Act 101 Part 1 Quiz For Directors

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• 1.

The ACT is used by some schools as a basis to award scholarships.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The ACT is a standardized test that is commonly used by colleges and universities as part of their admissions process. However, some schools also use the ACT scores as a basis to award scholarships. By using the ACT scores, schools can identify high-performing students who may be eligible for financial assistance to support their education. This allows schools to attract and reward talented students who have demonstrated academic excellence on the ACT. Therefore, the statement that the ACT is used by some schools as a basis to award scholarships is true.

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• 2.

What time of year do most Juniors take the ACT?

• A.

Fall

• B.

Winter

• C.

Spring

• D.

Summer

C. Spring
Explanation
Most Juniors take the ACT in the spring because it is the most common time for high school students to take standardized tests like the ACT. Spring is typically when students have completed the necessary coursework and are prepared to take the exam. Additionally, many colleges and universities require ACT scores for admissions, and the spring administration allows students to have their scores ready in time for college applications.

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• 3.

How many times is the ACT given each year?

• A.

2

• B.

4

• C.

6

• D.

8

C. 6
Explanation
The ACT is given 6 times each year.

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• 4.

If a student is not 100% certain they know the answer to a question on the ACT, they should:

• A.

Guess

• B.

Leave it blank because a wrong answer will hurt his/her score

• C.

• D.

Fake a seizure and ask to take the test at a later date

A. Guess
Explanation
When a student is not 100% certain about the answer to a question on the ACT, the suggested approach is to guess. Leaving the question blank would result in no points gained or lost, so it is better to take a chance and guess. Asking a friend for the correct answer is not allowed as it would be considered cheating. Faking a seizure to postpone the test is unethical and not a viable solution. Therefore, guessing is the most appropriate option in this situation.

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• 5.

What would a student’s composite score be if they had the following individual test scores on the ACT: English-20, Math-20, Reading-21, Science-21?

• A.

20

• B.

20.5

• C.

21

• D.

82

C. 21
Explanation
The student's composite score would be 21, which is the average of their individual test scores on the ACT.

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• 6.

If a student scored a 18 composite on the ACT, how would their score compare to the national average?

• A.

Below average

• B.

Average

• C.

Above average

• D.

Well above average

A. Below average
Explanation
A composite score of 18 on the ACT would be considered below average compared to the national average. The national average composite score on the ACT is around 20. Therefore, a score of 18 would indicate that the student performed slightly lower than the average student nationwide.

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• 7.

What is the first section of the ACT test?

• A.

Writing

• B.

Math

• C.

English

• D.

Science

• E.

C. English
Explanation
The first section of the ACT test is English. This section assesses the student's knowledge of grammar, usage, and rhetoric skills. It includes multiple-choice questions that test the student's ability to identify errors in sentences, improve sentence structure, and understand the organization and style of written passages. The English section is designed to measure the student's proficiency in written communication and their ability to effectively convey ideas.

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• 8.

How many questions does the English section have?

• A.

30

• B.

45

• C.

75

• D.

100

C. 75
Explanation
The English section has 75 questions.

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• 9.

If a student wanted to improve his/her English score by 2 points, how many more questions must he/she answer correct on this section to accomplish this?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

4

• D.

5

D. 5
Explanation
To improve the English score by 2 points, the student must answer 5 more questions correctly on this section.

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• 10.

What is the national average score for the math test on the ACT?

• A.

19

• B.

20

• C.

21

• D.

22

C. 21
Explanation
The national average score for the math test on the ACT is 21.

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• 11.

The math section of the ACT requires students to answer 60 math questions in 60 minutes

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because the math section of the ACT indeed requires students to answer 60 math questions in 60 minutes. This means that students have an average of 1 minute to solve each question. This time constraint puts pressure on students to work efficiently and quickly, as they need to read and understand each question, perform the necessary calculations, and select the correct answer within the given time limit. It is important for students to practice time management strategies and have a solid understanding of math concepts to successfully complete this section.

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• 12.

The level of difficulty increases with each question on the math section.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The explanation for the given correct answer is that the statement is stating a fact about the math section. It is saying that the level of difficulty increases with each question, which implies that the questions become progressively harder as you move through the math section. This is a common approach in standardized tests, where the questions are designed to challenge the test-taker and assess their knowledge and problem-solving skills. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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• 13.

You should only guess on the math section when you...

• A.

Have eliminated at least two wrong answers

• B.

When you can’t figure out the correct answer to the problem

• C.

When you are running out of time to complete all of the questions

• D.

All of the above – there is no penalty for guessing on ACT

D. All of the above – there is no penalty for guessing on ACT
Explanation
The correct answer is "All of the above – there is no penalty for guessing on ACT." This means that you should guess on the math section when you have eliminated at least two wrong answers, when you can't figure out the correct answer, or when you are running out of time to complete all of the questions. There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT, so it is beneficial to guess if you are unsure of the answer.

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• 14.

If a student wanted to improve his/her math score by 2 points, how many more questions must he/she answer correctly on the section to accomplish this?

• A.

2

• B.

4

• C.

6

• D.

8

B. 4
Explanation
To improve the math score by 2 points, the student needs to answer 4 more questions correctly on the section. This is because each correct answer contributes to a point increase of 0.5, so 2 points can be achieved by answering 4 additional questions correctly.

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• 15.

It is common for students to give away valuable points on the math section when answering the Pre-Algebra questions because many haven’t seen the material in high school.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Many students struggle with Pre-Algebra questions on the math section because they may not have been exposed to this material in high school. This lack of familiarity with the content can lead to mistakes and the loss of valuable points. Therefore, it is common for students to give away valuable points on the math section when answering Pre-Algebra questions.

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• 16.

Which of the following math topics is NOT tested on the math ACT test?

• A.

Pre-Algebra

• B.

Algebra

• C.

Geometry

• D.

Trigonometry

• E.

Calculus

E. Calculus
Explanation
The math ACT test does not include questions on Calculus. The test primarily focuses on topics such as Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. Calculus is a more advanced math topic that is typically covered in higher-level courses and is not included in the content of the math ACT test.

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• 17.

A good strategy for the math test on the ACT is to take your time on the Easy to Moderate difficulty questions, making sure you get those correct before moving onto the Difficult questions, when and if you have time.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The explanation for the given answer is that it is a good strategy to prioritize the easier and moderate difficulty questions on the math test of the ACT. By taking your time and ensuring that you answer these questions correctly, you can build up your confidence and accumulate points. Once you have completed these questions, you can then move on to the more difficult ones, if you have time remaining. This approach maximizes your chances of getting a higher score on the test.

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• 18.

How many questions are there on the Reading section of the ACT?

• A.

20

• B.

30

• C.

40

• D.

50

C. 40
Explanation
The correct answer is 40. The Reading section of the ACT consists of 40 questions. It is important for test-takers to manage their time effectively in order to answer all the questions within the given time limit.

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• 19.

If a student wanted to improve his/her Reading score by 1 point, how many more questions must the student answer correctly on this section to accomplish this?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

A. 1
Explanation
To improve the Reading score by 1 point, the student needs to answer one more question correctly.

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• 20.

Most students have a difficult time finishing the Reading section of the ACT.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Many students struggle to complete the Reading section of the ACT within the allocated time. This can be due to the lengthy passages and the need to carefully analyze and comprehend the information presented. Additionally, the questions may require critical thinking and inference skills, which can further slow down the reading process. As a result, it is common for students to find it challenging to finish this section within the given time limit.

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• 21.

What strategy or skill does Club Z! NOT teach for the Reading section?

• A.

Skimming

• B.

Underlining

• C.

Improving speed

• D.

Cheating

D. Cheating
Explanation
Club Z! does not teach cheating for the Reading section. Cheating is an unethical practice that involves dishonesty and goes against the principles of education. Club Z! focuses on teaching legitimate strategies and skills such as skimming, underlining, and improving speed to help students improve their reading abilities. Cheating is not a valid strategy or skill that can be taught and is not supported by Club Z!

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• 22.

What is the last multiple choice section of the ACT?

• A.

English

• B.

• C.

Writing

• D.

Math

• E.

Science

E. Science
Explanation
The last multiple choice section of the ACT is the Science section. This section tests the student's ability to interpret and analyze scientific information, as well as their critical thinking skills. It includes passages and graphs related to various scientific topics, and students are required to answer questions based on the given information. The Science section is designed to assess the student's understanding of scientific concepts and their ability to apply them in real-world scenarios.

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• 23.

Most students struggle with the Science section because:

• A.

They don’t have a science background.

• B.

The questions are very difficult.

• C.

They can’t use a calculator.

• D.

They are just so tired and this is the last multiple choice section of the test.

D. They are just so tired and this is the last multiple choice section of the test.
Explanation
The given answer suggests that the reason most students struggle with the Science section is because they are tired and this section is the last multiple choice section of the test. This implies that their exhaustion and mental fatigue may affect their performance and ability to focus on the questions effectively.

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• 24.

What is the national average score on the Writing section of the ACT?

• A.

5

• B.

7

• C.

10

• D.

12

B. 7
Explanation
The national average score on the Writing section of the ACT is 7. This means that, on average, test takers across the country score a 7 on this section of the exam.

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• 25.

The ACT is an endurance test. Most students have a difficult time completing the test in the time allotted.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement suggests that the ACT is a challenging test that requires students to work quickly in order to complete all of the questions within the given time limit. This implies that many students struggle to finish the test in the allotted time, indicating that it is indeed an endurance test. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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