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National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

Sample Health-Related Question

Below is a sample preventive, prose task and its corresponding exposition stimulus material. The respondent must use text search skills to locate the answer in the almanac—any of the foods listed after “best sources”—with the aid of a facilitator (i.e., order of fact presentation, in which the vitamins are listed alphabetically) without getting distracted by the other vitamins which are inhibitors that are similar in lexical form.

Use the 1980 World Almanac to answer the following question.
Copy three food sources, named in the almanac, that contain vitamin E.


Sample Health-Related Question

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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

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