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SAT October 2016 (USA) QAS & Answer Key

by SAT GrandMaster on March 29, 2021

Curve analysis for SAT October 2016 US 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) 

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SAT October 2016 (USA) QAS & Answer Key English

SAT October 2016 (USA) QAS & Answer Key Math

Reading

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

This passage is adapted from George Eliot, Silas Marner.Originally published in 1861. Silas was a weaver and a notorious miser, but then the gold he had hoarded was stolen. Shortly after, Silas adopted a young child, Eppie, the daughter of an impoverished woman who had died suddenly.

Passage 2: Questions 11-21 - Science - SAT October 2016 US Question and Answer

This passage is adapted from David Rotman, “How Technology Is Destroying Jobs.” ©2013 by MIT Technology Review.

Passage 3: Questions 22-31 - Science - SAT October 2016 US Question and Answer

This passage is adapted from Patricia Waldron, “Why Birds Fly in a V Formation.” ©2014 by American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Passage 4: Questions 32-41 - History - SAT October 2016 US Question and Answer

Passage 1 is adapted from Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume 2. Originally published in 1840. Passage 2 is adapted from Harriet Taylor Mill, “Enfranchisement of Women.”Originally published in 1851. As United States and European societies grew increasingly democratic during the nineteenth century, debates arose about whether freedoms enjoyed by men should be extended to women as well.

Passage 5: Questions 42-52 - Science - SAT October 2016 US Question and Answer

This passage is adapted from Brian Greene, “How the Higgs Boson Was Found.” ©2013 by Smithsonian Institution. The Higgs boson is an elementary particle associated with the Higgs field. Experiments conducted in 2012–2013 tentatively confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson and thus of the Higgs field.

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