TABE Reading Practice Test 5
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Read the following passage and answer the question

Technology is rapidly expanding the scope of capabilities for both professional and personal use; such is the case with smart phones. Professionals now have devices available to them capable of digital media, internet access, phone communication, multi-person scheduling and office tools for documents and presentations. Businesspeople that are often mobile may maximize the use of these critical features on smart phones. Individuals who simply enjoy the luxury of multi-function devices often use these devices for frivolous pursuits such as downloading catchy ring tones, instant messaging about the latest gossip and looking up the world record for most cans crushed on one’s head during the Superbowl. This fusion of capabilities and increased availability of such devices could be a sign of a growing blend in society between work and personal life, or individuals could simply be taking a luxurious approach to their connectivity in personal lives.

The term “frivolous” implies that the author


TABE Test Information

The TABE (Test of Adult Basic Educations) Exams are a set of tests covering the areas of reading, math, and language.  The TABE is designed to certify that a student has the academic skills normally acquired by completing a typical high school program of study. The TABE may be used as an entrance or placement exam by trade schools, technical schools, or community colleges.  Some adult education or GED study programs also make use of the TABE.

The TABE tests may be taken online or via a traditional paper and pencil method.  The organization that is administering the TABE will have the details on test registration, location, cost and testing methods.

TABE Test Format

The TABE consists of subtests in the following categories:

  • Mathematical Computations
  • Applied Math
  • Reading
  • Language

There are also optional tests in the following areas:

  • Language Mechanics
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling

Each of the subtests will present a series of multiple choice questions and will have a time limit.  


Some questions are from the following sources:

Erik Jacobsen at

From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations".  Internet. Available from; accessed 8/29/2011.

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