Quizzes: ACT/New SAT Drill 2

For each of the following questions, select the best version of the underlined portion of the sentence.

1) According to marine biologist Gil Rosenthal, distance and motion often makes it difficult

for certain predators to perceive fine details on the bodies of their prey.

 
2) Chunks of ice and dust, which make their home in corners of the galaxy far beyond Pluto

sometimes become dislodged and enter the solar system as streaky comets.

 
3) Ammonia is a waste product that can be toxic to animals, however, plants, including

phytoplankton, prize ammonia as the most energy-efficient way to build new cells.

 
4) Still an obscure frontier outpost in 1830, Chicago had grown to two million residents by

the early twentieth century, and some predicted it would soon be the largest city in the

world.

 
5) Over the past century, the invention of newer and faster modes of transportation have

kept commuting times stable even as cities themselves have grown larger.

 
6) By converting his or her knowledge into a series of visual images, a person can develop

the ability to memorize large quantities of information in a very short time.

 
7) While some dinosaur fossils belong to either natural history museums and university laboratories, 

others are owned by private collectors.

 
8) Because the rooms of the attic were cluttered with old books, unused furniture, and

having an assortment of other items, they made an ideal hiding place during my childhood.

 

 
9) The most common movements we make while asleep are rapid-eye (1) movements when

we dream, our eyes move according to what we are dreaming about. (2) However, if we dream

we are watching a game of tennis, our eyes will move from left to right with each serve.

 
10) The most common movements we make while asleep are rapid-eye (1) movements when

we dream, our eyes move according to what we are dreaming about. (2) However, if we dream

we are watching a game of tennis, our eyes will move from left to right with each serve.