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SELECTIONS FROM THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE

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      SELECTIONS FROM THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE
           PREPARATORY TEST (the S.A.P.)
     
     
                    ENGLISH
     
1.  Which of the following is the correct answer to this question?
    a.   b.   c.   d.   e. none of the above
     
2.  ingot:bleak   ::   ingot:_______
    a. tepid   b. gold   c. oak   d. bolonga   e. bleak
     
3.  pork:algae   ::   green:_______
    a. six   b. five   c. ten   d. marble   e. red
     
4.  mugger:park   ::   king:_______
    a. castle   b. burger   c. queen   d. Jacuzzi   e. bleak
     
     
                READING COMPREHENSION
     
Read the following carefully and answer the questions below.
    
  In addition to the obvious effects of solar activity on the upper atmosphere,
some scientists contend that it also afffects the weather.  These contentions,
however, are for the most part unconfirmed and some are very dubious.  Even
further afield, a British researcher on epidemiology claimed last year that
"the periods of world dominance of successive major subtypes of influenza A
virus have synchronized closely with the periodicity of sunspots."  Correlatons
of biomedical phenomenon with solar activity, such as this one, are generally
not taken seriously by most Western scintists.  Many researchers in the Soviet
Union, however, do believe in such possibilites, including even a correlation
of sunspots with outbreaks of plague-spreading rodents in central Asia.
     
1.  In what lanuage is the British researcher speaking?
    a. Japanese   b. Urdu   c. Bengali   d. British   e. Media
     
2.  The term "most Western" means
    a. Hawaii   b. John Ford's longest film   c. nothing   d. correct
     
3.  A conclusion that could be drawn from this passage is
    a. Russian scientists are idiots and Russia is full of rats
    b. The sun has sunspots
    c. Don't ask a question of a British researcher if you want an answer
    d. all of the above
     
     
                  MATHEMATICS
     
1.  Which of the following is a number?
    a. blue   b. Jacques Cousteau   c. watermelon   d. John Doe   e. 5
     
2.  If Juan is fourteen and weighs 150 pounds, and Grover is nine and weighs
    70 pounds, what is the probability that Juan can get anything he wants
    from Grover?
    a. 0%   b. 100%   c. a and b   d. a only   e. b only
     
3.  Delbert McBumm wants to pawn a hundred-dollar watch.  The pawnbroker gives
    him eleven dollars for it and then sells it for a hundred and twenty-five.
    What was the relative rate of mark-up in the watch in relation to half of
    its worth, if the worth is calculated at three-quarters the difference
    between the pawnbrokers's offer and 78% of Delbert's assessment of the
    watch's value?
    a. 100   b. 50   c. 75   d. 115   e. none of the above
    
                                           /\50 6/\
5. Calculate the shaded area             6/  \__/  \2
    of the figure at the right.          /     2    |
    a. 0   b. 50%   c. c only            \    /\    |
    d. the answer is a                   9\  /7 \   |10
    e. go back, it's a                     \/   8\__|
     
6.  Grant McSwine is a repairman.  If he tells Mr. White that it will take him
    about 10 hours to do a specific job, how long will it really take him?
    a. six weeks   b. half an hour   c. about three hundred dollars longer
    d. not enough information because the type of rtepair is not indicated
     
     
                   QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON
     
In the following questions you are asked to compare two quantities.  These
quantities may be equal, or one may be bigger, or neither.  On your answer
sheet choose a if b is bigger, choose b if a and b are equal, choose c if a
is bigger, choose di if neither one is bigger, choose e if both are bigger,
choose f if the answer cannot be determined from the information given,
choose g if you have no idea.
     
          a. 2                           b. 15
          a. the area of a circle        b. the area of a square
             whose area is 10               whose area is 10
          a. my dad                      b. your dad
          a. New York City               b. Limpid, Iowa
          a. something                   b. nothing
          a. a mountain                  b. a molehill
     

                                                                                           


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