SAT & ACT Question of the Day: Oct. 11, 2013

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The answer is C.  The topic of the sentence is about how the sisters felt about traveling.  The key word in the sentence is “however” which signals a change in direction.  So, predict words that are opposites.  Only C, exhilarating and interminable work; the first is a very positive word and the second is very negative.

Let’s see what the ACT folks have for us today.

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I wish someone would cut down this forest so that the test writers would get some new questions!

The answer is C.  This question is a good reminder of some important things about the ACT Science Test.  First, all the science you need to know will be in the passage.  Look at Figure 1.  What’s happening to the pine trees after 100 years?  They are gone; so, the answer has to be either C or D.  What happens to the oak-hickory trees?  They are increasing which leaves us with Answer C.  Second, this question reminds us that we have to go fast.  When we see simple questions like this one, we must be careful but move along quickly so that we have extra time for harder questions that we will see later.

Hey, it’s Friday!!  Kick up your heels and enjoy your weekend.

The SAT & ACT Wizard



About Bob Alexander

Bob has been a professional educator starting with teaching biology, becoming a school administrator, and then working as an education lobbyist in Washington, DC. He got his start in national testing by becoming a consulting test writer, later joining Kaplan as a director, and finally starting his own business in 1995. He has written numerous books, consulted for school districts and colleges, developed his website and been featured on a DVD set. He offers SAT and ACT prep classes and tutors individuals and small groups of students in central Florida.
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