SAT Sample Questions from SATPREPHELP.COM. 1. Choose the words that best complete the following sentence: The peasants refused to __ to the king’s forces as they prepared to __ themselves on the surrounding hillside for the long battle ahead. (A) frolic…shade (B) capitulate…entrench (C) cant…castigate (D) surrender…censor (E) defray…divulge 2. Choose the word that best completes the following sentence: The king was forced to __ his throne in order to prevent a bloody civil war. (A) pilfer (B) rend (C) abrade (D) abdicate (E) defenestrate 3. Choose the words that best complete the following sentence: The king __ from the kingdom aboard a __. (A) absconded..privateer (B) propelled..cur (C) scampered..conscript (D) converged..ship (E) maneuvered..mongrel 4. William Shakespeare is often considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time. In fact, it is usually difficult to find an individual who is not familiar with at least one of his works, as almost everyone has heard of Hamlet, Macbeth, or Romeo and Juliet. However, even though most people recognize Shakespeare as a legendary playwright, many forget that he was a talented poet as well. Shakespeare wrote over 150 sonnets during his lifetime. The sonnets of Shakespeare mused upon a variety of topics including love, death, and time. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets center around three unnamed characters, who are often referred to as the Dark Lady, the Fair Youth, and the Rival Poet.
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The main topic of this passage is that: (A) Shakespeare was a famous playwright (B) Shakespeare wrote a number of comedies (C) everyone has heard of Shakespeare (D) Shakespeare writes about love, death, and time (E) Shakespeare was not only a playwright, but a poet as well 5. William Shakespeare is often considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time. In fact, it is usually difficult