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SAT Writing: Word Choice & Expression Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which sentence in the following passage is irrelevant?

Vehicle maintenance is important to extend the life of your car. Corvettes are very fast. Changing the oil every five thousand miles is good for the engine. Rotating the tires on a vehicle several times a year is important for maintaining the vehicle.

Question 2 2. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a syntactical consideration?

Question 4 4. Which of these terms refers to the actual definition of a word?

Question 5 5. Which structure and style pair fits together best?

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Question 6 6. 'The two teams faced off. One team had gone undefeated for three seasons. The other, a young team, was playing their first game. This competition was a David and Goliath match-up.' This passage is an example of which literary term?

Question 7 7. Which common style concentrates on sensory detail to paint a word picture of a subject?

Question 8 8. Which of the following BEST describes syntax?

Question 9 9. Which common style tries to convince an audience to accept a particular point of view?

Question 10 10. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

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Question 11 11. Which sentence uses the correct form of sit/set/sat?

Question 12 12. What suffix do most adverbs have?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is FALSE of irrelevant sentences in a passage?

Question 14 14.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The executive order had been sent by the President to the Joint Chiefs.

Question 15 15. Sentences that do not support the main idea of the passage are _____.

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Question 16 16. Which common style tells a story?

Question 17 17. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 18 18. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

Question 19 19.

What is wrong with this sentence?

Sharon wanted to go eat steak for dinner; furthermore, she decided to eat pasta instead.

Question 20 20.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The terrorist cell will be handled by Mr. Bond.

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Question 21 21.

In this sentence, what word should you use instead of the nonword 'ain't'?

''She ain't going to the party.''

Question 22 22. When writing a cover letter the syntax should be:

Question 23 23. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Question 24 24. If you want to identify irrelevant sentences in a passage, then what's the first thing you need to do?

Question 25 25. If you are writing a poem, your syntax can be:

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Question 26 26. What is style?

Question 27 27.

Which answer corrects the mistake in this sentence?

The smart boy ran quick to the large store down the narrow street.

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 29 29. Juliet says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' She's comparing Romeo's last name, Montague, to a rose because no matter what you call him, Romeo is still going to be a sweet guy. Juliet is using which term to explain her idea?

Question 30 30.

Which sentence in the following passage is irrelevant?

There are four seasons each year. Winter brings cold temperatures. Spring is usually a period with increased precipitation. I have an umbrella. Summer brings warmth and increased daylight hours. Temperatures begin to decline in autumn and leaves fall from the trees.

SAT Writing: Word Choice & Expression 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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