Click on the "bubble" in front of the option you think is the best answer to each question.
Passage One
1. The primary purpose of the passage is to explain
  1. how we see in three dimensions.
  2. the difference between Western and primitive cultures.
  3. the use of 3-D paintings.
  4. why your eyes are three inches apart.
Passage One
2. As used in the passage, stereoptic means
  1. reversed.
  2. three-dimensional.
  3. monocular.
  4. upside-down.
Passage One
3. 3-D vision would be most useful in looking at which of the following?
  1. a distant mountain range
  2. a flower arrangement
  3. clouds
  4. paintings
Passage One
4. The author mentions cultural differences in perception to support his point that
  1. bigger means nearer.
  2. fancy eyework is second nature.
  3. we get mixed signals from paintings.
  4. perception is learned.
Passage One
5. The language used in this passage can best be described as
  1. argumentative.
  2. humorous.
  3. impersonal.
  4. informal.

Passage Two
6.The statement, "I pounded and clawed and scraped, . . ." in paragraph one is meant to be
  1. academic.
  2. analytical.
  3. factual.
  4. figurative.
Passage Two
7.The narrator's attitude toward Polly can best be described as
  1. condescending.
  2. indifferent.
  3. loving.
  4. sympathetic.
Passage Two
8.It can be inferred that the narrator is most concerned with
  1. himself.
  2. his children.
  3. his mansions.
  4. Polly.
Passage Two
9.On the sixth night the narrator wants his relationship with Polly to change to one that is
  1. academic.
  2. logical.
  3. romantic.
  4. spiritual.
Passage Two
10.From the narrator's point of view at the end of the passage, how well had Polly learned what he taught her?
  1. just right
  2. not at all
  3. not well enough
  4. too well
Passage Two
11.The outcome of the story is an example of which of the following literary devices?
  1. irony
  2. overstatement
  3. propaganda
  4. simile

Passage Three
12.As used in the passage, vie most nearly means
  1. ask.
  2. compete.
  3. prepare.
  4. provide.
Passage Three
13.The primary purpose of this passage is to describe
  1. business expansion of urban areas.
  2. Moon Walk in New Orleans.
  3. the causes of urban decay.
  4. the renewal of waterfront areas.
Passage Three
14.The overall impression of Moon Walk conveyed in the first paragraph is that it is
  1. crowded.
  2. large.
  3. pleasant.
  4. noisy.
Passage Three
15.The author implies that successful renewal of a waterfront area requires that
  1. both public and private interests be considered.
  2. designs like that of Moon Walk be used.
  3. technological changes in transportation be made.
  4. historical monuments be preserved.
Passage Three
16.Between World War II and the 1970's, waterfronts became
  1. centers for water-borne commerce.
  2. commercial and recreational centers.
  3. sites of urban decay.
  4. the focus of revitalization efforts.
Passage Three
17.As used in the passage, rendered means
  1. delivered.
  2. made.
  3. restored.
  4. surrendered.
Passage Three
18.In the last paragraph, "this condition" refers to
  1. technological change.
  2. urban decay.
  3. urban pride.
  4. waterfront commerce.

Passage Four
19.The primary purpose of the passage is to describe
  1. a new archaeological discovery about the Vikings.
  2. a new tourist attraction.
  3. the intimate details of Viking life.
  4. the process of archaeological research.
Passage Four
20.As used in the passage ravaging means
  1. destructive.
  2. hungry.
  3. thirsty.
  4. traveling.
Passage Four
21.The Viking settlement was discovered by
  1. archaeologists looking for a settlement.
  2. builders reconstructing Jorvik.
  3. tourists looking for buried objects.
  4. workers leveling parts of a city.
Passage Four
22.According to the passage, the Vikings are best characterized as
  1. democratic.
  2. sophisticated.
  3. violent.
  4. uncivilized.
Passage Four
23.In the last paragraph, the word "they" refers to the
  1. archaeologists.
  2. English.
  3. tourists.
  4. Vikings.
Passage Four
24.Which of the following does the author primarily use to support his view of the Vikings?
  1. analogy
  2. comparison and contrast
  3. examples
  4. personal experience

Passage Five
25.In general, the reviewer's reaction to "Collected Prose" is
  1. favorable.
  2. mixed.
  3. neutral.
  4. unfavorable.
Passage Five
26.It is implied in the passage that Bishop's recognition as a writer will
  1. decrease because she is no longer writing.
  2. decrease because she is read mainly by other writers.
  3. increase because her writing is good.
  4. increase because the reputations of writers always increase after they die.
Passage Five
27.Bishop is known primarily for her
  1. memoirs.
  2. poems.
  3. diaries.
  4. short stories.
Passage Five
28.Limpid , underlined in the passage, means
  1. boring.
  2. clear.
  3. depressing.
  4. weak.
Passage Five
29.The reviewer's primary purpose for mentioning specific examples of Bishop's work in the second paragraph is to show that
  1. Bishop had an interesting life.
  2. "Collected Prose" is a companion volume to "Collected Poems.
  3. Bishop started her career at a correspondence school.
  4. Bishop's stories and memoirs have similar characteristics.
Passage Five
30.Which of the following could be a fact rather than an opinion?
  1. Bishop is admired by other writers.
  2. Bishop's stories are a delight to read.
  3. "Efforts of Affection" achieves the emotional resonance of a finely wrought short story.
  4. Bishop's stories are justly celebrated.

    Your Scale Score is

    Click here to see the answers.

    The passing score on the Regents' Reading Test is 61. Remember that this practice test is given under very different conditions than the regular test and therefore your score may be significantly lower or higher.

    To clear all answers, click your browser's reload button.