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Shmoop Questions: 

1. When 64,738 is rounded to the nearest thousand, which digit doesn't change? 4th Grade Math 

  • (A) 3
  • (B) 7
  • (C) 4
  • (D) 6

 2. Body image is comprised of a person's perception of their physical and mental attributes. True or False? Body Image and Eating Disorders 

3. What novel is Ralph Ellison most well-known for? African American Literature

4. Bonus Finance Question — Series 7 Exam Prep (stockbrokers take this test to get a license to trade)

If The Sauce Company had decided not to proceed with an IPO, what options might the VCs have if they wanted to sell their stock?

  • (A) They could ask The Sauce Company to buy it
  • (B) They could ask the other shareholders to buy it
  • (C) They could find another qualified investor to buy it
  • (D) All of the above

 

 

Shmoop Answers: 

 

1. When 64,738 is rounded to the nearest thousand, which digit doesn't change? 4th Grade Math 

  • (A) 3
  • (B) 7
  • (C) 4
  • (D) 6

Explanation:

64,738 rounded to the nearest thousand is 65,000. The only digit that remained unchanged with 6. Check out our Round and Round We Go video for more. 

 


 

2. Body image is comprised of a person's perception of their physical and mental attributes. True or False? Body Image and Eating Disorders

True.

Body image not only includes how you look, but also how you feel about your looks. People can have a positive or negative body image (or fall somewhere in between). Positive body image is associated with good feelings about yourself overall, and negative body image with bad feelings overall. In this lesson we'll take a look at how body image develops throughout childhood and how a negative body image can lead to the onset of eating disorders.

The material in our Body Image and Eating Disorders course will help you better understand your own body image, and how to spot warning signs that you may be obsessing over a perceived flaw that nobody cares about in the least. Sometimes we're our own harshest critics, and sometimes that critical tone can get dangerously out of hand.

 


 

3. What novel is Ralph Ellison most well-known for? African American Literature

Published by Ralph Ellison in 1952 to instantaneous acclaim, Invisible Man is the story of a man in New York City who, after his experiences growing up and living as a model black citizen, now lives in an underground hole and believes he is invisible to American society.

Yeah—this kind of invisibility is far more upsetting than any "Now you see them, now you don't!"  slight-of-hand. Because it's real.

Invisible Man is important not only in the literature world for its improvisational jazz-inspired style, but also in the political world for adding a new voice to the discussion about black in/visibility in America. Ellison depicts several ideologies in the novel that line up with the ideologies of Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, and communism.

 


 

4. Bonus Finance Question — Series 7 Exam Prep (stockbrokers take this test to get a license to trade)

If The Sauce Company had decided not to proceed with an IPO, what options might the VCs have if they wanted to sell their stock?

  • (A) They could ask The Sauce Company to buy it
  • (B) They could ask the other shareholders to buy it
  • (C) They could find another qualified investor to buy it
  • (D) All of the above

Explanation:

All of those options are viable. Bear in mind, however, that Choice (A) assumes that the company is willing to do so. It's not required to.

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