SAT Grammar Practice Test 6

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1. Tara and Philippe liked their new patio, which they constructed themselves, it was built out of recycled plastic and reclaimed timber.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. they constructed themselves out of recycled plastic and reclaimed timber.
  • C. out of recycled plastic and reclaimed timber, they had constructed it.
  • D. they constructed themselves, the patio was built out of recycled plastic and reclaimed timber.

2. With little time left to spare before the plane's arrival, my parents and me rushed to the international airport to pick up my little brother.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. me and my parents are rushing
  • C. my parents and I rushed
  • D. my parents and myself rushed

3. The citizens and government of the costal city of Alicante, Spain, have ensured their port is integrated with the coastline through local planning laws; they prohibit the construction of high buildings, with the exception of specialized situations such as construction cranes.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. laws, prohibit
  • C. laws; it prohibits
  • D. laws; these laws prohibit

4. The beans of the petai tree - known for their peculiar smell and distinctive, powerful flavor - are used in the cuisine of many Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. tree (known for
  • C. tree, known for
  • D. tree; known for

5. When attending a stand-up comedy show, remember that the comedian's jokes aren't meant to hurt your feelings, although he or she may make fun of specific people in the audience - including you!

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. meant for
  • C. meant by
  • D. meant that

6. A "luge" is a tiny, minimalist sled for one or two people often used in high-speed downhill competitions; luging originates as a winter pastime in the town of St.Moritz, Switzerland in the 1800s, but has since evolved into a thriving Olympic-level sport.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. originated
  • C. originating
  • D. has originated

7. Whether studying weeks in advance or you cram at the last second on the way to school, the final exam will inevitably be challenging.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. you study weeks in advance or cramming at the last second
  • C. you study weeks in advance or cram at the last second
  • D. you studied weeks in advance or it's a last-second cram

8. Anyone hoping to become a professional athlete must make sure that they are constantly practicing the fundamental skills of the sport.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. they constantly practice
  • C. these constantly practice
  • D. he or she is constantly practicing

9. Ground squirrels are adept at hiding many nuts, but frequently not so talented at remembering where they place their caches.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. nuts; yet
  • C. nuts; consequently, they are
  • D. nuts, for they are

10. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was a misadventure of epic proportions that destroyed 250 homes and killed fifty-seven people.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. catalyst
  • C. affliction
  • D. calamity

11. I was too embarrassed to tell my little brother, who is a professional picture-hanger, that the picture hung crooked on the wall.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. on the wall, the picture hung crooked.
  • C. the picture on the wall hung crookedly.
  • D. the picture, hung crookedly on the wall.

12. A large bridge in France, the Millau Viaduct is currently the tallest bridge in the world - 23 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower - and it saves tens of thousands of hours of driving time for French citizens and tourists each year.

Which choice provides the most effective introduction to the preceding sentence?

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Although it was constructed at great expense,
  • C. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest engineering successes of all time,
  • D. When compared to other bridges,

13. Bad drivers, always a source of mystery and amusement to me, though they are dangerous to others on the road.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Bad drivers, though amusing and mystifying to me, they
  • C. To my mystification and amusement, bad drivers, they
  • D. Bad drivers are always a source of mystery and amusement to me, though they