SAT Critical Reading: Sentence Completion Quiz III

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SAT Critical Reading: Sentence Completion Quiz III

This is a short quiz modeled after the SAT Critical Reading Sentence Completion section. It has 25 questions and some explanation of the answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The commander told the troops to prepare for the ______________ landing on the beach.
    • A. 

      Amphibious

    • B. 

      Concord

    • C. 

      Prudent

    • D. 

      Desultory

    • E. 

      Approachable

  • 2. 
    I told him that his comments were totally ____________ and out of line.
    • A. 

      Sensitive

    • B. 

      Periodic

    • C. 

      Morose

    • D. 

      Inappropriate

    • E. 

      Convent

  • 3. 
    Ronald Reagan was famous for his powerful, moving _________________ against the Soviet Union.
    • A. 

      Atrocities

    • B. 

      Provokations

    • C. 

      Declamations

    • D. 

      Guises

    • E. 

      Granules

  • 4. 
    Either you _______________ your behavior or I will be forced to _______________ you.
    • A. 

      Condemn ... authorize

    • B. 

      Corrupt ... salute

    • C. 

      Improve ... reprimand

    • D. 

      Descend ... serene

    • E. 

      Negligent ... promote

  • 5. 
    Some people are genetically ________________ to heart attacks, kidney failures, and strokes, and therefore should seek a doctor's attention on these issues.
    • A. 

      Immune

    • B. 

      Surrogate

    • C. 

      Prone

    • D. 

      Tense

    • E. 

      Profligate

  • 6. 
    The _______________ man refused to tip the waitress even a dime.
    • A. 

      Offensive

    • B. 

      Penurious

    • C. 

      Excessive

    • D. 

      Sequacious

    • E. 

      Ambivalent

  • 7. 
    Many fitness experts warn that it is unhealthy to live a _______________ lifestyle.
    • A. 

      Vivacious

    • B. 

      Sedentary

    • C. 

      Replete

    • D. 

      Repugnant

    • E. 

      Pertinacious

  • 8. 
    Many modern artists were so ________________ during their lifetimes that they became marginalized; it was only later that their work was appreciated.
    • A. 

      Permeated

    • B. 

      Irascible

    • C. 

      Gyrated

    • D. 

      Frugal

    • E. 

      Dismissed

  • 9. 
    The schoolmaster proclaimed that the students suffered from a ______________ of common sense.
    • A. 

      Dearth

    • B. 

      Brine

    • C. 

      Litigant

    • D. 

      Stint

    • E. 

      Tare

  • 10. 
    Even though he was supposed to be __________________, Maria did not see him fit for duty.
    • A. 

      Rehabilitated

    • B. 

      Reproached

    • C. 

      Intrepid

    • D. 

      Sequential

    • E. 

      Magnanimous

  • 11. 
    All formal complaints or _________________ should be redirected to the proper __________________.
    • A. 

      Suggestions ... edifices

    • B. 

      Grievances ... authorities

    • C. 

      Condemnations ... contemporaries

    • D. 

      Visitors ... offices

    • E. 

      Advances ... principals

  • 12. 
    Nobody would deny that Grant was _________________ as a general; yet, he was a wholly _______________ and lackluster president.
    • A. 

      Confident ... powerful

    • B. 

      Lacking ... brilliant

    • C. 

      Terrifying ... formidable

    • D. 

      Deceitful ... honest

    • E. 

      Adept ... incompetent

  • 13. 
    Even though the defendant was guilty of murder, the judge spared him from ________________ punishment and instead sentenced him to life in prison.
    • A. 

      Mundane

    • B. 

      Predictable

    • C. 

      Capital

    • D. 

      Pontificate

    • E. 

      Formulary

  • 14. 
    You can't ______________ that the New York Yankees are _____________ contenders; if you have any doubts, look at their 26 championship titles.
    • A. 

      Accept ... lukewarm

    • B. 

      Protrude ... sagacious

    • C. 

      Deny ... perennial

    • D. 

      Doubt ... occasional

    • E. 

      Admit ... meritless

  • 15. 
    I told him that I would not stand for any more of his ______________ and that he would have to control himself.
    • A. 

      Outbursts

    • B. 

      Calculations

    • C. 

      Indulgences

    • D. 

      Illusions

    • E. 

      Designs

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Get A better deal

    • B. 

      None

  • 17. 
    The offer promised a ________________ way to quickly earn some extra money.
    • A. 

      Hale

    • B. 

      Federate

    • C. 

      Corporal

    • D. 

      Lucrative

    • E. 

      Rapt

  • 18. 
    His appetite was virtually __________________ as he continued to chow down food at the buffet.
    • A. 

      Buffet

    • B. 

      None

  • 19. 
    There was simply no excuse for his __________________ and tasteless remarks.
    • A. 

      Thoughtful

    • B. 

      Witty

    • C. 

      Crude

    • D. 

      Vernal

    • E. 

      Sprightly

  • 20. 
    The president ______________ his membership to the club after we found out that he had _______________ us on parts of his application.
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      None

  • 21. 
    The young _______________ had mastered the piano by the age of four.
    • A. 

      Protege

    • B. 

      Miscreant

    • C. 

      Opulent

    • D. 

      Lough

    • E. 

      Delinquent

  • 22. 
    We do not ________________ personal checks at this store, so please pay with a charge card or with cash.
    • A. 

      Detect

    • B. 

      Validate

    • C. 

      Honor

    • D. 

      Perceive

    • E. 

      Return

  • 23. 
    Even though Newton was a great logician, he was still quite ________________ and practiced alchemy.
    • A. 

      Superstitious

    • B. 

      Disbelieving

    • C. 

      Reasonable

    • D. 

      Logical

    • E. 

      Seeming

  • 24. 
    I hope that I have positively contributed to the __________________ of his moral fiber.
    • A. 

      Corrugation

    • B. 

      Vulnerability

    • C. 

      Indolence

    • D. 

      Edification

    • E. 

      Mining

  • 25. 
    You cannot get by with your ________________ alone; you need to work hard to succeed.
    • A. 

      Pride

    • B. 

      Ability

    • C. 

      Seriousness

    • D. 

      Courage

    • E. 

      Penalizing