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  1. English/Literature:<br />Which of the following is NOT a literary device?<br />
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    Metaphor<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Foreshadowing
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Alliteration
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Paragraphs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Paragraphs

    Literary devices are tools used by writers to create a certain effect. Paragraphs are simply the way in which text is broken up in a piece of writing.

  2. Which sentence is correctly using a semicolon (;)?
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    Today was bad; really bad.<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Okay; thanks for the heads up.<br />
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    Incorrect
    Some people like school; other people hate it.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Don't cry; I understand<br />why you're<br />upset.<br />
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The third option!

    Semicolons proper usage is to link together closely related ideas, and must be used with two independent clauses (i.e. sentences that can stand on their own).

  3. History: Which chain of events in American history is in correct order?<br />
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    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The first option!

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, The Constitution was drafted in May of 1787 and ratified later that year in September. The Louisiana Purchase took place in 1803, and the slave trade officially ended five years later in 1808.

  4. Who was the fifth president of the United States?
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    Incorrect
    James<br />Madison<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    John<br />Adams<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Thomas<br />Jefferson<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    James Monroe
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    James Monroe!

  5. Approximately<br />how many Americans died in the Civil War?<br />
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    Incorrect
    One<br />million<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    400,500
    Correct
    Incorrect
    620,000
    Correct
    Incorrect
    890,000
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Approx. 620,000.

  6. Science: What are the first three elements in the periodic table of elements?
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    Incorrect
    Hydrogen,<br />helium,<br />lithium<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Helium,<br />hydrogen,<br />berillium<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hydrogen,<br />boron,<br />carbon<br />
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    Incorrect
    Carbon,<br />nitrogen,<br />oxygen<br />
  7. What number is often used in physics as an approximation of earth's gravity?
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    Incorrect
    Avogadro's<br />number<br />(6.02 x 10^23)<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    G=6.67 x 10^-11
    Correct
    Incorrect
    9.81 m/s^2
    Correct
    Incorrect
    I don't know
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    9.81m/s^2.

  8. From most outward to inward, what are the four layers of the earth?
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    Crust,<br />mantle,<br />outer-core,<br />inner-core<br />
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    Incorrect
    Mantle,<br />crust,<br />outer-core,<br />inner-core<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Inner-core,<br />outer-core,<br />mantle,<br />crust<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Once again, I'm lost
  9. Math: Which of these definitions accurately describes a parabola?
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    Incorrect
    A linear<br />graph<br />
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A symmetrical<br />open plane curve<br />
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    Incorrect
    An exponential<br />function<br />
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    Incorrect
    A line with<br />multiple<br />points<br />
  10. Which of these functions below represents the function f(x)=|x|
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    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
  11. What does "i" stand for in math equations?
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    A variable<br />
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    Incorrect
    Imaginary<br />number<br />
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    Incorrect
    Integer
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    Incorrect
    Identity<br />of an<br />operation<br />

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