Sporting Futures USA | SAT Prep | Critical Reading 1.0

Question 1 of 25

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Just when the senator's opponent had__________ the lead in popularity polls, public opinion ____________; as a result, the incumbent senator regained her front-­runner position.

Select one of the following:

  • taken…..stabilized

  • challenged…..waned

  • captured…..shifted

  • conceded……vacillated

  • relinquished…..changed

Question 2 of 25

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Any biographer of this playwright, who assumed an elaborate public facade in order to conceal private concerns, must examine the impulse behind such _____________.

Select one of the following:

  • artiface

  • joviality

  • conceit

  • disbelief

  • erudition

Question 3 of 25

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It is said that as a legal team Charles Houston and Thurgood Marshall complemented each other thoroughly: Houston’s sedate manner was _____________ Marshall’s ______________.

Select one of the following:

  • analogous…..trepidation

  • commensurate with…..formality

  • tempered by…..jocularity

  • adverse to…..gregariousness

  • superseded by…..inquisitiveness

Question 4 of 25

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Architects define a physical structure as a set of materials arranged in such a way that these materials can ___________ the downward pull of gravity.

Select one of the following:

  • mimic

  • resist

  • amplify

  • dislodge

  • demonstrate

Question 5 of 25

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Conflicting standards for allowable radiation levels in foods made _____________ appraisals of the damage to crops following the reactor meltdown extremely difficult.

Select one of the following:

  • reliable

  • private

  • intrusive

  • conscious

  • inflated

Question 6 of 25

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The student’s feelings about presenting the commencement address were _____________; although visibly happy to have been chosen, he was nonetheless ____________ about speaking in public.

Select one of the following:

  • positive.....insecure

  • euphoric.....hopeful

  • unknown.....modest

  • ambivalent.....anxious

  • restrained.....confident

Question 7 of 25

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In a society that abhors _____________, the nonconformist is persistently ____________.

Select one of the following:

  • creativity.....glorified

  • rebelliousness.....suppressed

  • insurgency.....heeded

  • smugness.....persecuted

  • stagnation.....denigrated

Question 8 of 25

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Both by ___________ and by gender, American painter Mary Cassatt was an _____________, because her artistic peers were Frenchmen.

Select one of the following:

  • background.....amateur

  • citizenship.....intellectual

  • nationality.....anomaly

  • style.....advocate

  • skill.....expert

Question 9 of 25

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Only if business continues to expand can it_____________enough new jobs to make up for those that will be _____________ by automation.

Select one of the following:

  • produce.....required

  • invent.....introduced

  • create.....eliminated

  • repeal.....reduced

  • formulate.....engendered

Question 10 of 25

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The board members, accustomed to the luxury of being chauffeured to corporate meetings in company limousines, were predictably ___________ when they learned that this service had been ______________.

Select one of the following:

  • satisfied.....annulled

  • stymied.....extended

  • displeased.....upheld

  • disgruntled.....suspended

  • concerned.....provided

Question 11 of 25

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Trinkets intended to have only ____________ appeal can exist virtually forever in landfills because of the ___________ of some plastics.

Select one of the following:

  • arbitrary.....scarcity

  • theoretical.....resilience

  • ephemeral.....durability

  • obsessive.....fragility

  • impetuous.....cheapness

Question 12 of 25

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Despite its apparent ____________, much of early Greek philosophical thought was actually marked by a kind of unconscious dogmatism that led to _____________ assertions.

Select one of the following:

  • liberality.....doctrinaire

  • independence.....autonomous

  • intransigence.....authoritative

  • fundamentalism.....arrogant

  • legitimacy.....ambiguous

Question 13 of 25

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The editor expected her reporters to be _____________, but the number of_____________ in the articles submitted clearly showed that her expectations were often not met.

Select one of the following:

  • impartial.....cliches

  • frank.....predictions

  • decisive.....facts

  • creative.....errors

  • accurate.....misquotations

Question 14 of 25

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Many people find Stanley Jordan’s music not only entertaining but also _____________; listening to it helps them to relax and to _____________ the tensions they feel at the end of a trying day.

Select one of the following:

  • soothing.....heighten

  • therapeutic.....alleviate

  • sweet.....underscore

  • exhausting.....relieve

  • interesting.....activate

Question 15 of 25

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Instead of presenting a balanced view of both sides of the issue, the speaker became increasingly ______________, insisting on the correctness of his position.

Select one of the following:

  • inarticulate

  • dogmatic

  • elliptical

  • tactful

  • ambiguous

Question 16 of 25

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The theory of the______________ of cultures argues that all societies with highly developed technologies will evolve similar social institutions.

Select one of the following:

  • isolation

  • aesthetics

  • convergence

  • fragmentation

  • longevity

Question 17 of 25

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Alice Walker's The Temple of My Familiar, far from being a tight, _____________ narrative, is instead_____________ novel that roams freely and imaginatively over a half-­‐million years.

Select one of the following:

  • traditional.....a chronological

  • provocative.....an insensitive

  • forceful.....a concise

  • focused.....an expansive

  • circuitous.....a discursive

Question 18 of 25

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The spacecraft has two ______________ sets of electronic components; if one fails, its duplicate will still function.

Select one of the following:

  • divergent

  • identical

  • simulated

  • mutual

  • prohibitive

Question 19 of 25

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Frank was confident that he had presented the most ____________ plan possible, but in reality his proposals were just the opposite, neither practical nor useful enough to produce any worthwhile results.

Select one of the following:

  • efficacious

  • abstruse

  • conservative

  • protracted

  • misconstrued

Question 20 of 25

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Despite years of poverty and ________________, the poet Ruth Pitter produced work that is now________________ by a range of literary critics.

Select one of the following:

  • security.....hailed

  • depression.....criticized

  • celebrity.....publicized

  • inactivity.....undermined

  • adversity.....acclaimed

Question 21 of 25

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The two travelers may have chosen ______________ routes across the continent, but the starting point was the same for each.

Select one of the following:

  • coinciding

  • direct

  • charted

  • divergent

  • intersecting

Question 22 of 25

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The former cult-­‐film director ________________ his original audience by making films that appealed instead to the general public.

Select one of the following:

  • enchanted

  • moved

  • fantastic

  • disappointed

  • influenced

Question 23 of 25

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In many cases, the formerly _____________ origins of diseases have now been identified through modern scientific techniques.

Select one of the following:

  • insightful

  • mysterious

  • cruel

  • notable

  • useful

Question 24 of 25

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Marine biologist Sylvia Earle makes a career of expanding the limits of deep-­‐sea mobility, making hitherto impossible tasks _______________ through the new technology designed by her company.

Select one of the following:

  • famous

  • feasible

  • fantastic

  • controversial

  • captivating

Question 25 of 25

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He _____________ the practices of aggressive autograph seekers, arguing that anyone distinguished enough to merit such ______________ also deserved to be treated courteously.

Select one of the following:

  • decried.....adulation

  • defended.....adoration

  • endorsed.....brusqueness

  • ignored.....effrontery

  • vilified.....disdain

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