SAT Reading: Sentence Completion

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Sentence Completion Quizzes & Trivia

This is a brief 25-question quiz based on the kinds of questions typically asked in the SAT Critical Reading: Sentence Completion section. Most of these questions involve testing on your vocabulary.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ____________ student came running down the hallway, once again late for class.
    • A. 

      Delinquent

    • B. 

      Loquacious

    • C. 

      Perfunctory

    • D. 

      Blase

    • E. 

      Erudite

  • 2. 
    Many people questioned if Franklin D. Roosevelt's ___________ policies would truly be able to put more money in the pockets of the average American.
    • A. 

      Corrosive

    • B. 

      Punitive

    • C. 

      Pedantic

    • D. 

      Coronary

    • E. 

      Economic

  • 3. 
    His pale ____________ made some wonder if he was actually ill.
    • A. 

      Complexion

    • B. 

      Astute

    • C. 

      Relevancy

    • D. 

      Ego

    • E. 

      Ethic

  • 4. 
    Due to his father's _____________, the boy was in a ____________ mood.
    • A. 

  • 5. 
    I enjoy ______________ on life in my spare time; after all, who doesn't need some occasional introspection?
    • A. 

      Collecting

    • B. 

      Modifying

    • C. 

      Reflecting

    • D. 

      Menacing

    • E. 

      Penalizing

  • 6. 
    Many today consider the Gothic style to be quite _____________; however, most Renaissance-era scholars found Gothic work ____________.
    • A. 

      Boring ... aesthetic

    • B. 

      Interesting ... mundane

    • C. 

      Talented ... voracious

    • D. 

      Periodic ... reflexive

    • E. 

      Intriguing ... parasitic

  • 7. 
    Although the electron is ______________ smaller than the proton, both particles carry equal and opposite charges.
    • A. 

      Negligibly

    • B. 

      Considerably

    • C. 

      Vociferously

    • D. 

      Laconically

    • E. 

      Melodically

  • 8. 
    Pablo was a political ____________ and therefore had difficulty adapting to the public life.
    • A. 

      Expert

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Menace

    • D. 

      Novice

    • E. 

      Thief

  • 9. 
    Despite the attacks of her coworkers, Linda never _______________ the bad feelings and instead kept her agression inside.
    • A. 

      Disposed

    • B. 

      Maligned

    • C. 

      Predated

    • D. 

      Mortified

    • E. 

      Reciprocated

  • 10. 
    The careful ___________ prepared the herbal, medicinal concoction.
    • A. 

      Apothecary

    • B. 

      Politician

    • C. 

      Physicist

    • D. 

      Priest

    • E. 

      Recruiter

  • 11. 
    Few could have _______________ the ________________ results of our season; we won seven games and lost only two.
    • A. 

      Meditated ... presumptuous

    • B. 

      Appropriated ... lackluster

    • C. 

      Defined ... evasive

    • D. 

      Identified ... elastic

    • E. 

      Predicted ... stellar

  • 12. 
    Newton and Leibniz are said to have ____________ discovered the calculus; this is likely because the two were seperated by many miles.
    • A. 

      Coercively

    • B. 

      Prudently

    • C. 

      Judiciously

    • D. 

      Independently

    • E. 

      Cooperatively

  • 13. 
    We did not initially recognize that he was a ______________, but we soon became aware of his ________________.
    • A. 

      Prevaricator ... deceptions

    • B. 

      Emulsificator ... denials

    • C. 

      Stooge ... lies

    • D. 

      Impersonator ... condition

    • E. 

      Liar ... benevolence

  • 14. 
    Sometimes, it is better to __________ one's glee if it is the result of another person's loss.
    • A. 

      Express

    • B. 

      Contain

    • C. 

      Demonstrate

    • D. 

      Destroy

    • E. 

      Implicate

  • 15. 
    Regardless of your ___________ on the ethical basis of stem-cell research, you must admit that it holds considerable scientific value.
    • A. 

      Inclusiveness

    • B. 

      Prowess

    • C. 

      Opinion

    • D. 

      Veracity

    • E. 

      Cowl

  • 16. 
    Because of past abrasion with his superiors, some _____________ if he would be willing to _____________ at all.
    • A. 

  • 17. 
    Lenin believed that a single vanguard party had to lead worldwide socialism; consequently, many believed that world socialism was ____________ in nature.
    • A. 

      Despotic

    • B. 

      Monolithic

    • C. 

      Boorish

    • D. 

      Mistreated

    • E. 

      Inconsequential

  • 18. 
    Margaret Atwood has been ____________, even glorified, for her role role as a mover and shaker among feminists.
    • A. 

      Condemned

    • B. 

      Endorsed

    • C. 

      Lauded

    • D. 

      Deprecated

    • E. 

      Minute

  • 19. 
    The use of endnotes can _______________ the meaning of a paper and create difficulty for potential ______________.
    • A. 

      Obfuscate ... readers

    • B. 

      Challenge ... graders

    • C. 

      Reproach ... creditors

    • D. 

      Beseech ... belligerents

    • E. 

      Highlight ... critics

  • 20. 
    The Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, was a ____________ period in history in which few major wars were fought.
    • A. 

      Tranquil

    • B. 

      Subtle

    • C. 

      Doubtful

    • D. 

      Paradoxical

    • E. 

      Hyperbolic

  • 21. 
    The students would not ____________ the mandatory religious education class and continued to ____________ it with great contempt.
    • A. 

  • 22. 
    Rather than help to ____________ discourse, cable television debate programs often lead to undecipherable bickering.
    • A. 

      Impede

    • B. 

      Hasten

    • C. 

      Clarify

    • D. 

      Catalyze

    • E. 

      Perish

  • 23. 
    Most believed that his ____________ tirade was ____________ and not pre-meditated.
    • A. 

      Insignificant ... minute

    • B. 

      Impoverished ... controlled

    • C. 

      Meaningless ... expansive

    • D. 

      Bitter ... incidental

    • E. 

      Malicious ... planned

  • 24. 
    He may not create _____________, but he can provide consistent and solid performance.
    • A. 

      Apparations

    • B. 

      Occupations

    • C. 

      Califications

    • D. 

      Miracles

    • E. 

      Misinterpretations

  • 25. 
    His ____________ appearence made many feel comfortable in his moral judgments.
    • A. 

      Brittle

    • B. 

      Sagacious

    • C. 

      Prolific

    • D. 

      Repressive

    • E. 

      Destitute