# TEAS Reading Practice Test #5

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#### Find the three income groups where the total payroll tax rate is more than 29 percent.

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The right response is A.

20–40 pays 9.4%  40–60 pays 10.1%  80–90 pays 10.2%.

The total of these three percentages is 29.7%: 9.4 + 10.1 + 10.2

#### In the first paragraph, the author puts quotation marks around the word "civilization" to show.

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The right choice is D. Most of the time, quotation marks are used to show sarcasm or to question what most people think a word or phrase means. Since Swift questioned society, the author probably used the quotes to show how skeptical Swift was.

#### How many cards are currently in the deck?

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The right choice is B. There are 52 cards in a deck. If you take out the jacks and kings, there are only 44 cards left. Adding the two red jacks back in makes the total 46. When you take away the four eights, the number goes down to 42. If we divide that number by two, we get 21 as the final sum.

#### A fasting PG test is likely to be utilized to

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The right choice is A. In the first sentence, the test is called "blood glucose" or "PG." Since plasma is similar to blood, it's likely that "PG" stands for "plasma glucose." Most likely, the test checks how much glucose is in the blood.

#### The main point of the writer's argument in the passage is ______.

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The right response is A. The main point of the passage is to look at how Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels shows his "dark view" of people. None of the choices B, C, or D are appropriate since they are either too general or too narrow.

#### A client who consumes one of these ready-made biscuits should likely restrict their consumption of which nutrient for the remainder of the day?

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The right choice is D. The biscuit contains 30% of the required saturated fat. This is the ingredient that should be limited for the remainder of the day, since it has the largest percentage of the daily recommended levels for percentages in prepared biscuits.

#### Which of these opinions is stated in the passage?

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The right choice is D. Swift's satire is perfect, according to the writer, which is certainly an opinion. Answer option A conveys an opinion, but it is supported by the paragraph and is objective. Answer selections B and C are novel narrative details, not opinions.

#### If this were an advertisement for a university, which of the following would be the best choice to add to the conclusion of the passage?

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Choice B is the right answer because it is a good call to action for an ad that a school is running. Answer option A is tempting, but it works nicely with the paragraph as it is and adds nothing to a school or college marketing. Neither C nor D would be as efficient as the right solution since they are either too narrow or too broad.

#### From the table, which is true?

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The right choice is C. In the UK, a person with dark skin should wear SPF 15, but in Africa, they should wear SPF 15–30. This suggests that they might wear a lower SPF in the UK than Africa, such as SPF 15 in the UK and SPF 30 in Africa.

#### Plastic recycling reached 10% in what year?

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The right response is C. Until 2010, the yellow bar showing plastic is significantly below 10%.

#### Which of the following would the author disagree with?

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The right choice is A. Look for a claim that the passage directly disagrees with. "Informal education" plays a "key role," according to the author. There's nothing to suggest that the author thinks it's not as good as formal education. Considering what we know about the author, only (C) is illogical.

#### Here, the term "reliable" refers to

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The right choice is C. "The results aren't affected" by other circumstances, making the test "reliable," according to the paragraph. Most doctors think the test is accurate.

#### Which of these better supports the passage's initial line?

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The right choice is C. The phrase "the greatest writer of his generation" is used to describe a person who was raised in "destitution," which is another term for poverty.

#### What's this patient's pulse rate according to the blood pressure monitor?

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The right choice is B. The number of times your heart beats in one minute is your heart rate, also called your pulse. It's the number on the heart rate monitor next to the letters PUL.

#### Which of the following statements about the chart is true?

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We don't know if recycling went up or down in 1960 because we don't know what happened before 1960. This rule out choices B, C, and D, leaving only A as the right answer.

#### What's the scale's maximum weight?

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The right choice is C. Just above the zero at the bottom of the dial is a label indicating 300 pounds.

#### The writer would probably agree that Swift.

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The right choice is A. The closest conclusion to the passage's statement is the most reasonable. The second paragraph claims that Swift addressed his doubts "via satire" to "point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him."

#### This paragraph's argument is supported by which of the following?

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Answer choice D is right because, like the author's example of Mozart, it shows another person who knew from a young age what they wanted to do. Choice A may be interesting since it contains knowledge on Mozart, but it does not directly support the author's claim in the text.

#### What is the most recyclable material?

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The right choice is B. Paper is the tallest green bar each decade.

#### The passage suggests that the giant king thinks England's laws and society are _______.

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The right response is C. The king is used as an example to show how Swift used Gulliver's Travels to show how silly he thought society was. The king also thinks that England's way of life has "many shortcomings." Answer A is appealing, but we don't know what the author of the passage thinks about it.

#### Trevor's skin is very fair, and he wants to take a trip from London to Miami. How much should his sunscreen SPF increase?

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The right choice is D. SPF 15–30 is recommended for UK residents with fair skin. In Florida, someone with very fair skin needs an SPF of 50 or more. This indicates that Trevor should boost his SPF by 20–35, or at least 20.