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Question 1.

The fourteen-hour day not only has been reduced to one of ten hours but also, insome lines of work, to one of eight or even six.

(A)

The fourteen-hour day not only has been reduced

(B)

Not only the fourteen-hour day has been reduced

(C)

Not the fourteen-hour day only has been reduced

(D)

The fourteen-hour day has not only been reduced

(E)

The fourteen-hour day has been reduced not only

Question 2.

In the human body, platelets promote blood clotting by clumping together. Aspirin has been found to prevent clotting by making platelets less sticky. Research has now shown that heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots could be avoided by taking one aspirin a day. Statistics show that the incidence of second hear attacks has been reduced by 21% and overall mortality rates by 15% as a result of taking aspirin.

Unfortunately, the drug has several unpleasant side effects, including nausea, gastric bleeding, and, in severe cases, shock. In children, it has been linked to Reye's Syndrome, a rate, but occasionally fatal, childhood illness.

On balance, however, for men aged 40 and over, an aspirin a day may present an excellent prophylactic measure for a disease than affects 1.5 million Americans yearly and claims the lives of about 540,000.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

(A)

All people should take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks.

(B)

Painkillers prevent heart attacks.

(C)

Smokers can safely continue smoking, provided that they take at least one aspirin a day.

(D)

The majority of people suffering second subsequent cardiac arrests could have been saved by taking an aspirin a day.

(E)

aspirin can be used to reduce mortality rates in patients who have already suffered heart attacks.

Question 3.

In the past, to run for one's country in the Olympics was the ultimate achievement of any athlete. Nowadays, an athlete's motives are more and more influenced by financial gain, and consequently we do not see our best athletes in the Olympics, which is still only for amateurs.

Which of the following will most weaken the above conclusion?

(A)

The publicity and fame that can be achieved by competing in the Olympics makes athletes more "marketable" by agents and potential sponsors, while allowing the athletes to retain their amateur status.

(B)

The winning of a race is not as important as participating.

(C)

There is a widely held belief that our best Olympic athletes already receive enough in terms of promotion and sponsorship.

(D)

It has been suggested that professional athletes should be allowed to compete in the games.

(E)

Athletics as an entertainment is like any other entertainment job and deserves a financial reward.

Question 4.

We want the teacher to be him who has the best rapport wiht the students.

(A)

We want the teacher to be him

(B)

We want the teacher to be he

(C)

We want him to be the teacher 

(D)

We desire that the teacher be him

(E)

We anticipate the teacher will be him

Question 5.

If she were to win the medal, I for one would be disturbed.

(A)

If she were to win the medal,

(B)

If she was to win the medal,

(C)

If she wins the medal,

(D)

If she is the winner of the medal,

(E)

In the event that she wins the medals,

Question 6.

The function of food technologist in a large marketing chain of food stores is to ensure that all foodstuffs which are offered for sale in the various retail outlets meet certain standard criteria for nonperishability, freshness, and fitness for human consumption.

It is the technologist's job  to visit the premises of suppliers and food producers(factory or farm), inspect the facilities and report thereon. Her responsibility also includes receiving new products from local and foreign suppliers and performing exhaustive quality control testing on them. Finally, she should carry out surprise spot-checks on goods held in the marketing chain's own warehouses and stores.

What conclusion can best be drawn from the preceding paragraph?

(A)

A university degree in food technology is a necessary and sufficient condition for becoming a food technologist.

(B)

Imported product, as well as home-produced goods, must be rigorously tested.

(C)

The food technologist stands between the unhygienic producer and the unsuspecting consumer.

(D)

Home-produced foodstuffs are safer to eat than goods imported from abroad because they are subject to more regular and closer inspection procedures.

(E)

Random checking of the quality of goods stored on the shelves in a foodstore is the best way of ensuring that foodstuffs of an inferior quality are not purchased by the general public.

Question 7.

The scouts were told to take an overnight hike, pitch camp, prepare dinner, and that they should be in bed by 9 P.M

(A)

to take an overnight hike, pitch camp, prepare dinner, and that they should be in bed by 9 P.M.

(B)

to take an overnight hike, to pitch camp, to prepare dinner, and that they should be in bed by 9 P.M.

(C)

to take an overnight hike, pitch camp, prepare dinner, and be in bed by 9 P.M.

(D)

to take an overnight hike, pitching camp, preparing dinner, and going to bed by 9 P.M.

(E)

to engage in an overnight hike, pitch camp, prepare dinner, and that they should be in bed by 9 P.M.

Question 8.

The government's failing to keep it's pledges will earn the distrust of all the other nations in the alliance.

(A)

government's failing to keep it's pledges

(B)

government failing to keep it's pledges

(C)

government's failing to keep its pledges

(D)

government failing to keep its pledges

(E)

governments failing to keep their pledges

Question 9.

Most students like to read these kind of books buring their spare time.

(A)

these kind of books

(B)

these kind of book

(C)

this kind of book

(D)

this kinds of books 

(E)

those kind of books

Question 10.

In the normal course of events, John will graduate high school and enter college in two years.

(A)

John will graduate high school and enter

(B)

John will graduate from high school and enter

(C)

John will be graduated from high school and enter

(D)

John will be graduated from high school and enter into

(E)

John will have graduated high school and enter

Question 11.

The daily journey from his home to his office takes John Bond on average an hour and 35 minutes by car. A friend has told him of a different route that is longer in mileage, but will only take an hour and a quarteron average, because it contains stretches of roads where it is possible to drive at higher speeds.

John Bond's only consideration apart from the time factor is the cost, and he calculates that his car will consume 10% less gasoline if he takes the suggested new route. John decides to take the new route for the next two weeks as an experiment.

If the above were the only other considerations, which one of the following may have an effect on the decision John has made?

(A)

Major road work is begun on the shorter (in distance) route, which holds up traffic for an extra 10 minutes. The project will take six months, but after it, the improvements will allow the journey to be made in half an hour less than at present.

(B)

There is to be a strike at local gas stations and the amount of gasoline drivers may purchase may be rationed.

(C)

John finds a third route which is slightly longer then his old route, but shorter than the suggested route.

(D)

The old route passes the door of a work colleague, who without a ride, would have to go to work by bus.

(E)

None of the above.

Question 12.

All elephants are gray.

And all mice are gray.

Therefore, I conclude that all elephants are mice.

The argument above are invalid because

(A)

the writer bases her argument on another argument that contains circular reasoning.

(B)

the writer has illogically classified two disparate groups together when there is no relationship between them, except that they both have the same attribute.

(C)

the writer has made a mistaken analogy between two dissimilar qualities.

(D)

the writer has used a fallacy which involves the ambiguous description of animals by their color.

(E)

the writer has failed to express her reasoning fully.

Question 13.

Sally overslept. Therefore, she did not eat breakfast. She realized that she was late for school, so sh ran as fast as she could and did not see a hole in the ground which was in her path. She tripped and broke her ankle. She was then taken to the hospital and while lying in bed was visited by her friend, who wanted to know why she had got up so late.

Which of the following conclutions can be made from the above passage?

(A)

Because Sally did not eat her breakfast, she broke her ankle.

(B)

Sally's friend visited her in the hospital because she wanted to know why she was late for school.

(C)

Sally did not notice the hole because she overslept.

(D)

Sally broke her ankle because she went to bed late the previous night.

(E)

Sally's broken ankle meant she did not go to school that day.

Question 14.

The owners of a local supermarket have decided to make use of three now-redundant checkout counters. They believe that they will attract those customers who lately have been put off by the long checkout lines during the mid-morning and evening rush hours. The owners have concluded that in order to be successful, the increased revenue from existing and added counters will have to be more than the increase in maintenance costs for the added counters.

The underlying goal of the owners can be summarized thus:

(A)

To improve services to all customers.

(B)

To attract people who have never been to the store.

(C)

To make use of the redundant counters.

(D)

To keep maintenance costs on the added counters as low as possible.

(E)

To increase monthly profits.

Question 15.

The cost of housing in many parts of the United States has become so excessive that many young couples, with above-average salaries, can only afford small apartments. Mortgage commitments are so huge that they can not consider the possibility of starting a family. A new baby would probably mean either the mother or father giving up a well-paid position. The lack of or great cost of child-care facilities precludes the return of both parents to work.

Which of the following adjustments could practically be made to the situation described above which would allow young couples to improve their housing prospects?

(A)

Encourage couples to remain childless.

(B)

Encourage couples to have one child only.

(C)

Encourage couples to postpone starting their families until a later age than previously acceptable to society.

(D)

Encourage young couples to move to cheaper areas of the United States.

(E)

Encourage fathers to remain at home while mothers return to work.

Question 16.

With the exception of Frank and I, everyone in the class finished the assignment before the bell rang.

(A)

Frank and I, everyone in the class finished

(B)

Frank and me, everyone in the class finished

(C)

Frank and I, everyone in the class had finished

(D)

Frank and I, everyone in the class had finished

(E)

Frank and me everyone in the class finished

Question 17.

Many middle-class individuals find that they cannot obtain good medical attention, despite they need it badly.

(A)

despite they need it badly

(B)

despite they badly need it

(C)

in spite of they need it badly

(D)

however much they need it

(E)

therefore, they need it badly

Question 18.

Unless new reserves are found soon, the world's supply of coal is being depleted in such a way that with demand continuing to grow at present rates, reserves will be exhausted by the year 2050.

Which of the following, if true, will most weaken the above argument?

(A)

There has been a slowdown in the rate of increase in world demand for coal over the last 5 years from 10% to 5%.

(B)

It has been known for many years that there are vast stocks of coal under Antarctica which have yet to be economically exploited.

(C)

Oil is being used increasingly in place of coal for many industrial and domestic uses.

(D)

As coal resourses are depleted more anf more marginal supplies, which are more costly to produce and less efficient in use are being mined.

(E)

None of the above.

Question 19.

In accordance with their powers, many state authorities are introducing fuoridation of drinking water. This follows the conclusion of 10 years of research that the process ensures that children and adults receive the required intake of fluoride that will strengthen teeth. The maximum level has been set at one part per million. However, there are many who object, claiming that fluoridation removes freedom of choice.

Which of the following will weaken the claim of the proponents of fluoridation?

(A)

Fluoridation over a certain prescribed level has been shown to lead to a general weakening of teeth.

(B)

There is no record of the long-term effects of drinking fluoridated water.

(C)

The people to be affected by fluoridation claim that they have not had sufficient opportunity to voice their views.

(D)

Fluoridation is only one part of general dental health.

(E)

Water already contains natural fluoride.

Question 20.

When one eats in the restaurant, you often find that the prices are high and that the food is poorly prepared.

(A)

When one eats in the restaurant, you often find

(B)

When you eats in the restaurant, you often finds

(C)

As you eats in the restaurant, you often find

(D)

If you eats in the restaurant, you often find

(E)

When one ate in the restaurant, he often found

Question 21.

Ever since the bombing, there has been much opposition from they who maintain that it was an unauthorized war.

(A)

from they who maintain that it was an unauthorized war.

(B)

from they who maintain that it had been an unauthorized war.

(C)

from those who maintain that it was an unauthorized war.

(D)

from they maintaining that it was unauthorized.

(E)

from they maintaining that it had been unauthorized.

Question 22.

I am not to eager to go to this play because it did not get good reviews.

(A)

I am not to eager to go to this play because it did not get good reviews.

(B)

because of its poor reviews, I am not to eager to go to this play.

(C)

because of its poor revues, I am not to eager to go to this play.

(D)

I am not to eager to go to this play because the critics did not give it good reviews.

(E)

I am not too eager to go to this play because of its poor reviews.

Question 23.

In 1980, global service exports totaled about $370 billion, approximately 20 percent of world trade. Still, no coherent system of rules, principles, and procedures exists to govern trade in services.

Which of the following best summarizes the argument?

(A)

Regulatory systems lag behind reality.

(B)

A regulatory system ought to reflect the importance of service exports.

(C)

World trade totaled $1850 billion in 1980.

(D)

Service trade legislation is a veritable wasteland.

(E)

While trade legislation exists, it is uncoordinated.

Question 24.

Wally is considering various designs for planters.

How could he calculate the volume of each of the planters?

(A)

Square the length of the base and multiply by the height of the planter

(B)

Multiply the perimeter of the base by the height of the planter.

(C)

Multiply the length of the base by the height of the planter.

(D)

Multiply the area of the base by the height of the planter

Question 25.

Lisa made a spreadsheet to represent her loan.

In which year does Lisa pay the largest dollar amount in interest?

(A)

Year 1

(B)

Year 2

(C)

Year 3

(D)

Year 6

Question 26.

Heike has a $5000 loan. The spreadsheet below illustrates the repayment of her loan.

What is the total amount of interest paid on the $5000 loan?

(A)

$150.00

(B)

$416.37

(C)

$440.86

(D)

$661.28

Question 27.

Terrance tracked an investment using this table.

What amount of interest is earned in Year 3?

(A)

$93.90

(B)

$210.61

(C)

$464.89

(D)

$4039.89

Question 28.

The spreadsheet below illustrates the repayment of a loan with a fixed interest rate. 

What is the closing balance of Year 3?

(A)

$5678.80

(B)

$6155.58

(C)

$6595.00

(D)

$6678.80

Question 29.

The following table represents sales of different types of furniture on two separate days.

If the store makes a profit of $200.00 for each sofa, how much profit did the store make in the two days from the sofa sales?

(A)

$400.00

(B)

$1 800.00

(C)

$2 200.00

(D)

$13 800.00

Question 30.

Lily’s Vegetable Company has 3 large greenhouses and 2 small greenhouses. The 5 greenhouses together produced the following:

On average, each large greenhouse produced the following:

How many kilograms of lettuce does one small greenhouse produce?

(A)

1275

(B)

890

(C)

650

(D)

325

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