SAT Questions and Answers Model Paper-7 Important Questions Section D

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SECTION – D

Time – 25 minutes

33 Questions

1. Hopping to capture some of her experiences growing up in the Himalayas, Kiran Desai decided setting her second novel in the mountain town of Kalimpong, where she spent time as a child.

(A) Decided setting

(B) Decided to set

(C) Decides setting

(D) In deciding to set

(E) Having decided to set

2. Although she spoke only Chinese at the time and had to memorize her English lines phonetically, Gong Li gave a memorable performance in the film Memoirs of a Geisha.

(A) Gong Li gave a memorable performance in the film Memoirs of a Geisha

(B) Gong Li, giving a memorable performance in the film Memoirs of a Geisha

(C) Gong Li, whose performance in the film Memoirs of a Geisha was memorably given

(D) But the performance in the film Memoirs of a Geisha given by Gong Li was memorable

(E) The film Memoirs of a Geisha had a memorable performance, it was given by Gong Li

3. One might expect global warming to cause plants to bloom earlier in the spring, but a recent study has shown that plants in northern latitudes blooming later as that planet warms.

(A) That plants in northern latitudes blooming later

(B) That plants in northern latitudes they are blooming later

(C) That plants in northern latitudes are blooming later

(D) Plants in northern latitudes their having bloomed later

(E) Plants in northern latitudes that bloomed more later

4. Academic success in college is usually related to good study strategies, which include establishing a daily routine. Arranging a comfortable place to work, and to take regular breaks.

(A) To take regular breaks

(B) Take regular breaks

(C) Taking regular breaks

(D) Breaks being regularly taken

(E) To take breaks regularly

5. This morning, just as the professor was leaving for his lecture tour, a panel of distinguished scientists had issued a report confirming his most recent findings.

(A) Had issued a report confirming

(B) Issued a report confirming

(C) Had issued a report confirm of

(D) Had issued a report, and they confirm

(E) Had issued a report to confirm

6. While living in New York City, the speed and convenience of the subway system was something I came to appreciate.

(A) The speed and convenience of the subway system was something I came to appreciate

(B) The subway system՚s speed and convenience were thing I came to appreciate

(C) Its speed and convenience were things I came to appreciate about the subway system

(D) I came to appreciate the speed and convenience being had by the subway system

(E) I came to appreciate the speed and convenience of the subway system

7. Angel DeCora began studying art at Smith College at a time when few Native American artists were receiving formal training in the European tradition.

(A) Few Native American artists were receiving formal training

(B) Few Native American artists, who received formal training

(C) Few Native American artists having been formally trained

(D) Formal training would have been received by few Native American artists

(E) Formal training was received by few Native American artists

8. An oversized men՚s suit popular in the late 1930s and 1940s, it was known as the Zoot suit, was a declaration of rebellious self-assertion for its wearers.

(A) It was known as the zoot suit,

(B) The zoot suit, which

(C) They knew it as the zoot suit, it

(D) They zoot suit, it

(E) The zoot suit

9. The part of Cyrano de Bergerac earned Jose Ferrer both the Tony and the academy Awards, considered his finest role.

(A) The part of Cyrano de Bergerac earned Jose Ferrer both the Tony and the academy Awards, considered his finest role.

(B) The part of Cyrano de Bergerac, it is considered his finest role, earned Jose Ferrer both the Tony and the Academy Awards.

(C) The part, considered his finest role, of Cyrano de Bergerac, earning Jose Ferrer both the Tony and the Academy Awards.

(D) Considered his finest role, the part of Cyrano de Bergerac earned Jose Ferrer both the Tony and the Academy Awards.

(E) Considered his finest role, Jose Ferrer won both the Tony and the Academy Awards for the part of Cyrano de Bergerac.

10. Although people have become much better informed about the possible dangers of exposure to ultraviolet radiation in tanning beds, use of the beds has declined very little during the past five years.

(A) Although people have become much better informed

(B) Although now much better informed

(C) Although having now become much better informed

(D) Despite people have much better information?

(E) Despite their having much better information

11. John and Bob had been friends since kindergarten because he was good at soccer and ready to laugh at any joke.

(A) Kindergarten because he was good at soccer

(B) Kindergarten because they were not good soccer players

(C) Kindergarten because each was good at soccer

(D) Kindergarten, being not only good soccer players

(E) Kindergarten, they were both good at soccer

12. The intricately carved details the pillars that support the balcony beautiful than the balcony .

13. Since the tiny Republic of San Marino only 24 square miles completely Italy, few people of its existence.

14. Recently, biologists the calls of chickadees that the birds՚ warning songs not only the presence the size of nearby predators.

15. Although polls showed that many voters felt the embattled politician. Out of office the next election.

16. that the line to get into the movie so long, I left earlier to get to the theater my ticket online.

17. housing with others often cooking and cleaning are to coordinate, housemates have very different schedules.

18. The reason the mammal is life form in wide range of habitats is ability to maintain a steady internal body temperature in environment.

19. Some types of algae an oil content scientists are seeking cost-effective ways to extract this oil and it into biodiesel or jet fuel.

20. African gray parrots are noted for their cognitive abilities, which are believed evolved consequence of of cooperative feeding on the ground.

21. of the strike demonstrated the company can strong labor relations, treat its employees well, a reasonable profit.

22. Elizabeth Ellet is for her historical accounts that ordinary lives, especially women, on larger political and socioeconomic events.

23. The visual quality of the silent movies the 1920s often high.

24. Before the election, there was a disagreement among my all had conflicting opinions we would not be swayed.

25. Amusement parks, those water rides, are fort families during the hot summer months.

26. dry climate, the ancient city of Petra 30,000 residents; this dense population was made possible a cleverly designed water supply system.

27. Researchers began to fatty acids in fish might have a protective effect they observed that the frequency of heart disease among populations subsisting fish surprisingly low.

Questions 28 – 33 refer to the following passage.

(1) Over the last decade or so, organic food – food grown without artificial fertilizers or pesticides – has become extremely popular.

(2) In 2006 organic food sales in the Unites States alone reached $ 17 billion.

(3) This figure is rather surprising when you consider that conventionally grown food.

(4) Organic fruits and vegetables can cost as much as 40 percent more than conventionally grown food.

(5) Many people believe that the extra cost is justified because it is more healthful than the extra cost is justified because it is more healthful than conventionally grown food.

(6) This belief, however, is not totally supported by the evidence.

(7) Many proponents of organic food argue that artificial fertilizers and pesticides are harmful to human health and that people should therefore consume only food that has been grown without them.

(8) While this is certainly a valid point, consumers can reduce their exposure to at least some of these chemicals by peeling or thoroughly washing produce.

(9) They also argue that organically grown produce is more nutritious.

(10) Some studies do, in fact, show that organic produce may initially be more nutritious than conventional produce, but other research suggests that storing and shipping may negate any initial nutritional advantage.

(11) An organic apple shipped 2,000 miles and then left to sit on a grocery store shelf for two weeks may well have fewer vitamins than does a freshly picked conventionally grown apple.

(12) However, one argument for organic food is indisputable.

(13) It is that organic food is better for the environment.

(14) The reason for this is that farms that grow organic food use less energy and leave soils in better condition than on conventional farms.

28. In context, which of the following is the best revision of the underlined portion of sentence 4 (reproduced below) ?

Organic fruits and vegetables can cost as much as 40 percent more than conventionally grown produce.

(A) By comparison, organic fruits and vegetables

(B) But organic fruits and vegetables

(C) Indeed, organic fruits and vegetables

(D) This explains why organic fruits and vegetables

(E) Despite this difference, organic fruits and vegetables

29. In context, which of the following phrases would most effectively replace the words “it is” in sentence 5 (reproduced below) ?

Many people believe that the extra cost is justified because it is more healthful than conventionally grown food.

(A) It has been shown to be

(B) They think that it is

(C) Fruits and vegetables are

(D) Organically grown food is

(E) Such produce must be

30. In context, which of the following revisions to sentence 9 (reproduced below) is most needed?

They also argue that organically grown produce is more nutritious.

(A) Begin the sentence with “To the contrary,”

(B) Replace “They” with “Proponents” .

(C) Change “argue” to “have argued” .

(D) Replace “more” with “ {twice as”

(E) Add “by comparison” after “nutritious” .

31. Which of the following, if placed at the beginning of sentence 11 (reproduced below) , would most effectively link it to sentence 10?

An organic apple shipped 2,000 miles and then left to sit on a grocery store for two weeks may well have fewer vitamins than does a freshly picked conventionally grown apple.

(A) Even so,

(B) Despite such findings,

(C) Other research, however, suggests that

(D) As expected, they found that

(E) For instance,

32. In context, which of the following is the best way to revise and combine sentences 13 and 14 (reproduced below) ?

It is that organic food is better for the environment, the reason for this is that farms that grow organic food use less energy and leave soils in better condition than on conventional farms.

(A) Organic food is better for the environment, by organic farms producing food that uses less energy and leaves soils in better condition than conventional farms.

(B) Because organic farms used less energy and left soils in better condition than conventional farms did, organic food was better for the environment.

(C) Compared to conventional farms, which used more energy and left soils in worse condition, the food grown on organic farms was better for the environment.

(D) Organic food is better for the environment because organic farms use less energy than conventional ones and leave soils in better condition.

(E) Being that organic food is grown on farms that use less energy and leave soils in better condition than conventional farms, so it is better for the environment.

33. Which would make the best concluding sentence for the passage?

(A) Nevertheless, supermarkets are devoting increasingly more space to the display of organic foodstuffs.

(B) Ultimately, whether organic food՚s lower environmental impact continues to justify its higher cost will be decided by the consumer.

(C) And, as the cost of energy derived from conventional fuels rises, alternative sources will become economically viable.

(D) As an added benefit, when one sort of pollution is reduced, support for sound environmental practices grows.

(E) Still, the issue will not be resolved until the government clearly indicates what is “organic” and what is not.

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