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Paragraph Comprehension Sample Test

This is a sample question to help you get familiar with the format of the test

You will see a passage on your page like this one:

Black holes are among some of the most massive celestial bodies in the Milky Way galaxy. They are the "dark stars" of the night sky who contribute to our celestial neighborhood in a number of significant ways. One of which being directing traffic throughout galaxies and creating steller neighborhoods. In fact, an example of this is a massive blackhole located at the center of our own galaxy. At the center of our Milky Way lies a massive Black Hole which goes by the name of Sagittarius A*. This blackhole alone comprises nearly 1/400th the mass of the total milky way galaxy; with a mass of approximately 4 million solar masses! Scientists believe that this blackhole may be responsible for the star patterns me see in the milky way as well as the infamous spiral structure the galaxy is known for...

Below the paragraph you will be presented with a question like this:

1) Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

After reading the question, select the answer you believe to be the most correct response. Select the black buttons below to record your response.

Responses are only final when you select the "Next Section" button.

A) Sagittarius A* is among the smallest black holes

B) Black holes are often very bright

C) Black holes are unimportant in galaxies

D) Black Holes are more massive than planets

Select the "Next Section" button to reveal the answer.

D is the correct answer!

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The evidence is growing and is more convincing than ever! People of all ages who are generally inactive can improve their health and well-being by becoming active at a moderate intensity on a regular basis. Regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of dying of coronary heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death, and decreases the risk of stroke, colon cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It also helps to control weight; contributes to healthy bones, muscles, and joints; reduces falls among older adults; helps to relieve the pain of arthritis; reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression; and is associated with fewer hospitalizations, physician visits, and medications. Moreover, physical activity need not be strenuous to be beneficial; people of all ages benefit from participating in regular, moderate-intensity physical activity, such as 30 minutes of brisk walking five or more times a week.

Despite the proven benefits of physical activity, more than 50 percent of American adults do not get enough physical activity to provide health benefits. Twenty-five percent of adults are not active at all in their leisure time. Activity decreases with age and is less common among women than men and among those with lower income and less education. Furthermore, there are racial and ethnic differences in physical activity rates, particularly among women. Insufficient physical activity is not limited to adults. More than a third of young people in grades 9–12 do not regularly engage in vigorous-intensity physical activity. Daily participation in high school physical education classes dropped from 42 percent in 1991 to 32 percent in 2001.

Physical activity can bring you many health benefits. People who enjoy participating in moderate-intensity or vigorous-intensity physical activity on a regular basis benefit by lowering their risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, and colon cancer by 30–50 percent. Additionally, active people have lower premature death rates than people who are the least active.

1) On this project, Nico and Alexandra were (allies).

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2) (Random Name)'s took 5 tests this year and had these scores: (random number 1), (random number 2), (random number 3), (random number 4), (random number 5). What (Random Name)'s average score on these 5 tests?

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3) A box of chocolate has 50 pieces of chocolate. (Random number) of these peices have nuts in them. What percentage of pieces do not have nuts in them?

A) (25% correct)

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4) (Random name)'s teacher assigns (random number) pages of reading each week. If (Random name) starts reading on Sunday and reads (random number) of pages a day, what day will she finish her reading for the week?

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5) (Random name) deposits $(random number * 1000) in their savings account. If they earns (random number)% on their savings account each year, how much money will (Random name) have in 2 years?