C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
T he following released test questions a re t a ken f rom t he A lgebra I I St a nda rds Test. T h is test is one of t he Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Tests adm in istered as pa r t of t he St a nda rdized Testing a nd Repor ting (STA R) P rog ra m under policies set by t he St ate Boa rd of Education.
A l l quest ions on t he Ca l ifor n ia St a nda rds Tests a re eva luated by com m it te es of content exper ts, i nclud i ng teachers a nd ad m i n ist rators, to ensu re t hei r appropr iateness for measu r i ng t he Ca l ifor n ia academ ic content st a nda rds in A lgebra I I. I n addition to content, a ll items a re reviewed a nd approved to ensu re t hei r ad herence to t he pr inciples of fa i r ness a nd to ensu re no bias ex ists wit h respect to cha racter istics such as gender, et h n icit y, a nd la nguage.
T h is document cont a ins released test questions f rom t he Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Test for ms in 20 03, 20 0 4, 20 05, 20 06, a nd 20 07. Fi rst on t he pages t hat follow a re lists of t he st a nda rds assessed on t he A lgebra I I Test. Next a re released test questions. Following t he questions is a t able t hat gives t he cor rect a nswer for each question, t he content st a nda rd t hat each question is measu r ing, a nd t he yea r each question last appea red on t he test.
T he following t able lists each repor ting cluster, t he number of items t hat appea r on t he exa m, a nd t he number of released test questions t hat appea r in t h is document. Some of t he released test questions for A lgebra I I a re t he sa me test questions found in different combinations on t he I nteg rated Mat hematics 2 a nd 3 Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Tests a nd t he Sum mative H igh School Mat hematics Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Test.
REPORTING
CLUSTER
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ON EXAM
NUMBER OF RELEASED TEST QUESTIONS
Polynom ia ls a nd Rationa l Expressions 
19 
23 
Quad ratics, Con ics, a nd Complex Numbers 
17 
20 
Exponents a nd Loga r it h ms 
15 
19 
Ser ies, Combinator ics, a nd P robabilit y a nd St atistics 
14 
18 
TOTA L 
65 
80 
I n selecting test questions for release, t h ree cr iter ia a re used: (1) t he questions adequately cover a selection of t he academ ic content st a nda rds assessed on t he A lgebra I I Test; (2) t he questions demonst rate a ra nge of diff icult y; a nd (3) t he questions present a va r iet y of ways st a nda rds ca n be assessed. T hese released test questions do not ref lect a ll of t he ways t he st a nda rds may be assessed. Released test questions will not appea r on f ut u re tests.
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T he following f ive Ca lifor n ia content st a nda rds a re included in t he Polynom ia ls a nd Rationa l Expressions repor ting cluster a nd a re represented in t h is book let by 23 test questions. T hese questions represent on ly some ways in wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca lifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.
CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER
Algebra II
1.0* 
Students solve equations and inequalities involving absolute value. 
2.0* 
Students solve systems of linear equations and inequalities (in two or three variables) by substitution, with graphs, or with matrices. 
3.0* 
Students are adept at operations on polynomials, including long division. 
4.0* 
Students factor polynomials representing the difference of squares, perfect square trinomials, and the sum and difference of two cubes. 
7.0* 
Students add, subtract, multiply, divide, reduce, and evaluate rational expressions with monomial and polynomial denominators and simplif y complicated rational expressions, including those with negative exponents in the denominator. 
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C A L I F O R N I A
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T he following seven Ca lifor n ia content st a nda rds a re included in t he Quad ratics, Con ics, a nd Complex Numbers repor t i ng cluster a nd a re represented i n t h is book let by 20 test quest ions. T hese quest ions represent on ly some ways i n wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca l ifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.
CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER
Algebra II
5.0* 
Students demonstrate knowledge of how real and complex numbers are related both arithmetically and graphically. In particular, they can plot complex numbers as points in the plane. 
6.0* 
Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers. 
8.0* 
Students solve and graph quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, or using the quadratic formula. Students apply these techniques in solving word problems. They also solve quadratic equations in the complex number system. 
9.0* 
Students demonstrate and explain the effect that changing a coefficient has on the graph of quadratic functions; that is, students can determine how the graph of a parabola changes as a, b, and c vary in the equation y = a(x – b) ^{2} + c. 
10.0* 
Students graph quadratic functions and determine the maxima, minima, and zeros of the function. 
16.0 Students demonstrate and explain how the geometry of the graph of a conic section (e.g., asymptotes, foci, eccentricity) depends on the coefficients of the quadratic equation representing it.
17.0 Given a quadratic equation of the form ax ^{2} + by ^{2} + cx + dy + e = 0, students can use the method for completing the square to put the equation into standard form and can recognize whether the graph of the equation is a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola. Students can then graph the equation.
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C A L I F O R N I A
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T he following six Ca lifor n ia content st a nda rds a re included in t he Exponents a nd Loga r it h ms repor ting cluster a nd a re represented in t h is book let by 19 test questions. T hese questions represent on ly some ways in wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca lifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.
CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER
Algebra II
Standard Set 11.0* Students prove simple laws of logarithms.
11.1* 
Students understand the inverse relationship between exponents and logarithms, and use this relationship to solve problems involving logarithms and exponents. 
11.2* 
Students judge the validity of an argument according to whether the properties of real numbers, exponents, and logarithms have been applied correctly at each step. 
12.0* 
Students know the laws of fractional exponents, understand exponential functions, and use these functions in problems involving exponential growth and decay. 
13.0 
Students use the definition of logarithms to translate between logarithms in any base. 
14.0 
Students understand and use the properties of logarithms to simplify logarithmic numeric expressions and to identify their approximate values. 
15.0* 
Students determine whether a specific algebraic statement involving rational expressions, radical expressions, or logarithmic or exponential functions is sometimes true, always true, or never true. 
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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
T he fol lowi ng 10 Ca l ifor n ia content st a nda rds a re i ncluded i n t he Ser ies, Combi nator ics, a nd P robabil it y a nd St at ist ics repor t i ng cluster a nd a re represented i n t h is book let by 18 test quest ions. T hese quest ions represent on ly some ways in wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca lifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.
CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER
Algebra II
18.0* 
Students use fundamental counting principles to compute combinations and permutations. 
19.0* 
Students use combinations and permutations to compute probabilities. 
20.0* 
Students know the binomial theorem and use it to expand binomial expressions that are raised to positive integer powers. 
21.0 Students apply the method of mathematical induction to prove general statements about the positive integers.
22.0 Students find the general term and the sums of arithmetic series and of both finite and infinite geometric series.
24.0 Students solve problems involving functional concepts, such as composition, defining the inverse function and performing arithmetic operations on functions.
25.0 Students use properties from number systems to justify steps in combining and simplifying functions.
Probability and Statistics
PS1.0 
Students know the definition of the notion of independent events and can use the rules for addition, multiplication, and complementation to solve for probabilities of particular events in finite sample spaces. 
PS2.0 
Students know the definition of conditional probability and use it to solve for probabilities in finite sample spaces. 
PS7.0 
Students compute the variance and the standard deviation of a distribution of data. 
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CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST
What system of inequalities best represents
the graph shown below?
x
_{A}
_{B}
_{C}
_{D}
y
> − 2
and
y
>
x
+ 1
y
> − 2
and
y
<
x
+ 1
y
< − 2
and
y
>
x
+ 1
y
< − 2
and
y
<
x
+ 1
CST00500
Which point lies in the solution set for the
system
⎧
⎪ 2 y − x ≥≥ −6
⎪
⎨
⎪
_{⎪}_{⎩} 2 y − 3 x << −6
?
A (−4, − 1)
B (3, 1)
C
D
_{(}_{0}_{,} − 3)
(4, 3)
CST10059
Which system of linear inequalities is
represented by this graph?
A
B
⎧
⎪
⎪ y
⎪
⎨
⎪
⎪
⎪
⎩
y
≥
1
2
x + 3
≥
x − 2
⎧
⎪ y
⎪
⎨
⎪
⎩⎪
y
≥
2 x +
3
≤
x − 2
C
⎧
⎪ 2 x − y ≥ 3
⎪
⎨
⎪
⎩⎪
x
+ y ≤ 2
D
⎧
⎪ 2 x + y ≥ 3
⎪
⎨
⎪
⎩⎪
x
− y ≥ 2
CST20079
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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
2 x + 7
2 x
4
+ 21 x
3 + 35 x
2
− 37 x + 4 6
A
x
3
+
7
x
2
−
7
x
+ 6 −
4
2
x
+
7
B
2
x
3
+
1
4
x
2
−
1 4
x
+
1 2
4
−
2
x +
7
C 7
x
−
7
x
+
3
2
x
− 6 +
4
2
x
+
7
D 7
x
+
7
x
−
3
2
x
6
+ +
4
2
x
+
7
CST00109
Which polynomial represents
_{(} 3 x ^{2} + x − 4 _{)}_{(} 2 x − 5) ?
A
B
C
D
6
x ^{3} − 13
x
^{2}
− 13 x
− 2 0
6
x ^{3} − 13
x
^{2} − 13
x
+ 2 0
6
x ^{3} +
13 x ^{2}
+
3 x
− 20
6
x ^{3} +
13 x ^{2}
+
3 x
+ 20
CST10024
_{(} −2 x ^{2} + 6 x + 1)− 2 _{(} 4 x ^{2} − 3 x + 1) =
A
6 x ^{2} − 1
B
C
D
−10 x ^{2} − 1
6 x ^{2} + 12 x − 1
−10 x ^{2} + 12 x − 1
CST00233
Which expression is equivalent to
( 6 y ^{2} − 2
)( 6 y + 2 ) ?
A
B
C
D
36 y
^{2}
− 4
36 y
^{3}
− 4
36 + 12 y − 4
y
+ 12
y
^{2}
^{2}
36 y
^{3}
+ 12 y ^{2} − 12 y − 4
CST20008
What is the volume of the figure below?
A
B
C
D
x ^{3} + 10 x ^{2} + 34 x
+ 24
x ^{3} + 11x ^{2} + 34 x + 24
x ^{3} + 10 x ^{2} + 24 x
+ 24
x ^{3} + 11x ^{2} + 24 x
+ 24
CST10285
8 a ^{3} + c ^{3} =
A
(2 a
+ c )(2 a + c ) (2 a + c )
B
(2 a
−
c )( 4 a
2
+ 2 ac + c ^{2} )
C (2 a
−
c )( 4 a
2
+
4
ac
+
c
^{2}
)
D (2 a
+
c
)( 4
a
2
− 2 ac
+
c
^{2}
)
CST00118
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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
The total area of a rectangle is 4 x ^{4} − 9 y
2
.
Which factors could represent the length
times width?
A
B
_{C}
_{D}
x
^{2}
x
^{2}
− 3 y _{)}_{(} 2 x ^{2} + 3 y _{)}
+
3 y _{)}_{(} 2 x ^{2} + 3 y _{)}
_{(}_{2}
x
− 3 y _{)}_{(}_{2} x
− 3 y _{)}
_{(}_{2}
x
+
3 y _{)}_{(}_{2} x − 3 y _{)}
CST10028
Which product of factors is equivalent to
_{(} x + 1) ^{2} − y ^{2} ?
_{A} ( x + + y ) ^{2}
1
_{B}
( x
+
1 −
y ) ^{2}
_{C}
_{D}
( x
− 1 +
y )( x − 1 − y )
( x
+ 1 +
y )( x + 1 − y )
CST10030
Which expression shows the complete
factorization of 12 x ^{2} − 147?
A ( 3 x
− 7 )( 4 x + 2 )
B ( 4 x − 21 )(3 x + 7)
C
D
12 ( x − 7 )( x + 7)
(
3 2
x − 7 )(
2 x +
7)
CST20117
^{A}
^{B}
^{C}
^{D}
x +
3
6
x
+
10
5 ^{+} x ^{2} + 3 x −
=
x
2
+ x
x
^{2}
+ 3 x
− 10
7 x −
9
x
^{2}
+ 3 x − 10
x
2
+ x + 12
x ^{2} + 3 x − 10
x
2
+ +
x
1
x ^{2} + 3 x − 10
CST00295
Which is a simplified form of ^{3} ^{a}^{b}^{c}
( a
−1 2
bc )
3
23
− 2
?
A
3a ^{5}
35
b c
B
3ab
c
5
C
3
25
b c
D
3
35
ab c
CST00267
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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
What is
20 x
− 4
27 y
2 ÷
8 x
− 3
15 y
− 5
?
A
32
y ^{3}
81x
^{B}
^{C}
32
81xy ^{7}
25
y
3
18 x
^{D}
25
18 xy ^{7}
CST20321
Which product is equivalent to
4 x ^{2} − 16 _{?}
2 − x
A
B
C
D
4( x − 2)
4( x
+ 2)
−4( x − 2)
−4( x + 2)
CST10041
A
1
x ^{2} + 4 x
x ^{2} − 9
i
x + 3
x ^{2} + x − 12
=
B
x
C x + 4
_{D}
x + 3
x − 3
CST10043
What is the simplest form of
5 xy + 20 x y + 20 xy
3
2
2
3
5 xy
?
A
_{B}
_{(} x
+ 2 _{)} ^{2}
_{(} x
+
2 y _{)} ^{2}
C x
^{2}
+ y ^{2}
_{D} x
^{2}
+
4
y ^{2}
CST10049
If i =
−1, which point shows the location of
5 − 2 i on the plane?
C point C
D point D
CST00510
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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
If i =
−1, what is the value of i ^{4} ?
A
i
B −i
C
D
1
−1
CST00238
Which of the following complex numbers is
represented by the point on the graph below?
Imaginary
Real
A
B
C
D
4
+ 3i
4
− 3i
3 −
4i
3 +
4i
CST30142
If i =
−1, then 4 i ()
6 i =
A
48
B
_{C}
_{D}
24
24
48
CST00512
What is an equivalent form of
2
?
3 + i
A
3 − i
4
B
3 − i
5
4 − i
^{C} 4
D
4 − i
5
CST10040
What is the product of the complex numbers
_{(} 3 + i _{)} and
_{(} 3 − i _{)} ?
A
8
B
C
D
10
9 – i
10 − 6i
CST10038
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C A L I F O R N I A 
ST A N D A R D S T E ST 

Released Test Questions 
Algebra II 

� 36 
Which of the following sentences is true about 
�37 
What are the xintercepts of the graph of 

the graphs of y = 3 _{(} x − 5) ^{2} + 1 and 
y = 12 x ^{2} − 5 x − 2 ? 

y = 3 _{(} x + 5) ^{2} + 1 ? 
A 
1 and − 
1 

A 
Their vertices are maximums. 
6 

B 
The graphs have the same shape with 
B 
−1 and 
1 

different vertices. 
6 

C 
The graphs have different shapes with 
2 
1 

different vertices. 
_{C} 
and − 

3 
4 

D 
One graph has a vertex that is a maximum, 

while the other graph has a vertex that is a minimum. 
D 
− 
2 
and 
1 

3 
4 

CST00297 

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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
x
B
x
x
D
CST10292
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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
Which ordered pair is the vertex of
f () x = x ^{2} + 6 x + 5 ?
A
(−3, − 4 )
_{B}
(−2, − 3)
C
(−1, 0 )
D
(0, − 5)
CST10084
⎛
x
⎞ ^{2}
⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠
⎛
⎜
y
⎞ ^{2}
⎟
The graph of ⎜
⎜
⎜
⎟ − ⎟ = 1 is a hyperbola.
⎟
⎜
⎜
⎝ 3 ⎠
⎟
Which set of equations represents the
asymptotes of the hyperbola’s graph?
_{A}
y =
3
2
x,
y
= −
3
2
x
_{B}
y =
2
3
x,
y
2
= −
3
x
_{C}
y =
1
2
x , y
1
= −
2
x
_{D}
1
1
y = x , y = − x
3
3
CST10304
Which of the following represents a parabola?
A
x
2
+
y
2
=
r
2
B
2
^{y} +
a
2
x
2
b
2
= 1
C
4 px = y
2
D
2
^{y} −
a
2
x
2
b
2
= 1
CST20065
4 x ^{2} − 5 y ^{2} − 16 x − 30 y − 9 = 0
What is the standard form of the equation
of the conic given above?
A
( x − 4 ) ^{2}
11
−
( y − 3)
2
4
= 1
B
( y + 3) ^{2}
4
−
(
x
− 2 )
2
5
= 1
C
( y −
3)
^{2}
6
−
( x + 2 )
2
9
= 1
D
( x − 4 ) ^{2}
11
+
( y −
3)
2
4
= 1
CST00146
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C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
Jeremy, Michael, Shanan, and Brenda
each worked the same math problem at
the chalkboard. Each student’s work is
shown below. Their teacher said that while
two of them had the correct answer, only
one of them had arrived at the correct
conclusion using correct steps.
Jeremy’s work
3
xx
−7
=
x
^{3}
x
−7
= x ^{1}^{0} , x ≠ 0
Michael’s work
3
xx
−7
=
x
3
x
−7
= x ^{−}^{4} , x ≠ 0
Shanan’s work
3
xx
−7
=
x
^{3}
x
7
=
^{1} _{4} , x ≠ 0
x
Brenda’s work
3
xx
−7
=
x
3
x
7
4
= xx
,
≠ 0
Which is a completely correct solution?
A
B
C
D
Jeremy’s work
Michael’s work
Shanan’s work
Brenda’s work
CST10301
A student showed the following steps in his
solution of the equation below, but his answer
was not correct.
log _{5} ( 2 x ^{2} −
3 x + 1 ) − log
_{5} ( x − 1 ) + log _{5} 125 = 6
Step 1:
log
5
(
2
x − 1
) (
x
− 1
)
− log _{5}
(
x − 1
)
+ = 6
3
Step 2:
log _{5}
(
2
x − 1 ) (
x − 1 ) − log
_{5} ( x − 1 ) = 3
Step
3:
log _{5} ( x − 1 ) = 3
Step
4:
x − 1 = 125
Step 5: x = 126
In which step did he make his first error?
A
B
C
D
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
CST10336
A certain radioactive element decays over
t
⎛ 1 ⎞
⎟
⎟
⎜ ⎝ _{2} ^{⎟} ⎠
time according to the equation y = A ⎜
⎜
300
,
where A = the number of grams present
initially and t = time in years. If 1000 grams
were present initially, how many grams will
remain after 900 years?
A
B
C
D
500 grams
250 grams
125 grams
62.5 grams
CST00367
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This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.
This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.
This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.
This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.
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Algebra II 
Released Test Questions 

�74A math teacher is randomly distributing 15 rulers with centimeter labels and 10 rulers 
�76One bag contains 2 green marbles and 4 white marbles, and a second bag contains 3 green 

without centimeter labels. What is the probability 
marbles and 1 white marble. If Trent randomly 

that the first ruler she hands out will have 
draws one marble from each bag, what is the 

centimeter labels and the second ruler will 
probability that they are both green? 

not have labels? 

A 
1 
A 
^{1} 4 

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B 
1 
B 
2 5 

4 

^{C} 
2 5 
C 
^{1} 2 

D 
23 
D 
5 6 

25 

CST20181 

CST10435 

�77A box contains 7 large red marbles, 5 large yellow marbles, 3 small red marbles, and 

�75On a certain day the chance of rain is 80% 

in San Francisco and 30% in Sydney. Assume 
5 small yellow marbles. If a marble is drawn 

that the chance of rain in the two cities is 
at random, what is the probability that it is 

independent. What is the probability that 
yellow, given that it is one of the large marbles? 

it will not rain in either city? 

A 
7% 
A 
5 

12 

B 
14% 

C 
24% 
B 
7 

D 
50% 
20 

5 

CST20180 
^{C} 
8 

1 

^{D} 
5 

CSN00211 

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The probabilities that Jamie will try out for various sports and team positions are shown
in the chart below.
Jamie
Jamie will definitely try out for either basketball or baseball, but not both. The probability that Jamie
will try out for baseball and try out for catcher is 42%. What is the probability that Jamie will try out
for basketball? 

A 
40% 
B 
60% 
C 
80% 
D 
90% 
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Algebra II 
Released Test Questions 

� 79 
A smallbusiness owner must hire seasonal 
�80 
3, 6, 2, 1, 7, 5 

workers as the need arises. The following list 

shows the number of employees hired monthly for a 5month period. 
James found the mean and standard deviation of the set of numbers given above. If he adds 5 to each number, which of the following will result? 

4, 13, 5, 6, 9 
A 
The mean will be multiplied by 5. 

If the mean of these data is approximately 7, 
B 
The standard deviation will increase by 5. 

what is the population standard deviation 


for these data? (Round the answer to the 

nearest tenth.) 


CSN00127 

A 
3.3 

B 
7.4 

C 
10.8 

D 
13.5 

CST20052 

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Released Test Questions 
Algebra II 

Question Number 
Correct Answer 
Standard 
Year of Release 

1 
B 


2 
D 


3 
C 


4 
C 


5 
B 


6 
B 


7 
B 


8 
D 


9 
D 


10 
B 


11 
D 


12 
D 


13 
B 


14 
D 


15 
A < 