SAT Reading Comprehension Quiz IV

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SAT Reading Comprehension Quiz IV

This is a short SAT reading quiz based on two passages. It is modeled after the SAT Reading section, but also contains questions that test you on fundamental reading skills not tested on the SAT. For more quizzes on SAT reading and free practice exams, visit: https://www. Proprofs. Com/sat/


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On line 1, who does "We" refer to?
    • A. 

      The class of people the author represents

    • B. 

      Human civilization as a whole

    • C. 

      The military

    • D. 

      Individuals in poverty

    • E. 

      Middle-class Americans

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Unfocused harm

    • B. 

      Cautious malevolence

    • C. 

      Grave danger

    • D. 

      Faraway evildoer

    • E. 

      Remote issue

  • 3. 
    What is the meaning of the word "imminent" on line 5?
    • A. 

      Daring

    • B. 

      Problematic

    • C. 

      Outward

    • D. 

      Noted

    • E. 

      Impending

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      It is an over-rated danger

    • B. 

      It can only happen once

    • C. 

      There are many explanations for the occurence

    • D. 

      It should be taken seriously

    • E. 

      People should not give it more consideration

  • 5. 
    Why, according to the paragraph beginning on line 7, should people be concerned about slight increases in temperature?
    • A. 

      Increases will harm tourism activity in cool climates

    • B. 

      Animal and plant life will be adversely affected

    • C. 

      Natural disasters will likely occur

    • D. 

      Solar rays will become more intense

    • E. 

      Small increases will lead to larger increases in temperature

  • 6. 
    Why does the author mention the effect of global warming on glaciers on lines 11-13?
    • A. 

      To provide additional implications of global warming

    • B. 

      To advocate for stronger enforcement of glacial control laws

    • C. 

      To provide a rationale for global warming

    • D. 

      To explain how global warming takes place

    • E. 

      To include a personal example in the argument

  • 7. 
    What is the purpose of the series of questions on lines 13-18?
    • A. 

      To explain the effects of global warming on the Earth

    • B. 

      To influence the reader into immediate action on global warming

    • C. 

      To downplay the significance of global warming

    • D. 

      To remove the reader from the argument

    • E. 

      To create a sense of suspense

  • 8. 
    What is the meaning of "yields" on line 16?
    • A. 

      Varieties

    • B. 

      Circumstances

    • C. 

      Implications

    • D. 

      Seedlings

    • E. 

      Amounts

  • 9. 
    What is the meaning of the word "settled" on line 17?
    • A. 

      Pioneered

    • B. 

      Discovered

    • C. 

      Implemented

    • D. 

      At ease

    • E. 

      Upright

  • 10. 
    What is the "choice" that is "in our hands?" (line 18)
    • A. 

      To begin the process of warming the Earth

    • B. 

      To take action on the issue of global warming

    • C. 

      To correct the flaws of the global warming model

    • D. 

      To explain global warming in layman's terms

    • E. 

      To bring about more rapid global warming

  • 11. 
    Which phrase characterizes the passage 2 author's attitude towards "the new and the latest scientific reports?" (lines 1-2)
    • A. 

      Hopeful admiration

    • B. 

      Destitute ambiguity

    • C. 

      Mindful skepticism

    • D. 

      Reluctant acceptance

    • E. 

      Platonic iconicism

  • 12. 
    Why does the author of passage 2 refer to global warming as a "grave danger?"
    • A. 

      To draw attention to its lasting and damaging effects

    • B. 

      To satarize the impact and relevance of global warming

    • C. 

      To minimize the emotional appeal of his statement

    • D. 

      To mislead the reader into belligerence

    • E. 

      To dramatize the results of global warming

  • 13. 
    What is the meaning of the word "projected" on line 23?
    • A. 

      Invoked

    • B. 

      Unlikely

    • C. 

      Sure

    • D. 

      Predicted

    • E. 

      Summated

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not an example of "the hype?" (line 26)
    • A. 

      A journalist's report on the devastating impact of climate change

    • B. 

      A scientist's prediction of further dangerous weather patterns as a result of global warming

    • C. 

      A politician's appeal to take immediate action on global warming

    • D. 

      A commentator's rejection of the global warming hypothesis

    • E. 

      A university's publication on the effects of global warming

  • 15. 
    What is most likely to be the passage two author's attitude toward global cooling (lines 29-30)?
    • A. 

      Apathy

    • B. 

      Empathy

    • C. 

      Periodicity

    • D. 

      Reciprocity

    • E. 

      Cynicism

  • 16. 
    Which of the following choices best describes the difference between passage one and two?
    • A. 

      Passage one is a rejection of global warming theory while passage two accepts global warming

    • B. 

      Passage one endorses immediate action on global warming while passage two endorses a slower course of action

    • C. 

      Passage one supports the global warming hypothesis while passage two is skeptical of it

    • D. 

      Passage one is emotionally-driven while passage two is an expert scientist's opinion

    • E. 

      Passage one uses human sources while passage two uses equipment sources

  • 17. 
    How would the author of passage two most likely respond to the author of passage one's claims that "temperature increases will cause glaciers to melt, affecting worldwide sea levels?"
    • A. 

      There is no concrete evidence to assume that such an event would take place

    • B. 

      Worldwide sea levels are not important to human development

    • C. 

      Scientists are biased by nature

    • D. 

      It is unlikely that glaciers have enough water content to cause sea levels to rise

    • E. 

      Such a hypothesis is a clear example of why further steps must be taken to reduce the threat of global warming