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SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sarah my only sister, is currently studying for her Ph.D. in biophysics.

Question 2 2.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

We bought three different flavors of ice cream, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

Question 3 3. When an author presents statistics to support an argumentative point, this is an example of _____.

Question 4 4. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

Question 5 5. Which part of an argument explains why?

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Question 6 6.

'Because he had already missed a quiz once this semester, John made sure to study extra hard for the midterm.'

What is the subject of this sentence?

Question 7 7.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

After every game, the team take a week off of practice to recover and relax.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an example of a claim?

Question 9 9. The parts of a correctly integrated quote are _____.

Question 10 10. Which style attempts to convince readers to accept a point of view?

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Question 11 11. Which structure considers the similarities and differences of two or more subjects?

Question 12 12.

Change the following sentence from passive to active voice, without changing anything else about the sentence:

The water tank is refilled by John every week.

Question 13 13. Evidence-based writing calls for you to _____.

Question 14 14. A signal phrase _____.

Question 15 15. The SAT essay _____.

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Question 16 16. Which structure presents a sequence of events in time?

Question 17 17. A book that relates the primary events of the American Revolution would probably have a ____ structure and a ____ style.

Question 18 18. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

Question 19 19.

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

Finally reaching the school, the students were led into the cafeteria for a late dinner before their parents came to pick them up.

Question 20 20.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

Waiting for the taxi, snow was soaking steadily into Amy's boots.

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Question 21 21. Sarah is about to ask her Mom for a new computer for college. She is preparing her argument, getting all her reasons together for why she needs a new computer. Sarah anticipates her Mom may say her old computer should do just fine, so Sarah spends time coming up with three reasons why her old computer won't be sufficient for her needs in college. What did Sarah anticipate from her Mom?

Question 22 22. When you paraphrase information from a source _____.

Question 23 23. In your SAT essay, you should evaluate the author's use of rhetorical strategies such as _____.

Question 24 24.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

Maria, Liesel, Brigita, Louisa, Marta, and Gretel went to Salzburg and she broke her ankle dancing on the stairs.

Question 25 25. When an author uses logic to present an argument, this is an example of _____.

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Question 26 26. Which style tells a story?

Question 27 27. All of the following are elements of an effective argument EXCEPT:

Question 28 28.

The following two sentences are to be combined into one. Which punctuation mark should replace the period?

'Marcus went around the block to get the car. Meanwhile, Sextus packed up their bags.'

Question 29 29.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

Over the summer, we learned to swim, practiced archery, and even going skydiving once.

Question 30 30. Why is it important to provide evidence for your claims?

SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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