SAT Writing: Writing & Language Test Practice Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

Question 2 2. Why is it important to be selective about the words you study?

Question 3 3. Identified _, the disease is simple to cure; left untreated, however, it has the potential to be .

Question 4 4. The great scientist Richard Feynman famously championed when he claimed that 'the greatest value of science is the freedom to doubt.'

Question 5 5.

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

Question 7 7. _ by the writer's lack of attention to detail, her editor sent back her draft covered in sharply critical comments.

Question 8 8. Emily was excited about running the obstacle course, but Gina preferred a more _ way to spend the afternoon.

Question 9 9. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 10 10.

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

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

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Question 11 11. Despite the occasional glimmer of _ insight, for the most part, the book merely rehashes what has already been said.

Question 12 12. More and more young people today are the personal automobile, _ cheaper alternatives like public transit.

Question 13 13. Both the _ and the flavor of the dish were sorely lacking; it was not only ugly to look at but also _ and under-salted.

Question 14 14. Although his dishes always lay dirty in the sink for days, and his carpet had never seen a vacuum, Jay always looked _ when he left the house.

Question 15 15. Johnny's dedication on the football field was matched only by his academic success; he was a true scholar-athlete.

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Question 16 16. Michael is shy and _, but his _ and outgoing sister Elena has a knack for charming almost everyone she meets.

Question 17 17.

'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.'

Question 18 18. Her new supervisor's _ eye fixated on any flaw, however tiny, in Rebecca's work.

Question 19 19. Overflowing its banks in springtime, but reduced to a bed of sand in late August, the creek _ with the seasons.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a good strategy for reviewing your vocabulary words?

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Question 21 21. Jamie's studio was tiny but _ organized, without so much as a pen or a dishtowel out of place.

Question 22 22. Although his mother was about his chances of acceptance, Marc tried not to get his hopes up: he knew that he was just one of many qualified candidates, and that competition for the few positions available was _.

Question 23 23. The more _ the occasion, the more likely Amber was to be late: she even made a entrance to her own wedding.

Question 24 24.

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 25 25. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

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Question 26 26. At the center of the town, a plaque and a statue _ the victory in 1813.

Question 27 27. Maria had warned him not to bring up political topics around her father, but Richard ignored her _____ and immediately found himself pulled into a debate on the income tax

Question 28 28. Where should you look for SAT vocabulary words to study?

Question 29 29. Although she does not have a great deal of natural talent, Marianna has done quite well on the debate team thanks to her perseverance and .

Question 30 30. Despite the of his salary, the CEO lived frugally and dedicated most of his earnings to _ projects, including a new library for the local elementary school.

SAT Writing: Writing & Language Test Practice Chapter Exam Instructions

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