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Correctional Officers Craig Spencer and Sean Pryor work at the Lake Correctional Institution. At 4:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Correctional Officers Spencer and Pryor were monitoring inmates in the recreational yard when they noticed Inmate Louis Dodgson arguing with Inmate Charles Boulton. As they approached the fighting inmates, the argument escalated, and Inmate Dodgson produced a homemade weapon, made from a disposable razor and a ballpoint pen, which he used to cut Inmate Boulton’s arms and face. Correctional Officers Spencer and Pryor attempted to subdue Inmate Dodgson and confiscate the weapon. Inmate Dodgson became disorderly and struggled with Correctional Officers Spencer and Pryor. Inmate Dodgson dropped the weapon, which was quickly confiscated by Correctional Officer Pryor. Inmate Dodgson then punched Correctional Officer Spencer in the right eye and on the left side of his jaw. Correctional Officer Spencer was assisted by Correctional Officers Pryor, Davis, Leonard, and Atkins. Inmate Dodgson was subdued and was transferred to another institution pending evaluation of his status. Inmate Boulton and Correctional Officer Spencer were both treated by prison medical staff.

Who sustained cuts on his arms and face during the attack?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is “Inmate Boulton,” because Inmate Boulton was the one who was cut on his arms and face during his argument with Inmate Dodgson.

Choose the word or phrase that correctly completes the sentence.

Officers _____ required to display their badges at all times while on duty, as it serves as their official identification.

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Explanation:
The sentence is referring to multiple officers, so the verb "are" is the appropriate form to use.

Lots of people start running in their 30s or older, and it is one of the few sports in which you can improve with age. One example is the great Jack Foster, a self-styled ""ancient marathoner”, who ran for the first time at the age of 32, and by the age of 40 found himself picking up a silver medal at the Christchurch Commonwealth marathon in 1974.

Of course, while we all may hold secret hopes of uncovering a latent talent, most of us are unlikely to progress to an elite level. But, whether we like to compete on a weekend or prefer to go on solitary excursions through the countryside, the message is that age is far less of a barrier in running than it is in other sports. With running, even if taken up later in life without any previous experience, it really is realistic to expect improvement with age.

Which one of the following is definitely true regarding Jack Foster, based on the text?

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Explanation:
The text specifically mentions that by the age of 40, Jack Foster "found himself picking up a silver medal at the Christchurch Commonwealth marathon in 1974." This clearly indicates that he ran a marathon.

Choose the word or phrase that correctly completes the sentence.

The inmates _____ to use the telephone at least once a week depending on their custody status, provided that they follow all telephone regulations.

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Explanation:
The sentence requires a verb that agrees with "inmates," which is a plural noun. "Are allowed" is the correct verb phrase in this context.

Up until recently, the village of Ramdegi was a bustling farming community in central India's famous Tiger Reserve. Today, the village's human population stands at exactly zero. As part of an ongoing effort to reduce human conflict with wildlife, the Indian government has been encouraging communities living in and around nature reserves to relocate for the sake of peaceful coexistence. Last month, everyone in Ramdegi did just that: some 200 families agreed to accept incentive packages and move beyond the reserve's borders, freeing the land to be reclaimed by the surrounding biodiversity.

A little over a month after the last human departed, Ramdegi is now home to herds of deer, antelope, and boars - grazing on the meadows that were once cropland and cattle farms. Even a tiger has been spotted prowling the grounds of the empty village, free from dangerous and often deadly conflicts with humans that have driven the species to “endangered” status.

Which one of the following best summarizes the main idea of the second paragraph?

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Explanation:
The second paragraph describes the village following the departure of its human inhabitants. It does not outline the reasons for the relocation of the former inhabitant (this is given in the second paragraph), nor does it compare different types of animals or talk about the regeneration of the land. Paragraph 3 merely describes the new village inhabitants - animals.

Whether you are an experienced campers from childhood or first-time campers looking to save money, it would be wise to be prepared for this important adventure.

You should first make sure you have a place to camp. can find campgrounds just about anywhere, in cities or in national parks. You can also find cabin resorts that have spots set aside for campers; these are ideal for families who want a more socially active environment.

It is also important to bring with you proper supplies. You will need at least a good tent and some sleeping gear. When buying a tent, choose one that is easy to assemble. If the weather's warm, you can manage with standard sleeping bags or air mattresses with sheets and blankets. If you're heading to higher elevations it's worth investing in bags that keep you extra warm and dry out quickly when they get wet.

Safety is very important as well. Most ready-to-go first-aid kits are useful and affordable. In addition, know where the closest clinic or hospital is in case of a more serious injury.

Which one of the following is an assumption made by the author in the third paragraph?

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Explanation:
The third paragraph presents the following logic: If you are heading to higher elevations then invest in warm bags that dry out quickly when they get wet. The missing assumption here is that in higher altitudes there is rain (and colder weather) and that is why you need a sleeping bag that dries out quickly. If that is not the case, there would be no reason to buy a sleeping bag that dries out quickly. Therefore answer A is correct.

Determine which word in the sentence is spelled incorrectly.

Because Officer Vogel responded to the home invaison call late in his shift, he had to work six hours of overtime.

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Explanation:
The word “invaison,” because that word has been misspelled. The correct spelling is “invasion.”

Ms. Amelia Winters called the Fort Lauderdale Police Department at approximately 8:45 p.m. Wednesday evening to report a burglary in her apartment. Ms. Winters, who lives with three roommates, reported that she was alone in the apartment at the time of the incident. She was reading in the living room when she heard a noise in the bedroom. She did not immediately investigate the situation because she assumed that she must not have noticed one of her roommates returning home early. However, when her greetings went unanswered, she walked into the bedroom to see who was in the apartment. She walked through her bedroom, looked into an adjoining bathroom, and discovered a young Caucasian male, approximately six feet tall, age 14-16, standing in her shower, attempting to keep out of sight. He had short brown hair and was wearing sunglasses. He was wearing a plain red t-shirt, blue jeans, and black Nike sneakers. Ms. Winters ordered the young man to leave, and he ran into the bedroom and climbed out of an open bedroom window. After he left, Ms. Winters suddenly grew fearful and went next door to a neighbor’s apartment to seek help and call the police. When she returned, she noticed that her purse had been stolen. She did not know exactly when the purse had been stolen although she remembered that she had last seen it lying on her bed.

Where was the suspected burglar hiding?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is “Inside an adjoining bathroom in the shower,” because that is the location where Ms. Winters found the young man hiding.

Which best expresses the meaning of the original sentence:

Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, spent his student days in Edinburgh.

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Explanation:
"Craig Glenday lived in Edinburgh when he was a student."

This directly means he was in Edinburgh during his student days, just like the original sentence. The other options introduce new ideas or imply different things not stated in the original sentence.

Which best matches the meaning of the original sentence?

The most important aspect of good dental hygiene is the act of brushing, and not the quality of the toothpaste used.

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Explanation:
The original sentence says brushing is more important than the quality of toothpaste. So, the best match is:
"The best measure of maintaining proper dental hygiene is brushing one's teeth, and not the use of specific toothpaste."
It captures the idea that brushing matters most. The other options add extra details or imply different meanings.

David was a high school teacher
David was 35 years old.
David had been working at University High School for seven years.

Select the sentence that best expresses the ideas contained in the sentences above.

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Explanation:
Answer A is correct because it best expresses the ideas in the sentences above.

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