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SAT Subject Test Literature: Reading and Understanding Essays Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 2 2. What two types of editing do we engage in when editing the work of others?

Question 3 3.

What would be the BEST editing option for the paragraph below?

'Cars are one of the ways people all over the world travel. Transportation has changed a lot over the past 200 years. People travel at speeds most couldn't imagine 200 years ago. A distant land most could only dream of can now be traveled to by the average person in many countries.'

Question 4 4. What is your best clue to the intended audience in an essay?

Question 5 5.

Why is 'authenticity' the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

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Question 6 6.

Who would be the most likely intended audience for the following paragraph?

The hybrid approach to integrated circuit design involves attaching two or more integrated circuit dies along with some discrete components in the same case. It is often, and desirably, transparent to the consumer whether the circuit is monolithic or hybrid. The hybrid integrated circuit is typically more costly than the monolithic structures.

Question 7 7. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 9 9.

Who would be the best intended audience for this paragraph?

The moon is not really made of green cheese. It is made of atoms found in rocks and dirt. Clouds are not made of cotton candy, but of atoms found in air and water.

Question 10 10.

Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

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Question 11 11. A student finds herself constantly trying to figure out what the author meant when she reads sections of her textbook. Which of the following is NOT a way to improve her reading for the gist of the section?

Question 12 12. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

Question 13 13.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

Question 14 14. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 15 15.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

SAT Subject Test Literature: Reading and Understanding Essays Chapter Exam Instructions

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