SAT Question of the day

Because she has a great need for ------- , she loathes the public appearances demanded of her as a leading literary figure. A. luxury B. privacy C. reward D. devotion E. distraction Ans-B Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A. About 35 percent of the world’s orange juice is produced by Florida, comparing it with nearly 50 percent produced by Brazil, the world’s largest orange producer. A. B. C. D. E. comparing it with but whereas although compared with

Ans- E If it is now 4:00 p.m. Saturday, in hours from now, what time and day will it be? (Assume no daylight saving time changes in the period.) A. B. C. D. E. 5:00 a.m. Saturday 1:00 a.m. Sunday 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 1:00 a.m. Wednesday 5:00 a.m. Wednesday

Ans- E Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

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Refuting the claim that the surest way to reduce anger is to express it, the author asserts that ------- anger can actually increase its ------- . A. denying . . impact B. understanding . . importance C. overcoming . . likelihood D. venting . . intensity E. voicing . . benefits Ans- D The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.
From its modest beginnings as a series of brief A vignettes to its establishment as the B longest-running prime-time animated series on television, The Simpsons transformed the C way both the audiences and television programmers D view the animated sitcom. No error E

A. B. C. D. E.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

Ans- D
Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer.

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The function different values of (A) None (B) One (C) Two (D) Three (E) Four

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Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. Troy was ------- when he wasn’t elected class president: his spirits were so low that there was nothing we could say or do to cheer him up. A. B. C. D. E.
Ans- B

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depending including salt and. vinegar. chili peppers. select choice A. and it depends includes salt and. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives.Part or all of the following sentence is underlined. garlic. C. it depends on the ethnic or regional origin of the recipe. or pistachio nuts. depending Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. The wide variety of spices and condiments used in sausage making including salt and. it depends include salt. cloves. Ans-D including salt and. Select the option that produces the best sentence. depending includes salt. 4 . nutmeg. which of the ? (A) (B)  (C)   (D) (E) It cannot be determined from the information given. B. pepper. D. If triangle above is congruent to triangle following must be the length of one side of triangle   (not shown). E. A. mace. coriander.

Among the most widespread of marine animals.it for being inaccessible. endorsed E. C. No error E A. at this rate. extolled B. B. commended D. Lazarro's last movie polarized viewers: while many ------. A. select choice E. If the sentence contains no error. ANS-D (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) The cars in a car service use a total of gallons of gasoline per week. . . A B starfish and sea urchins inhabit all seas except C D that of the polar regions. praised . then. . best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. lauded . criticized ANS-E The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. others ------.ANS-D Choose the word or set of words that. . disparaged . which of the following represents the number of gallons used by of the cars in weeks?  (A)  (B)  (C) 5 . If each of the cars uses the same amount of gasoline. when inserted in the sentence. E. If the sentence contains an error. D.the film for its artfully directed scenes. admired . . regarded . blamed C.

Select the option that produces the best sentence. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Barbara Jordan’s election to the United States House of Representatives. line passes through the points and . D. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives. Joe Louis was ------. select choice A. where .fighter: he inspired fear in many of his opponents. C. What is the slope of line ? 6 . when inserted in the sentence. B. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. E.      (A) a serene (B) an impetuous (C) an insipid (D) a malleable (E) a redoubtable ANS-E Part or all of the following sentence is underlined. After serving two terms in the Texas State Senate. In the -plane. (D)  (E) ANS-E Choose the word or set of words that. ANS-E Barbara Jordan’s election it was Barbara Jordan who was elected it was Barbara Jordan’s election Barbara Jordan had been elected Barbara Jordan was elected Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. A. where she served from 1973 to 1979.

     (A) illustrious .the job. perplexed by ANS-B The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. Dit requires a key to open. . If the sentence contains an error. when inserted in the sentence. . If the sentence contains no error. overqualified for (E) irrelevant . AFormerly called manacles or shackles. select choice E. once fastened shut. ENo error    (A) (B) (C) 7 . entitled to (B) limited . . .prior experience notwithstanding. qualified for (C) applicable . select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. His ------. . assured of (D) useful . handcuffs Bconsist of two metal rings Cjoined by a short chain. David was judged by the hiring manager to be------. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. (A)     (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-A Choose the word or set of words that.

Then. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. giving a final result of . Select the option that produces the best sentence.      (A) symbiosis (B) malevolence (C) punctiliousness (D) consternation (E) perspicacity ANS-E Part or all of the following sentence is underlined. select choice A. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives.  (D) (E) ANS-D Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. 8 . First. is added to the result. is subtracted from and the square root of the difference is taken. What is the value of ?      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-E The ------.of Queen Elizabeth I impressed her contemporaries: she seemed to know what dignitaries and foreign leaders were thinking.

examined (B) subjective . and if is the set of positive integers that are multiples of .the details of the new law's many provisions.Since William the Conqueror in 1066. . opposed 9 . endorsed (E) cursory . C. neither of them were crowned. . ANS-C neither of them were neither were neither of whom was with neither being with neither who had been If is the set of positive integers that are multiples of . studied (C) sketchy . how many integers are in the intersection of and ?      (A) None (B) One (C) Seven (D) Thirteen (E) More than thirteen ANS-E Allison had only ------. although she had glanced at a summary. . . every British sovereign has been crowned in Westminster Abbey except Edward V and Edward VIII.      (A) superficial . D. . she had not ------. B. A. E. vacated (D) questionable .knowledge of the recent legislation.

select choice E. Bor laces. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.ANS-A The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. 10 . hooks and eyes. how many roses must be sold in order to make a profit of      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-E Choose the word or set of words that. A florist buys roses at a piece and sells them for a piece. A group of Black American fighter pilots known as the Red Tail Angels has the ------. when inserted in the sentence.of never having lost any of the bombers it escorted on missions over Europe in the Second World War. If there are no ? other expenses. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-B Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains an error. Used Ain place of buttons. the zipper Cconsists of two rows of plastic or metal teeth Dand bound to the edges of two strips of fabric. If the sentence contains no error.

was available in his mother’s pantry. being (E) including the special dark chocolate.      (A) which included the special dark chocolate. were ANS-E What is the equation of the line parallel to the      -axis and four units above the -axis? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-E 11 . which included the special dark chocolate.     (A) onus (B) distinction (C) imperative (D) potential (E) assignment ANS-B All of the ingredients for Pablo’s secret chocolate chip cookie recipe. was (B) which included the special dark chocolate. they were (C) including the special dark chocolate that was (D) including the special dark chocolate.

. .former moviegoers who had begun to stay home since the -------of the Depression at the beginning of the decade. . . end (C) dissuade .The “double feature. Besides Aconserving forest resources. advent (B) discourage . then is equal to  (A) 12 . If the sentence contains an error. became popular in the 1930s as a scheme to ------. . If . . select choice E. If the sentence contains no error. recycling produces fewer pollutants Bthan does the conventional pulping and bleaching processes Cthat are normally used Dto create paper. devastation ANS-A The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-B Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer.      (A) lure . and are numbers such that which of the following? and . dawn (D) perplex .” which featured two films for the price of one. onset (E) instigate .

intentions (C) susceptible . . blandishments (E) amenable . . select choice A.     (A) it feeds (B) feeding (C) they feed (D) which feeds 13 . (B)  (C)   (D) (E) ANS_A His inclination to succumb to flattery made him ------. rejection ANS-C art or all of the following sentence is underlined. .of people who wished to take advantage of him. predilection (B) prejudicial .      (A) immune . it feeds on the leaves of the mulberry tree. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives.to the ------. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. cajolery (D) resistant . . . Bombyx mori. Select the option that produces the best sentence. The finest quality raw silk comes from the commonly domesticated silkworm.

while to others he and his Round Table are nothing more than ------.  (A) harbingers 14 .of myth and romance. the legendary King Arthur is a genuine historical figure. What is the area of the triangle in the figure above?      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-B To some scholars of medieval Britain. (E) having fed ANS-D Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer.

If the sentence contains no error.    (B) trifles (C) spoilers (D) figments (E) inventors ANS-D The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If is a positive integer. and the huge basking shark is at home in the seas Daround Antarctica. the result (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 15 . Cthough the Greenland shark lives in the cold Arctic waters. AMost of the world’s Bsharks. living in temperate and tropical regions. If the sentence contains an error. select choice E. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-B Add to and then subtract must be an integer multiple of      from the sum.

cautious (B) painstaking .      (A) thorough . . thoughtful (D) nonchalant . . Maya was uncharacteristically ------when she wrote her personal essay. . . What is the slope of line  (A)  (B) 16 . careless ANS-E Listening to good storybooks sharpen children’s awareness and appreciation for the sounds of spoken language. efficient (E) meticulous . she paid extremely close attention to every last detail.ANS-B Often inattentive when it comes to schoolwork. rather than taking her typical ------.      (A) sharpen children’s awareness (B) sharpens children’s awareness of (C) are what sharpens the awareness of children (D) sharpens the awareness of children (E) is to sharpen children’s awareness ANS-B In the -plane. line passes through the points ? and . . Line is perpendicular to line . precise (C) inconsiderate .approach.

over his lack of funds and his inability to sell any of his plays. (C)   (D) (E) ANS-B The dramatist was ------. AThe introduction of elevators in hotels meant that Bpreviously undesirable rooms on the top floors. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains an error.      (A) despondent (B) supercilious (C) prudent (D) encouraged (E) fortified ANS-A The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. select choice E. If the sentence contains no error. became sought after and more expensive than Dthe lower floors. Caway from the bustle and noise of the street. and his letters to his wife reflected his unhappiness. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANS-D 17 .

. .. not dominated by industry anymore. Which of the following could be the formula for finding the term of this sequence for any positive integer ?      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) ANs-B With the 1969 film The Learning Tree. but also adapted its screenplay from his own novel. .artist he was: he not only directed the film and composed its musical score. rather it was information (B) era. The first term of the sequence above is .. .    (A) era. . not dominated by industry anymore.      (A) complacent (B) protean (C) lauded (D) clairvoyant (E) harried The advent of innovative computer and communications technology toward the end of the twentieth century ushered in a new era. Gordon Parks proved what a truly ------. it was dominated by information over industry (C) era. which was not dominated anymore by industry but rather information 18 . . rather it was information.

what is the . ANS-C Choose the word or set of words that. but it was information ANS-D Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. 19 . Point and is perpendicular to area of the shaded circle?      is tangent to a large semicircle is the center of the semicircle. If the area of the large semicircle is (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) It cannot be determined from the information given. Although the conference speakers disliked one another and might have been expected to-------.  (D) era dominated by information rather than industry (E) era dominated not by industry. when inserted in the sentence. . a shaded circle with diameter with diameter at points and . In the figure above. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. it turned out that on several substantive issues they were in complete ------and were able to avoid petty squabbling.

dissonance (D) concur . . apathy (C) debate . In the figure.     (A) argue . What is the value of (A) (B) (C) 20 . . . denial (E) bicker . disagreement (B) bristle . accord ANS-E Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. . the slope of the line through points ?    . .

accommodating (B) develop . . the performances Bof great musicians and the voices of famous people Cwould have been lost Dto history.requests from his client.his own initial vision and design but recognized the importance of ------. If the sentence contains no error. If the sentence contains an error. . . he had to make several concessions. Another machine can stamp the envelopes at the rate of per second. disregarding The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. How many such stamping machines are needed to keep up with inserting machines of this kind?   (A) (B) 21 . . select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) A machine can insert letters in envelopes at the rate of per minute. . AExcept for the phonograph. incorporating (E) preserve .      (A) maintain . select choice E. in the end. submitting (C) protect . excluding (D) refuse .  (D) (E) The architect wanted to ------.

     (A) despondent (B) antiquated (C) rejuvenated (D) superlative (E) esoteric Chilean novelist and short-story writer María Luisa Bombal wrote innovative and influential stories featuring heroines which create fantasy worlds in order to escape from unfulfilling love relationships and restricted social roles. The impoverished city lacked the financial means to update its ------.   (C) (D) (E) Choose the word or set of words that. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. what is the (A) 22 . they create (C) heroines.      (A) heroines which create (B) heroines. they created (D) heroines who create (E) heroines that were creating If a number is chosen at random from the set probability that it is a member of the solution set of both and ?  . when inserted in the sentence.electrical infrastructure.

ALong been isolated Bfrom the outside world and perched Chigh in the Tibetan Himalayas. (B)  (C)  (D)  (E) Understandably. staging (C) conformists . Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. . select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct.      (A) strategists . . Dan autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. If the sentence contains no error. recognizing (E) purists . it is the ------. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 23 . . praising (D) traditionalists . select choice E. reinterpreting The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all.celebrated classic plays. . . If the sentence contains an error.among theater critics who become most incensed when producers insist on ------. discussing (B) mediators .

24 . who crossed (C) First colonized by people from Siberia was the North American continent.If      percent of (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) is greater than .      (A) virile (B) heedless (C) dauntless (D) callow (E) timorous Part or all of the following sentence is underlined. the explorer won the government’s highest award for conspicuous bravery. select choice A.     (A) The North American continent. crossing the now sunken land bridge between Siberia and Alaska about 15. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. crossing (B) People from Siberia first colonized the North American continent.in the face of danger. they crossed (D) First colonized by people from Siberia. Select the option that produces the best sentence. who crossed the North American continent. which of the following must be true? Choose the word or set of words that. first colonized by people from Siberia. The North American continent.000 years ago. Because he was ------. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives. when inserted in the sentence. first colonized by people from Siberia.

select choice E.      (A) tangential . when inserted in the sentence. (E) The North American continent was first colonized by people from Siberia. superfluous (C) referable . correspondent (D) incidental . immutable The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. . it would be unfair to treat them as------. who crossed A train traveling miles per hour for hour covers the same distance as a train traveling miles per hour for how many hours?    (A) (B) (C)  (D)  (E) Choose the word or set of words that. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. subsidiary (B) irrelevant . essential (E) crucial . If the sentence contains no error. . many African writers Cfind a larger audience Dfor works written in Portuguese or English.parts of the studies under consideration. . ENo error  (A) 25 . Since the explanations offered are ------. Although the number of books Awritten in African languages Bare growing. . If the sentence contains an error.to the exposition. .

The scatterplot above shows the number of items purchased at a grocery store by 28 customers and the total cost of each purchase.    (B) (C) (D) (E) Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. How many of these 28 customers bought more than 10 items and spent less than $20?   (A) Four (B) Five 26 .

. aids (D) caustic .   (C) Six (D) Seven (E) Eight Choose the word or set of words that. she incorporated 27 . where she incorporated native and religious symbols into her work. . supports (B) noble . . best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. assists http://sat. Select the option that produces the best sentence.his friends without ever expecting anything in return.org/practice/answered-question-of-theday?src=E&questionId=20130117&answerCd=B&ep_ch=QD&ep_mid=10689797&ep_rid=131929863 Part or all of the following sentence is underlined. select choice A. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives. neglects (E) altruistic . .      (A) where she incorporated (B) in which she incorporated (C) incorporated (D) incorporating (E) therefore. Alvin is an exceedingly ------.      (A) opportunistic . undermines (C) bemused . when inserted in the sentence.person: he unselfishly ------. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material.collegeboard. . Mexican painter Frida Kahlo drew inspiration from her Mexican heritage.

when inserted in the sentence. . Ms.      (A) modicum . If the sentence contains no error. . ENo error    (A) (B) (C) 28 .of fossil evidence. select choice E. . Bperhaps no writer in English Chave engaged the public’s imagination Dmore thoroughly than Charles Dickens.Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. the graph of the line with equation intersects the graph of the quadratic function      in exactly one point. the image is bound to be------. substantiated (D) fabrication . obsolete (E) recapitulation . . In the -plane. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. What is the value of ? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Choose the word or set of words that. supplemented (C) perusal . speculative (B) particle . unsupported by even a ------. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains an error. exhausted The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. .. AAside from Shakespeare. Fergusson’s main criticism of the artist’s rendering of the ancient mammal’s physical appearance is that.

what is ?  (A)  (B)  (C)  (D)  (E) Choose the word or set of words that.      (A) conclusive (B) indubitable (C) paltry (D) copious (E) extensive Part or all of the following sentence is underlined. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. select choice A.at best. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives. and .  (D) (E) If . Although the scientist claimed to have made a major breakthrough in his research. the evidence he offered as proof of his assertion was ------. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. when inserted in the sentence. 29 .

the scientist discovered that the explosive was as ------. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. ready (B) fickle . (C) In both his shorter and his longer (D) Both in his shorter and his longer (E) Both his shorter and longer A jar contains only red marbles and green marbles. When.    (A) dormant .      (A) For both his shorter and longer (B) For both his shorter. If there are green marbles in the jar. liable 30 . . in 1864. .to detonate without warning. unlikely (C) volatile . when inserted in the sentence. . ------. If a marble is selected at random from the jar. how many red marbles are there in the jar?      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Choose the word or set of words that. and in his longer. the probability that a red marble will be selected is .as it was powerful. Gabriel García Márquez achieves the rare feat of being accessible to the common reader while satisfying the most demanding of sophisticated critics. a factory established by Alfred Nobel to manufacture nitroglycerin blew up.For both his shorter and longer works of fiction.

designed The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. select choice E. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) If the function is defined by is undefined? . If the sentence contains no error. . select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. . If the sentence contains an error. AAn abundant supply of milk Bfrom dairy farms nearby Cmake the Bern region of Switzerland Da leading producer of condensed milk and milk chocolate. intended (E) inactive . where .  (D) unprecedented . for which of the following values of     (A) None (B) (C) (D) only only and only 31 .

she loathes the public appearances demanded of her as a leading literary figure.)   (A) 5:00 a. About 35 percent of the world’s orange juice is produced by Florida. in hours from now.m. when inserted in the sentence. comparing it with nearly 50 percent produced by Brazil. and Choose the word or set of words that.m. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.      (A) comparing it with (B) but (C) whereas (D) although (E) compared with If it is now 4:00 p. (E) .. Saturday (B) 1:00 a. beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material.      (A) luxury (B) privacy (C) reward (D) devotion (E) distraction Part or all of the following sentence is underlined. Saturday. the world’s largest orange producer. select choice A. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives. Sunday 32 . Because she has a great need for ------. Select the option that produces the best sentence.m. . what time and day will it be? (Assume no daylight saving time changes in the period.

intensity (E) voicing . .      (A) denying . impact (B) understanding . If the sentence contains an error. Wednesday Choose the word or set of words that.m.m.m. importance (C) overcoming .anger can actually increase its ------. benefits The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. .      (A) denying . when inserted in the sentence. importance (C) overcoming . impact (B) understanding . best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. likelihood (D) venting . ..   (C) 5:00 p. .. the author asserts that------.anger can actually increase its ------. The 33 . From its modest beginnings Aas a series of brief vignettes to Bits establishment as the longest-running prime-time animated series on television. If the sentence contains no error. . Refuting the claim that the surest way to reduce anger is to express it. . . . . Wednesday (E) 5:00 a. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. intensity (E) voicing . the author asserts that------. Refuting the claim that the surest way to reduce anger is to express it. when inserted in the sentence. Tuesday (D) 1:00 a. . select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. benefits Choose the word or set of words that. select choice E. likelihood (D) venting .

com/sat/problem-solving. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) http://majortests. ENo error      (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all.php 34 . If the sentence contains no error. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. select choice E. If the sentence contains an error. George practiced speaking Cin front of a group of Dhis friends. In order to Aprepare for the speech he Bwas given to all of the parents and teachers at the school.Simpsons Ctransformed the way Dboth theaudiences and television programmers view the animated sitcom.

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