Before getting started on PSAT prep that can help you improve your PSAT scores, try these sample PSAT test questions to see where you stand and what you need to study
Preparing for the PSAT? Try these sample PSAT test questions to see where you need to focus your study time and find out if you're ready for the exam. Answers are provided at the end of all the questions.
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Astral projection is synonymous with OBE — that is, out-of-body experience. The person who experiences this phenomenon leaves his or her physical body and enters what is called a subtle body, a kind of semi-transparent double that may be either clothed or naked. In the astral form, OBE travelers can roam about the earth or even visit non-earthly realms, passing through objects and moving at the speed of thought.
Identifying Sentence Errors
Both Janet and Tiffany want to be a veterinarian and work in zoos when they grow up.
By the time they arrived at 2 a.m., I was so worried I am fixing to call the police.
(1) El Niño was originally recognized by fishermen who were fishing off the coast of South America who noticed an appearance that was unusual of some unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean, occurring very near the beginning of the start of the year. (2) El Niño means The Little One in Spanish.
1. The correct answer is (C). Your logic will tell you immediately that the sentence is one of contrast ("dumb blond" contrasts with intelligent and sensitive, just as formerly contrasts with now). Given the choices, only (C) is a logical answer.
1. The correct answer is (D). You might pick (B) because you believe astral projection is an illusion, but remember: The question begins "According to the passage..."
1. The correct answer is (E). For (a × b) to be less than zero, either a or b must be less than zero. All the other choices result in values that are either zero or greater than zero.
Identifying Sentence Errors
1. The correct answer is (B). Noun number agreement is faulty in this sentence. Janet and Tiffany are two people; a veterinarian is one person.
1. The correct answer is (D). None of the other choices are written in the past tense, which is the time period the sentence describes.
1. The correct answer is (C). This is the least awkward and wordy of the five choices. Choice (A) is incorrect because it is wordy; "fishermen who were fishing" is redundant. Choice (B) is incorrect because the main idea of the sentence (the definition of El Niño as "unusually warm water") is put into an awkward subordinate clause. Choice (D) is awkward and contains a comma splice. Choice (E) is awkwardly c