SAT Literature Practice Test 3

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Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question.

Now test your skill on this passage.

1. The word "overlooking" (line 22) is meant to suggest that Mrs. Penniman does which of the following?

A. Ignores Catherine's talent
B. Teaches Catherine how to play the piano
C. Supervises Catherine's piano playing
D. Discourages Catherine
E. Hires Catherine's tutors

2. Which of the following does Mrs. Penniman use metaphorically to talk about her influence on Catherine?

A. Addled eggs
B. Butter
C. Bread
D. Salt
E. A fool

3. What does the author imply by the terms "it must be confessed that she made but a modest figure" (lines 25-26)?

A. Catherine was trim and fit.
B. Catherine was unaware of her talent.
C. Catherine was unlikely to brag.
D. Catherine was a talented dancer.
E. Catherine was just an average dancer.

4. The narrative tone in the above piece can best be described as

A. melodramatic
B. ironic
C. sardonic
D. didactic
E. observant

5. The narrative point of view in the above passage is that of a

A. third person
B. protagonist
C. second person
D. sarcastic first person
E. detached first person

6. In this context, "addled" (line 34) most nearly means

A. confused
B. rotten
C. scrambled
D. burdened
E. useful

Try out some questions about the anonymous poem you read earlier.

7. Which of the following can be found in the poem?

A. Onomatopoeia
B. Ascertainable rhyme scheme
C. Oxymoron
D. Change in perspective
E. Alliteration

8. Which of the following can be inferred from the poem?

A. It is sunset.
B. There will be trouble if she is found in his room.
C. The woman will follow his wishes.
D. They are both hungry.
E. She makes him happy.