SAT Reading Test Quiz Questions And Answers

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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.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    The mood of the men in this passage is best described as: 
    • A. 

      Surly

    • B. 

      Resigned

    • C. 

      Contemplative

    • D. 

      Restless

    • E. 

      Ecstatic

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    The word ‘diaphanous,' used to describe the mist, means: 
    • A. 

      Almost transparent

    • B. 

      Fragile

    • C. 

      Suffocating

    • D. 

      Silent

  • 7. 
    _____ was Lake Condah's one of the attractions?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Stones

    • C. 

      Ships

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    Based on the passage, Portland is forty kilometers northeast of Lake Condah.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The huts vary in _____.
    • A. 

      Shape

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      Design

  • 10. 
    There is a picturization of the sun in the passage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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