Z! Prep SAT Critical Reading And Writing Only Quiz For Tutors

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 108

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Z! Prep SAT Critical Reading And Writing Only Quiz For Tutors

This quiz is designed to measure a tutor's knowledge and familiarity with the Critical Reading and Writing content areas on the SAT. In order to be eligible to tutor SAT critical reading or writing students for Club Z!, prospective tutors must be able to successfully answer the following sample questions from the Z! Prep SAT Diagnostic test. Your local Area Director will determine the minimum threshold for correct answers. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    CRITICAL READING SECTION DIRECTIONS: Each Sentence below has one or two blanks. Each blank indicates  that a word has been omitted from the sentence. Beneath each sentence are five answer choices lettered A through E.  The correct answer is the word or pair of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the overall meaning of the sentence.
  • 2. 
  • 3. 
  • 4. 
    WRITING TEST DIRECTIONS:
  • 5. 
  • 6. 
  • 7. 
    The author of Passage 2 would most likely agree with which of the following statements?
    • A. 

      Music programs help students enjoy music but not learn to play an instrument

    • B. 

      Exposure to a variety of musical influences is the best way to inspire a love of music in children

    • C. 

      Small groups are more effective and enjoyable for children than individual lessons

    • D. 

      Learning to read music is not an important skill

    • E. 

      Children should not be introduced to formal music programs until later in life

  • 8. 
    In her__________presentation, the speaker left no aspect of the topic unaddressed.
    • A. 

      Fruitful

    • B. 

      Polemical

    • C. 

      Expansive

    • D. 

      Beneficial

    • E. 

      Intense

  • 9. 
    The Sherpas, acclimated to scaling the Himalayas in perilous conditions, were rightfully_________ when the expedition_________ them for their indispensable service.
    • A. 

      Fearful.. hailed

    • B. 

      Exhausted.. promoted

    • C. 

      Exuberant.. sanctified

    • D. 

      Prideful.. lauded

    • E. 

      Irritated.. derided

  • 10. 
    The Commonwealth's repeal of the historically staid Blue Laws___________ the state's commitment to___________.
    • A. 

      Aided.. philanthropy

    • B. 

      Abrogated.. piety

    • C. 

      Subjugated.. mercantilism

    • D. 

      Heralded.. legality

  • 11. 
    The encounter between Bush and the scientists (lines 4-8) suggests that:
    • A. 

      Bush's inventions were not particularly valued by scientists

    • B. 

      The scientific community's demand upon Bush were too high

    • C. 

      Bush could not generate multiple solutions to a problem

    • D. 

      Bush’s ingenuity with science and inventing was not evident in his daily interactions

    • E. 

      Scientists who worked with Bush found his research lacking

  • 12. 
    The author describes Bush's solitary childhood primarily in order to
    • A. 

      Rationalize why Bush could not make his inventions profitable

    • B. 

      Explain the foundation of Bush's inventiveness and versatility

    • C. 

      Exemplify Bush’s lugubrious experimental practices

    • D. 

      Suggest that Bush was a misanthrope

    • E. 

      Mention the importance of Bush’s childhood laboratory

  • 13. 
    Passage 1 and Passage 2 differ in their investigation of preschool intervention in that Passage 1
    • A. 

      Discusses programs that choose not to include music while Passage 2 is dismissive of those that do not

    • B. 

      Contends that there are some unanswered questions about preschool intervention while Passage 2 indicates that "best practices" are well documented

    • C. 

      Is based on research data whereas Passage 2 utilizes only interview and anecdotal analysis

    • D. 

      Gives an overview of the recent research relating to preschool programs, whereas Passage 2 describes a specific instance

    • E. 

      Concentrates on one specific type of intervention while Passage 2 gives an overall impression

  • 14. 
    American Poet Nathalia Crane, who as a child attracted attention in the 1920s for her lyric poetry, first published The Janitor's Boy in 1924, and she was not yet eleven then.
    • A. 

      And she was not yet eleven then

    • B. 

      Having not reached the age of eleven then

    • C. 

      When she was not yet eleven

    • D. 

      And not yet eleven then

    • E. 

      Not yet eleven at the time

  • 15. 
    When planning to start a running regimen, one should first consult a doctor, coach, or team member, and the choice of a running shoe should be carefully considered.
    • A. 

      And the choice of a running shoe should be carefully considered

    • B. 

      Yet one needs to carefully choose one's shoes

    • C. 

      And choose a running shoe carefully

    • D. 

      And one should choose a careful running shoe

    • E. 

      Because one's shoes need to be considered carefully

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 18. 
    What should be done with Sentence 6?
    • A. 

      Replace "likewise" with "for example"

    • B. 

      Replace "likewise" with "on the other hand"

    • C. 

      Delete "likewise"

    • D. 

      Replace "likewise" with "while sometimes useful,"

    • E. 

      Delete the whole sentence

  • 19. 
    Which of the following combines sentences 11 & 12 (reproduced below) most effectively?  Some viewers think there should be no ads. Others saying there are just enough.
    • A. 

      Some viewers think there should be no ads and others have said there are just enough.

    • B. 

      Some viewers think there should be no ads, others have said there are just enough.

    • C. 

      Some viewers think there should be no ads; others think there are just enough

    • D. 

      Some think there should be no ads, others have said just enough.

    • E. 

      Some think ads should be eliminated; others say there are enough.

  • 20. 
    Which statement about preschool programs, if true would validate the author's claim, in passage 1, that "research suggests a cumulative effect" (line 14)?
    • A. 

      Children who attend preschool do better socially and academically and are more likely to be financially stable as adults

    • B. 

      Increased academic success is correlated with lower rates of welfare dependency

    • C. 

      Further studies of preschool programs indicate that they are designed to fit the needs of the children they serve

    • D. 

      Some impoverished children who attended preschools were also poor as adults

    • E. 

      In a few instances, participation in preschool programs was not shown to decrease the need for grade repetition and special education

  • 21. 
    In passage 2, the word "catalyst" in line 2 most closely means
    • A. 

      Vehicle

    • B. 

      Supplementary material

    • C. 

      Chemical-like effect

    • D. 

      Program

    • E. 

      Change agent

Related Topics
Back to Top Back to top