Directions: You will see single and double reading passages followed by several questions. Each question has four answers. Choose the best answer question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.

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Question 1 of 25

Office Space Available

815 Enfield Street

This suite of office is conveniently located close to downtown and major bus lines. The 3,000-square-foot floor plan has lots of potential, with space for ten offices, two conference rooms and a large reception area. Large windows make it pleasant and sunny. Ample tenant and customer parking is in the rear of the building. Contract includes minor renovations to be made at the owner's expense prior to move-in; new tenant chooses paint and carpet colors. Call now for an appointment to see this incredible space. Melissa Soto Rental Agency, 637-2120.
What is true of the space for rent ?

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Question 2 of 25

Office Space Available

815 Enfield Street

This suite of office is conveniently located close to downtown and major bus lines. The 3,000-square-foot floor plan has lots of potential, with space for ten offices, two conference rooms and a large reception area. Large windows make it pleasant and sunny. Ample tenant and customer parking is in the rear of the building. Contract includes minor renovations to be made at the owner's expense prior to move-in; new tenant chooses paint and carpet colors. Call now for an appointment to see this incredible space. Melissa Soto Rental Agency, 637-2120.
Who should potential tenants call to see the space ?

Question 2 of 25

Question 3 of 25

We at the First Main Street Bank are expanding our services to help your business grow. For More than a century, we have been proudly providing the local business community with a full range of banking services, including small business loans, special accounts, financial management service, and more. Now we are offering for the first time our free online business banking service, bringing you the convenience of paying telephone and utility bills, managing your payroll and accounts, real-time transactions, and more, all online. It's easy to set up and easy to use. Stop using online banking services to enhance your business banking experience. Call the main office at 438-0832 to find the location of a First Main Street Bank branch near you.
What is this advertisement announcing ?

Question 3 of 25

Question 4 of 25

We at the First Main Street Bank are expanding our services to help your business grow. For More than a century, we have been proudly providing the local business community with a full range of banking services, including small business loans, special accounts, financial management service, and more. Now we are offering for the first time our free online business banking service, bringing you the convenience of paying telephone and utility bills, managing your payroll and accounts, real-time transactions, and more, all online. It's easy to set up and easy to use. Stop using online banking services to enhance your business banking experience. Call the main office at 438-0832 to find the location of a First Main Street Bank branch near you.
How can customers find out more about it ?

Question 4 of 25

Question 5 of 25

We at the First Main Street Bank are expanding our services to help your business grow. For More than a century, we have been proudly providing the local business community with a full range of banking services, including small business loans, special accounts, financial management service, and more. Now we are offering for the first time our free online business banking service, bringing you the convenience of paying telephone and utility bills, managing your payroll and accounts, real-time transactions, and more, all online. It's easy to set up and easy to use. Stop using online banking services to enhance your business banking experience. Call the main office at 438-0832 to find the location of a First Main Street Bank branch near you.
How long has the bank been in business ?

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Question 6 of 25

We at the First Main Street Bank are expanding our services to help your business grow. For More than a century, we have been proudly providing the local business community with a full range of banking services, including small business loans, special accounts, financial management service, and more. Now we are offering for the first time our free online business banking service, bringing you the convenience of paying telephone and utility bills, managing your payroll and accounts, real-time transactions, and more, all online. It's easy to set up and easy to use. Stop using online banking services to enhance your business banking experience. Call the main office at 438-0832 to find the location of a First Main Street Bank branch near you.
The word enhance in line 7 is closest in meaning to

Question 6 of 25

Question 7 of 25

To the Editor :

I read with great interest the article in your paper yesterday about the growing traffic problems in our region and how the planned construction work on a new Millers River Bridge will exacerbate the problem over the coming months Proponents of building a new bridge, which is scheduled to begin next month and be completed within two years, claim that it will greatly alleviate the traffic problem in that part of the city once it is completed. In my opinion, that solution will be temporary at best. Allow me to propose another idea. For the past four years, a group of city planners, transportation experts, and others have been hard at work on a plan for a light rail system to serve our region. Of course, construction of a region-wide light rail train system would require a far greater investment than construction of a bridge, but it would serve a far larger percentage of our population and the effects on our traffic problems would be more far-reaching and permanent.

As discussed in yesterday's article, the new, bigger Millers River Bridge will carry more traffic than the old one, serving one small part of the city. The bridge has been artistically designed and will add beauty to our city landscape. These are small returns, in my opinion, for the expense city taxpayers will incur for the bridge construction. Clearly, investment in a regional light rail system is a better idea for our future.

Sincerely,

Dustin Stan

Dustin Stan
Why did Dustin Stan write this letter ?

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Question 8 of 25

To the Editor :

I read with great interest the article in your paper yesterday about the growing traffic problems in our region and how the planned construction work on a new Millers River Bridge will exacerbate the problem over the coming months Proponents of building a new bridge, which is scheduled to begin next month and be completed within two years, claim that it will greatly alleviate the traffic problem in that part of the city once it is completed. In my opinion, that solution will be temporary at best. Allow me to propose another idea. For the past four years, a group of city planners, transportation experts, and others have been hard at work on a plan for a light rail system to serve our region. Of course, construction of a region-wide light rail train system would require a far greater investment than construction of a bridge, but it would serve a far larger percentage of our population and the effects on our traffic problems would be more far-reaching and permanent.

As discussed in yesterday's article, the new, bigger Millers River Bridge will carry more traffic than the old one, serving one small part of the city. The bridge has been artistically designed and will add beauty to our city landscape. These are small returns, in my opinion, for the expense city taxpayers will incur for the bridge construction. Clearly, investment in a regional light rail system is a better idea for our future.

Sincerely,

Dustin Stan

Dustin Stan
What did Dustin Stan do yesterday ?

Question 8 of 25

Question 9 of 25

To the Editor :

I read with great interest the article in your paper yesterday about the growing traffic problems in our region and how the planned construction work on a new Millers River Bridge will exacerbate the problem over the coming months Proponents of building a new bridge, which is scheduled to begin next month and be completed within two years, claim that it will greatly alleviate the traffic problem in that part of the city once it is completed. In my opinion, that solution will be temporary at best. Allow me to propose another idea. For the past four years, a group of city planners, transportation experts, and others have been hard at work on a plan for a light rail system to serve our region. Of course, construction of a region-wide light rail train system would require a far greater investment than construction of a bridge, but it would serve a far larger percentage of our population and the effects on our traffic problems would be more far-reaching and permanent.

As discussed in yesterday's article, the new, bigger Millers River Bridge will carry more traffic than the old one, serving one small part of the city. The bridge has been artistically designed and will add beauty to our city landscape. These are small returns, in my opinion, for the expense city taxpayers will incur for the bridge construction. Clearly, investment in a regional light rail system is a better idea for our future.

Sincerely,

Dustin Stan

Dustin Stan
When will the new bridge be completed ?

Question 9 of 25

Question 10 of 25

To the Editor :

I read with great interest the article in your paper yesterday about the growing traffic problems in our region and how the planned construction work on a new Millers River Bridge will exacerbate the problem over the coming months Proponents of building a new bridge, which is scheduled to begin next month and be completed within two years, claim that it will greatly alleviate the traffic problem in that part of the city once it is completed. In my opinion, that solution will be temporary at best. Allow me to propose another idea. For the past four years, a group of city planners, transportation experts, and others have been hard at work on a plan for a light rail system to serve our region. Of course, construction of a region-wide light rail train system would require a far greater investment than construction of a bridge, but it would serve a far larger percentage of our population and the effects on our traffic problems would be more far-reaching and permanent.

As discussed in yesterday's article, the new, bigger Millers River Bridge will carry more traffic than the old one, serving one small part of the city. The bridge has been artistically designed and will add beauty to our city landscape. These are small returns, in my opinion, for the expense city taxpayers will incur for the bridge construction. Clearly, investment in a regional light rail system is a better idea for our future.

Sincerely,

Dustin Stan

Dustin Stan
What is Dustin Stan opinion of the new bridge ?

Question 10 of 25

Question 11 of 25

Information for Building Visitors

All visitors must register at the Security Desk when entering the building. You will receive a visitor's badge. Keep it visible at all times while in the building. The security officer on duty will notify the office you are visiting, and an escort will be sent down to meet you. Please are not required in the lobby and ground-floor cafeteria, which are open to the public.

The cafeteria and lobby area close at 6 : 30 P.M., and the security officer goes off duty at 7 : 00 P.M. All visitors must be out of the building before the security officer goes off duty. Exceptions to this rule must be arranged beforehand. For more information, speak with the security manager during normal office hours, 9 : 00 A.M to 5 : 00 P.M.

What must visitors do while in the building ?

Question 11 of 25

Question 12 of 25

Information for Building Visitors

All visitors must register at the Security Desk when entering the building. You will receive a visitor's badge. Keep it visible at all times while in the building. The security officer on duty will notify the office you are visiting, and an escort will be sent down to meet you. Please are not required in the lobby and ground-floor cafeteria, which are open to the public.

The cafeteria and lobby area close at 6 : 30 P.M., and the security officer goes off duty at 7 : 00 P.M. All visitors must be out of the building before the security officer goes off duty. Exceptions to this rule must be arranged beforehand. For more information, speak with the security manager during normal office hours, 9 : 00 A.M to 5 : 00 P.M.

What time should visitors leave the building ?

Question 12 of 25

Question 13 of 25

Sharin Hamia of Fairfield has been hired as the general manager for the new Hamo Hotel in Fairfield's West Park district. Ms. Hennah will assume her new position a month before the hotel's scheduled opening next September.

Ms. Hennah returned to Fairfield last year after a five-year stint in the Finn Islands as a tour guide. She held a temporary position between January and May of this year as a consultant to the local tourism board. Before moving to Finn, she worked locally as an office assistant while studying for her degree. She is a graduate of the Hotel and Hospitality School of Fairfield.

"Ms. Hennah has a great deal to offer our business. We feel very fortunate to have a person of her caliber working with us, " said Gregg Lander, co-owner of the Hamo Hotel.

 
When will Ms. Hennah begin her new job ?

Question 13 of 25

Question 14 of 25

Sharin Hamia of Fairfield has been hired as the general manager for the new Hamo Hotel in Fairfield's West Park district. Ms. Hennah will assume her new position a month before the hotel's scheduled opening next September.

Ms. Hennah returned to Fairfield last year after a five-year stint in the Finn Islands as a tour guide. She held a temporary position between January and May of this year as a consultant to the local tourism board. Before moving to Finn, she worked locally as an office assistant while studying for her degree. She is a graduate of the Hotel and Hospitality School of Fairfield.

"Ms. Hennah has a great deal to offer our business. We feel very fortunate to have a person of her caliber working with us, " said Gregg Lander, co-owner of the Hamo Hotel.

 
When was Ms. Hennah most recent job ?

Question 14 of 25

Question 15 of 25

Sharin Hamia of Fairfield has been hired as the general manager for the new Hamo Hotel in Fairfield's West Park district. Ms. Hennah will assume her new position a month before the hotel's scheduled opening next September.

Ms. Hennah returned to Fairfield last year after a five-year stint in the Finn Islands as a tour guide. She held a temporary position between January and May of this year as a consultant to the local tourism board. Before moving to Finn, she worked locally as an office assistant while studying for her degree. She is a graduate of the Hotel and Hospitality School of Fairfield.

"Ms. Hennah has a great deal to offer our business. We feel very fortunate to have a person of her caliber working with us, " said Gregg Lander, co-owner of the Hamo Hotel.

 
What did Ms. Hennah do in the Finn Islands ?

Question 15 of 25

Question 16 of 25

Edgemont Residents

Scrap Metal and Electronics Collection

Saturday, October 10, 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Residents of the Town of Edgemont can bring their scrap metal and unwanted electronics and household appliances to the Town Recycling Center on the above date and time. This event is for town residents only. A Town of Edgemont recycling permit must be displayed on the lower right-hand side of your car's windshield to participate in this event. Permits are available at the Town Hall for $20. The following items can be recycled for free:
  • computers
  • computer monitors
  • printers
  • fax machines
  • VCR and DVD players
There will be a $30 charge per item for the following items:
  • air conditioners
  • refrigerators
  • freezers
Only the above-mentioned items can be recycled on this date. For information on recycling hazardous wastes such as paint, gasoline, solvents, etc., please contact the Town Hall.
What is required for participating in this recycling event ?

Question 16 of 25

Question 17 of 25

Edgemont Residents

Scrap Metal and Electronics Collection

Saturday, October 10, 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Residents of the Town of Edgemont can bring their scrap metal and unwanted electronics and household appliances to the Town Recycling Center on the above date and time. This event is for town residents only. A Town of Edgemont recycling permit must be displayed on the lower right-hand side of your car's windshield to participate in this event. Permits are available at the Town Hall for $20. The following items can be recycled for free:
  • computers
  • computer monitors
  • printers
  • fax machines
  • VCR and DVD players
There will be a $30 charge per item for the following items:
  • air conditioners
  • refrigerators
  • freezers
Only the above-mentioned items can be recycled on this date. For information on recycling hazardous wastes such as paint, gasoline, solvents, etc., please contact the Town Hall.
Which of the following items will not be accepted for recycling at this event ?

Question 17 of 25

Question 18 of 25

Edgemont Residents

Scrap Metal and Electronics Collection

Saturday, October 10, 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Residents of the Town of Edgemont can bring their scrap metal and unwanted electronics and household appliances to the Town Recycling Center on the above date and time. This event is for town residents only. A Town of Edgemont recycling permit must be displayed on the lower right-hand side of your car's windshield to participate in this event. Permits are available at the Town Hall for $20. The following items can be recycled for free:
  • computers
  • computer monitors
  • printers
  • fax machines
  • VCR and DVD players
There will be a $30 charge per item for the following items:
  • air conditioners
  • refrigerators
  • freezers
Only the above-mentioned items can be recycled on this date. For information on recycling hazardous wastes such as paint, gasoline, solvents, etc., please contact the Town Hall.
What word displayed in line 6 is closest in meaning to

Question 18 of 25

Question 19 of 25

Are You Looking for Work ?

advertise your skills where they will be noticed.

Job wanted ads in the City Times are seen by the thousands of employers throughout the metropolitan area who read our paper daily.

This month, a 10-line classified ad is free job seekers* in the Monday-Friday editions of the City Times.

Take advantage of this onetime offer now. Send an e-mail with your ad copy and phone number to jobads@citytimes.com. Ads must be received by Saturday for inclusion in the following week's editions.

*This offer is available to City Times subscribers only.
All others will be charged the normal fees.
What is being advertised ?

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Question 20 of 25

Are You Looking for Work ?

advertise your skills where they will be noticed.

Job wanted ads in the City Times are seen by the thousands of employers throughout the metropolitan area who read our paper daily.

This month, a 10-line classified ad is free job seekers* in the Monday-Friday editions of the City Times.

Take advantage of this onetime offer now. Send an e-mail with your ad copy and phone number to jobads@citytimes.com. Ads must be received by Saturday for inclusion in the following week's editions.

*This offer is available to City Times subscribers only.
All others will be charged the normal fees.
What should be included in the e-mail ?

Question 20 of 25

Question 21 of 25

Are You Looking for Work ?

advertise your skills where they will be noticed.

Job wanted ads in the City Times are seen by the thousands of employers throughout the metropolitan area who read our paper daily.

This month, a 10-line classified ad is free job seekers* in the Monday-Friday editions of the City Times.

Take advantage of this onetime offer now. Send an e-mail with your ad copy and phone number to jobads@citytimes.com. Ads must be received by Saturday for inclusion in the following week's editions.

*This offer is available to City Times subscribers only.
All others will be charged the normal fees.
When should the e-mail be sent ?

Question 21 of 25

Question 22 of 25

Many people are not aware that plane trips pose several health hazards. This is of particular concern for business travelers who fly frequently. The more often you travel. the greater the health risk becomes. One problem with planes is that the air in the cabin is constantly recirculated. This means that instead of breathing fresh air from the outside. you breathe the same air over and over again, along with all the other passengers. This exposes you to colds, flu, or any other contagious disease that another passenger may have brought on board. You can protect yourself by making sure   you get plenty of Vitamin C in the days before your flight. While on the plane, drink a lot of water. The dryness of the cabin air enhances you susceptibility to disease. Maintaining a general state of good health by eating right, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep is also important.

Long flights pose another sort of health problem. Being forced to sit for a longtime in the same position is bad for your circulation. It is particularly dangerous for people who are at risk for blood  clots and other circulatory problems. You can lessen the risk by getting up from your seat every hour of so and taking a walk down the aisle. Standing up an moving around even for just a few minutes will improve your circulation and help you feel more comfortable.

Your business obligations may not allow you to fly less frequently or take shorter flights. These recommendations will help you look out for your health while traveling.
Who is this article for ?

Question 22 of 25

Question 23 of 25

Many people are not aware that plane trips pose several health hazards. This is of particular concern for business travelers who fly frequently. The more often you travel. the greater the health risk becomes. One problem with planes is that the air in the cabin is constantly recirculated. This means that instead of breathing fresh air from the outside. you breathe the same air over and over again, along with all the other passengers. This exposes you to colds, flu, or any other contagious disease that another passenger may have brought on board. You can protect yourself by making sure   you get plenty of Vitamin C in the days before your flight. While on the plane, drink a lot of water. The dryness of the cabin air enhances you susceptibility to disease. Maintaining a general state of good health by eating right, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep is also important.

Long flights pose another sort of health problem. Being forced to sit for a longtime in the same position is bad for your circulation. It is particularly dangerous for people who are at risk for blood  clots and other circulatory problems. You can lessen the risk by getting up from your seat every hour of so and taking a walk down the aisle. Standing up an moving around even for just a few minutes will improve your circulation and help you feel more comfortable.

Your business obligations may not allow you to fly less frequently or take shorter flights. These recommendations will help you look out for your health while traveling.
Which of the following problems with flying is discussed in the article ?

Question 23 of 25

Question 24 of 25

Many people are not aware that plane trips pose several health hazards. This is of particular concern for business travelers who fly frequently. The more often you travel. the greater the health risk becomes. One problem with planes is that the air in the cabin is constantly recirculated. This means that instead of breathing fresh air from the outside. you breathe the same air over and over again, along with all the other passengers. This exposes you to colds, flu, or any other contagious disease that another passenger may have brought on board. You can protect yourself by making sure   you get plenty of Vitamin C in the days before your flight. While on the plane, drink a lot of water. The dryness of the cabin air enhances you susceptibility to disease. Maintaining a general state of good health by eating right, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep is also important.

Long flights pose another sort of health problem. Being forced to sit for a longtime in the same position is bad for your circulation. It is particularly dangerous for people who are at risk for blood  clots and other circulatory problems. You can lessen the risk by getting up from your seat every hour of so and taking a walk down the aisle. Standing up an moving around even for just a few minutes will improve your circulation and help you feel more comfortable.

Your business obligations may not allow you to fly less frequently or take shorter flights. These recommendations will help you look out for your health while traveling.
What is advised in the article ?

Question 24 of 25

Question 25 of 25

Many people are not aware that plane trips pose several health hazards. This is of particular concern for business travelers who fly frequently. The more often you travel. the greater the health risk becomes. One problem with planes is that the air in the cabin is constantly recirculated. This means that instead of breathing fresh air from the outside. you breathe the same air over and over again, along with all the other passengers. This exposes you to colds, flu, or any other contagious disease that another passenger may have brought on board. You can protect yourself by making sure   you get plenty of Vitamin C in the days before your flight. While on the plane, drink a lot of water. The dryness of the cabin air enhances you susceptibility to disease. Maintaining a general state of good health by eating right, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep is also important.

Long flights pose another sort of health problem. Being forced to sit for a longtime in the same position is bad for your circulation. It is particularly dangerous for people who are at risk for blood  clots and other circulatory problems. You can lessen the risk by getting up from your seat every hour of so and taking a walk down the aisle. Standing up an moving around even for just a few minutes will improve your circulation and help you feel more comfortable.

Your business obligations may not allow you to fly less frequently or take shorter flights. These recommendations will help you look out for your health while traveling.
The word obligations in paragraph 3, line 1 is closet in meaning to

Question 25 of 25