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  • 1. 

    Usually in reference to American southerners, especially rural folk, but can be used elsewhere as well.

    • A.

      Redneck, Hick, Hillbilly

    • B.

      Farmer, Milkmaid, Gardener

    • C.

      Hick, Gardener, Farmer

    Correct Answer
    A. Redneck, Hick, Hillbilly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Redneck, Hick, Hillbilly. These terms are typically used to refer to American southerners, particularly those from rural areas. They are often associated with a simple, unsophisticated lifestyle and sometimes derogatory stereotypes. While these terms are commonly used in the southern United States, they can also be used in other regions to describe people with similar characteristics or backgrounds.

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  • 2. 

    A Greaser is a person that likes to dress in the 50s outlaw style.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a greaser is indeed a person who likes to dress in the 50s outlaw style. The term "greaser" originated in the 1950s and was used to describe a subculture of young men who were often associated with motorcycle gangs and rebellious behavior. They were known for their distinctive fashion choices, which included leather jackets, jeans, and greased-back hair. This style became popularized through movies like "Rebel Without a Cause" and has since become an iconic representation of 1950s youth culture.

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  • 3. 

    Mallrats are people who go to shopping centers in search of rats.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. Mallrats are not people who go to shopping centers in search of rats. The term "mallrats" actually refers to individuals, typically teenagers or young adults, who spend a significant amount of time hanging out at shopping malls. They may socialize, shop, or simply enjoy the atmosphere. The term does not have any association with rats or searching for them.

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  • 4. 

    When keeping something on the "down low," you really are:

    • A.

      Staying as close to the ground as possible.

    • B.

      Being secretive or quiet with information.

    • C.

      Planting trees and flowers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Being secretive or quiet with information.
    Explanation
    The phrase "keeping something on the down low" is an idiom that means to be secretive or quiet with information. It is not related to physical positioning or planting trees and flowers.

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  • 5. 

    It is socially acceptable to greet elderly by saying "Whats crackin yo!"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. It is not socially acceptable to greet elderly by saying "Whats crackin yo!" This phrase is informal and slang, and may be considered disrespectful or inappropriate when used to address older individuals. It is important to use polite and respectful language when greeting elderly individuals.

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  • 6. 

    "Rinky-dink" is another way of saying:

    • A.

      Beautiful

    • B.

      Inferior

    • C.

      Creative

    Correct Answer
    B. Inferior
    Explanation
    "Rinky-dink" is a colloquial expression used to describe something that is of low quality or not up to standards. It suggests that the thing being referred to is inferior or subpar in some way. It is often used to convey a sense of disappointment or dissatisfaction with the object or situation being described.

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  • 7. 

    What does 'blown away' mean in the following sentence? I was blown away by his eagerness to solve the water issue.

    • A.

      Confused

    • B.

      Upset

    • C.

      Greatly impressed

    Correct Answer
    C. Greatly impressed
    Explanation
    The phrase "blown away" in the sentence means to be greatly impressed. It suggests that the speaker was amazed or astounded by the person's eagerness to solve the water issue. The phrase conveys a sense of awe and admiration towards the person's dedication and enthusiasm.

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  • 8. 

    "Fo shizzle my nizzle" is a common phrase used when answering a telephone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The phrase "Fo shizzle my nizzle" is not a common phrase used when answering a telephone. It is actually a slang phrase derived from African American Vernacular English (AAVE) that originated in hip-hop culture. It is a playful way of saying "For sure, my friend" or "Absolutely." However, it has no direct association with telephone etiquette or answering calls. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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