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HSPT Exam

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Section 1: Verbal Skills

Time: 16 Minutes

Directions: Choose the best answer for Questions 1-60.

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Conservative is to liberal as pepper is to

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Cryptic most nearly means

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Sommerville is closer to the lake than Derbyville is. Dillon is closer to the lake than Sommerville is. Dillon is closer to the lake than Derbyville is. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Patient is to hospital as student is to

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Genial most nearly means

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A daft fellow is

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Incarcerate is to jail as deposit is to

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Maggie is younger than David. David is younger than Stuart. Stuart is younger than Maggie. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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An actor is a

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Savory most nearly means

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Field is to wildflower as pond is to

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Sinister most nearly means

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Tepid most nearly means

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Hour is to minute as year is to

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Micky has more trophies than Donald does. Donald has more trophies than Cal does. Cal has more trophies than Micky does. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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Colfax Avenue is longer than Speer Street. Speer Street is longer than Downing Drive. Downing Drive is longer than Mitchell Road. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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A shrewd investment is

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Discipline is the opposite of

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All professors are teachers. All teachers are tenured. All professors are tenured. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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Tension is the opposite of

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An irrevocable agreement is

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Abundant is the opposite of

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Contract is the opposite of

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Shift is the opposite of

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Cloud is to confusion as illuminate is to

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Which word does not belong with the others?

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Green Mountain is higher than Smoky Hill. Smoky Hill is lower than Windy Peak. Green Mountain is higher than Windy Peak. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Labor is the opposite of

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A provisional government is

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Which word does not belong with the others?

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Seismograph is to earthquake as speedometer is to

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Mow is to lawn as shave is to

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Daphne plays more sports than Angela. Angela plays more sports than Brittany but fewer than Trini. Trini plays more sports than Brittany. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Hypocritical most nearly means

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A satiated appetite is

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Horse is to stable as airplane is to

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Talkative is most opposite of

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

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Engaged most nearly means

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Emancipated is the opposite of

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Hootville is southwest of Jamestown. Marshdale is northeast of Kellysburg and southeast of Hootville. Marshdale is north of Jamestown. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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Grounded most nearly means

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Major is the opposite of

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The economy car is smaller than the full- size model. The luxury car is larger than the full-size model but not as big as the SUV. The SUV is not as large as the full-size model. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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An indigenous plant is

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Which of these words does not belong with the others?

Section 2: Quantitative Skills

Time: 30 Minutes

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What is the next number in this sequence: 33, 37, 41, . . . ?

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What number is 5 less than 20% of 100?

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What number is 10 less than the average of 40, 45, 50, 55, and 40?

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No tibbles are mammals. No mammals fly. All tibbles fly. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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Ice cream is to caramel sauce as hot dog is to

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What is the next number in this sequence: 75, 69, 63, . . . ?

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What number is 16 more than 1⁄2  of 32?

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What are the next two numbers in this sequence: 3, 6, 12, 24, . . . ?

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What is the cube of 3 divided by 3?

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What number is 1⁄6 of 30?

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What is the missing number in this sequence: 56, 63,             , 77, 84?

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Examine (a), (b), and (c) and choose the best answer.

a) three quarters

b) two quarters, two dimes, and one nickel

c) one quarter, four dimes, one nickel, and five pennies

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Examine (a), (b), and (c) and choose the best answer.

(a) 30% of 90

(b) 90% of 30

(c) 30% of 90%

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What number added to 30 is 1⁄4  of 124?

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What is the next number in this sequence: 1,000, 500, 250, 125, . . . ?

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What is the missing number in this sequence: 5, 10, _______, 40?

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Examine (a), (b), and (c) and choose the best answer.

(a) 7/9

(b) 0.5

(c) 4.2x0.65

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What number divided by 4 is 1⁄8  of 72?

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What is the next number in this sequence:

279, 275, 271, . . . ?

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1/3 of what number is 5 times 8?

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What is the missing number in this sequence: 5, 10, 6, 11,                 , 12?

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What number subtracted from 50 is 3 times the quotient of 36 and 9?

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1/4 of what number is 10 times 4?

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Examine (a), (b), and (c) and choose the best answer.
(a)   1⁄4  of 12

(b)  3⁄5  of 15

(c)   1⁄2  of 10

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What is the missing number in this sequence: 3, 6, 14, 28,                 , 72?

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What is the next number in this sequence: V, 10, XV, ?

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Examine (a), (b), and (c) and choose the best answer.

(a) 8^2

(b) (8 × 2)(2 × 8)

(c) 2^8

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40% of a number plus 80% of the same number equals 144. What is the number?

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What is the missing number in this sequence: 4, 8, 7, , 13?

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What number is 7 less than 4 cubed?

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What are the next two numbers in this sequence: 47, 43, 41, 41, 43, 47, . . . ?

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Examine (a), (b), and (c) and select the best answer.

(a) (4 × 7) + 2

(b) (5 × 7) - 7

(c) (3 × 9) + 1

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What number is 10 less than 7⁄8  of 112?

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Examine (a), (b), and (c) and select the best answer.

(a) 3^3 × 10

(b)  2⁄5  of 150

(c)   1⁄2  of 122

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What are the next three numbers in this sequence:

101, 102, 103, 118, 119, 120, 137, . . . ?

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What is the missing number in this sequence: 5, 20, 6, 24, 10, _____ , 26?

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The number that is 5 more than 76 is the square of what number?

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What number multiplied by 7 is 4 more than 80?

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  1. Examine (a), (b), and (c) and select the best

(a) 2(45 + 25)

(b) (45 + 25)^2

(c) 45 + 2(25)

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What is the missing term in this sequence: L3, N5, _______ , R9?

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What are the next three numbers in this sequence:

20, 21, 25, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 25, . . . ?

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What number added to 70 is a perfect cube?

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What number decreased by 20% of itself is 72?

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What number is 3 less than 3/5 of 15?

Section 3: Reading

Time: 25 Minutes

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The author of this article would most likely agree that

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The argument in favor of vocational and career training for inmates assumes which of the following?

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The word decriminalizing, as it is used in the passage, most nearly means

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According to the passage, about how many dollars would be saved per state if victim- less crimes were decriminalized?

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The term recidivism, as it is used in the passage, most nearly means

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You would expect to find the information contained in this passage in

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The word vocational, as it is used in the passage, most nearly means

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Which of the following is not a proposal for saving money provided by the passage?

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People who are opposed to the author’s proposal for vocational training would say what?

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Which of the following statements can be logically inferred from the information presented in the passage?

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As used in the passage, the word determined most nearly means

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According to the passage, which group has been successful in collecting recycled materials from consumers?

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As used in this passage, the term contented most nearly means

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For what reason did neighbors of recycling bins wish to have them removed?

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Which of the following is a lament of the author?

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Which of the following items have been placed in recycle bins?

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Which of the following words best describes the author’s attitude toward the businesses that pick up recycled materials for a fee?

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Which of the following is true given the information in the passage?

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Which of the following is not a practice of the businesses that pick up recycling?

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Which of these is not a recyclable material?

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Based on the information in the passage, which of these professions is probably not considered to be a trade?

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According to the article, vocational training is most commonly offered in which of the following settings?

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Which of the following is true?

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Which of these would be the best title for this passage?

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Which of the following did not provide inspiration to the creators of the Bill of Rights?

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Which amendment made most of the U.S. Bill of Rights apply to the states?

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What is the name of the process that made most of the U.S. Bill of Rights applicable to the states?

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According to the passage, the Bill of Rights was ratified by approximately how many of the fourteen states?

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Which of the following civil liberties would not be protected under the Bill of Rights?

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The U.S. Bill of Rights is made up of how many amendments?

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As is it used in the passage, embedded most nearly means

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This passage probably appeared in

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Which of the following is true?

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For what purpose did the government purchase the first airplane?

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As it is used in the passage, prevailing most nearly means

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Which of the following is not supported by the passage?

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A good title for this passage would be

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The author of this passage is most likely

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The reason that the author calls the Wright brothers’ sale a minor miracle is

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Which of the following terms describes the government’s attitude toward the Wright brothers’ invention?