HESI Prep Quiz-version 1

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HESI Prep Quiz-version 1

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Evaluate the expression –x y ( y – x)3 + x    if x = 2 and y = 1
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      -3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      0

  • 2. 
    Solve for x 7 : x : : 14 : 20
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      140

  • 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

  • 4. 
    Add 2 + + 11/3 (Give your answer as a mixed number, in simplest form.)
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 5. 
    Write 134 using Roman numerals.
    • A. 

      CXXXIV

    • B. 

      CXLIV

    • C. 

      CXXXIIII

    • D. 

      XXXIV

  • 6. 
    Read the selection, and then answer the question. (There are 5 questions about this selection.) Before there was TV, Americans gathered around their radios daily to listen to the news and more. In the 1930s and 1940s, mystery shows, like Sam Spade and The Shadow, were favorites with young and old alike. Every week people tuned in to hear the top tunes on Your Hit Parade. And on Sunday mornings, radio stars read the comics aloud to kids.   Did you think soap operas were a TV phenomenon? No way! They started on radio. Do you know why they were called "soap operas"? Most shows were sponsored by soap companies and, because characters had many problems, people said the stories were like operas, most of which don't have happy endings!   Because there were no pictures to show what was going on, radio required people to use their imaginations. So, as a sportscaster described the action, people had to imagine "he hits a pop fly high into the infield, the shortstop moves in . . . reaches . . . grabs it . . . throws to second . . . and he's out!" Not only did they picture it, many people cheered as if they were right there in the stadium!   Which best states the main idea of the article?
    • 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.

  • 7. 
    Read the selection, and then answer the question. (There are 5 questions about this selection.)   Before there was TV, Americans gathered around their radios daily to listen to the news and more. In the 1930s and 1940s, mystery shows, like Sam Spade and The Shadow, were favorites with young and old alike. Every week people tuned in to hear the top tunes on Your Hit Parade. And on Sunday mornings, radio stars read the comics aloud to kids.   Did you think soap operas were a TV phenomenon? No way! They started on radio. Do you know why they were called "soap operas"? Most shows were sponsored by soap companies and, because characters had many problems, people said the stories were like operas, most of which don't have happy endings!   Because there were no pictures to show what was going on, radio required people to use their imaginations. So, as a sportscaster described the action, people had to imagine "he hits a pop fly high into the infield, the shortstop moves in . . . reaches . . . grabs it . . . throws to second . . . and he's out!" Not only did they picture it, many people cheered as if they were right there in the stadium! The author says radio required people to use their imaginations because
    • A. 

      Radio stars read the comics.

    • 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.

  • 8. 
    Read the selection, and then answer the question. (There are 5 questions about this selection.)   Before there was TV, Americans gathered around their radios daily to listen to the news and more. In the 1930s and 1940s, mystery shows, like Sam Spade and The Shadow, were favorites with young and old alike. Every week people tuned in to hear the top tunes on Your Hit Parade. And on Sunday mornings, radio stars read the comics aloud to kids.   Did you think soap operas were a TV phenomenon? No way! They started on radio. Do you know why they were called "soap operas"? Most shows were sponsored by soap companies and, because characters had many problems, people said the stories were like operas, most of which don't have happy endings!   Because there were no pictures to show what was going on, radio required people to use their imaginations. So, as a sportscaster described the action, people had to imagine "he hits a pop fly high into the infield, the shortstop moves in . . . reaches . . . grabs it . . . throws to second . . . and he's out!" Not only did they picture it, many people cheered as if they were right there in the stadium! Which could the author best use as another supporting detail?
    • 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.

  • 9. 
    Read the selection, and then answer the question. (There are 5 questions about this selection.)   Before there was TV, Americans gathered around their radios daily to listen to the news and more. In the 1930s and 1940s, mystery shows, like Sam Spade and The Shadow, were favorites with young and old alike. Every week people tuned in to hear the top tunes on Your Hit Parade. And on Sunday mornings, radio stars read the comics aloud to kids.   Did you think soap operas were a TV phenomenon? No way! They started on radio. Do you know why they were called "soap operas"? Most shows were sponsored by soap companies and, because characters had many problems, people said the stories were like operas, most of which don't have happy endings!   Because there were no pictures to show what was going on, radio required people to use their imaginations. So, as a sportscaster described the action, people had to imagine "he hits a pop fly high into the infield, the shortstop moves in . . . reaches . . . grabs it . . . throws to second . . . and he's out!" Not only did they picture it, many people cheered as if they were right there in the stadium! What type of writing is this?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Humorous – for fun

    • C. 

      Informative – giving information about radio as the predecessor of TV

    • D. 

      Sarcastic – using irony to make a point about the media

  • 10. 
    Read the selection, and then answer the question. (There are 5 questions about this selection.)   Before there was TV, Americans gathered around their radios daily to listen to the news and more. In the 1930s and 1940s, mystery shows, like Sam Spade and The Shadow, were favorites with young and old alike. Every week people tuned in to hear the top tunes on Your Hit Parade. And on Sunday mornings, radio stars read the comics aloud to kids.   Did you think soap operas were a TV phenomenon? No way! They started on radio. Do you know why they were called "soap operas"? Most shows were sponsored by soap companies and, because characters had many problems, people said the stories were like operas, most of which don't have happy endings!   Because there were no pictures to show what was going on, radio required people to use their imaginations. So, as a sportscaster described the action, people had to imagine "he hits a pop fly high into the infield, the shortstop moves in . . . reaches . . . grabs it . . . throws to second . . . and he's out!" Not only did they picture it, many people cheered as if they were right there in the stadium! Why does the author mention soap operas in the second paragraph?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      To advertise for soap operas

    • C. 

      To show that radio is old-fashioned

    • D. 

      To explain soap operas often have ads for laundry detergent

  • 11. 
    Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence. The patient’s condition was deteriorating.
    • A. 

      Improving gradually

    • B. 

      Failing to eat or drink

    • C. 

      Getting worse

    • D. 

      Resisting medication

  • 12. 
    A precipitous change is best defined as being _________.
    • A. 

      Sudden

    • B. 

      Slow

    • C. 

      Gentle

    • D. 

      Dull

  • 13. 
    To critique something is to __________.
    • A. 

      Condemn it

    • B. 

      Extol it

    • C. 

      Berate it

    • D. 

      Appraise it

  • 14. 
    Anterior refers to which part of the body?
    • A. 

      Top

    • B. 

      Front

    • C. 

      Bottom

    • D. 

      Back

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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