SHSAT English Language Arts Practice Test 2
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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?







SHSAT Information

SHSAT stands for Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. This test is made up of 2 different sections. This test is used by nine specialized high schools in New York City to determine admission. Students in eighth and ninth grade will be taking this test.

The two sections that make up the SHSAT include:

  • English Language Arts- This section includes 57 multiple-choice questions, only 47 are scored.
  • Math - This section includes 57 multiple-choice questions, only 47 are scored.

Some topics on the English Language Arts section may include revision, editing, and reading comprehension. 

Some topics on the Math section may include basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data interpretation.