SAT Reading: Comprehension Quiz I

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SAT reading: comprehension quiz i
SAT Reading Quiz: This 15-question quiz is modeled off of the reading comprehension section of the SAT Critical Reading exam and contains questions that can be answered by thoroughly reading the passage. Also see the "Free SAT Reading Comprehension Study Guide" offered by ProProfs Free SAT school. ProProfs Quiz School also has other quizzes on SAT Reading Comprehension.

  
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1.  In line 1, "observing" most nearly means:
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2.  Based on the paragraph beginning on line 6, which of the following statements would the author most likely agree with?
3.  The purpose of introducing the alligator in line 15 is to:
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4.  The word "endured" on line 22 most nearly means:
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5.  According to lines 6-26, why is retribution not the sole component of justice?
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6.  Based on the paragraph beginning on line 27, the author would most likely agree that providing aid to the poor
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7.  On line 30, "stricken" most nearly means:
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8.  Why does the author not consider the passer-by in the third paragraph a "just" man?
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9.  What is the distinction between fairness and justice, according to the author?
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10.  Which of the following situations would the author find absolutely just?
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11.  The author's perspective on justice is best described as
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12.  Which of the following statements would the author of this passage most likely disagree with?
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13.  In line 5, "nature" most nearly means:
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14.  Which of the following attempts at justice would the author consider arcane?
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15.  How would the author most likely respond to the claim that the death penalty deters potential criminals from committing murder?
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