ACT English Practice Test 70

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. wanted, so that she could pick out her desire.
C. wanted.
D. wanted and had come to desire.

32. Which of the following alternatives to the underlined portion would NOT be acceptable?

F. doll; however, she
G. doll, but she
H. doll however she
J. doll. She

33. The best placement for the underlined phrase would be:

A. where it is now.
B. before the word shouldn't.
C. after the word shouldn't.
D. after the word surprised (ending the sentence with a period).

34.

F. NO CHANGE
G. has been growing up
H. would have grown up
J. had grown up

35. Which of the following alternatives to the underlined portion would NOT be acceptable?

A. believes it appropriately
B. believes it appropriate
C. considers it entirely appropriate
D. deems it perfectly appropriate

36.

F. NO CHANGE
G. backyard pretending,
H. backyard; pretending
J. backyard. Pretending

37. Which of the following alternatives to the underlined portion would NOT be acceptable?

A. house.
B. she would play house.
C. house was.
D. she played house.

38.

F. NO CHANGE
G. Therefore,
H. Although
J. Instead,

39.

A. NO CHANGE
B. that takes place each year.
C. which occurs every twelve months.
D. DELETE the underlined portion and end the sentence with a period.

40. The writer is considering deleting the phrase other children her age from the preceding sentence. Should this phrase be kept or deleted?

F. Kept, because it clarifies the types of questions children should be asking at air shows.
G. Kept, because it emphasizes how different the narrator's daughter is from other children her age.
H. Deleted, because it introduces information about aircraft but does not provide enough specific details.
J. Deleted, because it interrupts the flow of passage.

41.

A. NO CHANGE
B. who
C. which
D. DELETE the underlined portion.

42.

F. NO CHANGE
G. absolute and unequivocally
H. absolutely and unequivocal
J. absolutely and unequivocally

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

A. ambitious aims
B. impossible hopes
C. great aspirations
D. impressive plans

44.

F. NO CHANGE
G. to
H. to individually accept a task in order to
J. to take the initiative to

45.

A. NO CHANGE
B. In contrast, how
C. How
D. Despite this, how