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SAT October 2016 (International) QAS & Answer Key

by Xinyi Mei on March 29, 2021

Curve analysis for SAT October 2016 International exam:

  • Reading - The overall difficulty is moderate mainly due to the comparatively easier passages. For the first 3 mistakes, 10 points off for each mistake. For the fourth to the eighth mistakes, 10 points off for every 2 mistakes. Given the lower difficulty of the reading section, the curve is normal. 
  • Grammar - overall difficulty is normal, there wasn't any arcane concept being tested. 10 points off for 1 mistake; 30 off points for 2 mistakes; 50 points off for 5 mistakes. 
  • Math - (sorry we don't have enough information on math for this particular test) 

Click here to view our curve analysis for the March 2020 International SAT version. 

Click here to obtain the latest SAT October 2016 International QAS and Answer Keys from ExclusiveSAT. 

Some screenshots of the latest SAT October 2016 International test: 

SAT October 2016 (International) QAS & Answer Key English

SAT October 2016 (International) QAS & Answer Key Math

Reading

Passage 1: Questions 1-10 - Literature - SAT October 2016 International Question and Answer

This passage is adopted from the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Originally published in 1847. The title character is a governess at the Thorn! eld Hall estate. Governesses were employed to  live in private homes and teach the children there. Adele is Jane's student, Mrs. Fairfax is the housekeeper of Thorn! eld Hall.

Summary:An excerpt from the classic novel "Jane Eyre" describes Jane Eyre's governingness as a little girl and her life is very stable, but she laments that she is not satisfied with her current life and describes an inner monologue of Jane Eyre.

Passage 2: Questions 11-20 - History - SAT October 2016 International Question and Answer

This passage is adapted from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense,originally published in January 1776. Paine was born in England in 1773 and immigrated to America in 1774.

Summary:Advocating that the United States is an independent country, and calling on Americans to get rid of being oppressed by Britain and cut off their ties with Britain.

Passage 3: Questions 21-31 - Science - SAT October 2016 International Question and Answer

This passage is adapted from Sid Perkins’s article, “Cold Climate Shrinks Mountains.” Originally published in 2013 by the American Association for the Advertisement of Science.

Summary:Describe the impact of the Earth’s climate on rocks. Changes in temperature will corrode and weather the stones. As the temperature increases, the stone will be destroyed.

Passage 4: Questions 32-42 - Science - SAT October 2016 International Question and Answer

This passage is adapted from Eric Ja" e's “Cities Are Innovative Because They Contain More Ideas to Steal.” Originally published 2013 by The Atlantic Cities.

Summary:The innovation of the city. Experiment to study innovation in urban and non-urban areas. Some people think that cities are not conducive to innovation, but the author believes that companies in cities will promote innovation in cities. Although there are companies that learn from others, there are also companies that make their own original creations. The author compares the tradition with the status quo, and describes the process and results of innovation.

Passage 5: Questions 43-52 - Science - SAT October 2016 International Question and Answer

Passage 1 is adapted from Erin Wayman’s “Oxygen Boost Aided Carnivore Evolution in Cambrian Explosion,” Originally published ©2013 by Society for Science & the Public. Passage 2 is adapted from Tamarra Kemsley’s “Discovery Challenges Theory Behind Reason for Cambrian Explosion.” Originally published 2013 by Nature World News.

Summary:The author explored the reason why the Cambrian (Carnivore) suddenly appeared in the Big Bang. Some scientists believe that the increase in oxygen led to the evolution of carnivorous species, thereby promoting the rapid increase of species, but some scientists believe that the increase in oxygen is not the cause of the Big Bang, but on the contrary, the rapid growth of species led to the increase in oxygen content.

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