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  • 1. 

    Jack's fourth-grade class is going to the aquarium. An aquarium is a place with lots of creatures that are:

    • A.

      Furry

    • B.

      In the air

    • C.

      In water

    • D.

      On the grass

    Correct Answer
    C. In water
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in water" because an aquarium is a place that houses aquatic creatures. These creatures live and thrive in water, making it their natural habitat. The aquarium provides a controlled environment with tanks or pools filled with water to support the life of these creatures.

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  • 2. 

    Studying for the test will be beneficial to my grade. Beneficial means:

    • A.

      Fun

    • B.

      Hard

    • C.

      Make it easier

    • D.

      Good results

    Correct Answer
    D. Good results
    Explanation
    Studying for the test will be beneficial to my grade because it will lead to good results.

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  • 3. 

    Can you measure the circumference of this circle? The root-word circum means:

    • A.

      Size

    • B.

      Around

    • C.

      Area

    • D.

      Smoothness

    Correct Answer
    B. Around
    Explanation
    The word "circum" is a root-word that means "around." Therefore, when asked to measure the circumference of a circle, it implies measuring the distance around the circle. The correct answer is "around."

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  • 4. 

    Chronology is the study of _______.

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Colors

    • C.

      Animals

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    A. Time
    Explanation
    Chronology is the study of time. It involves the arrangement and sequencing of events in the order they occurred. By studying chronology, we can understand the progression and duration of historical events, as well as the relationship between different time periods. Chronology helps us organize and make sense of the past, allowing us to analyze patterns, identify cause and effect, and gain a deeper understanding of history.

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  • 5. 

    A monarch is the __________ of a country.

    • A.

      Ruler

    • B.

      Military leader

    • C.

      Wealth

    Correct Answer
    A. Ruler
    Explanation
    A monarch is the ruler of a country. Monarchs hold supreme power and authority over their respective nations. They have the ability to make decisions, enforce laws, and govern the country. Monarchs usually inherit their position through hereditary succession, and their rule can be either absolute or constitutional. As rulers, they have the responsibility to lead and protect their nation, making important decisions for the welfare and development of their people.

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  • 6. 

    Scary movies usually have a corpse that comes alive to attack the character. A corpse is a:

    • A.

      Creepy creature

    • B.

      Frankenstein

    • C.

      Dead body

    Correct Answer
    C. Dead body
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dead body" because a corpse refers to a deceased human or animal body. In scary movies, corpses are often depicted as coming alive to attack the characters, adding to the horror and suspense of the storyline.

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  • 7. 

    Something credible is:

    • A.

      Very expensive

    • B.

      Round

    • C.

      Not believable

    • D.

      Able to be believed

    Correct Answer
    D. Able to be believed
    Explanation
    The term "credible" refers to something that is able to be believed or trusted. It implies that the information or source is reliable and can be considered as true or accurate. In this context, the other options such as "very expensive," "round," and "not believable" do not align with the meaning of credible. Therefore, the correct answer is "able to be believed."

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  • 8. 

    Being a mother is a domestic job. The root-word dom means:

    Correct Answer
    home
    house
    Explanation
    The root-word "dom" in this context refers to the concept of "home" or "house". This is because the word "domestic" is derived from the Latin word "domus" which means "house" or "home". In this question, the term "domestic job" is used to describe the role of being a mother, which is traditionally associated with managing household tasks and taking care of the home. Therefore, the correct answer is "home, house".

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  • 9. 

    What kind of athletes are very flexible?

    • A.

      Sprint runners

    • B.

      Baseball players

    • C.

      Gymnasts and ballerinas

    Correct Answer
    C. Gymnasts and ballerinas
    Explanation
    Gymnasts and ballerinas are very flexible athletes because their respective sports require a high level of flexibility. Gymnastics involves performing various acrobatic movements that require a wide range of motion, such as splits, backbends, and contortions. Similarly, ballet dancers need exceptional flexibility to execute graceful and fluid movements, including high extensions, leaps, and bends. These athletes undergo rigorous training and conditioning to develop and maintain their flexibility, which is crucial for their performance and to prevent injuries.

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  • 10. 

    A fragment is:

    • A.

      A piece of something that is different

    • B.

      Found inside a woman's purse

    • C.

      Kept in the freezer

    • D.

      A piece of something that is broken

    Correct Answer
    D. A piece of something that is broken
    Explanation
    A fragment is a piece of something that is broken. It refers to a part or portion of an object or whole that has been separated or detached from the rest, typically due to damage or breakage.

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  • 11. 

    Geography is the study of the:

    Correct Answer
    earth
    world
    Explanation
    Geography is the study of the earth and the world. It encompasses the examination of physical features, climate, landforms, populations, and the relationships between humans and their environment. By studying geography, one gains a comprehensive understanding of the Earth's processes, its natural resources, and the impact of human activities on the planet. This knowledge is crucial for making informed decisions about environmental conservation, urban planning, and resource management.

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  • 12. 

    Lawyers help figure out legal issues that deal with the _______.

    • A.

      Government

    • B.

      Law

    • C.

      People

    Correct Answer
    B. Law
    Explanation
    Lawyers help figure out legal issues that deal with the law. They provide legal advice, represent clients in court, and help navigate the complex legal system. They specialize in various areas of law such as criminal law, civil law, family law, and corporate law. Lawyers play a crucial role in interpreting and applying the law to ensure justice is served and rights are protected.

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  • 13. 

    Zoology, sociology, anthropology, biology; are all __________ of different areas.

    • A.

      Logics

    • B.

      Smells

    • C.

      Studies

    • D.

      Geographies

    Correct Answer
    C. Studies
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that zoology, sociology, anthropology, and biology are all "studies" of different areas. This implies that these subjects are fields of study or disciplines that involve the systematic investigation and analysis of their respective areas. Therefore, "studies" is the appropriate word to complete the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Charlie was a malicious child so his teacher never knew what to do with him. Malicious means:

    • A.

      Bad, harmful

    • B.

      Smart

    • C.

      Angry

    Correct Answer
    A. Bad, harmful
    Explanation
    The word "malicious" is used to describe Charlie as a child who caused harm or acted in a harmful way. This suggests that Charlie's actions were negative and had negative consequences. Therefore, the correct answer is "bad, harmful."

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  • 15. 

    Submarines are ships that travel underwater. The root-word mar means:

    Correct Answer
    sea
    ocean
    water
    Explanation
    The root-word "mar" in the context of submarines refers to the sea, ocean, or water. This is because submarines are specifically designed to travel and operate underwater, which is primarily composed of seawater or ocean water. The root-word "mar" encompasses the concept of water bodies, particularly those found in the sea or ocean.

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  • 16. 

    Someone with maternal instincts acts very:

    • A.

      Nice

    • B.

      Sensitive

    • C.

      Motherly

    • D.

      Fatherly

    Correct Answer
    C. Motherly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "motherly" because someone with maternal instincts typically displays nurturing, caring, and protective behavior, similar to how a mother would act towards her child. They are likely to be compassionate, empathetic, and have a strong desire to take care of others. This term specifically refers to the qualities associated with a mother's love and care, rather than those associated with a father or any other general positive traits like being nice or sensitive.

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  • 17. 

    Satellites transmit signals. The root-word mit means:

    • A.

      Record

    • B.

      Send

    • C.

      Translate

    • D.

      Read

    Correct Answer
    B. Send
    Explanation
    The root-word "mit" in the context of satellites refers to the action of sending signals. Satellites are designed to transmit signals, making "send" the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    Neurosis is a small illness that deals with the:

    • A.

      Brain

    • B.

      Blood cells

    • C.

      Eyes

    • D.

      Nerves

    Correct Answer
    D. Nerves
    Explanation
    Neurosis is a small illness that deals with the nerves. Neurosis refers to a range of mental disorders characterized by excessive anxiety, stress, and emotional disturbances. It is believed to be caused by underlying psychological conflicts or unresolved issues. The symptoms of neurosis often manifest as irrational fears, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and general distress. By focusing on the nerves, the answer correctly identifies the main aspect of the body that is affected by neurosis.

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  • 19. 

    Women love to get pedicures. Pedicures have to do with your:

    Correct Answer
    feet
    foot
    toes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is feet, foot, toes. Pedicures are a beauty treatment specifically for the feet. They involve cleaning, shaping, and painting the toenails, as well as exfoliating and moisturizing the feet. So, it is understandable why women love to get pedicures as it helps to keep their feet looking and feeling good.

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  • 20. 

    The patriarch of a Catholic church is also known as the:

    Correct Answer
    father
    leader
    priest
    Explanation
    The patriarch of a Catholic church is commonly referred to as the father, leader, and priest. This is because the patriarch holds a position of authority and spiritual guidance within the church community. As a father figure, the patriarch provides guidance and support to the members of the church, while also leading them in matters of faith and religious practices. Additionally, the patriarch is responsible for conducting religious ceremonies and administering sacraments, thus fulfilling the role of a priest.

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  • 21. 

    On the telephone we use ___________ to communicate.

    • A.

      Sound

    • B.

      Waves

    • C.

      Signals

    Correct Answer
    A. Sound
    Explanation
    When we communicate on the telephone, we use sound to convey our messages. Sound waves are generated when we speak into the microphone of the telephone, and these waves are then transmitted through the phone line or wireless network to the receiver's phone. The receiver's phone converts the sound waves back into audible sound, allowing the message to be heard. Therefore, sound is the correct answer as it is the medium through which communication takes place on the telephone.

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  • 22. 

    San Francisco is a metropolitan area. Poli means:

    • A.

      Cold place

    • B.

      Fun

    • C.

      City

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. City
    Explanation
    The word "metropolitan" in the question suggests that San Francisco is a city. Therefore, the correct answer is "city".

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  • 23. 

    When you transport something, you are:

    • A.

      Interpreting it

    • B.

      Carrying it from one place to the next

    • C.

      Reading it

    • D.

      Using its resources

    Correct Answer
    B. Carrying it from one place to the next
    Explanation
    When you transport something, you are carrying it from one place to the next. This involves physically moving the object or item from its current location to a different destination. Transporting something does not involve interpreting it, reading it, or using its resources. The act of transportation focuses on the movement and relocation of the item rather than any other actions or processes.

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  • 24. 

    Telescopes help us to ____ things that are small.

    Correct Answer
    see
    view
    Explanation
    Telescopes help us to see and view things that are small. Telescopes are optical instruments that enhance our ability to observe distant objects by collecting and focusing light. They are commonly used in astronomy to observe celestial bodies that are far away and appear small to the naked eye. By using telescopes, we can magnify and clarify the image of these objects, allowing us to see and view details that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to detect.

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  • 25. 

    The construction of most large buildings must be earthquake proof. Construction means:

    • A.

      To build

    • B.

      To create

    • C.

      To draw

    Correct Answer
    A. To build
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to build". In the context of the sentence, construction refers to the process of building or erecting large buildings. It involves the physical creation and assembly of the structure, taking into consideration factors such as design, materials, and safety measures. The term "to build" accurately captures the action of constructing a building, making it the appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 26. 

    My raspberry jam is kept in a glass container. The root-word tain means:

    • A.

      Bottle

    • B.

      Hard

    • C.

      Hold

    • D.

      Colorful

    Correct Answer
    C. Hold
    Explanation
    The root-word "tain" in this context refers to the action of keeping or holding something. In this case, the raspberry jam is held or stored in a glass container. Therefore, the correct answer is "hold".

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  • 27. 

    Another word for extend is:

    Correct Answer
    stretch
    make longer
    increase
    lengthen
    expand
    Explanation
    The given words are all synonyms for the word "extend". They all convey the idea of making something longer or increasing its length or size. "Stretch" implies pulling or elongating, "make longer" and "lengthen" directly refer to increasing the length, "increase" denotes a general growth or enlargement, and "expand" suggests spreading or extending in all directions.

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  • 28. 

    A thermometer controls the ______ in a room.

    • A.

      Light

    • B.

      Noise

    • C.

      Smells

    • D.

      Heat

    Correct Answer
    D. Heat
    Explanation
    A thermometer measures the temperature in a room and provides feedback to a heating or cooling system, allowing it to adjust and maintain the desired level of heat. Therefore, the correct answer is "heat".

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  • 29. 

    When the fire alarm goes off, we must evacuate the building. Evacuate means to:

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Empty

    • C.

      Clean

    • D.

      Cool

    Correct Answer
    B. Empty
    Explanation
    When the fire alarm goes off, we must evacuate the building. Evacuate means to empty the building. This means that everyone must leave the building quickly and completely, ensuring that there are no people left inside. The word "empty" accurately describes the action of evacuating a building in response to a fire alarm.

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  • 30. 

    Singers use their vocals more than the average person. The root-word voc means:

    • A.

      Breath

    • B.

      Voice

    • C.

      Mouth

    Correct Answer
    B. Voice
    Explanation
    The root-word "voc" in this context refers to voice. Singers, who rely heavily on their vocal abilities, use their voices more frequently and in a more skilled manner than the average person. Therefore, the correct answer is voice.

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