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• 1.

### Evaluate the expression –x y ( y – x)3 + x    if x = 2 and y = 1

• A.

3

• B.

-3

• C.

4

• D.

0

C. 4
Explanation
When we substitute x = 2 and y = 1 into the expression, we get:
-2 * 1 * (1 - 2)^3 + 2
This simplifies to:
-2 * 1 * (-1)^3 + 2
-2 * 1 * -1 + 2
2 + 2
The final result is 4.

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• 2.

### Solve for x 7 : x : : 14 : 20

• A.

10

• B.

2

• C.

14

• D.

140

A. 10
Explanation
The relationship between the numbers in the first set is that 7 is half of 14. Therefore, the relationship between the numbers in the second set should also be that the first number is half of the second number. Since 10 is half of 20, the correct answer is 10.

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• 3.

### My punch bowl can hold 1 gallon of liquid without spilling.  I have added 1 quart of orange juice, ½ pint of cranberry juice, and 16 ounces of pineapple juice.  One serving of punch is 6 ounces.  How many quarts of ginger ale can I add to the punch?

• A.

72

• B.

2

• C.

2

• D.

9

B. 2
Explanation
The punch bowl can hold 1 gallon of liquid, which is equivalent to 4 quarts. So far, we have added 1 quart of orange juice, 1/2 pint of cranberry juice (which is equivalent to 1/4 quart), and 16 ounces of pineapple juice (which is equivalent to 1/8 quart). In total, we have added 1 + 1/4 + 1/8 = 1 3/8 quarts of juice.

Since one serving of punch is 6 ounces, and we have a total of 1 3/8 quarts of juice, we can calculate the number of servings by converting quarts to ounces. 1 3/8 quarts is equal to 44 ounces.

To find out how many quarts of ginger ale can be added, we need to subtract the total volume of juice from the maximum capacity of the punch bowl. The punch bowl can hold 4 quarts, and we have already added 1 3/8 quarts of juice, which is equal to 44 ounces.

Therefore, we can add 4 - 1 3/8 = 2 5/8 quarts of ginger ale. Since we are asked for the number of quarts, the answer is 2.

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• 4.

• A.

3

• B.

4

• C.

3

• D.

4

D. 4
Explanation
To solve the expression, we need to follow the order of operations (PEMDAS). First, we perform the division: 11/3 equals 3 with a remainder of 2. Next, we add 2 to the whole number 2, resulting in 4. Therefore, the answer is 4.

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• 5.

### Write 134 using Roman numerals.

• A.

CXXXIV

• B.

CXLIV

• C.

CXXXIIII

• D.

XXXIV

A. CXXXIV
Explanation
The correct answer is CXXXIV. In Roman numerals, C represents 100, XXX represents 30, and IV represents 4. When we add them together, we get 100 + 30 + 4, which equals 134.

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• 6.

• A.

Soap operas started on TV.

• B.

Before there was TV, people listened to the radio a lot.

• C.

Quite often, operas don't end happily.

• D.

Top tunes were played on the radio.

B. Before there was TV, people listened to the radio a lot.
Explanation
The main idea of the article is that before the invention of TV, people relied heavily on the radio for entertainment and news. The article mentions popular radio shows such as mystery shows, music programs, and even comics being read aloud. It also explains that soap operas, which are commonly associated with TV, actually originated on the radio. Therefore, the best statement that captures the main idea is "Before there was TV, people listened to the radio a lot."

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• 7.

• A.

• B.

People cheered as if they were at the stadium.

• C.

The Shadow was a mystery show.

• D.

There were no pictures to show the action.

D. There were no pictures to show the action.
Explanation
The author mentions that radio required people to use their imaginations because there were no pictures to show the action. This means that listeners had to rely solely on the descriptions given by the radio announcers and use their imagination to visualize what was happening. Without visual cues, listeners had to create mental images of the events being described, such as a sportscaster describing a baseball game. This required active engagement and imagination from the listeners to fully comprehend and enjoy the radio broadcasts.

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• 8.

• A.

Television was not in many American homes until the 1950s.

• B.

Many cars did not have a radio.

• C.

The modern home has two or more TVs.

• D.

Two-way radios were important during the war.

A. Television was not in many American homes until the 1950s.
Explanation
Another supporting detail that the author could use is that radio was the primary source of entertainment and news for Americans before the advent of television. This further emphasizes the significance of radio in American households and highlights the fact that television was not widely accessible or popular until the 1950s.

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• 9.

• A.

Persuasive – convincing people to listen to the radio more often.

• B.

Humorous – for fun

• C.

• D.

Sarcastic – using irony to make a point about the media

C. Informative – giving information about radio as the predecessor of TV
Explanation
This selection is an informative piece of writing because it provides information about the radio as the predecessor of TV. It discusses various aspects of radio programming, such as mystery shows, music shows, and soap operas, and also highlights the role of radio in engaging listeners' imaginations. The passage aims to educate the reader about the history and significance of radio in American culture before the advent of television.

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• 10.

• A.

To give an example of TV programming that started on the radio

• B.

• C.

To show that radio is old-fashioned

• D.

To explain soap operas often have ads for laundry detergent

A. To give an example of TV programming that started on the radio
Explanation
The author mentions soap operas in the second paragraph to give an example of TV programming that started on the radio. This is evident from the statement that soap operas were called "soap operas" because they were sponsored by soap companies. The mention of soap operas serves as an example to illustrate that TV programming, such as soap operas, originated from radio shows.

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• 11.

### Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence. The patient’s condition was deteriorating.

• A.

• B.

Failing to eat or drink

• C.

Getting worse

• D.

Resisting medication

C. Getting worse
Explanation
The word "deteriorating" in the sentence means that the patient's condition was getting worse.

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• 12.

### A precipitous change is best defined as being _________.

• A.

Sudden

• B.

Slow

• C.

Gentle

• D.

Dull

A. Sudden
Explanation
A precipitous change is best defined as being sudden because the word "precipitous" means happening quickly or abruptly. Therefore, a precipitous change refers to a sudden and significant shift or alteration in a situation or condition.

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• 13.

### To critique something is to __________.

• A.

Condemn it

• B.

Extol it

• C.

Berate it

• D.

Appraise it

D. Appraise it
Explanation
To critique something is to evaluate or assess it, typically in a detailed and analytical manner. It involves examining the strengths and weaknesses of the subject and providing constructive feedback or analysis. This process is often used to gain a deeper understanding of the subject and to offer suggestions for improvement or further development.

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• 14.

### Anterior refers to which part of the body?

• A.

Top

• B.

Front

• C.

Bottom

• D.

Back

B. Front
Explanation
The term "anterior" is used in anatomy to refer to the front part of the body. It is the opposite of "posterior," which refers to the back part of the body. Therefore, when something is described as anterior, it means it is located towards the front or in front of another structure or reference point. In this case, "front" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the meaning of anterior.

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• 15.

### Select the meaning of the underlined word in the following sentence. Children not adequately responding to 55 mcg may use 110 mcg once daily.

• A.

Willingly

• B.

Satisfactorily

• C.

Without delay

• D.

Expectantly

B. Satisfactorily
Explanation
The underlined word "adequately" suggests that the children are not responding to the given dosage of 55 mcg in a satisfactory or sufficient manner. Therefore, the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence is "satisfactorily."

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• 16.

### Select the correct order of the words to complete the following sentence ___________ going over ___________ to take __________ exam.

• A.

There, they’re, their

• B.

They’re, there, their

• C.

Their, there, their

• D.

There, their, they’re

B. They’re, there, their
Explanation
The correct order of the words to complete the sentence is "They're going over there to take their exam." "They're" is a contraction of "they are" and is used to indicate the subject of the sentence. "There" is used to indicate a location. "Their" is a possessive pronoun used to show ownership.

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• 17.

### Which sentence is grammatically correct?

• A.

Me and my dog went to the park.

• B.

My dog and myself went to the park.

• C.

Myself and my dog went to the park.

• D.

My dog and I went to the park.

D. My dog and I went to the park.
Explanation
The correct answer is "My dog and I went to the park." This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses the correct pronoun "I" in the subject position. When referring to oneself along with another person or object, "I" should always come last in the sentence. Additionally, "my dog and I" is the correct subject to indicate who went to the park.

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• 18.

### Select the word that makes the following sentence grammatically correct. The students had to choose _________ five externship sites.

• A.

Between

• B.

Along

• C.

Among

• D.

With

C. Among
Explanation
The word "among" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a choice or selection from a group of options. In this sentence, the students are choosing from five externship sites, which implies that they are selecting from a group or set of options. Therefore, "among" is the appropriate word to use in order to make the sentence grammatically correct.

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• 19.

### Select the word in the following sentence that is not used correctly. Collecting personal and vital datum is one of the roles of an intake nurse.

• A.

Personal

• B.

Is

• C.

Datum

• D.

Roles

C. Datum
Explanation
The word "datum" is not used correctly in the sentence. The correct plural form of "datum" is "data." Therefore, the sentence should read: "Collecting personal and vital data is one of the roles of an intake nurse."

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• 20.

### Select the word that makes the following sentence grammatically correct. If you are __________ uncomfortable, I will bring you another pillow.

• A.

Too

• B.

To

• C.

Two

• D.

Much

A. Too
Explanation
The word "too" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate an excessive degree or extent. In this sentence, it is used to convey that if the person is excessively uncomfortable, the speaker is willing to bring them another pillow. The other options, "to," "two," and "much," do not fit grammatically or contextually in this sentence.

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