SAMPLE COPYSAT – I (REASONING TEST) General Directions TIMING You will have 3 hours and 45 minutes to work on this test. There are TEN separately timed sections. (We have included ONLY 4 Sections viz. Essay, Writing, Critical Reading and Quant in the sample paper, whereas on the USA UnivQuest Open Mock Test there will be 10 sections, the way the Actual SAT – I (Reasoning) Test is designed. One 25-minute essay Six other 25-minute sections Two 20-minute sections One 10-minute section You may work on only one section at a time. The supervisor will tell you when to begin and end each section. If you finish a section before time is called, check your work on that section. You may NOT turn to any other section. Work as rapidly as you can without losing accuracy. Don’t waste time on questions that seem too difficult for you. MARKING ANSWERS Carefully mark only one answer for each question. Make sure each mark is dark and completely fills the circle. Do not make any stray marks on your answer sheet. If you erase, do so completely, incomplete erasures may be scored as intended answers. Use only the answer spaces that correspond to the question numbers. You many use the test book for scratch work, but you will not receive credit for anything written there. After time has been called, you may not transfer answers to your answer sheet or fill in circles. You may not fold or remove pages or portions of a page from this book, or take the book or answer sheet from the testing room. SCORING For each correct answer to a question, you receive one point. For questions you omit, you receive no points For a wrong answer to a multiple-choice question, you lose one fourth of a point If you can eliminate one or more of the answer choices as wrong, you increase your chances of choosing the correct answer and earning one point. If you can’t eliminate any choice, move on. You can return to the question later if there is time. For a wrong answer to a student-produced response (Grid-In) math question, you don’t lose any points. The essay is scored on a 1 to 6 scale by two different readers. The total essay score is the sum of the two readers’ scores An off topic or blank essay will receive a score of zero. DISCLAIMER This SAMPLE PAPER is only an indicative specimen but the USA UnivQuest Open Mock Test (SAT–I) will be comprising of 10 sections in all, the way the Actual SAT-I (Reasoning ) Test is designed. Important Reminders: A pencil is required for the essay. present your ideas logically and clearly. . and use language precisely. Increasingly. and keep your handwriting to a reasonable size. You will have enough space if you write on every line. today’s problems are serious and require serious solutions. Your essay must be written on the lines provided on your answer sheet – you will receive no other paper on which to write. people are taught to laugh at things that aren’t usually funny and to cope with difficult situations by using humor. You will receive credit only for what you write on your answer sheet. Adapted form Marshall Brain. There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and help fight discase. You should. “How Laughter Works” Assignment: Is using humor the best way to approach difficult situations and problems? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. avoid wide margins. An off-topic essay will receive a score of zero. Do not turn to any other section in the test. Do not write your essay in your test book. BEGIN WRITING YOUR ESSAY ON PAGE 2 OF THE ANSWER SHEET. Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. Remember that people who are not familiar with your handwriting will read what you write.SAT 1 REASONING TEST ESSAY SAMPLE PAPER FOR OPEN MOCK SAT CLASS . Both in society and in our own lives. studies. experience or observations. If you finish before time is called. Try to write or print so that what you are writing is legible to those readers. you may check your work on this section only. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading. take care to develop your point of view. You have twenty-five minutes to write an essay on the topic assigned below. your test scores may be canceled. An essay written in ink will receive a score of zero. If your essay does not reflect your original and individual work.XII SECTION 1 ESSAY Time – 25 minutes The essay gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can develop and express ideas. They are even advised to surround themselves with funny people. however. therefore. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives. most campers heed posted warnings about the animals. and most campers heed posted warnings about the animals because of that toothpaste. with most campers therefore heeding posted warnings about the animals toothpaste. since such is the case. and punctuation. most campers heed posted warnings about the animals as a result toothpaste. Choice A repeats the original phrasing. Bears in Yosemite National Park have been known to break into cars for food.XII SECTION 4 Time — 25 minutes 35 Questions Turn to Section 6 of your answer sheet to answer the questions in this section. choice of words. select the best answer from among the choices given and fill in the corresponding circle on the answer sheet The following sentences test correctness and effectiveness of expression. select one of the other choices. The Women’s Media Group recently launching an intern program in an effort to encourage minority women to think about careers in publishing and electronic media. beneath each sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. most campers heed posted warnings about the animals . (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) and she was sixty-five years old then when she was sixty-five at age sixty-five years old upon the reaching of sixty-five years at the time when she was sixty-five 1. Part of each sentence or the entire sentence is underlined. follow the requirements of standard written English. Your selection should result in the most effective sentence—clear and precise. most campers heed posted warnings about the animals toothpaste. pay attention to grammar. EXAMPLE: Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first book and she was sixty-five years old then. or even toothpaste. candy. Directions: For each question in this section. since such is the case.SAT 1 REASONING TEST WRITING SAMPLE PAPER FOR OPEN MOCK SAT CLASS . that is. the other four choices are different. the Women’s Media Group The Women’s Media Group recently launched an intern program An intern program recently launched by the Women’s Media Group 2. if not. select choice A. sentence construction. therefore. In making your selection. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) The Women’s Media Group recently launching an intern program The Women’s Media Group recently would launch an intern program Recently launching an intern program. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) toothpaste. without awkwardness or ambiguity. being Sigmund Freud’s daughter.3. and a master of political oratory. who as Sigmund Freud’s daughter adapted classical psychoanalytic technique to the treatment of young children. an advocate of civil disobedience. or cooking grease to compost will (E) experts warning that adding meat. Mindful of the growing popularity of backyard compost piles among home gardeners. Jawaharlal Nehru. Strong wind. adapted classical psychoanalytic technique to the treatment of young children. an advocate of civil disobedience. dairy products. for it with almost unchecked sweeping over great distances. Sigmund Freud’s daughter adapted classical psychoanalytic technique to the treatment of young children. and he mastered fought colonialism. and a master of was a foe of colonialism. The annual National Concrete Canoe Competition attracts teams of engineering students having designed canoes that promote the versatility of concrete. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) was a foe of colonialism. experts warn that adding meat. or cooking grease to compost will attract vermin. an advocate of civil disobedience. the first Prime Minister of an independent India. will sweep over great distances. or cooking grease to compost will (D) warnings from experts concerning the addition of meat. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) having designed who have designed for designing to be designing and they designed 4. (A) Anna Freud adapted classical psychoanalytic technique to the treatment of young children. (A) experts warn that adding meat. Anna Freud adapted classical psychoanalytic technique to the treatment of young children. (D) Being Anna Freud. (E) Anna Freud. dairy products. advocated civil disobedience. (C) Anna Freud. dairy products. and a master of was a foe of colonialism. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) it having swept almost unchecked over great distances. and she was Sigmund Freud’s daughter. 5. or cooking grease to compost will (B) adding meat. or cooking grease to compost would 6. being Sigmund Freud’s daughter. swept over great distances and almost unchecked. this is what experts warn will (C) and with warnings from experts that adding meat. and mastering was a foe of colonialism. being almost unchecked. Sigmund Freud’s daughter. dairy products. (B) Anna Freud adapted classical psychoanalytic technique to the treatment of young children. mastering 7. was a foe of colonialism. dairy products. it having swept almost unchecked over great distances. dairy products. is a prime component of the grassland climate. was an advocate of civil disobedience. sweeping almost unchecked over great distances. an advocate of civil disobedience. . or cooking grease to compost. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) was not obstinate but a determination was not obstinate but determined was not because of obstinacy. her poems being read: her poems are being read. Although she wrote 2. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) are most likely to contain high levels of mercury than small fish are more likely to contain high levels of mercury compared to small fish are more likely than small fish to contain high levels of mercury compared with small fish most likely contain high levels of mercury more likely contain higher levels of mercury than in small fish The following sentences test your ability to recognize grammar and usage errors. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) read: her poems are read. No error E Before steamships started crossing the North Atlantic in the early nineteenth century. but he was determined resulted not from obstinacy but from a determination 11. her poems are read.” No error A B C D E 13. select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct.8. yet her poems are 9. Researchers have found that large fish are most likely to contain high levels of mercury than small fish. While working at Harvard Observatory classifying stars. . If the sentence is correct. if there is one. the best way to travel between Europe and America has been on sailing ships called “packets. The director’s insistence that there be adequate stage lighting and professionally installed backdrops in the theater was not obstinate but a determination to provide a safe work environment for the actors and stage crew. the Roman poet Sulpicia is still being read: her poems are available in English translation in a number of anthologies. The error. Each sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. The apparently chaotic images in certain types of contemporary painting strike many viewers as both confusing but delightfully original. is underlined and lettered. Antonia Maury becoming one of the A B first astronomers to identify a spectroscopic binary star with her discovery of Beta Aurigae in C D 1889. he was determined resulted not from obstinacy.000 years ago. 12. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) but but also yet and as and 10. select choice E. No sentence contains more than one error. If the sentence contains an error. people have used energy wastefully.14. composers generally seem to find A B C instrumental improvisation the more congenial. 21. but now that supplies of A B essential fuels are becoming rapidly depleted. The most successful algebra teachers do not have their students simply memorize formulas A B and equations. and A the Mackenzie Delta include the islands collectively known as the Canadian Arctic B C D Archipelago. . No error D E As the guide led us through the exhibit of ancient Russian icons.” the A B nonbiodegrable and often toxic waste resulting from the improper disposal of obsolete C D personal computers. they make sure that their students also understand the underlying C D mathematical concepts. No error E Of three common approaches to writing music. environmentalists are urging people to change C it. 18. No error C D E For most of recent history. No error E 15. giving you a B C D unique personal dimension to the tour. No error D E Among the most dangerous environmental threats that we face are “compu – garbage. 16. she interspersed explanations A of the objects with stories about her own first encounters with Russian art. 17. 19. No error E After sampling the grapes. No error E Slanting through the tress. 20. the northern tip of Labrador. No error E The region bounded by the northwest corner of Greenland. the six judges decided that the homegrown produce A B tasted better than the import company. yesterday’s late afternoon sun cast more deeper shadown on the A B C D bedroom wall. No error C D E As adults.22. . No error D E 23. No error E To insist that a poem means whatever one wants it to mean is often ignoring the intention and A B C even the words of the poet. Read the passage and select the best answers for the questions that follow. Some questions are about particular sentences or parts of sentences and ask you to improve sentence structure or word choice. the avant-garde compositions of the 1960s and 1970s manage to retain their C D popularity. No error E A powerful advocate to equal rights. 26. male golden silk spiders live not is webs of their own making but rather in webs A B C made by female spiders. 24. Other questions ask you to consider organization and development. C D E Annual visitors to New York City’s Central Park number almost ten times that of Mount A B C D Rushmore. In choosing answers. Belva Lockwood was twice a candidate for President A B long before the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution allowed women to vote. Directions: The following passage is an early draft of an essay. 29. Hanson proudly demonstrated his company’s latest cell phone. 28. No error D E At a time when interest in twentieth.century classical music seems on the verge A B to disappear. Some parts of the passage need to be rewritten. 27. follow the requirements of standard written English. No error C D E Persistent use of antibacterial soaps in homes both kills many innocuous bacteria and A B encourages harmful ones to develop even more resistant strain. No error D E Mr. 25. No error. a model that flashes the A B C time in color. Because traffic was unusually heavy. Jim arrived ten minutes late for his job interview even A B though he had ran desperately all the way from the bus stop.coded numerals when pressing a button. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Unexpectedly. (4) It was controlled and operated entirely by African Americans. one company. was mass-producing 32 different newspapers by the mid1940s. made possible by the purchase of expensive printing equipment. (10) Salaries rose. the Great Eastern News Corporation. has 32. which of the following is the best revision of the underlined portion of sentences 4 and 5 (reproduced below) ? It was controlled and operated entirely by African Americans. with outlets in cities throughout the country. (1) The decade after 1937 saw considerable growth in the African American press in the United States. which was controlled and operated entirely by African Americans. (3) However. Georgia. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) It was controlled and operated entirely by African Americans.made men retained ownership of the newspapers. which of the following sentences should be omitted from the passage? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 31. was mass-producing 32 different newspapers by the mid-1940s. African American newspapers had been distributed only through the mail and at newsstands in a few large cities.(2) Traditionally. and while the older. On the other hand. in 1938 LeRoy Brannic founded a newspaper distributorship. (8) The Scott Syndicate in Atlanta. meant more work and better salaries for African American photographers 30. (12) Coverage expanded. (9) Syndication offered the advantages of shared news. Brannic’s company Brannic’s company. self.each paper still maintaining contact with its local community through a small staff employed there.Questions 30-35 refer to the following passage. In context. Brannic’s company put African American newspapers into wide circulation across the country. (13) Some of the more successful papers could support their own foreign correspondents. which of the following is best placed at the beginning of sentence 8 (reproduced below) ? The Scott Syndicate in Atlanta. and printing. then. and Brannic’s company It was controlled and operated entirely by African Americans. For example. (6) Though viewed as a modern means of mass communication. . Georgia. newspapers in fact date back to ancient Rome (7) Increased circulation brought more income with which African American publishers could improve production. though Brannic’s company Being controlled and operated entirely by African Americans. Sentence 3 Sentence 6 Sentence 9 Sentence 12 Sentence 13 In context. (5) Brannic’s company put African American newspapers into wide circulation across the country. In short. (11) College-educated reporters began to join newspaper staffs. (14) Increased use of photographyin the newspapers. In order to maintain a logical flow of ideas. in New York City. features. it was Brannic’s company that Controlled and operated entirely by African Americans. Nevertheless. college-educated”. which is the best place to put the following sentence? Syndication also created financial prosperity and new career opportunities for African Americans. and their papers still maintained printing. (D) Place it immediately before sentence 7. what is the best way to deal with sentence 10 (reproduced below) ? Salaries rose. College-educated” to “newspapers. self-made men retained ownership of the newspapers. (B) Connect it to sentence 11 with a comma. (E) Change “while” to “yet”. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) printing. while allowing each paper to maintain printing. and while the older.33. features. each paper still maintaining contact with its local community through a small staff employed there. 35. each paper still maintained printing. (C) Switch it with sentence 11. In context. In context. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Immediately before sentence 2 Immediately before sentence 5 Immediately before sentence 7 Immediately before sentence 8 Immediately before sentence 10 . each paper will still maintain 34. instead. which is the best version of the underlined portion of sentence 9 (reproduced below) ? Syndication offered the advantages of shared news. In context. (A) Insert the word “had” immediately before “retained”. changing “newspapers. and printing. though each paper maintains printing. . prescriptive (B) research . Some fans feel that sports events are ------. . Example: Hoping to ------.XII SECTION 3 Time — 25 minutes 23 Questions Turn to Section 2 of your answer sheet to answer the questions in this section Directions: For each question in this section. foreseen interesting . each blank indicating that something has been omitted. . questionable dull . The consumer advocate claimed that while drug manufacturers ------.to both labor and management. innocuous (D) laud . negotiators proposeda compromise that they felt would be ------. . . . making the outcome of the game -------. (A) tout . select the best answer from among the choices given and fill in the corresponding circle on the answer sheet. prohibitive (E) extract . divisive overcome . Beneath the sentence are five words or sets of words labeled A through E. efficacious (C) market . .SAT 1 REASONING TEST CRITICAL READING SAMPLE PAPER FOR OPEN MOCK SAT CLASS . and split apart by long rests.only when the competitors are of equal ability. counterproductive . when inserted in the sentence. . (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) enforce . Each sentence below has one or two blanks. . Choose the word or set of words that. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) successful . unattractive extend . uncertain 2. broken into sections. assured boring . acceptable 1. . .the dispute. best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. satisfactory resolve . . .the supposed advantages of their proprietary brands. Alfred Schnittke’s musical compositions are -------: phrases are clipped. predictable exciting . useful end . (A) garnished (C) fragmented (E) uniform (B) improvisational (D) cautious 3. generic versions of the same medications are often equally -------. . . my mother took cooking classes and learned to make French and . academic (E) repetitive . . Because drummer Tony Williams paved the way for later jazz-fusion musicians. (A) digressions (C) platitudes (E) acclamations (B) diatribes (D) machinations 8. When I was twelve. . and my father put patis (salty fish sauce) on everything.that it will consume as many insects as possible.4. intricate (B) terse . . questions following a pair of related passages may also be based on the relationship between the paired passages. As my parents became more acculturated. We ate pansit lug-lug (a noodle dish) 5. (A) perceptiveness . (A) spare . opinionated (D) baroque . . .rather than an ------. Favoring economy of expression in writing. Questions 9-12 are based on the following passages. Latoya’s ------. ornate (C) personal . embellished Directions: The passages below are followed by questions based on their content. . we ate less typically Filipino food. food was the only thing that helped identify my family as Line Filipino American.is shown by her ability to be -------: she can see her own faults more clearly than anyone else can. However. (A) abstemious (C) slovenly (E) unpalatable (B) cannibalistic (D) insatiable 6. self-destructive (E) insightfulness . (A) connoisseur (C) beneficiary (E) progenitor (B) revivalist (D) disparager 7. so ------. . Answer the questions on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passages and in any introductory material that may be provided. complacent 5. The politician’s speech to the crowd was composed of nothing but -------. self-critical (B) objectivity . Passage 1 Food has always been considered one of the most salient markers of cultural traditions. restrictive (D) open-mindedness . even this connection lessened as I grew older. When I was a small child. . self-centered (C) cynicism . The bearded dragon lizard is a voracious eater. .prose style. the professor urged students toward a ------. a bitter railing against the party’s opponents. he is considered a ------of that style. . 15. whereas Passage 2 underscores those that are more unusual 12. 9. As eaters. We are multiethnic eaters. Passage 1) as (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) laughably pretentious understandably conservative typically American a regrettable compromise a surprising attitude 11. The two passages differ in their discussions of food primarily in that Passage 1 (A) considers specific dishes eaten by particular people. Americans have no single national cuisine. Passage 2 provides an update of the situation depicted in Passage 1. and I will tell you who you are” — would have no trouble describing cultural identities of the United States. We “play with our food” far more readily than we preserve the culinary rules of our varied ancestors. Passage 2 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin — who in 1825 confidently announced. The author of Passage 2 would most likely regard the mother’s willingness to “make French and Italian dishes” (lines 9-10. Passage 2 furnishes a larger context for the experiences described in Passage 1. we ate chicken marsala and shrimp fra diablo more often than Filipino dishes like pansit lug-lug. whereas Passage 2 rejects that approach as overly sentimental (E) outlines some popular choices in cuisine. Passage 1 presents claims that are debunked by Passage 2.10. “Tell me what you eat. Our food reveals us as tolerant adventurers who do not feel constrained by tradition. Which of the following statements best captures the relationship between the two passages? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Passage 1 notes problems for which Passage 2 proposes solutions. 10. When I was in high school. 20. Passage 2 uses material presented in Passage 1 to correct a popular misconception. not what we eat. whereas Passage 2 comments on a culture’s general attitude toward eating (B) contrasts the cuisines of different cultures. Unlike the author of Passage 2. whereas Passage 2 offers a historical analysis of consumption (D) emphasizes the role of nostalgia in food preferences. Americans mingle the culinary traditions of many regions and cultures. Italian dishes. What unites American eaters culturally is how we eat. the author of Passage 1 makes significant use of (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) direct quotation sociological analysis hypothetical assumptions historical sources personal experience . whereas Passage 2 emphasizes culinary practices common to all cultures (C) presents an abstract theory of food. he supposedly said. even something as simple as bacteria. The reality. The passages below discuss the possibility of locating intelligent life on other planets. the man who ran the first nuclear reaction ever controlled by human beings. Passage 2 was excerpted from a 2000 book on the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life. The consensus within the scientific community seems to be that we eventually will find not only life in other parts of the galaxy but also intelligent and technologically advanced life. Human beings have had modern science only a few hundred years. Confronted at a 1950 luncheon with scientific arguments for the ubiquity of technologically advanced civilizations. Had they acquired science even a thousand years earlier than we. 40. on the other hand. 35. I also feel it is extremely unlikely that a large number of advanced technological civilizations are out there. how astounded even a great seventeenth-century scientist like Isaac Newton would be by our current global communication system. Where are those highly developed extraterrestrial civilizations so dear to the hearts of science-fiction writers? Their existence is far from a foregone conclusion Line 5. 15. The most succinct support for my view comes from Nobel laureate physicist Enrico Fermi.Questions 13-24 are based on the following passages. “So where is everybody?” This so-called Fermi Paradox embodies a simple logic. and other rather sophisticated extraterrestrial Creatures as typical examples of life outside Earth. 10. Fermi’s argument maintains that it is extremely unlikely that many other civilizations discovered science at exactly the same time we did. If. While I believe we will find other forms of life in other solar systems (if not in our own). waiting to be discovered. Technological advances build upon each other. Imagine. Generations of science-fiction movies have conditioned us to consider bug-eyed monsters. I have to say that I disagree. increasing technological abilities faster than most people anticipate. . they are a thousand years behind us. we will likely arrive at their home planet before they even begin sending us radio signals. large-brained intellectual humanoids. It is not hard to imagine that in a few hundred more years we will be a starfaring people. colonizing other systems. however. were he alive today. 20. would be one of the most exciting discoveries ever made. they now could be so much more advanced that they would already be colonizing our solar system. is that finding any kind of life at all. Passage 1 has been adapted from a 1999 book on the history of the universe. and already we have moved into space. for example. 25 30. It suggests that advanced extraterrestrial civilizations may be uninterested in our culture. To get from Earth to the nearest star and back. Which statement about the Fermi Paradox is supported by both passages? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) It articulates a crucial question for those interested in the existence of extraterrestrials. a well-known SETI scientist. Drake’s argument seems very persuasive. yet still believes that there are many technological civilizations in the galaxy. It reveals the limitations of traditional ideas about the pace of technological change.Passage 2 Although posed in the most casual of circumstances. the Fermi Paradox has reverberated through the decades and has at times threatened to destroy the credibility of those scientists seriously engaged in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) research program. and to repeat the process in the reverse direction. and continue to do so. or UFO’s. It clarifies the astronomical conditions required to sustain life on other planets. when radio communication can supply all the information they might want? At first glance. would take almost unimaginable amounts of energy. But what if we have an interest in simpler life-forms? If you turn the picture around and you have some advanced extraterrestrials looking at the Earth. why have they not visited us? Drake’s answer is straightforward: “High-speed interstellar travel is so demanding of resources and so hazardous that intelligent civilizations don’t attempt it. But few scientists. They would have had billions of years to come investigate. 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 13. It demonstrates the scientific community’s fascination with the concept of interstellar travel. until the last hundred years there was no evidence of intelligent life but for billions of years before that they could have deduced that this was a very unusual world and that there were probably living creatures on it. “Drake’s implicit assumption is that the only thing we’re going to care about is intelligent life.” And why should they attempt it. . to bring it to a stop. would take 8 years.” Zuckerman contends that the reason extraterrestrials haven’t visited us is that so few exist.” says Frank Drake. If one discounts the UFO claims. to accelerate a spacecraft to such a speed. And SETI researchers have shown that. Astronomer Ben Zuckerman challenges Drake’s notion that technological beings would be satisfied with radio communication. traveling at 99 percent of the speed of light. take the UFO claims seriously. This is the answer of those who believe in the existence of unidentified flying objects. where are they?”) is that extraterrestrials have in fact often visited Earth. “You won’t find anyone around here who believes in UFO’s. The distances between stars are truly immense. One possible answer to Fermi’s question (“If there are extraterrestrials. even those engaged in SETI. 14. (C) Passage 1 concludes by rejecting the Fermi Paradox. Which statement best describes a significant difference between the two passages? (A) Passage 1 analyzes a literary form. (B) Extraterrestrial civilizations would most likely have discovered technology at about the same time human beings discovered it. The author of Passage 1 mentions Isaac Newton (lines 37-40) in order to (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) emphasize the rapid rate of technological innovation acknowledge the impact of a profound thinker criticize the inflexibility of Newton’s contemporaries speculate about Newton’s influence on current research highlight the value of scientific curiosity . Passage 1 suggests that the Fermi Paradox depends most directly on which assumption? (A) Extraterrestrial civilizations may not wish to be discovered by human beings. The author of Passage 1 mentions “monsters. while Passage 2 questions that viewpoint’s place in scientific research. In line 17. (B) Passage 1 presents an argument. (E) Passage 1 defends a viewpoint. 19. “ran” most nearly means (A) fled (B) accumulated (C) traversed (D) managed (E) incurred 17. while Passage 2 argues that literature has little bearing on science. (E) Science is a more powerful form of human knowledge than are art and literature. (D) Passage 1 describes a phenomenon. while Passage 2 surveys current opinion in a debate.” “humanoids. (C) Extraterrestrial technology would develop at roughly the same rate as human technology. 15. while Passage 2 opens by embracing it. while Passage 2 details a belief system that would reject such a phenomenon. (D) Extraterrestrial civilizations would inevitably use technology for aggressive ends. The claim made in Passage 1 that a “consensus” exists (lines 8-11) would most likely be interpreted by the author of Passage 2 as (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) evidence of compromise in the scientific community an attack on SETI researchers support for Fermi’s analysis a revelation of an unexpected truth an oversimplification of a complex debate 18.” and “creatures” (lines 2-4) primarily to (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) question the literary value of science fiction contrast fictional notions with a scientific perspective offer examples of the human fear of the unknown criticize science fiction for being unduly alarmist suggest that scientific research has been influenced by science fiction 16. How would Frank Drake (line 56. We would do better to study indigenous life-forms rather than search for extraterrestrial creatures.20. the author of Passage 2 indicates that the Fermi Paradox has been (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) thoroughly misunderstood surprisingly influential overwhelmingly perplexing intermittently popular frequently misquoted 21. 22. In line 57. “radio communication” is cited as a (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) complex interaction technological relic common occurrence practical alternative dramatic advance 24. In line 63. Funding for such an undertaking would pose a thorny political issue for any government. Humans would be wise to consider that they themselves are subject to colonization. “claims” most nearly means (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) demands assertions rights territories compensations 23. Interstellar colonization is as morally problematic as was colonization on Earth. In lines 44-48. Passage 2) most likely respond to the statement by the author of Passage 1 about humans “colonizing other systems” (line 26) ? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) The means to accomplish such a project may be beyond our reach. Both the author of Passage 1 and Ben Zuckerman (line 73. Passage 2) imply that researchers seeking life on another planet should focus on which of the following? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Seasonal variations in color due to plant life Evidence of the most basic forms of life Signs of artificially created structures Signals that might be radio communications Changes in geological surface features . Questions 1 to 8 are Multiple Choice Questions having 5 answer choices with one correct answer. 5. 3. This section consists of total 18 Questions. 6. 7 There is no negative marking for the wrong answers marked in the grid-ins (student response questions) only Max. If x and y are numbers such that (x + 9) (y − 9) = 0. You have to write your answer in the space provided there. There is negative marking and 1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer (only for multiple choice questions). what is the smallest possible value of x2 + y2? (A) 0 (C) 18 (E) 162 (B) 9 (D) 81 2. Marks . Questions 9 to 18 are student response questions. 4. 2.XII Time – 25 minutes INSTRUCTION 1. The Use of calculator is permitted.SAT 1 REASONING TEST QUANT SAMPLE PAPER FOR OPEN MOCK SAT CLASS . there are k pictures left. What is t in terms of p and k ? (A) p + k (C) k − p (E) (B) p − k (D) pk p k . Questions 1 to 18 carry 4 marks each. A new roll of film has p pictures.72 1. After t pictures are taken. (C) Green buses cannot go to the railway station. are completely painted. (E) None of these 7.3. 2). and line r passes through the point (3. There are red. in cubic meters? (A) 16 (C) 64 (E) 400 (B) 20 (D) 256 6. line q and line r are parallel. 7 and 8 will be used without repetition to form different 3. 7). If the painted area is equal to 80 square meters. 6. 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