SSAT Reading Comprehension Practice Test 23

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1. The tone of the passage suggests that the author regards the newly married couple with

  • A. embarrassment
  • B. disrespect
  • C. sympathy
  • D. sorrow
  • E. scorn

2. Which word best describes the newlywed couple?

  • A. well-to-do
  • B. sad
  • C. frightened
  • D. unsophisticated
  • E. unpleasant

3. When this passage takes place, the bride and groom are most probably

  • A. in a hotel
  • B. at a train station
  • C. on a stagecoach
  • D. in a diner
  • E. on a train

4. As it is used in line 17, the word "furtive" most nearly means

  • A. stealthy
  • B. steady
  • C. focused
  • D. friendly
  • E. unabashed

5. The narrator of this story is

  • A. the groom
  • B. the bride
  • C. a participant in the story
  • D. an outside observer
  • E. an adult looking back on his life

6. The main purpose of this passage is to

  • A. express an opinion
  • B. analyze information
  • C. introduce characters and setting
  • D. resolve a crisis
  • E. set up a conflict between two characters

7. By saying, "It was quite apparent that she had cooked, and that she expected to cook, dutifully," the author is suggesting that the bride

  • A. expects to eat out regularly
  • B. has led a life of hard work
  • C. has never eaten in a restaurant before
  • D. wants to learn more about cooking
  • E. will learn to cook her husband's favorite foods