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Question 1.

Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who the winner is.

(A)

Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who the winner is.

(B)

Neither the judge nor I are ready to announce who the winner is.

(C)

Neither the judge nor I are ready to announce who is the winner.

(D)

Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who is the winner.

(E)

Neither I or the judge are ready to announce who is the winner.

Question 2.

One major obligation of the social psychologist is to provide his own discipline, the other social sciences, and interested laymen with conceptual tools that will increase the range and the reliability of their understanding of social phenomena. Beyond that, responsible government officials are today turning more frequently to the social scientist for insights into the nature and solution of the problems with which they are confonted.

The above argument assumes that

(A)

social psychologists must have a strong background in other sciences as well as their own.

(B)

a study of social psychology should be a part of the curriculum of government officials.

(C)

the social scientist has an obligation to provide the means by which social phenomena may be  understood by others.

(D)

socials phenomera are little understood by those outside the field of social psychology.

(E)

a good social psychologist is obligated principally by the need to solve interdisciplinary problems.

Question 3.

Administrators and executives are member of the most stable occupation.

The stability mentioned in the above statement could be dependent on the each of the following factors except

(A)

training and skills.

(B)

nature of the occupation.

(C)

status.

(D)

relatively high income.

(E)

rate of turnover.

Question 4.

Between 1979 and 1983, the number of unincorporated  business self-employed women increased five times faster than the number of self-employed men and more than three times faster than the number of women wage-and-salary workers. Part-time self-employment among women increased more than full-time self-employment.

Each of the following, if true, could help to account for this trend except

(A)

Owning a business affords flexibility to combine work and family responsibilities.

(B)

The proportion of women studying business administration courses has grown considerably.

(C)

There are more self-employed women than men.

(D)

Unincorporated service industries have grown by 300 percent over the period; the ratio of women to men in this industry is three to one.

(E)

The financial reward of having a second wage earner in the household has taken on increased significance.

Question 5.

More than any animal, the wolverine exemplifies the unbridled fecocity of "nature red in tooth and claw".

(A)

More than any animal,

(B)

More than any other animal,

(C)

More than another animal,

(D)

Unlike any animal,

(E)

Compared to other animals,

Question 6.

It takes 30 days to fill a laboratory dish with bacteria. If the size of the bacteria colony doubles each day, how long did it take for the bacteria to fill one half of the dish?

(A)

10 days

(B)

15 days

(C)

24 days

(D)

29 days

(E)

29.5 days

Question 7.

If the ratio of the areas of two squares is 2 : 1, then the ratio of the perimeters of the squares is

(A)

1 : 2

(B)

1 : \({ \sqrt{2} }\)

(C)

\({ \sqrt{2} }\)   : 1

(D)

2 : 1

(E)

4 : 1

Question 8.

There are three types of tickets available for a concert: orchestra, which cost $12 each; balcony, which cost $9 each; and box, which cost $25 each. There were P orchestra tickets, B balcony tickets, and R box tickets sold for the concert. Which of the following expressions gives the percentage of ticket proceeds due to the sale of orchestra tickets?

(A)

100 × \({P \over (P + B + R)}\)

(B)

100 ×\( {12P\over (12P + 9B + 25R)}\)

(C)

\( {12P\over (12P + 9B + 25R)}\)

(D)

100 × \({(9B + 25R) \over(12P + 9B + 25R)}\)

(E)

100 × \( {(12P + 9B + 25R) \over 12P}\)

Question 9.

City B is 5 miles east of city A. City C is 10 miles southeast of city B. Which of the following is the closest to the distance from city A to city C?

(A)

11 miles

(B)

12 miles

(C)

13 miles

(D)

14 miles

(E)

15 miles

Question 10.

If 3x - 2y = 8, then 4y - 6x is

(A)

-16

(B)

-8

(C)

8

(D)

16

(E)

cannot be determined 

Question 11.

It costs 10¢ a kilometer to fly and 12¢ a kilometer to drive. If you travel 20 kilometers, flying x kilometers of the distance and driving the rest, then the cost of the trip in dollars is

(A)

20

(B)

24

(C)

24 - 2x

(D)

24 - .02x

(E)

2,400 - 2x

Question 12.

Let *be the operation given by *y = \({4 \over y}\) - yWhich of the following statements are true?

I. If 0 < y, then *y is negative.

II. If 0 < y < z, then *y > *z.

III. If 0 < y then y(*y) is less than 5.

(A)

I only

(B)

II only

(C)

III only

(D)

II and III

(E)

I, II, and III

Question 13.

If the area of a square increases by 69 percent, then the side of the square increases by 

(A)

13%

(B)

30%

(C)

39%

(D)

69%

(E)

130%

Question 14.

When a truck travels at 60 miles per hour, it uses 30 percent more gasoline to travel any distance than it does when it travels at 50 miles per hour. The truck can travel 20 miles on a gallon of gas if it is traveling at 50 miles per hour. The truck has only 10 gallons of gas and is 160 miles from its destination. It takes 20 minutes for the truck to stop for gas. How long will it take the truck to reach its final destination if it is driven at 60 miles per hour?

(A)

160 minutes

(B)

180 minutes

(C)

190 minutes

(D)

192 minutes

(E)

195 minutes

Question 15.

Company A owns 40 percent of the stock in the XYZ Corporation. Company B owns 15,000 shares. Company C owns all the shares not owned by company A or B. How many shares of stock does company A own if company C has 25 percent more shares than company A?

(A)

45,000

(B)

50,000

(C)

60,000

(D)

75,000

(E)

90,000

Question 16.

How long squares with sides \({1\over 2}\) inch long are needed to cover a rectangle that is 4 feet long and 6 feet wide?

(A)

24

(B)

96

(C)

3,456

(D)

13,824

(E)

14,266

Question 17.

In a group of people solicited by a charity, 30 percent contributed $40 each, 45 percent contributed $20 each, and the rest contributed $12 each. What percentage of the total contributed came from people who gave $40? 

(A)

25%

(B)

30%

(C)

40%

(D)

45%

(E)

50%

Question 18.

A manufacturer of jam wants to make a profit of $75 when it sells 300 jars of jam. It costs 65¢ each to make the first 100 jars of jam and 55¢ each to make each jar after the first 100. what price should it charge for the 300 jars of jam?

(A)

$75

(B)

$175

(C)

$225

(D)

$240

(E)

$250

Question 19.

A car traveled 75 percent of the distance from town A to town B by traveling for T hours at an average speed of V miles per hour. The car traveled at an average speed of S miles per hour for the remaining part of the trip. Which of the following expressions represents the time the car traveled at S miles per hour?

(A)

\({VT \over S}\)

(B)

\( {VS \over 4T}\)

(C)

\( {4VT\over 3S}\)

(D)

\({3S \over VT}\)

(E)

\( {VT\over 3S}\)

Question 20.

Thirty-six identical chairs must be arranged in rows with the same number of chairs in each row. Each row must contain at least 3 chairs, and there must be at least 3 rows. A row is parallel to the front of the room. How many different arrangments are possible?

(A)

2

(B)

4

(C)

5

(D)

6

(E)

10

Question 21.

Farmers in the North have observed that heavy frost is usually preceded by a full moon. They are convinced that the full moon somehow generates the frost.

Which of the following, if true, would weaken the farmer's conviction?

(A)

The temperature must fall below 10 degrees Celsius(50 degrees Fahrenheit) for frost to occur.

(B)

Absence of a cloud cover cools the ground which causes frost.

(C)

Farmers are superstitious

(D)

No one has proven that the moons causes frost

(E)

Farmers are not experts in meteorogy.

Question 22.

Professor Tembel told his class that the method of student evaluation of teachers is not a valid measure of teaching quality. Students should fill out questionnaires at the end of the semester when courses have been completed.

Which of the following, if true, provides support for Professor Tembel's proposal?

(A)

Professor Temble received low ratings from his students.

(B)

Students filled out questionnaires after the midterm exam.

(C)

Students are interested in teacher evaluation.

(D)

Teachers are not obligated to use the survey results.

(E)

Student evaluation of the teachers is voluntary.

Question 23.

If she was to decide to go to college, I, for one, would recommend that she plan to go to Yale.

(A)

If she was to decide to go to college,

(B)

If she were to decide to go to college,

(C)

Had she decided to go to college,

(D)

In the event that she decides to go to college,

(E)

Suppoing she was to decide to go to college,

Question 24.

Except for you and I, everyone brought a present to the party.

(A)

Except for you and I, everyone brought

(B)

With exception of you and I, everyone brought

(C)

Except for you and I, everyone had brought

(D)

Except for you and me, everyone brought

(E)

Except for you and me, everyone had brought

Question 25.

When one reads the poetry of the seventeenth century, you find a stricking contrast between the philosophy of the Cavalier poets such as Suckling and the attitude of the Metaphysical poets such as Donne.

(A)

When one reads the poetry of the seventeenth century, you find

(B)

When you read the poetry of the seventeenth century, one finds

(C)

When one reads the poetry of the seventeenth century, he finds

(D)

If one reads the poetry of the 17th century, you find

(E)

As you reads the poetry of the 17th century, one finds

Question 26.

Because of his broken hip, John Jones has not and possibly never will be able to run the mile again.

(A)

has not and possibly never will be able to run

(B)

has not and possibly will never be able to run

(C)

has not been and possibly never would be able to run

(D)

has not and possibly never would be able to run

(E)

has not been able to run and possibly never will be able to run

Question 27.

The president lobbied for passage of his new trade bill which would liberalize trade with industrialized countries such as Japan, members of the European Community, and Canada.

Each of the following, if true, could account for the above, except:

(A)

The president is up for re-election and needs to show results.

(B)

Labor unions have petitioned the President to provide more local jobs.

(C)

The trade agreement could bring a quid pro quo on pending negotiations.

(D)

Economists claimed that the passage of the bill would increase the country's trade deficit.

(E)

It was politically desirable for a trade bill at the present time.

Question 28.

If we are doomed to have local drug rehabilitation centers - and society has determined that we are - then society ought to pay for them.

Which of the following, if true, would weaken the above argument?

(A)

Drug rehabilitation centers are to expensive to be locally funded.

(B)

Many neighborhood group oppose rehabilitation centers.

(C)

Drug rehabilitation centers are expensive to maintain.

(D)

Drug addicts may be unwilling to receive treatment.

(E)

A government committee has convinced many group that local rehabilitation centers are ineffective.

Question 29.

Had I realized how close I was to failing, I would not have gone to the party.

(A)

Had I realized how close

(B)

If I would have realized

(C)

Had I had realized how close

(D)

When I realized how close

(E)

If I realized how close

Question 30.

The football team's winning it's first game of the season excited the student body.

(A)

The football team's winning it's first game of the season

(B)

The football team having won it's first game of the season

(C)

The football team's having won it's first game of the season

(D)

The football team's winning its first game of the season

(E)

The football team winning it's first game of the season

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