Sample Topic: It is better to be safe than sorry.
Assignment: Do you agree or disagree with the topic statement?
Support your position with one or two specific examples from personal
experience, the experience of others, current events, history, or literature.
We had had a consuming desire to see a pony rider, but somehow or other all that
passed us streaked by in the night, and so we heard only a whiz and a hail, and
the swift phantom was gone.
But now the driver exclaims, "Here he comes!" Every neck is stretched and every
Away across the endless dead level of the prairie a black speck appears against
the sky. Soon it becomes a horse and rider, rising and falling, sweeping nearer
and nearer, and the flutter of hoofs comes faintly to the ear. Another instant
a whoop and hurrah from our upper deck, a wave of the rider's hand, but no
reply, and man and horse burst past our excited faces and go winging away like
a belated fragment of a storm!
1. At the driver's call, the people became more
A. disappointed B. eager C. frightened
D. puzzled E. hysterical
2. The people waiting to see the pony rider were most probably
A. At a hotel B. on a grandstand C. on a stagecoach
D. at a farm E. in a theater
3. The land where the people were watching was
A. flat and treeless B. hilly and rocky C. desert-like
D. farmland E. cut by deep crevasses
4. If 5 + 9 + __ = 6 + 8 + 1, then __ =
A. 1 B. 5 C. 6 D. 8 E. 9
5. If 3/4 of a number is 48, then 1/4 of the same number is
A. 12 B. 516 C.24 D. 144 E. 192
6. What is the perimeter of an equilateral triangle if one side of the triangle
has the same length as the side of a square with an area of 25?
A. 30 B. 20 C. 15 D. 10 E. 5
Directions: Each of the following questions consists of one word followed by
five words or phrases. You are to select the one word or phrase whose meaning
is closest to the word in capital letters.
A. rotate B. hurl C. arouse D. pound E. defy
A. legal B. directed C. unnecessary D. usual E. informative
A. clever B. retentive C. cooperative D. unhindered E. arid