SAT Reading Quizzes & Trivia

The SAT reading test is one of the cornerstones of our modern education system, ensuring that young scholars possess the basic skills that will enable them to become a success in their later life. A good reading ability is a great confidence booster, and is essential to reach the top in just about any profession. If you teach the SAT reading syllabus, or if a loved one is currently about to take their SAT tests, then see how well you score in our SAT reading quizzes.

These quizzes are just for fun, of course, but you'll be asked typical questions that would come up on a SAT reading test. Comprehension is a major part of the tests, and our quizzes, so you'll be able to see how well you or a loved one truly understand what you're reading. Good luck, and let the quizzes commence.

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. So, let's try out this...

Questions: 22  |  Attempts: 91258   |  Last updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Sample Question
    The ____________ student came running down the hallway, once again late for class.

SAT Reading Quiz: This 14-question quiz is modelled off of the reading comprehension section of the SAT Critical Reading exam and contains questions that can be answered by thoroughly reading the passage. Also, see the "Free...

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 12712   |  Last updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Sample Question
    In line 1, "observing" most nearly means:

This is a short, 10-question quiz modeled on the SAT Reasoning: Reading Comprehension test section.

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 6339   |  Last updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Sample Question
    What is the purpose of the comparison between "castles" and the great wall of China on lines 2-3?

SAT Reading Questions & Answers

What does monolithic mean?
1. MonolithicThe word single is what is important here - since Lenin believed in a single party to rule all, people thought that socialism was one unit, or monolithic.
What is a prevaricator?
1. Prevaricator ... deceptionsA prevaricator is one who lies, and a deception is a form of a lie.
Who invented calculus, Newton or Leibniz (and why)?
1. IndependentlyBecause Netwon and Leibniz were so far away, it is unlikely that they could have cooperated and thus discovered the calculus independently.
How does Darwin apparently regard Dr. Smith as?
Social Darwinism implies survival of the fittest, an application of Darwin’s natural selection law into society. Adam Smith's ideas influenced Darwin. Darwin places heavy reliance on Dr. Smith's observations. The link between Adam Smith's invi