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PSAT 2006 - Saturday

PSAT 2006 - Saturday

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DONOTOPENTHETESTBOOKUNTILYOUARETOLDTODOSO!
LastFirstMiddleInitial
Nan1e__
PSAT/NMS
Timing
ThePSAT/NMSQhasfivesections.Youwillhave25minuteseachforSections1-4and30minutesforSection5.
~SATURDAY,
October21,
2006
Scoring
Foreachcorrectanswer,youreceiveonepoint.Forquestionsyouomit,youreceivenopoints.Forawronganswertoamultiple-choicequestion,youloseaquarter
('A)
ofapoint.Forawronganswertoamathquestionthatisnotmultiplechoice,youdonotloseanypoints.
(Thisistheauthorizedadministrationdateofthistestformforentrytoscholarshipandrecognitionprograms.)
Guessing
Ifyoucaneliminateoneormorechoicesaswrong,youincreaseyourchancesofchoosingthecorrectanswerandearningonepoint.Ifyoucan'teliminateanychoices,moveon.Youcanreturntothequestionlaterifthereistime.
MarkingAnswers
Youmustmarkallofyouranswersonyouranswersheettoreceivecredit.Makesureeachmarkisdarkandcompletelyfillstheoval.Ifyouerase,dosocompletely.Youmaywriteinthetestbook,butyouwon'treceivecreditforanythingyouwritethere.
CheckingAnswers
Youmaycheckyourworkonaparticularsectionifyoufinishitbeforetimeiscalled,butyoumaynotturntoanyothersection.
DONOTOPENTHETESTBOOKUNTILYOUARETOLDTODOSO!
Unauthorizedreproductionoruseofanypartofthistestisprohibited.
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SECTIONl
Time-25minutes
24Questions(1-24)Directions:Foreachquestioninthissection,selectthebestanswerfromamongthechoicesglvenandfiUinthecorrespondingovalontheanswersheet.Eachsentencebelowhasoneortwoblanks,eachblankindicatingthatsomethinghasbeenomitted.BeneaththesentencearefivewordsorsetsofwordslabeledAthroughE.Choosethewordorsetofwordsthat,wheninsertedinthesentence,~fitsthe.meaningofthe,sentenceasawhole.
ExaJJlple:
Hopingto-------thedispute,negotiatorsproposedacompromisethattheyfeltwouldbe-------tobothla~orandmanagement.(A)e,nforce..useful(B)end..divisive
(C)
overcome..unattractive(O)extend;.satisfactory(E)resolve..acceptableAdiehardsoccerfan,Raviwasnotjustdisappointedbutcompletely--.----whenhisfavoriteteamlostinthefinals.\(A)indulgent(B)satisfied
(C)
unmoved(0)crushed(E)deceivedEach-------ofthemosaicwasindividuallyselected~d-------accordingtoapreconceivedpatternuntiltheentirefloorofthevillawasdecorated.'(A)photograph..developed(B)color..studied
(C)
image..discussed(0)tile.removed(E)piece..positioned3.TheessaysofJamesBaldwin,whichareextraordinarily-------andworldly,provideinsightintothis-------andperceptiveman..(A)sophisticated..profound(B)specialized..provincial
\(C)
altruistic..self-centered(0)naive..masterful(E)volatile..gentle4.TheEurasiantaiga,theworld'slargestforest,exhibitsaremarkablelackof-·-----:itis------:-
in
mostplacesbyonlyafewspecie$ofconifers.(A)definition..bordered(B)variety..dominated
(C)
space..covered(0)precision..dotted(E)thickness..overrun5.Thenewhealthcarelegislationwasintendedas-------,atemporaryexpedientthatwouldserveuntilmorethoroughmeasurescouldbeinstituted.(A)astopgap(B)amoratorium
(C)
aportent(0)anadmonition(E)aninvocation6.Feeling-------byavotingprocessthatultimatelyledtotheirvotesbeinginvalidated,thesecitizens-------theirdiscontentbywayofalawsuit.'(A)heartened..voiced(B)emboldened.denied
(C)
compromised..garnered(0)disenfranchised..registered(E)intrigued.revoked7.
The
manager's.-~.~----shockedheremployees,whoneitherexpec~nordeservedsuchbitter,abusivelanguage.,',(A)diatribe(B)soliloquy
(C)
repartee(0)quibble(E).affirmation8.PeregrinefaJc~nsarelltllongtheavianwotld!sgreat---....--,sometimesmigratingasmuchas
18,000
miles
~.y~~.
(A)mereenarie$.(B)itinerants"(C)eharlatans
(0).
recidiYistS(E)provincials
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Thepassagesbelowarefollowedbyquestionsbasedontheircontent;questionsfollowingapairofrelatedpassagesmayalsobebasedontherelationshipbetweenthepairedpassages.Answerthequestionsonthebasisofwhatisstatedorimpliedinthepassagesandinanyintroductorymaterialthatmaybeprovided.
Questions9-10arebasedonthefollowingpassage.Questions11-12arebasedonthefollowingpassage.
ResearchersengagedinthestudyofchimpanzeebehaviorhaverecentlydocumentedamultitudeofdistinctpatternsacrossAfrica,inactionsrangingfrom
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theanimals'useoftoolstotheirformsofcommunica-
5
tionandsocialcustoms.Theyhavefound,forexample,thatchimpsintheTai.ForestoftheIvoryCoastusestone"hammers"tocleavenuts,butthatontheoppositebankofarivermembersofthesamespeciesdonotcracknutsatall.Therequiredrawmaterialsareavailableonboth
10
sides,butthe.riverservesasaculturalbarrier.9.Thepassageimpliesthatforchimpanzees"ontheoPPQsjtebank"(line
7)
theriverisa"culturalbarrier"(lineJ
0)
becauseitpreventsthemfrom(A)
reaching
adistantsourceoffood
(B)·
maiqngcontactwithhumanresearchers(C)acquiringthecapacitytocommunicate
(D)
eXlJloringdiversehabitats(E)learningtechnicalskillsfromotherchimps
10.
Alloftl'tefo~owingcouldserveasexamplesofthe..kindsofdifferencesdiscussedinthepassageEXCEPT:(A)TO~~tr~ctattentionduringcourtship,chimpanzeesinQttpgroupraptheirknucklesontreetrunks,""pil~thoseinanothergroupdonot.Tog~tdrinkingwater,chimpanzeesinonegroupfol<lleavesinto"cups"toscoopwater,whiletb:oinanothergroupuseleavesasa"sponge"tOi~upwater.Chimpanzeesinonegroupsitonlargeleaveswhentbegroundiswet,butthoseinanothergrQQPdonot.Ch@panzeesinonegroupeattermites,butthoseinanothergrouphavenotermitestoeatintheirarea.Chimpanzeesinonegroupuseleafytwigstofanawayflies,butthoseinanothergroupdonot.
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
IthoughtwehadfinishedwiththesubjectofyourwantingtobecomeawriterwhenyoupassedthroughNewYorklastApril.Youaskedforwhatyoucalled
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"anuncle'smeddlingadvice,"andwespentanafternoon
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talkingaboutyourchancesofcommercialorcriticalsuccess(nilandnexttonone),aboutthenumberofreadersthatconstitutestheAmericanaudienceforliterature(notenoughtofilltheseatsatYankeeStadium),andaboutthe
Q
ratingsawardedtoauthorsbythecelebritymarkets
10
(equivalenttothoseassignedtotrickdogsandretiredgenerals).Youdidn'tdisagreewiththedriftoftheconversation,andIthoughtitwasunderstoodthatyouwouldapplytobusinessschool.
U.
Thetoneoftheparentheticalcommentsisbestcharacterizedas(A)ebullient
(B)
diffident(C)sanguine
(D)
surly(E)wry12.Thepassagesuggeststhatthepersonbeingaddressedmostlikely(A)didnotexpectcareerguidance
(B)
chosetodefyacategoricalcommand(C)hopedtoavoidanintimidatingevent
(D)
wasunconvincedbytheuncle'sadvice(E)didnotfeelchallengedbycollege
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