ACT Reading: Types of Passages


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1. Which of the following is the hardest passage type?

2. How many questions does each ACT section have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you learn about the different types of passages in the ACT reading section and how to best respond to them according to your unique skills.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The order in which to answer ACT reading questions
  • The number and types of passages in the ACT reading section
  • The number of questions per passage in the ACT reading section
  • How to rank a passage's level of difficulty

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the prose fiction and literary narrative passages that appear in the ACT reading section
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve ACT reading practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to develop a test-taking strategy for the ACT reading section

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ACT reading test, review the accompanying lesson on Passages in the ACT Reading Section. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the types of passages the ACT reading section will use to test you
  • Develop strategies for answering questions about passages in the ACT reading section
  • Learn how passages in the ACT reading section impact your overall score