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General Science

1. Radium is stored in lead containers because:
(A) the lead absorbs the harmful radiation.
(B) radium is a heavy substance.
(C) lead prevents the disintegration of the radium.
(D) lead is cheap.

2. The thin, clear layer that forms the outer coat of the eyeball is called the:
(A) pupil.
(B) iris.
(C) lens.
(D) cornea.

Arithmetic Reasoning

1. A woman's weekly salary is increased from $350 to $380. The percent of increase is, most nearly:
(A) 6 percent.
(B) 8.5 percent.
(C) 10 percent.
(D) 12.5 percent.

2. A car can travel 24 miles on a gallon of gasoline. How many gallons will be used on a 192-mile trip?
(A) 8
(B) 9
(C) 10
(D) 11

Word Knowledge

Choose which of the word choices most nearly means the same as the underlined word.1. The packages were kept in a secure place.
(A) Distant
(B) Safe
(C) Convenient
(D) Secret

2. Villainous most nearly means:
(A) untidy.
(B) dignified.
(C) homely.
(D) wicked.

Paragraph Comprehension

Read the paragraph(s) and select the lettered choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.The Supreme Court was established by Article 3 of the Constitution. Since 1869, it has been made up of nine members - the chief justice and eight associate justices - who are appointed for life. Supreme Court justices are named by the president and must be confirmed by the Senate.1. The Supreme Court:
(A) was established in 1869.
(B) consists of nine justices.
(C) consists of justices appointed by the Senate.
(D) changes with each presidential election.

2. In the relations of man to nature, the procuring of food and shelter is fundamental. With the migration of man to various climates, ever-new adjustments to the food supply and to the climate became necessary.

According to the passage, the means by which man supplies his material needs are:

(A) adequate.
(B) inadequate.
(C) limited.
(D) varied.

Mathematics Knowledge

1. In a bag there are red, green, black, and white marbles. If there are 6 red, 8 green, 4 black, and 12 white ones, and one marble is to be selected at random, what is the probability that it will be white?
(A) 1/5
(B) 2/5
(C) 4/15
(D) 2/15

2. (3+2)(6-2)(7+1) = (4+4)(x). What is the value of x?
(A) 13+2
(B) 14+4
(C) 4+15
(D) 8+12

Electronics Information

1. Microfarads are units of measurement usually associated with:
(A) sockets.
(B) witches.
(C) capacitors.
(D) connectors.

2. Comparing Nos. 00, 8, 12, and 6 A.W.G. wires, the smallest of the group is:
(A) No. 00
(B) No. 8
(C) No. 12
(D) No. 6

Auto & Shop Information

1. The purpose of the ignition coil in a gasoline engine is primarily to:
(A) raise the current.
(B) raise the voltage.
(C) smooth the current.
(D) smooth the voltage.

2. A lathe would normally be used in making which of the following items?
(A) A hockey stick
(B) A picture frame
(C) A bookcase
(D) A baseball bat

Mechanical Aptitude

1. Which of the other gears is moving in the same direction as gear 2?


(A) Gear 1
(B) Gear 3
(C) Neither of the other gears
(D) Both of the other gears

Assembling Objects

1. Match corresponding letters to connect the parts at the right points and create a shape. Choose which picture below accurately reflects the shape that would be formed.


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