Kaplan SAT Test Course Book Review | Practice Test 12 AMBiPi

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SAT Reading Practice Passage

This passage is adapted from Taras Grescoe, Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile. ©2012 by Taras Grescoe.

SAT Reading Comprehension Practice Test Questions

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 1

What function does the third paragraph (lines 20-34) serve in the passage as a whole?

Option A: It acknowledges that a practice favored by the author of the passage has some limitations.

Option B: It illustrates with detail the arguments made in the first two paragraphs of the passage.

Option C: It gives an overview of a problem that has not been sufficiently addressed by the experts mentioned in the passage.

Option D: It advocates for abandoning a practice for which the passage as a whole provides mostly favorable data.

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Option A : 

While the author predominantly supports the use of public transportation, in the third paragraph he recognizes some limitations to the public transportation system: it is a “depressing experience” (lines 25-26) and “underfunded, ill-maintained, and ill-planned” (line 31).

Choices B, C, and D are incorrect because the third paragraph does not expand upon an argument made in the first two paragraphs, provide an overview of a problem, or advocate ending the use of public transportation.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 2

Which choice does the author explicitly cite as an advantage of automobile travel in North America?

Option A: Environmental impact

Option B: Convenience

Option C: Speed

Option D: Cost

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Option C : 

The author notes that in North America “hopping in a car almost always gets you to your destination more quickly” (lines 32-34). This statement suggests that speed is one advantage to driving in North America.

Choices A, B, and D are incorrect because the author does not cite environmental impact, convenience, or cost as advantages of driving in North America.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 3

Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?

Option A: Lines 5-9 (“In… automobile”)

Option B: Lines 20-24 (“And… car”)

Option C: Lines 24-26 (“In… the experience”)

Option D: Lines 32-34 (“Hopping… quickly”)

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Option D : 

In lines 32-34, the author provides evidence that speed is one advantage to driving in North America because driving “almost always gets you to your destination more quickly.”

Choices A, B, and C do not provide the best evidence that speed is one advantage to driving in North America. Choices A and B are incorrect because they offer general information about using public transportation. Choice C is incorrect because although these lines mention North America, they focus on the disadvantages of public transportation.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 4

The central idea of the fourth paragraph (lines 35-57) is that

Option A: European countries excel at public transportation.

Option B: some public transportation systems are superior to travel by private automobile.

Option C: Americans should mimic foreign public transportation systems when possible.

Option D: much international public transportation is engineered for passengers to work while onboard.

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Option B : 

The author argues in the fourth paragraph that public transportation “can be faster, more comfortable, and cheaper than the private automobile” (lines 36-37) and provides examples of fast and convenient public transportation systems.

Choices A, C, and D are incorrect because they focus on points made in the fourth paragraph rather than the paragraph’s central idea.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 5

Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?

Option A: Line 35 (“It… this”)

Option B: Lines 35-37 (“Done… automobile”)

Option C: Lines 37-40 (“In… sound”)

Option D: Lines 44-48 (“From… cities”)

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Option B : 

In lines 35-37, the author provides evidence that some public transportation systems are superior to driving because public transportation “can be faster, more comfortable, and cheaper than the private automobile.

Choices A, C, and D do not provide the best evidence that some public transportation systems are superior to driving, as they highlight points made in the fourth paragraph rather than the paragraph’s central idea.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 6

As used in line 58, “credit” most nearly means

Option A: endow.

Option B: attribute.

Option C: believe.

Option D: honor.

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Option C : 

In the last paragraph, the author explains the trend that people who became adults around the end of the twentieth century are more willing to use public transportation than people from older generations. The author notes, “If you credit the demographers, this transit trend has legs” (lines 58-59). In this context, “credit” means to believe the demographers’ claims about the trend.

Choices A, B, and D are incorrect because in this context, “credit” does not mean endow, attribute, or honor.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 7

As used in line 61, “favor” most nearly means

Option A: indulge.

Option B: prefer.

Option C: resemble.

Option D: serve.

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Option B : 

In lines 59-63, the author explains the trend of people who became adults around the end of the twentieth century “tend[ing] to favor cities over suburbs.” In this context, these adults “favor,” or prefer, cities over suburbs.

Choices A, C, and D are incorrect because in this context “favor” does not mean indulge, resemble, or serve.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 8

Which choice best supports the conclusion that public transportation is compatible with the use of personal electronic devices?

Option A: Lines 59-63 (“The… subways”)

Option B: Lines 63-67 (“Part… annoyances”)

Option C: Lines 68-70 (“Even… ago”)

Option D: Lines 77-81 (“Already… homes”)

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Option B : 

In lines 63-67, the author explains that while riding on public transportation, people can use personal electronic devices, such as “iPads, MP3 players, Kindles, and smartphones.

Choices A, C, and D are incorrect because they do not show that public transportation is compatible with the use of personal electronic devices.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 9

Which choice is supported by the data in the first figure?

Option A: The number of students using public transportation is greater than the number of retirees using public transportation.

Option B: The number of employed people using public transportation and the number of unemployed people using public transportation are roughly the same.

Option C: People employed outside the home are less likely to use public transportation than are homemakers.

Option D: Unemployed people use public transportation less often than do people employed outside the home.

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Option A : 

Figure 1 shows that 10.7% of public transportation passengers are students and 6.7% of public transportation passengers are retirees. Thus, more students than retirees use public transportation.

Choices B and C are incorrect because figure 1 shows that more employed than unemployed people use public transportation and that more employed people than homemakers use public transportation. Choice D is incorrect because figure 1 does not explain how frequently passengers use public transportation; it only identifies public transportation passengers by their primary occupation.

SAT Practice Test 12 Question No 10

Taken together, the two figures suggest that most people who use public transportation

Option A: are employed outside the home and take public transportation to work.

Option B: are employed outside the home but take public transportation primarily to run errands.

Option C: use public transportation during the week but use their private cars on weekends.

Option D: use public transportation only until they can afford to buy a car.

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Option A : 

Figure 1 shows that 72% of public transportation passengers are “employed outside the home,” and figure 2 indicates that 59.1% of public transportation trips are for “work.” It can be inferred from these figures that many public transportation passengers take public transportation to their place of employment.

Choices B, C, and D are incorrect because figures 1 and figure 2 do not indicate that public transportation passengers primarily use the system to run errands, use their car on weekends, or are planning to purchase a car.

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