CLEP Test Breakdown

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) can be the college student’s best friend. It can save the expense, the time, and a lot of the frustration of taking courses with that the student is entirely familiar, whether through previous study or experience. CLEP exams are offered in 34 categories and touch upon many subject areas. … Read more

CLEP Western Civilization II Exam Answer Key

1. Answer (d) is correct: None of these choices includes a country that was not one of the major colonists; in other words, all countries included in these choices were major colonizers. Portugal’s colonizing can be seen in Brazil, where the official language is Portuguese, while Spain’s is seen in Mexico, Central America, and the … Read more

Free CLEP Western Civilization II Exam Practice Questions

1. By the turn of the 15th to 16th century, the languages predominating in the western hemisphere show which countries performed the most colonization worldwide. Among the following, which includes a country that was not one of these major colonists? Portugal and Spain The Netherlands England and France None of these All of these 2. … Read more

CLEP Western Civilization I Exam Answer Key

1. Choice (E) is the best choice. Ziggurats are tall stair-stepped towers built by Mesopotamians. The remaining choices are true: The Phoenicians developed purple dyes associated with royalty, sailing technology used all over the ancient world, an alphabet which formed the foundation of many writing systems still in use, and influential metalworking practices. 2. Choice … Read more

Free CLEP Western Civilization I Exam Practice Questions

1. Which of the following was NOT developed by the Phoenicians? Purple dye. Sailing technology. The alphabet. Metalworking. The ziggurat. 2. The first coin-based economy was established by which of the following people? Phoenicians. Egyptians. Hebrews. Lydians. Babylonians. 3. Which of the following statements are not true of Minoan culture? The name honors King Minos. … Read more

CLEP US History II Exam Answer Key

1. Mismanagement by cattlemen (d) was not a factor causing lower profits that contributed to the end of the open-range cattle industry on the Western Great Plains. Lower profits were caused by Joseph Glidden’s invention of barbed wire (a), which restricted open-range grazing, and the invasion of the plains by farmers and shepherds (b), which … Read more

Free CLEP US History II Exam Practice Questions

1. Which of the following was not a factor that effectively ended the open-range cattle industry on the western Great Plains in the late 1880s? The invention of barbed wire by Joseph Glidden in 1873 The incursion of farmers and shepherds to the Great Plains The major blizzards that occurred between 1885 and 1887 The … Read more

CLEP US History I Exam Answer Key

1. The correct answer is (a). Women settlers outnumbering male settlers was not something that contributed to the differences between life in the New England colonies and life in the Chesapeake colonies. In Virginia and Maryland, men greatly outnumbered women due to these colonies’ large tobacco farms, which required men as workers. New England colonists … Read more

Free CLEP US History I Exam Practice Questions

1. Which of the following did not contribute to differences in the lives of New England colonists vs. the lives of Chesapeake colonists during the 17th century? In Virginia and Maryland, female settlers greatly outnumbered male settlers. New England colonists had significantly longer life expectancies than did Chesapeake colonists. New England colonists had a better … Read more

CLEP Social Science Exam Answer Key

1. Answer (d) is not true. Ernest Hemingway published his first two novels during the 1920s: The Sun Also Rises in 1926 and A Farewell to Arms in 1929. He did win the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea, but he published this novel in 1952. The African-American population in New York City … Read more

Free CLEP Social Science Exam Practice Questions

CLEP Social Sciences The Three Branches of Government 1. Which of the following is not true about the decade of the 1920s in the United States? The African-American population in New York City more than doubled during this decade. Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald gave the name “The Jazz Age” to this time in American history. … Read more

CLEP Natural Science Exam Answer Key

1. (A) Ionization energy increases from left to right across the periodic table, and decreases from top to bottom. Helium’s position on the periodic table makes it the element with the highest ionization energy. As ionization energy increases, more energy is needed to break a full shell of electrons. 2. (C) Only elements in the … Read more

Free CLEP Natural Science Exam Practice Questions

DIRECTIONS: Each of the following groups of questions consists of five lettered terms followed by a list of numbered phrases or sentences. For each numbered phrase or sentence, select the choice that is most clearly related to it. Each choice may be used once, more than once, or not at all. Questions 1 – 4 … Read more

CLEP Management Exam Answer Key

1. A Michael Porter suggested that companies use three strategies to distinguish themselves from their competition. These strategies are: differentiation (finding a way to be different), cost-leadership (offering lowest prices), and focus (identifying a unique customer base). 2. C In his famous book The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith argues that productivity can be increased … Read more

Free CLEP Management Exam Practice Questions

1. Which of the following lists names three types of strategies companies might employ to distinguish themselves from their competition? Differentiation, cost leadership, focus Product modeling, benchmarking, contingency planning Product modeling, focus, benchmarking Differentiation, cost leadership, contingency planning Product modeling, focus, differentiation 2. Through which of the following did Adam Smith argue productivity could be … Read more

CLEP Intro Psychology Exam Answer Key

1. The correct answer is (d), all of the above. Sleep, mood, and arousal are all affected by serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates these activities in the brain depending on how much serotonin the brain is receiving. People who suffer from some forms of depression are said to have low levels of serotonin. … Read more

Free CLEP Intro Psychology Exam Practice Questions

1. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects: arousal mood sleep all of the above none of the above 2. Which division of the nervous system controls voluntary skeletal muscle movements? Autonomic Parasympathetic Peripheral Somatic Sympathetic 3. A patient is suffering from diabetes. The patient’s blood sugar is elevated. Which division of the nervous system raises … Read more

CLEP Info Systems Exam Answer Key

1. The correct answer is B, Hyper. The http represents hypertext transfer protocol used by most web browsers. The web browser has been instructed to use this protocol for a particular operation. There are other protocols available for use by web browser (e.g., ftp, news), but http is by far the most common. 2. The … Read more

Free CLEP Info Systems Exam Practice Questions

1. When using a web browser, each address normally starts with the letters http. What does the “h” represent? High Hyper Head Height Hydro 2. A web browser browses the Internet with all of the following types of connections EXCEPT a: wireless connection. firewalled connection. proxy-server connection. stand-alone connection. direct connection. 3. To view web … Read more

CLEP Humanities Exam Answer Key

1. ANSWER: (E) A recitative is musical speech that occurs during an opera, an aria is a more poetic musical speech during an opera with a fuller orchestral accompaniment, and an oratorio is a musical piece performed by an opera chorus. These elements are not part of the other musical forms listed. 2. ANSWER: (A) Giselle is … Read more

Free CLEP Humanities Exam Practice Questions

1. Where will you find the terms recitative, aria, and oratorio used? Symphony Concerto Sonata Musical theater Opera 2. Which of the following does not belong with the others? Giselle, Adam Aida, Verdi Orfeo, Monteverdi Parsifal, Wagner The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart 3. Scat” is a singing style in which: Accents are put in unexpected … Read more

CLEP English Literature Exam Answer Key

1. E The Modern era. T. S. Eliot lived 1888-1965, and his poetry is remembered for the distinctly modern tone that it offered to readers. What is more, “The Waste Land” is a product of the post-World War I atmosphere, in which the modern attitudes of the late nineteenth century developed more fully. Recognizing the … Read more

Free CLEP English Literature Exam Practice Questions

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain 1. These lines from T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land” were written in which of the following eras? Medieval Renaissance Postmodern Restoration Modern 2. The Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is representative of which of the … Read more

CLEP English Composition Exam Answer Key

Identifying Sentence Errors 1. The correct answer is C. We are only visiting one girl, so “friends” should be “friend.” The sentence should read: “We went on a trip out in the country to visit our friend, a girl I had known for many years.” 2. The correct answer is C. The patient is not … Read more

Free CLEP English Composition Exam Practice Questions

Identifying Sentence Errors Directions: The following sentences test your knowledge of grammar, usage, diction, (choice of words) and idioms. Note that some sentences are correct and no sentence contains more than one error. You will find the error, if there is one, underlined and lettered. Assume that the elements of the sentence that are not underlined … Read more

CLEP College Math Exam Answer Key

1. The correct answer is C. For two complex numbers to be identically equivalent, both the real coefficients (a and c) and the imaginary coefficients (b and d) must be identically equivalent to each other, respectively. 2. The correct answer is B. The set A X B = {(0, 1), (0, 3), (0,5), (0,7), (2, 1), (2, 3), (2, … Read more

Free CLEP College Math Exam Practice Questions

1. Two complex numbers a + ib and c + id are identical if a and b are equal if and only if c and d are equal if and only if a = c and b = d if and only if a = b and c = d 2. The set A = {0, 2, 4, 6, 8} and the set B = {1, 3, 5, 7}. Which of the following is not a member of the set A X B? (4,3) (1,2) … Read more

CLEP College Composition Exam Answer Key

1. C is the best answer. Certain verbs must take a gerund as an object while others must take an infinitive. While the rules are somewhat arbitrary, verbs that imply a future act like want, hope, and intend are traditionally followed by an infinitive. In this case,” intend” is followed by an infinitive. B makes a … Read more

Free CLEP College Composition Exam Practice Questions

DIRECTIONS: In each of the following sentences, some portion of the sentence is underlined. Under each sentence are five choices. The first choice has the same wording as the original. The other four choices are reworded. Sometimes the first choice containing the original wording is the best; sometimes one of the other choices is the … Read more

CLEP Business Law Exam Answer Key

1. The correct answer is D. If the breach of a contract is material and uncorrected, the other party is discharged. In other words, the other party does not have to perform its share of the contract. Also, the party that is charged with the material breach may be subject to fines or other remedies. … Read more

Free CLEP Business Law Exam Practice Questions

1. Which of the following best describes the effect of a breach of contract? Nonmaterial breaches that are uncorrected for a reasonable time discharge the other party. Any breach discharges the other party. No breaches automatically discharge the other party. If the breach is material and uncorrected, the other party is discharged. Nonmaterial breaches do … Read more

CLEP Biology Exam Answer Key

1. D. Enzymes act as catalysts for biochemical reactions. A catalyst is not consumed in a reaction, but, rather, lowers the activation energy for that reaction. The potential energy of the substrate and the product remain the same, but the activation energy, which is the energy needed to make the reaction progress, “can be lowered with … Read more

Free CLEP Biology Exam Practice Questions

1. Enzymes catalyze biochemical reactions by Lowering the potential energy of the products Separating inhibitors from products Forming a complex with the products Lowering the activation energy of the reaction Providing energy to the reaction 2. Which of the following is an example of a cofactor? Zinc Actin Cholesterol GTP Chlorophyll 3. Cyanide is a poison that binds … Read more

CLEP Analyzing Interpreting Literature Exam Answer Key

Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias” 1. B.  Only choice (B) is correct. The rhyme scheme of the first eight lines falls into the following pattern: ABABACDC. The rhyming words are, “land,” “stone,” “sand,” “frown,” “command,” “read,” “things,” and “fed.” 2. A. The central image of the poem is choice (A), a collapsed statue in the desert. The … Read more

Free CLEP Analyzing Interpreting Literature Exam Practice Questions

Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias” I met a traveller from an antique land  Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone  Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,  Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown  And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command  Tell that its sculptor well those passions read  Which … Read more

CLEP American Literature Exam Answer Key

1. E. In this work, Loyalist Joseph Galloway pled the case for restitution from the Crown in England. 2. B. The first excerpt from Edward Taylor’s “Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold” describes a wasp in vivid detail. 3. A. In the second excerpt, the speaker pleads with God to clear his sight so that he can see … Read more

Free CLEP American Literature Exam Practice Questions

1. Which of the following works provides a Loyalist interpretation of the Revolution? Increase Mather’s “Case of Conscience” Thomas Jefferson’s “A Summary View of the Rights of British America” Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” John Woolman’s “Serious Considerations on Various Subjects of Importance” Joseph Galloway’s “Historical and Political Reflections on the Rise … Read more

CLEP American Government Exam Answer Key

1. The correct answer is A. The House Rules Committee decides what bills to debate and when to debate them. This power is important because it gives the House Rules Committee the power to choose to schedule debate on a bill when the bill is likely to pass (or when the bill is likely not … Read more

Free CLEP American Government Exam Practice Questions

CLEP American Government The Judicial Branch Course Review 1. Which of the following activities does the House Rules Committee control? Scheduling what bills to debate and when they are debated Selecting who will speak during floor debate Appointing members for standing committees Selecting the Speaker of the House 2. A power that the House of … Read more

CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present Practice Test

As it turns out, while college is a wholly different experience from any other academic environment, it still shares a few similarities with high school. One of the biggest is the course load placed upon you, especially during your first year in school. Many colleges have a set of required courses students must take as … Read more

CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 Practice Test

When you think of Western Civilization, you may remember the World History class you took back in high school. However, many colleges feature the very same subject as part of their core general education requirements. Much like your degree courses, you will have to earn general education credits to graduate. The courses offered to complete … Read more

CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to Present Practice Test

You already took an American history course in high school, so it may be a bit surprising to encounter the subject again now that you’ve moved on to college. You may have expected to dive right into your degree courses. However, many colleges have general education requirements that students must meet in order to graduate. … Read more

CLEP Social Sciences and History Practice Test

While the name may sound abstract, Social Sciences and History cover much of the same subjects you learned about in high school—which is why the possibility of having to take this class for your first year of college may come as a surprise. Whether you’re an aspiring history major or just trying to knock out … Read more

CLEP Natural Science Practice Test

The last time you took a course in the Natural Sciences was probably as far back as early high school, yet here it is showing up as part of your core education for your degree program. Now that you finally have the chance to pursue your degree and take courses that really interest you, the … Read more

CLEP Principles of Microeconomics Practice Test

Almost everyone took some sort of Economics class back in high school. However, if you’re planning on attending college, you may find yourself having to take the class all over again! First-year students may be expected to take Principles of Microeconomics, among others. This class could be part of your general education requirements, or part … Read more

CLEP Principles of Management Practice Test

If you plan on majoring in business management, you’ll have to take a large assortment of courses to ensure you have thorough knowledge of this complex field. However, you may not feel you need to take every course required for your degree program. Principles of Management, for instance, is a common first-year course meant to … Read more

CLEP Introductory Psychology Practice Test

If you’re planning on majoring in Psychology in college, you’re probably well-versed in the subject’s basics. That’s why, for some, the idea of taking a first-year Introductory Psychology course can be dissatisfying. If you’re already deeply familiar with the material an Introductory Psychology course has to offer and chafe at the idea of taking it, … Read more

CLEP Information Systems Practice Test

It’s a well-known fact that business is a complex, multifaceted discipline. If this is the major you’ve chosen to pursue in college, you know you have an intensive course load ahead of you, which is why you may not want to waste time taking any courses you either don’t want to take or don’t feel … Read more

CLEP Humanities Practice Test

Now that you’re in college, the courses you come across may be a bit more abstract than what you typically studied in high school. For instance, a common first-year course is Humanities, the study of art in all of its forms. Part of the goals of any college is to turn its student body into … Read more

CLEP Human Growth and Development Practice Test

No one should have to force themselves to take an uninteresting course. Whether you already know the materials or simply don’t care for the subject, there are resources at your disposal to get out of taking certain classes. One such class is Human Growth and Development, a common first-year course taken either as an elective, … Read more

CLEP English Literature Practice Test

Everyone remembers the English Literature courses they took back in high school. Depending on your interest level in the subject, the class may have been the most interesting you’ve ever taken, dreadfully boring, or somewhere in between. Regardless of how you felt about it back then, you may not feel the need or desire to … Read more

CLEP College Math Practice Test

There’s no subject that fills people with more dread than Mathematics. You might have struggled with this subject all throughout high school. Now that you’re in college, you may have assumed your days of plodding through math classes were over. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, especially if you’re embarking upon your very … Read more

CLEP College Composition Practice Test

After the long stretches of class time you spent in high school and possibly community college learning about the writing process, you may be less than thrilled at the idea of taking another course teaching the ins and outs of writing. For many college students, a College Composition course is a common and mandatory part … Read more

CLEP College Algebra Practice Test

When was the last time you took an Algebra course? The answer for many people would be back during their first year of high school, or perhaps even during middle school. It may come as a surprise to learn you’ll have to take a College Algebra course now that you’ve moved on to higher education. … Read more

CLEP Business Law Practice Test

If you’re planning on studying Business, you likely already know quite a bit about it and how it works. You may even already have some experience running a business independently! That’s why it may be a bit disheartening that your new college expects you to take an Introductory Business Law course if you want to … Read more

CLEP Biology Practice Test

Now that you’ve graduated high school and entered college, your world is full of possibilities and academic challenges. However, you may be surprised to learn you’ll have to take some of the same courses you took early on in high school, such as Rhetoric and Biology. What’s the deal? Shouldn’t you be done with these … Read more

CLEP Analyzing Interpreting Literature Practice Test

The first year of college is always an exciting time. You’re gaining a sense of independence you’ve never had before, are being plunged into a new environment, and have the opportunity to meet and befriend new people from all walks of life. This experience will ultimately prove to be nothing like high school—in most regards. … Read more

CLEP American Literature Practice Test

There’s no doubt you encounter American Literature in its many forms throughout your high school career. Its prevalence in university courses should serve as no surprise as a result. While you’re effectively moving on to a new chapter in your life by starting college, the experience won’t be entirely different from what you encountered in … Read more

CLEP American Government Practice Test

Once you start college, you may find you suddenly have a lot on your plate. It’s true the environment greatly differs from high school. However, much like high school and below, there are a number of required courses you’ll have to complete to graduate—such as American Government. However, there’s a way to skip taking the … Read more

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CLEP PRACTICE TEST REVIEW

What if there was a secret weapon that allowed you to cut a year or more out of the time it takes to get your college degree, while making your college experience more enjoyable, plus saving you potentially thousands of dollars in the process? Would you be interested? Of course you would; who wouldn’t be? … Read more

TABE Practice Test

If you are preparing to take the TABE test, you realize that it is going to be a challenge. Every hour you spend preparing will help you get a better score. Going back to college (or trade school or technical school) after being out of high school for several years or decades can be a … Read more