SSAT Reading Comprehension Practice Test 26

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1. According to the passage, the Statue of Liberty was intended to celebrate the

  • A. centennial of the Declaration of Independence
  • B. end of the Civil War
  • C. end of hostilities between France and the United States
  • D. start of the twentieth century
  • E. dawn of a new era of international cooperation

2. In line 13, which word can be substituted for "address" without changing the meaning of the sentence?

  • A. speak to
  • B. focus on
  • C. forward
  • D. lecture
  • E. label

3. From his actions, it can be inferred that Joseph Pulitzer's attitude toward the Statue of Liberty was

  • A. openly hostile
  • B. extremely cautious
  • C. enthusiastically supportive
  • D. completely neutral
  • E. overly critical

4. According to the passage, the Statue of Liberty symbolizes

I. democracy

II. freedom

III. international friendship

IV. a treaty between the United States and France

  • A. I only
  • B. II only
  • C. I and III only
  • D. I, II, and III only
  • E. I, II, III, and IV

5. According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT:

  • A. The United States agreed to finance and build the pedestal.
  • B. Bartholdi needed help with structural issues of the statue.
  • C. Joseph Pulitzer was instrumental in raising money for the pedestal.
  • D. The designer of the Eiffel Tower was called in to help raise funds for the project.
  • E. The statue was completed in France before the pedestal was fully funded.

6. The main purpose of the passage is to

  • A. inform the reader about the history of the Statue of Liberty
  • B. describe how Bartholdi designed the Statue of Liberty
  • C. compare fundraising efforts in the United States and France
  • D. defend the use of newspaper editorials to help raise funds for the project
  • E. explain how the Statue was assembled on her pedestal

7. This passage would most likely appear in a

  • A. short story
  • B. novel
  • C. newspaper
  • D. engineering journal
  • E. textbook