SAT Reading Comprehension Quiz II

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SAT Reading Comprehension Quiz II

This is a short, 10-question quiz modeled on the SAT Reasoning: Reading Comprehension test section.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the purpose of the comparison between "castles" and the great wall of China on lines 2-3?
    • A. 

      To prove that Richard was weak-willed

    • B. 

      To illustrate Richard's haughty resolve

    • C. 

      To critcize the narrator's incompetence

    • D. 

      To elaborate on the significance of the Great Wall of China

    • E. 

      To determine if Richard was up to the task

  • 2. 
    On line 10, what does "cultivation" most nearly mean?
    • A. 

      Installation of values and belief systems

    • B. 

      Demonstration of wit and virtue

    • C. 

      Procurement of botanical growth

    • D. 

      Determination of abilities

    • E. 

      Production of industrial goods

  • 3. 
    What is the "exercise of pen and ink" referred to on line 12?
    • A. 

      The search for Mrs. Jellby

    • B. 

      Mrs. Jellby's daughter attempting to write a statement of credit

    • C. 

      The administration of the Settlement at Borrioboola Gha

    • D. 

      The letter-writing campaign

    • E. 

      The lack of native literacy

  • 4. 
    On line 14, what does "appointed" most nearly mean?
    • A. 

      Designated

    • B. 

      Given office

    • C. 

      Taken away from

    • D. 

      Moved to the pinnacle of

    • E. 

      Created

  • 5. 
    Which of the following characters is the narrator looking for? I. Mr. Jandice II. Mrs. Jellyby III. Richard
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      I and II

    • D. 

      II and III

    • E. 

      I, II, and III

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A summary

    • B. 

      An experience

    • C. 

      A meeting

    • D. 

      A measure

    • E. 

      A trip

  • 7. 
    Which of the following words might be used to describe Richard?
    • A. 

      Elusive

    • B. 

      Perfunctory

    • C. 

      Idealistic

    • D. 

      Courageous

    • E. 

      Voracious

  • 8. 
    What is the attitude of the narrator towards the functions that Miss Jellyby is involved with?
    • A. 

      Passionate contempt

    • B. 

      Pourous satisfaction

    • C. 

      Harmonious treachery

    • D. 

      Objective indifference

    • E. 

      Cynical mockery