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CPT Study Guide


Sentence Skills Test Questions

This test measures your understanding of sentence structure; how sentences are put together and what makes a sentence complete and clear. Some questions will ask you to select the best version of the underlined part of the sentence. The first choice is the same as the original. If you think the original sentence is best, choose the first one.

Question 1: Sentence Correction:

Ms. Rose planning to teach a course in biology next summer.

A) planning

B) are planning

C) with a plan

D) plans

In other questions, you will be asked to rewrite a sentence in your head. You will be told how to begin your new sentence. Your new sentence should be well written and should have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given to you.

Question 2: Construction Shift

Being a female jockey, she was often interviewed.

Rewrite, beginning with: She was often interviewed...

A) on account of she was

B) by her being

C) because she was

D) being she was

Question 3: Construction Shift

If he had enough strength, Todd would move the boulder.

Rewrite, beginning with: Todd cannot move the boulder...

A) when lacking

B) because he

C) although there

D) without enough


Reading Comprehension Test Questions

Question 1: Narrative

There are two types of pottery that I do. There is production pottery---mugs, tableware---the kinds of things that sell easily. These pay for my time to do the other work, which is more creative and satisfies my needs as an artist.

The author of the passage implies that:

A) artists have a tendency to waste valuable time

B) creativity and mass-production are incompatible

C) most people do not appreciate good art

D) pottery is not produced by creative artists

In other questions, two underlined sentences are followed by a question or statement. Read the sentences, then choose the best answer to the question or the best completion of the statement.

Question 2: Sentence Relationships

1. The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought in fifteen years.

2. Corn and soybean prices are expected to be very high this year.

What does the second sentence do to the first sentence?

A) It restates the idea found in the first

B) It states an effect

C) It gives an example

D) It analyzes the statement made in the first


CPT Study Guide Answers

Sentence Skills Test Answers

Question 1: Sentence Correction

The correct answer is: D) plans

Question 2: Construction Shift

The correct answer is: "C) because she was". The sentence should be "She was often interviewed because she was a female jockey."

Question 3: Construction Shift

The correct answer is: "B) because he". Todd cannot move the boulder because he does not have enough strength.


Reading Comprehension Test Answers

Question 1: Narrative

The correct answer is: B) creativity and mass-production are incompatible.

The author of this passage implies that creativity and mass-production are incompatible.

Question 2: Sentence Relationships

The correct answer is: B) It states an effect