2011 March SAT Critical Reading Questions and Answers

Iranian Rug

1. Optimistic
2. Intensity
3. Uninformed pride to chastened understanding
4. Astute Mentor
5. Coherence
6. Arduous
7. Lack of artistic focus
8. Elegant ornament
9. A young novelist who shows her first draft to a respected author VERSUS
Doctor who got medical degree but still needs to do clinical training
10. The one that said the mentor’s speech concerning the story of the Persians was…I put an invective against poor craftsmanship.

Scientists

11. Pragmatic
12. Comprehensive

Working Hours

13. Inherently Implausible
14. Distorted view of the actual experiences of workers
15. Women taking on full-time jobs from part-time
16. Didn’t take into account the broader economic context
17. Basic
18. Forthright critique…thorough explanation

Philosophers

19. Viewpoint that was later qualified
20. Essence

Horror Movies

21. Skepticism
22. Audience Reaction
23. Elicit emotional responses

Hip Hop Dance

22. Popularity
23. Discord

Melting Rocks

24. Familiar materials to illustrate example
25. Counterintuitive

Sentence Completions

26. Mendacity
27. Ethereal
28. Indelible
29. Multifariousness
30. Precocious…Insolent
31. Rectitude
32. Empirical
33. Escapist
34. Tactless
35. Revolutionary
36. Timid