ACT English Practice Test 65

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.












31.

A. NO CHANGE
B. has seen
C. has saw
D. would of seen

32.

F. NO CHANGE
G. 1972, where
H. 1972, in which
J. 1972, that

33.

A. NO CHANGE
B. precede
C. was preceding
D. was preceded

34. The writer is considering deleting the preceding sentence from the essay. The sentence should NOT be deleted because it:

F. serves as a transition from the more general discussion about Pong to the more specific description of what made Pong successful.
G. describes the technical skill required to play Pong, which is important to understanding the essay.
H. demonstrates which elements of Pong led to its ultimate ascendance over other, more technologically sophisticated games.
J. shows that those who claim that Pong was the first modern video game are basing their claim on insufficient information.

35. Given that all the choices are true, which one would best complete the sentence so that it most clearly explains the writer's reasons for calling Pong "old-fashioned"?

A. NO CHANGE
B. with its basic graphics, simplistic game play, and repetition.
C. and some people like for things to stay that way.
D. because of the lack of technological development and complex game-play.

36.

F. NO CHANGE
G. games in fact,
H. games, in fact,
J. games, in fact

37. Which of the following alternatives to the underlined word would be LEAST acceptable?

A. uniqueness
B. complexity
C. innovation
D. freshness

38.

F. NO CHANGE
G. the average consumer or individual possibly purchasing it.
H. the average consumer or someone making a purchase, possibly.
J. the average consumer.

39.

A. NO CHANGE
B. they're
C. their
D. its

40. For the sake of the logic and coherence of this paragraph, Sentence 5 should be placed:

F. where it is now.
G. after Sentence 1.
H. after Sentence 2.
J. after Sentence 3.

41.

A. NO CHANGE
B. mathematicians only developing
C. mathematicians. Developing
D. mathematicians, only developing

42.

F. NO CHANGE
G. public, whom they met at special events,
H. public, who wouldn't normally see their products,
J. public, with whom they spoke at events,

43.

A. NO CHANGE
B. high complexity
C. highly complexity
D. highly complex

44. Given that all the choices are true, which one would most effectively express the writer's attitude towards the future of the video game industry?

F. NO CHANGE.
G. The men who created Pong are truly to be thanked for introducing the world to one of its most entertaining hobbies.
H. At its core, Pong represents the ultimate goal of all video games: just having a good time.
J. Still, it opened the door to all of the advances that have come since, and that will no doubt continue until the games of today seem just as ridiculous as Pong.

45. Question below asks about the preceding passage as a whole.

Suppose the writer's goal had been to write an essay demonstrating the impact a single invention can have on the development of an industry. Would this essay fulfill that goal?

A. No, because the essay focuses too heavily on the other games that preceded Pong rather than its actual impact.
B. No, because the essay concludes that Pong was ultimately not as influential as some assert.
C. Yes, because the essay explains how Pong was able to gain widespread acceptance for video games.
D. Yes, because the essay demonstrates that Pong was the first video game released to the public.