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1. The statement "Today, the dollar is worth about 45 cents," describes
The correct answer is A inflation .  Your answer was  nothing

2. A short period of somewhat decreased business activity is known as a
The correct answer is C recession .  Your answer was  nothing

3. The theory that government should not interfere in economic affairs is known as
The correct answer is A laissez-faire .  Your answer was  nothing

4. Under this system, the government owns nearly all the means of production and directs all important economic activities.
The correct answer is C communism .  Your answer was  nothing

5. According to the theory of supply and demand, as the price of an article decreases
The correct answer is D the quantity demanded will usually rise .  Your answer was  nothing

6. The money supply of the United States is regulated by the
The correct answer is D Federal Reserve System .  Your answer was  nothing

7. In order to achieve agreement between employers and employees, labor and management use the process of
The correct answer is C collective bargaining .  Your answer was  nothing

8. In order to compute the income taxes you owe the federal government this year, your employer is required to give you a ______ that lists your earnings and withholding for the past year.
The correct answer is B W2 form .  Your answer was  nothing

9. Americans pay many different types of taxes to federal, state, and local governments. Choose the best example of a tax that we do NOT pay in the United States.
The correct answer is C value-added taxes .  Your answer was  nothing

10. The major purpose of our tax system is to provide funds for the operation of the government. Taxes are also levied in order to
The correct answer is E all of the above .  Your answer was  nothing

11. A tax on perfume is an example of a(an)
The correct answer is B excise tax .  Your answer was  nothing

12. Susan Johnson earned $15,000 last year. Sam Miller earned $63,000 last year. Both persons were required to pay a special tax of $350. Which of the following terms best describes this tax?
The correct answer is B regressive .  Your answer was  nothing

13. Payments to a worker, his dependents, and/or survivors in the event of retirement, disability or death are generally covered by the system of insurance known as
The correct answer is B Social Security .  Your answer was  nothing

14. Most Americans seek to reduce the financial losses caused by sickness, accident, fire, theft, or old age through the use of a cooperative risk-sharing plan called
The correct answer is E insurance .  Your answer was  nothing

15. Shortly after taking office, President _______ was wounded in an assassination attempt as he left a hotel in downtown Washington.
The correct answer is D Reagan .  Your answer was  nothing

16. Add 37.03, 11.5627, 3.4005, 3423 and 1.141.
The correct answer is A 3476.1342 .  Your answer was  nothing

17. Subtract 4.64324 from 7
The correct answer is B 2.35676 .  Your answer was  nothing

18. Multiply 27.34 by 16.943
The correct answer is A 463.22162 .  Your answer was  nothing

19. Divide 19.6 by 3.2 (Round your answer to 3 decimal places.)
The correct answer is A 6.125 .  Your answer was  nothing

20. What is 5/11 in decimal form? (Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.)
The correct answer is E .45 .  Your answer was  nothing

21. What is .64 2/3 in fraction form?
The correct answer is B 97/150 .  Your answer was  nothing

22. What is the difference between 3/5 and 9/8 expressed as a decimal?
The correct answer is E .525 .  Your answer was  nothing

23. A boy saved $4.56 the first month, $3.82 the second month, and $5.06 the third month. How much did he save altogether?
The correct answer is C $13.44 .  Your answer was  nothing

24. The diameter of a rod is required to be 1.51 inches with an acceptable variance of .015 inches. The rod would not be acceptable if the diameter measured
The correct answer is A 1.490 inches .  Your answer was  nothing

25. After an employer calculates an employee's salary of $190.57, he deducts $3.05 for Social Security and $5.68 for pension. What is the amount of the check after deductions?
The correct answer is A $181.84 .  Your answer was  nothing

26. If the outer diameter of a metal pipe is 2.84 inches and the inner diameter is 1.94 inches, the thickness of the metal is
The correct answer is A .45 inches .  Your answer was  nothing

27. A boy earns $20.56 on Monday, $32.90 on Tuesday, and $20.78 on Wednesday. He spends half of what he has earned during the three days. How much does he have left?
The correct answer is D $37.12 .  Your answer was  nothing

28. The total cost of 3 1/2 pounds of meat at $1.69 per pound and 20 lemons at 60 cents per dozen will be
The correct answer is E $6.92 .  Your answer was  nothing

29. A reel of cable weighs 1279 pounds. If the empty reel weighs 285 pounds and the cable weighs 7.1 pounds per foot, the number of feet of cable on the reel is
The correct answer is C 140 .  Your answer was  nothing

30. 345 fasteners at $4.15 per hundred will cost
The correct answer is C $14.32 .  Your answer was  nothing

31. The earth ______ on its axis from west to east.
The correct answer is B rotates .  Your answer was  nothing

32. During a solar eclipse,
The correct answer is C the moon prevents the light of the sun from reaching the earth .  Your answer was  nothing

33. The ______ range in size from one to 500 miles in diameter and revolve around the sun.
The correct answer is E asteroids .  Your answer was  nothing

34. Ursa Major, Orion, and Andromeda are fixed groups of stars called
The correct answer is C constellations .  Your answer was  nothing

35. The process by which rocks are broken down into smaller fragments by the atmosphere and other factors in the environment is called
The correct answer is E weathering .  Your answer was  nothing

36. Planting vegetation, terracing, and strip cropping are common practices employed in the prevention of
The correct answer is B soil erosion .  Your answer was  nothing

37. When air high above the earth's surface is cooled below the dew point it is likely to form
The correct answer is B clouds .  Your answer was  nothing

38. Ground water and surface water become polluted by
The correct answer is E all of the above .  Your answer was  nothing

39. The instrument used to determine air pressure is called a(an)
The correct answer is C barometer .  Your answer was  nothing

40. If you fly westward from Los Angeles to Tokyo you will need to adjust your calendar watch for the proper day after you cross
The correct answer is E the International Date Line .  Your answer was  nothing

41. Granite, shale, coal, and limestone are commonly known as
The correct answer is B rocks .  Your answer was  nothing

42. What correction should be made in the following sentence? The land "down under" is idyllic, with great whether all year round, friendly people, and surrounded by the ocean for lovers of water sports.
The correct answer is C change great whether to great weather .  Your answer was  nothing

43. What correction should be made in the following sentence? A tourist visa is valid for a 3-month stay, but it's fairly easy to have them extended for an additional 3 months (or even longer) when you're already here.
The correct answer is A change to have them extended to to have it extended .  Your answer was  nothing

44. Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of the following sentence? If you think the original way is best, then choose answer (1). "The most popular way to explore Australia is to buy an inexpensive bus pass, which allowing you to visit some of the most wonderful sites for no additional cost."
The correct answer is C pass, which allows you .  Your answer was  nothing

45. "Visiting Australia is easy to arrange, provided you've got the money for the plane fare." If you rewrote the previous sentence, beginning with Provided you've got the money for the plane fare the next word would be
The correct answer is E visiting .  Your answer was  nothing

46. "It is more rewarding to make friends than it is to be antisocial." If you rewrote the previous sentence beginning with Making Friends, the next word would be
The correct answer is C is .  Your answer was  nothing

47. What correction should be made to the following sentence? When tickets went on sale for the rock concert, young people from miles around lining up at the box office.
The correct answer is D change lining to lined .  Your answer was  nothing

48. Sedimentation as a method of water purification results in
The correct answer is B a decrease in the amount of organic matter .  Your answer was  nothing

49. Mechanical weathering may occur by means of
The correct answer is D all of the above .  Your answer was  nothing

50. This planet revolves around the sun in an orbit between that of Venus and Mars. It is known to be covered by oceans and some land, and it has but a single moon. The planet is
The correct answer is C Earth .  Your answer was  nothing

51. Tides result from the pull of gravity exerted upon the earth by
The correct answer is C the moon and the sun .  Your answer was  nothing

52. What correction should be made to the following sentence? "For parents, it is a challenge to recognize and keep a balanced perspective on they're teenager's emotional roller coaster ride."
The correct answer is C change they're to their .  Your answer was  nothing

53. Which word correctly completes the following sentence? "____ the book on the table."
The correct answer is B set .  Your answer was  nothing

54. What correction should be made to the following sentence? "With maturity comes the realization that much of their parents' behavior, once so irritated, was motivated by feelings of love for them."
The correct answer is D changed irritated to irritating .  Your answer was  nothing

55. Which word correctly completes the following sentence? Yesterday Scott _____ in bed all day."
The correct answer is C lay .  Your answer was  nothing

56. Bleeding should usually be stopped by
The correct answer is E applying pressure to the wound .  Your answer was  nothing

57. Why should everyone know proper first aid?
The correct answer is D Choices (1), (2), and (3) .  Your answer was  nothing

58. If a doctor describes a patient as dehydrated, he is saying that the person
The correct answer is D has lost a great deal of water .  Your answer was  nothing

59. Which of the following words is not spelled correctly?
The correct answer is E criticise .  Your answer was  nothing

60. Which of the following words is not spelled correctly?
The correct answer is A nickle .  Your answer was  nothing

61. Which set of words correctly completes the following sentence? "Jim ran ______ the door and headed ___ the hospital.
The correct answer is E through, to .  Your answer was  nothing

62. A noun is the name of a
The correct answer is D all of the above .  Your answer was  nothing

63. Which of the following is NOT a pronoun?
The correct answer is E terrible .  Your answer was  nothing

64. Which of the following is not an adverb?
The correct answer is C big .  Your answer was  nothing

65. Which of the following is NOT a form of the verb lay.
The correct answer is B lying .  Your answer was  nothing

66. Which of the following is NOT a form of the verb sit.
The correct answer is D set .  Your answer was  nothing

67. A group of Michigan high school students working on a science project wish to start some bean plants for an experiment. The best results will probably be obtained if the students locate the plants in a window facing
The correct answer is B south .  Your answer was  nothing

68. Cities located along the eastern seaboard consistently record higher temperatures than inland cities in the same states during the winter season. Which of the following statements might explain this situation?
The correct answer is D The winter weather along the coast is milder due to the influence of the ocean .  Your answer was  nothing

69. Cirrus, dew point, fronts, and isotherm are terms commonly associated with the field of
The correct answer is A meteorology .  Your answer was  nothing

70. Which one is unrelated to the other four?
The correct answer is C Polaris .  Your answer was  nothing

71. Which of the following is unrelated to the other four?
The correct answer is B soil acidity .  Your answer was  nothing

72. Jane Rose's semimonthly salary is $750. Her yearly salary is
The correct answer is C $18,000 .  Your answer was  nothing

73. John earns $300 for a 40-hour week. If he receives time and a half for overtime, what is his hourly overtime wage?
The correct answer is D $11.25 .  Your answer was  nothing

74. Which salary is greater?
The correct answer is B $350 weekly .  Your answer was  nothing

75. "Education is a life-long process, at every age we learn from family, friends and associates." Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of the previous sentence? If you think the original is the best way to write the sentence, choose (1).
The correct answer is C process. At .  Your answer was  nothing

76. As a passenger balloon rises, its gas bag tends to
The correct answer is D expand .  Your answer was  nothing

77. In which of the following countries would a solar heating device work most effectively?
The correct answer is C Australia .  Your answer was  nothing

78. Two places on the same meridian have the same
The correct answer is B longitude .  Your answer was  nothing

79. The earth rotates 60 degrees in
The correct answer is D four hours .  Your answer was  nothing

80. Which of the following metals is a liquid at room temperature?
The correct answer is C mercury .  Your answer was  nothing

81. When air reaches the dew point, its relative humidity is 100%. Cooling the air to a temperature below the dew point causes the water vapor to begin to change back into a liquid. This process is called
The correct answer is B condensation .  Your answer was  nothing

82. Clay is one of the best materials available for pottery because of its ability to hold water. A geologist would describe this property as
The correct answer is D low permeability .  Your answer was  nothing

83. Luster, hardness, fracture, and cleavage are properties generally used in describing
The correct answer is E minerals .  Your answer was  nothing

84. The San Andreas Fault is associated most frequently with
The correct answer is D earthquakes in California .  Your answer was  nothing

85. The temperature of the air falls at night because the earth loses heat by
The correct answer is A radiation .  Your answer was  nothing

86. If one ounce is approximately equal to 28 grams, then one pound is approximately equal to
The correct answer is C 450 grams .  Your answer was  nothing

87. The simple interest on $200 at 12% for 2 years is
The correct answer is D $48 .  Your answer was  nothing

88. If one card is picked at random from a deck of cards, the probability that it will be a club is
The correct answer is E 1/4 .  Your answer was  nothing

89. George has a five dollar bill and a ten dollar bill. If he buys one item costing $7.32 and another costing $1.68, how much money will he have left?
The correct answer is C $6.00 .  Your answer was  nothing

90. If a five-pound mixture of nuts contains two pounds of cashews and the rest peanuts, what percentage of the mixture is peanuts?
The correct answer is E 60 .  Your answer was  nothing

91. What will it cost to carpet a room 12 feet wide and 15 feet long if carpet costs $20.80 per square yard?
The correct answer is C $416.00 .  Your answer was  nothing

92. If a recipe for a cake calls for 2 1/2 cups of flour and Mary wishes to make 3 cakes, how many cups of flour does she need?
The correct answer is C 7 1/2 .  Your answer was  nothing

93. The cost of 30 sandwich rolls at $1.50 per dozen is
The correct answer is C $3.75 .  Your answer was  nothing

94. If a rope four yards long is cut into three equal pieces, each piece will be
The correct answer is A 4 feet .  Your answer was  nothing

95. Of the following, the number that is nearest in value to 5 is
The correct answer is B 5.005 .  Your answer was  nothing

96. Paul received a bonus of $750, which was 5% of his annual salary. His annual salary is
The correct answer is D $15,000 .  Your answer was  nothing

97. If 2x + y = 7, what is the value of y when x = 3?
The correct answer is A 1 .  Your answer was  nothing

98. The product of .010 and .001 is
The correct answer is A .00001 .  Your answer was  nothing

99. Joan earns $4.00 per hour. On a day that she works from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., how much will she earn?
The correct answer is C $22.00 .  Your answer was  nothing

100. The difference between 304,802 and 212,810 is
The correct answer is A 91,992 .  Your answer was  nothing

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