

    • B. 

      Frail, fragile

    • C. 

      Crashing, clanging

    • D. 

      Abruptly, roused

  • 66. 
    ___________________________________ I tried to make friends with her son.which of the following  options correctly completes the sentence.
    • A. 

      About one o'clock, after my best friend left,

    • B. 

      About one o'clock after my best friend left,

    • C. 

      After my best left about one o'clock

    • D. 

      After my best friend left, about one o'clock

  • 67. 
    The president truncated the speech by two pages due to lack of time.Which of the following words is a synonym for "truncated" as used in the sentence above?
    • A. 

      Edited

    • B. 

      Delayed

    • C. 

      Cancelled

    • D. 

      Shortened