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SAT Practice Questions

  • Practice Question #1: Math

    If 2x + 5 = 11, what is the value of 2x − 5 ?

    • A. –11
    • B. –6
    • C. 1
    • D. 11
  • Practice Question #2: Math

    A local restaurant is hosting a dance-a-thon for charity. Each couple must dance a minimum of three hours before earning any money for the charity. After the first three hours, couples earn $50 per half-hour of continuous dancing. Which expression represents the total amount earned by a couple that dances h hours, assuming they dance at least three hours?

    • A. 25h
    • B. 100h
    • C. 50(h – 3)
    • D. 100h – 300
  • Practice Question #3: Math

    If the equation below has infinitely many solutions and c is a constant, what is the value of c?

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  • Practice Question #4: Math

    What value of n satisfies the equation below?

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  • Practice Question #5: Math

    Henry just set up direct deposit from his employer to his checking account. The equation y = 360x − 126.13 represents the balance in Henry’s account if he deposits his weekly paycheck for x weeks. Based on this equation, which of the following statements is true?

    • A. Henry earns $126.13 per week.
    • B. Henry made an initial deposit of $126.13.
    • C. Before setting up the direct deposit, Henry had overdrawn his account.
    • D. When Henry set up the direct deposit, he already had $360 in his account.
  • Practice Question #6: Math

    A laser tag arena sells two types of memberships. One package costs $325 for one year of membership with an unlimited number of visits. The second package has a $125 enrollment fee, includes five free visits, and costs an additional $8 per visit after the first five. How many visits would a person need to use for each type of membership to cost the same amount over a one-year period?

    • A. 20
    • B. 25
    • C. 30
    • D. 40
  • Practice Question #7: Reading

    At four o'clock, conscious of his throbbing heart, Levin stepped out of a hired sledge at the Zoological Gardens, and turned along the path to the frozen mounds and the skating ground, knowing that he would certainly find Kitty there, as he had seen the Shtcherbatskys' carriage at the entrance. It was a bright, frosty day. Rows of carriages, sledges, drivers, and policemen were standing in the approach. Crowds of well-dressed people, with hats bright in the sun, swarmed about the entrance and along the well-swept little paths between the little houses adorned with carving in the Russian style. The old curly birches of the gardens, all their twigs laden with snow, looked as though freshly decked in sacred vestments.

    He walked along the path towards the skating-ground, and kept saying to himself—"You mustn't be excited, you must be calm. What's the matter with you? What do you want? Be quiet, stupid," he conjured his heart. And the more he tried to compose himself, the more breathless he found himself. An acquaintance met him and called him by his name, but Levin did not even recognize him. He went towards the mounds, whence came the clank of the chains of sledges as they slipped down or were dragged up, the rumble of the sliding sledges, and the sounds of merry voices. He walked on a few steps, and the skating-ground lay open before his eyes, and at once, amidst all the skaters, he knew her.

    As used in line 10, "swarmed" most nearly means

    • A. invaded
    • B. gathered
    • C. flew
    • D. obstructed
  • Practice Question #8: Reading

    At four o'clock, conscious of his throbbing heart, Levin stepped out of a hired sledge at the Zoological Gardens, and turned along the path to the frozen mounds and the skating ground, knowing that he would certainly find Kitty there, as he had seen the Shtcherbatskys' carriage at the entrance. It was a bright, frosty day. Rows of carriages, sledges, drivers, and policemen were standing in the approach. Crowds of well-dressed people, with hats bright in the sun, swarmed about the entrance and along the well-swept little paths between the little houses adorned with carving in the Russian style. The old curly birches of the gardens, all their twigs laden with snow, looked as though freshly decked in sacred vestments.

    He walked along the path towards the skating-ground, and kept saying to himself—"You mustn't be excited, you must be calm. What's the matter with you? What do you want? Be quiet, stupid," he conjured his heart. And the more he tried to compose himself, the more breathless he found himself. An acquaintance met him and called him by his name, but Levin did not even recognize him. He went towards the mounds, whence came the clank of the chains of sledges as they slipped down or were dragged up, the rumble of the sliding sledges, and the sounds of merry voices. He walked on a few steps, and the skating-ground lay open before his eyes, and at once, amidst all the skaters, he knew her.

    The author's use of the word "throbbing" in line 1 implies that Levin

    • A. has cut himself badly
    • B. has a sudden pain in his chest
    • C. is about to collapse
    • D. is in an agitated state
  • Practice Question #9: Reading

    At four o'clock, conscious of his throbbing heart, Levin stepped out of a hired sledge at the Zoological Gardens, and turned along the path to the frozen mounds and the skating ground, knowing that he would certainly find Kitty there, as he had seen the Shtcherbatskys' carriage at the entrance. It was a bright, frosty day. Rows of carriages, sledges, drivers, and policemen were standing in the approach. Crowds of well-dressed people, with hats bright in the sun, swarmed about the entrance and along the well-swept little paths between the little houses adorned with carving in the Russian style. The old curly birches of the gardens, all their twigs laden with snow, looked as though freshly decked in sacred vestments.

    He walked along the path towards the skating-ground, and kept saying to himself—"You mustn't be excited, you must be calm. What's the matter with you? What do you want? Be quiet, stupid," he conjured his heart. And the more he tried to compose himself, the more breathless he found himself. An acquaintance met him and called him by his name, but Levin did not even recognize him. He went towards the mounds, whence came the clank of the chains of sledges as they slipped down or were dragged up, the rumble of the sliding sledges, and the sounds of merry voices. He walked on a few steps, and the skating-ground lay open before his eyes, and at once, amidst all the skaters, he knew her.

    According to the passage, how did Levin first know that Kitty was at the Zoological Gardens?

    • A. Kitty's carriage was parked near the entrance.
    • B. Kitty's cousin said he had been skating with Kitty earlier.
    • C. He saw her talking with another woman near the pond.
    • D. Kitty invited him to meet her there at a certain time.
  • Practice Question #10: Writing

    Everyone has (1) their own reason for wanting to become an intern. Kelli has several other reasons behind her decision. (2) For example, Kelli wants to meet people to learn about the variety of careers available, from entry level to senior engineer. She will accomplish all of her intern goals (3) by working on technical projects, attend “lunch and learn” meetings, watching webinars, and shadow coworkers.

    (1)

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. your
    3. its
    4. his or her
  • Practice Question #11: Writing

    Everyone has (1) their own reason for wanting to become an intern. Kelli has several other reasons behind her decision. (2) For example, Kelli wants to meet people to learn about the variety of careers available, from entry level to senior engineer. She will accomplish all of her intern goals (3) by working on technical projects, attend “lunch and learn” meetings, watching webinars, and shadow coworkers.

    (2)

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. For example; Kelli wants to meet people to learn about the variety of careers available, from entry level to senior engineer.
    3. For example, Kelli wants to meet people—to learn about the variety of careers available, from entry level, to senior engineer.
    4. For example, Kelli wants to meet people to learn about the variety of careers available; from entry level to senior engineer.
  • Practice Question #12: Writing

    Everyone has (1) their own reason for wanting to become an intern. Kelli has several other reasons behind her decision. (2) For example, Kelli wants to meet people to learn about the variety of careers available, from entry level to senior engineer. She will accomplish all of her intern goals (3) by working on technical projects, attend “lunch and learn” meetings, watching webinars, and shadow coworkers.

    (3)

    1. NO CHANGE
    2. by working on technical projects, attending "lunch and learn" meetings, watching webinars, and shadowing coworkers.
    3. by working on technical projects, attend "lunch and learn" meetings, watch webinars, and shadow coworkers.
    4. by working on technical projects, attending "lunch and learn" meetings, watch webinars, and shadowing coworkers.