Math

LEAP Practice Test Grade 8 Mathematics Session 1 Question 25

A company used about 7.4 × 105 sheets of paper in a month. Of the paper used during the month, the accounting department used about 8.9 × 103 of the sheets. About how many sheets of paper were used by other departments during the month?

(A) 1.5 × 102
(B) 1.5 × 103
(C) 7.3 × 104
(D) 7.3 × 105
English

True narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours. True narcolepsy is extremely dangerous.

a.  While true narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours and is extremely dangerous.
b. The sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours, which is true narcolepsy but extremely dangerous.
c. True narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours, yet narcolepsy is extremely dangerous.
d. True narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours, and it is extremely dangerous.
United States History

The “energy crisis” of 1973 started when

(A) Arab countries refused to ship petroleum to countries friendly to Israel
(B) Congress refused to authorize oil drilling in Alaska
(C) oil reserves in Texas and Oklahoma began to run dry
(D) the public refused to support the building of nuclear power plants
(E) the United States decided to end all imports of foreign petroleum
English

Some people believe fairy tales are merely children’s stories. Some people believe fairy tales carry important psychological truths for adults.

a. When some believe they carry important psychological truths for adults, some people believe fairy tales are merely children’s stories.
b. Some people believe fairy tales are merely children’s stories, whereupon some believe they carry important psychological truths for adults.
c. Because some believe fairy tales carry important psychological truths for adults, some people believe fairy tales are merely children’s stories.
d. Some people believe fairy tales are merely children’s stories, yet some believe they carry important psychological truths for adults.
English

The authorities, fearing a ______ of their power, called for a military state in the hopes of restoring order.

a. subversion
b. premonition
c. predilection
d. infusion
e. inversion
English

I only want ……. little sugar in my tea, please.

(a) a
(b) the
(c) such
English

Candace would ______ her little sister into an argument by teasing her and calling her names.

a. advocate
b. provoke
c. perforate
d. lamente
e. expunge
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 19

Questions 18 – 20 are based on the excerpt below.

“The system of quotas . . . was the first major pillar of the Immigration Act of 1924. The second provided for the exclusion of persons ineligible to citizenship…. Ineligibility to citizenship and exclusion applied to the peoples of all the nations of East and South Asia. Nearly all Asians had already been excluded from immigration. . . . The exclusion of persons ineligible to citizenship in 1924… completed Asiatic exclusion. . . . Moreover, it codified the principle of racial exclusion into the main body of American immigration and naturalization law.”

Mae M. Ngai, historian, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, 2004

The Immigration Act of 1924 most directly reflected

(A) cultural tensions between scientific modernism and religious fundamentalism in the 1920s
(B) conflicts arising from the migration of African Americans to urban centers in the North
(C) the emergence of an increasingly national culture in the 1920s shaped by art, cinema, and mass media
(D) social tensions emerging from the First World War
Logic & Reasoning

Applying for Seasonal Employment occurs when a person requests to be considered for a job that is dependent on a particular season or time of year. Which situation below is the best example of Applying for Seasonal Employment?

a. The ski instructors at Top of the Peak Ski School work from December through March.
b. Matthew prefers jobs that allow him to work outdoors.
c. Lucinda makes an appointment with the beach resort restaurant manager to interview for the summer waitressing position that was advertised in the newspaper.
d. Doug’s ice cream shop stays open until 11 p.m. during the summer months.