SAT Questions and Answers Model Paper-1 Important Questions Section F

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SECTION – F

Time – 25 Minutes

35 Questions

1. Below the bend, the river, flowing more swiftly, as it cuts through sand hills covered with pine trees.

(A) River, flowing more swiftly, as it cuts

(B) River, flowing more swiftly, cutting

(C) River flows more swiftly and it is cutting

(D) River flows more swiftly as it cuts

(E) River flows more swiftly, it cuts

2. Although the Milky Way galaxy is now two and a half million light-year away from the Andromeda galaxy, but it is predicted by scientists that the two galaxies will merge onto one in a few billion years.

(A) But it is predicted by scientists that

(B) But scientists predict

(C) Scientists who predict

(D) Scientists predicting

(E) Scientists predict that

3. After receiving a degree in agriculture from Iowa state agriculture and mechanical college, a faculty position at the college was accepted by George Washington carver, and he took charge of the college greenhouses.

(A) A faculty position at the college was accepted by George Washington carver, at the tool

(B) A faculty position was accepted by George Washington carver at the college, he took

(C) George Washington carver accepted a faculty position at the college of took

(D) George Washington carver, accepted a position on the faculty at the college, taking

(E) George Washington carver, who accepted a faculty position at the college and took

4. Although Debussy and ravel are generally considered an impressionist composer, their compositional styles are quite distinct from one another.

(A) An impressionist composer, their compositional styles are

(B) To be an impressionist composer, their composer, their composition style is

(C) As having been impressionist composers, their compositional style is

(D) Impressionist composers, their compositional style are

(E) Impressionist composers, whose compositional styles are

5. The underside of the starfish is covered with hundreds of tube feet, which it uses to walk around, for attaching tightly to rocks, and holding on to prey.

(A) To walk around, for attaching tightly to rocks, and holding

(B) To walk around, for its tight attaching to rocks, and to hold

(C) For walking around, to attach tightly to rocks, and holding

(D) For walking around, attaching tightly to rocks, and holding

(E) For walking around, it can also attach tightly to rocks and hold

6. In 1853a African American residents founded the San Francisco athenaeum; its library and museum served as the hub of black intellectual life in the region.

(A) Its library and museum served

(B) Its library and museum, they served

(C) Their library and museum serving

(D) The library and museum will be to serve

(E) The library and the museum of it serving

7. Television weather forecasters sometimes overdramatize the severity of an approaching snowstorm, cause segments of their audience unnecessary anxiety.

(A) Cause

(B) Which Cause

(C) Causing

(D) They cause

(E) Yet caused

8. Were I to be granted a whole month in which to do whatever I wanted, I travel throughout Africa and see as much of that continent as I could.

(A) Were I to be granted?

(B) If I would have been granted

(C) With me being granted

(D) Granted me

(E) By being granted

9. Only after reading it carefully several times was the poem beginning to make sense to me.

(A) Was the poem beginning to make sense to me?

(B) Was when I began to make sense of the poem?

(C) I began making sense of the poem

(D) Did the poem begin making sense to me?

(E) Did I begin to make sense of the poem?

10. He presented himself before the judge, knowing full well that he was guilty yet hoping for leniency.

(A) Yet hoping

(B) Yet he hoped

(C) And he hoped

(D) And yet hoped

(E) And he was hoping

11. They had never before been in a museum with such an extensive collection, they had a difficult time deciding how to make the most of the limited time they could spend there.

(A) They had never before been

(B) They never before were

(C) Never before having been

(D) Never before having been

(E) Because of never before being

12. bears and some other carnivorous animals that on plants when meat is , wild cats must capture prey or hungry. .

13. When a steel mill is shut down because production methods antiquated, what is lost is not jobs a piece of industrial history.

14. At least one course in statistics is recommended for who plan journalists, because they will often need to evaluate whether information statistics .

15. Coffee tastes and gives off a smell if it is or brewed .

16. The Crenshaw melon, the person it, a cross a cantaloupe and a honeydew melon.

17. Few people could have guessed, as they Anna win the tennis match with ease, she had been about her chances her opponent.

18. While many people that television commercial are quite harmful to children, contend that advertising has very little negative effect.

19. The European magpie, a bird well known to steal shiny objects, is European folklore, superstitions surrounding it.

20. Maxine Hong Kingston’s unconventional book The Woman Warrior Chinese myth with American reality, fiction with fact, memory with imagination a fascinating tale.

21. Ancient documents vellum, a form of fine parchment made of animal hides, must be stored under controlled conditions because changes can be .

22. The aquatic weed called “giant salvinia”, which grows far do to the lakes it , many freshwater ecosystems.

23. If confirmed, the theories of Lisa Randall and Raman Sundrum the advances in physics of the past few decades.

24. One of the symbols of European unity the Chunnel, a 31 – mile tunnel beneath the English Channel that took six years.

25. In this lecture the health of children, Dr. Hernandez expressed kids less time in and more time outdoors.

26. The accelerating pace of both science and technology many people questions that special domain of philosophers.

27. Most fashion designers that diligence, creativity, and a popular tastes are for sustained success in profession.

28. The bright orange and black wings of the monarch butterfly predators the insect toxic .

29. Interest the ancient Olympic Games an international event grew the ruins of the ancient city of Olympia by German archaeologists in the mid – nineteenth century.

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Question 30-35 refers to the following passage.

(1) The invention of the bicycle in the nineteenth century did more than give people a new kind of transportation: it triggered social changes, especially for women.

(2) The earliest bicycles had been difficult to ride and dangerous.

(3) In the 1890s the “safety bicycle”, with gears, pedals, and reasonably reliable brakers, was introduced and began to be mass produced.

(4) The improved bicycle caught on quickly as Europe and the United States experienced a cycling craze.

(5) The wide availability of a relatively inexpensive mode of transportation had a particularly dramatic impact on the lives of women.

(6) Women had traditionally been much less mobile than men.

(7) Women’s enthusiastic adoption of the bicycle came to be associated with the new “emancipated woman”.

(8) Suffragists who campaigned for women’s right to vote, dubbed the bicycle a “freedom machine” for women.

(9) According to one estimate, there are over a billion bicycles in use worldwide today.

(10) The idea of riding a bicycle might not seem very radical today. But in the nineteenth century a bicycle-riding woman was defying many stereotypes.

(11) For one thing, the bicycle is powered by the rider’s own muscles.

(12) Medical authorities had long claimed that “ladies” were naturally delicate and could not tolerate physical exertion without becoming ill.

(13) All of a sudden, women are exercising vigorously, pending their bicycles without showing any signs of harm.

(14) Bicycling required less constructing clothing than most women had in the nineteenth century.

(15) Instead of the voluminous skrits then in fashion, these cyclists adopted the “Bloomer suit”, named for its inventor Amelia Bloomer: loose – fitting pants that gathered at the ankle, worn under a knee – length skrit.

30. In context, which would be the best revision of the underlined pert of sentence 3 (reproduced below)?

In the 1890s the “Safety bicycle” with gears, pedals, and reasonably reliable brakes, was introduced and began to be mass – produced.

(A) In turn, during the 1890s,

(B) During the 1890s, however,

(C) As a matter of fact, it was during the 1860s that

(D) Despite these issues in the 1890s,

(E) Significantly, only during the 1890s

31. Which of the following is the most effective way to combine sentences 5 and 6 (reproduced below) at the underlined part?

The wide availability of a relatively inexpensive mode of transportation had a particularly dramatic impact on the lives of women. Women had traditionally been much less mobile than men.

(A) Women’s lives that

(B) Women’s lives because they

(C) Women their lives

(D) The lives of women, who

(E) The lives of women, although they

32. In context, which is best to do with sentence 9 (reproduced below)?

According to one estimate, there are over a billion bicycles in use worldwide today.

(A) Make it the first sentence of the passage.

(B) Connect it with sentence 10 using a semicolon.

(C) Add “for example” after “According to one estimate”.

(D) Make it the last5 sentence of the passage.

(E) Delete it from the passage.

33. In context, which of the following is best to do with sentence 13 (reproduced below)?

All of a sudden, women are exercising vigorously, pedaling their bicycles without showing any signs of harm.

(A) Delete “All of a sudden,”

(B) Change “are” to “were”.

(C) Change “exercising” to “exerting”.

(D) Change “without showing” to “and do not show”.

(E) Insert “however” at the end of the sentence.

34. In context, which is the best version of sentence 14 (reproduced below)?

Bicycling required less constructing clothing than most women had in the nineteenth century.

(A) (AS it is now)

(B) While the nineteenth century required constructing clothing for women, bicycling put a stop to that.

(C) It was undeniable that nineteenth – Century women required less constructing clothing then they formerly had.

(D) Even more surprising, women required less constricting clothing than they had in the nineteenth

(E) Furthermore, because bicycling required less constructing clothing needed anew mode of dress.

35. In context, which of the following would be the best concluding sentence for the passage?

(A) Today, both women and men compete in bicycle races, and women cyclists have set records for speed and endurance.

(B) In conclusion, women today have a level of control over their lives that nineteenth century, bicycles have become more popular and are now used for sport, transportation, policing, and mail delivery.

(D) The bloomer – wearing, bicycle-riding modern woman scandalized the conservative forces in society, but for many women the bicycle was the beginning of a long ride toward equality.

(E) Nowadays, cyclists prefer lightweight, nonbinding spandex shorts and tops; it is difficult to imagine riding a bicycle in the clothing worn by cyclists in the nineteenth century.

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