ACT English Practice Test 64

DIRECTIONS: In the passages that follow, certain words and phrases are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for the underlined part. In most cases, you are to choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is best, choose “NO CHANGE.” In some cases, you will find in the right-hand column a question about the underlined part. You are to choose the best answer to the question.

You will also find questions about a section of the passage, or about the passage as a whole. These questions do not refer to an underlined portion of the passage, but rather are identified by a number or numbers in a box.

For each question, choose the alternative you consider best and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer document. Read each passage through once before you begin to answer the questions that accompany it. For many of the questions, you must read several sentences beyond the question to determine the answer. Be sure that you have read far enough ahead each time you choose an alternative.













16.

F. NO CHANGE
G. grandmother, themselves,
H. grandmother related to her
J. grandmother

17.

A. NO CHANGE
B. heritage; she
C. heritage, she
D. heritage, but she

18.

F. NO CHANGE
G. art, the mural-
H. art the mural-
J. art the mural,

19. The underlined phrase could be placed in all the following locations EXCEPT:

A. where it is now.
B. after the word revival.
C. after the word popular.
D. before the word experienced.

20. If the writer were to delete the preceding sentence, the essay would primarily lose:

F. an artistic evaluation of Baca's techniques compared to traditional techniques.
G. an explanation of the historical circumstances that led to the development of murals as an art form.
H. an analysis of Baca's place in the rebirth of murals with themes from Latino history.
J. a piece of information regarding Baca's success and one region in which her work is popular.

21.

A. NO CHANGE
B. However, the
C. The
D. Therefore, the

22.

F. NO CHANGE
G. was mistakenly treated
H. were treated
J. was treated, by mistake,

23.

A. NO CHANGE
B. murals political messages,
C. mural's political messages
D. murals' political messages

24.

F. NO CHANGE
G. stated
H. a result
J. imagined

25. Given that all the choices are true, which one provides the most relevant information at this point in the essay?

A. NO CHANGE
B. more accessible to members of the public than most art is, because they are located in the heart of the community.
C. often funded by government agencies that want to cover up abandoned factories and warehouses.
D. particularly effective for telling allegorical stories, in part because their large size gives artists so much room.

26.

F. NO CHANGE
G. harmony, it was prompted
H. harmony, that was inspired
J. harmony, inspired

27.

A. NO CHANGE
B. by members of the community of past successes
C. of past successes of the community by members
D. of the community by members of past successes

28.

F. NO CHANGE
G. a sense of community pride is being created by Baca.
H. the community is developing a sense of pride.
J. a sense of community pride, which Baca is working to create.

29.

A. NO CHANGE
B. people she paints:
C. people; she paints
D. people she paints

30.

F. NO CHANGE
G. Its
H. Their
J. It's