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  • 1. 

           What subject matter is not found on the SAT? 

    • A.

      Science

    • B.

      Reading

    • C.

      Math

    • D.

      Writing

    Correct Answer
    A. Science
    Explanation
    The SAT does not include a science section. The test primarily focuses on reading, math, and writing skills. The absence of a science section on the SAT means that students are not tested on their knowledge of scientific concepts or their ability to interpret scientific data. Instead, the test assesses their critical reading and reasoning skills, mathematical problem-solving abilities, and writing proficiency.

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  • 2. 

    The SAT is used by colleges and Universities as a scholarship and financial aid tool.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The SAT is indeed used by colleges and universities as a scholarship and financial aid tool. Many institutions consider SAT scores when awarding scholarships and determining financial aid packages for students. The test results help colleges assess a student's academic abilities and potential, which can influence the amount of financial assistance they receive. Therefore, it is true that the SAT is used in this manner.

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  • 3. 

    The SAT score is made up of three 800 point sections.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The SAT score is indeed made up of three 800 point sections. Each section, namely Reading, Writing and Language, and Math, is scored on a scale of 200 to 800. Therefore, the total SAT score can range from 400 to 1600, with each section contributing a maximum of 800 points.

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  • 4. 

    The SAT is designed to reward Random Guessing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The SAT is designed to reward Random Guessing" is false. The SAT is designed to assess a student's knowledge and skills in various subjects. It tests critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and comprehension skills. Random guessing is not encouraged or rewarded on the SAT. Instead, students are encouraged to use their knowledge and reasoning skills to select the most appropriate answer choice.

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  • 5. 

          How many points are deducted for leaving a question blank on the answer sheet?      

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1/4

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    D. 0
    Explanation
    Leaving a question blank on the answer sheet does not result in any points being deducted. This means that there is no penalty for not answering a question.

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  • 6. 

    How many points are deducted for choosing a wrong answer on the SAT?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      1/4

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      1/2

    Correct Answer
    B. 1/4
    Explanation
    On the SAT, 1/4 of a point is deducted for choosing a wrong answer. This penalty is known as the "guessing penalty" and it is meant to discourage random guessing. The SAT uses a scoring system where students earn points for correct answers, but lose a fraction of a point for incorrect answers. This encourages students to only answer questions they are reasonably confident about, rather than guessing randomly. Therefore, the correct answer is 1/4.

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  • 7. 

          A critical reading score of 400 is considered:   

    • A.

      Below average

    • B.

      Average

    • C.

      Above average

    • D.

      Top 10% of all test takers

    Correct Answer
    A. Below average
    Explanation
    A critical reading score of 400 is considered below average. This means that the person's performance in critical reading is lower than the average score.

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  • 8. 

          A score of 600 on the Math section of SAT is considered: 

    • A.

      Below average

    • B.

      Average

    • C.

      Above average

    • D.

      Top 10% of all test takers

    Correct Answer
    C. Above average
    Explanation
    A score of 600 on the Math section of SAT is considered above average because it is higher than the average score. This means that the person who scored 600 performed better than the majority of test takers who took the Math section of the SAT.

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  • 9. 

    A score of 2050 on the SAT means that the student is in the top 10% of all test takers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A score of 2050 on the SAT is considered to be in the top 10% of all test takers because it is a high score. The SAT is a standardized test taken by a large number of students, and a score of 2050 indicates that the student performed better than 90% of all test takers.

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  • 10. 

    Questions generally get easier in difficulty as you work through a section of the test.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that questions generally become easier as one progresses through a section of the test. The correct answer is "False" because this statement is not always true. The difficulty level of questions can vary throughout a test section. Some questions may start off easy and gradually become more difficult, while others may have a mix of easy and difficult questions throughout. Therefore, it cannot be generalized that questions always get easier in difficulty as one works through a section of the test.

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  • 11. 

    The obvious answer choice is always the correct choice on the SAT.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The obvious answer choice is always the correct choice on the SAT" is false. The SAT is designed to test critical thinking and problem-solving skills, so the correct answer may not always be the most obvious one. The test often includes answer choices that are designed to be tempting but ultimately incorrect. Therefore, it is important for test-takers to carefully analyze each question and consider all possible answer choices before selecting the correct one.

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  • 12. 

    If you can eliminate at least one wrong answer choice then educated guessing can be a good strategy for the SAT.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Educated guessing can be a good strategy for the SAT if at least one wrong answer choice can be eliminated. This means that even if a student is unsure of the correct answer, they can make an educated guess by eliminating options that they know are incorrect. By narrowing down the choices, the student increases their chances of selecting the correct answer. Therefore, the statement "If you can eliminate at least one wrong answer choice then educated guessing can be a good strategy for the SAT" is true.

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  • 13. 

          If a student can get 5 more questions correct on the Critical Reading Section their score generally increases:

    • A.

      10-20 points

    • B.

      40-50 points

    • C.

      75-100 points

    • D.

      150-200 points

    Correct Answer
    B. 40-50 points
    Explanation
    If a student can get 5 more questions correct on the Critical Reading Section, their score generally increases by 40-50 points. This suggests that each correct question is worth approximately 8-10 points.

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  • 14. 

    The key to scoring high on SAT Writing multiple choice is the ability to listen for errors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the ability to listen for errors is indeed the key to scoring high on SAT Writing multiple choice questions. This means that being able to identify and correct grammatical, punctuation, and stylistic errors is crucial for achieving a high score in this section of the SAT exam. By carefully listening to the sentences and passages provided, test takers can identify errors and choose the correct answer accordingly.

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  • 15. 

    A longer essay usually results in a higher score on the SAT.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the length of an essay does not determine its score on the SAT. The SAT scoring system evaluates the quality of the content, organization, and coherence of the essay, rather than its length. A well-written and concise essay can receive a high score, while a lengthy essay lacking substance may receive a lower score. Therefore, the length of an essay does not necessarily correlate with a higher score on the SAT.

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  • 16. 

    Each SAT exam includes an extra 25-minute critical reading, mathematics or writing multiple-choice section that doesn’t count toward the score.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Each SAT exam includes an extra 25-minute multiple-choice section that does not count towards the overall score. This section can be either critical reading, mathematics, or writing. This means that regardless of the subject, students will have an additional 25 minutes to answer questions without it affecting their final score.

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  • 17. 

    The SAT subject tests (or SAT II tests as they are commonly referred to)  are only given on three subjects, critical reading, Math and Writing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the SAT subject tests are not limited to only three subjects. In addition to critical reading, math, and writing, there are numerous other subject tests available such as biology, chemistry, physics, foreign languages, history, and more. Therefore, the SAT subject tests cover a wide range of subjects beyond just those three mentioned.

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  • 18. 

    All Ivy league schools require students to take and submit at least two subject tests for admission.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because all Ivy League schools have a requirement for students to take and submit at least two subject tests for admission. This is a common requirement among these prestigious universities, and it helps them assess the academic abilities and knowledge of applicants in specific subjects. These subject tests provide a standardized measure of a student's proficiency and readiness for college-level coursework, allowing the admissions committees to make informed decisions about admissions.

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  • 19. 

          What math do you not need to know for the SAT?  

    • A.

      Calculus

    • B.

      Basic Arithmetic

    • C.

      Algebra

    • D.

      Geometry

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Calculus
    Explanation
    Calculus is not needed for the SAT. The SAT primarily tests knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. While calculus is a more advanced branch of mathematics, it is not included in the content covered on the SAT. Therefore, calculus is not necessary to know for the SAT.

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