Peterson's Online Course for the PSAT/NMSQT

By Peterson's Staff updated on Monday, March 24, 2014

The PSAT is most often seen as just a practice test for the full SAT, but it, too, is important. Not only does it help prepare you for the SAT, letting you find out where you need more work and where you're already capable of succeeding on the test, but it matters for such scholarships as the National Merit Scholarship. As such, you might want to prepare a bit for the PSAT test. To do that, check out the free online PSAT practice test here at Peterson's.

Below, you'll find some PSAT sample questions that will give you an idea of what you'll find on the test.

Question 1

If x+4 = 32/x, solve for x.

(A) 8
(B) 7
(C) 6
(D) 5
(E) 4

Question 2

You're at the store, purchasing a new small television that's only going to cost you $115. But the sales tax is 7.5%. When you hand over a $100 bill and a $50 bill, how much change should you receive?

(A) $24.56
(B) $25.74
(C) $26.37
(D) $27.45
(E) $28.31

Question 3

Correct the grammar for the underlined section:
Carter would never lord it over his brother Quinn, but Carter is absolutely the strongest of the two.

(A) the most strong of the two
(B) the stronger of the two
(C) the more strong of the two
(D) the strengthier of the two
(E) Correct as is.

Question 4

Fill in the blanks with the correct vocabulary words:
If you sit outside and close your eyes, you can take in the serene and enjoyable ______ of the world around you, unless a car passes by and creates a ________.

(A) euphony; cacophony
(B) panorama; ruckus
(C) symphony; melody
(D) tranquility; liniment
(E) tumult; maelstrom

Question 5

Complete the analogy in a way that reflects the relationship between the first two words.



1. (E)
2. (C)
3. (B)
4. (A)
5. (A)

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