SAT Practice Test Paper 1 Section a Questions and Answers Part 3

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12. The author refers to “the orbit” of Abe՚s work (lines 12 – 13) to emphasize that

(A) His work covers a wide range of themes.

(B) The emperor is often compared to a sun.

(C) Abe՚s travels were the primary themes in his work.

(D) Abe ′ s work is so different from his contemporaries ′ that it is like another solar system.

(E) Conventional themes can limit an author՚s individuality.

13. From the sentence beginning “He entered medical school …” in lines 19 – 24, it can be interred that

(A) Abe entered medical school because he was sick.

(B) Sick people were sent to Manchuria during World War II.

(C) Abe wanted to help the ill and injured in World War II, rather than fight.

(D) Illness would excuse one from military duty in World War II Japan.

(E) Abe never intended to practice medicine.

14. The author uses the word “apocalyptic” to emphasize that

(A) Manchuria suffered intensely as a result of the use of nuclear weapons in World War II.

(B) Abe was deeply affected by the loss of his father.

(C) There was massive famine in Manchuria at the end of World War II.

(D) Post-war Manchuria experienced exhilarating change.

(E) Conditions in Manchuria after World War II were generally horrific.

15. The word “Avant-grade” (line 39) could best be replaced by

(A) Experimental.

(B) Dramatic.

(C) Novel.

(D) Profound.

(E) Realistic.

16. Which of the following does the passage present as a fact?

(A) Abe was a better playwright than novelist.

(B) Abe՚s early work was of greater quality than his later work.

(C) The group of Avant-grade artists of which Abe was a part were influenced by Marxism.

(D) The themes of furusato and the emperor have precluded Japanese literature from playing a major role in world literature.

(E) Abe ′ s work is richer than his contemporaries ′ because he included autobiographical elements.

17. The phrase “blind us” in lines 65 – 66 refers to the

(A) Absence of film adaptations for Abe՚s other novels.

(B) Excessive critical attention to Abe՚s novel, Woman in the Dunes.

(C) Difficulty in reconciling Woman in the Dunes and other later works with the form and content of his earlier works.

(D) Challenge of interpreting Abe՚s more experimental works.

(E) Overwhelming power of Abe՚s novel, Woman in the Dunes.

18. The author՚s main purpose in the passage is to

(A) Defend Abe՚s later works against the prevalent criticism of it.

(B) Advocate for Ade՚s work over that of his contemporaries.

(C) Explain the differences between Abe՚s earlier and later works.

(D) Argue that Abe is an even greater writer and artist than generally perceived.

(E) Demonstrate that Abe՚s work became less interesting after he left Manchuria.

19. The author of the passage is most likely a

(A) Film critic.

(B) Literary critic.

(C) Avant – grade artist.

(D) Translator.

(E) Novelist.

20. The author՚s attitude toward Marxism can best be described as

(A) Contemptuous derision.

(B) Reverent espousal.

(C) Skeptical tolerance.

(D) Respectful interest.

(E) Restrained impatience.

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