This SAT sample paper consists of 20 mathematics questions, 35 science questions and 25 social science questions.

**Question: **Which of the following is acidic in nature?

(a) Apple Juice

(b) Soap solution

(c) Slaked lime

(d) Quicklime

**Question:** Find the value of 50 × 8.

(a) 150

(b) 200

(c) 300

(d) 250

**Question:** Unit of flux?

(a) Amp- turns

(b) Weber

(c) Volts

(d) Amps

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**Question:** Because King Philip’s desire to make Spain the dominant power in sixteenth-century Europe ran counter to Queen Elizabeth’s insistence on autonomy for England, ____ was ____.

(a) reconciliation, assured

(b) warfare, avoidable

(c) ruination, impossible

(d) conflict, inevitable

**Question:** How long will a 100 m long train traveling at 72 kmph take to overtake another 200m long train traveling at 54 kmph?

(a) 70 sec

(b) 1 min

(c) 1 min 15 sec

(d) 55 sec

**Question:** Which of the toxic heavy metals is found in modern tannery industries?

(a) Nickel

(b) Zinc

(c) Chromium

(d) Lead

**Question:** There is no doubt that Larry is a genuine __; he excels at telling stories that fascinate his listeners.

(a) braggart

(b) dilettante

(c) pilferer

(d) prevaricator

**Question:** Which of the following is not an oxide ore?

(a) Cassiterite

(b) Siderite

(c) Pyrolusite

(d) Bauxite

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**The next 2 questions are based on the following passage.** “The rock was still wet. The animal was glistening, like it was still swimming,” recalls Hou Xianguang. Hou discovered the unusual fossil while surveying rocks as a paleontology graduate student in 1984, near the Chinese town of Chengjiang. “My teachers always talked about the Burgess Shale animals. It looked like one of them. My hands began to shake.” Hou had indeed found a Naraoia like those from Canada. However, Hou’s animal was 15 million years older than its Canadian relatives. Some questions ask you to recognize the meaning of a word as it is used in the passage. 3. In line 4, “surveying” most nearly means

(a) calculating the value of

(b) examining comprehensively

(c) determining the boundaries of

(d) polling randomly

**Question:** It can be inferred that Hou Xianguang’s “hands began to shake” because Hou was

(a) afraid that he might lose the fossil

(b) worried about the implications of his finding

(c) concerned that he might not get credit for his work

(d) excited about the magnitude of his discovery

**Question:** The most abundant element in the universe is

(a) Hydrogen

(b) Helium

(c) Oxygen

(d) Silicon

**Question:** If the sales tax on a $30.00 item is $1.80, what is the sales tax rate?

(a) 6%

(b) 8%

(c) 4%

(d) 10%

**Question:** A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior’s name is placed in the lottery 3 times; each junior’s name, 2 times; and each sophomore’s name, 1 time. If a student’s name is chosen at random from the names in the lottery, what is the probability that a senior’s name will be chosen?

(a) 1/8

(b) 2/9

(c) 2/7

(d) 3/8

**Question:** In which of the following chemical energy is converted into electrical energy?

(a) Dynamo

(b) Thermopile

(c) Battery

(d) Atom bomb

**Question:** The table above shows the temperatures at noon, in degrees Fahrenheit, in a city in Hawaii over a one-week period. If m represents the median of these temperatures, f represents the temperature that occurred most often, and a represents the average (arithmetic mean) of these seven temperatures, which of the following is the correct order of m, f, and a ?

NOONTIME TEMPERATURES IN HILO, HAWAII

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun |

66 | 78 | 75 | 69 | 78 | 77 | 70 |

(a) a < m < f

(b) a < f < m

(c) m < a < f

(d) m < f < a

**Question:** Stainless steel is an alloy of —

(a) Iron, Carbon and Nickel

(b) Iron and Manganese

(c) Iron, Chromium and Zinc

(d) Iron, Chromium and Nickel

**Question:** If 9 + 7 = 58; 3 + 11 = 124. What is the value of 13 + 5 ?

(a) 38

(b) 31

(c) 174

(d) 36

**Question:** The projected sales volume of a video game cartridge is given by the function s(p) = 3000/2p + a, where s is the number of cartridges sold, in thousands; p is the price per cartridge, in dollars; and a is a constant. If, according to the projections, 100000 cartridges are sold at $10 per cartridge, how many cartridges will be sold at $20 per cartridge?

(a) 20,000

(b) 50,000

(c) 60,000

(d) 150,000

**Question:** Which of the following is used as a material for making protective windows in space probes ?

(a) Steel

(b) Graphite

(c) Tungsten

(d) Diamond

**Question:** In the xy-coordinate plane above, the line contains the points (0, 0) and (1, 2). If line m (not shown) contains the point (0, 0) and is perpendicular to it , what is the equation of m ?

(a) y = – ½ x

(b) y = – ½ x + 1

(c) y = –x

(d) y = –x + 2

**Question:** What is laughing gas ?

(a) Carbon dioxide

(b) Sulfur dioxide

(c) Nitrogen Dioxide

(d) Nitrous oxide

**Question:** The least perfect square number which is divisible by 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 is

(a) 900

(b) 1600

(c) 2500

(d) 3600

**Question:** If two sides of the triangle below have lengths 5 and 6, the perimeter of the triangle could be which of the following?

I. 15 II. 20 III. 22

(a) I only

(b) I and II only

(c) I and III only

(d) II and III only

**Question:** A boy buys oranges at Rs. 2 for 3 oranges and sells them at one rupee each. To make a profit of Rs. 10 he must sell:

(a) 30

(b) 32

(c) 36

(d) 40

**Question:** If k is divisible by 2, 3, and 15, which of the following is also divisible by these numbers?

(a) k + 5

(b) k + 15

(c) k + 20

(d) k + 30

**Question:** Salar Jung Museum is situated at:

(a) Hyderabad

(b) New Delhi

(c) Bangalore

(d) Mysore

**Question:** If he sells 40 mangoes, he will get the selling price of 4 mangoes extra, What is his percentage increase in profit ?

(a) 10%

(b) 12%

(c) 20%

(d) 25%

**Question: **Milk is which of the following types of colloid

(a) Liquid in liquid

(b) Solid in liquid

(c) Gas in liquid

(d) None of the above

**Question:** Two pipes can fill a cistern in 6 minutes and 7 minutes respectively. Both the pipes are opened alternately for 1 minute each. At what time will they fill the cistern?

(a) 5 minutes

(b) 17/3 times

(c) 45/7 minutes

(d) 5/4 minutes