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Question: By the time they reach adulthood, most people can perform many different activities involving motor skills. Motor skills involve such diverse tasks as riding a bicycle, threading a needle, and cooking a dinner. What all these activities have in common is their dependence on precision and timing of muscular movement.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
A.most adults have not refined their motor skills.
B.all adults know how to ride a bicycle.
C.refined motor skills are specifically limited to adults.
D.children perform fewer fine motor activities in a day than adults do.
E.threading a needle is a precise motor skill.
Answer: Option E

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Question 1. Most Reality TV centers on two common motivators: fame and money. The shows transform waitresses, hairdressers, investment bankers, counselors, and teachers, to name a few, from obscure figures to house-hold names. A lucky few successfully parlay their fifteen minutes of fame into celebrity. The luckiest stars of Reality TV also reap huge financial rewards for acts including eating large insects, marrying someone they barely know, and revealing their innermost thoughts to millions of people.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
  1.    the stars of Reality TV are interested in being rich and famous.
  2.    Reality TV is the best thing that has happened to network television in a long time.
  3.    for Reality TV stars, fame will last only as long as their particular television show.
  4.    traditional dramas and sitcoms are being replaced by Reality TV programming at an alarming rate.
  5.    Reality TV shows represent a new wave of sensationalistic, low quality programming.
Answer: Option A
Question 2. The image of a knitter as an older woman sitting in a comfortable, old-fashioned living room with a basket of yarn at her feet and a bun in her hair is one of the past. As knitting continues to become more popular and increasingly trendy, it is much more difficult to describe the average knitter. Knitters today might be 18, 28, 40, or 65. They might live in a big urban center and take classes in a knitting shop that doubles as a café or they may gather in suburban coffee shops to support one another in knitting and other aspects of life. They could be college roommates knitting in their dorm room or two senior citizens knitting in a church hall. Even men are getting in the act. It would be incredibly difficult to come up with an accurate profile of a contemporary knitter to replace that image of the old woman with the basket of yarn!
This paragraph best supports the statement that
  1.    people are returning to knitting in an attempt to reconnect with simpler times.
  2.    knitting is now more of a group activity, as opposed to an individual hobby.
  3.    creating an accurate profile of a particular type of person depends on the people in this group having traits and characteristics in common.
  4.    today's knitters are much less accomplished than knitters of the past.
  5.    young people are turning to knitting in record numbers.
Answer: Option C
Question 3. Close-up images of Mars by the Mariner 9 probe indicated networks of valleys that looked like the stream beds on Earth. These images also implied that Mars once had an atmosphere that was thick enough to trap the sun's heat. If this were true, something happened to Mars billions of years ago that stripped away the planet's atmosphere.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
  1.    Mars now has little or no atmosphere.
  2.    Mars once had a thicker atmosphere than Earth does.
  3.    the Mariner 9 probe took the first pictures of Mars.
  4.    Mars is closer to the sun than Earth is.
  5.    Mars is more mountainous than Earth is.
Answer: Option A
Question 4. During the last six years, the number of practicing physicians has increased by about 20%. During the same time period, the number of healthcare managers has increased by more than 600%. These percentages mean that many doctors have lost the authority to make their own schedules, determine the fees that they charge, and decide on prescribed treatments.
This paragraph best supports the statement that doctors
  1.    resent the interference of healthcare managers.
  2.    no longer have adequate training.
  3.    care a great deal about their patients.
  4.    are less independent than they used to be.
  5.    are making a lot less money than they used to make.
Answer: Option D
Question 5. Forest fires feed on decades-long accumulations of debris and leap from the tops of young trees into the branches of mature trees. Fires that jump from treetop to treetop can be devastating. In old-growth forests, however, the shade of mature trees keeps thickets of small trees from sprouting, and the lower branches of mature trees are too high to catch the flames.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
  1.    forest fire damage is reduced in old-growth forests.
  2.    small trees should be cut down to prevent forest fires.
  3.    mature trees should be thinned out to prevent forest fires
  4.    forest fires do the most damage in old-growth forests.
  5.    old-growth forests have a larger accumulation of forest debris.
Answer: Option A
Question 6. For too long, school cafeterias, in an effort to provide food they thought would be appetizing to young people, mimicked fast-food restaurants, serving items such as burgers and fries, pizza, hot dogs, and fried chicken. School districts nationwide are now addressing this trend by incorporating some simple and inexpensive options that will make cafeteria lunches healthier while still appealing to students.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
  1.    school cafeterias have always emphasized nutritional guidelines over any other considerations.
  2.    young people would rather eat in a school cafeteria than a local fast-food restaurant.
  3.    school lunch menus are becoming healthier due to major new initiatives on the part of school districts.
  4.    it is possible to make school lunches both healthier and appealing without spending a great deal of money and undertaking a radical transformation.
  5.    vegetarian lunch options would greatly improve the nutritional value of the school lunch program.
Answer: Option D

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