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Verbal

Directions:
Each of the following questions consists of one word followed by five words (or phrases). You must select the word (or phrase) whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

1.   JOCKEY
(A) Horse
(B) Race
(C) Manoeuvre
(D) Lie
(E) Mend

2.   MERGE
(A) Mix
(B) Eradicate
(C) Distinguish
(D) Blend
(E) Separate

3.   PRIMOGENITOR
(A) Ancestor
(B) Late-comer
(C) Neighbour
(D) Colleague
(E) Perfectionist

Analogies

Directions:
Each of the following analogies consists of a phrase that links two words in a logical fashion. Determine the logical link between the words and select an answer choice that reflects the logical relationship evident in the question.

4.   Wheel is to car as
(A) Paddle is to canoe
(B) Paint is to wall
(C) Ball is to bat
(D) Money is to wallet
(E) Bear is to cave

5.   Plum is to prune as
(A) Apple is to juice
(B) Blood is to circulation
(C) Flower is to bud
(D) Grape is to raisin
(E) Saddle is to horse

6.   Asterisk is to aspiration as
(A) Baby is to pram
(B) Watermelon is to weary
(C) Shadow is to moon
(D) Castle is to bridge
(E) Harmony is to discord

Quantitative I

Directions:
Each of the following problems contains five possible answer choices. Solve the problem and choose the answer choice that is the best solution to the problem.

7.   If x + 6 = 12, what is x?
(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 7
(E) 8

8.   If a number, x, is doubled and five is subtracted from that product, which of the following best represents the final result?
(A) x
(B) 2x
(C) 5 - 2x
(D) 2x - 5
(E) 5(x - 2)

9.   Solve the following equation: 3-2÷1×4=
(A) -5
(B) -4
(C) 0
(D) 2.5
(E) It is not possible to solve this equation.

Quantitative II

Directions:
Each of the following problems contains five possible answer choices. Solve the problem and choose the answer choice that is the best solution to the problem.

10.   Marta eats 2 apples every 20 minutes. How many apples will she eat in one hour?
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6

11.   Kajsa had 15 close friends in Sweden. But after she moved to China, only 4 of her friends sent her letters to say “Hello”. How many friends failed to send Kajsa letters?
(A) 4
(B) 9
(C) 11
(D) 19
(E) The answer cannot be determined from the information provided.

12.   Jonathan is taller than Silvia. Silvia is shorter than Norma. Norma is taller than Grace but shorter than Jonathan. Grace is the same height as Silvia. Who is the tallest person?
(A) Grace
(B) Jonathan
(C) Norma
(D) Silvia
(E) The answer cannot be determined from the information provided.

Reading Comprehension

Directions:
Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow. For each question, use the information provided in the passage to select the best possible answer.

Example:

It has long been known that Japanese people tend to live longer than most other people on Earth. One of the explanations for this is their diet. In Japan, staple dietary items include fish, rice and vegetables. Fish provides people with a regular source of protein. But unlike many red meats, it also has a low fat content. Rice and vegetables further add to the healthiness of the Japanese diet by providing nutrients and carbohydrates. In recent years, Japanese cuisine has become more popular in Europe and North America. Ten years ago, sushi restaurants were still a rarity in many European and American cities. Today, there are sushi restaurants in most communities in major cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Toronto and Montréal. Even in small cities, most Europeans and North Americans can now get their daily fill of healthy Japanese cuisine by visiting a local restaurant. Given that obesity and poor eating habits continue to be a problem in countries throughout Europe and North America, the introduction of Japanese cuisine can only be seen in a positive light.

13.   According to the passage, Japanese cuisine
(A) is still unknown outside of Japan.
(B) is the reason Japanese people are unhealthy.
(C) is composed of red meats and fatty foods.
(D) has become more popular in Europe and North America in recent years.
(E) has replaced French food as the most preferred foreign cuisine.

14.   According to the author, the healthy combination of fish, rice and vegetables in a typical Japanese diet is most likely the reason why
(A) people in Japan tend to live longer than people in most other countries.
(B) sushi is still disliked by many people who have an aversion to fish.
(C) hamburgers and French fries are no longer the most common fast food in the United States.
(D) people travel to Japan.
(E) there is still a high rate of cancer in Japan.

15.   The author of the passage would most likely disagree with which of the following statements?
(A) The more people eat Japanese food, the healthier they will become.
(B) The introduction of Japanese cuisine to North America is a positive phenomenon.
(C) Fish, rice and vegetables constitute a salubrious diet.
(D) Japanese cuisine was very popular in Europe and North America thirty years ago.
(E) Europeans and North Americans can learn a great deal from the healthy dietary habits of the Japanese.

Essay

Directions:
Read the following topic carefully. Take a few minutes to think about the topic and to organize your thoughts.

Topic:
You cannot pass the finish line unless you start the race.

Assignment
Do you agree or disagree with the statement above? Write an essay to support your position. Use examples from literature, history, science or personal experience to justify your view.

 

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