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Compared to most of our country’s other Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is essentially unknown. In fact, there are many Americans who have never even heard of him. Paine was born in 1737, the son of a corseter – a tailor specializing in corsets and other undergarments – and grew up in rural Thetford, England. As a young man, Paine worked as a corseter, sailor, and minister, but found his true calling when he moved to the British colonies in America. Paine first gained notoriety as the editor of Pennsylvania Magazine and, as political turmoil engulfed the colonies, he became more prominent. In 1776, Paine anonymously published a book called Common Sense that argued forcefully for American independence from Britain. The book’s popularity spread like wildfire; soon there were 200,000 copies in circulation. Once the war began, Paine published a series of pamphlets called The Crisis. These, in the midst of a bloody war, helped keep up the morale of the troops. Thomas Paine is also credited with conceiving the name “The United States of America.” Thomas Paine was an extremely talented writer; Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drew heavily on his work when drafting the Declaration of Independence. Later in life, Paine wrote other, highly controversial works. He was even exiled from England and imprisoned in France for his writings. In 1796, Paine did his part to inspire what would become Social Security. He suggested a system of social insurance for the young and the elderly in his last great work, Agrarian Justice. Which of the following conclusions may logically be drawn from the first paragraph of the passage?

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The first sentence compares Paine to "our country's other Founding Fathers." From this statement we can conclude that he was one of the Founding Fathers. None of the other choices are directly supported by the first paragraph.

Compared to most of our country’s other Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is essentially unknown. In fact, there are many Americans who have never even heard of him. Paine was born in 1737, the son of a corseter – a tailor specializing in corsets and other undergarments – and grew up in rural Thetford, England. As a young man, Paine worked as a corseter, sailor, and minister, but found his true calling when he moved to the British colonies in America. Paine first gained notoriety as the editor of Pennsylvania Magazine and, as political turmoil engulfed the colonies, he became more prominent. In 1776, Paine anonymously published a book called Common Sense that argued forcefully for American independence from Britain. The book’s popularity spread like wildfire; soon there were 200,000 copies in circulation. Once the war began, Paine published a series of pamphlets called The Crisis. These, in the midst of a bloody war, helped keep up the morale of the troops. Thomas Paine is also credited with conceiving the name “The United States of America.” Thomas Paine was an extremely talented writer; Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drew heavily on his work when drafting the Declaration of Independence. Later in life, Paine wrote other, highly controversial works. He was even exiled from England and imprisoned in France for his writings. In 1796, Paine did his part to inspire what would become Social Security. He suggested a system of social insurance for the young and the elderly in his last great work, Agrarian Justice. What sentence, if added to the end of the passage, would provide the best conclusion to both the paragraph and the passage?

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Concluding sentences should summarize and contextualize, not introduce new information. Answer (B) nicely ties the last paragraph back to the first paragraph without introducing new information or opinions.

Compared to most of our country’s other Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is essentially unknown. In fact, there are many Americans who have never even heard of him. Paine was born in 1737, the son of a corseter – a tailor specializing in corsets and other undergarments – and grew up in rural Thetford, England. As a young man, Paine worked as a corseter, sailor, and minister, but found his true calling when he moved to the British colonies in America. Paine first gained notoriety as the editor of Pennsylvania Magazine and, as political turmoil engulfed the colonies, he became more prominent. In 1776, Paine anonymously published a book called Common Sense that argued forcefully for American independence from Britain. The book’s popularity spread like wildfire; soon there were 200,000 copies in circulation. Once the war began, Paine published a series of pamphlets called The Crisis. These, in the midst of a bloody war, helped keep up the morale of the troops. Thomas Paine is also credited with conceiving the name “The United States of America.” Thomas Paine was an extremely talented writer; Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drew heavily on his work when drafting the Declaration of Independence. Later in life, Paine wrote other, highly controversial works. He was even exiled from England and imprisoned in France for his writings. In 1796, Paine did his part to inspire what would become Social Security. He suggested a system of social insurance for the young and the elderly in his last great work, Agrarian Justice. The passage is reflective of which of the following types of writing?

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This passage contains some opinion, but is largely informational, providing facts about the life of Thomas Paine. The author’s opinion doesn’t occur until the third paragraph (“Thomas Paine was an extremely talented writer....). Since the majority of the passage presents verifiable facts, we can say it is most reflective of “expository” writing.

Compared to most of our country’s other Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is essentially unknown. In fact, there are many Americans who have never even heard of him. Paine was born in 1737, the son of a corseter – a tailor specializing in corsets and other undergarments – and grew up in rural Thetford, England. As a young man, Paine worked as a corseter, sailor, and minister, but found his true calling when he moved to the British colonies in America. Paine first gained notoriety as the editor of Pennsylvania Magazine and, as political turmoil engulfed the colonies, he became more prominent. In 1776, Paine anonymously published a book called Common Sense that argued forcefully for American independence from Britain. The book’s popularity spread like wildfire; soon there were 200,000 copies in circulation. Once the war began, Paine published a series of pamphlets called The Crisis. These, in the midst of a bloody war, helped keep up the morale of the troops. Thomas Paine is also credited with conceiving the name “The United States of America.” Thomas Paine was an extremely talented writer; Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drew heavily on his work when drafting the Declaration of Independence. Later in life, Paine wrote other, highly controversial works. He was even exiled from England and imprisoned in France for his writings. In 1796, Paine did his part to inspire what would become Social Security. He suggested a system of social insurance for the young and the elderly in his last great work, Agrarian Justice. The reader can infer that this passage was taken from which of the following?

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Because the passage is informational and factual, it is likely not from a political treatise (too opinionated) or a historical novel (fictional). Between a history textbook and a tourist guidebook, it is more likely that the passage is from the former since the passage contains no information about specific places that would be of interest to a tourist besides the brief mention of Thetford.

Compared to most of our country’s other Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is essentially unknown. In fact, there are many Americans who have never even heard of him. Paine was born in 1737, the son of a corseter – a tailor specializing in corsets and other undergarments – and grew up in rural Thetford, England. As a young man, Paine worked as a corseter, sailor, and minister, but found his true calling when he moved to the British colonies in America. Paine first gained notoriety as the editor of Pennsylvania Magazine and, as political turmoil engulfed the colonies, he became more prominent. In 1776, Paine anonymously published a book called Common Sense that argued forcefully for American independence from Britain. The book’s popularity spread like wildfire; soon there were 200,000 copies in circulation. Once the war began, Paine published a series of pamphlets called The Crisis. These, in the midst of a bloody war, helped keep up the morale of the troops. Thomas Paine is also credited with conceiving the name “The United States of America.” Thomas Paine was an extremely talented writer; Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drew heavily on his work when drafting the Declaration of Independence. Later in life, Paine wrote other, highly controversial works. He was even exiled from England and imprisoned in France for his writings. In 1796, Paine did his part to inspire what would become Social Security. He suggested a system of social insurance for the young and the elderly in his last great work, Agrarian Justice. The description of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence in the third paragraph has what type of relationship to Thomas Paine’s writing?

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The passage mentions that the Founding Fathers “drew heavily on his work” when drafting the Declaration of Independence. This means that Paine’s writing came first, then the Declaration of Independence followed. While one was influenced by the other, “cause and effect” is too strong to describe this relationship. It’s not as if Paine’s writing was solely responsible for the drafting of the Declaration. The relationship is sequential.

The Louis Lumière camera launched in Paris on December 28th, 1895. It was called the Cinématographe and it was the first camera manageable enough to bring out of the studio and into the world. Its competitor, at the time, was still confined to a studio in New Jersey and required several men to move. The Lumière camera weighed only 5 kilograms and could be carried in a small suitcase. An audience of journalists, theatre directors, and friends viewed the first show. After that, the public shows commenced. Louis Lumière, often considered the founder of documentary film, was the son of Antoine Lumière, a painter who had turned to portrait photography, photographing well-to-do clients against backdrops he painted. Louis and his brother Auguste received a technical education, but Louis left school at an early age because of severe headaches, and took up laboratory work for his father. While still a teenager, he invented a new procedure for preparing photographic plates, which gave such fine results that the Lumières began to manufacture plates for others. Soon the family sold the photo studio and on the outskirts of Lyon organized a factory of plates. Louis designed and oversaw everything. By 1895, the factory employed more than 300 workers, produced fifteen million dry plates annually, and was a leader in photographic equipment. During this time, his father was semi-retired, spending his days painting, and the two brothers were consistently working on new inventions. Although they worked as a team on nearly everything, Louis was considered the sole inventor of the Cinématographe, having solved its problems during a night of insomnia in 1894. The Cinématographe was not only small and light; it also had the miraculous capability of filming, projecting, and printing. This meant that an operator could serve as a complete production crew: he or she could be sent anywhere in the world to give showings, shoot new films by day, develop films in his or her hotel room, and show them to the public that very night. Because of this, the Lumière’s sent dozens of operators to film and present shows across Europe, Russia, and Great Britain. Cinématographe’s debuts in London and New York were similar to that of Paris—slow at first, but eventually a shocking success. Cinema quickly became part of music hall programs and Cinématographe shows gained permanent residence. Which of the following technological developments would most closely resemble the innovation of the Cinématographe?

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The unique thing about the Cinématographe was that it could be moved and carried by only a few men. This machine is more portable, able to be run with fewer people, and makes its product more widely available. This is the closest match to the innovation of the Cinématographe.

The Louis Lumière camera launched in Paris on December 28th, 1895. It was called the Cinématographe and it was the first camera manageable enough to bring out of the studio and into the world. Its competitor, at the time, was still confined to a studio in New Jersey and required several men to move. The Lumière camera weighed only 5 kilograms and could be carried in a small suitcase. An audience of journalists, theatre directors, and friends viewed the first show. After that, the public shows commenced. Louis Lumière, often considered the founder of documentary film, was the son of Antoine Lumière, a painter who had turned to portrait photography, photographing well-to-do clients against backdrops he painted. Louis and his brother Auguste received a technical education, but Louis left school at an early age because of severe headaches, and took up laboratory work for his father. While still a teenager, he invented a new procedure for preparing photographic plates, which gave such fine results that the Lumières began to manufacture plates for others. Soon the family sold the photo studio and on the outskirts of Lyon organized a factory of plates. Louis designed and oversaw everything. By 1895, the factory employed more than 300 workers, produced fifteen million dry plates annually, and was a leader in photographic equipment. During this time, his father was semi-retired, spending his days painting, and the two brothers were consistently working on new inventions. Although they worked as a team on nearly everything, Louis was considered the sole inventor of the Cinématographe, having solved its problems during a night of insomnia in 1894. The Cinématographe was not only small and light; it also had the miraculous capability of filming, projecting, and printing. This meant that an operator could serve as a complete production crew: he or she could be sent anywhere in the world to give showings, shoot new films by day, develop films in his or her hotel room, and show them to the public that very night. Because of this, the Lumière’s sent dozens of operators to film and present shows across Europe, Russia, and Great Britain. Cinématographe’s debuts in London and New York were similar to that of Paris—slow at first, but eventually a shocking success. Cinema quickly became part of music hall programs and Cinématographe shows gained permanent residence. Which of the following describes the word miraculous as it is used in the third paragraph of the passage?

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The word “miraculous” as used in the third paragraph is meant to convey the extraordinary ability of the Cinématographe. Something like “astonishing’ would be the closest synonym.

A customer eating one of these prepared biscuits should probably limit which type of intake for the rest of the day?

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The prepared biscuit has 30% of the recommended daily percentage of saturated fat. Since this is the highest percentage for daily recommended values of the percentages for prepared biscuits, this is the ingredient that should be limited for the rest of the day.

For some, the poverty and deprivations of youth must be credited with the grandest achievements of adulthood. The poet Robert Burns and his brother were expected to do the work of men at the age of thirteen. He had some schooling before then, and must have improved during this time, for he could read and spell well, and had some knowledge of English grammar. Which of the following would provide the best support for the claim made in the first line of the passage?

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This answer describes someone growing up in "destitution" (which is another word for poverty) and later becoming "the greatest writer of his generation."

What is the maximum weight this scale will measure?

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The label for 300 lbs. is just above the 0 at the bottom of the dial.

“You want to be very careful about lying; otherwise you are nearly sure to get caught. Once caught, you can never again be in the eyes to the good and the pure, what you were before. Many a young person has injured himself permanently through a single clumsy and ill finished lie, the result of carelessness born of incomplete training. Some authorities hold that the young ought not to lie at all. I do maintain, and I believe I am right, that the young ought to be temperate in the use of this great art until practice and experience shall give them that confidence, elegance, and precision which alone can make the accomplishment graceful and profitable. Patience, diligence, painstaking attention to detail—these are requirements; these in time, will make the student perfect; upon these only, may he rely as the sure foundation for future eminence.” – Mark Twain What is Mark Twain’s main point about lying in this passage?

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In this satirical passage, Twain comments on the difficulty in successfully lying given the many difficult and required skills necessary to believably accomplish it. Consequently, any person wanting to lie should first master those skills upon which successful lying demands.

"Friends and Fellow Citizens: Called upon to undertake the duties of the first executive office of our country, I avail myself of the presence of that portion of my fellow-citizens which is here assembled to express my grateful thanks for the favor with which they have been pleased to look toward me, to declare a sincere consciousness that the task is above my talents, and that I approach it with those anxious and awful presentiments which the greatness of the charge and the weakness of my powers so justly inspire." – Thomas Jefferson What is Jefferson's point in this excerpt?

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With too much resistance from within the country, Jefferson could not be effective regardless of his skill as a leader.

1. Scandinavian Governments A. Danish B. Swedish C. Norwegian D. _________ Examine the headings above. Which of the following is a reasonable heading to insert in the blank spot?

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While Scandinavia usually refers to Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, parts of northern Finland are also found on the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Since rejoining UNESCO, one of our top priorities has been promoting literacy, with a particular focus on girls and women. To that end, quality providers of informal education have played and will continue to play a key role in decreasing the global adult illiteracy rate. We know that informal education can be more flexible and help reach adults who have long ago dropped out of the formal school system or who were systematically denied access to school. As the largest government donor to UNICEF, the United States is supporting efforts to support safe schools, and quality education for each and every girl and boy. Which of the following is not something with which the author of the above statements would likely agree?

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Look for a statement that is directly contradicted by the passage. The author says that “informal education” plays a “key role.” There is nothing to indicate the author thinks it is not as good as formal education. Only (C) is not logical based on what we know about the author.

On the thermometer above, what is the current temperature in degrees Fahrenheit?

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Notice how on the Fahrenheit scale 20 is below the 0; that must mean 20 stands for -20 degrees Fahrenheit; each mark on the Fahrenheit side stands for -2 degrees. The red mark is at -4 degrees Fahrenheit.

The student couldn’t help but smile when the teacher singled out her newspaper article as a signal accomplishment among the class’s final issue of the school newspaper. Based on the context of the sentence above, which of the following is the definition of the underlined word?

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The word “signal,” when used as an adjective, has the meaning “extraordinary” or “outstanding.” Answer (A) is the closest match to this meaning.

Read and follow the directions below. Walk one block west. Walk three blocks north. Walk two blocks east. Where is your destination compared to your original location?

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The easiest way to solve this question is to visualize the moves: 1 block left, three blocks up, two blocks right. The total distance from west to east is 1, and the total distance from south to north is 3.

If a student planned to take the LSAT in the year the test date fell closest to the end of June, how many days after the actual score release date could he expect the official score to be released?

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The year the test date fell closest to the end of June was 2008. That year, the actual score was released on July 3rd, and the official score was released July 7th, a difference of 4 days.

The vain queen worried that her magical mirror was lying to her when it told her she was “the fairest in the land.” She wanted to ensure her beauty never faded. She called several of her wisest advisors to her council chamber. Based on this passage, which of the following is a logical prediction of what the queen will do?

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The queen has a problem: she thinks the mirror is lying, and she wants her beauty to be maintained. Therefore, she called her “wisest” advisors together. Why would she want advisors? Probably because she’s hoping they will have some wisdom to offer her. There is nothing in the passage to indicate the queen is patient or scheming.

The vain queen worried that her magical mirror was lying to her when it told her she was “the fairest in the land.” She wanted to ensure her beauty never faded. She called several of her wisest advisors to her council chamber. Based on a prior knowledge of literature, the reader can infer that this passage was taken from which of the following?

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The style of this writing is most similar to a fairy tale, or a folk tale. It is not persuading the reader of anything, nor is it a non-fiction, historical text. A limerick is a type of rhyming poem.

A spacesuit consists of several pieces. The Hard Upper Torso covers the astronaut's chest. The arm assembly covers the arms and connects to the gloves. The helmet and Extravehicular Visor Assembly are designed to protect the astronaut's head while still allowing him or her to see as much as possible. The Lower Torso Assembly covers the astronaut's legs and feet. The flexible parts of the suit are made from several layers of material. The layers perform different functions, from keeping oxygen within the spacesuit to protecting from space dust. Underneath the spacesuit, astronauts wear a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment. Tubes are woven into this tight-fitting piece of clothing that covers the entire body except for the head, hands and feet. Water flows through these tubes to keep the astronaut cool during spacewalks. On the back of the spacesuit is a backpack called the Primary Life Support Subsystem. This backpack contains the oxygen that astronauts breathe during spacewalks. It also removes carbon dioxide that astronauts exhale. The backpack also provides electricity for the suit. A fan moves the oxygen through the spacesuit and life support systems, and a water tank holds the cooling water that flows through the Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment. Which paragraph explains how spacesuits prevent overheating during a spacewalk?

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The third paragraph mentions how the Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment keeps astronauts cool during the spacewalk with water that flows through tubes along the astronaut’s body.

A spacesuit consists of several pieces. The Hard Upper Torso covers the astronaut's chest. The arm assembly covers the arms and connects to the gloves. The helmet and Extravehicular Visor Assembly are designed to protect the astronaut's head while still allowing him or her to see as much as possible. The Lower Torso Assembly covers the astronaut's legs and feet. The flexible parts of the suit are made from several layers of material. The layers perform different functions, from keeping oxygen within the spacesuit to protecting from space dust. Underneath the spacesuit, astronauts wear a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment. Tubes are woven into this tight-fitting piece of clothing that covers the entire body except for the head, hands and feet. Water flows through these tubes to keep the astronaut cool during spacewalks. On the back of the spacesuit is a backpack called the Primary Life Support Subsystem. This backpack contains the oxygen that astronauts breathe during spacewalks. It also removes carbon dioxide that astronauts exhale. The backpack also provides electricity for the suit. A fan moves the oxygen through the spacesuit and life support systems, and a water tank holds the cooling water that flows through the Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment. Which part of an astronaut’s suit helps astronauts breathe properly?

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The final paragraph mentions this system as the one that “contains the oxygen that astronauts breathe during a spacewalk.”

A spacesuit consists of several pieces. The Hard Upper Torso covers the astronaut's chest. The arm assembly covers the arms and connects to the gloves. The helmet and Extravehicular Visor Assembly are designed to protect the astronaut's head while still allowing him or her to see as much as possible. The Lower Torso Assembly covers the astronaut's legs and feet. The flexible parts of the suit are made from several layers of material. The layers perform different functions, from keeping oxygen within the spacesuit to protecting from space dust. Underneath the spacesuit, astronauts wear a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment. Tubes are woven into this tight-fitting piece of clothing that covers the entire body except for the head, hands and feet. Water flows through these tubes to keep the astronaut cool during spacewalks. On the back of the spacesuit is a backpack called the Primary Life Support Subsystem. This backpack contains the oxygen that astronauts breathe during spacewalks. It also removes carbon dioxide that astronauts exhale. The backpack also provides electricity for the suit. A fan moves the oxygen through the spacesuit and life support systems, and a water tank holds the cooling water that flows through the Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment. Which of these sentences represents a summary sentence for the passage?

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Since the passage discusses all the different, important components of a spacesuit, the correct choice will likely mention the word “spacesuit” and impress upon the reader its importance. Answer (A) does this without bringing up new information, as the other choices do. A summary should stick to what information is already presented in the passage.

An individual reading a book about the first emperor of China wants to find the first reference in the book to the Terracotta Army. Where should he or she look?

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An index contains the page numbers in which a specific word or phrase is mentioned and discussed.

Which three income groups pay a combined payroll tax rate of more than 29%?

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20-40 pays 9.4%, 40-60 pays 10.1%, and 80-90 pays 10.2%. The combined percentage for these three is 9.4 + 10.1 + 10.2 = 29.7%.

Read and follow the directions below. Imagine a deck of cards. Remove all four jacks and four kings. Add back in the red jacks. Remove the eights. Remove half the remaining cards at random. Which of the following tells the number of cards now in the deck?

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A deck has 52 cards. Removing the jacks and kings reduces the deck to 44. There are 2 red jacks, so adding them back in makes the total 46. Removing the four eights reduces the number to 42. Divide that number by two and we get the final total of 21.

Trevor has very fair skin and is planning to take a trip from his home in London to Miami. At minimum, by how much should be increase the SPF in his sunscreen?

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Someone at home in the UK with very fair skin should wear SPF 15-30. Someone with very fair skin in Florida needs an SPF of 50+. That means Trevor should increase his SPF by 20-35, a minimum of 20.

Which of the following is true based on the table?

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According to the passage, a dark-skinned person should wear SPF 15 in the UK, but SPF 15-30 in Africa. This implies that they could wear a lower SPF in the UK than Africa, if they wore SPF 30 in Africa and SPF 15 in the UK they would still be within these recommended guidelines.

A blood glucose test, or fasting PG test, is given after a patient has gone without food for at least eight hours. It's widely considered to be a reliable test, and it appears the results aren't affected by patient age or physical activity. Many doctors prefer this method of testing because it's easy, fast and inexpensive. In this context, reliable means

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The passage says that the test is “reliable” because “the results aren’t affected” by other factors. Most likely, doctors view the test as accurate.

A blood glucose test, or fasting PG test, is given after a patient has gone without food for at least eight hours. It's widely considered to be a reliable test, and it appears the results aren't affected by patient age or physical activity. Many doctors prefer this method of testing because it's easy, fast and inexpensive. A fasting PG test is most likely used to

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The first sentence describes the test as “blood glucose” or “PG” – it’s likely PG stands for plasma glucose, as plasma is a near-synonym for blood. Likely the test measures the amount of glucose in the blood.

Jonathan Swift’s dark view of humanity is expressed in his novel Gulliver’s Travels(1726). Swift believed that society, which is meant to protect people from inequality and injustice, actually encourages the worst evils, promotes immorality, and allows injustices to occur. In Gulliver’s Travels, Swift asks whether “civilization” is only an elaborate cover for the lowest forms of human behavior. Swift raises this question through satire, a literary form which he brings to perfection in Gulliver’s Travels. Following in the great tradition of classical satirists, Swift uses Gulliver’s Travels to point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him. In one section of Gulliver’s Travels, for example, Gulliver describes his native England to the king of a land of giants. Gulliver talks enthusiastically to the giant king about the class system, laws, constitution, military glory, and history of his homeland. After carefully listening to Gulliver’s speech, however, the king proceeds to point out the many shortcomings of Gulliver’s native land. Gulliver is unable to come up with adequate responses to the criticism. He can only stand there in embarrassed silence as the king eventually concludes that the institutions of the human world should be condemned. The author uses quotation marks around the word “civilization” in the first paragraph to convey

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Usually, quotation marks are used to convey sarcasm, or to question the typically accepted meaning of a word or phrase. Since Swift questioned society, it’s likely the author uses the quotes to convey Swift’s skepticism.

Jonathan Swift’s dark view of humanity is expressed in his novel Gulliver’s Travels(1726). Swift believed that society, which is meant to protect people from inequality and injustice, actually encourages the worst evils, promotes immorality, and allows injustices to occur. In Gulliver’s Travels, Swift asks whether “civilization” is only an elaborate cover for the lowest forms of human behavior. Swift raises this question through satire, a literary form which he brings to perfection in Gulliver’s Travels. Following in the great tradition of classical satirists, Swift uses Gulliver’s Travels to point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him. In one section of Gulliver’s Travels, for example, Gulliver describes his native England to the king of a land of giants. Gulliver talks enthusiastically to the giant king about the class system, laws, constitution, military glory, and history of his homeland. After carefully listening to Gulliver’s speech, however, the king proceeds to point out the many shortcomings of Gulliver’s native land. Gulliver is unable to come up with adequate responses to the criticism. He can only stand there in embarrassed silence as the king eventually concludes that the institutions of the human world should be condemned. The passage’s focus is primarily on

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The primary purpose of the passage is to explore how Swift expressed his “dark view” of humanity in his novel Gulliver’s Travels. Answers (A) and (B) are too broad and extreme to be correct, while (D) is too specific.

Jonathan Swift’s dark view of humanity is expressed in his novel Gulliver’s Travels(1726). Swift believed that society, which is meant to protect people from inequality and injustice, actually encourages the worst evils, promotes immorality, and allows injustices to occur. In Gulliver’s Travels, Swift asks whether “civilization” is only an elaborate cover for the lowest forms of human behavior. Swift raises this question through satire, a literary form which he brings to perfection in Gulliver’s Travels. Following in the great tradition of classical satirists, Swift uses Gulliver’s Travels to point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him. In one section of Gulliver’s Travels, for example, Gulliver describes his native England to the king of a land of giants. Gulliver talks enthusiastically to the giant king about the class system, laws, constitution, military glory, and history of his homeland. After carefully listening to Gulliver’s speech, however, the king proceeds to point out the many shortcomings of Gulliver’s native land. Gulliver is unable to come up with adequate responses to the criticism. He can only stand there in embarrassed silence as the king eventually concludes that the institutions of the human world should be condemned. The passage implies that the giant king’s opinion of England’s laws and society is

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The example of the king is used to point out one way Swift used Gulliver’s Travels to highlight his own view of the ridiculousness of society. The king also believes England’s civilization has “many shortcomings.” Answer (D) is tempting, but we do not know anything about the opinions of the author of the passage itself.

Jonathan Swift’s dark view of humanity is expressed in his novel Gulliver’s Travels(1726). Swift believed that society, which is meant to protect people from inequality and injustice, actually encourages the worst evils, promotes immorality, and allows injustices to occur. In Gulliver’s Travels, Swift asks whether “civilization” is only an elaborate cover for the lowest forms of human behavior. Swift raises this question through satire, a literary form which he brings to perfection in Gulliver’s Travels. Following in the great tradition of classical satirists, Swift uses Gulliver’s Travels to point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him. In one section of Gulliver’s Travels, for example, Gulliver describes his native England to the king of a land of giants. Gulliver talks enthusiastically to the giant king about the class system, laws, constitution, military glory, and history of his homeland. After carefully listening to Gulliver’s speech, however, the king proceeds to point out the many shortcomings of Gulliver’s native land. Gulliver is unable to come up with adequate responses to the criticism. He can only stand there in embarrassed silence as the king eventually concludes that the institutions of the human world should be condemned. When discussing Swift’s views, the author’s tone in the passage could best be described as

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While Swift is critical of England’s society, the author of the passage itself does not present his own point of view. Therefore, the passage could be described as having a neutral tone.

Jonathan Swift’s dark view of humanity is expressed in his novel Gulliver’s Travels(1726). Swift believed that society, which is meant to protect people from inequality and injustice, actually encourages the worst evils, promotes immorality, and allows injustices to occur. In Gulliver’s Travels, Swift asks whether “civilization” is only an elaborate cover for the lowest forms of human behavior. Swift raises this question through satire, a literary form which he brings to perfection in Gulliver’s Travels. Following in the great tradition of classical satirists, Swift uses Gulliver’s Travels to point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him. In one section of Gulliver’s Travels, for example, Gulliver describes his native England to the king of a land of giants. Gulliver talks enthusiastically to the giant king about the class system, laws, constitution, military glory, and history of his homeland. After carefully listening to Gulliver’s speech, however, the king proceeds to point out the many shortcomings of Gulliver’s native land. Gulliver is unable to come up with adequate responses to the criticism. He can only stand there in embarrassed silence as the king eventually concludes that the institutions of the human world should be condemned. Which of the following questions is NOT answered in the passage?

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The passage does not go into details of what Swift believes was the lowest forms of human behavior.

Jonathan Swift’s dark view of humanity is expressed in his novel Gulliver’s Travels(1726). Swift believed that society, which is meant to protect people from inequality and injustice, actually encourages the worst evils, promotes immorality, and allows injustices to occur. In Gulliver’s Travels, Swift asks whether “civilization” is only an elaborate cover for the lowest forms of human behavior. Swift raises this question through satire, a literary form which he brings to perfection in Gulliver’s Travels. Following in the great tradition of classical satirists, Swift uses Gulliver’s Travels to point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him. In one section of Gulliver’s Travels, for example, Gulliver describes his native England to the king of a land of giants. Gulliver talks enthusiastically to the giant king about the class system, laws, constitution, military glory, and history of his homeland. After carefully listening to Gulliver’s speech, however, the king proceeds to point out the many shortcomings of Gulliver’s native land. Gulliver is unable to come up with adequate responses to the criticism. He can only stand there in embarrassed silence as the king eventually concludes that the institutions of the human world should be condemned. The author would most likely agree that Swift

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The most reasonable inference is the one that is closest to what is directly stated in the passage. The passage states in the second paragraph that Swift raised his questions “through satire” to “point out the underlying ridiculousness of the society around him.”

A manual explaining the function of a machine is an example of what type of writing?

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In a process analysis essay, an individual writes to explain how to do something or how something works. A manual is a type of process analysis.

A passenger is halfway between Buchanan Street and Queen Street. How many more stops would it take him if he took the underground to Partick rather than the suburban rail?

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From Queen Street to Partick there is only one stop in between on suburban rail: Charing Cross. From Buchanan Street to Partick there are five stops on the underground. This is a difference of four stops.

With an unlimited number of transfers, what is the minimum number of stops when travelling from Argyle to Kelvinhall, assuming trains run in both directions throughout all lines?

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The shortest route from Argyle to Kelvinhall starts on the suburban rail: Argyle to Central (stop 1) to Anderston (stop 2) to Exhibition Centre (stop 3) to Partick (stop 4). From Partick you can switch to the underground and take that to Kelvinhall (stop 5).

A concerned citizen wants to make a noise complaint regarding a loud party taking place in a neighborhood park. To what city department should he or she voice his concern?

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Even though the noise is occurring in a public place, the citizen should make all complaints regarding a possible law violation to the police department.

Gastrointestinal 797 Genetics 687-699 Glaucoma 543 Glycemia 530 In the book whose index is excerpted above, which pages probably contain the chapter on ocular degeneration?

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The chapter on ocular degeneration is probably going to be near the page on which glaucoma is discussed, page 543. Answer (A) is the choice closest to page 543.

Based on the blood pressure monitor above, what is this patient’s pulse rate?

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Your heart rate, or pulse, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. It’s the number next to the PUL abbreviation on the heart rate monitor.

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