SAT Grammar Practice Test: Vocab Word Choice 2

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1. Although the world traveler had seen many impressive sights, she could not decide whether the stone ruins of Machu Picchu were more confounding then the colossal Great Pyramid at Giza.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. confounding than
  • C. astonishing then
  • D. astonishing than

2. To demolish the volume of human trafficking across the border, the government implemented new security measures, but this did not complete eliminate the problem.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. knock down
  • C. diminish
  • D. raze

3. The warring tribes competed for land and resources throughout history, but neither tribe was ever able to completely conquer the small island.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. defeat
  • C. trounce
  • D. overcome

4. When restoring a vintage car or motorcycle, it is wise to proceed carefully and slowly to avoid breaking the original parts that can no longer be superseded.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. replaced
  • C. returned
  • D. swapped

5. Generally stopping short of outright blackmail or violence, the mobster was famous for publicly making veiled threats towards witnesses who planned to testify against him.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. secretive
  • C. concealed
  • D. hidden

6. When babysitting an infant, a sitter must be frugal with the needs of the child, especially the need for food, security, and sleep.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. shrewd about
  • C. attentive to
  • D. thrifty with

7. The bank robbers are still at large, but the police are carefully tracking there whereabouts.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. they're
  • C. their
  • D. its

8. Groups of elite actors working on a film together must control their egos to prevent fights from breaking out among prima donnas.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. characters
  • C. self-images
  • D. roles

9. Ever since I accidentally offended my boss in the staff meeting yesterday, he has been treating me in a freezing manner and ignoring all of my attempts to apologize.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. frigid
  • C. subzero
  • D. rigid