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SAT Reading Passage Quiz 1
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Technology is rapidly expanding the scope of capabilities for both professional and personal use; such is the case with smart phones. Professionals now have devices available to them capable of digital media, internet access, phone communication, multi-person scheduling and office tools for documents and presentations. Businesspeople that are often mobile may maximize the use of these critical features on smart phones. Individuals who simply enjoy the luxury of multi-function devices often use these devices for frivolous pursuits such as downloading catchy ring tones, instant messaging about the latest gossip and looking up the world record for most cans crushed on one’s head during the Superbowl. This fusion of capabilities and increased availability of such devices could be a sign of a growing blend in society between work and personal life, or individuals could simply be taking a luxurious approach to their connectivity in personal lives.

The term “frivolous” implies that the author







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SAT Mathematics

The SAT math section is divided into 2 sections: Math (no calculator) and Math (calculator).  The total SAT math section is 58 questions and students are given 80 minutes.

SAT Reading

The SAT reading section presents reading passages and multiple choice questions.  The passages come from three main areas: science, history, and social studies.  There are 52 questions and students are given 65 minutes.

SAT Writing and Language Test

Students are given 35 minutes to answer 44 questions on the writing and language test.  All of the questions are based on reading passages with accompanying charts, tables, and graphs.

Sources:

Some questions are from the following sources:

Erik Jacobsen at www.erikthered.com/tutor

From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations".  Internet. Available from www.nysedregents.org; accessed 8/29/2011.

CK-12 Foundation - www.ck12.org

BEHS Sat Prep - https://behssatprep.wikispaces.com/

PWN the SAT - http://blog.pwnthesat.com/

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