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How to Make Smart Guesses on the ACT English

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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.

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1. 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.

2. 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.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive worksheet and quiz will show you tips that may help you choose answers on the ACT English exam. You'll learn how redundant, wordy, or awkward answers may indicate incorrect answers. The partnering quiz will test your knowledge in these areas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet/quiz combo to learn skills on:

  • Making educated guesses on ACT questions
  • Using reasoning to determine which responses may be correct based on word choice and structure
  • Deciphering what to omit in responses

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking- apply concepts to determining correct answers
  • Problem solving- use reasoning to help you make educated guesses
  • Knowledge application- use applicable skills to help you on the exam

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ACT exam, review the assessment How to Make Smart Guesses on the ACT English. Topics covered include:

  • How to use deductive reasoning to determine answers
  • Tips for how to figure out the potential correct answer
  • How to use critical thinking when time is short
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