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  • 1. 

    Which Career Cluster prepares individuals for careers related to families and human needs?

    • A.

      Architecture and Construction

    • B.

      Manufacturing

    • C.

      Human Services

    • D.

      Finance

    Correct Answer
    C. Human Services
    Explanation
    The Career Cluster that prepares individuals for careers related to families and human needs is Human Services. This cluster focuses on providing assistance and support to individuals and communities, such as social work, counseling, and childcare. It involves working with people to address their physical, emotional, and social needs, and to improve their overall well-being. Careers in Human Services often involve working in settings such as schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

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  • 2. 

    Careers in design and development of hardware, software, multimedia & computer systems is in this cluster

    • A.

      Education and Training

    • B.

      Public Safety

    • C.

      Architecture and Construction

    • D.

      Information Technology (IT)

    Correct Answer
    D. Information Technology (IT)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Information Technology (IT) because it includes careers in the design and development of hardware, software, multimedia, and computer systems. IT professionals work with computer technology, networks, databases, programming languages, and other related areas. They are responsible for creating, implementing, and maintaining technology solutions for businesses and organizations. Careers in IT can range from software development and programming to network administration and cybersecurity.

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  • 3. 

    Careers in which cluster involve providing services for financial and investment planning, banking insurance and business financial management?

    • A.

      Finance

    • B.

      Business

    • C.

      Hospitality and Tourism

    • D.

      Health Science

    Correct Answer
    A. Finance
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because careers in finance involve providing services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management. Professionals in this field work in various roles such as financial analysts, investment bankers, financial planners, and insurance underwriters, among others. They help individuals and businesses make informed financial decisions, manage their funds, and mitigate risks.

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  • 4. 

     Which of the following jobs falls under the Arts, A/V (Audio/Visual) Technology & Communications cluster?

    • A.

      Actor

    • B.

      Journalist

    • C.

      Artist

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the listed jobs fall under the Arts, A/V (Audio/Visual) Technology & Communications cluster. An actor is involved in performing arts and uses audio and visual elements to communicate a story or character. A journalist uses audio and visual technology to gather and report news stories. An artist uses various mediums, including audio and visual, to express their creativity and communicate ideas. Therefore, all three jobs are part of the Arts, A/V Technology & Communications cluster.

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  • 5. 

    Jobs in the __________ career cluster involve planning, managing, and providing lodging, food, recreation, conventions, and tourism, and related planning and support services such as travel-related services. Jobs include hotels, sporting events and amusement parks. 

    • A.

      Training

    • B.

      Marketing

    • C.

      Sales

    • D.

      Hospitality and Tourism

    Correct Answer
    D. Hospitality and Tourism
    Explanation
    Jobs in the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster involve planning, managing, and providing lodging, food, recreation, conventions, and tourism, and related planning and support services such as travel-related services. This includes jobs in hotels, sporting events, and amusement parks.

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  • 6. 

    Target Market is

    • A.

      The phrase that goes with a brand (Nike- 'Just Do It')

    • B.

      Using emotions to sell a product

    • C.

      A group that a product is aimed towards to ultimately buy that product (Teens, Elderly)

    • D.

      A store where you can buy clothes, groceries and home goods

    Correct Answer
    C. A group that a product is aimed towards to ultimately buy that product (Teens, Elderly)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A group that a product is aimed towards to ultimately buy that product (Teens, Elderly)". This answer accurately describes the concept of target market, which refers to a specific group of consumers that a product or brand is intended to appeal to and ultimately purchase the product. In this case, the target market includes both teens and the elderly.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following uses the BANDWAGON approach in advertising? 

    • A.

      Everyone else has a pair of Jordans...so should you!

    • B.

      99% of customers who use Colgate toothpaste have fresher breath

    • C.

      Michael Jordan is the spokesperson for Nike

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Everyone else has a pair of Jordans...so should you!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Everyone else has a pair of Jordans...so should you!" This statement uses the bandwagon approach in advertising by suggesting that since everyone else has a pair of Jordans, the person should also get one to fit in and be part of the trend. It appeals to the desire to be part of a popular group and creates a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) to encourage the purchase of Jordans.

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  • 8. 

    The form of advertising, testimonials,

    • A.

      Use a celebrity to endorse or sell a product

    • B.

      Use a credible source, such as a dentist, to sell a product

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B" because using testimonials and celebrity endorsements are both forms of advertising. Testimonials involve using the opinions and experiences of satisfied customers to promote a product, while celebrity endorsements involve using a well-known figure to endorse or sell a product. Using a credible source, such as a dentist, to sell a product is also a form of advertising. Therefore, both options A and B are correct as they both represent different forms of advertising.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following correctly defines Ethos, Pathos and Logos?

    • A.

      Ethos- Emotion, Pathos- Paths, Logos- Language

    • B.

      Ethos- Ethics (build trust), Logos- Logic (facts), Pathos- Emotion

    • C.

      Ethos- Logic (facts), Logos- Emotion, Pathos- Ethics (build trust)

    • D.

      Ethos- outdoor advertising, Pathos- indoor advertising, Logos- newspaper advertising

    Correct Answer
    B. Ethos- Ethics (build trust), Logos- Logic (facts), Pathos- Emotion
    Explanation
    Ethos refers to the ethical appeal or credibility of the speaker or writer. It is about building trust and establishing the speaker's credibility. Pathos refers to the emotional appeal that aims to evoke emotions and connect with the audience on an emotional level. Logos refers to the logical appeal that relies on facts, evidence, and logical reasoning to persuade the audience. Therefore, the correct answer is Ethos- Ethics (build trust), Logos- Logic (facts), Pathos- Emotion.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following are forms of outdoor advertising? 

    • A.

      Billboard

    • B.

      On a bus

    • C.

      Automobile Wraps and Stickers

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options mentioned in the question are forms of outdoor advertising. A billboard is a large outdoor advertising structure typically found in high-traffic areas. Advertising on a bus involves placing advertisements on the exterior of buses, making them visible to people on the streets. Automobile wraps and stickers refer to advertising messages that are applied to vehicles, turning them into mobile billboards. Therefore, all of these options qualify as forms of outdoor advertising.

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  • 11. 

    A budget is

    • A.

      A plan for how you will spend the money you earn or receive

    • B.

      A type of savings account

    • C.

      The amount of money the government taxes you

    • D.

      The amount of money on your paycheck

    Correct Answer
    A. A plan for how you will spend the money you earn or receive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A plan for how you will spend the money you earn or receive. A budget is a financial plan that helps individuals or organizations allocate their income or resources to various expenses or goals. It involves setting priorities, estimating income and expenses, and making decisions on how to best utilize the available money. A budget helps in managing finances effectively, ensuring that expenses do not exceed income and allowing for savings and future financial goals.

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  • 12. 

    What is the best way to avoid credit card debt?

    • A.

      Keep making purchases on your credit card

    • B.

      Paying your bill in full and on time

    • C.

      Paying your bill every other month

    • D.

      Don't pay anything

    Correct Answer
    B. Paying your bill in full and on time
    Explanation
    The best way to avoid credit card debt is by paying your bill in full and on time. This means that you should not carry a balance on your credit card and make sure to make the payment by the due date. By doing so, you will avoid accruing interest charges and late fees, which can lead to debt. Additionally, paying your bill in full and on time will help you maintain a good credit score, which is important for future financial endeavors.

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  • 13. 

    The total amount of monthly income remaining, after all deductions have been taken out, is known as:

    • A.

      Gross Annual Income

    • B.

      Gross Monthly Income

    • C.

      Net Annual Income

    • D.

      Net Monthly Income

    Correct Answer
    D. Net Monthly Income
    Explanation
    Net monthly income refers to the total amount of income that an individual or household has left after all deductions, such as taxes, insurance, and other expenses, have been taken out. It represents the actual amount of money that is available for spending or saving on a monthly basis. Unlike gross monthly income, which is the total income before deductions, net monthly income provides a more accurate picture of one's financial situation and their ability to meet their expenses. Net monthly income is an important figure for budgeting and financial planning purposes.

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  • 14. 

    An entrepreneur is:

    • A.

      A person who works for someone else's company and comes up with ideas for cool new products

    • B.

      A person who starts his or her own business in hopes of earning a profit

    • C.

      A person who always buys the best and most expensive things

    • D.

      A person from France who visits the USA

    Correct Answer
    B. A person who starts his or her own business in hopes of earning a profit
    Explanation
    An entrepreneur is a person who starts his or her own business in hopes of earning a profit. This individual takes the initiative to identify opportunities, develop innovative ideas, and take risks in order to create and manage a successful venture. They are driven by the desire to be their own boss, create something new, and potentially achieve financial success. Entrepreneurs are often characterized by their determination, creativity, and willingness to take on challenges in the pursuit of their goals.

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  • 15. 

    Beatrice makes and sells 10 sweaters at $15.00 each. It costs only $12.00 to make each sweater. How much money does Beatrice have left?

    • A.

      $45

    • B.

      $24

    • C.

      $30

    • D.

      $50

    Correct Answer
    C. $30
    Explanation
    Beatrice sells 10 sweaters at $15.00 each, which gives her a total revenue of 10 * $15.00 = $150.00. However, it only costs her $12.00 to make each sweater, so her total cost is 10 * $12.00 = $120.00. To find out how much money she has left, we need to subtract her total cost from her total revenue: $150.00 - $120.00 = $30.00. Therefore, Beatrice has $30.00 left.

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  • 16. 

    The money Beatrice has remaining after she has sold all of her sweaters and paid her expenses is called

    • A.

      Market

    • B.

      Profit

    • C.

      Taxes

    • D.

      Insurance

    Correct Answer
    B. Profit
    Explanation
    The money Beatrice has remaining after selling her sweaters and paying her expenses is called profit. Profit is the financial gain that is earned from a business venture or investment after deducting all expenses and costs. It represents the surplus or excess income generated from the sale of goods or services. In Beatrice's case, it refers to the amount of money she has left over after covering her expenses and selling her sweaters.

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  • 17. 

    True or False: To find the profit, you subtract Revenue from Expenses (Profit = Revenue- Expenses)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because profit is calculated by subtracting expenses from revenue. This calculation allows businesses to determine the amount of money they have earned after deducting all the costs incurred in generating that revenue. By subtracting expenses from revenue, businesses are able to measure their profitability and make informed decisions about their financial performance.

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  • 18. 

    A debit card is like a credit card, but the money is taken out of your checking or savings account.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A debit card functions similarly to a credit card, with the main difference being that the funds used for purchases are directly deducted from the user's checking or savings account. This means that the user can only spend the amount of money they have available in their account, unlike a credit card where they can borrow money up to a certain limit. Therefore, the statement "A debit card is like a credit card, but the money is taken out of your checking or savings account" is true.

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  • 19. 

    Expenses are how much money you earn.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement given is incorrect. Expenses are not how much money you earn. Expenses refer to the amount of money you spend or the costs incurred for various purposes such as bills, groceries, rent, etc. It is the opposite of earnings or income. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 20. 

    All colleges provide Financial Aid.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that all colleges provide financial aid. This means that every college offers some form of financial assistance to its students. This can include scholarships, grants, loans, or work-study programs. The answer "True" indicates that the statement is correct and that financial aid is indeed provided by all colleges.

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  • 21. 

    Your grades, attendance and activities in high school do NOT affect your ability earn Financial Aid. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Grades, attendance, and activities in high school can actually have an impact on a student's ability to earn financial aid. Many scholarships and grants consider academic performance and extracurricular involvement as criteria for eligibility. Additionally, maintaining a certain GPA may be a requirement to continue receiving financial aid in college. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that these factors do not affect a student's ability to earn financial aid.

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  • 22. 

    Each college has courses you are required to complete in High School to be accepted to their college. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is true that each college has specific requirements for admission, which often include completing certain courses in high school. These required courses vary from college to college and may include subjects such as English, math, science, and foreign languages. Meeting these requirements is essential for students to be considered for acceptance into a particular college.

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  • 23. 

    GPA stands for Grade Point Average.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because GPA does indeed stand for Grade Point Average. GPA is a numerical representation of a student's academic performance, typically calculated on a scale of 0 to 4. It is used by educational institutions to measure and compare students' achievements.

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  • 24. 

    If you earn low grades & have poor attendance, you can still keep your Financial Aid.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because in order to keep your financial aid, most institutions require students to maintain a certain GPA and have good attendance. If a student earns low grades and has poor attendance, they are likely to be at risk of losing their financial aid.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following should NOT be part of a resume?

    • A.

      Religion

    • B.

      Employment History

    • C.

      Contact Information

    • D.

      Education

    Correct Answer
    A. Religion
    Explanation
    Including religion in a resume is not recommended because it is a personal and sensitive topic that should not be a factor in the hiring process. Employers are prohibited from discriminating based on religious beliefs, so including this information could potentially lead to bias or discrimination. It is more appropriate to focus on professional qualifications and relevant experiences when creating a resume.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following is the safest and most professional email address style to use on your resume?

    Correct Answer
    B. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The safest and most professional email address style to use on a resume is typically one that includes the person's name in a clear and professional manner. In this case, [email protected] is the best choice as it follows the format of using the first initial followed by the last name, which is a common and professional style for email addresses. The other options, such as [email protected] and [email protected], are less professional and may give a negative impression to potential employers.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following resume components is where you should state your career goal?

    • A.

      Profile

    • B.

      Objective

    • C.

      Summary

    • D.

      Education

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The objective is the resume component where you should state your career goal. It is a concise statement that outlines your desired position or industry, highlighting your skills and aspirations. This section helps employers understand your career objectives and determine if you are a good fit for the position they are offering.

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  • 28. 

    In which section of a resume would you most likely include your bilingual skills?

    • A.

      Education

    • B.

      Contact Information

    • C.

      Employment History

    • D.

      Additional Skills

    Correct Answer
    D. Additional Skills
    Explanation
    In the Additional Skills section of a resume, it is most appropriate to include bilingual skills. This section allows candidates to highlight any additional qualifications or abilities that may be relevant to the job they are applying for. Bilingual skills are considered valuable in many industries, as they can demonstrate effective communication and the ability to work with diverse populations. Including bilingual skills in the Additional Skills section allows employers to easily identify this important attribute and consider it when evaluating the candidate's suitability for the position.

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  • 29. 

    When should you arrive at your inteview?

    • A.

      Right on time

    • B.

      10 minutes early

    • C.

      One hour early

    • D.

      5 minutes late

    Correct Answer
    B. 10 minutes early
    Explanation
    Arriving 10 minutes early for an interview is the recommended time because it shows professionalism and preparedness. It gives you enough time to check in, compose yourself, and review any last-minute details before the interview starts. Being punctual demonstrates respect for the interviewer's time and indicates that you are reliable and organized. Arriving too early, such as one hour early, may inconvenience the interviewer and make you appear overly eager or anxious. Being late, even by just 5 minutes, can create a negative first impression and suggest a lack of time management skills.

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  • 30. 

    What is the one thing you should not do at a first interview?

    • A.

      Negotiate Pay

    • B.

      Connect with the interviewer

    • C.

      Communicate why you are a good fit

    • D.

      Close be arranging the next interview

    Correct Answer
    A. Negotiate Pay
    Explanation
    In a first interview, negotiating pay is generally considered inappropriate. The primary purpose of the initial interview is for both parties to assess each other's suitability for the role. Discussing salary expectations too early in the process can give the impression that the candidate is more focused on compensation rather than their qualifications and fit for the position. It is more appropriate to wait until a job offer is extended before discussing salary and benefits.

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  • 31. 

    How long does it normally take for an interviewer to determine if you are a good match for the company?

    • A.

      5 minutes

    • B.

      20 minutes

    • C.

      30 minutes

    • D.

      At the conclusion of the interview

    Correct Answer
    A. 5 minutes
    Explanation
    An interviewer can typically determine if a candidate is a good match for the company within the first few minutes of the interview. During this time, the interviewer can assess the candidate's demeanor, communication skills, and overall fit with the company culture. First impressions can be quite telling, and initial observations often play a significant role in the interviewer's decision-making process. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that within 5 minutes, the interviewer can form an initial judgment about the candidate's suitability for the position and the company.

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  • 32. 

    Use the table below to answer the following question:  Joe’s Monthly Expenses BudgetSchool Supplies$75Food$100Entertainment$25Transportation$50Savings$25Total$275 Joe earns $250 per month. Which statement below is most correct

    • A.

      Joe makes more that he spends

    • B.

      Joe spends more than he makes

    • C.

      Joe should save more in the future

    • D.

      Joe should stop saving in the future

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe spends more than he makes
    Explanation
    Joe spends more than he makes because his total monthly expenses amount to $275, which is greater than his monthly earnings of $250. This indicates that Joe is not able to cover all of his expenses with his current income and may need to make adjustments in his spending habits or find ways to increase his earnings in order to achieve a balanced budget.

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  • 33. 

    Gina is a single woman who lives by herself and is a district manager for a chain of home improvement stores. She earns an annual salary of $55,000. However, she pays $1,040 a month for federal income taxes, $475 a month for Social Security, and $200 a month for Medicare. Gina also has several fixed expenses. She drives a 2003 vehicle and her payment is $466 per month. She also pays $117 per month for car insurance. Gina currently rents an apartment for $985 per month. Her health insurance is $95 per month, and she puts $200 a month into her savings account. Gina also has several regular variable expenses. One of these is her food bill, which normally runs about $249 a month. She also spends about $145 a month on gasoline for her car. Approximately $260 per month is spent on entertainment. What is Gina’s gross annual income? 

    • A.

      $23,000

    • B.

      $55,000

    • C.

      $23,300

    • D.

      $36,500

    Correct Answer
    B. $55,000
    Explanation
    Gina's gross annual income is $55,000 because it is stated in the question that she earns an annual salary of $55,000.

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  • 34. 

    Fixed expenses are expenses that remain the same every month, such as rent. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Fixed expenses are expenses that remain constant or unchanged every month, regardless of any fluctuations in other factors. These expenses are typically essential and necessary for maintaining a certain standard of living or running a business. Rent is a classic example of a fixed expense as it is usually a set amount that needs to be paid regularly on a monthly basis, regardless of any changes in income or other financial circumstances. Therefore, the statement that fixed expenses, like rent, remain the same every month is true.

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  • 35. 

    Net income is the income you make BEFORE taxes are taken out. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Net income is the income you make AFTER taxes are taken out. This is because taxes are deducted from your total income to calculate the net income, which is the actual amount of money you take home after all deductions. Therefore, the statement "Net income is the income you make BEFORE taxes are taken out" is incorrect.

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  • 36. 

    You are selling bracelets at school for $3 per bracelet. You expenses are $10 on beads and $5 on string. If you sell 20 bracelets, what is your profit? 

    • A.

      $3

    • B.

      $15

    • C.

      $45

    • D.

      $60

    Correct Answer
    C. $45
    Explanation
    To calculate the profit, we need to subtract the total expenses from the total revenue. Since each bracelet is sold for $3 and 20 bracelets are sold, the total revenue is $3 x 20 = $60. The total expenses are $10 for beads and $5 for string, so the total expenses are $10 + $5 = $15. Therefore, the profit is $60 - $15 = $45.

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  • 37. 

    An investor is someone who provides money or resources for an enterprise, such as a corporation, with the expectation of financial or other gain. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An investor is indeed someone who provides money or resources to a corporation or enterprise with the expectation of gaining financial or other benefits. This individual is willing to take on the risk associated with the investment in the hopes of receiving a return on their investment.

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  • 38. 

    Another word for owning part of a business is Equity. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Equity refers to the ownership interest or share of an individual or entity in a business. Therefore, it is correct to say that another word for owning part of a business is equity.

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  • 39. 

    Which of the following is true about texting while driving? 

    • A.

      There are laws in place against texting while driving in many states

    • B.

      Most teens choose not to text and drive

    • C.

      It's a form of distracted driving and can be deadly

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options are true about texting while driving. Many states have implemented laws against texting while driving to discourage this dangerous behavior. Additionally, it is true that most teens choose not to text and drive. Lastly, texting while driving is considered a form of distracted driving, which can be deadly as it diverts the driver's attention from the road.

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  • 40. 

    When buying a cell phone, which feature is the most important? 

    • A.

      Camera

    • B.

      Internet

    • C.

      Cost

    • D.

      It depends on the users needs

    Correct Answer
    D. It depends on the users needs
    Explanation
    The most important feature when buying a cell phone varies depending on the needs of the user. Some users prioritize a good camera for photography purposes, while others prioritize internet connectivity for browsing and streaming. Cost is also a significant factor for many users. Therefore, the importance of each feature depends on the individual's specific requirements and preferences.

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