SAT Practice Test Paper 1 Section C Questions and Answers Part 2

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19. Pancho Villa՚s raid on Columbus, New Mexico, which was part of the tumult of the Mexican revolution, therefore prompted a retaliatory expedition led by General Pershing.

(A) Revolution, therefore prompted a retaliatory expedition led by General Pershing.

(B) Revolution, thereby prompting a retaliatory expedition led by General Pershing.

(C) Revolution had prompted General Pershing to lead a retaliatory expedition.

(D) Revolution; a retaliatory expedition led by General Pershing thereby prompted.

(E) Revolution prompted a retaliatory expedition led by General Pershing.

20. Philology, the study of Words, no longer exists in academia as a distinct discipline because it has been subsumed under the study of linguistics.

(A) It has been subsumed under the study of linguistics.

(B) It was subsumed in the past under the study of linguistics.

(C) It has been subsumed with the study of linguistics.

(D) Linguistics previously having subsumed it.

(E) It had been subsumed under the study of linguistics.

(1) An incredible hot – air balloon exhibition happened on September 5,1862.

(2) It was given by Glaisher and Coxwell, two English-men.

(3) There was no compressed oxygen for them to breathe in those days.

(4) They got so high that they couldn՚t use their limbs.

(5) Coxwell had to open the descending valve with his teeth.

(6) Before Glaisher passed out, he recorded an elevation of twenty-nine thousand feet.

(7) Many believe they got eight thousand feet higher before they began to descend, making their ascent the highest in the nineteenth century.

(8) Now the largest balloon to go up in the nineteenth century was “The Giant.”

(9) The balloon held 215,000 cubic feet of air and was 74 feet wide.

(10) It could carry four and a half tons of cargo.

(11) Its fight began in Paris, in 1853, with fifteen passengers.

(12) All of whom returned safely.

(13) The successful trip received a great deal of national and international press because many thought the hot-air balloon would become a form of common transportation.

21. Which of the following offers the best combination of sentences 1 and 2 (reproduced below) ?

An incredible hot-air balloon exhibition happened on September 5,1862. It was given by Glaisher and Coxwell, two Englishmen.

(A) An incredible hot-air balloon exhibition was given September 5,1862 by Glaisher and Coxwell, two Englishmen.

(B) An incredibly hot-air balloon exhibition happened on September 5,1862, given by Glaisher and Coxwell, two Englishmen.

(C) Given by Glaisher and Coxwell, two Englishmen, an incredible hot-air balloon exhibition happened on September 5,1862.

(D) Glaisher and Coxwell, two Englishmen, gave an incredible hot-air balloon exhibition, happening on September 5,1862.

(E) Two Englishmen, Glaisher and Coxwell, gave an incredible hot-air balloon exhibition on September 5,1862.

22. Which of the following sentences in the first paragraph appears to be out of order?

(A) There was no compressed oxygen for them to breathe in those days.

(B) They got so high that they couldn՚t use their limbs.

(C) Coxwell had to open the descending valve with his teeth.

(D) Before Glaisher passed out, he recorded an elevation of 29 thousand feet.

(E) Many believe they got 8 thousand feet higher before they began to descend.

23. Which of the following is the best revision for sentence 8 (Reproduced below) ?

Now the largest balloon to go up in the nineteenth century was “The Giant” .

(A) Move “in the nineteenth century” to the beginning of the sentence and delete “Now”

(B) Add a comma after “Now.”

(C) Begin the sentence with “Moreover,”

(D) Delete “now.”

(E) Replace “to go up” with “exhibition.”

24. Which of the following is the best way to combine sentences 9 and 10 (reproduced below) ?

The balloon held 215,000 cubic feet of air and was 74 feet wide. It could handle four and a half tons of cargo.

(A) The balloon held 215,000 cubic feet of air and was 74 feet wide, which could handle four and a half tons of cargo.

(B) The balloon held 215,000 cubic feet of air and was 74 feet wide, handling four and a half tons of cargo.

(C) The balloon held 215,000 cubic feet of air and was 74 feet wide; it could handle four and a half tons of cargo.

(D) The balloon held 215,000 cubic feet of air and was 74 feet wide, and it could handle four and a half tons of cargo.

(E) The balloon held 215,000 cubic feet of air and was 74 feet wide, but it could carry four and a half tons of cargo.

25. Which of the following is the best way to revise sentences 11 and 12 (reproduced below) ?

Its fight began in Paris, in 1853, with fifteen passengers. All of whom returned safety.

(A) Replace “whom” with “who.”

(B) Make the second sentence read “Who all returned safely.”

(C) Delete “of”

(D) Replace the period at the end of sentence 11 with a comma.

(E) Delete the period at the end of sentence 11 and change “returned” to “returning”