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  1. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. The Ford Motor Company announced it will move a manufacturing plant from Mich. to Birmingham, Alabama.
      b. The Ford Motor Co. announced it will move a manufacturing plant from Mich. to Birmingham, Ala.
      c. The Ford Motor Company announced it will move a manufacturing plant from Michigan to Birmingham, Ala.
      d. The Ford Motor Co. announced it will move a manufacturing plant from Michigan to Birmingham, Ala.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. The president has nominated new leaders for the CIA, the Department of HHS and the EPA, and he named a new ambassador to the U.N.
      b. The president has nominated new leaders for the CIA, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency, and he named a new ambassador to the U.N.
      c. The Pres. has nominated new leaders for the C.I.A., the Department of H.H.S. and the E.P.A., and he named a new ambassador to the United Nations.
      d. The president has nominated new leaders for the CIA, the Dept. of Health and Human Services and the EPA, and he named a new ambassador to the U.N.
  3. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. Police arrested Thomas Jackson Junior of 378 Olive St. and charged him with driving 80 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. zone.
      b. Police arrested Thomas Jackson, Junior, of 378 Olive St. and charged him with driving 80 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone.
      c. Police arrested Thomas Jackson Jr. of 378 Olive St. and charged him with driving 80 mph in a 45 mph zone.
      d. Police arrested Thomas Jackson, Jr., of 378 Olive St. and charged him with driving 80 miles per hour in a 45 m.p.h. zone.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. William Webster, who has a Ph.D. in economics, said News Corp., the owner of 20th Century Fox and the Fox Network, will be unable to sustain its current rate of growth.
      b. William Webster, who has a doctorate in econ., said News Corporation, the owner of 20th Century Fox and the Fox Network, will be unable to sustain its current rate of growth.
      c. William Webster, who has a Ph.D. in economics, said News Corp., the owner of 20th Cent. Fox and the Fox Ntwrk., will be unable to sustain its current rate of growth.
      d. William Webster, who has a doctorate in economics, said News Corp., the owner of 20th Century Fox and the Fox Network, will be unable to sustain its current rate of growth.
  5. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. Governor Rudy Baker invited Reverend Frank McClary to deliver the invocation at the annual Y.M.C.A. Prayer Breakfast.
      b. Gov. Rudy Baker invited Rev. Frank McClary to deliver the invocation at the annual Y.M.C.A. Prayer Breakfast.
      c. Governor Rudy Baker invited the Reverend Frank McClary to deliver the invocation at the annual YMCA Prayer Breakfast.
      d. Gov. Rudy Baker invited the Rev. Frank McClary to deliver the invocation at the annual YMCA Prayer Breakfast.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. The U.S. should withdraw all of its troops from the Middle East before their presence incites a new round of terrorist attacks, said Doctor Alice White, a professor of Islamic studies at the Univ. of Mont.
      b. The United States should withdraw all of its troops from the Middle East before their presence incites a new round of terrorist attacks, said Alice White, a prof. of Islamic studies at the Univ. of Mont.
      c. The United States should withdraw all of its troops from the Middle East before their presence incites a new round of terrorist attacks, said Alice White, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Montana.
      d. The U.S. should withdraw all of its troops from the Middle East before their presence incites a new round of terrorist attacks, said Alice White, a Ph.D. professor of Islamic studies at the Univ. of Montana.
  7. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. Bill Watkins, Sr., announced he will run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Wilma Curry.
      b. Bill Watkins Sr. announced he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Wilma Curry.
      c. Bill Watkins sr announced he will run for the US sen. seat being vacated by retiring Senator Wilma Curry.
      d. Bill Watkins, Senior, announced he will run for the US Sen. seat being vacated by retiring Senator Wilma Curry.
  8. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. On Wednesday, professor James Currier, who has a doctorate in biology and a master’s in economics, will argue that improving automobile fuel efficiency from an average of 17 to 22 miles per gallon would save billions of dollars and protect endangered species.
      b. On Wed., professor James Currier, who has a PhD in biology and an MS in economics, will argue that improving automobile fuel efficiency from an average of 17 miles per gallon to 22 mpg would save billions of dollars and protect endangered species.
      c. On Wed., Prof. James Currier, who has a Ph.D. in biology and an M.S. in economics, will argue that improving automobile fuel efficiency from an average of 17 m.p.g. to 22 m.p.g. would save billions of dollars and protect endangered species.
      d. On Wednesday, Professor James Currier, who has a doctor of philosophy degree in biology and an master’s of science degree in economics, will argue that improving automobile fuel efficiency from an average of 17 mpg to 22 mpg would save billions of $ and protect endangered species.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. The president’s speaking tour will take him to Athens, Ga., Wichita, Kan., and Laramie, Wyo.
      b. The president’s speaking tour will take him to Athens, Georg., Wichita, Kans., and Laramie, Wym.
      c. The president’s speaking tour will take him to Athens, GA, Wichita, KS, and Laramie, WY.
      d. The president’s speaking tour will take him to Athens, Georgia, Wichita, Kansas, and Laramie, Wyoming.
  10. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for print publications.
      a. The National Rifle Association announced on Monday it will move its state headquarters to the Erickson Building.
      b. The National Rifle Assn. announced on Mon. it will move its state headquarters to the Erickson Bldg.
      c. The Natl. Rifle Assn. announced on Monday it will move its state headquarters to the Erickson Bldg.
      d. The NRA announced on Mon. it will move its state HQ to the Erickson Building.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for broadcast copy.
      a. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the United States plan for Iraq may destabilize the region.
      b. U.N. Sec.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon says the U.S. plan for Iraq may destabilize the region.
      c. U-N Sec’y-Gen’l. Ban Ki-moon says the United States plan for Iraq may destabilize the region.
      d. U-N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the U-S plan for Iraq may destabilize the region.
  12. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for broadcast copy.
      a. The blizzard dropped two feet of snow on Ithaca, N.Y., and Montpelier, Vt.
      b. The blizzard dropped two feet of snow on Ithaca, N-Y, and Montpelier, V-T.
      c. The blizzard dropped two feet of snow on Ithaca, New York, and Montpelier, Vermont.
      d. The blizzard dropped 2 ft. of snow on Ithaca, NY, and Montpelier, VT.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for broadcast copy.
      a. General Electric Co. has settled a lawsuit with Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC over patents for components of nuclear power plants.
      b. General Electric has settled a lawsuit with Westinghouse over patents for components of nuclear power plants.
      c. General Electric Company has settled a lawsuit with Westinghouse Electric Company LLC over patents for components of nuclear power plants.
      d. Gen. Elec. Co. has settled a lawsuit with Westinghouse Elec. Co. LLC over patents for components of nuclear power plants.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for broadcast copy.
      a. The new federal budget doubles spending for the C.I.A. but will cut N.A.S.A.’s space program by 15 percent.
      b. The new fed. budget doubles spending for the C.I.A. but will cut N-A-S-A.’s space program by 15 %.
      c. The new federal budget doubles spending for the CIA but will cut NASA’s space program by 15 pct.
      d. The new federal budget doubles spending for the C-I-A but will cut NASA’s space program by 15 percent.
  15. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations for broadcast copy.
      a. Doctor Henry Kissinger will deliver the commencement address to this spring’s Univ. of Neb. graduates.
      b. Dr. Henry Kissinger will deliver the commencement address to this spring’s University of NE. graduates.
      c. Henry Kissinger will deliver the commencement address to this spring’s Univ. of Nebraska graduates.
      d. Henry Kissinger will deliver the commencement address to this spring’s University of Nebraska graduates.
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