Structure of the ACT Reading Section


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How many passages are on the ACT Reading test?

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1. For each incorrectly answered question on the ACT Reading test…

2. Which of the following is NOT a type of ACT Reading passage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Knowing what to expect on the reading section of the ACT is an important step in preparing to take the test. This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the types of reading passages you might encounter, as well as how the ACT Reading test is scored.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall:

  • The range of scores possible on the ACT Reading test
  • How many passages are on the ACT Reading test
  • What kinds of passages are found in the reading section of the ACT
  • How test answers are scored
  • A good way to approach reading passages on the ACT

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the ACT Reading test
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to tackle reading passages on the ACT
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the ACT Reading test's format to answer a question about a passage type that isn't on the test

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the reading section of the ACT? Then check out the accompanying lesson called Structure of the ACT Reading Section. This lesson will help prepare you for the ACT by:

  • Explaining the format of the ACT's reading section
  • Introducing and explaining the four types of reading passages
  • Identifying strategies for maximizing your score on the ACT reading section
  • Describing what kinds of questions you'll see after a reading passage
  • Clarifying how your answers are scored