SAT Reading Comprehension Quiz V

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SAT Reading Comprehension Quiz V

This is a 22-question quiz based on a long passage. It is modelled after the SAT Reasoning Test: SAT Critical Reading Section. Take your time. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Based on lines 1-2, which of the following words describes the author's attitude towards the "advocates?"
    • A. 

      Ambivalence

    • B. 

      Skepticism

    • C. 

      Distrust

    • D. 

      Disdain

    • E. 

      Distance

  • 2. 
    Based on lines 1-2, which of the following statements would the author most likely agree with regarding pro-life and pro-choice advocates?
    • A. 

      They are not very eloquent speakers

    • B. 

      They have a corrupt value system

    • C. 

      They are incompetent

    • D. 

      They are mutually misunderstood

    • E. 

      They are ideologically similar

  • 3. 
    On line 5, what is the most accurate meaning of "reflect?"
    • A. 

      Ponder

    • B. 

      Mediate

    • C. 

      Resolve

    • D. 

      Shimmer

    • E. 

      Consult

  • 4. 
    Why does the author mention that advocates "cannot even state their own position?" (line 3)
    • A. 

      To make the advocates look dim-witted

    • B. 

      To advocate for decreased abortions in the US

    • C. 

      To emphasize the confusing nature of the debate

    • D. 

      To introduce a form of bias

    • E. 

      To remain objective in the face of criticism

  • 5. 
    What is the author's tone in the first paragraph?
    • A. 

      Laudatory

    • B. 

      Formal

    • C. 

      Friendly

    • D. 

      Infuriated

    • E. 

      Candid

  • 6. 
    Which of the following represents a function of "quality of life?" (lines 14-15)
    • A. 

      Life expectancy

    • B. 

      Socio-economic background

    • C. 

      Parenting skills of the parents

    • D. 

      Amount of money the parents have

    • E. 

      Racial background

  • 7. 
    What is the meaning of the word "rear" on line 17?
    • A. 

      Behind

    • B. 

      Reverse

    • C. 

      Nurture

    • D. 

      Succumb

    • E. 

      Construct

  • 8. 
    Based on the second paragraph, what is the author's attitude toward pro-choice advocates?
    • A. 

      Most of them are essentially extremists

    • B. 

      Many of them are unaware of how abortion works

    • C. 

      Few of them are medical experts

    • D. 

      Many of them are actually moderate

    • E. 

      None of them can be trusted

  • 9. 
    Why does the author include the parenthetical reservation "(male or female)" on line 24?
    • A. 

      To highlight that promiscuity occurs in both males and females

    • B. 

      To recognize and dismiss a societal perception difference

    • C. 

      To indicate his reservations about sexuality

    • D. 

      To diminish the importance of gender roles

    • E. 

      To highlight the differences between male and female sexuality

  • 10. 
    Why does the author mention "teen-age pregnancy" (line 27)?
    • A. 

      It is regarded in high esteem

    • B. 

      It is considered almost universally negative

    • C. 

      It is a serious problem

    • D. 

      It is a diminishing issue

    • E. 

      It holds weight in certain social circles

  • 11. 
    What is the most similar meaning to "promiscuity" (line 23)?
    • A. 

      Chastity

    • B. 

      Flippance

    • C. 

      Consideration

    • D. 

      Carelessness

    • E. 

      Audacity

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is most similar to the "casual event" in line 30?
    • A. 

      Terminal illness

    • B. 

      Dental work

    • C. 

      Having a child

    • D. 

      Death

    • E. 

      Car accident

  • 13. 
    Why does the author include the words "life or potential life?" (lines 31-32)
    • A. 

      To acknowledge different views on the nature of life at the fetus stage

    • B. 

      To argue a point

    • C. 

      To counter-act an earlier claim

    • D. 

      To examine a claim more carefully

    • E. 

      To recognize the impact of abortion on society

  • 14. 
    What is the meaning of the word "zealous" on line 33?
    • A. 

      Overbearing

    • B. 

      Constituent

    • C. 

      Minute

    • D. 

      Reactive

    • E. 

      Radical

  • 15. 
    Why does the author include the language "suffer painfully?" (line 35)
    • A. 

      To introduce his personal perspective on abortion

    • B. 

      To reveal a bias

    • C. 

      To address multiple perspectives on the process of childbirth

    • D. 

      To add emotional impact to the argument

    • E. 

      To demonstrate a case in which abortion would almost certainly be an option

  • 16. 
    Based on the third paragraph, which of the following statements would the author be least to agree with?
    • A. 

      Pro-life advocates are concerned with the quality of life of the child

    • B. 

      Pro-choice advocates are concerned with the social implications of abortion

    • C. 

      Most pro-choice advocates favor ideology over practical considerations

    • D. 

      Most pro-life advocates would allow for abortion in some extreme cases

    • E. 

      Most pro-choice advocates do not advocate teen pregnancy

  • 17. 
    Which of the following words best describes the author's attitude towards zealots?
    • A. 

      Admiration

    • B. 

      Contempt

    • C. 

      Disbelief

    • D. 

      Separation

    • E. 

      Envy

  • 18. 
    Which of the following words best describes the main message in the passage?
    • A. 

      Abortion advocates are generally on the fringes of society

    • B. 

      Abortion advocates may hold more common ground than they believe to

    • C. 

      Many pro-life advocates are unaware of the implications of a negative childbirth

    • D. 

      Many pro-choice advocates do not consider the pragmatic consequences of abortion

    • E. 

      Most people are pro-life advocates

  • 19. 
    Which of the following phrases describes the tone of the author throughout the passage?
    • A. 

      Outraged disgust

    • B. 

      Quiet acceptance

    • C. 

      Cynical admiration

    • D. 

      Pointed commentary

    • E. 

      Detached observation

  • 20. 
    Which of the following would not be an appropriate title for this passage?
    • A. 

      The Abortion Debate

    • B. 

      The Dark Side of the Pro-Life Movement

    • C. 

      Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: All the Same

    • D. 

      Finding Middle Ground on Abortion

    • E. 

      Balancing Perspectives on Abortion

  • 21. 
    General Question: Does the author take a definite stand on abortion?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 22. 
    General Question: Does the author claim pro-choice and pro-life advocates are basically the same?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No