TABE 11&12 Level A
Mathematics Practice Questions
A bucket, which is shaped like a cylinder, is 24 in. tall. The radius of the circular bottom of the bucket is 6 inches. If the bucket is completely filled with water, what is the volume of the water inside the bucket?
- 72 in³
- 144 in³
- 452.389 in³
- 2,714.34 in³
Which expression is equivalent to (2xy⁴)² (xy)5?
Solve the equation: 2x² + x – 28 = 0.
- x = -4, 3.5
- x = -3.5, 4
- x = 3.5, 4
- x = -4, -3.5
Which of the following equations could be solved to determine the average cost per container, A(x), to make x containers of popcorn?
- A(x) = ($225/x) + ($1.50x)
- A(x) = ($1.50 + $225)/x
- A(x) = $1.50x + $225
- A(x) = ($1.50x + $225)/x
75, 82, 68, 95, 74, 72, 91, 60, 72, 80
What is the mean, median, mode, and range for the data above?
- Mean: 76.9; Median: 74.5; Mode: 72; Range: 31
- Mean: 76.9; Median: 74.5; Mode: 72; Range: 35
- Mean: 77; Median: 73.5; Mode: 72; Range: 31
- Mean: 80; Median: 73; Mode: 72; Range: 35
Reading Practice Questions
Read the passage. Then, answer questions 1 and 2.
Excerpt from Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961
1 “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than in mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.
2 Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, ‘rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation’- a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.
3 Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?
4 In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it – and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
5 And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
6 My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
7 Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”
Which of the following best defines the word summons as it is used in paragraph 2 of the selection?
- To make noise
- To draw away from
- A court order
- A call to action
The writer’s purpose in this speech is best described as:
- a defamatory denunciation of global powers.
- a complaint against indolent citizens.
- a stirring and inspiring call to patriotism.
- congratulatory remarks regarding the current transition of power.
Read the passage. Then, answer questions 3 through 5
1 Americans spend about 1.5 billion dollars a day on groceries, but supermarkets and grocery stores want shoppers to spend even more. A typical grocery store has about 50,000 products to sell to customers. Grocery stores have found creative and clever methods to make sure that shoppers buy more of these products.
2 Some stores use heat maps to track which aisles customers linger in, looking at products. This helps supermarket owners and managers figure out where people spend the most time in the store. Many stores provide discount cards that not only offer reduced prices to shoppers but also can electronically track products that customers purchase. At the checkout counter customers will be offered coupons for items similar to their purchases. One supermarket has started giving customers a handheld self-checkout device linked to the store’s discount card. This device alerts customers to sales as they walk by or scan certain products. This may sound convenient, but researchers like Joseph Turow of the University of Pennsylvania worry about customer privacy and the possibility of stores selling the shopping details of their customers to other companies.
3 Store owners know that milk and eggs are common items on many grocery lists, so these items should be at the front of the store, right? Actually, most stores place those items deeper into the store so that shoppers have to pass tantalizing products on their way to get the needed items. Florists, bakeries, and produce sections are usually at the front of the store because the items in them will appeal to shoppers’ senses, enticing customers to make purchases. Managers know that red signs get the attention of shoppers and that yellow and white signs have a calming effect. They also know that the human eye is likely to focus on products that are at eye level, so that is where the most expensive products are placed on the shelves. Less expensive products are placed higher or lower. Some companies negotiate with the supermarket to ensure that their products are in prime locations to make them more appealing than a competing brand’s products.
4 While the customer is trying to spend the shortest amount of time and the least amount of money while shopping, the supermarket is trying to encourage the shopper to do the opposite. A study by a food marketing group showed that about 60% of the items bought at the supermarket were not on the customer’s original list. If it sounds sneaky, it is! But an informed customer can see through these gimmicks and avoid coming home with extra items.
In paragraph 3, which two strategies do supermarkets use to entice their customers to buy more?
- Putting bakeries in the front and avoiding negotiating with companies who want their products placed in a special location
- Placing frequently purchased products on higher shelves so customers will have to work harder to get to them and keep coupons to a minimum
- Placing popular products in the front of the store and placing less expensive products in the back
- Using colored signs to attract a customer’s eyes and placing frequently purchased products in the back of the store
According to paragraph 2, supermarkets give customers a “self-checkout device linked to the store’s discount card.” Why might this device pose a threat to its customers?
- Customers will prefer discount cards instead
- Privacy laws will be violated and the customers could be charged
- If the information they gather is sold, that may be detrimental to the customers
- Inexperienced customers may misuse the device
How does the author advance his or her point of view in the article?
- The author describes the methods supermarkets use to get customers to spend more money.
- The author focuses on how Americans grocery shop.
- The author focuses on heat maps.
- The author describes the products commonly purchased by Americans.
Which sentence from the article best supports the answer to Part A?
- “A study by a food marketing group showed that about 60% of the items bought at the supermarket were not on the customer’s original list.”
- “Grocery stores have found creative and clever methods to make sure that shoppers buy more of these products.”
- “This helps supermarket owners and managers figure out where people spend the most time in the store.”
- “But an informed customer can see through these gimmicks and avoid coming home with extra items.”
Writing Practice Questions
Read the two sentences:
The pilgrims were not afraid of the sea voyage and all its hardships; they felt sure they were doing as they were meant to do.
They arrived safely after their journey and built a little village by the sea.
What does the word hardships mean as used in the first sentence?
Which of the following sentences contains two homonyms?
- My brother and I just arrived here and are excited to hear the symphony.
- She is a very approachable and open person.
- He entertained the idea of asking his friends to visit for a weekend.
- Amy used the broom to clear debris from the floor of the room.
Read the following sentence.
When you write the body of your essay, remember that each main point you make should have its own paragraph and flow logically from the previous point.
This sentence would most likely be included in what type of text?
- A persuasive text
- An expository text
- A text written to entertain
- A narrative text
Which of the following sentences provides an example of parallel structure?
- John enjoys fishing, camping, and playing his guitar.
- We will be reading our books by the pool and we will swim afterwards.
- My friend loves to cook as well as biking.
- They went to the fairground and were deciding whether to buy cotton candy.
Which of the following sentences is the best example of descriptive text?
- Chris had a snack as soon as he came home this afternoon because he forgot to bring his lunch to work.
- My dog, Muffin, always barks at squirrels outside, even though she cannot reach them.
- We will bring some bread, a pie, and a salad to our grandmother’s house when we visit her next weekend.
- The chilly wind was blowing fiercely, and she was glad that she had chosen to wear her thick sweater and red scarf.