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

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17. In paragraph 2, the author emphasizes that the current environmental condition of Amazonian South America is

(A) Mostly unscathed.

(B) Largely unknown.

(C) Restorable through his project.

(D) Irredeemable everywhere but in the Los Amigos watershed.

(E) Varying from destroyed to virtually pristine.

18. In line 40, “concession” could be replaced, without changing the meaning, with

(A) Grant

(B) Acknowledgement.

(C) Food supply.

(D) Apology.

(E) Compromise.

19. The author implies in paragraph 3 that the agreement between Peru and the Amazon Conservation Association is historic primarily because it

(A) Was the first time a South American government had made an agreement of any kind with the Amazon Conservation Association.

(B) Was the first long-term agreement regarding land in the Amazon Rainforest?

(C) Represented the first time a South American government had agreed to renew a conservation agreement.

(D) Is essentially a permanent conservation agreement.

(E) Represents the first time such an agreement had been made in the form of a renewable contract.

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

(A) Demonstrate that conservation efforts have been historically successful and so should be continued.

(B) Garner support for opposition to destructive activities in the Los Amigos watershed.

(C) Position the Los Amigos watershed agreement as a success towards the achievement of the vital goal of conserving the Amazonian rainforests.

(D) Uphold the Peruvian government of the Los Amigos watershed as an example of government policy working toward conservation.

(E) Argue that the study of pristine rainforests is essential for documenting and studying the myriad new species that the forests contain.

21. The author՚s tone in the passage can best be described as

(A) Advocacy for his project over other competing projects.

(B) General praise for conservation projects in Amazonian South America.

(C) Condemnation for the government of Peru for allowing destruction of the rainforest.

(D) Passionate support for his and related projects.

(E) Zealous advocacy for his point of view.

22. The work of Louise Emmons, Robin Foster, and Michael Goulding (in the fourth paragraph) are employed in the passage as

(A) Colleagues of the author՚s in his botanical project.

(B) Examples of the colleagues are trying to halt.

(C) Examples of the influence of international scientist in Peru.

(D) Scientists who represents new trends of study in Amazonian botany.

(E) Scientists involved in projects related and amenable to the author՚s.

23. The author՚s botanical project involves all of the following EXCEPT

(A) Studying plants in a laboratory.

(B) Studying how plants are used by humans and animals.

(C) Facilitating pharmaceutical use of plants.

(D) Providing information on how to keep plant species flourishing.

(E) Labelling plants in the Los Amigos area.

24. When the author says that the botanical project will “provide names,” (line 97 – 100) he means that the project will

(A) Help recognize new species.

(B) Aid in the standardization of names for new species.

(C) Participate in naming the region՚s different Zones.

(D) Publish information for corporations and researches regarding the most appropriate names for specific plants.

(E) Clarify the confusion surrounding the names of different organizations working in Amazonia.

25. When the author says that, “botanical information has conservation value,” (lines 109 – 110) he means that

(A) A robust understanding of conservationism is aided by botanical information.

(B) Conservationists should strive to preserve botanical information.

(C) Speciation is important for conservation.

(D) Political discussions about conservation should use botanical nomenclature.

(E) New drugs will be developed in the regions protected by conservationism.

26. Which of the following issues does the passage NOT address?

(A) Positive contributions of scientific research for conservation efforts

(B) Pollution of water sources in Amazonian Peru

(C) Economic importance of conserving the Amazon rainforests

(D) Specific efforts of the Peruvian government to maintain the integrity of Peruvian rainforests

(E) Examples of previous scientific research in Los Amigos

27. The author mentions areas outside the Los Amigos watershed primarily in order to

(A) Imply that his future research will focus on these areas.

(B) Draw a comparison between works in those areas and work in the Los Amigos area.

(C) Underscore the interrelatedness of the ecosystems.

(D) Emphasize that los Amigos is the most pristine locale.

(E) Praise the Peruvian government for its other conservationist undertakings.

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