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## SAT Question Paper Pattern and Paper

SAT Test Structure

The new version of the SAT test is three hours test with forty-five minutes of time.

Section are :

Essay

Writing - Multiple Choice Improving Sentences

Identifying sentence errors

Improving paragraphs

Critical Reading Passage-based reading

Sentence completion

Math Standard multiple choice

Student-produced response

ESSAY

Time allowed: 25 Minutes

Turn to your answer sheet and write your essay on the lined portion of the page. To receive credit, you must write your essay in the area provided.

Write on the assigned topic below. If you write on any other topic, your essay will be given a score of zero.

Write or print legible: your readers will be unfamiliar with your handwriting, and you want them to be able to read what you write.

The statement below makes a point about a particular topic. Read the statement carefully, and think about the assignment that follow.

It is better to be underrated by people than to be overrated by them.

ASSIGNMENT: What are your thoughts on the statement above? Do you agree or disagree with the writer's assertion? Compose an essay in which you express your views on this topic. Your essay may support, refute, or qualify the view expressed in the statement. What you write, however, must be relevant to the topic under discussion. Additionally, you must support your viewpoint, indicating your reasoning and providing examples based on your studies and/or experience.

20 Questions--25 Minutes

For each problem in this section determine which of the five choices is correct and blacken the corresponding choice on your answer sheet. You may use any blank space on the page for your work.

Notes:

You may use a calculator whenever you think it will be helpful.

Reference Information

1. In the figure above, what is the value of a?

(A) 10 (B) 20 (C) 28 (D) 36 (E) 45

2. The Rivertown Little League is divided into d divisions. Each division has t teams, and each team has p players. How many players are there in the entire league?

(A) d + t + p (B) dtp (C) pt / d (D) dt / p (E) d / pt

3. What is the value of n if 2n+1 = 32?

(A) 4 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 7 (E) 8

4. In the figure above, what is the value of a + b + c?

(A) 210 (B) 220 (C) 240 (D) 270 (E) 280

Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Number of tournaments 4 5 10 6 9 12

5. The chart above shows the number of tennis tournaments that Adam entered each year from 1990 through 1995. In what year did he enter 50% more tournaments than the year before?

(A) 1991 (B) 1992 (C) 1993 (D) 1994 (E) 1995

6. If, for any number b, b# = b + 1 and #b = b - 1, which of the following is NOT equal to (3#) (#5)?

(A) (1#) (#9) (B) 7# + #9 (C) (4#) (#4) (D) (7#) (#3)

(E) 15# / #2

7. If a is a multiple of 5 and b = 5a, which of the following could be the value of a + b?

I. 60

II. 100

III. 150

(A) II only

(B) III only

(C) I and III only

(D) II and III only

(E) I, II, and III

8. If 3a = b and 3c = d, then bd =

(A) 3ac (B) 3a + c (C) 6a + c (D) 9ac (E) 9a+c

9. If r and s are two nonzero numbers and if 78(r + s) = (78 + r)s, then which of the following must be true?

(A) r = 78 (B) s = 78 (C) r + s = rs (D) r < 1 (E) s < 1

10. If it is now June, what month will it be 100 months from now?

(A) January (B) April (C) June (D) October (E) December

11. If the average (arithmetic mean) of three consecutive integers is A, which of the following must be true?

I. One of the numbers is equal to A.

II. The average of two of the three numbers is A.

III. A is an integer

(A) I only (B) II only (C) III only (D) I and II only

(E) I, II, and III

12. A bag contains 25 slips of paper, on each of which a different integer from 1 to 25 is written. Blindfolded, Scott draws one of the slips of paper. He wins if the number on the slip he draws is a multiple of 3 or 5. What is the probability that Scott wins?

(A) 1 / 25 (B) 8 / 25 (C) 11 / 25 (D) 12 / 25 (E) 13 / 25

13. If m2 = 17, then what is the value of (m + 1) (m - 1)?

(A) v17 - 1 (B) v17 + 1 (C) 16 (D) 18 (E) 288

14. Which of the following points lies in the interior of the circle whose radius is 10 and whose center is at the origin?

(A) (-9, 4) (B) (5, -9) (C) (0, -10) (D) (10, -1) (E) (-6, 8)

15. Several shoppers were surveyed at a supermarket and asked how many people were in their families and how much money they spend each week on food. The data were graphed in the following scatterplot diagram.

If the average weekly cost of food per person for each of the seven families, A - G, was calculated, which one would be the median?

(A) A (B) C (C) D (D) E (E) G

16. If p pencils cost c cents, how many pencils can be bought for d dollars?

(A) cdp (B) 100cdp (C) dp / 100c (D) 100cd / p (E) 100dp / c

17. If a is increased by 10% and b is decreased by 10%, the resulting numbers will be equal. What is the ratio of a to b?

(A) 9 /11 (B) 9 / 10 (C) 1 / 1 (D) 10 / 9 (E) 11 / 9

18. In the figure at the right, line segments AF and CF partition pentagon ABCDE into a rectangle and two triangles. For which of the following can the value be determined?

I. a + b

II. b + c

III. a + b + c + d

(A) II only

(B) I and II only

(C) II and III only

(D) I and III only

(E) I, II, and III

19. Which of the following CANNOT be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive positive integers?

(A) 17 (B) 22 (C) 24 (D) 26 (E) 32

20. In the figure above, the legs of right triangle ACB are diameters of the two semicircles. If AB = 4 what is the sum of the areas of the semicircles?

(A) p (B) 2p (C) 4p (D) 8p (E) 16p

To be Continued...

The new version of the SAT test is three hours test with forty-five minutes of time.

Section are :

Essay

Writing - Multiple Choice Improving Sentences

Identifying sentence errors

Improving paragraphs

Critical Reading Passage-based reading

Sentence completion

Math Standard multiple choice

Student-produced response

**SECTION 1**ESSAY

Time allowed: 25 Minutes

Turn to your answer sheet and write your essay on the lined portion of the page. To receive credit, you must write your essay in the area provided.

Write on the assigned topic below. If you write on any other topic, your essay will be given a score of zero.

Write or print legible: your readers will be unfamiliar with your handwriting, and you want them to be able to read what you write.

The statement below makes a point about a particular topic. Read the statement carefully, and think about the assignment that follow.

It is better to be underrated by people than to be overrated by them.

ASSIGNMENT: What are your thoughts on the statement above? Do you agree or disagree with the writer's assertion? Compose an essay in which you express your views on this topic. Your essay may support, refute, or qualify the view expressed in the statement. What you write, however, must be relevant to the topic under discussion. Additionally, you must support your viewpoint, indicating your reasoning and providing examples based on your studies and/or experience.

**SECTION 2**20 Questions--25 Minutes

For each problem in this section determine which of the five choices is correct and blacken the corresponding choice on your answer sheet. You may use any blank space on the page for your work.

Notes:

You may use a calculator whenever you think it will be helpful.

Reference Information

1. In the figure above, what is the value of a?

(A) 10 (B) 20 (C) 28 (D) 36 (E) 45

2. The Rivertown Little League is divided into d divisions. Each division has t teams, and each team has p players. How many players are there in the entire league?

(A) d + t + p (B) dtp (C) pt / d (D) dt / p (E) d / pt

3. What is the value of n if 2n+1 = 32?

(A) 4 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 7 (E) 8

4. In the figure above, what is the value of a + b + c?

(A) 210 (B) 220 (C) 240 (D) 270 (E) 280

Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Number of tournaments 4 5 10 6 9 12

5. The chart above shows the number of tennis tournaments that Adam entered each year from 1990 through 1995. In what year did he enter 50% more tournaments than the year before?

(A) 1991 (B) 1992 (C) 1993 (D) 1994 (E) 1995

6. If, for any number b, b# = b + 1 and #b = b - 1, which of the following is NOT equal to (3#) (#5)?

(A) (1#) (#9) (B) 7# + #9 (C) (4#) (#4) (D) (7#) (#3)

(E) 15# / #2

7. If a is a multiple of 5 and b = 5a, which of the following could be the value of a + b?

I. 60

II. 100

III. 150

(A) II only

(B) III only

(C) I and III only

(D) II and III only

(E) I, II, and III

8. If 3a = b and 3c = d, then bd =

(A) 3ac (B) 3a + c (C) 6a + c (D) 9ac (E) 9a+c

9. If r and s are two nonzero numbers and if 78(r + s) = (78 + r)s, then which of the following must be true?

(A) r = 78 (B) s = 78 (C) r + s = rs (D) r < 1 (E) s < 1

10. If it is now June, what month will it be 100 months from now?

(A) January (B) April (C) June (D) October (E) December

11. If the average (arithmetic mean) of three consecutive integers is A, which of the following must be true?

I. One of the numbers is equal to A.

II. The average of two of the three numbers is A.

III. A is an integer

(A) I only (B) II only (C) III only (D) I and II only

(E) I, II, and III

12. A bag contains 25 slips of paper, on each of which a different integer from 1 to 25 is written. Blindfolded, Scott draws one of the slips of paper. He wins if the number on the slip he draws is a multiple of 3 or 5. What is the probability that Scott wins?

(A) 1 / 25 (B) 8 / 25 (C) 11 / 25 (D) 12 / 25 (E) 13 / 25

13. If m2 = 17, then what is the value of (m + 1) (m - 1)?

(A) v17 - 1 (B) v17 + 1 (C) 16 (D) 18 (E) 288

14. Which of the following points lies in the interior of the circle whose radius is 10 and whose center is at the origin?

(A) (-9, 4) (B) (5, -9) (C) (0, -10) (D) (10, -1) (E) (-6, 8)

15. Several shoppers were surveyed at a supermarket and asked how many people were in their families and how much money they spend each week on food. The data were graphed in the following scatterplot diagram.

If the average weekly cost of food per person for each of the seven families, A - G, was calculated, which one would be the median?

(A) A (B) C (C) D (D) E (E) G

16. If p pencils cost c cents, how many pencils can be bought for d dollars?

(A) cdp (B) 100cdp (C) dp / 100c (D) 100cd / p (E) 100dp / c

17. If a is increased by 10% and b is decreased by 10%, the resulting numbers will be equal. What is the ratio of a to b?

(A) 9 /11 (B) 9 / 10 (C) 1 / 1 (D) 10 / 9 (E) 11 / 9

18. In the figure at the right, line segments AF and CF partition pentagon ABCDE into a rectangle and two triangles. For which of the following can the value be determined?

I. a + b

II. b + c

III. a + b + c + d

(A) II only

(B) I and II only

(C) II and III only

(D) I and III only

(E) I, II, and III

19. Which of the following CANNOT be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive positive integers?

(A) 17 (B) 22 (C) 24 (D) 26 (E) 32

20. In the figure above, the legs of right triangle ACB are diameters of the two semicircles. If AB = 4 what is the sum of the areas of the semicircles?

(A) p (B) 2p (C) 4p (D) 8p (E) 16p

To be Continued...