How do you plan on prepping for the Scholastic Aptitude Test? (Or, as they're more commonly known, "the SAT.") Some people read through practice books, some pay for expensive tutors, others kind of just close their eyes and hope for the best. Students' scores can be crucial for getting into certain colleges, so it's understandable that studying can cause extreme anxiety.
Redesigned in 2016, the SAT consists of two mandatory categories — "Writing and Language" and "Math" — that are scored out of 800 each. (Students can receive any score between 200 and 800 in per category.) There's also an optional essay section, also scored out of 800.
In the old days, vocabulary was tested in a section called "Reading," and students had to complete sentences with challenging vocabulary words. This required them to memorize lots of difficult words out of context. The new version of the test has shifted the focus to defining words in context. This has taken some of the heat off in terms of committing hundreds of arbitrary words to memory, but it's still important to have a good vocabulary base to draw from. This quiz can help!
We'll give you a category — in some cases broad, in some cases pretty specific — and you tell us which of the four choices is the best fit. (Sometimes, we'll give you the word and you can identify the category.) You'll find the definition of the correct answer in the answer explanation. Remember to pick the *best* choice for each question, as words can really fit in any category if you get abstract enough. Well, what are you waiting for? Good luck!