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The Weston Library is part of the Bodleian Library, which happens to be the main research library in the University of Oxford, located on the corner of Broad Street and Parks Road in Oxford, England.


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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is in alphabetical order?

    • A.

      Mahoney, Maloney, Major, Melrose

    • B.

      Melrose, Maloney, Mahoney, Major

    • C.

      Mahoney, Major, Maloney, Melrose

    • D.

      Major, Mahoney, Maloney, Melrose

    • E.

      Mahoney, Melrose, Major, Maloney

    Correct Answer
    C. Mahoney, Major, Maloney, Melrose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mahoney, Major, Maloney, Melrose". This is the correct alphabetical order because "Mahoney" comes before "Major" since "a" comes before "j" in the alphabet. "Major" comes before "Maloney" since "j" comes before "m", and "Maloney" comes before "Melrose" since "m" comes before "r". Therefore, "Mahoney, Major, Maloney, Melrose" is the correct alphabetical order.

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  • 2. 

    Which one is in alphabetical order?

    • A.

      Naper, Nelson, Nolan, Noller

    • B.

      Naper, Noller, Nolan, Nelson

    • C.

      Nolan, Noller, Naper, Nelson

    • D.

      Noller, Nolan, Naper, Nelson

    • E.

      Nelson, Naper, Nolan, Noller

    Correct Answer
    A. Naper, Nelson, Nolan, Noller
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Naper, Nelson, Nolan, Noller" because it is the only option where the names are arranged in alphabetical order. The names are arranged in ascending order based on the first letter of each name, so "Naper" comes before "Nelson," "Nelson" comes before "Nolan," and "Nolan" comes before "Noller."

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  • 3. 

    Which one is listed LAST alphabetically?McKline, McCooper, McKerra, McColin, McAnderson

    • A.

      McKline

    • B.

      McCooper

    • C.

      McKerra

    • D.

      McColin

    • E.

      McAnderson

    Correct Answer
    A. McKline
    Explanation
    The correct answer is McKline. This is because when arranging the names alphabetically, the letter "K" comes before the letter "C". Therefore, McKline would be listed last alphabetically out of all the given options.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is in alphabetical order?

    • A.

      Potent , Potentially, Potted, Potter, Pottery

    • B.

      Potent, Potentially, Potter, Pottery, Potted

    • C.

      Potted, Pottery, Potter, Potent, Potentially

    • D.

      Potted, Potent, Potentially, Pottery, Potter

    • E.

      Potted, Potent, Potentially, Potter, Pottery

    Correct Answer
    A. Potent , Potentially, Potted, Potter, Pottery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Potent , Potentially, Potted, Potter, Pottery" because the words are listed in alphabetical order. "Potent" comes first, followed by "Potentially," "Potted," "Potter," and "Pottery."

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  • 5. 

    Of the following words which should be shelved FIRST?Boo  Boy  Boom  Boing  Bored

    • A.

      Boo

    • B.

      Boy

    • C.

      Boom

    • D.

      Boing

    • E.

      Bored

    Correct Answer
    D. Boing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Boing". The other words are all common English words, while "Boing" is an onomatopoeic word that represents a sound effect. It is likely included in the list to stand out as the odd one out and should be shelved first.

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