SAT Grammar Practice Test 1

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1. Joseph Wharton, along with his many successful business ventures, has helped shape the history of American industry.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Wharton, including his many successful business ventures, have
  • C. Wharton, along with his many successful business ventures, have
  • D. Wharton and his many successful business ventures has

2. Project SCORE was the first communications satellite ever put into Earth's orbit, and it will be launched on December 18, 1958.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. it was launched
  • C. they were launched
  • D. it is launched

3. Despite the group's many musical successes, they are struggling to afford new instruments and gas money for the van.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. they struggle
  • C. it is struggling
  • D. he and she are struggling

4. An ocean mammal, such as the blue whale, behaves quite differently than mammals that live on land.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. behave quite differently
  • C. behaves quite different
  • D. has behaviors quite differently

5. The "desert rally," an endurance race by dune buggies across hostile terrain, that only the fiercest competitors qualify for.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. which only the fiercest competitors can qualify for.
  • C. and only the fiercest competitors qualify for it.
  • D. is a contest that only the fiercest competitors qualify for.

6. While it panted and strained at its leash, the dog's owner attempted to restrain the puppy when it saw a squirrel at the dog park.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The dog's owner attempted to restrain the puppy while it panted and strained at its leash
  • C. While it panted and strained at its leash, the puppy's owner attempted to restrain it
  • D. The dog's owner, while it panted and strained at its leash, attempted to restrain the puppy

7. The small house built in the field used the average building materials that were available in the region: wood, stone, brick, and glass.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. arbitrary
  • C. stereotypical
  • D. characteristic

8. Beethoven's music is known for being logical, yet emotive; challenging, yet occasionally simple; and unique, yet derived from previous styles.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. previous styles influenced it.
  • C. was derived from previous styles.
  • D. it was derived from previous styles.

9. The intrepid explorers of the wilderness discovered a new river, they also found a pair of mountains they named "Dipyramid."

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. river, found
  • C. river; they also find
  • D. river and found

10. Cyclone Althea devastated portions of northern Australia in December 1971; the strong winds ripped roofs off houses, hail damaged vehicles and windows, and it cost the Australian federal government close to a billion dollars in modern-day adjusted values.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. and they cost
  • C. and those cost
  • D. and the storm cost

11. There are several activities that I like to practice every day; motorcycling, running, and songwriting.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. every day: motorcycling,
  • C. every day, motorcycling,
  • D. every day. Motorcycling,

12. During his college interview, Jose was confused by several questions, including one about his favorite types of animals, and another that asked, "if you were a flavor of ice cream, what flavor would you be?"

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. confused at
  • C. confused with
  • D. confused for