SAT Grammar Practice Test: Parallelism & Comparison 2

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1. Having read many of both authors' novels, I prefer those of Ernest Hemingway to Victor Hugo.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. those of Victor Hugo
  • C. Victor Hugo's writing
  • D. what Victor Hugo wrote

2. Teeth-grinding, fidgeting, and excessive energy are a few negative side effects of overconsumption of energy drinks.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. to have excess energy
  • C. to be overly-energetic
  • D. more than enough energy

3. Hibernation, the act of resting and conserving energy when food is scarce, is a behavior more common to bears than most other mammals.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. more like bears than
  • C. more common to bears than to
  • D. more common to bears than to the behavior of

4. There are many famous architects who began as furniture designers, interior decorators, or worked in construction.worked in construction.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. in construction.
  • C. construction workers.
  • D. who worked in construction.

5. Human infants, unlike the young of other species, are born without yet knowing the basic instincts that are necessary for their survival.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. with
  • C. that of
  • D. [DELETE the underlined portion]

6. The length of this completed essay, almost eighteen pages long, is far more impressive than that poorly-researched rough draft.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. a
  • C. this
  • D. the length of that

7. For our feature on your achievements, would you like to be interviewed online, in the newspaper, or captured on video?

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. on video
  • C. a video interview
  • D. interviewed on video

8. Strict vegans monitor more than just their eating habits; they refuse to use any animal products for clothing or to decorate.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. decoration
  • C. decorate with them
  • D. use them for decoration

9. More citizens of New York City (with its affordable subway network) utilize public transportation than those of any other city.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. any
  • C. that of any
  • D. the public transportation of any

10. One minor tragedy of life is that you must choose to follow only a single path rather than going down all possible roads.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. down
  • C. go down
  • D. following down

11. If you are planning a solo wilderness adventure, some important necessities are a compass, a map, a supply of water, and to tell people where you are going.a compass, a map, a supply of water, and to tell people where you are going.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. a compass, a map, water, and to tell people where you are going.
  • C. having: a compass, a map, a supply of water, and telling people where you are going.
  • D. to tell people where you are going and to bring a compass, a map, and a supply of water.

12. The newest models of seismographs, which are scientific devices designed to measure the movements of tectonic plates, are now more sophisticated than previous eras.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. it used to be
  • C. eras once were
  • D. the seismographs of previous eras

13. Ear-piercing has many social functions; it not only is a sign of rebellion, but also is an indicator of fashion sense or demonstrates belonging.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. belonging
  • C. demonstrated belonging
  • D. to demonstrate belonging

14. The nighthawk is a bird that eats primarily insects, much like the diet of many other birds around the world.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. as do many other birds around the world
  • C. much like the diet of many other birds around the world
  • D. much like what many other birds around the world eat