HSPT Reading Comprehension Practice Test 1
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Read the following passage and answer the question


Cities across the world are essentially blends of smaller cultural environments that lead people to have vastly different experiences. Each city typically contains a broad spectrum of dining establishments along with various art institutions like museums and theatres. Yet with all these blends of dining, art and night lives, what is the one characteristic that can distinguish a city? History. The undeniably unique history of each city provides rich traditions and a bond between the local people that overshadows any other city’s mélange of dining and art institutions.

In context, which word most closely defines mélange?







HSPT Information

HSPT stands for High School Placement Test. This test is made up of 5 different sections. This test is used by many parochial and private schools to evaluate potential candidates for admission. 

The five sections that make up the HSPT include:

  • Verbal Skills - This section includes 60 multiple-choice questions and students are given 16 minutes to complete.
  • Quantitative Skills - This section includes 52 multiple-choice questions and students are given 30 minutes to complete.
  • Reading Comprehension - This section includes 62 multiple-choice questions and students are given 25 minutes to complete.
  • Mathematics - This section includes 64 multiple-choice questions and students are given 45 minutes to complete.
  • Language Skills - This section includes 60 multiple-choice questions and students are given 25 minutes to complete.

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