What is the ACT?


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Which is easier: the SAT or the ACT?

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1. Who takes the ACT?

2. How do college admissions officers use the ACT?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ACT is one of the standardized test options available to potential college applicants. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge about the various elements of the test by asking questions about the test's benefits and comparison to the SAT.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • SAT versus ACT
  • Uses of the test
  • Where the ACT is accepted

Skills Practiced

Practice your study skills during the quiz, including:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the ACT and SAT
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who takes the ACT
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how colleges use standardized tests

Additional Learning

Learn more about the ACT by reviewing the accompanying lesson, What is the ACT?, which will further detail these aspects of the test:

  • Origins
  • Past and present tests
  • ACT versus SAT