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1.

What is the total weight of four kegs of nails if each keg weighs 100 pounds?

Answer: 400 pounds
Explanation:
If each keg of nails weighs 100 pounds and there are four kegs, the total weight would be calculated as follows:

 4 kegs x 100 pounds per keg = 400 pounds

Therefore, the total weight of four kegs of nails is 400 pounds.
2.

A cutting wheel cuts through an inch of glass in 2 minutes. How long will it take to cut 6 inches deep?

Answer: 12 minutes
Explanation:
If a cutting wheel cuts through an inch of glass in 2 minutes, the time taken to cut through 6 inches would be calculated by multiplying the time per inch by the number of inches:

6  inches x 2 minutes per inch} = 12 minutes

Therefore, it will take 12 minutes to cut through 6 inches of glass.
3.

Which of these words means intricate?

Answer: Detailed
Explanation:
The word "intricate" describes something that is highly complex or detailed. In a list of words that includes "detailed," "brave," "decorate," "accuse," and "courage," the word that best aligns with the meaning of intricate is "detailed." This is because "detailed" implies being filled with details and complexities, which matches the definition of intricate. The other options—brave, decorate, accuse, and courage—do not capture the complexity or detail-oriented nature that "intricate" suggests.
4.

A guarantee always has a:

Answer: Pledge
Explanation:
A pledge is a promise or commitment made by someone to do something or to follow a certain course of action. It is a formal declaration that binds the person making it to fulfill their obligations. Unlike a guarantee, which typically involves a penalty or consequence for failure to meet the terms, a pledge does not necessarily have a penalty associated with it. Therefore, the correct answer is "pledge."
5.

The ancient Egyptians did not have compasses therefore used what to align the four sides of the Pyramid?

Answer: Stars
Explanation:
The ancient Egyptians used the stars, particularly the North Star, to align the sides of their pyramids with great precision. They observed the sky to determine true north and other cardinal directions. This astronomical method involved tracking the movement of stars across the night sky to establish a north-south line. They also employed other tools and methods, such as sighting rods and water-filled trenches, to ensure their constructions were accurately aligned. This attention to celestial objects and their use of rudimentary but effective tools allowed them to align the pyramids remarkably well with the cardinal points.
6.

Who is the leader of the local government unit?

Answer: Mayor
Explanation:
The leader of the local government unit is the mayor. The mayor is responsible for governing the local community and making decisions on behalf of the local government. They are elected by the people and hold the highest position in the local government hierarchy. The mayor's role includes managing the budget, implementing policies, and representing the local government in various official capacities.
7.

Government collect this to have money to pay for services that the people needs.

Answer: Taxes
Explanation:
The government collects taxes in order to have the necessary funds to pay for the services that the people need. Taxes are a way for the government to generate revenue, which is then used to finance public infrastructure, healthcare, education, defense, and other essential services. By collecting taxes, the government can ensure that it has the financial resources to meet the needs and demands of its citizens.
8.

What does NASA stands for?

Answer: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Explanation:
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was established in 1958 by the United States government. Its formation was largely in response to the Soviet Union's launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, which marked the beginning of the space race. NASA's primary mission is to conduct peaceful exploration of space for the betterment of mankind. It's responsible for U.S. science and technology that deals with airplanes or space.
9.

Scientists usually state the problem as a:

Answer: Research question
Explanation:
Scientists usually state the problem as a research question because they need to clearly define what they are trying to investigate or understand. By formulating a question, scientists can focus their research and experiments to find a specific answer or solution. This helps to guide their inquiry and ensure that they are collecting relevant data and information. Additionally, stating the problem as a question allows scientists to communicate their research goals and findings more effectively to others in the scientific community.
10.

Which area of science studies the earth's origin, history and structure?

Answer: Geology
Explanation:
Geology is the study of the earth's origin, history, and structure. It focuses on understanding the processes that have shaped the earth over millions of years, including the formation of rocks, minerals, and landforms. Geologists study the earth's layers, such as the crust, mantle, and core, and investigate the forces that have caused earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and the movement of tectonic plates. By examining rocks and fossils, geologists also uncover evidence of past climates, ancient life forms, and the changes that have occurred on the earth's surface over time.
11.

How _____________ sales did you make today?

Answer: Many
Explanation:
In English, when asking questions about the quantity of countable items, the word "many" is often used. In the context of the question "How many sales did you make today?" "many" is appropriate because sales are countable—meaning you can enumerate them one by one. The question is inquiring about the total number of sales transactions completed over a specific period, which in this case is today.
12.

______________ said that computers would solve all our problems was mistaken.

Answer: Whoever
Explanation:
In this sentence, "Whoever" is used as it refers to an unspecified person or group of people. It functions as a pronoun that includes any individual who might have claimed computers solve all problems. The use of "whoever" allows the speaker to address a general statement or belief without specifying exactly who expressed it, emphasizing the error in that general belief rather than attributing the mistake to a specific person.
13.

Name the device that is considered the oldest time-telling device. 

Answer: Sundial
Explanation:
A sundial is considered the oldest time-telling device because it uses the position of the sun to indicate the time. It consists of a flat plate with markings that indicate the hours, and a shadow-casting object called a gnomon. As the sun moves across the sky, the shadow cast by the gnomon moves along the markings, allowing people to determine the time of day. Sundials have been used for thousands of years and were widely used before the invention of mechanical clocks. They are still used today as decorative or educational objects.
14.

One of the cabinets ______________ open.

Answer: Is
Explanation:
In English, subject-verb agreement is a grammatical rule where the verb must be conjugated or modified so that it aligns in number (singular or plural) with the subject of the sentence. Since "one" is singular, the verb "is," which is the third person singular form of the verb "to be," is the appropriate choice. Using "is" indicates the state of being of the subject, in this case, that the cabinet is open. It’s specific to the condition of a single item (one cabinet) among potentially several, highlighting that while others might be closed, this particular one is not.
15.

I enjoy various fruits, ________ for bananas, which I find unappealing.

Answer: Except
Explanation:
In the sentence you've provided, the use of "except" serves a specific purpose by indicating exclusion within the context of an otherwise inclusive statement. The structure of your sentence is such that it starts with a general statement of enjoyment ("I enjoy various fruits") and then uses "except" to carve out an exception to this general enjoyment.
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