ACT English: Section Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. I ordered garlic bread, spaghetti and meatballs, spinach, and orange juice.

Question 2 2. If a question asks you to select the past transition sentence, how much of the passage should you read?

Question 3 3. What are the features of a typical Usage and Mechanics question?

Question 4 4. Choose the best sentence.

Question 5 5.

In the paragraph below, the writer wishes to add the following sentence.

The sun shone down from a cloudless sky, and the temperature topped 85 degrees.

What is the most logical placement for the sentence?

Paragraph:

[1] My first outdoor track meet was on the first day of March, but it felt like the middle of summer. [2] My heart pounded as I stood at the starting line. [3] The other runners jogged in place and or did some final stretches, but I just stood still. [4] I'd practiced many times, but I'd never run the 1600 meters in a real race before. [5] I closed my eyes and pictured myself rounding the final curve and sprinting down the straight-away towards the finish.

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Question 6 6. Nothing tastes better then a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.

Question 7 7. My grandmother lived in an old house at the end of an overgrown, dead-end street. From the outside, Grandma's house looked abandoned, but the inside transported me back to Grandma's childhood. It reminded me of Grandma as a little girl.

Question 8 8.

In the paragraph below, the writer's wanted to describe life in an ocean community. Does the paragraph accomplish this goal?

My bedroom overlooks the ocean. Even with my windows closed, waves crashing against the shore are my lullaby and birds hooting are my alarm clock.

Question 9 9. Usage and mechanics questions test you on

Question 10 10.

In the paragraph below, the writer wishes to remove the underlined portion and end sentence 5 after the word 'eyes'. What would the paragraph primarily lose if this phrase is deleted?

[1] My first outdoor track meet was on the first day of March, but it felt like the middle of summer. [2] My heart pounded as I stood at the starting line. [3] The other runners jogged in place and or did some final stretches, but I just stood still. [4] I'd practiced many times, but I'd never run the 1600 meters in a real race before. [5] I closed my eyes and pictured myself rounding the final curve and sprinting down the straight-away towards the finish.

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Question 11 11.

Read the paragraph and then answer the question.

My grandmother lived in an old house at the end of an overgrown, dead-end street. From the outside, Grandma's house looked abandoned, but the inside transported me back to Grandma's childhood.

Which answer choice below could be added to the paragraph to effectively describe how the house reminded the narrator of Grandma's childhood.

Question 12 12. The three girls in the front row has a lot of questions.

Question 13 13.

Choose the answer below that best responds to this statement:

You should always read the whole passage on the English ACT.

Question 14 14. My grandmother lived in an old house at the end of an overgrown, dead-end street. From the outside, Grandma's house looked abandoned, but the inside transported me back to Grandma's childhood. The wood floors were polished and smooth, and every room were being painted in crisp white, blue, or yellow.

Question 15 15. Why should you always guess if you don't know the correct answer to a question on the ACT?

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Question 16 16.

Read the sentence below and select the answer choice that best shows the writer's feelings about the dress code.

My school has a dress code that is enforced every day except when there is a football game.

Question 17 17. Last weekend, I went running, _____, and _____.

Question 18 18. There are four required sections on the ACT: reading

Question 19 19.

Which sentence most effectively introduces this paragraph.

I spent the mornings swimming and the afternoons hanging out with my friends on the boardwalk. We liked buying ice cream cones at the hottest point in the afternoon and racing to see who could finish first.

Question 20 20.

Choose the most logical sentence order.

[1] Now, I spend the summer cooped up in an air-conditioned office. [2] I haven't been back to the beach for 15 years. [3] When I was a child, I looked forward to long days in the sun.

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Question 21 21. Pablo, whom I met last year, lived on Pine Street and goes to my high school.

Question 22 22. My grandmother lived in an old house at the end of an overgrown, dead-end street. From the outside, Grandma's house looked abandoned, but the inside transported me back to Grandma's childhood. The kitchen on the inside of the house had an antique stove, well-used cast-iron pots, and the lingering smell of 70 years of cinnamon buns and chops.

Question 23 23.

How should the phrase hot math classroom be altered in the following sentence?

I wish my hot math classroom had air-conditioning because it gets so hot when the sun shines through the windows.

Question 24 24. The boy with the skateboards is going to the park.

Question 25 25.

Which of the following alternatives to the underlined portion would NOT be acceptable?

My sister went away to summer camp and came back three inches taller!

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Question 26 26. I fried eggs for breakfast, baked pizza for lunch, and grilling chicken for dinner.

Question 27 27.

Read the paragraph below. Assuming all of the answer choices are true, which sentence best concludes the paragraph and uses the same writing style as the paragraph?

To take the train, a rider must first purchase a ticket at the machine. The rider then waits for the train and boards when the train has reached a full stop. Next, the rider finds an open seat. When the conductor passes by, the rider shows the ticket to the conductor.

Question 28 28. What is the format of a typical Rhetorical Skills question?

Question 29 29. My dog, who has a lot of toys, ignore his toys and just chews my shoes.

ACT English: Section Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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