SAT Writing Multiple Choice II

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The five autobiographical volumes by Maya Angelous BEGIN WITH HER CHILDHOOD IN ARKANSAS AND CULMINATE in her adult years in Egypt and Ghana.
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The harmful effects of smoking on the vascular system IS INCREASINGLY WELL DOCUMENTED.
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Pearl Buck, one of the most popular writers of her DAY, WINNING THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE IN 1938 FOR HER NOVELS ABOUT CHINA.
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In a recent year, more tourists from the United States visited museums in Great Britain than CANADA.
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The campus newspaper does not print as much world news AS DOES MY HOMETOWN.
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Since last September Patricia HAS BEEN WORKING at the convenience store down the road.
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THE POET CLAUDE MCKAY WAS A NATIVE OF JAMAICA WHO SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES BUT WRITING some of his poems in the Jamaican dialect.
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Many ancient Eastern rulers favored drinking vessels made of celadon porcelain BECAUSE OF SUPPOSEDLY REVEALING THE PRESENCE OF POISON by cracking.
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John believes that plants respond to human ATTENTION, WHICH CAUSES HIS TALKING to his African violets every night.
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People were unprepared for the sinking of the Titanic simply because OF BELIEVING THAT THE SHIP WAS UNSINKABLE.
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When the weather forecaster predicts a severe STORM, THIS IS WHEN PEOPLE USUALLY RUSH TO THE SUPERMARKET TO STOCK UP ON GROCERIES.
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Curiosity about other people, about the ways they think and act, has cause Jeff to meet some fascinating characters as well as PEOPLE WHICH ALSO REALLY BORE HIM.
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The main reasons students give for failing to participate in the political process IS THAT THEY HAVE DEMANDING ASSIGNMENTS AND WORK AT part time jobs.
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All the talk about controlling noise, keeping rivers clean, and planting trees HAVE NOT IMPRESSED PEOPLE ENOUGH TO BE BRINGING about major changes in laws and lifestyles.
15.
1 point
Experts disagree about WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF INTELLIGENCE AND HOW TO MEASURE IT.
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Medical insurance coverage THAT REQUIRES HIGH MONTHLY PREMIUMS AND THAT IS beyond the financial means of many people.
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1 point
Of the following, which is the best way to revise and combine sentences 1 and 2 (reproduced below)?

My father has an exceptional talent. The ability to understand people.
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The adaptation of a novel for the screen often requires major adjustments in plot BECAUSE THE ONE ART FORM DIFFERS FROM THE OTHER IN HAVING OTHER CHARACTER REVELATION TECHNIQUES.
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Many eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Romantic poets WERE BELIEVERS IN REBELLION AGAINST SOCIAL CONVENTIONS, EXPRESS STRONG EMOTION, and the power of imagination.
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1 point
James Barrie, the author of Peter Pan and other plays, is noted for portraying adulthood as unpleasant and CHILDHOOD IS GLORIFIED.
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A fine orchestral performance will exhibit the skills of the musicians, their abilities to work as an ensemble, and HOW HE OR SHE RESPONDS to the conductor.
22.
1 point
Of the following, which is the best way to phrase sentence 4 (reproduced below)?

He listens intently, asks me some questions, and my feelings are seemingly known by him exactly.
23.
1 point
Astronomy is the study of celestial bodies in outer space, ESPECIALLY THEIR POSITIONS, DIMENSIONS, MOVEMENTS, AND COMPOSITION.
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The furnace exploded, blowing off the door, spraying greasy soot all over the basement floor, and IT WOULD RATTLE furniture and windowpanes throughout the building.
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Born of Ibuza parents in Nigeria, novelist Buchi Emecheta moveod to England in 1962, SINCE WHICH SHE HAS LIVED IN NORTH LONDON.
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Explaining modern art is impossible, partly because of its complexity but largely because OF IT RAPIDLY CHANGING.
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The opposing opinions expressed WERE THAT THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE TORN DOWN AND, ON THE OTHER HAND, TO KEEP IT as a historical landmark.
28.
1 point
Which part of the sentence is incorrect?

OF the two options, NEITHER system of appointing judges to the bench nor the process of ELECTING judges ARE entirely satisfactory.
29.
1 point
Which part of the sentence is incorrect?

Careful analysis of pictures of the Moon REVEAL that parts of the Moon's surface ARE markedly SIMILAR TO parts of the EARTH'S.
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Among the most flavorful cuisines in the United States, NEW ORLEANS HAS ALSO BECOME one of the most popular.
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Feeling, perhaps that their votes do not matter, THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE GOING TO THE POLLS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY SMALLER.
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High school graduate usually do not end up earning as much income as college graduates DO, THIS BEING WHY SO MANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS go on to pursue college degrees.