Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2004 (Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams) (10 Revised)

Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2004 (Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams) (10 Revised)

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One of ARCO's more popular guidebooks, carefully designed to motivate and prepare eighth graders for 2 of the most popular Catholic high school entrance tests in the U.S., the Cooperative Entrance Exam (COOP) and the Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement Exam (HSPT). With an easy-to-read style ideal for younger readers uncomfortable with standardized test-taking, it's no wonder that Master the Catholic has been praised and trusted by thousands of families for more than a decade. In addition to a helpful introduction to the format and scoring systems for both tests, readers will find: -- 2 full-length COOPs and 2 full-length HSPTs -- Exercises for developing and perfecting effective test-taking skills -- Strategies for mastering language composition questions, quantitative comparisons, and more -- Comprehensive reviews of topics covered on the verbal, math, and quantitative sections

Table of Contents

  PART I GET TO KNOW THE EXAMS                     1  (40)
Facts about the Cooperative Entrance Exam 3 (12)
(COOP)
About the COOP Exam Format 3 (1)
How the COOP Is Scored 4 (1)
About the COOP Questions 5 (10)
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) 15 (8)
The HSPT Exam Format 15 (1)
How the HSPT Is Scored 16 (1)
About the HSPT Questions 17 (3)
The HSPT Optional Tests 20 (3)
About the Secondary School Admission Test 23 (6)
(SSAT)
The SSAT Exam Format 23 (1)
How the SSAT Is Scored 24 (1)
About the SSAT Questions 25 (4)
The Independent School Entrance Examination 29 (8)
(ISEE)
The ISEE Exam Format 30 (1)
How the ISEE Is Scored 31 (1)
Sample ISEE Questions 31 (6)
Test-Taking Techniques 37 (4)
What to Expect When You Take the Exam 37 (1)
Question-Answering Tips 38 (3)
PART II VERBAL SKILLS 41 (98)
Synonyms 43 (10)
Tips for Answering Synonym Questions 43 (3)
Synonym Exercises 46 (4)
Answers and Explanations 50 (3)
Antonyms 53 (8)
Tips for Answering Antonym Questions 54 (1)
Antonym Exercises 55 (3)
Answers and Explanations 58 (3)
Analogies 61 (10)
Tips for Answering Analogy Questions 62 (3)
Analogy Exercises 65 (3)
Answers and Explanations 68 (3)
Verbal Logic 71 (12)
HSPT Logic 71 (1)
HSPT Verbal Classification 72 (1)
COOP Extraction of Information 72 (1)
COOP Logic 73 (1)
COOP Artificial Language 73 (2)
Sample Exercises 75 (3)
Answers and Explanations 78 (5)
Reading 83 (18)
How to Improve Your Reading Skills 83 (1)
Tips for Answering Reading Comprehension 84 (1)
Questions
Reading Exercises 85 (12)
Answers and Explanations 97 (4)
Spelling 101(6)
Tips for Improving Your Spelling Skills 101(1)
Spelling Rules 102(3)
Spelling Exercise 105(1)
Answers and Explanations 106(1)
Punctuation and Capitalization 107(10)
Punctuation Rules 107(6)
Capitalization Rules 113(2)
Punctuation and Capitalization Exercise 115(1)
Answers and Explanations 116(1)
English Usage 117(14)
Twenty Principles of Grammar 117(2)
Troublesome Words 119(3)
English Usage and Expression Exercises 122(6)
Answers and Explanations 128(3)
Composition 131(8)
Tips for Answering Language Composition 131(1)
Questions
Tackling Topic Development Questions 132(1)
Tackling Appropriateness Questions 132(1)
Composition Exercise 133(3)
Answers and Explanations 136(3)
PART III QUANTITATIVE AND NONVERBAL SKILLS 139(108)
Quantitative Reasoning 141(10)
Quantitative Reasoning Exercises 145(4)
Answers and Explanations 149(2)
Mathematics 151(72)
The Number Line 152(2)
Decimals 154(2)
Fractions 156(8)
Percentages 164(3)
Algebra 167(6)
Geometry 173(6)
Coordinate Geometry 179(4)
Word Problems 183(8)
Answers and Explanations 191(8)
Mathematics Exercises 199(14)
Answers and Explanations to Mathematics 213(10)
Exercises
Series Reasoning 223(16)
Number Series 223(4)
Letter Series 227(2)
Mixed Series 229(1)
Symbol Series 230(1)
Series Question Tactics 231(1)
Series Reasoning Exercises 232(3)
Answers and Explanations 235(4)
Comparisons 239(8)
Geometric Comparisons 239(1)
Nongeometric Comparisons 240(2)
Comparison Exercises 242(3)
Answers and Explanations 245(2)
PART IV MODEL EXAMS 247(220)
First Model COOP Exam 249(48)
Sequences 253(2)
Analogies 255(5)
Quantative Reasoning 260(2)
Verbal Reasoning 262(3)
Reading Comprehension 265(7)
Mathematics Concepts and Applications 272(5)
Language Expression 277(7)
Answers to First Model COOP Exam 284(2)
First Model COOP Exam Answers and 286(10)
Explanations
Score Sheet 296(1)
Second Model COOP Exam 297(56)
Sequences 301(2)
Analogies 303(4)
Quantative Reasoning 307(4)
Verbal Reasoning 311(3)
Reading Comprehension 314(7)
Mathematics Concepts and Applications 321(6)
Language Expression 327(8)
Answers to Second Model COOP Exam 335(2)
Second Model COOP Exam Answers and 337(14)
Explanations
Score Sheet 351(2)
First Model HSPT Exam 353(58)
Verbal Skills 358(5)
Quantitative Skills 363(7)
Reading---Comprehension 370(4)
Reading---Vocabulary 374(3)
Mathematics---Concepts 377(2)
Mathematics---Problem-Solving 379(5)
Language 384(6)
Answers to First Model HSPT Exam 390(2)
First Model HSPT Exam Answers and 392(18)
Explanations
Score Sheet 410(1)
Second Model HSPT Exam 411(56)
Verbal Skills 416(5)
Quantitative Skills 421(7)
Reading---Comprehension 428(5)
Reading---Vocabulary 433(2)
Mathematics---Concepts 435(2)
Mathematics---Problem-Solving 437(5)
Language 442(8)
Answers to Second Model HSPT Exam 450(2)
Second Model HSPT Exam Answers and 452(15)
Explanations
Score Sheet 467