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SAT/ACT problem of the week, January 19, 2017 solution

Hint for process of elimination: Use the keyword “despite” as a hint that the word in the blank must produce a statement that says that Isiah did the opposite of what might be expected after repeated failure. This should at least eliminate choices A, B, and D, giving you a 50% chance of getting this problem correct. Any time you can eliminate at least one answer, it is most advantageous to guess.

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, January 19, 2017

Despite the fact that all his attempts to capture the massive Goliath Tigerfish had failed, Isiah ——— in his attempts to capture the fish during his outing.

  1. failed (check answer)
  2. languished (check answer)
  3. cemented (check answer)
  4. was defeated (check answer)
  5. persevered (check answer)

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, November 24, 2016

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following statement.

The 2010 TV series Caprica, which contained many references to polytheistic and monotheistic faiths reminiscent of past and present religions, was a spin-off created as as an attempt to ———— from the ———— popularity of the 2004 series Battlestar Galactica, which also contained deep religious undertones.

  1. eschew . . overwhelming (check answer)
  2. build . . immense (check answer)
  3. wean . . dramatic (check answer)
  4. confound . . aural (check answer)
  5. encourage . . massive (check answer)

Solutions, hints, and questions are welcomed. A full solution will be posted on August 24th.

SAT problem of the week, November 17, 2016

A portion of the following sentence is underlined. Below the sentence are five ways of rewording the sentence by replacing the underlined material. If you feel the underlined word produces a more correct sentence than any other alternative, choose A.

For the benefit of cheating on the test completely negated by the risk of expulsion and exemption from financial aid, Katheryn made the decision to study for the grammar section of the SATs.

  1. For the (check answer)
  2. With the (check answer)
  3. The (check answer)
  4. On the (check answer)
  5. As the (check answer)

Solutions, hints, and questions are welcomed. A full solution will be posted on November 23rd.

SAT/ACT problem of the week, October 13, 2016 solution

Hint for process of elimination: Read the sentences with the underlined phrase replaced with each of the multiple choices. Some of them sound very wrong, such as choices A and E. Now that you have eliminated two choices, you must guess on this problem.

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, October 13, 2016

A portion of the following sentence is underlined. Below the sentence are five ways of rewording the sentence by replacing the underlined material. If you feel the underlined word produces a more correct sentence than any other alternative, choose A.

As computers continue to advance at breakneck speeds, many computer scientists have asked whether it will become so advanced and replacing the need for humans to work.

  1. it will become so advanced and replacing (check answer)
  2. it will become so advanced, replacing (check answer)
  3. they will become so advanced that they will replace (check answer)
  4. they will become so advanced, they will replace (check answer)
  5. they will become so advanced, replace (check answer)

Solutions, hints, and questions are welcomed. A full solution will be posted on October 19th.

SAT problem of the week, September 08, 2014 solution

Hint for process of elimination: The sentence is not very complex, so you should know the meaning of the sentence. Even if you don’t know the meaning of all of the choices, you may know the meaning of some. Use those definitions to eliminate illogical answers. That strategy will help on almost every problem.

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, September 08, 2016

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

In order to consistently improve her score, Carla decided to make more ——— choices on her exam.

  1. radical (check answer)
  2. illogical (check answer)
  3. punctual (check answer)
  4. garrulous (check answer)
  5. scrupulous (check answer)

Solutions, hints, and questions are welcomed. A full solution will be posted on September 14th.