Questions: 1 (essay response)
Time: 25 minutes
Directions: Read the following topic carefully. Take a few minutes to think about the topic and organize your thoughts before you begin writing. Use the scratch paper and pen provided. Be sure that your handwriting is legible and that you stay within the lines and margins.
Essay Topic: It is better to be safe than sorry.
Assignment: Do you agree or disagree with the topic statement?
Support your position with one or two specific examples from personal experience, the experience of others, current events, history, or literature.
Questions: 40 (multiple-choice), based on 7-8 reading passages
Time: 40 minutes
What is measured? Your ability to read quickly and to understand what you read.
Directions: Read the passage carefully and then answer the questions (1-3) about it. For each question, decide on the basis of the passage which one of the choices best answers the question.