The following is containing 40 questions, which is partially taken from SAT test.

The key answers were published by College Boards Institute. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAT

Time Allowed: 90 Minutes 1. His inclination to succumb to flattery made him ------- to the ------- of people who wished to take advantage of him. A. B. C. D. E. immune . . predilection prejudicial . . intentions susceptible . . cajolery resistant . . blandishments amenable . . rejection

2. Identifying the Error!
During the eighteenth century, some Hopi Indians A as a result left their mesas drought and of B C famine and coming to live with the Navajo in D Canyon de Chelly in northeastern Arizona. No E error

A. B. C. D. E.

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

3. A dictatorship ------- its citizens to be docile and finds it expedient to make outcasts of those who do not ------- . A. B. C. D. E. forces . . rebel expects . . disobey requires . . conform allows . . withdraw forbids . . agree

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4. The advent of innovative computer and communications technology toward the end of the twentieth century ushered in a new era, not dominated by industry anymore, rather it was information. A. era, not dominated by industry anymore, rather it was information B. era, it was dominated by information over industry C. era, which was not dominated anymore by industry but rather information D. era dominated by information rather than industry E. era dominated not by industry, but it was information 5. The ------- of Queen Elizabeth I impressed her contemporaries: she seemed to know what dignitaries and foreign leaders were thinking. A. B. C. D. E. symbiosis malevolence punctiliousness consternation perspicacity

6. The new law requires that all bicycle riders are
A o , wearing helmets while their bicycles n B C even No they are not moving. when error D E

A. B. C. D. E.

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

7. The new law requires that all bicycle riders have
o , been wearing helmets while their bicycles n B C even No they are not moving. when error D E

A. (A) B. (B) C. (C)
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D. (D) E. (E) 8. Dahntay’s ------- over winning the prestigious prize was ------- only by the fact that his father was unable to attend the ceremony. A. B. C. D. E. incredulity . . misconstrued ebullience . . tempered bashfulness . . extended satisfaction . . confirmed relief . . conveyed

9. Reading maps involve several abilities, including the ability to locate places, to ascertain directions, to measure distances, and to interpret the mapmaker’s symbols. A. B. C. D. E. involve involves will involve has involved have involved

10. Bolstered by his unflagging determination and ------- physical preparation, Tom Whittaker became the first amputee to successfully climb to the summit of Mount Everest. A. B. C. D. E. 11.
Salt is not only because of its properties valued A as a condiment and preservative, but it is B C essential to the health of humans and animals. No D E error

fortuitous assiduous heedless expeditious pedantic

A. (A) B. (B)

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C. (C) D. (D) E. (E) 12. While a “rock” is usually defined as ------- , or a combination, of one or more minerals, geologists often ------- the definition to include such materials as clay, loose sand, and certain limestones. A. B. C. D. E. a conglomeration . . limit an aggregate . . extend an element . . eliminate a blend . . restrict a product . . provide

13. Because it lacks water, this makes the area known as Death Valley a desert, but it is by no means devoid of life. A. B. C. D. E. Because it lacks water, this They lack water, which Water, the lack of which Lacking water, it Lack of water

14. The professor asked the students to make sure they read the entire novel, both the twelve regular chapters and the extensive ------- materials that the author included at the beginning of the book. A. B. C. D. E.
time

proleptic redacted prefatory orthographic conjunctive
Mitzie and myself got to the box

15. By the

A B office, all of the tickets for the show had C . No already been sold error D E

A. B.

(A) (B)

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C. D. E.

(C) (D) (E)

16. Mrs. Williams found it ironic that her twelve-year-old son, who made all A’s on his report card, was so ------- at home, apparently unable to follow her most basic instructions concerning such commonsense matters as tidiness. A. B. C. D. E. stubborn astute candid obtuse sullen

17. The language of the Navajo people, like their Apache cousins, is classified in the Athabascan language family. A. B. C. D. E. their for their that of its its that of their

18. When, in 1864, a factory established by Alfred Nobel to manufacture nitroglycerin blew up, the scientist discovered that the explosive was as ------- as it was powerful, ------- to detonate without warning. A. B. C. D. E. dormant . . ready fickle . . unlikely volatile . . liable unprecedented . . intended inactive . . designed

19. Larger in area than Europe , the icy
A B continent surrounds the South Pole is called C D No Antarctica. error E

A. (A) B. (B)
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C. (C) D. (D) E. (E) 20. He maintains that ethnic and cultural ------- are generalizations no more related to what an individual is actually like than are the ------representations of constellations to the actual nature of a star. A. B. C. D. E. traditions . . chemical stereotypes . . pictorial details . . figurative heritages . . prophetic specimens . . graphic

21. At the airline, their pilots were angry with the prospect of seeing their pension plans replaced with less generous versions, vowed to use legal means to fight such a move. A. B. C. D. E. At the airline, their pilots were angry with The airline’s pilots had anger because of Pilots at the airline, angered at It angered pilots at the airline, Their pilots, angry at the airline for

22. Ignoring the growing accusations of ------- , Governor Anderson appointed yet another of his personal friends to a well-compensated government position. A. B. C. D. E.
not

propriety indolence cronyism sensationalism nepotism
the first animated feature film,

23. Although

A B Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarf was the first animated film to use s C

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as well as achieving D widespread release. No error up-to-the-minute techniques

24. Explorer David Livingstone has ------- reputation: some historians revile him as a proponent of imperialism, while others ------- him as a founder of African Nationalism. A. B. C. D. E. a substantial . . exalt a sketchy . . vilify an illustrious . . dismiss a dichotomous . . praise a pristine . . castigate

25. Warmer coastal air and water has accelerated melting in Antarctica’s ice shelves and increased the flow of glaciers into the sea. A. B. C. D. E. has accelerated melting in Antarctica’s has accelerated Antarctica’s melting having accelerated the melting of Antarctica’s accelerated Antarctica’s melting have accelerated the melting of Antarctica’s

26. Although the acreage involved in a national boundary dispute may seem insignificant, even the slightest ------- in a country’s alleged border appears ------- to that nation, a threat to its security. A. B. C. D. E. inconsistency . . felicitous variation . . trivial rigidity . . traumatic change . . favorable breach . . ominous

27. To believe that social reforms can ------- evil altogether is to forget that evil is a protean creature, forever assuming a new ------- when deprived of an old one. A. B. C. D. rejuvenate . . allegiance eradicate . . shape mitigate . . providence sustain . . episode
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E. dissolve . . abstraction 28. For both his shorter and longer works of fiction, Gabriel García Márquez achieves the rare feat of being accessible to the common reader while satisfying the most demanding of sophisticated critics. A. B. C. D. E. For both his shorter and longer For both his shorter, and in his longer, In both his shorter and his longer Both in his shorter and his longer Both his shorter and longer

29. There was no denying the lecturer’s ------- , but her arguments were unsophisticated and ------- . A. B. C. D. E. bravura . . precise boorishness . . unoriginal charisma . . vapid competence . . infallible indifference . . benign
the suspension bridge replaced the the world

30.
Once A

will become B leader in this new type of long-span C D No bridgebuilding. error E cantilever, the United States

A. B. C. D. E.

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

31. The visually captivating nature of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs suggests that the architect is a true ------- , infusing his designs with beauty as well as functionality. A. instigator B. nonconformist
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C. intellectual D. minimalist E. aesthete 32. Africa is not nearly so mountainous as in Asia. A. B. C. D. E. so mountainous as in that mountainous as equally mountainous to as mountainous as that mountainous as in

33. The ballet stage is a bright, seemingly weightless world where gravity is continually being ------- by the dancers. A. B. C. D. E. prolonged reapportioned unbalanced reflected defied

34. Listening to good storybooks sharpen children’s awareness and appreciation for the sounds of spoken language. A. B. C. D. E. sharpen children’s awareness sharpens children’s awareness of are what sharpens the awareness of children sharpens the awareness of children is to sharpen children’s awareness
being to an

35. Dance often involving movementtaken

A B for extreme, with, , the arms being flung example C or stretched , the head lifted back, and the out D No body arched or twisted. error E

A. (A) B. (B)
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C. (C) D. (D) E. (E) 36. Archaeological evidence shows that Viking ships were lighter, slimmer, and faster than that in England. A. B. C. D. E. that in England they had in England they had been in England those used by the English that of the English

37. Refuting the claim that the surest way to reduce anger is to express it, the author asserts that ------- anger can actually increase its ------- . A. B. C. D. E.
the

denying . . impact understanding . . importance overcoming . . likelihood venting . . intensity voicing . . benefits
earliest telescopes were Galilean

38. Among

A B telescopes, modeled after the simple instruments built by Galileo, the first person having used C D telescopes to study the stars and planets. No E error

39. Johannes Gutenberg is generally credited to bring together the two main concepts of modern printing: movable pieces of metal type that could be reused, and a printing press for producing sharp impressions on paper over and over. A. B. C. D. E. to bring as he brought by bringing with bringing for the fact of bringing

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40. The senator chose to incur dislike rather than ------- her principles to win favor with the public. A. B. C. D. E. gratify endorse accuse compromise advertise

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