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					 PSAT REVIEW
Most Frequently Missed Questions
          Critical Reading
      Category: Determining the Meaning of
O Skill
  Words

Use vocabulary skills, context, roots, prefixes,
  and suffixes to determine the meaning of
  words.
The Scientists presentation was ________: they
misstated, misinterpreted, and thoroughly
misunderstood all aspects of the subject.
  A.   irresolute
  B.   mundane
  C.   equivocal
  D.   deplorable
  E.   superficial
    D.
deplorable
The themes of the painter’s work were largely
______, showing little drama or imaginative flair.

  A.   esoteric
  B.   quixotic
  C.   bombastic
  D.   pedestrian
  E.   ephemeral
   D.
pedestrian
          Writing Skills
      Category: Manage Word Choice and
O Skill
  Grammatical Relationships Between Words

Understand relationships between and among
  words including subject-verb agreement,
  pronoun reference, and verb form and
  tense.
Archeologists have determined that the city was
destroyed sometime in the eleventh century,
resulting either from a war or a natural disaster.
  A.   century, resulting either from
  B.   century, either resulting from
  C.   century, which either resulted from
  D.   century either as a result of
  E.   century as the result of either
          E.
century as the result of
        either
The Caesar salad was named not for the Roman
emperor Julius Caesar, as many people assume, it is
named for the restaurant owner Caesar Cardini.
  A.   it is named
  B.   it was named
  C.   but it was named
  D.   it was named
  E.   but
 E.
but
The security office recommends that, when asked
to provide a computer password, do not use any
string of letters that can be found in a dictionary.
  A.   do not choose
  B.   not to choose
  C.   not choosing
  D.   you not choose
  E.   your choice should be
      D.
you not choose
Born in London to Bengali parents and raised in Rhode
Island, Jhumpa Lahiri’s fiction explored cultural
conflicts that often arise for those who emigrate from
India to the United States.

 A.   Jhumpa Lahiri’s fiction explores
 B.   Jhumpa Lahiri, whose fiction explores
 C.   Jhumpa Lahiri explores in her fiction
 D.   in whose fiction, Jhumpa Lahiri explores
 E.   the fiction of Jhumpa Lahiri explores
         C.
Jhumpa Lahiri explores
    in her fiction
          Writing Skills
O SkillCategory: Manage Grammatical
  Structures Used to Modify or Compare
Understand correct use of adjectives or
  adverbs, comparative structures (such as
  neither and nor), and phrases used to
  modify or compare.
Select the one underlined part of the sentence
  that must be changed to make the sentence
  correct, or select "No error" to indicate that
  the sentence contains no error.
(a.) As young men, Orville Wright worked (b.)
alongside his older brother Wilbur, (c.) first in a
printing business and later in a bicycle shop,
which (d.) soon became the site of
aeronautical experiments. (e.) no error
          A.
As young men, Orville
    Wright worked
The Pirahã people of Brazil (a) communicate
almost as much by singing, whistling, (b) and
humming (c) than they (d) do by pronouncing
consonants and vowels. (e) No error
   C.
than they
(a) Since the age of eighteen, Yuan-tsung
Chen left Beijing (b) for the countryside (c) to
participate in land reform efforts; her novel,
The Dragon’s Village , is (d) based on her
experiences there. (e) No error
          A.
   Since the age of
eighteen, Yuan-tsung
   Chen left Beijing
Had the sound of children playing not (a)
awakened him when (b) they did , he would (c)
in all probability (d) have missed his plane. (e)
No error
         B.
they did , he would
Organs (a) located in the tail of the electric eel
(b) enables the animal (c) to produce
electricity, which it uses (d) in hunting prey. (e)
No error
        B.
enables the animal
When governments intervene (a) on behalf of
favored businesses, (b) give subsidies to
corporations, (c) or supposedly business-
friendly policies, (d) it violates the principle of
free market competition. (e) No error
             D.
it violates the principle
      of free market
       competition.
(a) That the thieves (b) were unable to sell the
sculptures they (c) had smuggled out of Sicily
suggests that the market for stolen antiquities
(d) has shrunk . (e) No error
   E.
No error

				
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