**CRITICAL READING**
Each sentence below has one or two
blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the
sentence are five words or sets of words labeled A through E. Choose the word
or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of
the sentence as a whole.

**1.**The writer came to be labeled ------- because she isolated herself in her apartment, shunning outside contact.

(A) a loner (B) a miser (C) a
connoisseur (D) a conspirator (E) an ingĂ©nue

**Answer: A**

**2.**Only after the campaign volunteers became aware of their candidate’s questionable motives could they recognize the ------- statements made in his seemingly ------- speeches.

(A) insightful . . astute

(B) partisan . . callous

(C) cordial . . hostile

(D) duplicitous . . candid

(E) cunning . . surreptitious

**Answer: D**

**3.**Geysers vary widely: some may discharge -------, whereas others may have only a brief explosive eruption and then remain ------- for hours or days.

(A) violently . . dangerous

(B) continuously . . quiescent

(C) spontaneously . . unpredictable

(D) regularly . . active

(E) faintly . . imperceptible

**Answer: B**

**4.**No longer narrowly preoccupied with their own national pasts, historians are increasingly ------- in

that they often take a transnational
perspective.

(A) conciliatory (B) bombastic (C)
mendacious (D) cosmopolitan (E) jocular

**Answer: D**

**5.**Some Tibetan nomads used yak butter as a -------, one that often took the place of money in commercial transactions.

(A) promotion
(B) commodity (C) formula (D) refund (E) register

**Answer: B**

The following sentences test
correctness and effectiveness of expression. Part of each sentence or the
entire sentence is underlined; beneath each sentence are five ways of phrasing
the underlined material. Choice A repeats the original phrasing; the other four
choices are different. If you think the original phrasing produces a better
sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A; if not, select one of
the other choices.

In making your selection, follow the
requirements of standard written English; that is, pay attention to grammar, choice
of words, sentence construction, and punctuation. Your selection should result
in the most effective sentence—clear and precise, without awkwardness or ambiguity.

**6.**With Americans consuming sugar in record amounts,

__nutritionists are urging the public to reduce its__

__consumption of sodas, which__have largely replaced other, more healthful, beverages.

(A) nutritionists are urging the
public to reduce its consumption of sodas, which

(B) nutritionists have been urging
that the public reduces its consumption of sodas; those

(C) the public ought to reduce its
consuming of sodas, as urged by nutritionists, because they

(D) nutritionists urge about reducing
public soda consumption, which

(E) less soda should be consumed by
the public, urge nutritionists, which

**Answer: A**

**7.**Experts disagree about

__what is the definition of intelligence and how to measure it__.

(A) what is the definition of
intelligence and how to measure it

(B) how to define intelligence, and
also its measurement

(C) how to define and measure
intelligence

(D) defining intelligence as well as
measurement

(E) the definition of intelligence and
measuring it

**Answer: C**

**8.**In everything from finding comets to spotting supernovae, amateur astronomers have become so

__accomplished, and__professional astronomers sometimes seek their help.

(A) accomplished, and

(B) accomplished, also

(C) accomplished that

(D) accomplished therefore

(E) accomplished when

**Answer: C**

**9.**Medical insurance coverage that

__requires high monthly premiums and that is__beyond the financial means of many people.

(A) that requires high monthly
premiums and that is

(B) that requires high monthly
premiums and it is

(C) requiring high monthly premiums
are

(D) with the requirements of high
monthly premiums are

(E) that requires high monthly
premiums is

**Answer: E**

**10.**Born of Ibuza parents in Nigeria, novelist Buchi Emecheta moved to England in

__1962, since which she__

__has lived in North London.__

(A) 1962, since which she has lived in
North London

(B) 1962 and has lived since then in
North London

(C) 1962, since then she has lived in
North London

(D) 1962 and lived since then in North
London

(E) 1962, and living in North London
since that time

**Answer: B**

**MATHS****1.**In the figure above, line

*AB*, line

*CD*, and line

*EF*intersect at

*P*. If

*r =*90,

*s =*50,

*t =*60,

*u=*45, and

*w =*50, what is the value of

*x*?

(A) 45

(B) 50

(C) 65

(D) 75

(E) It cannot be determined from the
information given.

**Answer: C**

**2.**The average (arithmetic mean) of

*t*and

*y*is 15, and the average of

*w*and

*x*is 15. What is the average of

*t*,

*w*,

*x*, and

*y*?

(A) 7.5

(B) 15

(C) 22.5

(D) 30

(E) 60

**Answer: B**

**3.**In the figure above, triangle

*ABC*is inscribed in the circle with center

*O*and diameter, line

*AC*. If

*AB = AO*, what is the degree measure of angle

*ABO*?

(A) 15°

(B) 30°

(C) 45°

(D) 60°

(E) 90°

**Answer: D**

**4**. Each of the following is equivalent to a/b (bc + k) EXCEPT

(A) a ((c+k)/b)

(B) a (c + k/b)

(C) a/b (k +bc)

(D) ac + ak/b

(E) (abc + ak)/b

**Answer: A**

**5.**Based on the portions of the graphs of the functions f and g shown above, what are all values of x between -6 and 6 for which g(x) > f(x) ?

(A) -6 <
x < -3 only

(B) -3 <
x < 0 only

(C) 0 < x
< 3 only

(D) 3 < x
< 6 only

(E) -6 <
x < -3 and 0 < x < 3

**Answer: B**

**6**. On Wednesday Heather ran 3 miles in 30 minutes. If she ran for 45 minutes at this rate on Thursday, how far did Heather run on Thursday?

(A) 3.5
miles

(B) 4 miles

(C) 4.5
miles

(D) 5 miles

(E) 5.5
miles

**Answer: C**

**7.**In a certain store, the regular price of a refrigerator is $600. How much money is saved by buying this refrigerator at 20 percent off the regular price rather than buying it on sale at 10 percent off the regular price with an additional discount of 10 percent off the sale price?

(A) $6

(B) $12

(C) $24

(D) $54

(E) $60

**Answer: A**

**8.**If

*t*is a number greater than 1, then

*t*is how much greater than

^{2}*t*?

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C)

*t*
(D)

*t*(*t*− 1)
(E) (

*t*− 1)(*t*+ 1)**Answer: D**

**9.**If the function

*f*is defined by

*f*(

*x*) = 3

*x +*4, then 2

*f*(

*x*) + 4 =

(A) 5

*x +*4
(B) 5

*x +*8
(C) 6

*x +*4
(D) 6

*x +*8
(E) 6

*x +*12**Answer: E**

**10.**If

*j*,

*k*, and

*n*are consecutive integers such that 0 <

*j < k < n*and the units (ones) digit of the product

*jn*is 9, what is the units digit of

*k*?

(A) 0

(B) 1

(C) 2

(D) 3

(E) 4

**Answer: A**

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