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  1. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The Cubs have won 62% of their games this season, but they still trail the Pirates by 2 games.
      b. The Cubs have won sixty-two percent of their games this season, but they still trail the Pirates by two games.
      c. The Cubs have won 62 percent of their games this season, but they still trail the Pirates by two games.
      d. The Cubs have won 62 percent of their games this season, but they still trail the Pirates by 2 games.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The state senate approved increasing the university’s budget by two and a half million dollars, but the proposal failed in the house by 7 votes.
      b. The state Senate approved increasing the university’s budget by $2.5 million, but the proposal failed in the House by seven votes.
      c. The State Senate approved increasing the university’s budget by $2,500,000, but the proposal failed in the house by 7 votes.
      d. The state Senate approved increasing the University’s budget by $2 1/2 million, but the proposal failed in the house by seven votes.
  3. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The number one draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys was a six-foot-seven, two hundred and fifty lb. tight end from Memphis, TN.
      b. The number one draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys was a 6-ft.-7, 250-lb. tight end from Memphis, TN.
      c. The No. 1 draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys was a 6-foot-7, 250-pound tight end from Memphis, Tenn.
      d. The No. One draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys was a six-foot-seven, 250-pound tight end from Memphis, Tenn.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The city council voted to increase the sales tax by ½ ¢, which would pay off the 25 and a half million dollar bond issue for improving parks.
      b. The City Council voted to increase the sales tax by one-half cent, which would pay off the $25.5 million bond issue for improving parks.
      c. The city Council voted to increase the sales tax by one-half ¢, which would pay off the $25 1/2 lf million bond issue for improving parks.
      d. The City Council voted to increase the sales tax by ½-cent, which would pay off the 25.5 million dollar bond issue for improving parks.
  5. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to declare the law unconstitutional even though polls showed the public supported it by a 3-1 ratio.
      b. The US supreme court voted five to 4 to declare the law unconstitutional even though polls showed the public supported it by a three to one ratio.
      c. The US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to declare the law unconstitutional even though polls showed the public supported it by a 3-to-one ratio.
      d. The U-S Supreme court voted five to four to declare the law unconstitutional even though polls showed the public supported it by a three-to-one ratio.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The panel of 7 Historians all agreed the Thirties had been the most important decade in the US in the Twentieth Century.
      b. The panel of 7 historians all agreed the ‘Thirties had been the most important decade in the U-S in the Twentieth century.
      c. The panel of seven historians all agreed the 30's had been the most important decade in the US in the 20th century.
      d. The panel of seven historians all agreed the ’30s had been the most important decade in the United States in the 20th century.
  7. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The search for the missing five-year-old boy intensified when the twenty-five-member rescue team learned the overnight low would be seven degrees F.
      b. The search for the missing 5-year-old boy intensified when the twenty-five-member rescue team learned the overnight low would be seven degrees fahrenheit.
      c. The search for the missing 5-year-old boy intensified when the 25-member rescue team learned the overnight low would be 7 degrees.
      d. The search for the missing five-year-old boy intensified when the 25-member rescue team learned the overnight low would be 7 degrees F.
  8. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The C.I.A. has identified 4 countries that provide at least 5 billion dollars a year in financial support for International Terrorism.
      b. The CIA has identified four countries that provide at least $5 billion a year in financial support for international terrorism.
      c. The C-I-A has identified four countries that provide at least five billion dollars a year in financial support for international terrorism.
      d. The C.I.A. has identified four countries that provide at least $5,000,000,000 a year in financial support for international terrorism.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. The police raid on the home of Charles Peabody Junior at Seventeen North 33rd Terr. uncovered three lbs. of heroin, ten lbs. of marijuana and 15 oz. of cocaine.
      b. The police raid on the home of Charles Peabody, Junior, at 17 North 33rd Terr. uncovered three pounds of heroin, ten pounds of marijuana and fifteen ounces of cocaine.
      c. The police raid on the home of Charles Peabody, Jr., at 17 North 33rd Terrace uncovered 3 pounds of heroin, 10 pounds of marijuana and 15 ounces of cocaine.
      d. The police raid on the home of Charles Peabody Jr. at 17 N. 33rd Terrace uncovered 3 pounds of heroin, 10 pounds of marijuana and 15 ounces of cocaine.
  10. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in print copy.
      a. Joanna Klein, a republican from Denton, defeated Tom Masters, a democrat from Valley, by a vote of 55,785-53,244 to win the seat in the US house of representatives.
      b. Joanna Klein, a republican from Denton, defeated Tom Masters, a democrat from Valley, by a vote of nearly 56,000 to slightly more than 53,000 to win the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
      c. Joanna Klein, a Republican from Denton, defeated Tom Masters, a Democrat from Valley, by a vote of 55,785 to 53,244 to win the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
      d. Joanna Klein, a Republican from Denton, defeated Tom Masters, a Democrat from Valley, by a vote of 55,785-53,244 to win the seat in the U-S House of Representatives.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. As of Friday, 11 people had filed as candidates for the 3 city council seats up for election this year.
      b. As of Friday, eleven people had filed as candidates for the three city council seats up for election this year.
      c. As of Friday, 11 people had filed as candidates for the three City Council seats up for election this year.
      d. As of Friday, eleven people had filed as candidates for the three City Council seats up for election this year.
  12. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. The hurricane left 15-thousand people homeless and caused at least 34 (m) million dollars in damage to the Florida Keys.
      b. The hurricane left 15,479 people homeless and caused at least $34,577,000 in damage to the Fla. keys.
      c. The hurricane left 15,000 people homeless and caused at least $34 million in damage to the Fla. Keys.
      d. The hurricane left fifteen thousand people homeless and caused at least $34 (m) million in damage to the Florida keys.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. The accident at the intersection of U.S. highway 50 and state route 6 killed an 11-year-old girl and her 47-year-old father.
      b. The accident at the intersection of U-S Highway 50 and state Route Six killed an eleven-year-old girl and her 47-year-old father.
      c. The accident at the intersection of U-S highway 50 and State Route 6 killed an 11-year-old girl and her 47-year-old father.
      d. The accident at the intersection of US Highway 50 and state Route Six killed an eleven-year-old girl and her forty-seven-year-old father.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. The Cardinals defeated the Mets 5-to-3, and the Braves beat the Phillies 7-to-1.
      b. The Cardinals defeated the Mets five-three, and the Braves beat the Phillies seven-one.
      c. The Cardinals defeated the Mets 5-3, and the Braves beat the Phillies 7-1.
      d. The Cardinals defeated the Mets five-to-three, and the Braves beat the Phillies seven-to-one.
  15. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization and numerals in broadcast copy.
      a. The high today was only 7 degrees, making this the 3rd coldest day of the year and the fifteenth consecutive day with a high temperature below freezing.
      b. The high today was only seven degrees, making this the third coldest day of the year and the fifteenth consecutive day with a high temperature below freezing.
      c. The high today was only seven degrees, making this the third coldest day of the year and the 15th consecutive day with a high temperature below freezing.
      d. The high today was only seven degrees, making this the 3rd coldest day of the year and the 15th consecutive day with a high temperature below freezing.
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