ACT English Practice Test 72

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. (Do NOT begin new paragraph) Yet these
C. (Begin new paragraph) These
D. (Begin new paragraph) Yet these

62.

F. NO CHANGE
G. physicians started,
H. physicians; started
J. physicians started

63. Which choice most effectively introduces the basic goal of Doctors Without Borders, as described elsewhere in the essay?

A. NO CHANGE
B. tends to specialize in trauma treatment, which helps the doctors in their personal medical practices when they return home.
C. has never sought political support from the United States or other countries, because it wants to remain completely neutral.
D. has never operated within the United States, although arguably there are many people here who could benefit from its services.

64.

F. NO CHANGE
G. starvation, and disease
H. starvation and disease
J. starvation and disease,

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

A. horrors.
B. offenses.
C. wrongs.
D. alarms.

66. The writer is considering deleting the preceding sentence. Should this sentence be kept or deleted?

F. Kept, because readers are used to hearing about murders and starvation anyway.
G. Kept, because it provides a specific example of the type of actions that provoked the doctors to take action.
H. Deleted, because it does not explain how the doctors actually stopped the fighting in Nigeria.
J. Deleted, because it detracts from the actual foundation of Doctors Without Borders.

67.

A. NO CHANGE
B. suffering thus
C. suffering. Thus
D. suffering and thus

68.

F. NO CHANGE
G. The
H. Meanwhile, the
J. Finally, the

69. The writer is considering deleting the phrase to up-and-coming doctors from the preceding sentence. Should the phrase be kept or deleted?

A. Kept, because it clarifies to whom the medical training is being provided.
B. Kept, because it is important to specify that there are doctors already practicing in the region.
C. Deleted, because a person who has not successfully graduated from medical school cannot be considered a doctor.
D. Deleted, because Doctors Without Borders should not take such a grandiose task on themselves without government sanction.

70.

F. NO CHANGE
G. attention who
H. attention, and
J. attention, individuals

71.

A. NO CHANGE
B. among
C. across
D. next

72.

F. NO CHANGE
G. more seemingly
H. seemingly
J. more seeming

73.

A. NO CHANGE
B. efforts expended by these selfless doctors have
C. efforts expended by these selfless doctors has
D. effort expended by these selfless doctors had

74.

F. NO CHANGE
G. distribute
H. provide
J. deliver

75. Given that all the choices are true, which one most clearly shows that the self-sacrifice of the doctors deserves praise?

A. NO CHANGE
B. I don't know if I would have that depth of conviction or level of courage.
C. Such unsung courage truly speaks to the depth of human kindness, and should be a lesson to us all.
D. It is truly a shame that they are put into dangerous positions.