This test measures your ability to understand what you read. There will be 20 questions on this test. Some questions will ask you to read the statement or passage and then choose the best answer to the question. In other questions, two underlined sentences are followed by a question or statement.

 

Read the statement or passage and then choose the best answer to the question. Answer the question on the basis of what is stated or implied in the statement or passage.

There are two types of pottery that I do. There is production pottery --- mugs, tableware, the kinds of things that sell easily. These pay for my time to do the other work, which is more creative and satisfies my needs as an artist.

 

The author of the passage implies that:

  1. artists have a tendency to waste valuable time
  2. creativity and mass-production are incompatible
  3. most people do not appreciate good art
  4. pottery is not produced by creative artists

 

The correct answer is (B) "creativity and mass-production are incompatible."  The author of the passage implies that creativity and mass-production are incompatible.

 

Two underlined sentences are followed by a question or statement. Read the sentences, then choose the best answer to the question or the best completion of the statement.

  1. The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought in fifteen years.
  2. Corn and soybean prices are expected to be very high this year.

 

What does the second sentence do?

  1. It restates the idea found in the first.
  2. It states an effect.
  3. It gives an example.
  4. It analyzes the statement made in the first.

 

The correct answer is (B) "It states an effect."

The second sentence states an effect.