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  IMPORTANT REMINDERS SAT ®  Practice Test #1 A   N o. 2 pencil is required for the test. D o not use a mechanical pencil or pen. S haring any questions with anyone is a violation of T est S ecurity and Fairness policies and may result in your scores being canceled.  THIS TEST BOOK MUST NOT BE TAKEN FROM THE ROOM. UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OR USE OF ANY PART OF THIS TEST BOOK IS PROHIBITED. T his cover is representative of what you’ll see on test day. © 2015 The College Board. College Board, SAT, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board.  Test begins on the next page.  ReadingTest 65 MINUTES, 52 QUESTIONS TurntoSection1ofyouranswersheettoanswerthequestionsinthissection.DIRECTIONS Each passage or pair of passages below is followed by a number of questions. After readingeach passage or pair, choose the best answer to each question based on what is stated orimplied in the passage or passages and in any accompanying graphics (such as a table orgraph). Questions1-10arebasedonthefollowingpassage.  This passage is from Lydia Minatoya,  The Strangeness of Beauty  . ©1999 by Lydia Minatoya. The setting is Japan in1920. Chie and her daughter Naomi are members of theHouse of Fuji, a noble family. Akira came directly, breaking all tradition. Wasthat it? Had he followed form—had he asked hismother to speak to his father to approach ago-between—would Chie have been more receptive?He came on a winter’s eve. He pounded on thedoor while a cold rain beat on the shuttered veranda,so at first Chie thought him only the wind. The maidknew better. Chie heard her soft scuttling footsteps,the creak of the door. Then the maid brought acalling card to the drawing room, for Chie.Chie was reluctant to go to her guest; perhaps shewas feeling too cozy. She and Naomi were reading ata low table set atop a charcoal brazier. A thick quiltspread over the sides of the table so their legs weretucked inside with the heat.“Who is it at this hour, in this weather?” Chiequestioned as she picked the name card off themaid’s lacquer tray.“Shinoda, Akira. Kobe Dental College,” she read.Naomi recognized the name. Chie heard a softintake of air.“I think you should go,” said Naomi.Akira was waiting in the entry. He was in his early twenties, slim and serious, wearing the black military-style uniform of a student. As hebowed—his hands hanging straight down, ablack cap in one, a yellow oil-paper umbrella in theother—Chie glanced beyond him. In the glisteningsurface of the courtyard’s rain-drenched pavingstones, she saw his reflection like a dark double.“Madame,” said Akira, “forgive my disruption,but I come with a matter of urgency.”His voice was soft, refined. He straightened andstole a deferential peek at her face.In the dim light his eyes shone with sincerity.Chie felt herself starting to like him.“Come inside, get out of this nasty night. Surely your business can wait for a moment or two.”“I don’t want to trouble you. Normally I wouldapproach you more properly but I’ve received wordof a position. I’ve an opportunity to go to America, asdentist for Seattle’s Japanese community.”“Congratulations,” Chie said with amusement.“That is an opportunity, I’m sure. But how am Iinvolved?”Even noting Naomi’s breathless reaction to thename card, Chie had no idea. Akira’s message,delivered like a formal speech, filled her withmaternal amusement. You know how children speak so earnestly, so hurriedly, so endearingly aboutthings that have no importance in an adult’s mind?That’s how she viewed him, as a child. 1 1  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Line5101520253035404550 Unauthorized copying or reuse of any part of this page is illegal.  CONTINUE 2
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