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SAT Writing: About the Writing Section Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following will NOT be tested on any Standard English Conventions questions on the SAT?

Question 2 2.

[1] Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist from Cleveland, traveled around the world to document the health of people living in traditional societies. [2] He reported very low rates of cavities and tooth decay among people eating traditional diets, but found that the dental health of traditional groups rapidly declined when refined flour and sugar were introduced to their diets. [3] He wrote a book about his experiences, and when he returned to the United States, he tested many of his nutritional theories on his own patients.

The author wishes to insert a sentence between Sentence 2 and Sentence 3. Which of the following would be the best choice?

Question 3 3. The SAT essay is primarily testing…

Question 4 4.

Advocates of bike lanes often face resistance from entrenched commercial interests, businesses fear that bike lanes will drive customers away from their stores by displacing parking spots, or that loading and unloading of delivery vehicles will become more difficult. City planning studies, however, suggest just the opposite: bike-friendly downtown areas bring more customers, greater prosperity, and even attracting new businesses.

How would you revise the underlined section interests, businesses?

Question 5 5.

The following is a student's thesis statement for her SAT essay. As an SAT essay thesis, what's wrong with it?

Overall, I think the idea of creativity as the opposite of conformity has both pros and cons, and in this essay I'll discuss them both.

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Question 6 6. How much time should you spend reading the paragraph for Improving Paragraphs questions on the SAT?

Question 7 7. Because you will have 35 minutes to take the SAT Writing and Language Test, _____.

Question 8 8.

Consider the following passage adapted from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

In your statement you assert that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But is this a logical assertion? Isn't this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery? Isn't this like condemning Socrates because his unswerving commitment to truth and his philosophical inquiries precipitated the act by the misguided populace in which they made him drink hemlock, or condemning Jesus because his unique God consciousness and never ceasing devotion to God's will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion?

Which choice most effectively separates the sentence containing the underlined portion into two separate sentences?

Question 9 9. How many questions are on the SAT Writing and Language test?

Question 10 10. What kind of question is this?

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Question 11 11. What three categories comprise the Expression of Ideas questions on the SAT Writing and Language test?

Question 12 12. The SAT Language and Writing Test _____.

Question 13 13. Answer the question:

Question 14 14.

Look at the question below. What kind of question is it?

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's friends convinced her to go out to the party.

(A) Wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's

(B) Wanting to stay home and relax; Maria's

(C) Despite wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's

(D) Although she wanted to stay home and relax, Maria's

(E) With her wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's

Question 15 15. On the SAT, which test(s) contain(s) Standard English Conventions questions? (Note: 'Writing and Language' is the name of ONE test; it doesn't refer to two separate tests)

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Question 16 16.

[1] Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist from Cleveland, traveled around the world to document the health of people living in traditional societies. [2] He reported very low rates of cavities and tooth decay among people eating traditional diets, but found that the dental health of traditional groups rapidly declined when refined flour and sugar were introduced to their diets. [3] He wrote a book about his experiences, and when he returned to the United States, he tested many of his nutritional theories on his own patients.

To their diets

Question 17 17. Quantitative information questions require the you to understand a passage and its infographics to improve its _____.

Question 18 18.

Advocates of bike lanes often face resistance from entrenched commercial interests, businesses fear that bike lanes will drive customers away from their stores by displacing parking spots, or that loading and unloading of delivery vehicles will become more difficult. City planning studies, however, suggest just the opposite: bike-friendly downtown areas bring more customers, greater prosperity, and even attracting new businesses.

How would you revise the underlined section even attracting new businesses?

Question 19 19. On the SAT essay, a score of 11 would be…

Question 20 20. Which if these components is not a factor in a question about a passage's development?

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Question 21 21. Questions on the SAT Writing and Language Test might ask you about:

Question 22 22. You should always answer all questions on the SAT Writing and Language Test because _____.

Question 23 23.

Answer the question based on the following passage.

[1] Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist from Cleveland; he traveled around the world to document the health of people living in traditional societies. [2] He reported very low rates of cavities and tooth decay among people eating traditional diets, but found that the dental health of traditional groups rapidly declined when refined flour and sugar were introduced to their diets. [3] He wrote a book about his experiences, and when he returned to the United States, he tested many of his nutritional theories on his own patients.

Cleveland; he traveled

Question 24 24. An organization question that asks you to evaluate the logic of a sentence may ask you to do which of the following things?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is worth more points?

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Question 26 26. Approximately how often will you see 'no error' as the correct answer choice on the SAT Writing section?

Question 27 27. On the SAT Writing and Language Test, Command of Evidence questions using graphics ask you to _____.

Question 28 28.

Advocates of bike lanes often face resistance from entrenched commercial interests, businesses fear that bike lanes will drive customers away from their stores by displacing parking spots, or that loading and unloading of delivery vehicles will become more difficult. City planning studies, however, suggest just the opposite: bike-friendly downtown areas bring more customers, greater prosperity, and even attracting new businesses.

How would you revise the underlined section will become?

Question 29 29.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's friends convinced her to go out to the party.

(A) Wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's

(B) Wanting to stay home and relax; Maria's

(C) Despite wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's

(D) Although she wanted to stay home and relax, Maria's

(E) With her wanting to stay home and relax, Maria's

Question 30 30. In 1986, the company also updated its packaging, which had been garish and difficult to read for the consumer looking at it.

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