Kaplan Catholic High School Entrance Exams (COOP / HSPT) 2005

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The COOP (Cooperative Admissions Exam) and the HSPT (High School Placement Test) are the most common admissions tests used by Catholic high schools. Kaplan's Catholic High School Entrance Exams (COOP/HSPT) 2005 Edition provides you with all the tools you need to achieve a high score.

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Overview

Get the score you need to get into the school you want.


The COOP (Cooperative Admissions Exam) and the HSPT (High School Placement Test) are the most common admissions tests used by Catholic high schools. Kaplan's Catholic High School Entrance Exams (COOP/HSPT) 2005 Edition provides you with all the tools you need to achieve a high score.

Prepare
with an in-depth review of all the content areas on each test, including:

• Verbal Reasoning • Reading • Language Arts • Quantitative Reasoning • Mathematics • Sequences • Analogies • and more!

Practice
with diagnostic quizzes, practice tests, and hundreds of practice questions — all with detailed answer explanations.

Succeed
on the COOP or HSPT with Kaplan's exclusive test-taking strategies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743254496
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/20/2004
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.45 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book x
Section 1 About the Exams
Chapter 1 Facts About the COOP 3
COOP Exam Format 3
How the COOP Is Scored 9
Chapter 2 Facts About the HSPT 11
HSPT Exam Format 11
How the HSPT Is Scored 18
Chapter 3 Test-Taking Strategies 19
Answer Easier Questions First 19
Know the Basic Question Types, But Always Read the Directions 20
Skip Around 20
If You Don't Know, Guess 20
Gridding--The Answer Grid Has No Heart 21
Approaching COOP and HSPT Questions 21
Stay Calm 22
Section 2 Diagnostic Quizzes
COOP Diagnostic Quiz 27
Answer Key 38
Answers and Explanations 39
HSPT Diagnostic Quiz 45
Answer Key 58
Answers and Explanations 59
Section 3 Skill Review
Chapter 4 Verbal Skills 65
Question Type 1 Synonyms 65
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Synonyms 66
Avoiding Pitfalls 67
What to Do if You Don't Know the Word 68
Question Type 2 Antonyms 70
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Antonyms 70
Question Type 3 Words-in-Context 72
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Words-in-Context 72
Working Backward 73
Question Type 4 Verbal Classification 74
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Verbal Classification 74
Question Type 5 Analogies 76
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Analogies 77
Building Classic Bridges 79
What to Do if You're Stuck 80
Vocabulary-Building Strategies 83
Verbal Skills Practice Set 85
Answers and Explanations 86
Chapter 5 Reading Comprehension 87
Reading on Tests Is Different From Everyday Reading 87
The Kaplan Four-Step Method for Reading Comprehension Questions 88
The Questions 90
The Passage 92
Critical Reading Skills 93
A Word About Types of Passages 96
A Reminder About Timing 97
Reading Comprehension Practice Set 98
Answers and Explanations 101
Chapter 6 Language Arts 103
How to Approach Language Arts Error Questions 104
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Language Arts Error Questions 104
Punctuation Review 105
Grammar Review 108
Style Review 118
Composition 125
Language Arts Practice Set 128
Answers and Explanations 130
Chapter 7 Math Skills 131
How to Approach Math Questions 131
Arithmetic Review 134
Math Skills Practice Set 151
Answers and Explanations 152
Chapter 8 Algebra Basics 153
What Is Algebra? 153
Algebraic Expressions 154
Equations 156
Substitution 157
Picking Numbers 157
Inequalities 157
Algebra Basics Practice Set 159
Answers and Explanations 161
Chapter 9 Algebra Word Problems 163
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Word Problems 163
Word Problems with Formulas 165
Word Problem Strategies 166
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Picking Numbers 166
Algebra Word Problems Practice Set 167
Answers and Explanations 169
Chapter 10 Geometry 171
Lines and Angles 171
Angles 172
Parallel Lines 174
Triangles 174
The Pythagorean Theorem 177
Quadrilaterals 178
Circles 179
Coordinate Geometry 181
Geometry Practice Set 182
Answers and Explanations 184
Chapter 11 Tables, Charts, Graphs, and Maps 187
Line Graphs 187
Bar Graphs 188
Pictographs 189
Tables 189
Pie Charts 190
Venn Diagrams 191
Maps 191
How to Approach Diagram Questions 192
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Diagram Questions 192
The Best Way to Show Information 194
Tables, Charts, Graphs, and Maps Practice Set 196
Answers and Explanations 199
Chapter 12 Quantitative Reasoning 201
Number Relationships 201
Visual Problems 203
Symbol Relationships 204
Quantitative Reasoning Practice Set 207
Answers and Explanations 209
Chapter 13 Reasoning Skills 211
Question Type 1 Sequence 211
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Sequence Questions 212
Look Out for Common Patterns 217
Be Tenacious 218
Know Your Alphabet 218
If You Are Stumped, Eliminate Wrong Answers and Guess 218
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Numerical Sequence and Series Questions 219
Question Type 2 Logic 223
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Logic Questions 224
Question Type 3 Essential Element 232
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Essential Element Questions 232
Question Type 4 Picture Analogy 234
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Picture Analogy Questions 234
Question Type 5 Verbal Sequence 236
The Kaplan Three-Step Method for Verbal Sequence Questions 236
Three Typical Verbal Sequences 238
Get Rid of Trick Answers 239
Backsolve 240
Congratulations! 240
Reasoning Skills Practice Set 241
Answers and Explanations 244
Section 4 Practice Tests
COOP Practice Test 1 249
Answer Key 291
Answers and Explanations 293
COOP Practice Test 2 309
Answer Key 349
Answers and Explanations 351
HSPT Practice Test 1 371
Answer Key 424
Answers and Explanations 427
HSPT Practice Test 2 449
Answer Key 504
Answers and Explanations 507
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