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Are you ready for this SAT Reading Test quiz? In this quiz, there will be questions that will be based on the paragraph that you will read. You will have to answer these questions correctly will test your paragraph reading and comprehension skills. This quiz will test as well as improve the skills that will help you in the future. Try to score at least 70 percent marks on this quiz.


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  • 1. 

    Based on the passage, answer questions 1-5 "There is a place forty kilometers northeast of Portland, Victoria, which makes for an unusual visit. It is Lake Condah. Here are to be found remains of aboriginal settlements: the circular stone bases of several hundred huts, rock-lined water channels, and stone tools chipped from rock not normally found in the area. One of the attractions of Lake Condah long ago was its fish, and the most startling evidence of aboriginal technology and engineering to be found there are the systems built to trap fish. Watercourses had been constructed by redirecting streams, building stone sides, and even scraping out new channels. At strategic spots, they piled rocks across the watercourses to create weirs and build funnels to channel eels and fish into conical baskets. This is an eel-fishing technique that has hardly changed to the present day. Besides some of the larger traps, there are the outlines of rectangular, stone-lined ponds, probably to hold fish and keep them fresh. On the bluffs overlooking the lake, stone circles are all that remains of ancient dwellings. Not all of the stones were quarried locally. The huts vary in size, but all have gaps for doorways located on the lee side, away from the prevailing wind. One theory is that the stone walls were only waist to shoulder high, with the top roofed by branches and possibly packed with mud. The site presents a picture of semi-settled people quite different from the stereotype of nomadic hunter-gatherers of the desert." The word 'stereotype,' as used in the above passage, means:

    • A.

      Distant culture

    • B.

      Opposite picture

    • C.

      Electronic print version

    • D.

      Standard view

    Correct Answer
    B. Opposite picture
    Explanation
    The word 'stereotype' in the passage refers to the standard view or commonly held belief about a certain group of people. In this context, it is used to contrast the image of the aboriginal people as nomadic hunter-gatherers in the desert with the evidence of their semi-settled lifestyle at Lake Condah. The passage suggests that the remains of aboriginal settlements at Lake Condah challenge the stereotypical perception of these people and provide an opposite picture of their culture.

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  • 2. 

    Lake Condah is seen as unusual, mainly because: 

    • A.

      It is so close to the main town.

    • B.

      There are remains of buildings still to be seen.

    • C.

      It reveals a society that was at least partly settled and had buildings and engineering skills.

    • D.

      There is evidence that some of the building stone was imported.

    Correct Answer
    D. There is evidence that some of the building stone was imported.
    Explanation
    Lake Condah is seen as unusual because there is evidence that some of the building stone was imported. This suggests that the society that inhabited the area had access to resources from outside their immediate surroundings, indicating a level of trade and connection with other communities. This is unusual because it implies a level of complexity and sophistication in their society, as well as the ability to organize and transport materials over long distances.

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  • 3. 

    _____ was Lake Condah's one of the attractions?

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Stones

    • C.

      Ships

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Fish
    Explanation
    Lake Condah's attraction was fish.

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  • 4. 

    Based on the passage, Portland is forty kilometers northeast of Lake Condah.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The passage does not provide any information about the location of Portland in relation to Lake Condah. Therefore, it cannot be determined whether Portland is forty kilometers northeast of Lake Condah or not.

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  • 5. 

    The huts vary in _____.

    • A.

      Shape

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      Size

    • D.

      Design

    Correct Answer
    C. Size
    Explanation
    The huts can differ from one another in terms of their size. This means that some huts may be larger or smaller than others, creating a variation in their dimensions.

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  • 6. 

    Based on the passage below, answer questions 6-10.   "Between us, there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns and even convictions. The Lawyer-the best of old fellows-had, because of his many years and many virtues, the only cushion on deck and was lying on the only rug. The Accountant had already brought out a box of dominoes and was toying architecturally with the bones. Marlow sat cross-legged right aft, leaning against the mizzen-mast. He had sunken cheeks, a yellow complexion, a straight back, an ascetic aspect, and, with his arms dropped, the palms of hands outwards, resembled an idol. The Director satisfied the anchor had good hold, made his way aft, and sat down amongst us. We exchanged a few words lazily. Afterward, there was silence on board the yacht. For some reason or other, we did not begin that game of dominoes. We felt meditative and fit for nothing but placid staring. The day was ending in a serenity of still and exquisite brilliance. The water shone pacifically; the sky, without a speck, was a benign immensity of unstained light; the very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric hung from the wooded rises inland, and draping the low shores in diaphanous folds. Only the gloom to the west, brooding over the upper reaches, became more somber every minute as if angered by the approach of the sun. And at last, in its curved and imperceptible fall, the sun sank low, and from glowing white changed to a dull red without rays and without heat, as if about to go out suddenly, stricken to death by the touch of that gloom brooding over a crowd of men."   From 'The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad   The narrator of this passage is telling his story from:

    • A.

      A wharf

    • B.

      The deck of a yacht

    • C.

      A high vantage point

    • D.

      The edge of the Essex marshes

    Correct Answer
    B. The deck of a yacht
    Explanation
    The passage describes the narrator and his companions sitting on the deck of a yacht. The narrator mentions that they are sitting together, exchanging words lazily, and feeling meditative. The passage also mentions the yacht's anchor and the mizzen-mast, indicating that they are on a boat. Therefore, the correct answer is that the narrator is telling his story from the deck of a yacht.

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  • 7. 

    The mood of the men in this passage is best described as: 

    • A.

      Surly

    • B.

      Resigned

    • C.

      Contemplative

    • D.

      Restless

    • E.

      Ecstatic

    Correct Answer
    C. Contemplative
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that the men are deep in thought and reflection, as they are described as "lost in their own world" and "staring out at the horizon." This indicates a contemplative mood, where they are likely pondering or considering something. The other options, such as surly, resigned, restless, and ecstatic, do not align with the description provided in the passage.

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  • 8. 

    From the passage, it is clear that the men: 

    • A.

      Do not get along

    • B.

      Show quite understanding.

    • C.

      Cannot be bothered with one another

    • D.

      Have just had a quarrel

    • E.

      Are worn out

    Correct Answer
    B. Show quite understanding.
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that the men "show quite understanding" because it implies that they have a level of empathy or sympathy towards each other. This is supported by the fact that they have just had a quarrel, which indicates that they may have had a disagreement or argument, but despite this, they still show understanding towards each other. This suggests that they are able to put aside their differences and show empathy or understanding towards one another.

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  • 9. 

    There is a picturization of the sun in the passage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The passage includes a description or representation of the sun.

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  • 10. 

    The word ‘diaphanous,' used to describe the mist, means: 

    • A.

      Almost transparent

    • B.

      Fragile

    • C.

      Suffocating

    • D.

      Silent

    Correct Answer
    A. Almost transparent
    Explanation
    The word 'diaphanous' is used to describe the mist, which suggests that the mist is almost transparent. The term 'diaphanous' implies that the mist allows light to pass through it, indicating a level of transparency. Therefore, the correct answer is "Almost transparent."

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