Teacher Quiz - Duane's Answers
 1. Which of the following factors was the most instrumental in stimulating the migration for Black workers from the southern United States to the North between 1900 and 1920?
    (A) The increased entrance of European immigrants into the southern work force
    (B) * Growing demand for unskilled labor in northern factories
    (C) The fear of competition in the South from West Indian immigrant labor
    (D) The promise of a more active role for Black members of the Democratic party in the North
    (E) The move of Black religious leaders to northern cities
 (B) People from the South have always gone North to get those minimum wage factory jobs because they paid better than the scarce, mostly agricultural, jobs available in the South.
 2. Which of the following is the correct chronological order for the events in United States history listed below?
I. The beginning of the Great Depression
II. The First World War
III. The New Deal
IV. The Korean War
    (A) I, II, III, IV
    (B) * II, I, III, IV
    (C) II, III, I, IV
    (D) III, I, IV, II
    (E) III, IV, II, I
 (B) Approximate dates: First World War 1914, Depression 1929, New Deal 1932, Korean War 1950
How many of the countries shown in the graph produced more crude oil in 1975 than in 1974?
    (A) None
    (B) One
    (C) * Two
    (D) Three
    (E) Four
 (C) Two - Only the Soviet Union and Iraq have black bars higher than the slanted bars
 4. During the recessions in the United States in the twentieth century, unemployment has historically been highest among which of the following groups?
    (A) Public school teachers
    (B) Army officers
    (C) Office managers
    (D) * Automobile assembly workers
    (E) Dairy farmers
 (D) Factory workers are always those most affected by downturns in the economy. Economic problems have little short term effect on schools, the military or farmers.
5. The climate and vegetation of which region of Africa are the most similar to those of the Amazon River Basin?
    (D) *
 (D) The Amazon River Basin is a rain forest as is the area in central Africa near the Congo River. Northern Africa is a desert and both South Africa and the Western sea coast are more open areas.
 6. During the 1970's, unrest over the issue of White control of a country with a Black majority erupted in which region of Africa?(Use the graphic above)
    (E) *
 (E) South Africa - Apartheid
 7. If there are 5 times as many children as adults at a show, which of the following CANNOT be the number of people at the show?
    (A) 102
    (B) * 80
    (C) 36
    (D) 30
    (E) 24
 (B) If there are five times as many children as adults then the total number must be evenly divisible by 6. 80 is the only number in the list which is not.
8. The large rectangular block pictured was made by stacking smaller blocks, all of which are the same size. What are the dimensions in centimeters of each of the smaller blocks?
    (A) 2 X 2 X 3
    (B) 3 X 2 X 3
    (C) 3 X 3 X 3
    (D) 3 X 4 X 3
    (E) * 4 X 4 X 3
 (E) centimeters divided by number of blocks or 9/3, 8/2, 12/3 or 3 X 4 X 4
 9. In a class of 29 children, each of 20 children has a dog and each of 15 has a cat. How many children have both a dog and a cat?
    (A) None of the children necessarily has both
    (B) Exactly 5
    (C) Exactly 6
    (D) * At least 6 and at most 15
    (E) At least 9 and at most 20
 (D) no more than 15 could have both because only 15 have cats. There can be no more than 9 with neither (29 - 20), thus at least 6 (15 - 9) must have both.
 10. A penny, a nickel, and a dime are tossed at the same time. What is the probability that the outcome will be heads on the penny and heads on the nickel and tails on the dime?
    (A) * 1/8
    (B) 3/8
    (C) 1/2
    (D) 3/4
    (E) 3/2
 (A) there is a 1/2 chance of a given outcome on any coin toss because there are only two sides (if you assume the coin will never land on edge). Since there are three coins the combined chance is 1/2 X 1/2 X 1/2 or 1/8
 11. The average number of passengers who use a certain airport each year is 350 thousand. A newspaper reported the number as 350 million. The number reported in the newspaper was how many times the actual number?
    (C) * 1,000
 (C) 350,000,000 divided by 350,000 is 1000
12. All of the following describe the woodblock print shown above EXCEPT:
    (A) The scene is observed from the point above the roof level.
    (B) The composition is divided visually along the diagonal.
    (C) The cutoff figures and buildings suggest that the scene extends beyond the limits of the frame.
    (D) The composition lacks a central dramatic focus.
    (E) * The light creates long shadows.
 (E) There are no shadows in the picture
 13. There was so much to read, for one thing, and so much fine health to be pulled down out of the young breath-giving air. I bought a dozen volumes on banking and credit and investment securities, and they stood on my shelf in red and gold like new money from the mint, promising to unfold the shining secrets that only ________ and J.P. Morgan and Maecenas knew.
The name that has been omitted is
    (A) Samson
    (B) Hercules
    (C) Merlin
    (D) * Midas
    (E) Oedipus
 (D) The subject is money. Of those characters of literature mentioned, only Midas (of the golden touch) is associated with money.
14. The costumes and stage setting of the play pictured suggest
    (A) * a world of fantasy and imagination.
    (B) the austere world of the Puritans.
    (C) a medieval castle.
    (D) a nineteenth-century farm family.
    (E) the cold, empty space of the arctic wasteland.
 (A) It looks like fantasy. None of the other subjects appear in the picture.
15. The songs referred to in lines 2, 5, 6, and 8 areHeart of what slave poured out such melody
As "Steal away to Jesus"? On its strains
His spirit must have nightly floated free,
Though still about his hands he felt his chains.
Who heard great "Jordan roll"? Whose starward eye
Saw chariot "swing low"? And who was he
That breathed that comforting, melodic sigh,
"Nobody know de trouble I see"?
    (A) serenades
    (B) * spirituals
    (C) marching songs
    (D) Irish ballads
    (E) Old English folksongs
 (B) I recognize the words to these songs as old negro spirituals. They are sung in churches by people of all colors throughout the South.
 16. According to the lines above, the songs all have which of the following in common?
    (A) They have secular lyrics.
    (B) Their melodies are traditional.
    (C) They are difficult to sing.
    (D) They were sung in the evening.
    (E) * Their composers are unknown.
 (E) That their composers are unknown is indicated by the words, "Heart of what slave" and "Who heard" and "Whose starward" and "Who was he"
17. The bronze statue derives much of its effect from
    (A) the disguised subject matter
    (B) a gesture that is open and inviting
    (C) * the lines and folds of the figure's garment
    (D) the relaxed posture of the figure
    (E) the pathetic facial expression of the figure
 (C) None but C apply. The face cannot be seen. The figure is neither relaxed nor open and the subject matter is not disguised. The lines and folds of the garment are prominent though.
 18. Which of the following most closely resembles the way in which the human body functions in maintaining internal constancies such as pH of the blood and body temperature?
    (A) The time control device for an oven
    (B) The manual transmission in an automobile
    (C) The selector switch on a toaster to make the toast lighter or darker
    (D) * The thermostat for a heating oven
    (E) The accelerator for an automobile
 (D) The mechanisms mentioned in the question as well as a thermostat are self regulating feedback mechanisms. The other answers are not.
 19. Which of the following would be the most likely to account for an increased number of earthquakes in a given region?
    (A) A sudden shift in the location of the Earth's magnetic poles
    (B) The increased concentration of ozone in the atmosphere as a result of chlorofluorocarbon pollution
    (C) Development of a new glacier in a mountain range
    (D) An increase in the temperature of the molten rocks underlying the Earth's mantle
    (E) * Increased movement of two adjoining tectonic plates
 (E) Movement of techtonic plates in the earth's crust are much more likely to cause structural instablity than any of the other possible answers mentioned.
 20. When iron filings and powered sulfur are ground together, which of the following is the best evidence that a mixture and not a compound is formed?
    (A) A color change occurs.
    (B) There is little change in the temperature of the sample.
    (C) The result is a solid.
    (D) One can see the separate atoms of iron and sulfur.
    (E) * The iron can be separated from the sulfer by a magnet.
 (E) By definition a compound can not be separated by mechanical means but such separation requires a chemical reaction. (This is the only question I missed when I first saw this test. Not paying attention I guess.)
 21. Which of the following statements is accurate concerning a comparison of an object's mass and weight on the surface of the Earth with its mass and weight on the surface of the Moon?
    (A) Both are greater on the Moon.
    (B) Weight is greater on the Moon but mass is the same in both locations.
    (C) Both are the same
    (D) * Weight is lower on the Moon but mass is the same in both locations.
    (E) Both are less on the Moon.
 (D) Mass refers to the amount of matter in an object and, of course, this would be the same on the earth or the moon. Weight is a measure of the gravitional attraction between two masses. Since the Moon has only about 1/6 the mass of the Earth weight would be about 1/6 as much.
22. Which of the following statements most accurately summarizes the results of this experiment? A controlled experiment is conducted to find the effect of GHN, a newly developed growth stimulant, on tomatoes. Immediately after germination, one group is treated with GHN; another group of the same variety is left untreated. Both groups are exposed to the same environment conditions and care. The following data are collected.
Average Height (cm)
Time (days)Treated GroupControl Group
    (A) GHN causes elongation of the cells along the stem of the young tomato plants.
    (B) GHN can be used to stimulate the growth of many varieties of tomatoes.
    (C) * GHN stimulates the growth of young tomato plants of the variety studied.
    (D) GHN is about equally effective on the stems and roots of young tomato plants.
    (E) GHN is no more effective than other growth stimulants on young tomato plants.
 (C) Only one variety of plant was studied and since the treated plants were bigger after 11 days we can conclude that treatment with GHN caused this, but we can make no conclusions about stems and roots because we have no data about this or about other growth stimulants.