College Prep Test

A: trepidation : courage
B: surfeit : food
C: confederation : state
D: computer : harddrive
E: serenity : equanimity

A: embellishment : overstated
B: isolation : sequestered
C: cupidity : bellicose
D: nonplus : perplexed
E: magnitude : unabridged

A: incinerate : heat
B: garrote : asphyxiate
C: contest : decry
D: acknowledge : apprehend
E: animate : enervate

4) Because of his success as a comedian, directors were loath to consider him for ____ roles.
A: dramatic
B: leading
C: comedic
D: musical
E: supporting

5) Man has no choice but to seek truth, he is made uncomfortable and frustrated without truth - thus, the quest for truth is part of what makes us ____ .
A: human
B: noble
C: aggressive
D: different
E: intelligent

6) Though he claimed the business was ____, his irritability ____ that claim.
A: booming, affirmed
B: sound, belied
C: downsizing, vindicated
D: expanding, supported
E: static, contradicted

7) If n is an odd integer, which one of the following is an even integer?
A: n/4
B: 3n + 2
C: n(n + 3)
D: nn
E: 2n + 3

8) The digits of a three-digit number add up to 18. If the ten's digit is twice the hundred's digit and the hundred's digit is 1/3 the unit's digit, what is the number?
A: 246
B: 855
C: 369
D: 893
E: 531

9) Define x # y by the equation x # y = xy - y. Then 2 # 3 =
A: 15
B: 3
C: 18
D: 1
E: 12

10) Scott starts jogging from point X to point Y. A half-hour later his friend Garrett who jogs 1 mile per hour slower than twice Scott's rate starts from the same point and follows the same path. If Garrett overtakes Scott in 2 hours, how many miles will Garrett have covered?
A: 6 2/3
B: 6
C: 3 1/3
D: 4
E: 2 1/5

11) The advancement of technology has not lost its steam; it ____ on as fiercely as ever.
A: rages
B: edges
C: trudges
D: ambles
E: meanders

12) The citizenry had become so ____ by the presidents ____ that the latest financial scandal did not even make the front page of the newspapers.
A: distraught, magnanimity
B: disgusted, peccadilloes
C: fascinated, impropriety
D: jaded, indiscretions
E: regretful, personification

13) Today Wegener's theory is ____ ; however, he died an outsider treated with ____ by the scientific establishment.
A: dismissed - contempt
B: unchallenged - disdain
C: unsupported - approval
D: unrivalled - reverence
E: accepted - approbation

14) Each occupation has its own ____ ; bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example, all use among themselves language which outsiders have difficulty following.
A: disadvantages
B: merits
C: problems
D: rewards
E: jargon

15) ____ by nature, Smith spoke very little even to his own family members.
A: equivocal
B: taciturn
C: gregarious
D: arrogant
E: garrulous

16) Reproductive instincts are of such ____ adaptive value to living organisms, that we would expect most organisms to ____ them.
A: ambivalent - develop
B: clear - avoid
C: significant - eschew
D: obvious - possess
E: meager - evolve

17) The peasants were the least ____ of all people, bound by tradition and ____ by superstitions.
A: enthralled - tied
B: conventional - encumbered
C: enfranchised - rejected
D: free - fettered
E: pinioned - limited

18) Many people at that time believed that spices help preserve food; however, Hall found that many marketed spices were ____ bacteria, molds and yeasts.
A: active against
B: devoid of
C: teeming with
D: improved by
E: destroyed by

19) If there is nothing to absorb the energy of sound waves, they travel on ____ , but their intensity ____ as they travel further from their source.
A: eternally - alleviates
B: erratically - mitigates
C: steadily - stabilizes
D: indefinitely - diminishes
E: forever - increases

20) The two artists differed markedly in their temperaments; Palmer was reserved and courteous, Frazer ____ and boastful.
A: phlegmatic
B: choleric
C: tractable
D: stoic
E: constrained