SAT Reading and Math test
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2. In the passage, Threestep is mainly presented as a
3. It can reasonably be inferred from the passage that
some of the people at the train station regard Miss
Spivey’s comment about the Georgia heat with
4. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
5. Miss Spivey most likely uses the phrase “fruitful intermission” (line 26) to indicate that
6.The interaction between Miss Spivey and Ralphord serves mainly to
7. In the third paragraph, what is the narrator most likely suggesting by describing Miss Spivey as having “wandered” (line 40) in one situation and “marched” (line 49) in another situation?
8. According to the passage, Miss Spivey ended up in Threestep as a direct result of
9. In the passage, when Miss Spivey announces that she had seen camels, the students’ reaction suggests that they are
10.Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
11. The main purpose of the passage is to
12. Which choice best supports the idea that the author assumes that, all things being equal, people would rather drive than take mass transit?
13. As used in line 9, “backed up” most nearly means
14. In the first paragraph, the author concedes that his recommendations are
15. Based on the passage, how would the author most likely characterize many attempts to improve traffic?
16. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
17. According to the passage, reducing commuting time for drivers can have which of the following effects?
18. As used in line 72, “promotes” most nearly means
19. According to figure 1, how many vehicles traveled on the altered road through the Southampton city center per day before the route was altered?
20. Do the data in figure 1 support or weaken the argument of the author of the passage, and why?
Questions 1-11 are based on the following passage.
How a Cat in a Hat Changed Children’s Education
In a 1954 Life magazine article, author John Hersey expressed concern that children in the United States were disengaged from learning how to read. Among other problems, Hersey noted, the reading material available to grade-schoolers had a hard time competing with television, radio, 1 and other media for children’s attention. One solution he proposed was to make
children’s books more 2 interesting, since “an individual’s sense of wholeness… follows, and cannot precede, a sense of accomplishment.”
The story of The Cat in the Hat’s publication began when William 3 Spaulding, the director of the education division at the publishing company
Houghton Mifflin, read Hersey’s article and had an idea. Spaulding agreed that there was a need for appealing books for beginning 4 readers. He thought he knew who should write one. He arranged to have dinner with Theodor Geisel, who wrote and illustrated children’s books under the name “Dr. Seuss,” and issued him a challenge: “Write me a story that first graders can’t put down!”
2. The writer wants to include a quotation by Hersey that supports the topic of the passage. Which choice best accomplishes this goal?
Having 5 known Spaulding for many years and having maintained a professional relationship with him, Geisel was an experienced writer and illustrator.
6 However, this new project presented him with an obstacle. Spaulding told Geisel to write his entire book using a restricted vocabulary from an elementary school
list of 348 words. Geisel started two stories, only to abandon them when he found that he needed to use words that were not on the list. On the verge of giving up,
7 Geisel’s story finally hit upon an image that became its basis: a cat wearing a battered stovepipe hat. His main character established, Geisel commenced the difficult task
of writing a book with a limited vocabulary. 8 At the end of a duration nine months long, The Cat in the Hat was complete.
5. Which choice best supports the information that follows in the sentence?