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SAT Literature Practice Test 10

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. 1. In the passage, the ripening figs are symbolic of A. the fruits of labor B. the maturation of Babette C. the difficulty of life D. the enigma of nature E....

SAT Literature Practice Test 9

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. FYI, this is from Our American Cousin, by Tom Taylor. 1. The phrase "judgment and execution" (line 6) most likely means A. a sentence and the death penalty B. the moral...

SAT Literature Practice Test 8

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Try some of the techniques you learned in the chapters on poetry and prose to complete this drama exercise. Do the specific questions first and the general ones next. This excerpt...

SAT Literature Practice Test 7

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Let's try a more recent poem. By the way, "Madman's Song" was written by William Rose Benet in 1921. 1. What is the effect of using "silver" to describe the "horn"...

SAT Literature Practice Test 6

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Now try the techniques out on this next poem. Instead of writing down answers to questions, think about alliteration, rhythm, personification, theme, etc., while you're reading. Don't forget to do the...

SAT Literature Practice Test 5

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Now try the techniques on this poem. "There Is No Frigate Like a Book" was written by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Her simple poems are filled with imagery. 1. The poem implies...

SAT Literature Practice Test 4

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Let's take a look at some modern poetry. * a spitoon is a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place) By the way, "Brass Spittoons" was written by Langston Hughes,...

SAT Literature Practice Test 3

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Now test your skill on this passage. 1. The word "overlooking" (line 22) is meant to suggest that Mrs. Penniman does which of the following? A. Ignores Catherine's talent B. Teaches...

SAT Literature Practice Test 2

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Now try applying what you've learned so far to the opening of this short story. This passage is from "Harrison Bergeron," a short story in Kurt Vonnegut's collection of short stories...

SAT Literature Practice Test 1

Directions: This test consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question. Read the following poem carefully before you choose your answers. 1. The main verb in the second stanza is A. rising (line 14) B. pushing (line 18) C. fall (line 20)...

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