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ISEE Upper Level

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Initial

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Mannequin

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Agenda

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Adversary

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Personify

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Equity

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Anthology

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Opaque

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Palpable

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Fathom

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Diminish

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Perpetuate

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Admonish

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Depict

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Epitome

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Transitory

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Alfred Jarry’s first play, Ubu Roi, is considered the first work of the theater of the absurd; although it caused a scandal when it opened in 1896, today it is ------- for its innovative plot.

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Incite

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Poet-novelist Rita Dove, former United States Poet Laureate, was the ------ of the 1966 Heinz Award in the category of arts and humanities.

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Many people raise their voices in an argument, as though higher volume ------- a greater ability to persuade.

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In the second half of the nineteenth century, the number of American bison, which were once ------- , began to decline as the bison became a source of food for westward-moving pioneers and railroad workers.

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Unlike other great apes, which are social, orangutans are ------- creatures except for playful juveniles and mothers with babies.

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The article on gene splicing was so ------- that only a handful of the students were able to understand it.

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The first African American actor to attain international ------- was Ira Aldridge, one of the leading Shakespearean performers of the 1800s.

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Ancient cave paintings of the sun, the moon, and wild animals ------- to the inherent human desire and ability to portray the environment.

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Each afternoon the shepherd would drive his flock along the narrow road, effectively ------- the way for an hour.

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The city council looked at the proposal for a new library with an indifference that bordered on ------.

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The art of Frida Kahlo was strongly ------- by her lifelong interest in and -------- with Mexican folklore and culture

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Like most other ------- medical conditions, arthritis is not curable; physicians do their best, however, to ------- its symptoms.

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Although much of the worst pollution has been ------- in the United States, traces of many toxic chemicals still -------.

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Queen Victoria had mixed opinions on the emancipation of women: while she ------- education for women, she ------- their right to vote

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The ------ observer of a lichen growing on a rock would never suspect that it was a ------- of life-forms interacting with one another.

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If the authors had written with more ------- and avoided such ------ language, their articles would have had more power.

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Despite the ------ I felt at the thought of meeting Luisa, our business was transacted in an atmosphere that was clearly -------.

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Because the caretaker had led a ------- lifestyle for most of his life, his million dollar ------- to the settlement house amazed the trustees

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If *n** = 4*n *+ 3, what is the value of 8*?

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If *x *– *y *= 3, then which expression is equal to *y*?

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If the sum of all integers from 1 to 1,000, inclusive, is x, then which expression represents the sum of all integers from 1 to 998, inclusive?

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If the length of the base of a triangle is increased by 10 percent and the height is decreased by 20 percent, what is the percent decrease in the area of the triangle?

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If *m *is a positive integer and (*x *+ 7)^{2} = *x*^{2} + *mx *+ 49, what is the value of *m*?

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Joshua was trying to calculate the mean of his test scores. He did not know what he had scored on each of the first 4 tests but knew that the sum of his scores was 370. If Joshua scored an 85 on his fifth test, then what was the mean of all 5 scores?

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A rectangle has an area of 110 inches^{2}. If the length and the width of the rectangle are measured in whole inches, what is the least possible perimeter of the rectangle?

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What is the value of the expression

3(3^{2} + 3^{3} ) / 9 (3 + 9) ?

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Jim and Maud are playing a game using number cubes. Each player rolls two number cubes, numbered 1 through 6, and the sum of the numbers is recorded.

- Jim receives a point if his sum is a 6
- Maud receives a point if her sum is either 6 or a 4

Who has a greater probability of receiving a point?

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What is the maximum value for *y*, if *y *= 2*x*^{2} + 1 for –2 ≤ *x ≤* 1?

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John and Erin were both jogging on the same path, each at a constant speed, and Erin at a faster speed than John. When Erin started jogging, John had jogged 500 meters. Which one piece of additional information, in meters per minute, would be needed to determine how long, in minutes, Erin had been jogging when she caught up with John?

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Column A: 5+2x(4+3)

Column B: 19

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A parking meter filled with $4.50 in dimes and quarters contains twice as many dimes as quarters. (Note: 1 dime = $.10; 1 quarter = $.25) Column A: The total value of the quarters Column B: $3.00

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The perimeter of a rectangle is 50 inches.

Column A: The area of the rectangle

Column B: 144 square inches

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The product of 3 consecutive integers is 210.

Column A: The greatest of 3 consecutive integers

Column B: 10

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Column A: 25n-1

Column B: 25(n-1)

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A 6-sided number cube, numbered 1 to 6, is rolled and a coin is tossed.

Column A: If a number less than 3 is rolled on the cube, the probability of the coin landing tails up

Column B: If an odd number is rolled on the cube, the probability of the coin landing heads up

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In February, apples were selling for $1.50 a pound. In March, the price of apples was 10% higher than the February price. In April, the price of apples was 10% lower than the March price.

Column A: The price of apples in April

Column B: $1.50

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The primary purpose of the passage is to

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A jar contains 5 candies: 2 orange candies and 3 green candies. One candy is selected at random and replaced. Then a second candy is selected.

Column A: The probability that both candies selected are green.

Column B: The probability that the first candy selected is green

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In line 4, "minute" most nearly means

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The author caused the larvae to decorate their cocoons with stripes by

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In line 8, the author describes the caddis larvae as “rather dull” because they

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In the final sentence (lines 33–36), the author suggests that the caddis larvae were

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Which best expresses the main idea of the passage?

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The author implies that totem pole carving was

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Which best describes the organization of lines 8–17?

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What most probably led the author to experiment with caddis larvae?

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According to the passage, which is true of totem poles?

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The author of the passage appears to care most deeply about the fact that

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According to the passage, a museum helped preserve the art of totem pole carving by

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The primary purpose of the passage is to

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In line 6, "pundits" most nearly means

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The author of the passage does all of the following EXCEPT

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Which conclusion can best be drawn from the two studies summarized in the second paragraph (lines 12–39)?

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The author’s tone when discussing the news media is best described as

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The purpose of the last paragraph (lines 40–55) is to

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The passage is primarily concerned with

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According to the passage, medieval pageants and festivals for the poor were appealing because they

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The author suggests that we do not understand the “keenness” (line 10) of certain pleasures enjoyed by medieval people because we

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In the second paragraph (lines 24–34), the author states that the concept of “family” did not exist because

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The author most likely uses similar terms from different languages (lines 38–42) in order to

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The passage suggests that loyalty to a king rather than to a lord had which advantage?

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The primary purpose of the passage is to

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The mood of the first paragraph (lines 1–10) can best be described as one of

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It can be inferred that Wright and Lamp required Charlie Doyon to give them money before joining their business because they

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The phrase “my foray into the unknown” (line 15) refers to Wright’s

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The sentence “I so admired Robie’s courage and resourcefulness that we became friends of the heart” (lines 24–26) is included in order to

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In line 31, "inveigle" most nearly means

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A jar contains 5 red balls, 6 blue balls, and 8 white balls. If one ball is chosen at random and then returned to the jar, and a second ball is chosen at random, what is the probability that both balls will be red?

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What is the value of the numerical expression 3.2 × 10^{7} + 4.1 × 10^{5}?

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Which value is NOT equal to 2/3?

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If (8.05 + 1.95)*t *= *t*, then what is the value of *t*?

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For what value of x is the equation:

x+3/3+x = 0 true?

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What is the value of the numerical expression √25+144?

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Two machines are used to make the same kind of electronic parts. Machine A makes 2 times the number of defective parts as Machine B. There was a total of 6 defective parts made yesterday by both machines. How many defective parts did Machine B make yesterday?

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Lisa has taken three tests so far in her Biology class. Her scores on these tests are 93, 89, and 95. The score on her final exam will be counted twice in her mean. What is the lowest score she can get on her final exam and have a mean score of no less than 93?

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If n and m are prime numbers, what is the least common multiple of 8n, 6nm, and 4n^2?

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If 3x-3=xy-y and x≠1, what is the value of y?

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Which expression is equivalent to the expression (*x *– 2)(*x *+ 3)?

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Point (1, 8) is on a circle with center (–2, 4). What is the radius of the circle?

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Terri is planning a survey to try to determine the average number of hours students at her school spend watching TV. Which sample of students will give her the most reliable information about the students in her school?

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The 6-member debate team plans to send 3 of its members to a conference. How many combinations of 3 members are possible from the 6-member team?

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Which describes all values of *x *for which

|4x-7|≥9

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Which is the most reasonable unit to use when measuring the length of a leaf?

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A bag contains 4 green marbles, 5 blue marbles, 2 yellow marbles, and 4 orange marbles. Kate randomly removes 1 marble from the bag and keeps it. Joanne then randomly removes a marble from the bag. If the marble Kate removed from the bag was yellow, what is the probability that the marble Joanne removed was green?

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What is the solution set for *x*^{2} + 49 = 0?

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The formula for the surface area of a sphere is *SA *= 4π*r*^{2}, where *r *is the radius of the sphere. A sphere has a surface area of 16π cm^{2}. What is the radius of this sphere?

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