ACT Compass Reading Exam

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ACT Compass Reading Exam

Take our Act compass reading exam quiz and critically test your ability on reading and comprehension. The questions are from the comprehension above and answers should be correct to get a high mark. The questions are technical questions, it requires utmost understanding of the passage. Take the test and test your reading skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There was once a time I fell in love with writing i spent many years trying to perfect my grammar in order to become a better writer. I saw writing as a form of expression, that's why I could not stop putting my ink on paper. During the second world war, opinions were hardly heard so writers abandoned the almighty pen to hide under the protection of their chairs, or anywhere to hide their cowardice from the world. I didn't stop, I published my article on dictatorship in my country, and then my country started to change. Answer the questions that follow. Think of a suitable title for the passage.
    • A. 

      Dictatorship during World war 2

    • B. 

      The love of writing

    • C. 

      Writing as an expression

    • D. 

      World war 2 and its effect

  • 2. 
    Which point of view was used?
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Omniscient

    • C. 

      Other person

    • D. 

      "You" point of view.

  • 3. 
    Why couldn't the writer stop writing?
    • A. 

      He loved writing so he couldn't stop

    • B. 

      He had a good grammar

    • C. 

      He saw it as a form of expression

    • D. 

      Other writers were cowards

  • 4. 
    The expression 'ink on paper' means?
    • A. 

      Pouring ink on paper

    • B. 

      Writing on paper with a pen

    • C. 

      Writing on the computer

    • D. 

      Writing

  • 5. 
    Where is the time and place setting?
    • A. 

      The technological age

    • B. 

      Middle ages

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      World war 2

  • 6. 
    'The mighty pen' implies
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 7. 
    How does the writer see other writers who refuse to write?
    • A. 

      Credible writers

    • B. 

      Cowards

    • C. 

      Peace makers

    • D. 

      Ignorant

  • 8. 
    Why did the county  start to change?
    • A. 

      The writer's article on dictatorship

    • B. 

      The end of world war 2

    • C. 

      The refusal of the writer to stop writing.

    • D. 

      The change of government.

  • 9. 
    Why did the writer perfect his grammar?
    • A. 

      To publish his article on dictatorship

    • B. 

      He had a bad grammar

    • C. 

      To be a better writer

    • D. 

      To express himself properly

  • 10. 
    Why did the writers hide?
    • A. 

      Because opinions were hardly heard

    • B. 

      They could not fight.

    • C. 

      They were afraid

    • D. 

      They loved their chairs.