TABE 11&12 Level M
Math Practice Questions
Look at the expression.
14 + x/4
Evaluate the expression for x = 12.
Evaluate the expression for x=24.
Which pair of numbers has a greatest common factor (GCF) of 30?
- 5 and 30
- 15 and 30
- 20 and 60
- 60 and 90
The price of oranges at three different stores is shown below.
Store A sells oranges for $1.40 per pound.
Store B sells 5 pounds of oranges for $6.00.
Store C sells 4 pounds of oranges for $4.36.
Which of these is a true statement?
- Store A sells oranges at the lowest rate.
- Store C sells oranges at the lowest rate.
- Store B charges a lower rate for oranges than Store C.
- Store C charges the same rate for oranges as Store A.
Two girls earn money babysitting. Lisa had 16 babysitting jobs this month. She had 4 times as many babysitting jobs as Millie.
In which equation does the box represent the number of babysitting jobs Millie had?
- 4 + □ = 16
- 4 × □ = 16
- 16 + 4 = □
- 16 × 4 = □
Which of the following question(s) is a statistical question? Select all that apply.
- What is the life expectancy of a 68 year old woman?
- How many blocks were used to construct the KuKulcan Pyramids at Chichen Itza in Mexico?
- What is the weight of the largest newborn baby born at County Hospital?
- What is the distance from Earth to the moon when they are closest together?
Reading Practice Questions
Read the passage. Then answer questions 1 through 4.
1 Americans spend about 1.5 billion dollars a day on groceries, but supermarkets and grocery stores want shoppers to spend even more. A typical grocery store has about 50,000 products to sell to customers. Grocery stores have found creative and clever methods to make sure that shoppers buy more of these products.
2 Some stores use heat maps to track which aisles customers linger in, looking at products. This helps supermarket owners and managers figure out where people spend the most time in the store. Many stores provide discount cards that not only offer reduced prices to shoppers but also can electronically track products that customers purchase. At the checkout counter, customers will be offered coupons for items similar to their purchases. One supermarket has started giving customers a handheld self-checkout device linked to the store’s discount card. This device alerts customers to sales as they walk by or scan certain products. This may sound convenient, but researchers like Joseph Turow of the University of Pennsylvania worry about customer privacy and the possibility of stores selling the shopping details of their customers to other companies.
3 Store owners know that milk and eggs are common items on many grocery lists, so these items should be at the front of the store, right? Actually, most stores place those items deeper into the store so that shoppers have to pass tantalizing products on their way to get the needed items. Florists, bakeries, and produce sections are usually at the front of the store because the items in them will appeal to shoppers’ senses, enticing customers to make purchases. Managers know that red signs get the attention of shoppers and that yellow and white signs have a calming effect. They also know that the human eye is likely to focus on products that are at eye level, so that is where the most expensive products are placed on the shelves. Less expensive products are placed higher or lower. Some companies negotiate with the supermarket to ensure that their products are in prime locations to make them more appealing than a competing brand’s products.
4 While the customer is trying to spend the shortest amount of time and the least amount of money while shopping, the supermarket is trying to encourage the shopper to do the opposite. A study by a food marketing group showed that about 60% of the items bought at the supermarket were not on the customer’s original list. If it sounds sneaky, it is! But an informed customer can see through these gimmicks and avoid coming home with extra items.
Which of these is the best summary of the article?
- Supermarkets set up their stores in a very specific way in order for their shoppers to have the best possible experience
- Customers should be informed about supermarket strategies that entice them to buy more items than were originally on their list
- Supermarkets use some tricky techniques to get their customers to spend more time and buy more things in their stores
- Technology has become one of the most successful methods that supermarkets employ to study customer buying trends
According to paragraph 2, supermarkets give customers a “self-checkout device linked to the store’s discount card.” Why might this device pose a threat to its customers?
- If the information they gather is sold, that may be detrimental to the customers
- Inexperienced customers may misuse the device
- Customers will prefer discount cards instead
- Privacy laws will be violated and the customers could be charged
In paragraph 3, what are 2 strategies supermarkets use to entice their customers to buy more?
- Using colored signs to attract a customer’s eyes and placing frequently purchased products in the back of the store
- Placing frequently purchased products on higher shelves so customers will have to work harder to get to them and keep coupons to a minimum
- Placing popular products in the front of the store and placing less expensive products in the back
- Putting bakeries in the front and avoiding negotiating with companies who want their products placed in a special location
Read this sentence from the article.
Many stores provide discount cards that not only offer reduced prices to shoppers but also can electronically track products that customers purchase.
Which word means the same as track as it is used in the sentence?
Read the passage. Then answer question 5.
Today, the Vikings are mostly known as violent pirates and raiders. It is true that Vikings did raid and destroy many towns and villages along coastlines, all the way from what is now northern Russia to Morocco. However, the Vikings weren’t just destroyers – they were also traders and merchants. They built towns and markets of their own, including Hedeby, which in the 10th century had a population of 1,500, making it the largest trading town in northern Europe. At their height, the Vikings attacked, settled, or traded on four continents. They were active all the way from Canada (they were the first Europeans to travel to the Americas) to present-day Istanbul.
Which of these is the main idea of the article?
- Vikings destroyed towns, but they also created towns and markets
- The reputation Vikings have as destroyers is completely accurate
- Vikings contributed positively to society and never harmed it
- Vikings attacked, settled, or traded on four continents
Language Practice Questions
Which sentence is written correctly?
- The main actor is a well-known philanthropist with many hours of volunteer work.
- The girl thought the movie would be very interest.
- Moviegoers have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a vacation paid in fully.
- The movie is popularly enough that some theaters have already sold out of tickets.
Look at the list of book titles on a reading list. Which titles are written in the correct style and format?
- All About Bees by Sarah E. Smith
- It’s Time to Save the Bees by Jonathan McMahan, Makenzie A. Lee, and Brittney L. Livingston
- Bees: Why We Need Them by Carl E. Rover
- The Bees Knees by Simon Flitter
- Bees and Humans: The Interactions and Dependency by Rebecca E. Smith
A student wants to write an essay on the dangers of smoking. Which of the following pieces of information is NOT directly relevant to the student’s paper?
- Smoking dates back to as early as 5000 BCE, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world
- Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States
- Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer
- More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States
Read the passage. Then answer questions 4-5.
The essay below is a first draft which contains errors. Read the essay to answer the following questions.
(1) Many teenagers in America depend upon “the bank of Mom and Dad” rather than having their own bank account. (2) An important life skill is to open and maintain a bank account. (3) With their own money, teenagers could learn skills that they will need when they are on their own. (4) They would also have a chance to control their own money.
(5) There are several steps to opening a bank account. (6) First, find a bank that is convenient to your home or school so that you will be able to add and take out money when you need to. (7) Second, check out the terms of the account. (8) Is there a monthly charge? (9) Will you get an ATM card? (10) How much interest will you earn? (11) And C, gather your Social Security number, a photo ID, and a check or cash for deposit.
(12) If you are under 18, you will need to have one of your parents with you to help open the account. (13) Teenagers must also be 18 to register to vote. (14) When you arrive at the bank, let them know that you want to open a new account. (15) You will sit with an account officer to fill out the paperwork. (16) When the papers are filled out and signed and the money deposited, you will be the proud owner of a new account.
Which sentence contains unnecessary information that is unrelated to the subject of the essay?
- Sentence 2
- Sentence 13
- Sentence 8
- Sentence 16
Sentence 11 contains an error that relates to the rest of the paragraph. Choose the sentence that best corrects the error.
- To conclude, gather your Social Security number, a photo ID, and a check or cash for deposit.
- And third, gather your Social Security number, a photo ID, and a check or cash for deposit.
- And C, gather your social security number, a photo ID, and a check or cash for deposit.
- However, gather your Social Security number, a photo ID, and a check or cash for deposit.