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Suggested Time: 90 Minutes
Questions 1 – 20
Directions: For questions 1 to 6, you will be asked to recognize and correct errors in sentences or short paragraphs.
1. Which is the most precise revision for the words interested different people?
2. Which edit should be made to correct this sentence?
3. Which sentence should be revised to correct the error?
4. Which edit should be made to correct this sentence?
5. Which sentence should be revised to correct the error?
6. What is the best way to combine these sentences to clarify the relationship between the ideas?
Directions: Read the passages below to answer questions 7 to 20. The questions will focus on improving the writing quality of the passage to follow the conventions of standard written English.
7. Which sentence should replace sentence 3 to more clearly introduce the topic of this passage?
8. Which of the following sentences can best follow sentence 11 to help develop the ideas in the second paragraph (sentences 11-14)?
9. What is the best way to combine sentences 16 and 17 to clarify the relationship between the ideas?
10. Which sentence is irrelevant to the ideas in the second paragraph (sentences 4-7) and should be deleted?
11. Which revision of sentence 15 uses the most precise language?
12. Which sentence should be added before sentence 8 to improve the organization of the fourth paragraph (sentences 8-10)?
13. Which transition word or phrase should be added to the beginning of sentence 13?
14. Which concluding sentence should follow sentence 18 to better support the information presented in the passage?
15. Which sentence would best follow sentence 5 to support the argument presented in the passage?
16. Which sentence would best follow and support sentence 9?
17. Which sentence is irrelevant to the argument presented in the passage and should be deleted?
18. Which revision should be added to the beginning of sentence 11?
19. Which revision of sentence 12 uses the most precise language?
20. Read this sentence:
Where should this sentence be added to best support the ideas in the passage
Directions: Analyze the passages below, and answer the commensurate questions. Only use information provided within the passage for your answers. There is only one answer for each question.
21. What is this passage mostly about?
22. What does the author imply about the belief that childhood is the happiest time of one’s life?
23. What do we know about the author’s childhood?
24. What is one reason listed as to why childhood is considered by the author to be the worst time in one’s life?
25. Why does the author ask the six-foot friend to imagine needing to wear mittens?
26. What, if true, would most strongly weaken the author’s main claim?
27. What is this passage mostly about?
28. The author uses the metaphor of a short man and a giant to illustrate that:
29. Why does the author claim that contemporaries have a greater claim to being called ancient?
30. What would be an example of a “hind-sight focused” opinion?
31. The author notes explicitly that contemporary civilization is better at ___ than ancient civilizations.
32. What does the author mean by “The march of science, like that of time, has been progressing in the darkness, no less than in the light?”
33. What is this passage mostly about?
34. What is implied in the passage concerning Scandinavians prior to the actions of Olaf?
35. Otto I was responsible for assisting which reform movement in gaining power?
36. What does the author cite as a reason for economic success during the year 1000?
37. The “eastern merchants” were responsible for what development in the year 1000 AD?
38. According to the passage, what was true of King Stephen prior to the year 1000 AD?
39. What is this passage mostly about?
40. What is not provided as a reason a country may seek credit?
41. The economist makes which claim in the second paragraph?
42. What situation does the author claim to be the second principle by which capital will be used most profitably?
43. Does the author believe public debt to be as important as personal debt?
44. What would be an example of an item with “evident usefulness, but the introduction of which demands time and are very costly?”
45. What is the main idea of this passage?
46. What was not a task noted in the passage as one performed by members of the Roman army?
47. What is implied about the standard recruit to the Roman army?
48. In what way was the Roman army’s reverence for the idea of Rome beneficial to the continuation of the Empire?
49. What was the name of the god to whom many Roman soldiers prayed?
50. Roman soldiers were located on the frontier to protect the homeland and __
51. Which of the following best tells what this passage is about?
52. What is the most likely reason farmers persisted in replanting their crops?
53. In the winter that followed the summer of 1816, New Englanders most likely experienced
54. How does paragraph 3 contribute to the passage?
55. The author includes the details in paragraph 4 about the eruption of Mount Tambora in order to
56. Which of the following is implied by the phrase “the global nature of weather” (paragraph 5)?
57. The cold summer of 1816 was most likely caused by
Suggested Time: 90 minutes
Directions: The following five questions are grid-in problems. On the answer sheet, please be sure to write your answer in the boxes at the top of the grid. Start at the left side of each grid.
Consider the pattern of square grids shown. The sum of the numbers in the square grid in figure 3 is 27. If the pattern continues, what will be the sum of the numbers in the square grid in figure 6?
The sum of the numbers in the square grid in figure 6 would be
If the above equations is true, then x =
60. A wine cellar can hold 360 bottles of wine. The wine cellar is currently filled to 3/4 of its full capacity. How many more bottles of wine must be added so that the wine cellar reaches 7/8 of its full capacity?
more bottles of wine must be added so that the wine cellar reaches 7/8 of its full capacity.
62. At 6:00 A.M., Mina starts driving from town A at a constant speed of 60 miles per hour. At 6:20 A.M., Angie also starts to drive on the same highway, in the same direction, from the same place where Mina started. At what constant speed should Angie drive to pass Mina at 7:20am?
Angie should drive mph to pass Mina at 7:20am.
63. Find the next term in the series: 0,1,1,2,4,7,13,24…
64. Which is true about A and B?
A = √65 – 9
B = √50 – 8
65. Which is a solution of the following equations?
66. John is stacking boxes directly upon each other. He stacks at 1 box per minute initially and every minute after that, his stacking rate increases by 1 box per minute. If each box is 5 inches tall, in how many minutes will the stack be 30 inches tall.
67. A Dilob has a mass of 20.2 milligrams. What the Dilob’s mass in grams?
68. Jesse goes to the store. He buys a magazine for $8. Then he sells it for $10 and buys it back again for $11. He finally sells it for $12. What was his profit?
70. A substance’s length doubles every hour. At 2 PM it was 3 meters. What was the length at 11AM that same day?
72. Linda scored a 66, 82, 81, and 92 on her English exams. What score must Linda obtain on the next English test to have an average of exactly 84?
73. If today is Saturday, what day of the week will it be in 365 days from now?
74. What is the remainder of 7,700,000,000,202 divided by 9?
76. Corey is walking on a path. Every three steps he takes, he makes a 30 degree rotation to counterclockwise. If he took 18 steps in total, how many full revolutions was he able to make all together?
77. What is 20% of 20% of 20?
78. What is the difference between the largest and lowest integer in the sequence of consecutive odd integers whose sum is 15?
79. The half life of a substance is the time it takes for a substance to decrease to half its initial amount John has a pile of goo that decreases in amount at a constant rate. If John initially had 100 pounds of goo, and ten days later, he only had 25 pounds of goo, what is the half life of the goo?
81. Jackie fills a jug with water continuously. It takes her 2 minutes to fill up 50% of the empty space in the jug with water. After every 2 minutes, she puts a penny into a jar to celebrate. How many pennies will she have in the jar at the instant the jug has less than 30% empty space left?
In the figure above, there are two balance beams that have triangles, circles and squares on them. Both beams are fully balanced. How many circles are needed to balance 70 squares?
84. The prime factors of 232 are
86. Find the value of t if ( t / 32 ) = ( x / p )
87. What is the least integer greater than 52/3 ?
88. If 55 + 55 + 55 + 55 + 55 = 5a + 1, what is a?
89. James has yard work to finish. He finishes 1/8 of the total work on the first day. What fraction of the work is left?
91. Jackie and Jesse each solve the same problem a different way.
If a = 9 and b = 25, how much bigger is Jackie’s way than Jesse’s way?
assume ⌀ is the symbol used above.
93. If James grows by 20 inches every day starting Monday, what is the difference in his height between Wednesday and Monday?
94. ( (1/2) – (3/4) ) ÷ (1/2) =
96. Given the arithmetic sequence x , y , 30 , z , ƒ find x + y + z + ƒ ?
97. If (-1)² = 1, then the value of (-1)2023 is
98. Caroline has two times as many marbles as Jake. Jake has 12 less than 7 times as many marbles James has. James has 14 marbles. How many marbles does Caroline have?
99. John is trying to escape a ditch. Every time he jumps 10 meters, he falls back 5 meters right after. The ditch is 19 meters long. What is the minimum number of jumps he needs to make to escape?
100. What is the largest number of digits the product of a 3 digit and a 2 digit number has?
102. If x can be any integer, what is the least possible value of the expression 4x² – 10?
103. There are a total of 5 bicycles and tricycles in a park. There are 12 wheels. How many tricycles are there?
105. What is the maximum number of points in which a circle and triangle can intersect?
107. There are 45 plastic ducks in a bag. If there are black, green, blue, and purple plastic ducks and 1/3 of the plastic ducks are black, 1/5 of the plastic ducks are blue, one third of the number of black plastic ducks are green, then how many purple plastic ducks are in the bag?
110. A painter needs 4 gallons of paint to paint each room. If a house has 8 rooms in total, how many quarts of paint is he going to need?
111. A rectangle is inscribed in a circle. The rectangle is tangent at the points A, B, C, and D. If the diagonal of the rectangle is 20 inches long, what is the area of the circle?
The prices in the table above show the different types of gas offered at a gas station and the prices of the gas per gallon. If Emily has $50, what is the least amount of gas, in gallons, she can purchase subtracted from the greatest amount of gas, in gallons, she can purchase?
113. A survey was conducted to determine the age at which the members of the Youth Advisory Committee started their first job.
What was the median age reported by the Youth Advisory Committee?
114. Use the following frequency chart to answer the following question.
How many Chocolate Candy Bars must Cindy purchase in order to end up with a median price of $1.88?