ACT English Practice Test 67

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.













61.

A. NO CHANGE
B. timeworn
C. timed out
D. out of time

62.

F. NO CHANGE
G. From
H. Just like
J. Between

63. Given that all the choices are true, which one is the most relevant to the statement that follows in this sentence?

A. NO CHANGE
B. are known for being rather difficult,
C. are dangerous to diver and sea-life alike,
D. often cause damage to human life and to equipment,

64. The writer is considering adding the following true information to the end of the preceding sentence (placing a comma after the word Trench):

which begins at 20,000 feet, has points where the depth approaches seven miles, and pressure reaching eight tons per square inch.

Should the writer make this addition?

F. Yes, because it provides specific information about the Marianas Trench that explains why the author included this sentence.
G. Yes, because it demonstrates how valuable human-led explorations of the depths of the ocean and likely to be.
H. No, because it detracts from the writer's discussion of the potential dangers of deep-sea exploration.
J. No, because it weakens the writer's point about the correlation between increasing depth and increasing cost.

65. Given that all the choices are true, which one best leads from the preceding paragraph to the subject of this paragraph?

A. NO CHANGE
B. One danger of deep-sea diving is a medical condition caused by an abrupt change in outside pressure.
C. Some argue that the bottom of the ocean isn't truly any more dangerous than the deep rainforest or highest mountain peaks.
D. Even knowing about all of the obstacles, however, some scientists feel the draw of the ocean's depths.

66.

F. NO CHANGE
G. to which development has been allowed
H. which allows for the developing of
J. development has been allowed

67.

A. NO CHANGE
B. Nevertheless,
C. In contrast,
D. Since then,

68.

F. NO CHANGE
G. could of discovered
H. were discovering
J. have discovered

69. Given that all the choices are true, which one most effectively describes what sonar is?

A. NO CHANGE
B. initially developed during World War I-
C. a sound-based method of determining surroundings-
D. not completely unlike the echolocation used by certain animals-

70.

F. NO CHANGE
G. advanced,
H. advanced-
J. advanced:

71.

A. NO CHANGE
B. as
C. than
D. DELETE the underlined portion

72.

F. NO CHANGE
G. what
H. whether
J. DELETE the underlined portion

73.

A. NO CHANGE
B. Most, if not all,
C. Although most
D. All or most

74.

F. NO CHANGE
G. practically useful.
H. useful.
J. effectively useful.

75. The writer is considering ending the essay with the following sentence:

Perhaps one day humans will be able to create a robot able to simulate the emotional responses of a human, or even a robot with the ability to experience feelings.

Should the writer add this sentence here?

A. Yes, because it expands the essay to encompass the ethical concerns raised by the development of artificial intelligence.
B. Yes, because it explains one reason for continued reliance on robots in deep-sea explorations.
C. No, because it fails to consider the usefulness of robots in present and future deep-sea exploration, as well as whether their use is cost-effective.
D. No, because it distracts from the essay's central topic of deep-sea exploration and the issues preventing humans from leading expeditions.