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TASC Reading Practice Quiz 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







TASC Information

The TASC test is a high school equivalency exam similar to the GED, or HiSET exams.  Passing the TASC demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills that meet or exceed about 60% of graduating high school seniors.  Most students take the TASC in order to get into the college of their choice or as a requirement for a desired job.

The TASC test covers five subject areas: mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies.

States partner with the TASC test developer (Data Recognition Corporation|CTB) to make the TASC test and certificate the equivalent of a high school diploma.  TASC tests can be taken at many test centers which are operated by local school boards, community colleges, or adult education centers.

To pass the TASC subject tests you need to score 500 or more and score at least 2 out of 8 on the writing prompt.  To pass the overall TASC, a student needs to pass each individual subject test.  Scores are available for computer-based tests typically within 3 hours.  For paper/pencil tests, score make take up to 10 business days.

Sources:
Some questions are from the following sources:
Erik Jacobsen at www.erikthered.com/tutor
From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations".  Internet. Available from www.nysedregents.org; accessed 8/29/2011.
CK-12 Foundation - www.ck12.org
BEHS Sat Prep - https://behssatprep.wikispaces.com/
PWN the SAT - http://blog.pwnthesat.com/

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