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TV news viewership has declined steadily over the past two decades. Several factors may have contributed to the decline: busy lifestyles, lack of interest, and the rise of the Internet. As viewership has declined, the remaining viewers have aged. Today, the average evening news viewer is 60 years old. TV networks' response to these changes has largely been negative. They have dropped hard news in favor of opinion pieces, "puff pieces," and stories that are of interest only to their older demographic. As a result, TV news has not just become unpopular, it has also become largely worthless.

The following questions are based on this passage.

  1. Which of the following statements from the passage is an opinion?

    A. Several factors may have contributed to the decline.

    B. As viewership has declined, the remaining viewers have aged.

    C. They have dropped hard news.

    D. It has also become largely worthless.
  2. Which of the following is the author's purpose in the passage?

    A. To convince readers that TV news is no longer worth watching

    B. To show how busy lifestyles have caused a decline in TV news watching

    C. To explain that TV news uses "puff pieces" to attract viewers

    D. To describe how the Internet has had an adverse effect on TV news



Peat bogs are wetlands that contain acidic water and large deposits of compressed, dead plant material known as peat. Peat bogs are typically shallow and punctuated by areas of semi-dry land. Slabs of peat can be cut from the bog and used in agriculture or dried and then burned as fuel. Peat was a significant fuel in some pre-industrial societies, especially those that lacked plentiful firewood. Peat bogs can preserve dead plants and animals because the acidic water prevents rotting and decomposition. Importantly, some of the best-preserved early human remains have been discovered in peat bogs.

The following questions are based on this passage.

  1. A logical conclusion based on the passage is that peat bogs
  1. are good environments for archeological investigation.
    .
  2. have been disappearing since the Industrial Revolution.
  3. are viable sources of potable water for many communities.
  4. have been a primary source of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
  1. Which of the following sentences from the passage contains an opinion?

    A. Peat bogs are typically shallow and punctuated by areas of semi-dry land.

    B. Peat was a significant fuel in some pre-industrial societies, especially those that lacked plentiful firewood.

    C. Peat bogs can preserve dead plants and animals because the acidic water prevents rotting and decomposition.

    D. Importantly, some of the best-preserved early human remains have been discovered in peat bogs.

    Business-Speak In recent years the business world has coined its own unique, jargon-filled sub-language. This sub-language is often called "business-speak" (or "manager-speak," since some of its most enthusiastic users are managers and executives).

    Business-speak is not a unique phenomenon. Every profession or field invents its own specialized words, in order to express complicated ideas without excessive wordiness. For example, the casino world popularized the term "camps," which refers to free gifts or services given to casino patrons to encourage them to gamble.

     Business-speak contains some useful phrases, but also suffers from three major problems: unnecessary words, euphemistic words, and overused words.

    The first problem is that of unnecessary words. Jargon is only useful if no existing words can do the job- but many business-speak phrases replace perfectly good existing phrases. For example, "vis-a-vis" is often used instead of the simpler "in relation to" or "compared to." In this case, the business-speak phrase isn't much shorter than existing phrases, but it is definitely more obscure. This is a step in the wrong direction.

     The second problem is that of euphemism. Instead of simplifying a complicated concept, much business-speak is meant to soften the blow of negativity. Hence, layoffs become "reductions," or "downsizing," or even "right-sizing." Instead of making things better, these euphemistic words often make their users seem insincere and uncaring.
  1. The final problem is that of overuse. People overuse business-speak in order to appear professional or intelligent. But in doing so, they may end up sounding foolish and may fail to get their points across at all.

     In summary, a little business-speak goes a long way. A wise person will keep a sharp lookout for unnecessary, euphemistic, and cliched business-speak and will cut it from his or her vocabulary as quickly and ruthlessly as possible.

    The following questions are based on the "Business-Speak" passage.
  2. Which of the following sentences from the passage contains only factual information, as opposed to opinion?

    A. In recent years the business world has coined its own unique, jargon-filled sub-language.

    B. Instead of making things better, these euphemistic words often make their users seem insincere and uncaring.

    C. People overuse business-speak in order to appear professional or intelligent.

    D. A wise person will keep a sharp lookout for unnecessary, euphemistic, and cliched business-speak.

  1. Which of the following sentences best summarizes the passage?

    A. Business-speak can be a useful communication tool, but it should be used conservatively.

    B. Useful existing phrases are too often replaced by unnecessary instances of business-speak.

    C. Various professions develop their own language, which is used for efficiency within their circles.

    D. Business-speak may cause communication to become impersonal and insincere.


  2. Which of the following statements from the passage is a supporting detail for the notion that there are problems with business-speak?

    A. Some of its most enthusiastic users are managers and executives.

    B. Business-speak is not a unique phenomenon.

    C. The casino world popularized the term "camps."

    D. Much business-speak is meant to soften the blow of negativity.

  3. The author of the passage would most likely approve of which of the following instances of business-speak?

    A. Using "disambiguate" instead of "clarify"

    B. Using "resource-intensive" instead of "expensive"

    C. Using "best practices" instead of "policies that have been shown to be most effective"

    D. Using "took a bath" instead of "lost a lot of money in a venture that did not work"

 

  1. Which of the following industries most likely originated the business-speak term "bandwidth"?

    Finance

    B. Real Estate

    C. Technology

    D. Health care

     Siberia is a giant, semi-arctic region encompassing most of northern Asia. Most of Siberia is, or has once been, part of Russia or the Soviet Union. Much of Siberia is frozen and empty. Though Siberia contributes almost 80% of Russia's land area, only a quarter of Russia's population lives there, mainly huddled along the territory's southern fringe. Siberia is perhaps best known for the infamous prison labor camps known as the Gulag, where Russia (and later the Soviet Union) sent many of the nation's prisoners. Because of the Gulag, the name "Siberia" has become international slang for an undesirable, remote location.

    The following questions are based on this passage.
    10. Which of the following statements from the passage contains opinion or bias?

    A. Siberia is a giant, semi-arctic region encompassing most of northern Asia.

    B. Most of Siberia is, or has once been, part of Russia or the Soviet Union.

    C. Though Siberia contributes almost 80% of Russia's land area, only a quarter of Russia's population lives there.

    D. Siberia is perhaps best known for the infamous prison labor camps known as the Gulag.

     
    11. Which of the following proposed titles best captures the theme of the passage?

    A. Siberia: Russia's Vast, Inhospitable Expanse

    B. Siberia: Surviving in the Great Wilderness of Northern Asia

    C. Siberia: The Role of the Gulag in Soviet Life

    D. Siberia: Life in the Arctic Fringe
  1. Which of the following characteristics best describes the writing in this passage?

    A. Expository

    B. Persuasive

    C. Narrative

    D. Technical
  2. Cell Phones

     Cellular Plan 1

    550 minutes for $89/month

Includes unlimited long distance, nights & weekends, & 500 text messages.

Cellular Plan 2

600 minutes for $90/month

Includes unlimited nights & weekends, & unlimited text messaging.

 Cellular Plan 3

900 minutes for $90/month

Includes unlimited long distance & unlimited nights & weekends. First 200 text messages are free, $0.05/message additional.

Cellular Plan 4

550 minutes for $50/month

Text messages $0.1 0/message sent or received.

Which of the following cellular phone plans bests fits the needs of an individual who sends an average of 50 text messages per day and primarily talks on the phone at night?

A.1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

  1. United Nations, 310, 314, 362

charter of, 311

Declaration of, 309

United States, 225, 238, 275, 289

in Big Four, 322, 325-7

in League of Nations, 299

Lend-Lease policy of, 307

Neutrality of, 305

as United Nations sponsor, 313

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 316

"The essence of the Declaration achieved a central goal of the United States, binding the three great nations – as well as the smaller powers- to fight together until the Axis was defeated."

Using the index, which of the following pages would likely contain the sentence above?

A. 305

6.309

C. 311

D. 316



Cridder Getter Ridder Pest Control

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Total pest control

Senior discounts

Money-back guaranteed results in 3 days

Money-back guaranteed no pests for 1 year

Safe return home 1 hour after treatment is complete

 
We belong to the National Pest Control Society, as well as the Urban Pest Control Society. We have been in business for over 50 years, 20 of which have been in this town.

 15. Which of the following statements is supported by the advertisement?

A. Cridder Getter Ridder will provide a refund if a customer has pests return 1 0 months after treatment.

B. Cridder Getter Ridder's practices are environmentally certified by the National Pest Control Society.

C. Customers can return home safely 1 hour after the exterminator arrives at the property.

D. This particular exterminator company has been in business in this town for 50 years.



Setting Up Your Universal Remote Control

Searching For Your Device Codes

For example, to search for a code for your TV:

1. Turn on your TV.

2. On the remote control, press TV once; the button will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the TV key blinks twice, then release SETUP.

3. Enter 9-9-1. The TV key will blink twice.

4. Aim the remote control at the TV and slowly alternate between pressing PWR and TV. Stop when the TV turns off. NOTE: The remote control will send IR codes from its library to the selected device, starting with the most popular code.

5. Press SETUP once to lock in the code. The TV key will blink twice.

6. To search for the codes of your other devices, repeat steps 1 through 5, but substitute the appropriate key (e.g .,AUX, DVD, AUD, or CBL) for the device you are searching for.

The following questions are based on the directions.

16. Which of the following is correct based on the directions above?

A. The code for operating a TV using this remote control is 991.

B. The code obtained for a TV will work for other devices as well.

    1. When the TV turns off during step 4, the remote control has found the code.

      D. During step 5, the user must press the SETUP button twice to lock in the code.
  1. Which of the following correctly describes the use of a text feature in the directions?

    A. Bold text is used to indicate the text on the buttons of the remote control.

    B. Bold text is used to emphasize headings within the directions.

    C. Italics are used to indicate an exception to the normal function of the remote control.

    D. Italics are used to emphasize an important step for the user to take.



Pandas

Eating Habits......................................... 1-15

Reproduction......................................... 16-20

Geographic Areas ................................. 21-22

Endangered Species ............................. 23-24

Growth and Development ...................... 25-30

Relationships with Humans..................... 31-34

In Captivity ............................................. 35-37

Relationships with Other Species .......... 38-40

Response to Changes in Habitat ........... 41-45

18. Which of the following page ranges will most likely provide information on how pandas learn to climb trees?

A. 41-45

B. 38-40

c. 25-30

D. 21-22

The store will stay open later during the holiday season. The store will stock a variety of seasonal merchandise. The store will have many discounts available for holiday shoppers.

19. When revising the paragraph above, the writer should address which of the following?

A. Sentence fluency

B. Punctuation

C. Paragraph organization

D. Writing clarity

20.Which of the following sentence orders best forms an organized, logical paragraph?

1. Planning for a test involves determining the time needed for studying, reviewing notes and previous assignments, and prioritizing the content matter to be studied.
2. Students should determine the format of questions on the test and practice answering those types of questions.
3. Each student should understand his or her learning style and utilize study aids that reflect personal strengths.
4. Planning and practicing may not be fun, but they can build confidence and lead to test-taking success.
5. Test-taking success can be greatly improved by taking the time to organize a test preparation strategy.

A. 1, 4, 2, 3, 5
B. 2, 3, 5, 1, 4
C. 4, 1, 5, 2, 3
D. 5, 1, 3, 2, 4


21. She attributed his shallowness to his luxurious upbringing, in which material comforts like fine clothes and large homes nurtured his sense of privilege.

Which of the following is the meaning of "material" as used in the sentence above?

A. The substance from which something is made

B. Pertinent or essential

C. The articles needed for a specific task

D. Concerning physical rather than spiritual aspects 

1. Understanding which flavors complement each other can take years of practice.

2. Following these basic tenets will allow you to produce recipes that your friends and family will love to share.

3. Once you've mastered flavor combinations, however, there's no end to the tasty experiments you can think up.

4. The key to developing a truly delicious and user-friendly recipe is to focus on flavor combinations and simplicity.

5. For kitchen experiments to become usable recipes, you should keep the user in mind and focus on clear, concise instructions.

22.Using the sentences above, which of the following sentence orders best forms an organized, logical paragraph?

A. 1, 3, 4, 5, 2

B. 2, 1, 3, 5, 4

C. 4, 1, 3, 5, 2

D. 5, 2, 1, 4, 3

 

 

 

Customer Question

In recent years, bottled water has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Many Americans now drink bottled water exclusively. However, there are good reasons to stick with tap water. Bottled water varies greatly in purify and chemical composition. Some brands are quite healthy, whereas, others have been shown to contain dangerous levels of mercury, bacteria, and other harmful agents. Tap water is almost free, conversely, bottled water?? Hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Finally, some bottled water is sourced directly from city water?? In other words, it’s merely tap water that someone has put in a bottle.

The following questions are based on this passage?

23.Which of the following is the author's intent?

  1. To provide information about the use of bottled water.
  2. To convince readers that tap water tastes better than bottled water.
  3. To persuade readers to consider tap water rather than bottled water.
  4. To illustrate the growth of the bottled water industry.

 

  1. Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage?
  1. Some city water systems are supplementing their budgets by bottling their water for sale.
  2. The bottled water industry is not heavily regulated in terms of the quality of the water.
  3. The bottled water boom has peaked and will gradually decline in corning years
  4. Bottled water prices will decrease because people will begin drinking tap water instead.

 

  1. Which of the following text structures is used in the passage?
  1. Comparison-contrast
  2. Problem-solution
  3. Cause-effect
  4. Sequence

 

 

 

 

Purchasing a Snow Blower (title)

Snow blowers (also called snow throwers) can make the sometimes difficult, often-unpleasant task of clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways much easier. Before making a purchase, however, it’s best to learn a few snow blower basics. Most snow blowers are gasoline powered, though some smaller models are electric. Electric models are typically not the best choice for large jobs, as they tend to lack the power of gas models. However, electric models can be very light, and they are considered more environmentally friendly. Consider an electric only for small areas or if weight is an important consideration. The next big choice is whether to buy a one-stage or two-stage model. One-stage models are simplest: They use impellers (spinning paddles) to collect the snow and blast it out through a discharge chute. Two-stage models are slightly more complex. They use an augur (a rotating screw) to handle the job of breaking up and collecting snow and an impeller to throw the snow out through the chute. Two-stage models are typically bigger, heavier, and more powerful than single stage models. A final consideration is engine digest. However, an impatient buyer can rely on one simple rule: A bigger, heavier blower is typically a more capable machine. A small, single-stage blower is fine for clearing small areas in moderately snow climates. But if the area is large or consistently receives extremely heavy snowfall, the rule of thumb is to buy the largest machine that space and budget permit. This will ensure that the job can be done, regardless of the circumstances. 

26.Which of the following proposed titles best captures the general theme of this passage? 

27.Which of the following sentence from the passage contain an opinion

  1. Snow blowers (also called snow throwers) can make the sometimes-difficult often unpleasant task of clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways much easier.
  2. Most snow blowers are gasoline-powered, though
  3. Two-stage models are typically bigger, heavier, and more powerful than single-stage models.
  4. However, an impatient buyer can rely on one simple pull. A bigger heavier blower is typically a more capable machine.

 

  1. Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage?
  1. Someone who is concerned about the environment will prefer a two-stage snow blower.
  2. Someone who has a small area from which to remove snow will need a 200 cc engine.
  3. Gas, two-stage snow blowers are likely to be the easiest machine to maneuver?
  4. Electric, single-stage snow blowers are likely to be the cheapest options to buy

 29 .Which of the following would be considered primary sources for this passage?

  1. manufacturer product manuals
  2. product reviews on the internet
  3. manufacturer warranty statements
  4. critical reviews in a trade journal
  1. Which of the following is the author’s main purpose for writing this passage?
  1. To convince consumers that a larger, more powerful snow blower is best.
  2. To clarify the difference between electric and gas-powered snow blowers
  3. To provide information on how snow blowers are designed
  4. To instruct consumers about considerations when buying a snow blower

 

  1. Which of the following statements best summarizes the passage?
  1. Before making a purchase, however, it’s best to learn a few snow blower basics
  2. A final consideration is engine size.
  3. An impatient buyer can rely on one simple rule. A bigger, heavier blower is typically a more capable machine.
  4. This will ensure that the job can be done, regardless of the circumstances.

 

  1. Based on the passage, which of the following purchases makes the most sense?
  1. A person in Texas buys a one-stage snowblower.
  2. A person in Michigan buys an electric snowblower.
  3. A person in Georgia buys a snowblower with an augur.
  4. A person in Maine buys a 140 cc snowblower.

 

While dragonflies have several traits that inspire wonder, many people believe these flying insects are pests. Dragonflies spend much of their lives around water. They not only lay their eggs in or near the water, but their ??? young also develop in the water. In fact, dragonflies actually spend more of their lives as immature under??? grubs than as the mature flying creatures most people recognize. Though dragonflies possess six legs (like all insects), they are completely incapable of walking. Instead they use their powerful wings to get around, and their legs are merely used to cling to objects. The following questions are based on this passage.

  1. Which of the following statements from the passage contains an opinion?
  1. Dragonflies have several traits that inspire wonder.
  2. Dragonflies spend much of their lives around water.
  3. They are completely incapable of walking.
  4. Their legs are merely used to cling to objects.

 

  1. Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage?
  1. Most dragonflies succumb to predication before reaching maturation
  2. Dragonflies have stronger wings than insects living in and environment
  3. A drought would likely have an adverse affect on dragonfly populations
  4. Dragonflies are in the same insect order as common flies.

 

The Union Stock Yards (often just called The Yards) was a great Chicago meatpacking district that exited from the mid-19th century up to the middle of 20th century. For a time The Yards was the busiest meat processing area in the world. The Yards existed because it was convenient. A great number of railroad line converged in Chicago, making it an excellent point to collect hogs and cattle, slaughter them, and distributes the meat nationwide. The Yards became obsolete when trucks started delivering cattle, making the railroad less essential. Today The Yards has been made into an industrial park. The following questions are based on this passage.

 

  1. Which of the following proposed titles best captures the main idea of the passage?
  1. A historic overview of The Yards
  2. The daily operation of The Yards
  3. The impact of The Yards on Chicago
  4. Reasons for developing The Yards
  1. Which of the following styles of writing in demonstrated by the last sentence of the first paragraph?
  1. Problem- solution
  2. Sequence
  3. Cause-effect
  4. Description .

 Ears By the nature of their position and the delicacy of their structure, your hearing organs are particularly vulnerable to mishap. From the outside come blows that rupture the eardrums, noises that degenerate nerves, and air-pressing changes that disturb balancing mechanisms. Inside the body, infectious micro – organisms causes disease that effect hearing. Any one of these enemies is a potential cause of partial or even total deafness. Neglect of seemingly minor ear troubles can mean severe problems in the future – a fact that haunts every parent whose child wakes up in the middle of the night crying with an earache. The hearing mechanism is divided into four main parts. Each has a vital role in the process that transforms sound into intelligible communication. First, the external ear is made up of the auricle – that shell- shaped appendage on each side of the head - and the external ear canal. These structures collect sound waves and transmit them to the eardrum or tympanic membrane. The middle ear is an air-filled cavity behind the drum, and it contains three small bones (the ossicles) that are vibrated by sound waves and serve to transmit the waves to the inner ear. Opening into the middle ear is the Eustachian tube, which connects the tympanic chamber with the nose and equalizes the pressure between the outside atmosphere and the middle ear. In the inner ear are the semicircular canal, which gives the body its balance, and the tiny hearing cells that transform the vibrations of the ossicles first into fluid waves and then into nerve impulses. Finally, the auditory nerve pathway carries impulses to the brain, where they are translated into words and signals. Altogether hearing represents a wonderfully complex arrangement for acoustical perfection – better by far than any human engineer has ever devised. Yet, millions of Americans suffer from impaired hearing.

  1. Which of the following parts of the ear is most likely to be affected by flying on an airplane or diving into a swimming pool?
  1. External ear
  2. Middle ear
  3. Inner ear
  4. Auditory nerve pathways
  1. Which of the following is the main idea of the passage?
  1. Understanding how to care for one’s ears is essential to good health.
  2. The intricate structure of the human ear is susceptible to damage.
  3. Many people suffer from impaired hearing.
  4. Ears can be harmed in a number of different ways.
  1. Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage ?
  1. Human hearing is superior to that of other animals.
  2. Childhood earaches can lead to severe problems later in life.
  3. The pressure between the outside atmosphere and the middle ear must be exactly equalized for hearing.
  4. The outer ear is the most important part in the hearing process because it translates sound waves into nerve impulses.

 

  1. Which of the following types of text structure is used in the last four paragraphs?
  1. Sequence
  2. Problem- solution
  3. Cause –effect
  4. Argument

 

 

  1. Which of the following is an example of an opinion in the passage?
  1. The delicacy of the human ear makes it particularly vulnerable to harm.
  2. Seemingly minor ear troubles can lead to severe problems.
  3. Each part of the ear has a vital role in transforming sound.
  4. The ear is a better acoustical structure than any engineer has ever designed.

 

News reporting

 Time magazine made waves in 2006 when, instead of selecting a politician, entertainer, or activist as its Person of the Year, it selected "you." The magazine's intention was to illustrate how millions of user-post blogs, videos, pictures, and other content had exploded onto the internet and changed the cultural landscape. No longer were a few large media companies the gatekeepers of news opinion, and entertainment. Instead, millions of individuals now had the power to reach a vast audience. The selection of "you" as Person of the Year highlighted the new forces power of the individual. This change is typically seen as positive. News reporting, for example, is now undeniably more democratic an every individual is now capable of reporting or providing news commentary. For each ray of sunshine emerging from the Internet-fueled reality, however, there is corresponding dark cloud. For example: Yes, there are now thousands of news-reporting blogs. But many of these are poorly written and researched, and the worst of them spread dangerous The proliferation of free blogs and small, self-styled news sources also makes it difficult for larger, more traditional news agencies to charge for content. However, much of the factual information posted by individual bloggers and micro-agencies is plagiarized from traditional agencies. What happens if the big agencies trait or shrink to a point where their budgets can no longer support legitimate journalism? In this case, news reporting as a whole will suffer. There are certainly disadvantages to letting a few large entities control the world's news, but those entities provides several oft-overlooked positives. For the most part they enforce standards of quality, journalism, and accountability. Is the decline of these gatekeepers truly a win for society? Not necessarily. The following questions are based on the "News Reporting

  1. Which of the following is the author's purpose?
  1. To inform
  2. To define
  3. To entertain
  4. To narrative

 

  1. Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage?
  1. Individual blogger will adopt higher standards of journalism as they become more popular.
  2. Large news agencies will suffer due to the rapid spread of individual bloggers
  3. Large news agencies will change more for their services since they have more competition.
  4. Individual bloggers will be able to charge high fees for their services.

 

  1. Which of the following writing styles best describes this passage?
  1. Descriptive
  2. Creative
  3. Technical
  4. Persuasive

Fun Pack Pricelist

Indoor Attractions

Children’s fun center

Child (3 to 10 years) $8

Child (1 to 3 years) $4

Child (under 1 year )free

Adult admission $3

Foam Factory (Unlimited) $6

Rock Wall (3 climbs) $6

Bumper Cars $6

Outdoor Attractions

Maze $6

Putt-Putt Golf $6

Go-Kart $8

Tokens

Game Room $0.25

Batting Cage $1*

BEST VALUE PASSES

Eat/Play Combo – Unlimited attractions plus all-you-can-eat pizza buffet (normally $10/person)

Unlimited Indoor/Outdoor Attractions - $35

Unlimited Indoor Attractions - $28

Super Pack Unlimited

Unlimited Indoor/Outdoor Attractions - $29

Unlimited Indoor Attractions - $22

Pick Three Unlimited – Choose any three attractions for $18.

*Game room and batting cages are not included with unlimited attractions.

The following questions are based on the price list.

 45.Which of the following is the cheapest price for a parent and a 9-year-old to both do the Fun Center ride the bumper cars once, and play putt-putt once?

  1. $29
  2. $32
  3. $35
  4. $36
  5. A customer who purchases a Super Pack Unlimited indoor/outdoor pass most likely chose this option because he
  6. want to save money on the pizza buffet.
  7. plans on spending his time in the game room and at the battling cages.
  8. likes to take repeated rides on the go-karts and bumper cars.
  9. Has small children who want to play all day in the Fun Center.

 

Asepsis, 766-793

Medical, 766-781

Cleaning in, 767

Client education in, 780

Control of infection transmission and, 768-769

Disinfection and sterilization in, 767-768

Hand hygiene in, 769-770

Isolation precautions and, 774-776

Personal protective equipment and, 779-780

Surgical, 782-793

Applying sterile gloves in, 786

Client preparation in, 782

Donning and removing cap, masks, and gowns in, 787-790

Preparing sterile field in, 791-93

Surgical scrub in, 784-785

 

Surgical handwashing guidelines vary regarding the amount of time needed and the antiseptic that should be used for the scrub.

47.Which of the following pages or page ranges most likely contains the sentence above?

  1. 767
  2. 769-770
  3. 782
  4. 784-785

 Whig Committee of New York, 199

 Whig National Convention of 1852, 132-33

 Whig National Convention of 1856,168

 Whig Party, 9, 10, 22, 26, 55, 71, 88-90, 132, 167 

agenda of, 43-44

demise of, 130, 166 

1855 Illinois election and, 149 

of New York, 199-200 

All the convention leading up to the election of 1856, the divided and

much-diminished Whigs met in Baltimore and decided to throw their support of

Milard Filmore and a platform that opposed both Republicans and Democratic.

48.Based on the index, which of the following pages is most likely to contain the

sentence above?

 

  1. 43
  2. 132
  3. 160
  4. 168

 

Performing Arts Center

Classical Series Concerts

Single ticket price:

Saturday night:

Orchestra – Center : $55

Orchestra – Right Center/Right: $35

Orchestra – Left Center/ Left $45

Mid/Rear Balcony: $50

Center Balcony : $55

Dress Circle: $60

Rear Balcony (youth): $15

Sunday matinee

Orchestra – Center : $42

Orchestra – Right Center/Right: $32

Orchestra – Left Center/ Left $42

Mid/Rear Balcony: $40

Center Balcony : $52

Dress Circle: $52

Rear Balcony (youth): $15

49) Which of the following ticket options offer the cheapest price for an adult?

  1. Saturday night, Rear Balcony
  2. Sunday matinee, Mid/Rear Balcony
  3. Saturday night, Orchestra – Right Center
  4. Sunday matinee, Orchestra – Left

 Mid rear balcony

Super tires Full set special $ 175. 30, plus 10, 000 miles warranty Balance, rotation, and Alignment included Free disposal of old tires ($50 value)

Good Tread Tires Four tires $ 150.00 40,000 miles warrantly Balance, rotation and Alignment $25 Free replacement for Flat tire within 1 month of installation.

  1. Which of the following consideration should incline a consumer to choose Super Tire?
  1. The longer warranty
  2. Free disposal of the old tires
  3. The price for a full set of four tires
  4. Inclusion of balance, rotation, and alignment in the price

Choosing the Resolution for Your Photos

Resolution Purpose

L (Large)

2592 x 1944 pixels Print larger that A4 size prints

(8.3 x 11.7 in.)

Print larger than letter size prints

(8.5 x 11 in.)

M1 ( Medium 1)

2048 x 1536 pixels Print up to A4 size prints

Print up to Letter size prints

M2 (Medium 2)

1600 x 1200 pixels Print postcard size prints

(6 x 4 in.)

Print L size prints

(4.7 x 3.5 in.)

S (Small)

640 x 480 Send images in e-mails

Shoot more images

51.Which of the following is correct based on the information above?

  1. The highest number of pixels is best for photos that will be sent by e-mail.
  2. A higher number of pixels corresponds with the ability to print larger photos.
  3. The lowest number of pixels should be used to shoot photos intended for a postcard.
  4. A lower number of pixels places more restrictions on the number of photos that can be printed.

 52.'lead (led). n 1. Position at the front 2. initiative 3. One that leads. 4. Indication or clue. 5. A principal role in a dramatic production ‘lead (led) v. 1 to guide on a way by going in advance. 2. To direct on a course. 3. To direct the operations, activity, or performance. 4. To suggest the answer by asking leading questions. 5. To bring to a conclusion or condition. 6. To guide a dance partner through the steps. A famous conductor accepted the invitation to lead the orchestra in the new season.

Which of the following dictionary entries best defines the word "lead" as used in the sentence above?

  1. Entry ' lead, definition 1
  2. Entry ' lead, definition 5
  3. Entry ' lead, definition 2
  4. Entry ' lead, definition 3

 

  1. Make yourself at home in the City of Lights. Rent one of our Luxury properties in a Parisian neighborhood! Available apartments Studio apartment 1-bedroom apartment 2-bedroom apartment Weekly rates (in dollars) Season Studio 1 bedroom

2bedroom Dec. 15 to 15 (Holiday) $1, 800 $2,300 $2,800 Mar. 1 to Oct 31 $1,400 $1,900 $2,100 Nov. 1 to Feb. 26 $1,000 $1,700 $1,900 August (offseason) $1,000 $1,400 $1,500

Which of the following potions is the least expensive for a week-long stay?

  1. Studio apartment in late December
  2. 1-bedroom apartment in early November
  3. 2- bedroom apartment in early October
  4. 2-bedroom apartment in late August

 

  1. Count' -verb 1. to list numbers sequentially 2. to add up; enumerate 3. to include in a reckoning 4. to deserve consideration, to have merit -noun 5. the act of counting, a calculation 6. the total number resulting from a count 7. Baseball, the number of balls and strikes 8. Law, a distinct charge in an indictment 9. Boxing the call from 1 to 10 by the referee while a boxer is off his face The lawyer counted (1) 31 separate counters (6) of fraud listed against her client. "This may not count (4) for much." she said, "but I want you to known that I won't give up even if we’re down for the count (8)."

Which of the following instances of the word "count" is matched correctly with the number of its definition?

  1. 1
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 8

 

  1. Which of the following would be the best title for the timeline?
  1. Da Vinci and Italian Painting
  2. Da Vinci and his Great Works
  3. Da Vinci: A Life in the Arts
  4. Da Vinci: A Renaissance Man

 

  1. Which of the following is logical conclusion based on the timeline?
  1. Da Vinci was more than 50 years old when he began the Mona Lisa.
  2. Da Vinci moved to Milan prior to receiving his first commission.
  3. Da Vinci completed The Last Supper after the turn of the millennium
  4. Da Vinci began work as an apprentice in the Guild of St. Luke at age 20.

 

  1. On average, each American generates 4 ½ pounds of solid waste per day. Which of the following dictionary definitions is appropriate for “waste” as used in the sentence?
  1. A sparsely settled or barren region
  2. Refuse from places of human or animal habitation
  3. To cause to shrink in physical bulk or strength
  4. To spend or expend futilely

 

  1. 1. Easy Party Dip Ingredients (makes 2 1/2 cups)

1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies

 1 package (16 oz) processed cheese, diced

Add ingredients to a medium saucepan on medium-low heat. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until cheese has melted. Serve warm with corn or tortilla chips

Which of the following is correct?

  1. The recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of cheese.
  2. The dip must be stirred for 5 minutes
  3. The dip should be cooked at medium heat for 10 minutes
  4. The recipe indicates that the cheese should be diced.

 May cause DROWSINESS ALCOHOL may intensity this effect. USE CARE when operating a car or dangerous machinery.

  1. This label appears on a bottle of medicine. Which of the following is the logical conclusion based on
  1. This medication must not be taken when one is tired.
  2. Alcohol will counteract the effects of this mediation
  3. Caution should be used when running hazardous equipment
  4. This medication must be taken at night 30-day

 Money Back Guarantee

Our Groom Co. electric shavers come with a 30-day money back guarantee because we are focused on ensuring your satisfaction. The only stipulation is that you use your new exclusively for 2 weeks to become accustomed with the product. If you are not satisfied, we will refund the amount on your receipt if the product is returned within 30 days. Check processing takes 4 to 6 weeks.

To receive your refund, follow these steps: Ship your product prepaid by insured mail to XXXXX MO 64110 Enclose the original sales receipt with purchase price and date of purchase circled. Enclose a copy of this statement. Enclose a letter detailing the reason you returned the product, along with the model and Include your complete name, address and daytime phone number.If you normally use a post office box, we will require your physical street address to send

The following questions are based on this promotion.

  1. If the combined time it takes to ship the product and mail the check is 1 week, which amount of time between the purchase date and the date of receiving a refund check?
  1. 2 weeks + 4 weeks + 1 week
  2. 30 days + 4 weeks + 1 week
  3. 2 weeks + 6 weeks + 1 week
  4. 30 days + 6 weeks + 1 week

 

  1. A refund for this purchase could be denied if the customer
  2. failed to circle the model and serial numbers on the sale receipt.
  3. used the product exclusively for 3 weeks
  4. does not normally use a post office box.
  5. did not include the guarantee statement when returning product.

 

Arthropoda:

Chelicerata

Merostomata (horseshoe crabs)

Arachnida (spiders, mites, scorpions)

Pycnogonida (sea spiders)

Crustacea

   Copepoda (small crustaceans)

Cirripedia (barnacles)

Malacostraca (crabs, lobsters, shrimp)

      Uniramia

       Insecta (insects)

       Chilopoda (centipedes)

       Diplopoda (millipedes)

62.Which of the following statements is correct based on the outline above?

  1. Uniramia is a subset of Crustacea.
  2. Diplopoda is a subset of Chilopoda
  3. Chelicerata is more closely related to Crustacea than to Uniramia
  4. Pycnogonida is more closely related to Merostomata than to Copepoda

Setting Up Your Universal Remote Control Searching For Your Device Codes

For example, to search for a code for your TV:

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. On the remote control, press TV once; the button will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the TV key blinks twice, then release SETUP.
  3. Enter 9-9-1. The TV key will blink twice.
  4. Aim the remote control at the TV and slowly alternate between pressing PWR and TV. Stop when the TV turns off. NOTE: The remote control will send IR codes from its library to the selected device, starting with the most popular code.
  5. Press SETUP once to lock in the code. The TV key will blink twice.
  6. To search for the codes of your other devices, repeat steps 1 through 5, but substitute the appropriate key (e.g., AUX, DVD, AUD, or CBL) for the device you are searching for.

The following questions are based on the directions.

63Which of the following is correct based on the directions above?

  1. The code for operating a TV using this remote control is 991.
  2. The code obtained for a TV will work for other devices as well.
  3. When the TV turns off during step 4, the remote control has found the code.
  4. During step 5, the user must press the SETUP button twice to lock in the code.
  5. Which of the following correctly describes the use of a text feature in the directions?
  6. Bold text is used to indicate the text on the buttons of the remote control.
  7. Bold text is used to emphasize headings within the directions.
  8. Italics are used to indicate an exception to the normal function of the remote control.
  9. Italics are used to emphasize an important step for the user to take. 
  1. Which of the following is a complete sentence?
  1. When I was young and ambitious and loved going for walks in the park.
  2. Running through the park and around the school before breakfast.
  3. Walking with a limp as a result of the wreck.
  4. I went walking. 
  1. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?
  1. When properly designed, an automobile can achieve great fuel efficiency. 
  2. When properly designed an automobile can achieve great fuel efficiency. 
  3. When properly designed, great fuel efficiency can be achieved by an automobile. 
  4. When properly designed great fuel efficiency can be achieved by an automobile.
  1. In the race for student body government, both students were coequal. Their speeches each pointed to their records of service and academic excellence.

Which of the following options is the meaning of “coequal” as used in the sentence above? 

  1. The students gave speeches that were the same length.
  2. The students shared the same opinion on the issues.
  3. The students were running for the same office.
  4. The students had similar accomplishments.
  1. Which of the following options best demonstrates sentence fluency? 
  1. The two boys went to the store to buy some milk with their mother and her boyfriend, who had a broken foot after supper.
  2. The two boys went to the store to buy some milk after supper with their mother’s boyfriend and her, even though he had a broken foot
  3. Their mother went with the two boys to the store to buy some milk, and they took along her boyfriend, who had a broken foot, after supper.
  4. After supper, the two boys took their mother and her boyfriend, who had a broken foot, to the store to buy some milk.

 

  1. Jimmy you must leave the room shut the door and be quiet.

Which of the following options correctly punctuates the sentence above? 

  1. A Jimmy, you must leave the room, shut the door, and be quiet.
  2. Jimmy; you must leave the room, shut the door and be quiet.
  3. Jimmy you must leave the room, shut the door and be quiet.
  4. Jimmy you must leave the room, shut the door, and be quiet.

 

  1. Which of the following sentences contains a possessive pronoun? 
  1. The beautiful red sweater was hers.
  2. She and I went to the beach.
  3. She’s the one to do the job correctly.
  4. It is only right that the trophy belongs to her.
  1. Due to the cold, the young man walked spryly across campus.

Which of the following options is the meaning of “spryly” as used in the sentence above?

  1. Stiffly
  2. Staunchly
  3. Easily
  4. Briskly 
  1. Either one of them __ enough experience to do the job. Twenty years __ a lot of time in the field, and that’s how long they’ve been doing this work.Which of the following options correctly completes the sentence above?
  1. has, are
  2. has, is
  3. have, are
  4. have, is
  1. The team __ is wearing the red jerseys is the one I came to see.

Which of the following pronouns correctly completes the sentence above?

  1. who
  2. whom
  3. that
  4. which 

 

  1. The gist of the saying went something like this: If a person wants to get ahead in life, you have to be willing to work for it.

            Which of the following language conventions is violated in the sentence above?

  1. Use of a colon
  2. Verb tense
  3. Pronoun-antecedent agreement
  4. Punctuation of an introductory clause
  5. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
  6. A carpenter must use certain tools, hammers, saws, chisels, to finish a job.
  7. A carpenter must use certain tools hammers, saws, chisels -to finish a job.
  8. A carpenter must use certain tools – hammers, saws, chisels to finish a job.
  9. A carpenter must use certain tools- hammers, saws, chisels- to finish a job.
  1. Extending her arms over the left-field wall, the baseball plummeted toward the fan, and she caught it cleanly on the fly before displaying the home run ball for all to see. 

Which of the following phrases is misplaced in the sentence above?

  1. Extending her arms over the left-field wall
  2. toward the fan
  • on the fly
  1. before displaying the home run ball for all to see
  1. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person narrative voice?
  1. You were simultaneously exhausted and exhilarated following the cross-country trip.
  2. The cross-country trip was simultaneously exhausting and exhilarating for him.
  3. She was simultaneously exhausted and exhilarated following the cross-country trip.
  4. I was simultaneously exhausted and exhilarated following the cross-country trip. 
  1. The store will stay open later during the holiday season. The store will stock a variety of seasonal merchandise. The store will have many discounts available for holiday shoppers. When revising the paragraph above, the writer should address which of the following?
  1. Sentence fluency
  2. Punctuation
  3. Paragraph organization
  4. Writing clarity

 

 

  1. Which of the following sentence orders best forms an organized, logical paragraph?
  1. Planning for a test involves determining the time needed for studying, reviewing notes and previous assignments, and prioritizing the content matter to be studied.
  2. Students should determine the format of questions on the test and practice answering those types of questions.
  3. Each student should understand his or her learning style and utilize study aids that reflect personal strengths.
  4. Planning and practicing may not be fun, but they can build confidence and lead to test-taking success.
  5. Test-taking success can be greatly improved by taking the time to organize a test preparation strategy.
  6. 1, 4, 2, 3, 5
  7. 2, 3, 5, 1, 4
  8. 4, 1, 5, 2, 3
    1. 5, 1, 3, 2, 4 
  1. The quarterback, along with his teammates, __ congratulated following a dramatic victory. Which of the following options correctly completes the sentence above?
  1. Was
  2. Were
  3. have been
  4. were being
  1. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person narrative voice?
  1. You became lost in a labyrinth of lies and deceptions.
  2. It was a labyrinth of lies and deceptions in which she was lost.
  3. He was lost in a labyrinth of lies and deceptions.
  4. I became lost in a labyrinth of lies and deceptions. 
  1. She attributed his shallowness to his luxurious upbringing, in which material comforts like fine clothes and large homes nurtured his sense of privilege. Which of the following is the meaning of “material” as used in the sentence above? 
  1. The substance from which something is made
  2. Pertinent or essential
  3. The articles needed for a specific task
  4. Concerning physical rather than spiritual aspects 

 

  1. Which of the following options best demonstrates sentence fluency?
  1. The city looked beautiful in that it was lit by the sun while I was walking down the street.
  2. Walking down the street in the sunshine, the city looked beautiful.
  3. The city looked beautiful as I was walking, lit by the sun, down the street.

 

  1. Walking down the street, I noticed how beautiful the city looked in the sunshine.

 

 

  1. Understanding which flavors complement each other can take years of practice
  2. these basic tenets will allow you to produce recipes that your friends and family will love to share.
  3. Once you’ve mastered flavor combinations, however, there’s no end to the tasty experiments you can think up. 
  1. The key to developing a truly delicious and user-friendly recipe is to focus on flavor combinations and simplicity.
  2. For kitchen experiments to become usable recipes, you should keep the user in mind and focus on clear, concise instructions. 
  1. Using the sentences above, which of the following sentence orders best forms an organized, logical paragraph?
  1. 1, 3, 4, 5, 2
  2. 2, 1, 3, 5, 4
  3. 4, 1, 3, 5, 2
  4. 5, 2, 1, 4, 3
  1. The president invited Senator Smith to the White House for a meeting before preparing his address to the United States congress. Which of the following is an error in capitalization in the sentence above?
  1. The word “president” should be capitalized
  2. The word “Senator” should be lower case
  3. The word “House” should be lower case
  4. The word “congress” should be capitalized
  1. Which of the following sentence correctly follow the rules of punctuation?
  1. The peach’s are ready for harvest.
  2. The peaches’ are ready for harvest.
  3. My son’s peaches are ready for harvest.
  4. My sons’s peaches are ready for harvest.
  1. It was a perfect day for a boat ride on a lovely river.

Which of the following parts of speech is the word “lovely” in the sentence above?

  1. Coordinating conjunction
  2. Prepositional object
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverb
  1. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person narrative voice?
  1. You became lost in a labyrinth of lies and deceptions
  2. It was Labyrinth of lies and deceptions in which she was lost
  3. I became lost in a labyrinth of lies and deceptions
  4. He was lost in labyrinth of lies and deceptions
  1. No formal dinner would be complete without offering a demitasse after the meal

Which of the following is the meaning of “demitasse” as used in the sentence above/

  1. an arrangement of flower
  2. an elegant place setting
  3. a polished silver tea set
  4. a cup of strong black coffee
  1. Which of the following best uses grammar for style and clarity?
  1. When a story is interrupted to present a past event, that is what a flashback is
  2. Interrupting a story to present a past event is what a flashback is for
  3. A Flashback is a device in which a story is interrupted to present a past event
  4. A flashback is a device where a past event interrupts the story
  1. Their professor, who was known for his imposing demeanor, looked around the classroom before stating. "Each of you students are responsible for arriving to class on time" Which of the following language conventions is violated in the sentence above?
  1. Punctuation for a nonessential clause
  2. Verb tense
  3. Subject-verb agreement
  4. Punctuation for a direct quote
  1. She attributed his shallowness to his luxurious upbringing, in which material comforts like fine clothes and large homes nurtured his sense of privilege.

    Which of the following is the meaning of "material" as used in the sentence above?

    A. The substance from which something is made

    B. Pertinent or essential

    C. The articles needed for a specific task

    D. Concerning physical rather than spiritual aspects
  2. I was waiting while a police officer wrote me a ticket for speeding on the interstate __________ my appointment window with the cable company technician was about to close. Which of the following words is most appropriate to complete the sentence above?
  1. However
  2. Therefore
  3. Meanwhile
  4. Nevertheless
  1.  She turned green after eating the shellfish, which the waiter had recommended. It went  

            without saying but  anyway. “I don’t feel too good.”

   Which of the following is an error in the passage above?

  1. The word “had” is used instead of "have"
  2. The word “went” is used instead of “goes”
  3. The word “but” is used instead of “and”
  4. The word “good” is used instead of “well”
  1. Which of the following is a complete sentence?
  1. While talking on my cell and listening to the radio
  2. Yesterday, in the morning while I was asleep.
  3. Cornered by a deer in the late evening
  4. Because I finished my homework, I may go out.

 

  1. According to her parents, the book that I found was her's. She told me, however, that she

   didn’t want it back.   Which of the following is an error in the sentence above?

  1. Improper use of commas around "however"
  2. Improper use of a comma after the word "parents"
  3. Improper use of an apostrophe in the word "her's"
  4. Improper use of an apostrophe in the contration "didn't"
  1. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?
  1. Mother gets a bit of family news, whenever my aunt visits her
  2. Mother gets a bit of family news whenever she visits my aunt.
  3. Whenever Mother and my aunt visit, she gets a bit of family news.
  4. Whenever Mother visits my aunt she gets a bit of family news.

 

  1. We could have------------------------- lunch with them

Which of the following options correctly completes the sentence above?

  1. ate
  2. eat
  3. eaten
  4. had ate

 

  1. The surgeon---------------------operated on the patient has a great reputation.

Which of the following options correctly completes the sentence above?

  1. whom
  2. that
  3. who
  4. which
  1. Which of the following options is correctly punctuated?
  1. The runaway truck, which had been parked on a steep hill, swerved and teetered before jumping a curb and slamming into a tree.
  2. The runaway truck, which had been parked on a steep hill swerved and teetered, before jumping a curb and slamming into a tree.
  3. The runaway truck, which had been parked on a steep hill swerved and teetered before jumping a curb, and slamming into a tree.
  4. The runaway truck, which had been parked on a steep hill swerved, and teetered before jumping a curb and slamming into a tree.

 

  1. Which of the following sentence correctly follows the rules of punctuation and

   capitalization?

  1. There are two main sources of water pollution: Sewers and factories
  2. There are two main sources of water pollution: sewers and factories
  3. There are two main sources of water pollution; Sewer and factories
  4. There are two main sources of water pollution; sewers and factories
  1. Which of the following options best demonstrates sentence fluency?
  1. The city looked beautiful in that it was lit by the sun which I was walking down the street.
  2. Walking down the street in the sunshine, the city looked beautiful.
  3. The city looked beautiful as I was walking, lit by the sun, down the street.
  4. Walking down the street, I noticed how beautiful the city looked in the sunshine.

 

  1. The nurse, who was late for work, put the manual into a large blue tote bag getting out of the car. Which of the following is misplaced in the sentence above?
  1. who was late for work
  2. getting out of the car
  3. into a large blue tote bag
  4. put the manual.

 

  1. The nurse took my vital signs. She documented her findings in my record. She discussed my condition with the charge nurse.

Assuming the sentences above are in chronological order, which of the following options appropriately restates the passage?

  1. After collecting my vital signs and documenting her findings, the nurse discussed my condition with the charge nurse.
  2. The nurse discussed my condition with the charge nurse while collecting and documenting my vital signs.
  3. After discussing my condition with the charge nurse, the nurse collected my vital signs and documented them.
  4. Collecting and documenting my vital signs, the nurse discussed my condition with the charge nurse

 

  1. The quarterback, along with his teammates, _________ congratulated following a dramatic   victory. Which of the following options correctly completes the sentence above?
  1. was
  2. were
  3. have been
  4. were being
  1. Which of the following sentences demonstrates proper subject-verb agreement?
  1. physics is a difficult subject to learn.
  2. Measles usually spread through respiratory fluids.
  3. The study of various sciences are compelling.
  4. News travel fast 



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