ACT English Practice Test 66

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.














46. Which choice provides the most specific information?

F. NO CHANGE
G. a few years ago
H. last summer
J. some time ago

47.

A. NO CHANGE
B. probably gone
C. probably had left
D. probably went out

48.

F. NO CHANGE
G. Lantern, was one,
H. Lantern, was one
J. Lantern was one,

49.

A. NO CHANGE
B. Marine, he practiced
C. Marine, he was a practiced
D. Marine, practicing

50.

F. NO CHANGE
G. was good at fighting,
H. had an ability to fight,
J. could fight,

51.

A. NO CHANGE
B. could of wanted
C. could of been wanting
D. DELETE the underlined portion

52.

F. NO CHANGE
G. he dressed with great personal style.
H. the best sense of style ever.
J. his sense of personal style was really great.

53. At this point, the writer is considering adding the following true statement:

Each Green Lantern was chosen by a group called The Guardians, whose members took into consideration a number of personal qualities, including physical strength, moral fiber, and a strong sense of duty to all living beings.

Should the writer make this addition here?

A. Yes, because it provides important background information that helps the reader understand the essay.
B. Yes, because it contributes to the writer's discussion of Stewart's positive attributes.
C. No, because it undermines the author's claim that Stewart was a more realistic role model.
D. No, because it provides information that is irrelevant to the main point of the paragraph.

54. Given that all of the choices are true, which one best explains the author's belief that Stewart was a more understandable character and shows a more realistic image of Stewart?

F. NO CHANGE
G. Stewart was a more sympathetic character and I had an easier time imagining myself in his shoes.
H. The Green Lantern ring allowed Stewart to fly into space, create weapons out of thin air, and protect his friends.
J. Unlike Superman, Stewart couldn't fly without his ring because he didn't naturally have superpowers.

55.

A. NO CHANGE
B. after;
C. after:
D. after,

56. Which of the following alternatives to the underlined portion would be LEAST acceptable?

F. though,
G. furthermore,
H. on the contrary
J. DELETE the underlined portion

57.

A. NO CHANGE
B. Stewarts rocky
C. Stewarts' rocky,
D. Stewart's rocky

58. Which choice most effectively supports the point being made in the first part of this sentence?

F. NO CHANGE
G. of what he did, not who he was.
H. of what he represented.
J. he was able to overcome his past.

59.

A. NO CHANGE
B. their back-stories.
C. all that.
D. those.

60.

F. NO CHANGE
G. superheroes; they're
H. superheroes, they're
J. superheroes being