Single Blank Sentence Completion Questions: Strategies & Examples

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question 1 of 3

Consider the following passage adapted from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit by, sedentary, in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion.

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1.

Consider the following passage adapted from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

In your statement you assert that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But is this a logical assertion? Isn't this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery? Isn't this like condemning Socrates because his unswerving commitment to truth and his philosophical inquiries precipitated the act by the misguided populace in which they made him drink hemlock, or condemning Jesus because his unique God consciousness and never ceasing devotion to God's will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion?

Which choice most effectively separates the sentence containing the underlined portion into two separate sentences?

2.

Marc was easily irritated by anything he distinguished as misinterpretation of his art. He actually broke off more than one friendship after the other person made a remark that Marc considered stupid.

Which of the following would be the best replacement for the underlined word?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz is a collection of complete-the-sentence questions. These questions will give you a sentence describing a certain situation, and you will then need to select the correct vocabulary term using context clues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on the following topics:

  • Sentence completions
  • SAT vocabulary
  • Context clues
  • Matching answers
  • Defining blanks

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on SAT questions involving Words in Context
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of context to identify the best word choice for a given passage
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read sentence completion questions and interpret them correctly
  • Problem solving - practice completing sample Words in Context questions

Additional Learning

Before or after you have completed the quiz, peruse our related lesson, SAT Writing & Language Test: Words in Context. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • The format of the Words in Context section on the SAT
  • What NO CHANGE answers mean
  • Strategy tips for these questions
  • Making sentences more concise
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