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The following ASVAB Pre-Test should be completed in 20 minutes. The results of the test will give an “indication” of how well you will do on the actual ASVAB. There is no extra penalty for incorrect answers. If you arerunning out of time, make an educated guess!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Train “A” arrives at the station at 11:50 am and leaves the station at 1:50 pm.   How long does it stay in the station?

    • A.

      1 hour

    • B.

      1 hour, 25 minutes

    • C.

      2 hours

    • D.

      10 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 hours
    Explanation
    The train arrives at the station at 11:50 am and leaves at 1:50 pm. To find the duration of its stay, we subtract the arrival time from the departure time. 1:50 pm minus 11:50 am equals 2 hours. Therefore, the train stays in the station for 2 hours.

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  • 2. 

    A restaurant buys 56 pounds of beef at $1.12/pound and 24 quarts of milk at $.90/quart.  How much money was spent?

    • A.

      $101.01

    • B.

      $95.28

    • C.

      $88.49

    • D.

      $84.32

    Correct Answer
    D. $84.32
    Explanation
    The restaurant bought 56 pounds of beef at $1.12/pound, which amounts to 56 * $1.12 = $62.72. They also bought 24 quarts of milk at $0.90/quart, which amounts to 24 * $0.90 = $21.60. Therefore, the total amount of money spent is $62.72 + $21.60 = $84.32.

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  • 3. 

    Staples sell for $.60 a box.  How many boxes can be bought for $3.45?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    To find the number of boxes that can be bought for $3.45, we need to divide $3.45 by the cost of one box, which is $0.60. By performing this division, we find that 5 boxes can be bought for $3.45.

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  • 4. 

    A father walks 36 miles in 12 hours,  while his son covers the same distance on a bicycle at twice the father’s rate of speed.  At this rate,  how many miles would the bicycle rider travel in 9 hours?

    • A.

      54

    • B.

      52 1/2

    • C.

      49 1/2

    • D.

      48

    Correct Answer
    A. 54
    Explanation
    The father walks 36 miles in 12 hours, so his speed is 36/12 = 3 miles per hour. The son covers the same distance on a bicycle at twice the father's rate of speed, so his speed is 3 * 2 = 6 miles per hour. To find how many miles the son would travel in 9 hours, we multiply his speed by the time: 6 * 9 = 54 miles. Therefore, the correct answer is 54.

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  • 5. 

    If you run for 4 hours at 8 miles an hour and walk 8 hours at 2 miles per hour,  how far will you have gone at the end of 12 hours?

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      48

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      60

    Correct Answer
    B. 48
    Explanation
    If you run for 4 hours at 8 miles per hour, you will have covered a distance of 32 miles (4 hours x 8 miles per hour = 32 miles). If you walk for 8 hours at 2 miles per hour, you will have covered a distance of 16 miles (8 hours x 2 miles per hour = 16 miles). Therefore, at the end of 12 hours, you will have gone a total distance of 48 miles (32 miles + 16 miles = 48 miles).

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  • 6. 

    Two automobiles start together from the same place and travel along the same route.  The first averages 40 miles per hour and the second 55 miles per hour.  How many miles further along the route is the second auto at the end of 5 hours?

    • A.

      55 x 5

    • B.

      55 - 40

    • C.

      (55 x 5) - (40 x 5)

    • D.

      55/5 - 40/5

    Correct Answer
    C. (55 x 5) - (40 x 5)
    Explanation
    The second automobile is traveling at a faster speed than the first automobile. In 5 hours, the second automobile would have covered a greater distance compared to the first automobile. To find out how many miles further along the route the second automobile is at the end of 5 hours, we subtract the distance covered by the first automobile from the distance covered by the second automobile. Therefore, the correct answer is (55 x 5) - (40 x 5).

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  • 7. 

    Maria earned $450 in 5 days.  What was her average earning per day?

    • A.

      $ 22.50

    • B.

      $45.00

    • C.

      $90.00

    • D.

      $111.11

    Correct Answer
    C. $90.00
    Explanation
    Maria earned a total of $450 in 5 days. To find her average earning per day, we divide the total amount earned by the number of days. In this case, $450 divided by 5 equals $90. Therefore, Maria's average earning per day is $90.00.

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  • 8. 

    On the average,  1 1/3 bushels of seed are needed to plant 1 acre of wheat.   How many bushels of seed would be required to plant 30 acres?

    • A.

      40

    • B.

      45

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      70

    Correct Answer
    A. 40
    Explanation
    To find the number of bushels of seed required to plant 30 acres, we need to multiply the amount needed for 1 acre by 30. Since 1 1/3 bushels are needed for 1 acre, we can calculate 1 1/3 x 30 = 40. Therefore, 40 bushels of seed would be required to plant 30 acres.

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  • 9. 

    A restaurant that can hold 300 people is divided into 20 equal parts.  How many people can be put in each section?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      60

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
    Explanation
    The restaurant can hold 300 people and is divided into 20 equal parts. To find out how many people can be put in each section, we divide the total number of people by the number of sections. Therefore, 300 divided by 20 equals 15. So, each section can hold 15 people.

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  • 10. 

    A plane left Atlanta at 4:15 pm and arrived at Boston in 3 hrs and 50 min.  When did it arrive at Boston?

    • A.

      7:05 pm

    • B.

      7:45 pm

    • C.

      7:55 pm

    • D.

      8:05 pm

    Correct Answer
    D. 8:05 pm
    Explanation
    The plane left Atlanta at 4:15 pm and the flight duration was 3 hours and 50 minutes. To find out when it arrived at Boston, we need to add the flight duration to the departure time. Adding 3 hours and 50 minutes to 4:15 pm gives us 8:05 pm. Therefore, the plane arrived at Boston at 8:05 pm.

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  • 11. 

    During a sale,  20-cent candy bars were sold at 3 for $.50.  How much is saved on 9 bars?

    • A.

      10 cents

    • B.

      15 cents

    • C.

      25 cents

    • D.

      30 cents

    Correct Answer
    D. 30 cents
    Explanation
    During the sale, the candy bars are being sold at a discounted price of 3 for $0.50. This means that each candy bar is being sold for $0.17 (approximately). If 9 candy bars are purchased at the regular price, it would cost $1.53. However, during the sale, purchasing 9 candy bars would only cost $1.20. Therefore, the amount saved on 9 bars would be $0.33, which is closest to 30 cents.

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  • 12. 

    At 8:00 am the temperature was 3 degrees below zero.  By 9:00 am the temperature had gone up 6 degrees,  but by 10:00 am it had gone down again 4 degrees.  What was the temperature at 10:00 am?

    • A.

      5 degrees below zero

    • B.

      1 degree below zero

    • C.

      1 degree above zero

    • D.

      5 degrees above zero

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 degree below zero
    Explanation
    At 8:00 am, the temperature was 3 degrees below zero, which is -3 degrees. By 9:00 am, it increased by 6 degrees, reaching a temperature of 3 degrees. However, by 10:00 am, it decreased again by 4 degrees, resulting in a final temperature of -1 degree.

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  • 13. 

    A bird flies 2/3 of a mile per minute.  How many miles per hour is it flying?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      40

    • D.

      60

    Correct Answer
    C. 40
    Explanation
    To find the bird's speed in miles per hour, we need to convert the speed from miles per minute to miles per hour. Since there are 60 minutes in an hour, we can multiply the bird's speed of 2/3 mile per minute by 60 to get the speed in miles per hour. Therefore, the bird is flying at a speed of 40 miles per hour.

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  • 14. 

    A florist buys flowers at $3 a dozen and sells them at $5 a dozen.   How many dozen must be sold to make a profit of $90.00?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      45

    Correct Answer
    D. 45
    Explanation
    To find the number of dozens that need to be sold to make a profit of $90, we need to calculate the profit per dozen. The profit per dozen can be calculated by subtracting the cost per dozen from the selling price per dozen, which is $5 - $3 = $2.

    To make a profit of $90, we divide $90 by the profit per dozen, which is $90 / $2 = 45. Therefore, 45 dozen must be sold to make a profit of $90.

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  • 15. 

    Workers have packed 1,400 glasses in 7 boxes.  If they pack 3 more boxes,  how many glasses will they have packed in all?

    • A.

      2300

    • B.

      2200

    • C.

      2100

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    D. 2000
    Explanation
    The workers have packed 1,400 glasses in 7 boxes. If they pack 3 more boxes, it means they will have packed a total of 10 boxes. Since each box contains 140 glasses (1,400 divided by 7), multiplying 140 by 10 gives us 1,400 glasses packed in total. Therefore, the correct answer is 2000.

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  • 16. 

    If 2/3 of a pound of metal costs $6.00,  how much does a pound cost?

    • A.

      $5

    • B.

      $9

    • C.

      $12

    • D.

      $18

    Correct Answer
    B. $9
    Explanation
    If 2/3 of a pound of metal costs $6.00, we can find the cost of 1 pound by multiplying $6.00 by 3/2. This is because if 2/3 of a pound costs $6.00, then 1 pound would cost 3/2 times that amount. Multiplying $6.00 by 3/2 gives us $9.00, so the cost of 1 pound is $9. Therefore, the correct answer is $9.

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  • 17. 

    On January 1, 1995,  a city had 100,000 people.  During the year,  1000 people died,  2000 babies were born,  3000 moved out,  and 10,000 moved in.  How many people were in the city by the end of 1995?

    • A.

      108,000

    • B.

      107,000

    • C.

      104,000

    • D.

      92,000

    Correct Answer
    A. 108,000
    Explanation
    By the end of 1995, the city had a total of 108,000 people. This is calculated by starting with the initial population of 100,000 and then accounting for the changes throughout the year. 1000 people died, which reduces the population to 99,000. 2000 babies were born, increasing the population to 101,000. 3000 people moved out, reducing the population to 98,000. Finally, 10,000 people moved into the city, increasing the population to 108,000.

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  • 18. 

    A painter needs 5 gallons of paint to finish a house.  He has 3 quarts and 1 pint.  How much more paint does he need?

    • A.

      3 gallons

    • B.

      3 gallons, 1 pint

    • C.

      4 gallons, 1 pint

    • D.

      4 gallons, 1 quart

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 gallons, 1 pint
    Explanation
    The painter currently has 3 quarts and 1 pint of paint. Since there are 4 quarts in a gallon, the painter has a total of 3 + (1/4) = 3.25 quarts of paint. Since there are 4 quarts in a gallon, the painter has a total of 3.25/4 = 0.8125 gallons of paint. To finish the house, the painter needs 5 gallons of paint. Therefore, the painter still needs 5 - 0.8125 = 4.1875 gallons of paint. This can be rounded up to 4 gallons and 1 pint, which is the correct answer.

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  • 19. 

    If a doctor gives 100 patients who complain of pain a simple sugar pill,  he can be sure that 33 of them will feel better.   Pain experts have known for a long time that people who respond to placebos also get more relief from narcotics than do those who don’t show the “placebo effect”.   Now research is being done to determine whether the placebo response is all in the head or whether the inert pills have physical effects after all.According to this paragraph:

    • A.

      All pain victims show the same response to placebos.

    • B.

      Patients get more relief from placebos than narcotics.

    • C.

      Placebos may have more than just psychological effects.

    • D.

      It is well known how placebos work.

    Correct Answer
    C. Placebos may have more than just psychological effects.
    Explanation
    The paragraph states that people who respond to placebos also experience more relief from narcotics, suggesting that placebos may have physical effects as well. This implies that the effects of placebos are not solely psychological, supporting the statement that placebos may have more than just psychological effects.

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  • 20. 

    Halfway houses are special community residences in which individuals are participating,  decision-making residents.   Most residents of these increasingly common facilities use them as a transition point between their stay in a mental hospital and their return home;  they usually leave within a year.In this way,  halfway houses:

    • A.

      Increasingly are replacing mental institutions.

    • B.

      Are not successful because residents seldom stay long.

    • C.

      Help smooth the way from institution living to life on the outside.

    • D.

      Save patients the effort and worry of making decisions.

    Correct Answer
    C. Help smooth the way from institution living to life on the outside.
    Explanation
    Halfway houses serve as a transition point for individuals between their stay in a mental hospital and their return home. They are intended to help smooth the transition from institutional living to life outside the institution. This suggests that halfway houses provide support and resources to help individuals reintegrate into the community and adjust to independent living. The other options are not supported by the information given in the explanation.

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  • 21. 

    Social science is often hampered by the fact that people are hesitant to discuss their beliefs for fear of ridicule. This is the case in research on folk medical practices, particularly when the subjects know that society in general, and health care professionals in particular, disvalue such folk practices. Practitioners of folk medicine are often less than eager to share their knowledge, in part because they wish to avoid exploitation of their knowledge and in part for fear of criticism.According to this paragraph,  which one of the following statements is true?

    • A.

      Research has found that folk medicine is harmful to one’s health.

    • B.

      Social science considers folk medicine of too little value to research.

    • C.

      The element of fear can hinder social science research.

    • D.

      People won’t discuss folk medical practices because they are illegal.

    Correct Answer
    C. The element of fear can hinder social science research.
    Explanation
    The passage explains that social science research, particularly in the field of folk medical practices, is often hindered by people's hesitancy to discuss their beliefs due to fear of ridicule and criticism. This fear can prevent individuals from openly sharing their knowledge and experiences, thus hindering the progress of social science research.

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  • 22. 

    Studies have shown that the amount of income people earn is directly related to the amount of education they have received, with the higher the level of education,  the higher the average annual income.   For this reason, education, though it cannot solve the immediate needs of employment, housing, medical care, and legal advice, is essential in solving the long-range problem of poverty.According to this paragraph, which one of the following statements is true?

    • A.

      There is a direct relationship between amount of education and of income.

    • B.

      Education can solve all the problems of poverty.

    • C.

      The immediate need of people with low incomes is education.

    • D.

      In the long run, education can do little to solve the poverty problems.

    Correct Answer
    A. There is a direct relationship between amount of education and of income.
    Explanation
    The paragraph states that studies have shown a direct relationship between the amount of education people have received and the amount of income they earn. This implies that as the level of education increases, the average annual income also increases. Therefore, the statement "There is a direct relationship between amount of education and of income" is true based on the information provided.

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  • 23. 

    Participatory sports are booming today because people no longer look at sports as being painful.   People have changed sports to fit their abilities.   Few are track stars,  but there are many joggers.   Not everyone can master the slopes,  but almost everyone can ski cross-country.   Camping isn’t rough in a plush recreational vehicle. Today’s sports participants aren’t all supermen either;  many are women.   Male or female,  few are super.   There are just as many,  if not more,  hard-core athletes as there used to be,  but their ranks have been swelled by people who never thought they had athletics in them,  or those who thought sports and games were just tricks for kids.   A participation-consciousness has emerged from this generation. Whatever started it,  recreation as an industry now seems unstoppable.   Manufacturers make new products such as folding canoes,  windshields for bikes,  and gum that quenches thirst.   Most of the products sell.   So do hundreds of models of skis and jogging shoes.   Bookstores have stacks of models and texts on recreation.   Every minor sport has its own magazine,  and skateboarding has three.   Several newspapers have whole sections devoted to recreation. Despite claims for almost every minor sport that it is the fastest growing activity in the country,  the sports that really are growing the fastest are those in which adults can learn and participate at any age and that make them feel better all day long.   Racquetball,  jogging,  and cross-country skiing top the list.   The goal is fitness,  not Tarzan physiques.   Adults simply want healthier hearts and lungs.According to the passage,  participatory sports are becoming more popular because:

    • A.

      People like to dress in jogging outfits, ski outfits, etc.

    • B.

      People no longer think sports are entertaining.

    • C.

      Sports promoters are attempting to appeal to the masses.

    • D.

      People have found out they don’t have to strain to play.

    Correct Answer
    D. People have found out they don’t have to strain to play.
    Explanation
    Participatory sports are becoming more popular because people have found out they don't have to strain to play. The passage explains that people have changed sports to fit their abilities and that there are sports such as jogging, cross-country skiing, and racquetball that can be learned and participated in at any age without the need for superhuman abilities. This shift in mindset has led to a greater interest in participatory sports as people realize they can engage in physical activities that make them feel better without the need for intense physical strain.

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  • 24. 

    Participatory sports are booming today because people no longer look at sports as being painful.   People have changed sports to fit their abilities.   Few are track stars,  but there are many joggers.   Not everyone can master the slopes,  but almost everyone can ski cross-country.   Camping isn’t rough in a plush recreational vehicle.   Today’s sports participants aren’t all supermen either;  many are women.   Male or female,  few are super.   There are just as many,  if not more,  hard-core athletes as there used to be,  but their ranks have been swelled by people who never thought they had athletics in them,  or those who thought sports and games were just tricks for kids.   A participation-consciousness has emerged from this generation.   Whatever started it,  recreation as an industry now seems unstoppable.   Manufacturers make new products such as folding canoes,  windshields for bikes,  and gum that quenches thirst.   Most of the products sell.   So do hundreds of models of skis and jogging shoes.   Bookstores have stacks of models and texts on recreation.   Every minor sport has its own magazine,  and skateboarding has three.   Several newspapers have whole sections devoted to recreation.   Despite claims for almost every minor sport that it is the fastest growing activity in the country,  the sports that really are growing the fastest are those in which adults can learn and participate at any age and that make them feel better all day long.   Racquetball,  jogging,  and cross-country skiing top the list.   The goal is fitness,  not Tarzan physiques.   Adults simply want healthier hearts and lungs.Women,  according to the passage,  have discovered they:

    • A.

      Are capable of cheering from the sidelines.

    • B.

      Can excel at many sports they have never tried before.

    • C.

      Don’t enjoy sports activities.

    • D.

      Excel particularly at downhill skiing and racquetball.

    Correct Answer
    B. Can excel at many sports they have never tried before.
    Explanation
    The passage states that "their ranks have been swelled by people who never thought they had athletics in them." This suggests that people, including women, have discovered that they can excel at sports they have never tried before. Therefore, the correct answer is that women can excel at many sports they have never tried before.

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  • 25. 

    Participatory sports are booming today because people no longer look at sports as being painful.   People have changed sports to fit their abilities.   Few are track stars,  but there are many joggers.   Not everyone can master the slopes,  but almost everyone can ski cross-country.   Camping isn’t rough in a plush recreational vehicle.   Today’s sports participants aren’t all supermen either;  many are women.   Male or female,  few are super.   There are just as many,  if not more,  hard-core athletes as there used to be,  but their ranks have been swelled by people who never thought they had athletics in them,  or those who thought sports and games were just tricks for kids.   A participation-consciousness has emerged from this generation.   Whatever started it,  recreation as an industry now seems unstoppable.   Manufacturers make new products such as folding canoes,  windshields for bikes,  and gum that quenches thirst.   Most of the products sell.   So do hundreds of models of skis and jogging shoes.   Bookstores have stacks of models and texts on recreation.   Every minor sport has its own magazine,  and skateboarding has three.   Several newspapers have whole sections devoted to recreation.   Despite claims for almost every minor sport that it is the fastest growing activity in the country,  the sports that really are growing the fastest are those in which adults can learn and participate at any age and that make them feel better all day long.   Racquetball,  jogging,  and cross-country skiing top the list.   The goal is fitness,  not Tarzan physiques.   Adults simply want healthier hearts and lungs.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?

    • A.

      Recreation has become a booming business.

    • B.

      People of this generation have deep concern for their health.

    • C.

      Many people today want to be active in sports, not just to watch others.

    • D.

      All of the above are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct.
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that recreation has become a booming business, as evidenced by the increasing number of products and magazines related to sports and outdoor activities. It also mentions that people of this generation have a deep concern for their health, as they participate in sports to improve their fitness and overall well-being. Additionally, the passage states that many people today want to be active in sports, rather than just being spectators. Therefore, all of the above statements are correct according to the passage.

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  • 26. 

    Intact most nearly means

    • A.

      Reversed

    • B.

      Unchanged

    • C.

      Moved

    • D.

      Abstract

    Correct Answer
    B. Unchanged
    Explanation
    The word "intact" means something that is complete or undamaged. Therefore, the word "unchanged" is the best synonym for "intact" as it implies that something has remained the same without any alterations or modifications.

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  • 27. 

    Instigate most nearly means

    • A.

      Cut off

    • B.

      Return

    • C.

      Spur on

    • D.

      Remind

    Correct Answer
    C. Spur on
    Explanation
    The word "instigate" means to provoke or stimulate someone to take action or react in a certain way. "Spur on" is the closest synonym to "instigate" as it also implies motivating or encouraging someone to do something. Therefore, "spur on" is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of "instigate."

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  • 28. 

    His apparel was expensive

    • A.

      Equipment

    • B.

      Apartment

    • C.

      Luggage

    • D.

      Clothing

    Correct Answer
    D. Clothing
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "clothing". This answer is supported by the phrase "His apparel was expensive", which implies that the person's clothing was of high quality and likely expensive. The other options, such as equipment, apartment, and luggage, do not specifically relate to the quality or cost of the person's apparel. Therefore, clothing is the most appropriate answer in this context.

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  • 29. 

    It will arouse their interest.

    • A.

      Sustain

    • B.

      Restore

    • C.

      Excite

    • D.

      Expand

    Correct Answer
    C. Excite
    Explanation
    The word "excite" is the correct answer because it suggests that the action of arousing someone's interest will create a sense of excitement. This implies that the action will engage and captivate the individuals, making them more interested and attentive. The other options, sustain, restore, and expand, do not convey the same level of enthusiasm and stimulation as "excite" does.

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  • 30. 

    Their zeal was great

    • A.

      Resentment

    • B.

      Panic

    • C.

      Enthusiasm

    • D.

      Leisure

    Correct Answer
    C. Enthusiasm
    Explanation
    The word "zeal" in the sentence indicates a strong and passionate enthusiasm or eagerness. The other options, such as resentment, panic, and leisure, do not convey the same level of excitement and passion. Therefore, "enthusiasm" is the most suitable word to describe the intensity of their zeal.

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  • 31. 

    He was the donor of a large trophy.

    • A.

      Maker

    • B.

      Winner

    • C.

      Giver

    • D.

      Receiver

    Correct Answer
    C. Giver
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "giver" because the sentence states that "he was the donor of a large trophy." A donor is someone who gives or donates something, so "giver" is the most appropriate word choice. The other options, such as "maker," "winner," and "receiver," do not accurately describe someone who donates or gives something.

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  • 32. 

    She will disclose the plan.

    • A.

      Adopt

    • B.

      Study

    • C.

      Outline

    • D.

      Reveal

    Correct Answer
    D. Reveal
    Explanation
    The word "reveal" means to make something known or disclose information. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that "She will disclose the plan." This indicates that she will make the plan known or reveal it to others. Therefore, "reveal" is the correct answer.

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  • 33. 

    The room was in utter confusion.

    • A.

      Complete

    • B.

      Noisy

    • C.

      Disorderly

    • D.

      Considerable

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete
    Explanation
    The word "complete" is the correct answer because it means that the room was in a state of total confusion. It implies that there was no order or organization in the room, suggesting a high level of chaos and disarray. The other options, such as "noisy," "disorderly," and "considerable," do not convey the same sense of the room being completely chaotic and lacking any semblance of order.

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  • 34. 

    The reply was sufficient.

    • A.

      Immediate

    • B.

      Adequate

    • C.

      Final

    • D.

      Obscure

    Correct Answer
    B. Adequate
    Explanation
    The word "sufficient" means enough or satisfactory, indicating that the reply provided was satisfactory and met the requirements or expectations. The word "adequate" has a similar meaning, suggesting that the reply was enough or satisfactory in addressing the situation or question at hand. Therefore, "adequate" is the correct answer as it best aligns with the given statement.

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  • 35. 

    Hurdle most nearly means

    • A.

      Corral

    • B.

      Error

    • C.

      Ball

    • D.

      Obstacle

    Correct Answer
    D. Obstacle
    Explanation
    The word "hurdle" is used to describe an obstacle or a barrier that one must overcome. It implies a challenge or difficulty that needs to be surpassed. Therefore, "obstacle" is the best synonym for "hurdle" as it captures the idea of something that stands in the way and needs to be overcome. "Corral" refers to a pen or enclosure for livestock, "error" refers to a mistake, and "ball" refers to a round object used in various sports, none of which are synonymous with "hurdle".

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  • 36. 

    Debris most nearly means

    • A.

      Errata

    • B.

      Litter

    • C.

      Tirade

    • D.

      Minute detail

    Correct Answer
    B. Litter
    Explanation
    Debris refers to scattered pieces of waste or discarded material. It is commonly used to describe fragments or rubble left behind after a disaster or accident. In this context, "litter" is the closest in meaning to debris as it also refers to scattered waste or rubbish. Therefore, "litter" is the correct answer that best represents the meaning of debris.

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  • 37. 

    Larceny most nearly means

    • A.

      Assault

    • B.

      Mayhem

    • C.

      Murder

    • D.

      Theft

    Correct Answer
    D. Theft
    Explanation
    Larceny most nearly means theft. Larceny refers to the act of unlawfully taking someone else's property with the intention of permanently depriving them of it. It involves stealing or theft, but specifically focuses on the act of taking the property without the use of force or threat against the owner. Assault, mayhem, and murder are all unrelated to the concept of larceny and involve different criminal acts.

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  • 38. 

    Rivet most nearly means

    • A.

      Squeak

    • B.

      Fasten

    • C.

      Steal

    • D.

      Challenge

    Correct Answer
    B. Fasten
    Explanation
    Rivet most nearly means fasten because a rivet is a metal pin used to hold two pieces of material together permanently. When something is riveted, it means that it has been securely fastened or joined together using rivets. Therefore, fasten is the word that best captures the meaning of rivet in this context.

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  • 39. 

    We will resist the change.

    • A.

      Accept

    • B.

      Explain

    • C.

      Recognize

    • D.

      Oppose

    Correct Answer
    D. Oppose
    Explanation
    The phrase "We will resist the change" indicates a strong opposition to the proposed change. The word "oppose" aligns with this meaning, as it means to actively resist or go against something. Therefore, "oppose" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 40. 

    Siphon most nearly means

    • A.

      Honest

    • B.

      Withdraw

    • C.

      Corrode

    • D.

      Secure

    Correct Answer
    B. Withdraw
    Explanation
    The word "siphon" is often used to describe the act of drawing or transferring liquid from one container to another using a tube or pipe. In a figurative sense, "withdraw" can be seen as a similar action of taking something out or removing it from a particular place or situation. Therefore, "withdraw" is the closest synonym to "siphon" among the given options.

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  • 41. 

    Sinister most nearly means

    • A.

      Honest

    • B.

      Ignorant

    • C.

      Reliable

    • D.

      Evil

    Correct Answer
    D. Evil
    Explanation
    Sinister most nearly means evil because it is an adjective that describes something or someone that is threatening, harmful, or morally wrong. It is often used to refer to actions, intentions, or behaviors that are dark, malicious, or wicked. The word "sinister" carries a negative connotation and is commonly associated with evil or wrongdoing. Therefore, evil is the closest synonym to sinister in this context.

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  • 42. 

    Evict most nearly means

    • A.

      Expel

    • B.

      Deny

    • C.

      Defeat

    • D.

      Imprison

    Correct Answer
    A. Expel
    Explanation
    The word "evict" means to force someone to leave a property or land, usually by legal means. The word "expel" has a similar meaning, as it refers to forcing someone to leave a place or organization. Therefore, "expel" is the word that most nearly means "evict" in this context. "Deny" means to refuse or reject, "defeat" means to overcome or conquer, and "imprison" means to put someone in jail or captivity, none of which are synonymous with "evict".

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  • 43. 

    Termoil most nearly means

    • A.

      Swelling

    • B.

      Commotion

    • C.

      Grease

    • D.

      Anger

    Correct Answer
    B. Commotion
    Explanation
    The word "termoil" refers to a state of confusion, disorder, or unrest. This is similar in meaning to "commotion," which also denotes a state of disturbance or agitation. Therefore, "commotion" is the closest synonym to "termoil" among the given options.

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  • 44. 

    Perimeter most nearly means

    • A.

      Measure of volume

    • B.

      Accurate clock

    • C.

      Kind of flower

    • D.

      Outer boundary

    Correct Answer
    D. Outer boundary
    Explanation
    Perimeter refers to the outer boundary or the boundary of a shape. It represents the total length of the boundary of a two-dimensional figure. It is not related to the measure of volume, an accurate clock, or a kind of flower.

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  • 45. 

    Inhabit most nearly means

    • A.

      Acquire

    • B.

      Live in

    • C.

      Forbid from

    • D.

      Belong to

    Correct Answer
    B. Live in
    Explanation
    The word "inhabit" refers to the act of living in or occupying a place. It implies that someone or something resides or occupies a particular space. Therefore, "live in" is the most appropriate synonym for "inhabit" as it captures the essence of residing or occupying a place.

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  • 46. 

    The building was immense.

    • A.

      Old

    • B.

      Enormous

    • C.

      Attractive

    • D.

      Impressive

    Correct Answer
    B. Enormous
    Explanation
    The word "immense" means extremely large or huge. The given sentence states that the building was immense. The word "enormous" also means extremely large or huge, which makes it a suitable synonym for "immense" in this context. Therefore, "enormous" is the correct answer.

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  • 47. 

    Novice most nearly means

    • A.

      Gadget

    • B.

      Priest

    • C.

      Nursemaid

    • D.

      Beginner

    Correct Answer
    D. Beginner
    Explanation
    Novice most nearly means beginner. A novice is someone who is new or inexperienced in a particular field or activity. They are just starting out and have little to no knowledge or skill in the subject. Therefore, beginner is the closest term that captures the meaning of novice. Gadget, priest, and nursemaid do not convey the same idea of being inexperienced or new to something.

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  • 48. 

    Savory most nearly means

    • A.

      Healthful

    • B.

      Helpful

    • C.

      Tasty

    • D.

      Clean

    Correct Answer
    C. Tasty
    Explanation
    The word "savory" is often used to describe food that is flavorful, delicious, and appetizing. Therefore, the correct answer is "tasty" as it is the closest in meaning to "savory."

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