# TASC Practice Questions

Prepare for the TASC by testing your knowledge with these TASC practice questions!

Answer 1

**B. arrogance**

Focus on what you learn about the professor: he sneers and insults his students’ work. That suggests that he is unpleasant and arrogant. While a student might be disappointed if her professor was ignorant (D) or provided poor instruction (A), this professor’s lectures were “educational.” Therefore, choices (A) and (D) are incorrect. Choice (C) is unsupported: just because the professor is unpleasant, he is not necessarily distant.

Answer 2

**A. Your home will not cool down any faster.**

Any faster should be placed next to the phrase it modifies, cool down.

Answer 3

**C. $2,600**

The question stem gives us two equations. First, we know that

*M*+

*L*= 4,680. Also, since Levy earns $520 more than Matthew earns, that can be expressed as

*L*=

*M*+ 520, or, put another way,

*M*=

*L*− 520. Since the question asks for a solution for Levy, substitute the value of M

*from the second equation in the first equation:*

(

*L−*520) +

*L*= 4,680

2

*L*− 520 = 4,680

2

*L*= 5,200

*L*= 2,600

Answer 4

**C. 90**

Calculate: 450 gallons ÷ 5 gallons of filtered water use per day = 90 days.

Answer 5

**C. The details of government would be worked out in the future, as the need arose, within the framework of the Constitution.**

The leaders who drafted the Constitution were wise enough to realize that they could not anticipate every eventuality, so instead of trying to cover everything in the Constitution, they made it a general framework within which specific future decisions and laws could be made.

Answer 6

**A. dust motes dancing in a shaft of sunlight**

Brownian motion is the random movement of particles in a liquid or a gas. Choice (A) is correct because dust motes move about randomly in the air, which is a gas. Choice (C) is wrong because it doesn’t involve movement, choice (D) is wrong because the raft is on a lake (not in it), and choice (B) is wrong because the ground is a solid.