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Kick your studying off with a SHSAT pop quiz, featuring Revising/Editing, Reading Comprehension, and Math questions. You'll have 180 minutes to complete the entire SHSAT exam, so it's essential to move quickly and efficiently through test.

After you answer each question in the quizzes below, you'll find out if you got it right and get an explanation. At the end of the quiz, you'll receive a percentage correct.

You should review your answers as you go since you'll continue to work on these same question types. We've also included a list of the quiz questions below.

English Language Arts

The ELA section of the SHSAT is the first part of the test, but you can answer the questions in any order. In this section, you'll be tested on Revising/Editing as well as Reading Comprehension. There are 57 total questions on this part and all are multiple choice. Try this practice quiz to see how you're doing on ELA.

Math

While the Math section is part 2 on the test, you can approach these questions first if that works better for you. You'll see 5 Grid-Ins and 52 Multiple Choice questions. Try the quiz below to see how you're doing on the Math portion of the test.

English Language Arts Questions

1. Read the following paragraph. Which sentence should be revised to correct an issue of comparatives and superlatives?

(1) Abraham Lincoln distinguished himself as a remarkable orator and was admired more for the Gettysburg Address and his two inaugural speeches. (2) His humble, patient, serious, and persuasive personality helped him gain attention. (3) When Lincoln ran for Senate reelection, he challenged Stephen A. Douglas to a discussion of issues; these became the Lincoln-Douglas debates. (4) Although Lincoln lost that election, he received countless invitations to speak all over the country.

  • Sentence 1
  • Sentence 2
  • Sentence 3
  • Sentence 4

2. Read the following sentence. Which edit should be made to correct this sentence?

The newly constructed athletic complex features a myriad of amenities multi-purpose gymnasiums, an elevated jogging track, squash courts, and exercise studios.

  • insert a colon after "newly constructed"
  • insert a colon after "complex"
  • insert a colon after "amenities"
  • insert a colon after "multi-purpose"

3. Read the following paragraph. Which sentence should be revised to correct a word choice issue?

(1) Recent fossil evidence suggests that carnivorous dinosaurs were accomplished swimmers. (2) The Baptornis looked like a diving bird whose small wings could have helped it steer under water. (3) It probably had webbed feet and a torpedo-shaped body that would have allowed it to dive. (4) If this dinosaur was indeed a swimmer, it must have used its small, sharp teeth to locate fish in central North America’s shallow seas.

  • Sentence 1
  • Sentence 2
  • Sentence 3
  • Sentence 4

4. Refer to the following poem. Which detail from the poem best suggests that the statue lies in ruins?

This poem, “Ozymandias,” written by Percy Shelley, was first published in 1818.

I met a traveller from an antique land 
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone 
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, 
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown 
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command 
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read 
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things, 
The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed. 
And on the pedestal these words appear: 
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: 
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” 
Nothing beside remains: round the decay 
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, 
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  • "whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command" (lines 4-5)
  • "The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed. " (line 8)
  • "And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:'" (lines 9-10) 
  • "Nothing beside remains: round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare," (lines 12-13)

4. Refer to the following poem. How does the phrase “colossal wreck” (line 13) serve the meaning of the poem?

This poem, “Ozymandias,” written by Percy Shelley, was first published in 1818.

I met a traveller from an antique land 
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone 
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, 
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown 
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command 
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read 
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things, 
The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed. 
And on the pedestal these words appear: 
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: 
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” 
Nothing beside remains: round the decay 
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, 
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  • It symbolizes the power and might of King Ozymandias by suggesting that the statue was enormous.
  • It contributes to the poem's irony to reveal that a significant tribute to a powerful ruler now stands in ruins.
  • The phrase evokes a sense of the magnitude of the archeological find that the traveler stumbled upon.
  • It is meant to stir disgust and anger over the fact that the statue has been broken.

Math Questions

1. x + x · y + y =

  • xy
  • 2xy+y
  • 4xy
  • x+xy+y

2. Read the following scenario. How many pieces of pizza are left?

A pizza is cut into x pieces. Kevin takes 1/4 of the total pieces. Keith takes one piece less than twice the number of pieces Kevin took.

  • (1/4)x
  • (1/4)x+1
  • (1/2)x+1
  • (3/4)x-1

3. If Matthew scored an average of 15 points per basketball game and played 24 games in one season, how many points did he score in the season?

  • 15
  • 180
  • 240
  • 360

4. If 3ab = 6, what is the value of a in terms of b?

  • b
  • 2/b
  • 2b^2
  • 2b

5. In the figure below, O is the center of the circle, and OBCD is a square where OA=AB. If the area of the square is 64, what is the area of the circle?

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  • 4𝛑
  • 8𝛑
  • 16𝛑
  • 64𝛑

5. If each of the small squares in the figure above has an area of 1 sq inch, what is the area of the shape below?

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  • 54 sq inches
  • 62 sq inches
  • 80 sq inches
  • 106 sq inches