SAT Section 8 - Group 5

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  • 1. 

    The Amazon River carries more water than the water carried in any of the world’s other rivers.    

    • A.

      The water carried in any of the world’s other rivers

    • B.

      The water elsewhere in the world’s rivers

    • C.

      Any other river in the world

    • D.

      All rivers in the world

    • E.

      Any of the world’s rivers elsewhere

    Correct Answer
    C. Any other river in the world
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "any other river in the world," suggests that the Amazon River carries more water than any of the other rivers in the world. This means that when compared to all the rivers in the world, the Amazon River has the highest volume of water flow.

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  • 2. 

    The owners of stadiums that bear the names of now bankrupt companies have a problem what to do about the names.    

    • A.

      What to do about the names

    • B.

      What they should do about the names

    • C.

      Deciding what to do about those names

    • D.

      To decide as to whether the names should stay

    • E.

      Should they change those names or not

    Correct Answer
    C. Deciding what to do about those names
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the owners of stadiums that bear the names of bankrupt companies are facing a problem and need to make a decision about what to do with those names. They are in the process of deciding or determining the appropriate course of action regarding the names.

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  • 3. 

    During the Fourth of July weekend in 1947, about six million people crowded onto the beach and into the amusements at Coney Island, “America’s Playground,” in Brooklyn, New York.

    • A.

      During the Fourth of July weekend in 1947,

    • B.

      It was the Fourth of July weekend in 1947 that

    • C.

      The Fourth of July weekend that occurred in 1947 was when

    • D.

      The Fourth of July weekend in 1947,

    • E.

      Occurring in 1947

    Correct Answer
    A. During the Fourth of July weekend in 1947,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "During the Fourth of July weekend in 1947" because it provides the specific timeframe in which the events described in the sentence took place.

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  • 4. 

    Because fiscal problems will force some cities to lay off firefighters, and so the state legislature must decide whether to provide those cities with financial aid.

    • A.

      Firefighters, and so

    • B.

      Firefighters is a matter

    • C.

      Firefighters,

    • D.

      Firefighters; then

    • E.

      Firefighters; this is a problem

    Correct Answer
    C. Firefighters,
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "firefighters." The explanation for this answer is not available.

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  • 5. 

    A recently published history of comic books reveal that Batman was begun as an experiment but became an institution.  

    • A.

      Recently published history of comic books reveal that Batman was begun as an experiment

    • B.

      Recently published history of comic books reveals that Batman began as an experiment

    • C.

      Recent published history of comic books revealed that Batman, who began as an experiment

    • D.

      History of comic books, recently published, revealing Batman first began as an experiment

    • E.

      History of comic books having been recently published, it reveals how Batman began as an experiment

    Correct Answer
    B. Recently published history of comic books reveals that Batman began as an experiment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "recently published history of comic books reveals that Batman began as an experiment." This answer accurately states that a recently published history of comic books reveals that Batman started as an experiment.

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  • 6. 

    A discovery in New Jersey actually contributed to the early economic development of America and, in 1714, a worker uncovered a green rock containing copper.

    • A.

      America and, in 1714, a worker uncovered

    • B.

      America when, in 1714, a worker uncovered

    • C.

      America, thus, in 1714, a worker uncovered

    • D.

      America, that being a worker in 1714 uncovering

    • E.

      America, it was in 1714 a worker uncovered

    Correct Answer
    B. America when, in 1714, a worker uncovered
    Explanation
    In 1714, a worker in America uncovered a green rock containing copper. This discovery in New Jersey contributed to the early economic development of America.

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  • 7. 

    Selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1990, over 719 hours in space were spent by Dr. Ellen Ochoa on three flights by 2001.

    • A.

      Over 719 hours in space were spent by Dr. Ellen Ochoa on three flights by 2001

    • B.

      By 2001, and on three flights, Dr. Ellen Ochoa spent over 719 hours in space

    • C.

      Three flights and 719 hours were spent by Dr. Ellen Ochoa in space by 2001

    • D.

      Dr. Ellen Ochoa, by 2001 spending over 719 hours in space on three flights

    • E.

      Dr. Ellen Ochoa had spent over 719 hours in space on three flights by 2001

    Correct Answer
    E. Dr. Ellen Ochoa had spent over 719 hours in space on three flights by 2001
    Explanation
    This answer correctly states that Dr. Ellen Ochoa had spent over 719 hours in space on three flights by 2001. It uses the past perfect tense "had spent" to indicate that the action of spending hours in space occurred before the specified time of 2001.

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  • 8. 

    The old maxim “Let the buyer beware” suggests that as a buyer we are responsible for inspecting merchandise for flaws before paying for it.

    • A.

      As a buyer we are responsible

    • B.

      As a buyer it is their responsibility

    • C.

      The buyer is the responsible one

    • D.

      Buyers are responsible

    • E.

      Buyers are to be the ones responsible

    Correct Answer
    D. Buyers are responsible
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that buyers have the responsibility to inspect merchandise for flaws before paying for it. This means that it is up to the buyers to ensure that they thoroughly examine the product and identify any potential issues or defects before making a purchase.

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  • 9. 

    The same analysts who once favored public-opinion polls now see them as hampering representative government.

    • A.

      The same analysts who once favored public opinion polls now see them

    • B.

      The same analysts which were once in favor of public-opinion polls now have come to see them

    • C.

      Public-opinion polls, once favored by analysts, but now seen by these same analysts

    • D.

      As for favoring public-opinion polls, the same analysts now see them

    • E.

      Analysts once were in favor of public-opinion polls, which these same analysts now see

    Correct Answer
    A. The same analysts who once favored public opinion polls now see them
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the analysts who used to support public opinion polls have changed their view and now see them as hindering representative government.

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  • 10. 

    Sante Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States, its adobe architecture, spectacular setting, and clear, radiant light have long made it a magnet for artists.

    • A.

      Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States, its

    • B.

      Santa Fe, which is one of the oldest cities in the United States, its

    • C.

      Santa Fe, which is one of the oldest cities in the United States, has

    • D.

      Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States; its

    • E.

      Santa Fe, one of the oldest cities in the United States, and its

    Correct Answer
    D. Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States; its
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States; its". This answer is correct because it accurately states that Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States and describes its unique qualities such as its adobe architecture, spectacular setting, and clear, radiant light that have attracted artists to the city.

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  • 11. 

    Dime novels, known in nineteenth-century England as “penny dreadfuls,” flourished because increased mechanization of printing and increased literacy rates made production of large numbers of these books profitable.

    • A.

      And increased literacy rates made

    • B.

      With increased literacy rates also made

    • C.

      And also literacy rates increase and made

    • D.

      As well as increased literacy rates, making

    • E.

      And literacy rates increased, making

    Correct Answer
    A. And increased literacy rates made
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the increased literacy rates played a significant role in the flourishing of dime novels. The combination of increased literacy rates and the mechanization of printing made it profitable to produce large numbers of these books. This implies that more people were able to read and therefore there was a higher demand for these novels, leading to their success.

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  • 12. 

    Frequently on tour, a band called the Chieftains revered internationally as spirited performers of traditional Irish music.

    • A.

      Revered internationally as spirited performers

    • B.

      Revered internationally and they are spirited performers

    • C.

      Is revered internationally for its spirited performances

    • D.

      Is revered internationally as giving spirited performances

    • E.

      Are revered internationally as being spirited performers

    Correct Answer
    C. Is revered internationally for its spirited performances
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is revered internationally for its spirited performances." This answer accurately describes the band, the Chieftains, as being internationally revered for their spirited performances of traditional Irish music. The phrase "for its spirited performances" highlights the reason for their international reverence.

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  • 13. 

    Psychologists advise that before making any major changes in your life, a person needs to focus on one’s goals.

    • A.

      Your life, a person needs to focus on one’s goals

    • B.

      Their life, a person needs to focus on their goals

    • C.

      Their lives, focus on the goals

    • D.

      One’s life, you should focus on your goals

    • E.

      Their lives, people should focus on their goals

    Correct Answer
    E. Their lives, people should focus on their goals
    Explanation
    Psychologists recommend that individuals should focus on their own goals before making any significant changes in their lives. This suggests that people should prioritize their personal aspirations and objectives in order to make informed decisions and achieve success in their endeavors.

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  • 14. 

    Some beaches are frequently contaminated by untreated sewage that flows into the ocean, which can last for several days.

    • A.

      Ocean, which can last for several days

    • B.

      Ocean that can last for several days

    • C.

      Ocean, it can last for several days

    • D.

      Ocean, while contamination can last several days

    • E.

      Ocean; the contamination can last for several days

    Correct Answer
    E. Ocean; the contamination can last for several days
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ocean; the contamination can last for several days". This answer correctly identifies that the contamination, not the ocean itself, can last for several days. It clarifies that the untreated sewage flowing into the ocean can cause contamination that persists for an extended period of time.

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