SSAT Reading Comprehension Practice Test 24

Home > SSAT Test > SSAT Reading Practice Test

1. The main purpose of this passage is to

  • A. explain why carrots can be various colors
  • B. point out the health benefits of carotenoids
  • C. report on enhancements to the nutritional value of carrots
  • D. explore ways to increase carrot production
  • E. encourage people to buy carrots of various colors

2. The author's tone can best be described as

  • A. argumentative
  • B. emotional
  • C. sentimental
  • D. informative
  • E. optimistic

3. According to the passage, carrots have been bred in all of the following colors EXCEPT:

  • A. yellow
  • B. green
  • C. white
  • D. red
  • E. purple

4. The type of carotene that gives carrots a red color is

  • A. lycopene
  • B. xanthophyll
  • C. anthocyanin
  • D. beta-carotene
  • E. antioxidant

5. Which of the following is true of colored carrots?

  • A. They first appeared about 50 years ago.
  • B. They do not equal regular carrots in nutritive value.
  • C. They are not as tasty as traditional carrots.
  • D. They were first bred by scientists at the Agricultural Research Service Vegetable Crops Research Unit.
  • E. They derive their color from varying types and amounts of carotenoids.

6. This passage can best be described as

  • A. a short story
  • B. a biography
  • C. a research report
  • D. propaganda
  • E. an editorial