Login
Copyright

PSAT Writing: About the Writing & Language Test Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. What type of question tests your understanding of the English language in terms of punctuation, grammar, usage, and parallelism?

Question 2 2. What subject might a subject area analysis question test you on?

Question 3 3. Why is it a good idea to guess on questions for which you don't know the correct answer?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences displays faulty parallelism?

Question 5 5. Should you ever guess if you're not sure of the correct response for a question on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Page 2

Question 6 6. Which of the following BEST describe what Expression of Ideas questions on the PSAT Writing and Language Test require you to do?

Question 7 7. Which of the following best describes what Command of Evidence questions do on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Question 8 8. Which BEST describes the function of Analysis questions on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of an Analysis question type?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a good strategy for responding to Command of Evidence questions on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Page 3

Question 11 11. What is a good strategy for responding to Expression of Ideas questions?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is not an example of an object pronoun?

Question 13 13.

Imagine that the following underlined words are part of a passage on the PSAT Writing & Language Test. Pick the best revision:

with the Secretary's approval, she

Question 14 14. Why is it a good idea to guess on questions for which you don't know the correct answer?

Question 15 15. Should you guess on a PSAT Writing & Language question if you're not sure of the answer?

Page 4

Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an example of an Expression of Ideas question type?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an example of a Standard English Convention question type?

Question 18 18.

PSAT Writing and Language Test questions might ask you to...

A. Edit sentences according to the rules of standard English grammar.

B. Make choices about paragraph organization.

C. Answer direct questions about the rules of standard English grammar.

Question 19 19. Should you ever guess if you're not sure of the correct response for a question on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Question 20 20. The PSAT Writing and Language Test gives you 44 questions in 35 minutes. Roughly how many minutes per question do you get?

Page 5

Question 21 21. What is syntax?

Question 22 22. What is the difference between an active construction and a passive construction?

Question 23 23. Which of the following BEST describes what Standard English Convention questions on the PSAT Writing and Language Test require you to do?

Question 24 24. What is a good strategy for responding to Analysis questions?

Question 25 25. Which instructions BEST describe the function of Words in Context questions on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Page 6

Question 26 26. What are the benefits of imagining yourself as an editor perfecting a manuscript as you read through the questions on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Question 27 27. What is a good strategy for responding to Words in Context questions?

Question 28 28. What type of question would ask you to evaluate and/or choose evidence that bolsters a passage's effectiveness?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a field from which a passage may be drawn for Analysis questions on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is not an example of a type of Command of Evidence question on the PSAT Writing and Language Test?

PSAT Writing: About the Writing & Language Test Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next question. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. You will lose your work if you close or refresh this page. Good luck!

PSAT Prep: Practice & Study Guide  /  English Courses
Support