PLACEMENT EXAM

GENERAL INFORMATION

The purpose of this exam is to help determine appropriate grade placement of students enrolling in The Trent Schools. This placement exam can be taken by students ages 6 -17. What you’ll notice is that the questions on this exam get progressively more challenging. This exam is timed and should be completed within 60 minutes.

Students over the age of 17 seeking placement should contact our Director of Admissions at: admissions@theschools.com

There is a cost of $25.00 to process the placement exam.

After submitting the exam please pay either by debit/credit card here:

Or mail a check or money order to:

The Trent Schools
PO Box 08
New Millport, PA 16861

*Exam will not be graded and results will not be give until payment is received

**This is a processing fee that will not be refunded should student not be accepted to or enrolled in The Trent Schools.

PARENT / STUDENT INFORMATION

Student's Name *

First

Last
Date of Birth *

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Last School Grade Successfully Completed *
Address *

Street Address

Address Line 2

City

State / Province / Region

Postal / Zip Code

Country
Parent's Name *

First

Last
Parent's Email Address *
Confirm Parent's Email Address *

PLACEMENT EXAM INSTRUCTIONS

Here are the following guidelines to administer this exam:
1) Make sure the student has a pencil, an eraser and scratch paper
2) Make sure the student has 60 minutes of uninterrupted time
3) The student is not permitted assistance of any kind. No reference material, books,
computers or calculators.
4) Please be present while student takes the exam
5) Make sure all pencils are down at the conclusion of the 60 minutes
It is important to follow these guidelines for the fairest placement of the student.
Read

Read the following sentences. They are incomplete. A word has been left out of each sentence. Select the best word to complete the sentence.

1. John _________ Mary are pals
 or 
 and 
 by 
 Jane 
 Joe 
2. Alice went ______ the store.
 at 
 over 
 to 
 under  
 Walmart 
3. ______ are built for people to drive.
 Horses 
 Sofas 
 Computers 
 Skates 
 Cars 
4. Trees are taller ______ bushes.
 than 
 as 
 by 
 for 
 grass 
5. A _____ is a kind of fruit
 tree 
 peach 
 potato 
 flower 
 hamburger 
6. Firemen use _____ to put out fires.
 water 
 movies 
 nets 
 books 
 ice 
7. Mary has ______ hands.
 green 
 five 
 fingers 
 two 
 three 
8. Clouds _____ high.
 go 
 are 
 have 
 is 
 got 
9. Paul put his _______ in his shoes.
 walking 
 basketball 
 foot 
 feet 
 run 
10. We use ice to _____ our soda cold.
 get 
 cause 
 want 
 have 
 make 
11. Ann ______ a picture with her crayons.
 made 
 drew 
 drawed 
 wrote 
 painted 

Answer each problem.

12. 5+2=
13. 8-4=
14. 7-3=
15. 8-2=
16. 8+22=
17. 5-4=
18. 19-3=
19. 28-7=
20. 15-7=
21. 17-6=
22. 21-8=
23. 39-15=
24. 33-15=
25. 42-41=
26. 32-28=
27. 25-17=
28. 39-13=

Select the best answer for each question.

29. What do we use to write on a blackboard?
 pencil 
 pen 
 eraser 
 chalk 
 teacher 
30. Where do we go to buy milk?
 movies 
 street 
 bus 
 out 
 store 
31. Where do we go to see a film?
 movies 
 park 
 store 
 outside 
 dark 
32. What takes a train over a river?
 path 
 crossing 
 bridge 
 speed 
 road 
33. What part of the body connects the arm to the hand?
 wrist 
 finger 
 knee 
 toes 
 neck 
34. What do we call the fastener on a belt?
 button 
 brass 
 hook 
 tongue 
 buckle 
35. What do we call the seed in the center of a peach?
 skin 
 juice 
 pit 
 peel 
 fruit 
36. What do we call a book that gives the meanings of words?
 Bible 
 dictionary 
 encyclopedia 
 atlas 
 text 
37. What do we call the end of a horse’s leg?
 sole 
 ankle 
 knee 
 hoof 
 foot 
38. What do we call jewelry worn on a finger?
 ring 
 necklace 
 pin 
 pendant 
 glove 
39. Potatoes, string beans, and corn. What do we call them?
 groceries 
 dinner 
 vegetables 
 food 
 desert 
40. What is the place where street and curb meet?
 avenue 
 gutter 
 sidewalk 
 lawn 
 road 
41. What is the proper name for your belly button?
 stomach 
 nostril 
 navel 
 chest 
 canal 

Select the three words that rhyme.

42.
 Boy 
 Go 
 Mow 
 Moo 
 So 
43.
 Boy 
 Joy 
 Toy 
 Too 
 Two 
44.
 June 
 Jump 
 Lump 
 Moon 
 Dune 
45.
 Lead 
 Please 
 Plead 
 Weed 
 Weird 
46.
 Crate 
 Trite 
 Slight 
 Height 
 Freight 
47.
 Stake 
 Steak 
 Streak 
 Stork 
 Snake 
48.
 Freight 
 Fright 
 Straight 
 Late 
 Bright 
49.
 Bought 
 Taut 
 Eight 
 Rot 
 Caught 

Answer these questions about the alphabet

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
50. What letter is located midway between H and P? ______
51. What letter is two after M? ______
52. What letter is before one before D? _______
53. What letter comes before the letter that comes before J?
54. What letter comes after the letter that comes after the letter 0? _______
55. What letter is the third letter after the letter midway between K and Q? _______
56. What letter comes next after the sixth letter after E? _______
57. Make believe that each letter of the alphabet is printed on a card. You are able to move the cards wherever you wish. At the start, all the cards are in proper alphabetical order.

Make believe you switch the first two cards about so that you have B A
58. Leave the cards switched. Now make believe you have taken away the sixth, tenth and fifteenth card.

What now will be the letter on the seventh card? ______
59. Leave the cards switched.

What now will be the letter on the twelfth card? ______

Select the numbers that complete the series.

Example:
2 4 8 10 14 16 ? ?
3 7 20 18 25 22 = 20, 22
60. 1 5 2 6 3 7 ?
 4 
 6 
 8 
 9 
 5 
61. 64 32 16 8 4 ? ?
 1 
 2 
 3 
 8 
 7 
 9 
62. 2 6 4 12 8 24 ? ?
 9 
 14 
 16 
 42 
 48 
 52 
63. 4 5 8 10 16 20 ? ?
 24 
 32 
 36 
 40 
 46 
 54 
64. 5 7 8 10 11 13 ? ?
 14 
 15 
 16 
 17 
 18 
 19 
65. 256 128 64 32 ? ?
 26 
 16 
 18 
 8 
 4 
66. 24 .5 12 .25 6 ? ?
 3 
 2 
 .18 
 .150 
 .125 
67. 3 5 6 8 9 ? ?
 10 
 11 
 12 
 13 
 14 
68. 32 16 8 4 2 ? ?
 1 
 .6 
 1/2 
 1/4 
 3/4 
69. 1 2 3 2 3 4 3 ? ?
 1 
 2 
 3 
 4 
 5 
 6 

Select the two words that mean the same thing and then select the word that means the opposite.

70.
 Run 
 Leap 
 Jump 
 Race 
 Walk 
 Run 
 Leap 
 Jump 
 Race 
 Walk 
71.
 Happy 
 Pain 
 Glad 
 Sad 
 Cheer 
 Happy 
 Pain 
 Glad 
 Sad 
 Cheer 
72.
 Stoop 
 Squat 
 Stand 
 Erect 
 Prone 
 Stoop 
 Squat 
 Stand 
 Erect 
 Prone 
73.
 Over 
 Beneath 
 Under 
 Aside 
 Near 
 Over 
 Beneath 
 Under 
 Aside 
 Near 
74.
 Walk 
 Come 
 Go 
 Entrance 
 Leave 
 Walk 
 Come 
 Go 
 Entrance 
 Leave 
75.
 Decrease 
 Include 
 Grow 
 Shrink 
 Borrow 
 Decrease 
 Include 
 Grow 
 Shrink 
 Borrow 
76.
 Simple 
 Single 
 Twenty 
 One 
  Multiple 
 Simple 
 Single 
 Twenty 
 One 
  Multiple 
77.
 Moist 
 Rain 
 Damp 
 Arid 
 Snow 
 Moist 
 Rain 
 Damp 
 Arid 
 Snow 
78.
 Polite 
 Loud 
 Gregarious 
 Courteous 
 Rude 
 Polite 
 Loud 
 Gregarious 
 Courteous 
 Rude 
79.
 Hungry 
 Sated 
 Satisfied 
 Complete 
 Eaten 
 Hungry 
 Sated 
 Satisfied 
 Complete 
 Eaten 
80.
 Debate 
 Agree 
 Wonder 
 Amaze 
 Argue 
 Debate 
 Agree 
 Wonder 
 Amaze 
 Argue 

In these word associations, select the two words that best match the similar relationship of the two words in parenthesis.

Example:

Cow Milk

(Chicken Horse Meat Egg)

Chicken, Egg
81. Hair Comb
 Clothes 
 Teeth 
 Shoes 
 Brush 
82. Class Lessons
 Recess 
 Games 
 Lunch 
 Homework 
83. Mile Distance
 Pound 
 Measure 
 Weight 
 Heavy 
84. See Observe
 Feel 
 Smell 
 Hear 
 Touch 
85. River Fish
 Sky 
 Mountain 
 Bird 
 Worm 
86. Quartet Soprano
 Student 
 Classroom 
 Book 
 Song 

Answer the questions based on the situations below.

The only money you have is a nickel, a dime, and two quarters. The store is selling big candy bars for 35 cents each, and small candy bars for 15 cents each. You want to buy as many candy bars as you can without getting any change.

87. How many candy bars can you buy using all of your money?
88. How many candy bars can you buy for 50 cents?
89. What two coins will buy two small candy bars?
90. What coins will buy four small candy bars?
91. What is the maximum number of candy bars you can buy using three coins?

Today is Jack’s birthday and Jill’s birthday. Jack is five and Jill is nine.

92. How many years ago was Jill twice as old as Jack?
93. When Jack is three quarters as old as Jill, how old will Jill be?
94. When Jill was three times as old as Jack, how old was Jack?
95. When Jill is four times as old as Jack is today, how old will Jack be?

An empty box with top, bottom and four sides, is a two and a half-foot cube. It is completely filled with smaller boxes that each measure ten inches on each side.

96. How many small boxes will be on the top layer in the big box?
97. How many small boxes will be touching the four sides of the big box?
98. How many small boxes are not against the top, bottom, or any side of the big box?
99. How many small boxes are on the bottom and also touching the sides of the big box?
100. How many small boxes are on the top and also touching two sides of the big box?

You have reached the end of this exam. If time remains, go back and check your
answers. You should try and get as many correct answers as possible.