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  1. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. The president’s new adviser has a Ph.D. in economics and an M.S. in international relations. Both of her degrees are from Mich. State Univ.
      b. The president’s new adviser has a dr.’s degree in economics and a master’s in international relations. Both of her degrees are from Michigan State Univ.
      c. The president’s new adviser has a doctorate in economics and a master’s in international relations. Both of her degrees are from MSU.
      d. The president’s new adviser has a doctorate in economics and a master’s in international relations. Both of her degrees are from Michigan State University.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. Dist. Atty. Laura Petersen said the bus driver had acted recklessly by going 70 miles per hour in a 40 miles-per-hour zone and would be charged with seven counts of manslaughter.
      b. Dist. Atty. Laura Petersen said the bus driver had acted recklessly by going 70 mph in a 40 miles-per-hour zone and would be charged with seven counts of manslaughter.
      c. District Attorney Laura Petersen said the bus driver had acted recklessly by going 70 mph in a 40-mph zone and would be charged with seven counts of manslaughter.
      d. District Attorney Laura Petersen said the bus driver had acted recklessly by going 70 m.p.h. in a 40-m.p.h. zone and would be charged with seven counts of manslaughter.
  3. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. The F.B.I. and the D.E.A. collaborated in mass arrests of major cocaine distributors in CA, TX, Hawaii, N.York and Ill.
      b. The FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency collaborated in mass arrests of major cocaine distributors in California, Texas, Hawaii, New York and Illinois.
      c. The FBI and the D.E.A. collaborated in mass arrests of major cocaine distributors in Calif., Texas, Hawaii, N.Y. and Ill.
      d. The F-B-I and the D-E-A collaborated in mass arrests of major cocaine distributors in California, Texas, Hawaii, New York and Illinois.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. When Governor Bea Thornton resigned to become US ambassador to Malaysia, Lt. Governor Harry Swanson became gov. for the remainder of Thornton’s term.
      b. When Gov. Bea Thornton resigned to become U.S. ambassador to Malaysia, Lt. Gov. Harry Swanson became governor for the remainder of Thornton’s term.
      c. When Gov. Bea Thornton resigned to become United States ambassador to Malaysia, Lieutenant Gov. Harry Swanson became gov. for the remainder of Thornton’s term.
      d. When Gov. Bea Thornton resigned to become U-S ambassador to Malaysia, Lt. Governor Harry Swanson became gov. for the remainder of Thornton’s term.
  5. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. The president sent a letter to the U.N. refusing to provide any US troops for the peacekeeping mission to Africa, but he did promise to send food & provide emergency loans.
      b. The president sent a letter to the U-N refusing to provide any US troops for the peacekeeping mission to Africa, but he did promise to send food and provide emergency loans.
      c. The Pres. sent a letter to the United Nations refusing to provide any U-S troops for the peacekeeping mission to Africa, but he did promise to send food & provide emergency loans.
      d. The president sent a letter to the United Nations refusing to provide any U.S. troops for the peacekeeping mission to Africa, but he did promise to send food and provide emergency loans.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. The DOD announced Wed. it had signed a $250 million contract with Gen. Dynamics Corporation to buy 50 new M1A1 tanks and a $175 million contract with the Ford Motor Company to buy 120 armored trucks.
      b. The DOD announced Wednesday it had signed a $250 million contract with Gen. Dynamics Corp. to buy 50 new M1A1 tanks and a $175 million contract with the Ford Motor Co. to buy 120 armored trucks.
      c. The Department of Defense announced Wednesday it had signed a $250 million contract with General Dynamics Corp. to buy 50 new M1A1 tanks and a $175 million contract with the Ford Motor Co. to buy 120 armored trucks.
      d. The Department of Defense announced Wed. it had signed a $250 million contract with General Dynamics Corporation to buy 50 new M1A1 tanks and a $175 million contract with the Ford Motor Company to buy 120 armored trucks.
  7. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. Sgt. Cora Williams of the state patrol said the accident involved a passenger car from Knoxville, Tenn., and a school bus from Garden City, Kan.
      b. Sergeant Cora Williams of the state patrol said the accident involved a passenger car from Knoxville, Tennessee, and a school bus from Garden City, KS.
      c. Serg. Cora Williams of the state patrol said the accident involved a passenger car from Knoxville, TN, and a school bus from Garden City, Kansas.
      d. Srg Cora Williams of the state patrol said the accident involved a passenger car from Knoxville, TENN., and a school bus from Garden City, KS.
  8. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. “Sen. Armstrong deserves the state’s thanks for persuading Congress to keep the military bases in this state open,” Governor Sam Cunningham said.
      b. “Sen. Armstrong deserves the state’s thanks for persuading Congress to keep the military bases in this state open,” Gov. Sam Cunningham said.
      c. “Senator Armstrong deserves the state’s thanks for persuading Congress to keep the military bases in this state open,” Gov. Sam Cunningham said.
      d. “Senator Armstrong deserves the state’s thanks for persuading Cong. to keep the military bases in this state open,” Governor Sam Cunningham said.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. Tom Quandahl, the asst. exec. director of the Y.M.C.A., said the Rosedale Water Dist. was planning to lower its water rates.
      b. Tom Quandahl, the assistant executive director of the YMCA, said the Rosedale Water District was planning to lower its water rates.
      c. Tom Quandahl, the assistant exec. director of the YMCA, said the Rosedale Water Dist. was planning to lower its water rates.
      d. Tom Quandahl, the asst. executive director of the Y.M.C.A., said the Rosedale Water District was planning to lower its water rates.
  10. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in print copy.
      a. Nate Kane Jr., an engineer with a doctorate working for American Honda Motor Co., said the new hybrid cars could get 45 to 50 miles per gallon.
      b. Nate Kane, Junior, an engineer with a Ph.D. working for American Honda Motor Company, said the new hybrid cars could get 45 to 50 mpg.
      c. Nate Kane, Jr., an engineer with a dr.’s degree working for American Honda Motor Company, said the new hybrid cars could get 45 to 50 m.p.g.
      d. Nate Kane, Junior, an engineer with a Ph.D. working for American Honda Motor Co., said the new hybrid cars could get 45 to 50 mpg.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in broadcast copy.
      a. The state Heart Assoc. gave its annual awards for promoting public health to Doctor William Gustafson and Sen. Nancy Rogers.
      b. The state Heart Association gave its annual awards for promoting public health to Dr. William Gustafson and Senator Nancy Rogers.
      c. The state Heart Assoc. gave its annual awards for promoting public health to Dr. William Gustafson and Sen. Nancy Rogers.
      d. The state Heart Association gave its annual awards for promoting public health to Doctor William Gustafson and Sen. Nancy Rogers.
  12. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in broadcast copy.
      a. The U.N. made clear its opposition to any long-term military presence for the U.S. in the Middle East.
      b. The U-N made clear its opposition to any long-term military presence for the U.S. in the Middle East.
      c. The U.N. made clear its opposition to any long-term military presence for the United States in the Middle East.
      d. The U-N made clear its opposition to any long-term military presence for the United States in the Middle East.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in broadcast copy.
      a. Ford announced a recall of sedans and light trucks because of pollution control problems but denied the vehicles were in violation of Environmental Protection Agency standards.
      b. Ford Motor Co. announced a recall of sedans and light trucks because of pollution control problems but denied the vehicles were in violation of E.P.A. standards.
      c. Ford Motor announced a recall of sedans and light trucks because of pollution control problems but denied the vehicles were in violation of E-P-A standards.
      d. Ford Motor Co. announced a recall of sedans and light trucks because of pollution control problems but denied the vehicles were in violation of Environmental Protection Agency standards.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in broadcast copy.
      a. The Atlantic hurricane is most likely to hit the East Coast cities of Jacksonville, Florida, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.
      b. The Atlantic hurricane is most likely to hit the East Coast cities of Jacksonville, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.
      c. The Atlan. hurricane is most likely to hit the East Coast cities of Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, and Charleston, So. Car.
      d. The Atlantic hurricane is most likely to hit the East Coast cities of Jacksonville, Flda., Savannah, Grga., and Charleston, S.C.
  15. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for abbreviations in broadcast copy.
      a. The C.I.A. and N.A.S.A. both have new leaders since the election, but the F.B.I. leadership remains unchanged.
      b. The C-I-A and N-A-S-A both have new leaders since the election, but the F-B-I leadership remains unchanged.
      c. The C.I.A. and N-A-S-A both have new leaders since the election, but the F.B.I. leadership remains unchanged.
      d. The C-I-A and NASA both have new leaders since the election, but the F-B-I leadership remains unchanged.
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