SAT Grammar Practice Test 5

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1. The Lotus 25 was a revolutionary design for a Formula One race car, and within a year of its debut, driver Jim Clark won the World Championship with it.

Which choice provides the most relevant and vivid sensory details to the previous sentence?

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. sped to a World Championship victory in the roar of its engine.
  • C. proved that its design was exceptional with a World Championship victory.
  • D. demonstrated its speed and power with a World Championship victory.

2. I prefer the way that Frank Gehry designs buildings to Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Frank Gehry's designs to
  • C. Frank Gehry to
  • D. Frank Gehry's designs more than

3. The trial lawyer found herself increasingly troubled by the number of convicted felons who had never admitted of their crimes, despite the evidence being strongly in favor of their guilt.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. admitted for
  • C. admitted to
  • D. admitted that

4. John was debating the finer merits of interplanetary exploration, but Sarah was rebutting his argument with excellent points about world hunger.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. John, debating the finer merits of interplanetary exploration, but Sarah was rebutting
  • C. John debated the finer merits of interplanetary exploration, Sarah rebutted
  • D. John was debating the finer merits of interplanetary exploration; but Sarah was rebutting

5. Her trainer and her, surprisingly, both preferred to practice in the pouring rain, and agreed that if one could ride a horse in a storm, one could ride a horse in any conditions.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Surprisingly, both her and her trainer
  • C. She and her trainer, surprisingly, both
  • D. Both her and her trainer, surprisingly,

6. [1] Just outside of the major metropolis of Chengdu, China, lies the world's foremost Giant Panda breeding facility. [2] The facility, founded in 1987 and known officially as the "Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding," is a non-profit research center and internationally- recognized tourism destination. [3] The research base spreads over dozens of acres and is home to over 80 pandas of all ages - from tiny newborn infants to rambunctious, playful adolescents to fully-grown giant bears who seem calm and contemplative as they munch bamboo shoots. [4] Here, the pandas are kept safe and happy in large enclosures that mimic their natural environments and provide plenty of space to climb, play, sleep, and eat. [5] Although the Giant Pandas are the main attraction, there is also a large pen dedicated to the fox-like Red Pandas. [6] Both Giant Pandas and Red Pandas are endangered after years of poaching, pollution, and habitat loss. [7] Thus, the Chengdu Panda Base is not only an extraordinarily interesting place for nature-lovers to visit, but also a crucial force in the battle to keep these magnificent animals from going extinct forever.

The author is considering deleting sentence 6. Should the author make this change?

  • A. Yes, because the sentence distracts from the primary topic of the paragraph.
  • B. Yes, because the negative tone of this sentence is not consistent with the rest of the paragraph.
  • C. No, because the sentence includes useful information that relates to the conclusion of the paragraph.
  • D. No, because the sentence provides a relevant example to the paragraph.

7. [1] Just outside of the major metropolis of Chengdu, China, lies the world's foremost Giant Panda breeding facility. [2] The facility, founded in 1987 and known officially as the "Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding," is a non-profit research center and internationally- recognized tourism destination. [3] The research base spreads over dozens of acres and is home to over 80 pandas of all ages - from tiny newborn infants to rambunctious, playful adolescents to fully-grown giant bears who seem calm and contemplative as they munch bamboo shoots. [4] Here, the pandas are kept safe and happy in large enclosures that mimic their natural environments and provide plenty of space to climb, play, sleep, and eat. [5] Although the Giant Pandas are the main attraction, there is also a large pen dedicated to the fox-like Red Pandas. [6] Both Giant Pandas and Red Pandas are endangered after years of poaching, pollution, and habitat loss. [7] Thus, the Chengdu Panda Base is not only an extraordinarily interesting place for nature-lovers to visit, but also a crucial force in the battle to keep these magnificent animals from going extinct forever.

At Point [5], the author is considering adding the following sentence to the paragraph: Tourists enjoy watching the bears' daily activities so much that the Giant Pandas even have their own live video stream, which is broadcast around the world via the internet. Should the writer add this sentence here?

  • A. Yes, because this sentence provides additional relevant information to the paragraph.
  • B. Yes, because this sentence provides an effective supporting argument to the paragraph.
  • C. No, because this sentence introduces unrelated information to the paragraph.
  • D. No, because this sentence repeats information that has already been provided elsewhere.

8. In contrast to the purpose of typical audio equipment, which is to provide a pleasant sound, "reference" speakers are designed to reproduce sound exactly as it was recorded.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. reference speakers are designed for reproducing
  • C. the purpose of "reference" speakers is to reproduce
  • D. the purpose of "reference" speakers is reproducing

9. Grateful for avoiding the perils of war, my thoughts were that a military draft should never again be reinstated in a civilized country.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Grateful for avoiding the perils of war, I thought that
  • C. My thoughts were, grateful for avoiding the perils of war, that
  • D. My thoughts, grateful for avoiding the perils of war, were that

10. The Baron Tyrawley was born Charles O'Hara: who rose through the ranks to become the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Irish Army in the early 1700s.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Charles O'Hara who
  • C. Charles O'Hara; who
  • D. Charles O'Hara, who

11. Hanging on the wall in my room are one acoustic guitar, which I won in a music competition, and two electric bass guitars.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Hanging on the wall in my room is one acoustic guitar, which were won
  • C. On the wall in my room is hanging one acoustic guitar, which I won
  • D. Hanging on the wall in my room are one acoustic guitar, which were won

12. The Sixpenny Library was a complete set of reference books (almost two hundred in total) that was published in the late 1920s and earned praise for its high quality and affordable price.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. high quality, level of excellence, and its affordable price.
  • C. high quality, low cost, and affordable price.
  • D. affordability, high quality, and inexpensive price.