SAT Questions and Answers Model Paper-4 Important Questions Section H

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Section - H

Time - 20 minutes

19 Questions

1. In dire need of … , the travelers fortified themselves with food and drink in order to complete their journey.

(A) Testimony

(B) Sponsorship

(C) Persecution

(D) Nourishment

(E) Sentiment

2. John wished to become an … because he was interested in learning about ancient cultures.

(A) Astronomer

(B) Archaeologist

(C) Apologist

(D) Illusionist

(E) Impostor

3. Although children՚s books about animals and plants are often … rather than accurate in their descriptions, a skillful elementary – school teacher can still … such texts for meaningful scientific learning.

(A) Factual. . Challenge

(B) Fanciful. . Exploit

(C) Lifelike. . Employ

(D) Creative. . Confuse

(E) Realistic. . Ignore

4. Because she was a successful entrepreneur who donated large amounts of money to charitable causes, Madame C. J. Walker is remembered today as both a … and a …

(A) Sojourner. . Benefactor

(B) Protégé. . Humanitarian

(C) Magnate. . Prevaricator

(D) Raconteur. . Dilettante

(E) Tycoon. . Philanthropist

5. The … of the scientist՚s rebuttal of the hypothesis was startling even in the notoriously … world of nineteenth – century geology.

(A) Ferocity. . Contentious

(B) Arrogance. . Conventional

(C) Indifference. . Malignant

(D) Originality. . Narrow – minded

(E) Accuracy. . Inexact

6. Like cartoonists, some painters seek to communicate character … , but this economy of means is not artistic shallowness.

(A) Precociously

(B) Ludicrously

(C) Sinuously

(D) Mercilessly

(E) Succinctly

Questions 7 – 19 are based on the following passage.

The following passage is from a nineteenth – century British novel. The narrator is Gabriel Betteredge, the butter of Lady Julia Verinder, owner of a stolen diamond called the Moonstone.

Questions 7 – 19 Are Based on the Following Passage
Line No.Passage
5In the first part of Robinson Crusoe, ⚹ at page one hundred and twenty … none, you will find it thus written:

″ Now I saw, though too late, the Folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge

10Rightly of our strength to go through with it. ″

Only yesterday I opened my Robinson Crusoe at that place. Only this morning (May 21,1850) came my lady՚s nephew, Mr. Franklin Blanke, and held a short conversation with me, as follow:

15″ Better edge, ″ says Mr. Franklin, ″ I have been to the lawyer՚s about some family matters; and, among other things, and we have been talking of the loss of the Indian Diamond, in my aunt՚s house in Yorkshire, two years since. The lawyer thinks, as I think, that the whole Story
20ought, in the interests of truth, to be placed on record in writing – and the sooner the better. ″

Not perceiving his drift yet, and thinking it always desirable for the sake of peace and quietness to be on the lawyer՚s side, I said I thought so too. Mr. Franklin

25went on:

″ In this matter of the diamond, ″ he said, ″ the characters of innocent people have suffered under suspicion already – as you know. The memories of innocent people may suffer, hereafter, for want of a record of the facts to

30which those who come after us can appeal. There can be no doubt that this strange family story of ours ought to be told. And I think, Betteredge, the lawyer and I together have hit on the right way of telling it. ″

Very satisfactory to both of them, no doubt. But I failed

35to see what I myself had to do with it, so far. ″

We have certain events to relate, ″ Mr. Franklin proceeded; ″ and we have certain persons concerned in those events who are capable of relating them. Starting from these plain facts, the lawyer՚s idea is that we should

40all write the story of the Moonstone in turn-as far as our own personal experience extends, and no further. We must begin by showing how the Diamond first fell into the hands of my uncle Herncastle, when he was serving in India fifty years since. This prefatory narrative I have
45already got by me in the form of an old family paper, which relates the necessary particulars on the authority of an eye-witness. The next thing to do is to tell how the Diamond found it was into my aunt՚s house in Yorkshire, two years since, and how it came to be lost in little more
50than twelve hours afterward. Nobody knows as much as you do, Betteredge, about what went on in the house at that time. So you must take the pen in hand, and start the story. ″

In those terms I was informed of what my personal

55Concern was with the matter of the diamond. If you are curious to know what course I took under the circumstances, I beg to inform you that I did what you would probably have done in my place. I modestly declared myself to be quite unequal to the task imposed
60Upon me – and I privately felt, all the time, that I was quite clever enough to perform it, if I only gave my own abilities a fair chance. Mr. Franklin, I imagine, must have seen my private sentiments in my face. He declined to believe in my modesty; and he insisted on giving my
65Abilities a fair chance.

Two hours have passed since Mr. Franklin left me. As soon as his back was turned I went to my writing-desk to start the story. There I have sat helpless (in spite of my abilities) ever since; seeing what Robinson Crusoe saw, as

70Quoted above – namely, the folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge rightly of our own strength to go through with it. Please to remember, I opened the book by accident, at that bit, only the day before I rashly undertook the business now
in hand; and, allow me to ask – if that isn՚t prophecy, what is?

⚹ A British novel by Daniel Defoe, published in 1719

7. The quotation in lines 4 – 6 ( “Now … it” ) implies that one should

(A) Assess a project carefully before committing oneself to it

(B) Strive to meet a challenge rather than to avoid it

(C) Take advantage of an opportunity before it is lost

(D) Approach a task with a sense of amusement instead of annoyance

(E) Focus on the benefits that can be earned by accomplishing a difficult feat

8. The repetition of “only” in lines 7 – 8 serves to emphasize the

(A) Uniqueness of an experience

(B) Solitary nature of a task

(C) Simplicity of a solution

(D) Brevity of an interval

(E) Insignificance of an action

9. In lines 11 – 49 ( “Better edge … story” ) , Mr. Franklin propose that

(A) Various people contribute individual accounts to a single narrative about the diamond

(B) Everyone with an interest in the diamond gather together to write its story

(C) The lawyer interview different people and compile their views in a report about the diamond

(D) The narrator research and write the definitive story of the diamond

(E) The narrator determine the reliability of existing documents related to the diamond

10. As revealed in lines 18 - 20 ( “Not … too” ) , better edge՚s attitude toward the lawyer is

(A) Belligerent

(B) Envious

(C) Deferential

(D) Protective

(E) Empathetic

11. In line 23, Mr. Franklin voices the concern that “innocent people”

(A) Have been corrupted

(B) Have been defamed

(C) Have been forgotten

(D) Possess faulty memories

(E) Suffer feelings of guilt

12. In line 25, “want” most nearly means

(A) Poverty

(B) Desire

(C) Lack

(D) Fault

(E) Requirement

13. Lines 30 - 31 ( “very … far” ) suggest that Better edge felt a sense of

(A) Momentary perplexity

(B) Adamant disapproval

(C) Sincere regret

(D) Increasing alarm

(E) Profound disappointment

14. The phrase “no father” (line 37) emphasizes the lawyer՚s view that the story of the moonstone should NOT

(A) Be completed if it implicates a family member

(B) Be made known outside the household

(C) Be based on speculation or hearsay

(D) Continue to be recounted once it is written down

(E) Proceed past the time of the stone՚s disappearance

15. Lines 58 - 59 ( “Mr. Franklin … face” ) suggest that Mr. Franklin

(A) Lacked confidence in better edge՚s abilities

(B) Was able to determined Better edge՚s true feelings

(C) Enjoys a close relationship with Betteredge

(D) Tends to disregard other people՚s viewpoints

(E) Is a difficult man to understand?

16. The phrase “As soon as his back was turned” (line 63) serves to emphasize Better edge՚s

(A) Deviousness

(B) Cowardice

(C) Disloyalty

(D) Eagerness

(E) Courtesy

17. The quotation from Robinson Crusoe is repeated in lines 66 - 68 ( “namely … with it” ) in order to

(A) Defend Better edge՚s ability to complete a task

(B) Praise a little-known insight into human nature

(C) Emphasize a warning Betteredge should have heeded

(D) Question the relevance of the novel to modern readers

(E) Show how Betteredge arrived at a faulty conclusion

18. In line 67, “cost” most nearly means

(A) Personal toll

(B) Legal obligation

(C) Moral fortitude

(D) Financial expenditure

(E) Social sacrifice

19. Ultimately, Betteredge regards the quotation from Robinson Crusoe as

(A) An omen

(B) A cliché

(C) A metaphor

(D) A paradox

(E) A distraction