Model Test Paper 21
General Study Paper II
Indeed, the rapid diffusion of dance styles, outfits, and songs from one
reservation to another offers compelling evidence that intertribalism has been
increasing. However, these sociologists have failed to note the concurrent
revitalization of many traditions unique to individual tribes. Among the
Lakota, for instance, the Sun Dance was revived, after a forty-year hiatus,
during the 1950s. Similarly, the Black Legging Society of the Kiowa and the
Hethuska Society of the Ponca—both traditional groups within their respective
tribes—have gained new popularity. Obviously, a more complex societal shift is
taking place than the theory of Pan-Indianism can account for.
An examination of the theory’s underpinnings may be critical at this point,
especially given that native Americans themselves chafe most against the
Pan-Indian classification. Like other assimilationist theories with which it
is associated, the Pan-Indian view is predicted upon an a priori assumption
about the nature of cultural contact: that upon contact minority societies
immediately begin to succumb in every respect—biologically, linguistically,
and culturally—to the majority society. However, there is no evidence that
this is happening to native American groups.Yet the fact remains that
intertribal activities are a major facet of native American cultural today.
Certain dances at powwows, for instance, are announced as intertribal, others
as traditional. Likewise, speeches given at the beginnings of powwows are
often delivered in English, while the prayer that follows is usually spoken in
a native language. Cultural borrowing is, of course, old news. What is
important to note is the conscious distinction native Americans make between
tribal and intertribal tendencies.
Tribalism, although greatly altered by modern history, remains a potent
force among native Americans. It forms a basis for tribal identity, and aligns
music and dance with other social and cultural activities important to
individual tribes. Intertribal activities, on the other hand, reinforce native
American identity along a broader front, where this identity is directly
threatened by outside influences.
1. Which one of the following best summarizes the main idea of the
2. The author most likely states that “cultural borrowing is of course, old
news” primarily to
3. The author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the
4. The primary function of the third paragraph is to
5. Which one of the following most accurately describes the author’s attitude
towards the theory of Pan-Indianism?
6. With which one of the following statements would the author of the passage
be most likely to agree? (Intertribal activities, on the other hand, reinforce
native American identity along a broader front, where this identity is directly
threatened by outside influences.)
7. Which one of the following situations most clearly illustrates the
phenomenon of intertribalism, as that phenomenon is described in the
8. In the passage, the author is primarily concerned with doing which one of
9. The Low Pay Commission sets the rate of the minimum wage each year
10. The Agricultural Wages Board sets the rates for agricultural workers
11. The minimum wage for all workers of 16 years old is 5.73 pounds an hour
12. All au pairs receive less than the minimum wage
13. Offshoring is synonymous with outsourcing
14. Low wage countries may need to enhance their infrastructure to attract
15. Outsourcing providers compete aggressively for client contracts
16. The outsourcing trend has led to a reduction in the cost of consumer
17. Outsourcing refers to the use of a third party supplier to provide either
HR or Finance functions
18. The first hydrogen-fuelled car was too expensive for consumers
19. The passage questions the viability of hydrogen-fuelled cars as a
solution to global warming
20. High infrastructure costs have deterred the manufacture of
21. Hybrids are the cleanest form of transport
22. Hydrogen is universally available and is not a greenhouse gas
34. Look at this series: 664, 332, 340, 170, __, 89, . . . What number should
fill the blank?
35. Look at this series: 0.15, 0.3, __, 1.2, 2.4, . . . What number should
fill the blank?
36. Choose the word that is a necessary part of: provisions
37. Choose the word that is a necessary part of: purchase
38. Choose the word that is a necessary part of: dome
39. Choose the word that is a necessary part of: recipe
40. Choose the word that is a necessary part of: hurricane
41. Tanya is older than Eric.Cliff is older than Tanya.Eric is older
than Cliff.If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
42. During the past year, Josh saw more movies than Stephen.Stephen saw
fewer movies than Darren.Darren saw more movies than Josh.If the first
two statements are true, the third statement is
43. All the offices on the 9th floor have wall-towall carpeting.No
wall-to-wall carpeting is pink.None of the offices on the 9th floor has pink
wall-to-wall carpeting.If the first two statements are true, the third
44. Class A has a higher enrollment than Class B.Class C has a lower
enrollment than Class B.Class A has a lower enrollment than Class C.If
the first two statements are true, the third statement is
45. Rover weighs less than Fido.Rover weighs more than Boomer.Of the
three dogs, Boomer weighs the least.If the first two statements are true,
the third statement is
46. All the trees in the park are flowering trees.Some of the trees in
the park are dogwoods.All dogwoods are flowering trees.If the first two
statements are true, the third statement is
47. If y ¤ x = y2x for all positive integers, then (3 ¤ 4) ¤ 2 =
48. The first term in a sequence is 1 and the second term is 5. From the
third term on each term is the average (arithmetic mean) of all preceding terms.
What is the 25th term in the sequence?
The solid brick shown is made of small bricks of side 1. When the large brick
is disassembled into its component small bricks, the total surface area of all
the small bricks is how much greater than the surface area of the large brick?
50. (3x + 2) (2x - 5) = ax² + kx + n . What is the value of a - n + k ?
51. A straight fence is to be constructed from posts 6 inches wide and
separated by lengths of chain 5 feet long. If a certain fence begins and ends
with a post, which of the following could not be the length of the fence in
feet? (12 inches = 1 foot)
52. In which year was the combined number of fatalities and serious injuries
53. Which year showed the greatest decrease in the number of serious injuries
over the previous year?
54. What is the average (mean) number of fatalities over the eight years?
55. If , then
56. A line has parametric equations x=5+t and y=7+t, where t is the
parameter. The slope of the line is
57. What is the range of the function defined by f(x)=1/x+2?
The right circular cone above is sliced horizontally forming two pieces, each
of which has the same height. What is the ratio of the volume of the smaller
piece to the volume of the larger piece?
In the figure above, ABCDE is a regular pentagon with side of length 2. What
is the x-coordinate of D?
60. For a class test, the mean score was , the median score was , and the
standard deviation of the scores was . The teacher decided to add points to each
score due to a grading error. Which of the following statements must be true for
the new scores?
I. The new mean score is . II. The new median score is . III. The new
standard deviation of the scores is .
61. A game has two spinners. For the first spinner, the probability of
landing on blue is 4/5. Independently, for the second spinner, the probability
of landing on blue is 1/7 What is the probability that the first spinner lands
on blue and the second spinner does not land on blue?
62. In January 1990 the world’s population was 5.3 billion. Assuming a growth
rate of 2 percent per year, the world’s population, in billions, for t years
after 1990 can be modeled by the equation P=5.3(1.02)t. According to
the model, the population growth from January 1995 to January 1996 was
63. What is the measure of one of the larger angles of a parallelogram in the
xy-plane that has vertices with coordinates (2,1), (5,1), (3,5) and (6,5)?
64. For some real number t, the first three terms of an arithmetic sequence
are 2t, 5t-1, and 6t+2. What is the numerical value of the fourth term?
65. In a group of 10 people, 60 percent have brown eyes. Two people are to be
selected at random from the group. What is the probability that neither person
selected will have brown eyes?
66. If , what
67. Find the equation of a circle whose center is at the point (-2 , 3) and
its diameter has a length of 10
68. Find the center and the radius of the circle whose equation is given by x
2 + 4x + y 2 - 8y = 5.
Answer the questions 69-72 on the basis of the following histogram
which shows the heights (in
cm) distribution of 30 people.
69. How many people have heights between 159.5 and 169.5 cm?
70. How many people have heights less than 159.5 cm?
71. How many people have heights more than 169.5 cm?
72. What percentage of people have heights between 149.5 and 179.5 cm?
73. Two dice are thrown simultaneously. Find the probability of getting An
even number as the sum
74. Two dice are thrown simultaneously. Find the probability of getting A
prime number as the sum
75. Two dice are thrown simultaneously. Find the probability of getting A
multiple of ‘3’ as the sum
76. Look at this series: 70, 71, 76, __, 81, 86, 70, 91, . . . What number
should fill the blank?
77. Two dice are thrown simultaneously. Find the probability of getting A
doublet of even numbers
78. A box contains 12 bulbs of which ‘4’ are defective. All bulbs took alike.
Three bulbs are drawn randomly.What is the probability that :all the ‘3’
bulbs are defective
79. Determine the probability that a randomly selected number between one and
ten (including one and ten) is a factor of 24.
80. A couple has two children. At least one of them is male. What is the
probability that one child is female, assuming the probability of having either
sex is equal?