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  1. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. She was only five years old but she was already reading at a 5th-grade level.
      b. She was only five years old but she was already reading at a fifth-grade level.
      c. She was only 5 years old but she was already reading at a 5th-grade level.
      d. She was only 5 years old but she was already reading at a fifth-grade level.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. Because of the great depression, a dollar bought more in the 1930s than it did in the Twenties.
      b. Because of the Great Depression, a dollar bought more in the 1930s than it did in the ’20s.
      c. Because of the Great Depression, a dollar bought more in the 1930s than it did in the Twenties.
      d. Because of the great depression, a dollar bought more in the 1930s than it did in the 20s.
  3. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. Driving time for the 3000-mile trip across the country will be about forty-three hours, assuming an average speed of 70 m.p.h.
      b. Driving time for the 3,000-mile trip across the country will be about 43 hours, assuming an average speed of 70 mph.
      c. Driving time for the 3,000-mile trip across the country will be about forty-three hours, assuming an average speed of 70 mph.
      d. Driving time for the 3000-mile trip across the country will be about 43 hours, assuming an average speed of 70 mph.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The fire at 5 W. Sterling Terrace caused more than $500,000 damage to the $1.45 million house.
      b. The fire at Five West Sterling Terr. caused more than 500,000 dollars damage to the $1,450,000 house.
      c. The fire at Five W. Sterling Terrace caused more than $500,000 damage to the $1,450,000 house.
      d. The fire at 5 W. Sterling Terr. caused more than $500 thousand dollars damage to the $1.45 million house.
  5. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The president asked Congress to trim Medicaid spending by $60 billion, but the Senate rejected the cuts by a 51-to-48 vote.
      b. The President asked congress to trim Medicaid spending by 60 billion dollars, but the senate rejected the cuts by a fifty-one to 48 vote.
      c. The President asked Congress to trim medicaid spending by $60 billion, but the senate rejected the cuts by a fifty-one to forty-eight vote.
      d. The president asked Congress to trim Medicaid spending by 60 billion dollars, but the Senate rejected the cuts by a 51-to-48 vote.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The Senior center stands six feet, ten inches tall and is shooting 73% from the free-throw line.
      b. The senior Center stands 6' 10" tall and is shooting 73% from the free-throw line.
      c. The senior center stands 6 feet 10 inches tall and is shooting 73 percent from the free-throw line.
      d. The senior center stands six feet-10 inches tall and is shooting 73 percent from the free-throw line.
  7. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The F.B.I. will spend between $3 and $4 billion over the next twelve years to improve its computer systems.
      b. The FBI will spend between $3 billion and $4 billion over the next 12 years to improve its computer systems.
      c. The FBI will spend between $3 and $4 billion over the next 12 years to improve its computer systems.
      d. The F-B-I will spend between $3billion and $4 billion over the next twelve years to improve its computer systems.
  8. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The value of Acme Corporation stock rose 5% on news that it would purchase Widgets Incorporated for $35,000,000.
      b. The value of Acme Corp. stock rose 5% on news that it would purchase Widgets Inc. for $35,000,000.
      c. The value of Acme Corporation stock rose five percent on news that it would purchase Widgets Incorporated for $35 million.
      d. The value of Acme Corp. stock rose 5 percent on news that it would purchase Widgets Inc. for $35 million.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The odds on Hold Harmless, the favorite in the Kentucky Derby, are 2-1, while the odds on long-shot Easy Rider are 37-1.
      b. The odds on Hold Harmless, the favorite in the Ky. Derby, are two to one, while the odds on long-shot Easy Rider are 37 to one.
      c. The odds on Hold Harmless, the favorite in the KY Derby, are 2 to 1, while the odds on long-shot Easy Rider are 37 to 1.
      d. The odds on Hold Harmless, the favorite in the Kentucky Derby, are two-to-one, while the odds on long-shot Easy Rider are 37-to-one.
  10. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. Terry Evans, 32, and her five-year-old son, Clarke, died on a stretch of freeway that was rebuilt 7 years ago at a cost of 632,000,000 dollars.
      b. Terry Evans, thirty-two, and her five-year-old son, Clarke, died on a stretch of freeway that was rebuilt seven years ago at a cost of $632,000,000.
      c. Terry Evans, 32, and her 5-year-old son, Clarke, died on a stretch of freeway that was rebuilt 7 years ago at a cost of 632 million dollars.
      d. Terry Evans, 32, and her 5-year-old son, Clarke, died on a stretch of freeway that was rebuilt seven years ago at a cost of $632 million.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. Oddsmakers figured Iowa State was an 87-1 shot to win the NCAA basketball tournament this year.
      b. Oddsmakers figured Iowa State was an 87-to-1 shot to win the N-C-A-A basketball tournament this year.
      c. Oddsmakers figured Iowa State was an 87-one shot to win the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament this year.
      d. Oddsmakers figured Iowa State was an eighty-seven-to-one shot to win the N-C-A-A basketball tournament this year.
  12. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. The Legislature approved spending $60 million to improve the 11-mile stretch of Highway 5 from Cartersville to Bates City.
      b. The legislature approved spending sixty (m) million dollars to improve the 11-mile stretch of Highway 5 from Cartersville to Bates City.
      c. The legislature approved spending 60 million dollars to improve the 11-mile stretch of Highway Five from Cartersville to Bates City.
      d. The Legislature approved spending 60 (m) million dollars to improve the eleven-mile stretch of Highway Five from Cartersville to Bates City.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. N-A-S-A is planning to launch 5 unmanned probes to Jupiter, which is 482,564,600 miles from the Sun.
      b. NASA is planning to launch five unmanned probes to Jupiter, which is almost 482 (m) million miles from the Sun.
      c. N.A.S.A. is planning to launch five unmanned probes to Jupiter, which is almost 483 million miles from the sun.
      d. N-A-S-A is planning to launch 5 unmanned probes to Jupiter, which is almost 482 (m) million miles from the Sun.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. The Lions’ six-foot-two rookie running back scored three touchdowns in the 35-to-9 victory over the Chicago Bears.
      b. The Lions’ 6'2" rookie running back scored three touchdowns in the 35-9 victory over the Chicago Bears.
      c. The Lions’ 6-foot, 2-inch rookie running back scored 3 touchdowns in the 35-9 victory over the Chicago Bears.
      d. The Lions’ six-foot-two rookie running back scored three touchdowns in the thirty-five-to-nine victory over the Chicago Bears.
  15. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. William Weston shot and killed each of his three daughters before committing suicide. The girls were five, seven and eleven. Weston was a 29-year-old unemployed plumber.
      b. William Weston, a twenty-nine-year-old unemployed plumber, shot and killed each of his 3 daughters, ages 5, 7 and 11, before committing suicide.
      c. William Weston shot and killed each of his 3 daughters before committing suicide. The girls were 5, 7 and 11. Weston was twenty-nine-year-old unemployed plumber.
      d. William Weston, a 29-year-old unemployed plumber, shot and killed each of his three daughters, ages five, seven and eleven, before committing suicide.
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