SAT Practice Test #1

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This is a compact, 30 question practice test to give examples of the most common types of questions on the SAT exam.
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Question 1

Question
The ________ of the most demanding course at the university derives from the professor’s ________ that students will only remember what they are taught when they are challenged extensively.
Answer
  • superiority . . . falsification
  • simplicity . . . insistence
  • rigor . . . assumption
  • ease . . . axiom
  • logic . . . denial

Question 2

Question
When he socializes with friends and family, the congressman is ________; when he presents at House of Representatives sessions, however, he is as charismatic and gregarious as the other congressmen.
Answer
  • loquacious
  • engaging
  • sentimental
  • reticent
  • thoughtful

Question 3

Question
Though Chris is typically _______ and ungenerous, he displayed uncharacteristic _______ when he donated a week’s worth of wages to charity.
Answer
  • philanthropic . . . kindness
  • altruistic . . . gratitude
  • greedy . . . benevolence
  • selfish . . . malevolence
  • compassionate . . . anger

Question 4

Question
As expected, the attention-seeking actress ________ in the praise and glorification her new film received from the media.
Answer
  • basked
  • abstained
  • blighted
  • repudiated
  • rescinded

Question 5

Question
Cotard’s Syndrome, the delusion that one is dead, and Capgras Syndrome, the delusion that one’s relative has been replaced by an imposter, are such ________ mental conditions that they have hardly been ________ by doctors.
Answer
  • jubilant . . . ignored
  • imperative . . . unearthed
  • uncommon . . . documented
  • innocuous . . . catalyzed
  • prosaic . . . accepted

Question 6

Question
Vitamins such as calcium and iron are ________ to the ________ of children: without consuming the proper amount, development is typically stunted.
Answer
  • essential . . . banefulness
  • detrimental . . . wellbeing
  • beneficial . . . malnourishment
  • indispensable . . . upgrowth
  • contradictory . . . health

Question 7

Question
This passage was adapted from How to Save a Planet: A User’s Guide by Mark Van Putten. About 100 townspeople from Cape Charles, Virginia (nearly 10 percent of the town's residents), gathered on the beach to cheer on Hampton's return to Chesapeake Bay. Line Hampton, a loggerhead sea turtle, had been stranded a (Line 5) month earlier and was rescued and rehabilitated. My feel- ings of elation and celebration faded as I pondered the threats to sea turtles and wondered about the quixotic effort to save one turtle. No one could deny the good intentions of Hampton's rescuers and rehabilitators, or the genuine (Line 10) enthusiasm of those celebrating the release. But will it have any enduring effect on their lifestyles or prompt them to help protect sea turtles? Does it reflect an understanding of—and a commitment to deal with—habitat degradation and climate change, the global threats facing sea turtles and (Line 15) us? How can we save a planet? Which of the following best characterizes how the author of this passage perceives the townspeople?
Answer
  • they are mildly zealous
  • they are rightfully skeptical
  • they are reserved
  • they are hypocritical
  • they are naively exuberant

Question 8

Question
This passage was adapted from How to Save a Planet: A User’s Guide by Mark Van Putten. About 100 townspeople from Cape Charles, Virginia (nearly 10 percent of the town's residents), gathered on the beach to cheer on Hampton's return to Chesapeake Bay. Line Hampton, a loggerhead sea turtle, had been stranded a (Line 5) month earlier and was rescued and rehabilitated. My feel- ings of elation and celebration faded as I pondered the threats to sea turtles and wondered about the quixotic effort to save one turtle. No one could deny the good intentions of Hampton's rescuers and rehabilitators, or the genuine (Line 10) enthusiasm of those celebrating the release. But will it have any enduring effect on their lifestyles or prompt them to help protect sea turtles? Does it reflect an understanding of—and a commitment to deal with—habitat degradation and climate change, the global threats facing sea turtles and (Line 15) us? How can we save a planet? The questions in lines 10-15 (“But...planet?”) serve primarily to:
Answer
  • inspire the townspeople
  • motivate scientists to act
  • raise paramount concerns
  • protect the turtles from predators
  • predict a safe outcome

Question 9

Question
This passage was adapted from Sparknotes. To the Indian people, Gandhi gave a nation. He showed that political change could be affected by renouncing vio- lence; that unjust laws could be defied peacefully and with (Line 5) a readiness to accept punishment; that "soul-force," as 5 much as armed force, could bring down an empire. He drew this lesson from his readings of the Bible and Tolstoy and the Bhagavad-Gita, and he taught it to Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and countless other political protestors who would follow his example in the years to (Line 10) come. In some sense, Gandhi's greatest achievement lay in his legacy; for his ideals, and the example he provided in living them out, inspired, and continue to inspire, people of all nations to take up the peaceful struggle for freedom from oppression. The passage supports which of the following statements about Gandhi?
Answer
  • he inspired a violent uprising around the world
  • he acquired his beliefs exclusively from Western literature
  • he was relatively unknown outside of India
  • his greatest passion was meeting with political leaders
  • he was a peaceful man who led by example

Question 10

Question
To the Indian people, Gandhi gave a nation. He showed that political change could be affected by renouncing vio- lence; that unjust laws could be defied peacefully and with (Line 5) a readiness to accept punishment; that "soul-force," as 5 much as armed force, could bring down an empire. He drew this lesson from his readings of the Bible and Tolstoy and the Bhagavad-Gita, and he taught it to Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and countless other political protestors who would follow his example in the years to (Line 10) come. In some sense, Gandhi's greatest achievement lay in his legacy; for his ideals, and the example he provided in living them out, inspired, and continue to inspire, people of all nations to take up the peaceful struggle for freedom from oppression. The term “soul-force” in line 4 reinforces the idea that Gandhi was able to use which of the following to inspire change?
Answer
  • religion
  • pacifism
  • truculence
  • intuition
  • oppression

Question 11

Question
(See image for directions & question)
Answer
  • (1, 1, 5)
  • (1, 4, 5)
  • (2, 3, 5)
  • (2, 2, 5)
  • (2, 4, 7)

Question 12

Question
Using the triangle image above: What is the perimeter of the triangle shown above?
Answer
  • 12
  • 8+2 √3
  • 6+2√3
  • 6 √3
  • 6√2

Question 13

Question
When a certain even number is divided by 15, the remainder is 8. Which digit must be in the units place of this even number?
Answer
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4

Question 14

Question
(See image for question)
Answer
  • 180
  • 200
  • 220
  • 310
  • 320

Question 15

Question
If xy=3, yz=9, xz=3, and x>0 ,then y =
Answer
  • 0
  • 1
  • -1
  • x
  • z

Question 16

Question
Tickets to a museum cost $5 for students and $10 for adults. If 50 tickets were sold or a total of $400, how many student tickets were sold?
Answer
  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
  • 40
  • 50

Question 17

Question
The average (arithmetic mean) of two numbers is x. If one of the numbers is y, what is the other number in terms of x and y?
Answer
  • 2x + y
  • x + y
  • 2y
  • 2x
  • 2x - y

Question 18

Question
A cup in the shape of a right circular cylinder has an inside base radius of 2 inches and an inside height of 5 inches. The cup is completely filled with lemonade. All of the lemonade is then poured into a different cup with a base radius of 4 inches. What must be the minimum inside height, in inches, of the second cup for none of the lemonade to spill out?
Answer
  • 2/3
  • 5/4
  • 3/4
  • 2
  • 4

Question 19

Question
Part or all of each sentence below is [in brackets]; beneath each sentence are 5 selections. Choose the one of that best makes the sentence correct, without ambiguity; choose the one containing the most clarity and precision. Choice A denotes no error. Utilize proper English grammar in making your decision. {It being decided by the parents] that their family would travel to Disney World to celebrate the completion of the school year .
Answer
  • It being decided by the parents
  • The parents decided
  • The parents who decided
  • The parents, in deciding
  • The parents who should decide

Question 20

Question
After their fight, Kim hugged [Ann; the reason is because to apologize.]
Answer
  • Ann; the reason is because to apologize
  • Ann; this was because to apologize
  • Ann to apologize
  • Ann because of apologizing
  • Ann with the reason being apologizing

Question 21

Question
Bees communicate the location of food through a dance in which the direction they move indicates the direction of the food relative to the sun [and the duration of the dance, causing the distance.]
Answer
  • and the duration of the dance, causing the distance.
  • and the duration; the distance of the dance
  • causing the distance, the duration of the dance
  • and the duration of the dance indicates the distance.
  • and indicating the distance, the dance, the duration

Question 22

Question
Fortune cookies originated in Japan, [and many people assume it was] China.
Answer
  • and many people assume it was China.
  • many people assume
  • not, as many people assume, in
  • not what many people assume being
  • but many people assume it being

Question 23

Question
The following questions are meant to test your ability to discern grammar and usage erros. Each question contains either one error or no error. No question contains more than one error. The grammar or usage error, if there is one, is underlined and identified with a letter. Select the letter containing the error or chose (E) if there is no error. Diminishing oil reserves, (A)[what] play a big role in (B)[the turmoil] of many nations, is (C)[forcing] American (D)[to try] to discover new sources of fuel internally. (E)[No error]
Answer
  • (A) what
  • (B) the turmoil
  • (C) forcing
  • (D) to try
  • (E) No error

Question 24

Question
The mayor (A)[called for] the opening of more soup kitchens because he (B)[wanted] to insure that more of the city's poorer resides (C)[is] able to (D)[eat]. (E)[No error]
Answer
  • (A) called for
  • (B) wanted
  • (C) is
  • (D) eat
  • (E) No error

Question 25

Question
(A)[It was fortunate] that the surgeon was on the scene of the accident (B)[because he was] able to (C)[quick] and (D)[calmly] suture the victim's wounds. (E)[No error}
Answer
  • (A) It was fortunate
  • (B) because he was
  • (C) quick
  • (D) calmly
  • (E) No error

Question 26

Question
Only in recent decades (A)[has] our political leaders (B)[begun] (C)[to be] more open (D)[about] their personal lives with the public. (E)[No error]
Answer
  • (A) has
  • (B) begun
  • (C) to be
  • (D) about
  • (E) No error

Question 27

Question
Dogs (A)[are raised] no only (B)[to be] guide pets for the blind (C)[and also] to (D)[help] children with autism. (E)[No error]
Answer
  • (A) are raised
  • (B) to be
  • (C) and also
  • (D) help
  • (E) No error

Question 28

Question
The psychology professor (A)[claimed that] Piaget's theories, unlike (B)[Chomsky], are (C)[more receptive] to the idea (D)[that] what we know is inborn. (E)[No error]
Answer
  • (A) claimed that
  • (B) Chomsky
  • (C) more receptive
  • (D) that
  • (E) No error

Question 29

Question
(See image for question)
Answer
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 50
  • 55

Question 30

Question
The first of three numbers is 2 times the second number. The third number is 20 more than the second number. If the third number is represented by m and the sum of the first and second numbers is 120, which of the following equations could be used to find the value of m?
Answer
  • 2(m-20)+(m-20)=120
  • 4(m - 20) = 120
  • 2m+m=120
  • 2(m-20)+(m+20)+20=120
  • 2+(m-20)=120
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