ACT Reading Test 1 Passage 2 (2022)

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  • 1.

    -5101520253035-4045-505560-65-70Passage llSOCIAL SCIENCE: For the Love of "Jennys”It would start out as a slight murmur from thedistant sky, eventually causing the farmers in theirfields to pause and perk up their ears. Slowly, themurmur would become a whining hum until finally,there was no mistaking the sound of an approachingJenny. Hoes and rakes would be dropped. the milkcow would snort in defiance, and the farmers wiveswould run out to their expansive front porches."They're coming, the barnstormers are coming!would be shouted out to anyone within earshot.Barnstorming was a phenomenon that developedafter World War I, in the early 1920s. Aviation wasstill a novelty then. and due to a government surplusof Curtiss JN-4 biplanes (or ”Jennys`), many formerWorld War l pilots were investing in private owner-ship of these aircraft. Since commercial airlines hadnot yet been established, there was a glut of well-trained aviators who were not anxious to give up theirabilities or interest in flying but had few other optionsfor making a living. Thus. barnstorming evolved.whereby these aviators could attempt to provide fortheir families by putting on aerial shows in little townsall across the country.Once a flyer had his plane, he needed a place todemonstrate his skills. So he would pick a spot on amap and buzz the area. looking for a farmer`s held touse as a temporary landing strip. Once he landed, theflyer would make a deal with the farmer who ownedthe land. After preparations were made, the pilotwould fly into the town and drop handbills from hisplane, advertising the upcoming event. An air showwas coming to town! Generally. these early air showsincluded all sorts of high-flying stunts and aerialtricks, but the money came in by offering joy rides tothe townspeople for anywhere from $1 to $5.Amazingly, few people were ever injured during thesefast trips to the sky, and many pilots managed to earna decent living.Every air show was different, depending on theparticular talents of the pilot and his traveling group.Clyde “Upside-Down" Panghorn, for example, flewhis plane belly-up and could even change from oneposition in the plane to another in midair. Many well-known aviators like Charles Lindbergh even startedout as barnstormers. Lindbergh's particular talentswere wing-walking and parachuting from his plane.Many flyers would don colorful costumes or dress asclowns while all those down below would hoot andholler with approval and excitement. There werespeed racers, wing walkers. and parachutists. Thecrowds never knew for sure what new antics theflyers would come up with next. but they did knowthey would be greatly entertained. Most townsclosed down for the day as these events wereanxiously anticipated and attended by all.Barnstorming didn't last the decade, however,as government safety regulations sprung up andinstigated the demise of this thrilling pastime- Somepeople felt that aerial stunts were far too dangerous.while others saw these daring pilots as a threat toaviation as a money-making proposition, eventhough commercial airlines had yet to develop. Inaddition, the leftover Jennys were rapidly aging andnot being rebuilt by the government. This made thereplacement of parts nearly impossible. Today, thetem1 barnstorming is often used when referring totouring politicians or entertainers who visit a largenumber of towns and cities in a short period of time;certainly. todays barnstorming pales by comparisonto its namesake.

  • 2.

    The function of the first paragraph (lines 1-10) in relation to the passage as a whole is to:

    • A.&nbsp

      Explain how barnstorming first started.

    • B.&nbsp

      Set the stage for a favorite American pastime.

    • C.&nbsp

      Describe American farm life in the early 1900's.

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    • D.&nbsp

      Introduce the concept of early aviation.

  • 3.

    Which of the following best describes the way the second paragraph (lines 11-23) functions in the passage as a whole?

  • 4.

    It can reasonalby be inferred from the passage that:

    • A.&nbsp

      The general population was intrigued and excited by aviation in the early 1900"s.

    • B.&nbsp

      Barnstorming is still a popular activity among aviators.

    • C.&nbsp

      Barnstorming brought more attention to rural area than did traveling circuses.

    • D.&nbsp

      People were more willing to take great risks in early aviation.

  • 5.

    The reference to Charles Lindbergh is used to illustrate the point made in the passage that:

    • A.&nbsp

      Federal regulations were necessary.

    • B.&nbsp

      Serious pilots thought barnstorming was frivolous and dangerous.

    • C.&nbsp

      Barnstorming was an excellent way to learn how to fly commercial planes.

    • D.&nbsp

      Barnstorming was often performed by skilled, experienced pilots early in their careers.

  • 6.

    Information in Paragraph 3 (lines 24-35) establishes that:

    • A.&nbsp

      The Jenny biplane continued to be used during World War II.

    • B.&nbsp

      Barnstormers made their money from giving rides in their planes.

    • C.&nbsp

      Townspeople paid the barnstormers to bring an air show to their town.

    • D.&nbsp

      The Jenny biplane was the only airplane to aviators after the first World War.

  • 7.

    Which of the following is NOT listed in the passage as an aerial stunt?

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    • A.&nbsp

      Parachuting

    • B.&nbsp

      Wing-walking

    • C.&nbsp

      Speed racing

    • D.&nbsp

      Dropping handbills

  • 8.

    Information in the passage suggests that:

    • A.&nbsp

      Perhaps there were other reasons besides safety issues that led to the end of barnstorming.

    • B.&nbsp

      Many people were injured or killed during these air shows, causing new government regulations.

    • C.&nbsp

      The government regretted its inexpensive sale of the World War I Jennys.

    • D.&nbsp

      The government was trying to stop the further development of aviation.

  • 9.

    According to the passage, there was a surplus of trained pilots without jobs because:

  • 10.

    Information in Paragraph 4 (lines 39-50) indicates that:

    • A.&nbsp

      Air shows in a particular town probably varied each time they were performed.

    • B.&nbsp

      Air shows were mostly the same across the country, because many pilots needed to earn a living.

    • C.&nbsp

      Air show caused many problems for the farmers.

    • D.&nbsp

      Townspeople were often invited to participate in aerial stunts.

  • 11.

    The passage indicates that barnstorming ended when:

    • A.&nbsp

      There were too many accidents.

    • B.&nbsp

      Pilots found more stable jobs.

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    • C.&nbsp

      Government regulations were enacted.

    • D.&nbsp

      Biplanes were no longer being built.

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FAQs

What is on the ACT reading Test? ›

The reading section measures your ability to read closely, reason logically about texts using evidence, and integrate information from multiple sources. The section questions focus on the mutually supportive skills that readers must bring to bear in studying written materials across a range of subject areas.

What are the 4 ACT reading passages? ›

There are four ACT reading passages of about 800 words each, always in this order: prose fiction. social science. humanities.

Is ACT reading easier than SAT? ›

The ACT Reading passages follow the exact same pattern. In this respect, the two tests are equal in difficulty. New SAT Reading Test questions follow the natural order of the passages, whereas ACT Reading Test questions do not.

How do I pass the ACT reading section? ›

Practice your ACT Reading tips

Take it one passage at a time when you're getting started. Set your timer for 8 minutes and 45 seconds and complete one passage in the time allotted. From there, correct it and review your answers. Make sure you check every answer choice to know why your answer is (or isn't) the best one.

Is a 30 on ACT reading good? ›

A score of 24 means you've scored better than about 74% of students. A 28 means you've scored better than 88% of students, and a 30 means you've scored better than 93% of them! Anything 34 or above is in the 99th percentile—a truly phenomenal score.

How can I get a 36 on the ACT? ›

Based on the ACT practice tests, most sections require you to miss 0 questions to receive a score of 36. However, in the Math section, you might be able to miss 1 question and still receive a 36. Receiving a score of 35 most often entails missing 1–3 questions in each section.

Which ACT test has the most questions? ›

The English section has 75 questions, the math section has 60 questions and the reading and science sections both have 40 questions.

How can I get faster on the ACT? ›

8 Ways to Improve Your Speed on the SAT/ACT
  1. Use a dull pencil. ...
  2. Cross out incorrect answers. ...
  3. Circle answers first, then bubble in your scantron one test page at a time. ...
  4. Skip the hard stuff on a first pass. ...
  5. Locate line-specific questions before reading the passage. ...
  6. Practice, and time yourself by individual passages.
9 Feb 2019

How do you read faster on the ACT? ›

The Quick Guide to Increasing Reading ACT or SAT Speed (for Procrastinators)
  1. Read the entire first paragraph and then the first sentence of each following paragraph.
  2. Then go through the questions and answer the paired command of evidence questions. ...
  3. Next, look for the vocab in context questions.
4 Mar 2021

How many can you miss to get a 30 on the ACT? ›

To get a 30, you must score highly on all four sections of the exam (excluding Writing). Specifically, you'll need to get at least a 30 on two sections and a composite score of 29.5 (which rounds to 30) or higher. This means you can only miss a handful of questions on each section.

Do colleges prefer SAT or ACT? ›

Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Neither the SAT or ACT is harder than the other. Different students tend to do better on one test over the other.

Is the ACT reading hard? ›

Unlike in the English, Math and Science sections, success on Reading does not depend on knowing any formulas, rules or content. Still, many students find this section to be surprisingly difficult, and it is often the section where we see the most fluctuation in score throughout the preparation process.

Should you read the passage first? ›

1) Read the passage fully before looking at any of the corresponding questions. – You won't miss out on any important details. – You will have a better understanding of the main point of a passage.

What is a good ACT score? ›

In general, a good ACT score is any score in or above the 75th percentile — at least a 24. Students should aim to hit or exceed the middle 50% of ACT scores at their chosen colleges. The ACT Writing section is optional and uses a separate scoring scale.

How do you ace a reading test? ›

Strategies for taking the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test
  1. Read the Question Before You Read the Passage. ...
  2. Note the Key Word in the Question. ...
  3. Read the Passage and Take Notes. ...
  4. Use Your Own Words to Answer the Question. ...
  5. Read All of the Answer Choices. ...
  6. Learn to Spot Incorrect Answers. ...
  7. Use the Process of Elimination.

Can I get into Harvard with a 30 ACT? ›

Average ACT: 34

There's no absolute ACT requirement at Harvard, but they really want to see at least a 33 to have a chance at being considered. A university with Harvard's stature has equally high ACT standards.

What colleges accept a 13 ACT score? ›

Schools Listed in Ascending Order of 25th/75th Percentile with Admission Rate
NameACT 25thAdmission %
Rust College1352
Jarvis Christian College1354
Pine Manor College1341
Langston University1354
19 more rows
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What is the hardest ACT section? ›

Do You Feel Confident in the Content? Obviously, it's not a good idea to take the ACT® unless you have a good grasp on the content that will be tested. The ACT® Reading and ACT® Science sections are both the hardest and easiest to prepare for.

What is the lowest score for ACT? ›

Your Composite score and each test score (English, mathematics, reading, science) range from 1 (low) to 36 (high).

What is a bad ACT score? ›

ACT Scoring and What Makes a Good Composite Score
Score:Ranking:Rating:
1 - 19Below AveragePoor
20 - 25AverageGood
26 - 29Above AverageCompetitive
30 - 35HighestBest
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Should I retake the ACT if I got a 33? ›

Should I Retake the ACT with a 33 Score? With a 33 ACT score, there's no need to retake the exam. The only reason to consider retaking the ACT is to increase your competitiveness at the most elite colleges. Because competition for elite schools is fierce, every extra point both on your ACT score and GPA will help.

How many questions does the reading ACT have? ›

An actual ACT Reading Test contains 40 questions to be answered in 35 minutes. Read the passage(s) carefully. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.

What three general areas are covered on the reading test? ›

It's important, therefore, to practice reading and answering questions about passages from all three subject areas on the SAT Reading Test (U.S. and world literature, history/social studies, and science).

What is a good ACT score? ›

In general, a good ACT score is any score in or above the 75th percentile — at least a 24. Students should aim to hit or exceed the middle 50% of ACT scores at their chosen colleges. The ACT Writing section is optional and uses a separate scoring scale.

Which of the reading test question types is most common on the ACT? ›

Detail questions are the most common questions on the ACT Reading section.

Which ACT test has the most questions? ›

The English section has 75 questions, the math section has 60 questions and the reading and science sections both have 40 questions.

Should you read the whole passage on the ACT? ›

Normally, if you read the passage first and then the questions, you would have to go back into the piece to double-check or look up your answers. Answering questions like “What is the point of this passage?” may even require you to re-read the entire thing. Skipping ahead allows you to streamline the entire process.

What is the guessing penalty on the ACT reading test? ›

There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT. Never, ever, ever, leave any answers blank. You have a 25% chance of getting the question right if you guess. So at the very least, always guess!

How do you determine a student's reading level? ›

The three most common assessment tools are the Lexile Measures, the DRA Levels (Development Reading Assessment) and the Guided Reading levels. Each of these tools varies in complexity and administration, but each will attempt to help educators and parents gain insight into a child's reading skills.

How long does it take to take the ACT test? ›

How Long Does the ACT Test Take? There are four sections of the exam that the student has to complete, with an optional fifth section. If you are taking the four sections only, the full ACT test takes 2 hours and 55 minutes to complete. But, with the optional writing test, you will take 3 hours and 35 minutes.

How do I check my comprehension skills? ›

One simple way to assess comprehension is by asking students to retell what they read and/or asking a couple of questions and scoring their responses using our Retell Rubric. Maximize time by using the same passage you used for the fluency assessment.

What is the lowest score you can get on the ACT? ›

Your Composite score and each test score (English, mathematics, reading, science) range from 1 (low) to 36 (high).

What is a bad ACT score? ›

ACT Scoring and What Makes a Good Composite Score
Score:Ranking:Rating:
1 - 19Below AveragePoor
20 - 25AverageGood
26 - 29Above AverageCompetitive
30 - 35HighestBest
1 more row

What colleges accept a 13 ACT score? ›

Schools Listed in Ascending Order of 25th/75th Percentile with Admission Rate
NameACT 25thAdmission %
Rust College1352
Jarvis Christian College1354
Pine Manor College1341
Langston University1354
19 more rows
30 Oct 2020

What is the most common answer on the ACT? ›

The idea that C is the best answer to choose when guess-answering a question on a multiple choice test rests on the premise that ACT answer choices are not truly randomized. In other words, the implication is that answer choice C is correct more often than any other answer choice.

What is the fastest way to answer ACT questions? ›

8 Ways to Improve Your Speed on the SAT/ACT
  1. Use a dull pencil. ...
  2. Cross out incorrect answers. ...
  3. Circle answers first, then bubble in your scantron one test page at a time. ...
  4. Skip the hard stuff on a first pass. ...
  5. Locate line-specific questions before reading the passage. ...
  6. Practice, and time yourself by individual passages.
9 Feb 2019

What are the 6 types of questions on the reading ACT? ›

The Reading questions on the ACT / SAT break into 6 broad categories:
  • Big picture questions. ...
  • Detail-oriented questions. ...
  • Development and function questions. ...
  • Inference questions. ...
  • Vocabulary in context questions. ...
  • Find the mistake.
14 Oct 2020

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