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Our passage-based reading practice tests will help you prepare for your SAT reading comprehension questions. You will first read a short passage and then you will have a series of questions to test your reading skills. The questions are based on the content of the passages and you may also be asked about the meaning of a word as it is used in the context of the reading. These free SAT reading comprehension questions will help you prepare for your SAT.
Directions: The passages below are followed by questions about their content. Answer the questions on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passages.
The second sentence (“The reasons…are twofold”) refers to
a need for a food surplus and a successful economy
the development of commerce and administration
the construction of elaborate canals and drainage systems
the establishment of successful agriculture and the foundation of cities
the complexity and success of the irrigation systems
As used in this passage, the word “tremendous” most nearly means
As used in this passage, the word “air” most nearly means
With which of the following statements would the writer most likely agree?
Havana is a historic and diverse city.
The citizens of Havana are essential to the endurance of the city.
The citizens of Havana will never be able to rebuild the city to its past glory.
The look of Havana has evolved steadily throughout its history.
Havana is an unusually wealthy city.
The author implies that initially he only “casually looked” (line 1) through the childhood journal because
he could not remember the events it described
he was not skilled at drawing
he found its content unfamiliar
he was not interested in his childhood
he was embarrassed by his cartoons
The author’s purpose in mentioning his brother’s “victorious taunts” is most likely to
indicate that he had a strained relationship with his brother
imply that this billiards game was particularly memorable
criticize his brother’s behavior
suggest the journal recalled painful memories
underscore the journal’s ability to powerfully recall the past
The plague on both political parties (line 1) could best be described as their
reliance on polls to determine the feelings of the voting public
willingness to attack their closest competitors
need to appeal to an ill-informed electorate
lack of concern for the views of most voters
refusal to speak to lower-income families
As used in this passage, the word “acquaintance” most nearly means
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