ENGLISH ACT PRACTICE TEST ANSWER KEY, Passage 1 1. A ...

55 downloads 214 Views 116KB Size Report
ENGLISH ACT PRACTICE TEST ANSWER KEY, Passage 1. 1. A. Correct! The best answer is A. It provides the best punctuation for the underlined portion.

ENGLISH ACT PRACTICE TEST ANSWER KEY, Passage 1 1. A. Correct! The best answer is A. It provides the best punctuation for the underlined portion. The phrase "waiting by the back door" describes the noun nets and is essential because it tells which nets the narrator "grew up with." Therefore, no comma should be placed after nets. The semicolon after the word door is appropriate because semicolons are used between items in a series when one or more of these items include commas. The best answer is NOT B because the first comma after waiting is unnecessary. In addition, the appropriate punctuation after door should be a semicolon (not a comma). Semicolons are used between items in a series when one or more of these items include commas. The best answer is NOT C because the appropriate punctuation after door should be a semicolon and not a comma. Semicolons are used between items in a series when one or more of these items include commas. The best answer is NOT D because the punctuation, in this case a semicolon, is missing after the word door. It is needed to set off the first of this sentence's three items in a series. 2. H. Correct! The best answer is H. The verb form sitting is best here because it creates a parallel structure for all three items in the series: "nets waiting," "hip-waders hanging," "a microscope sitting." The best answer is NOT F because the phrase was sitting makes the third item in the series not parallel with the first two items. The best answer is NOT G because the phrase would sit makes the third item in the series not parallel with the first two items. The best answer is NOT J because the verb sat makes the third item in the series not parallel with the first two items. 3. D. Correct! The best answer is D. It offers the clearest, most concise wording for this sentence. "My mother is a marine biologist," is a clear statement that avoids unnecessary or confusing words. The best answer is NOT A because the phrase "Having studied" at the beginning of the sentence is wordy and unnecessary. It is obvious to the reader that a marine biologist would have studied in the past. The best answer is NOT B because the phrase "As my mother's interest is science" adds meaningless words to the sentence. It is obvious to the reader that a marine biologist would have an interest in science. The best answer is NOT C because the phrase "occupation is that of" adds unnecessary words to the sentence. It is obvious to the reader that marine biology is the mother's occupation. 4. H. Correct! The best answer is H. This is a good introductory sentence because the rest of the paragraph explains how the narrator's household "didn't run according to a typical schedule." The paragraph goes on to say that "meals weren't always served in the expected order" and that the mother operated according to the tides, which were not on a typical household schedule.

The best answer is NOT F. This is a poor introductory sentence because the paragraph provides no evidence that indicates the narrator's household was uncooperative. The best answer is NOT G. This is a poor introductory sentence because the paragraph does explain why the mother ran the household in an untypical manner: Everything depended on the tides. The best answer is NOT J. This is a poor introductory sentence because there is no evidence that suggests the narrator's household was run in a "most spectacular manner." The household schedule may have been atypical, but atypical does not indicate spectacular. 5. C. Correct! The best answer is C. It offers the clearest, most concise wording for this sentence. "Everything depended on the tides," is a precise, clear statement that avoids unnecessary or confusing words. The best answer is NOT A because the meaning of the statement "Everything was subservient to the disposal of the tides" is not clear. In particular, the use of the phrase "the disposal of the tides" makes no sense in the context of the sentence. The best answer is NOT B because the statement "Everything was defenseless in the face of the tides" is convoluted and wordy. In addition, the meaning is unclear. The best answer is NOT D because it creates an unclear statement: "Everything trusted in the tides." The word Everything refers back to the household schedule. It makes no sense to say that the household schedule has the ability to trust. 6. G. Correct! The best answer is G. This is the best introductory sentence because the rest of this new paragraph explains how "the phases of the moon" affected a "complete cycle of tides." The other choices do not logically lead into this explanation of what causes high and low tides. The best answer is NOT F because this new paragraph is about the relationship between the moon and the tides. The rest of the paragraph does not further develop the point that the narrator had respect for her mother, as this choice suggests. The best answer is NOT H. Although this choice does mention the relationship between the moon and the tides (the main topic of the new paragraph), it is a poor transition from the preceding paragraph, which concludes with a description of the mother on the bridge at high tide. The best answer is NOT J because a description of the moon as "a mysterious orb" is an inadequate introduction to this new paragraph, which explains how "the moon affected the tides." 7. C. Correct! The best answer is C. This choice creates a structurally sound compound sentence with two complete independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction so. The best answer is NOT A. The coordinating conjunction so indicates that there should be two independent clauses in this sentence, but the first part of the sentence ("The moon being closer to the earth when full") is not an independent clause; it has no predicate.

The best answer is NOT B. The coordinating conjunction so indicates that there should be two independent clauses in this sentence, but the first part of the sentence ("Since the moon is closer to the earth when full") is not an independent clause; it has no predicate. The best answer is NOT D. The coordinating conjunction so indicates that there should be two independent clauses in this sentence, but the first part of the sentence ("The moon, closer to the earth when full") is not an independent clause; it has no predicate. 8. F. Correct! The best answer is F. The possessive pronoun its is appropriate here because it refers back to the moon: "[the moon's] gravitational pull." The best answer is NOT G because the possessive one's, which is used to refer to persons, does not agree with the antecedent moon. The best answer is NOT H because it's is a contraction meaning it is, and not a possessive pronoun. The best answer is NOT J because the apostrophe in its' makes this word an improper possessive pronoun form. 9. D. Correct! The best answer is D because the detailed information about how long it takes to complete a cycle of tides clearly shows that the narrator has specific knowledge of tides. The best answer is NOT A because the phrase "sixteen hours for a complete cycle of tides" provides scientific information; it does not in any way contrast the narrator's interests and her mother's interests. The best answer is NOT B because the phrase "sixteen hours for a complete cycle of tides" gives specific information that is presented as fact. This scientific information is supported, not contradicted, in the essay. The best answer is NOT C because factual information about "a complete cycle of tides" has nothing to do with the setting of the essay. In addition, at this point in the essay, the setting has long been established. 10. J. Correct! The best answer is J because no punctuation is needed to separate the subject of the sentence (my brother and I) from the verb (joined). The best answer is NOT F because it inserts an unnecessary and confusing comma between the subject and verb. The best answer is NOT G because it inserts two unnecessary and confusing commas. The first comma illogically separates the two parts of the compound subject; the second comma inserts an unnecessary and confusing comma between the subject and verb. The best answer is NOT H because it inserts a comma that illogically separates the two parts of this sentence's compound subject. 12. A. Correct! The best answer is A because it is the only choice that results in a complete sentence.

The best answer is NOT B because "At the very low tides of the full moon, when almost all the water was away" is a sentence fragment. The best answer is NOT C because "At the very low tides of the full moon, when almost all the water was away" is a sentence fragment. The best answer is NOT D because "At the very low tides of the full moon, when almost all the water was away" is a sentence fragment and not an independent clause, as the semicolon after the word away suggests. 13. A. Correct! The best answer is A because it is the only choice that places Sentence 1 as the introduction to the paragraph. There is no other logical placement for Sentence 1 because it provides information that the narrator and the brother are joining the mother on their "adventures into tidal lands." If either Sentence 2 or Sentence 3 introduced the paragraph, the reader would be confused. The best answer is NOT B because it is illogical to place Sentence 2 before Sentence 1. Sentence 1 introduces the setting for the paragraph and places the narrator's family there. If Sentence 2 introduced the paragraph, the reader would not understand who "we" referred to. The best answer is NOT C because it is illogical to place Sentence 2 before Sentence 1. Sentence 1 introduces the setting for the paragraph and places the narrator's family there. If Sentence 2 introduced the paragraph, the reader would not understand who "we" referred to. The best answer is NOT D because the information in Sentence 3 ("we would dig with shovels in the mud") logically follows the information in Sentence 2 about finding the "hiding places of crabs, snails, starfish, and sea urchins." 14. G. Correct! The best answer is G because the information about the attached "specimen bottle" is critical to understanding the last sentence of the essay, which describes the mother "peering at a drop of water from the bottle." The best answer is NOT F because the fact that the net "is often used by marine biologists" is not as relevant as knowing at this point in the paragraph that the mother needs "a specimen bottle" to collect "the thousands of tiny swimming organisms." The best answer is NOT H because the material that the net was made from ("cotton and nylon") is irrelevant to the rest of the essay. What is relevant is knowing at this point in the paragraph that the mother needs "a specimen bottle" to collect "the thousands of tiny swimming organisms." The best answer is NOT J because the shape of the net ("like a geometric figure") is irrelevant to the rest of the essay. What is relevant is knowing at this point in the paragraph that the mother needs "a specimen bottle" to collect "the thousands of tiny swimming organisms." 15. C. Correct! The best answer is C. It is the only choice where the sentence elements are placed in a logical, comprehensible order. The mother is "peering through the lenses of her microscope at a drop of water from the bottle." No other order makes sense. The best answer is NOT A because the resulting sentence illogically reads as though the "lenses of her microscope" are from a bottle.

The best answer is NOT B because the resulting sentence illogically reads as though "a drop of water" comes from the microscope. The best answer is NOT D because the resulting sentence illogically reads as though the "lenses of her microscope" are from a bottle.

Eps10 Cobra Kai | The Bureau of Magical Things 1ª Temporada Episódio 19 Online – DUBLADO | DOWNLOAD NOW “Brexit 2019 Full Movie Free Download HD 720p”