New PSAT Sampler Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Use the following paragraph to answer the question: What organizational method is used in the passage? In most cases little birds lay little eggs. The kiwi is an astonishing exception to this rule--it is a smallish bird that lays a big egg. The kiwi, a flightless bird found in New Zealand, weighs about four pounds, and its egg weighs, believe it or not, about one pound. That is one-fourth of the birdʹs body weight! If an ostrich laid an egg that was in the same proportion to the ostrich as the kiwi egg is to the kiwi, an ostrich egg would weigh a whopping seventy-five pounds instead of the usual three pounds.
    • A. 

      Cause/effect

    • B. 

      Description

    • C. 

      Comparison/contrast

    • D. 

      Chronological

  • 2. 
    Use the following paragraph to answer the question: What is the main subject of the passage? Huge beasts such as the dinosaur have never really become extinct. Mothra, a giant caterpillar who later becomes a moth, destroys Tokyo, and stars in the 1962 Japanese film named for him. Mothra is born, dies, and reborn regularly on classic movie channels. In Japan Mothra is one of the most popular films ever made. Mothra has survived the creation of more current scary creatures such as giant apes, extraterrestrial beings and swamp creatures. More than 30 years after his creation, Mothra still lives. 
    • A. 

      The difficulty of marketing good horror movies

    • B. 

      The reasons that fads do not endure

    • C. 

      Old models for creatures are still used because making new monsters is expensive

    • D. 

      The lasting appeal of Mothra

  • 3. 
    What is x equal to in the following equation?x^2+2x-63
    • A. 

      -9 and 7

    • B. 

      9 and -7

    • C. 

      -7 and 8

    • D. 

      7 and -8

  • 4. 
    If Catherine can solve 9 puzzles in 12 minutes, how many puzzles can she solve in 4 hours and 36 minutes?
    • A. 

      184

    • B. 

      198

    • C. 

      207

    • D. 

      217

  • 5. 
    According to the following passage, what is a subtle body?Astral projection is synonymous with OBE -- that is, out-of-body experience. The person who experiences this phenomenon leaves his or her physical body and enters what is called a subtle body, a kind of semi-transparent double that may be either clothed or naked. In the astral form, OBE travelers can roam about the earth or even visit non-earthly realms, passing through objects and moving at the speed of thought.
    • A. 

      The guide that shows the astral traveler other realms, earthly and non-earthly.

    • B. 

      The illusion of a semi-transparent double that makes astral travel possible.

    • C. 

      An exit in the physical body through which the soul of the astral traveler can escape.

    • D. 

      The form in which the astral traveler makes his or her way to other places, earthly and non-earthly.

  • 6. 
    The area of the circle is 625π. Find the diameter.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      12.5

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