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Paragraph Comprehension 13 minutes -15 questions
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Measures ability to obtain information from
written material

Sample Question:

Waves are
described in terms of their height, wave-length,
and period. “Height” is the vertical distance
between the high point of a wave crest and the
low point of the adjacent trough. “Wave-length”
is the distance from one crest to the next, and
“period” is the time it takes two adjacent
crests to pass a fixed point, such as the end of
a pier. The mathematics of wave theories are
usually concerned with relationships between
these and related characteristics.

The passage best supports the statement that
waves

**a.**
flow in the ocean. **b. **can be described by
their characteristics. **c. **have a high
trough. **d.** are a major mathematical
calculation.