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SAT Reading: Reading Passages Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What type of questions should you do first on the double passages?

Question 2 2. Why does it help to put an answer in your own words before looking at the answer choices?

Question 3 3. How are the questions for each passage arranged?

Question 4 4. What are four very common types of multiple-choice questions used for literature?

Question 5 5. What should you do if you get a question that you can't figure out?

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Question 6 6. On any SAT reading passage, you can answer all the questions using…

Question 7 7. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 8 8. On each pair of passages, what will be the relationship between the passages?

Question 9 9.

PASSAGE 1: 'The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century had its roots in changes of the 18th - and the developments that made it possible stretched back into the 17th. Ultimately, there was no real 'Industrial Revolution' in the sense of a sudden change. People did not simply go to bed one day as cottage farmers and wake up the next morning in a cotton factory.'

PASSAGE 2: 'Behind every dramatic historical change, there is a series of events that made it possible - but this does not disprove the existence of watershed points in history. The Industrial Revolution was one such point; admittedly, changes to the structure of English life in the 18th century set the stage, but the 19th century was a clear 'revolution' in an important sense of the term.

Unlike the author of Passage 2, the author of Passage 1 claims that…

Question 10 10.

QUESTION 1: 'In line 7, the 'thorny thicket' serves a metaphor for…'

QUESTION 2: 'The primary purpose of this passage is to…'

Which of these questions should you do first?

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to read a multiple choice test closely for literature?

Question 12 12.

The Great Hall was easily large enough to hold my family's house three times over.

In context, the word 'great' most nearly means…

Question 13 13. How many questions will you see for a pair of long passages?

Question 14 14. The questions on long SAT reading passages are arranged…

Question 15 15.

'Despite - or perhaps because of - its simplicity, the hamburger has been adapted by cultures all over the world. In Japan, hamburgers are sometimes served with black buns, and in Australia, a common condiment is pickled beets.'

In this excerpt, 'black buns' and 'pickled beets' serve as examples of…

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Question 16 16. Which type of questions should you save for last?

Question 17 17. On long SAT passages, the best strategy is to…

Question 18 18. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 19 19. How many questions will be on a set of two short double passages?

Question 20 20. What order do the question types come in on the reading passages?

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Question 21 21. When answering multiple-choice questions for literature, in what order should the material be read?

Question 22 22. Which of the following should you NOT do when working on a pair of passages?

Question 23 23. Specific questions might ask you about…

Question 24 24. When you're nicknaming the authors of the passages, the nicknames should…

Question 25 25.

AUTHOR 1: 'The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century had its roots in changes of the 18th - and the developments that made it possible stretched back into the 17th. Ultimately, there was no real 'Industrial Revolution' in the sense of a sudden change. People did not simply go to bed one day as cottage farmers and wake up the next morning in a cotton factory.'

AUTHOR 2: 'Behind every dramatic historical change, there is a series of events that made it possible - but this does not disprove the existence of watershed points in history. The Industrial Revolution was one such point; admittedly, changes to the structure of English life in the 18th century set the stage, but the 19th century was a clear 'revolution' in an important sense of the term.

If you encountered these two passages on the SAT, which of the following would be a good strategy?

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Question 26 26. Which of these is a good strategy to use on the Critical Reading section?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a passage type on the SAT Reading section?

Question 28 28. Vocabulary in context questions ask you about…

Question 29 29. What should you do with SAT reading passages?

Question 30 30.

PASSAGE 1: 'The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century had its roots in changes of the 18th - and the developments that made it possible stretched back into the 17th. Ultimately, there was no real 'Industrial Revolution' in the sense of a sudden change. People did not simply go to bed one day as cottage farmers and wake up the next morning in a cotton factory.'

PASSAGE 2: 'Behind every dramatic historical change, there is a series of events that made it possible - but this does not disprove the existence of watershed points in history. The Industrial Revolution was one such point; admittedly, changes to the structure of English life in the 18th century set the stage, but the 19th century was a clear 'revolution' in an important sense of the term.

Which of the following is mentioned in both Passage 1 and Passage 2?

SAT Reading: Reading Passages Chapter 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!

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