## Barron's SAT 2400: Aiming for the Perfect ScoreMost college-bound test takers know that 2400 represents a perfect SAT score. Probably, they also know that scores of 2100 or higher virtually guarantee students acceptance at America's most prestigious colleges. This special test preparation guide for high-achieving college-bound students' provides special coaching to help them achieve that 2100+ score. It bypasses standard test preparation exercises and offers specific advice and strategies for tackling the SAT's hardest questions. It also presents extra practice and review in all math topics, as well as special vocabulary lists designed to increase students' word power. All questions come with fully explained answers. |

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### Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS | |

WELCOME TO THE 2400 CLUB | |

PART 1 | |

Chapter 1 | |

1 Equipped with a large air hockey table billiards foosball and table tennis the recreation room provides myriad ways for the children to ______ the... | |

3 Since the entire family has aan ______ for watching a broad spectrum of movies a home theater was ______ welcomed by all family members | |

6 Instead of elucidating the complex process of wiring an elevenroom home for ceiling speakers and the Internet Jack paints an incomprehensible pic... | |

9 It takes an incisive sense of direction and a clarity of mind to navigate the tortuous mazelike corridors of the medieval palace whose floor plan is n... | |

Chapter 13 | |

Chapter 14 | |

Chapter 15 | |

1 In the diagram above PQRS is a parallelogram What is the area of PQRS? | |

2 A rectangular box with length 22 inches width 5 inches and height 5 inches is to be packed with steel balls of radius 2 inches What is the maximum... | |

4 In the diagram above the circle has center O and diameter The measure of arc AB is 120 and AO 4 What is the area of the shaded region? | |

5 In the figure above the circle with center O has radius 6 and the circle with center P has radius 4 The circles are tangent to each other at point S Lin... | |

7 In the xyplane points A2 4 and B8 4 are two vertices of ABC If the sum of the sides of the triangle is less than 12 which of the following points cou... | |

12 Overwhelming desk clutter and towering piles of paper make it difficult to find relatively ______ items such as earring backs and electronic discs ... | |

Chapter 2 | |

1 Based on the information presented in this passage you can infer that Materia Medica line 5 most likely refers to | |

2 In lines 610 and on the basis of the entire passage taking the different remediesand writing down the results conveys the idea that | |

5 In line 7 retired most closely means | |

2 QUESTION THAT REQUIRES UNDERSTANDING THE SUBTLETIES OF PART OF THE PASSAGE AS IT RELATES TO THE PASSAGE AS ... | |

3 TOUGH INFERENCE QUESTION THAT ALLUDES TO SEVERAL TERMS AND PHRASES USED THROUGHOUT THE PASSAGE Using line ... | |

like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him within whose circle no grief or folly ventures | |

1 In context tame line 4 most likely refers to blackberries that are | |

2 Which most accurately describes the sentiments that the Passage 1 author has toward the old oak tree and oak bushes lines 12 and 13 with respect to... | |

1 SUBTLE WORDINCONTEXT QUESTION Carefully read up down and around line 4 to get a sense of this word in its context Tame most closely ... | |

who can tell whether the creatures spirits are abundantly generous? The answer is B | |

Chapter 3 | |

1 It can be inferred from lines 24 that Anthonys grandmother | |

4 Which best describes Anthonys attitude toward those who disrupt him while he is engaged in activities related to his stamp collecting lines 16 and 17? | |

1 It can be inferred from the beginning of the opening paragraph that with regard to this doctrine line 4 the author feels | |

4 In line 37 after life most nearly means | |

8 In context galvanized line 51 most closely means | |

1 According to the author all of the following would be antithetical to a metaphysic line 6 EXCEPT | |

4 In context the expression decked out in line 27 most closely means | |

1 In Passage 1 it can be inferred that the Congressional members would smile line 5 for which of the following reasons? | |

3 Thoreau does which of the following in paragraph 2 of Passage 1? | |

5 In line 38 precedents most nearly means | |

8 According to Passage 2 how is the slaves knowledge of Lincolns campaign as discussed in lines 109112 most accurately explained? | |

10 The attitude toward slavery held by the passage authors and the attitude toward slavery held by Congress Passage 1 paragraph 1 are respectively b... | |

Chapter 4 | |

2 Although the host of the homedecorating show touted uniformity of adornments when decorating a Christmas tree Lucida preferred aan ______ as... | |

5 After much soul searching and ______ Pamela realized that she is predominantly selfserving and selfindulgent the ______ of June who epitomizes ... | |

8 Peter is sprightly and jovial even though his closest friends describe his disposition as ______ and ______ | |

9 In line 5 renders most closely means | |

11 Both passages emphasize which aspect of the sea? | |

15 In context the word reign line 10 most closely means | |

17 The anecdote in paragraph 5 lines 3849 serves primarily to | |

20 In developing her firstperson narrative Nightingale does all of the following EXCEPT | |

21 Which of the following descriptive phrases testifies to Captain MacWhirrs bashfulness line 7? | |

22 A clamp line 12 and copper wire line 13 serve primarily | |

26 The narrators confession in line 73 Passage 2 I not only neglected but illused them most directly contradicts his | |

30 Which aspect of character portrayal matters more in Passage 1 than in Passage 2? | |

PART 2 | |

Chapter 5 | |

Chapter 6 | |

Chapter 7 | |

Chapter 8 | |

Chapter 9 | |

Chapter 10 | |

PART 3 | |

Chapter 11 | |

Chapter 12 | |

8 The above figure represents part of a regular polygon with n sides inscribed in a circle with center O In terms of n what is the measure of OBC? | |

10 A line intersects two parallel lines forming eight angles If one of the angles has measure a how many of the other seven angles are supplementary ... | |

11 In the figure shown above mQ 70 and and are tangent to the circle with center O at points A and B Find in degrees the measure of AOB | |

12 A cylinder is inscribed in a cone with height 30 and base radius 10 as shown in the above figure If the radius of the base of the cylinder is 4 what ... | |

Chapter 16 | |

1 Marie is an assemblyline supervisor at a plant that packages boxes of chocolates Each week Marie reviews the production rates for the three teams t... | |

2 The Math Team and Debate Club at Jackson City High School buy their Tshirts from different stores The tables below show the numbers of Tshirts ... | |

3 The toe shoes of professional ballerinas often wear out in less than a year At a ballet school there are 20 students all of whom bought new toe shoes... | |

4 When a 10question truefalse quiz was given to 50 students the number of correct answers ranged from 3 to 10 as shown on the graph above Each ... | |

5 In the sequence x x + d x + 2d x + 3d assume that x and d are positive integers What is the difference between the arithmetic mean and the median ... | |

7 A psychologists experiment involved timing 15 small children as they found the solution to a little puzzle Each child received at least one similar p... | |

8 The above bar graph shows the number of calories burned per minute for three types of exercise assuming that the exercise is performed vigorousl... | |

9 A typing class in elementary school is divided into three groups The Red Robins with 6 students has an average typing speed of 60 words per minu... | |

how many hundreds of boxes were packaged by Team A striped bar Team B blank bar and Team C solid bar Team C had the highest production for ... | |

how much it cost and how many months it lastedMethod I ArithmeticFind the cost per month for each of the points given as choices | |

PickConvenientNumbers StrategyTake simple values for x and d For example x 2 and d 3 gives the sequence 2 5 8 11 | |

8 The answer is 600Say to yourself One bar on the graph represents the number of calories burned per minute for the given type of exercise You nee... | |

Chapter 17 | |

1 Mika is doing an experiment with bacteria She finds that provided there is enough space and food the population doubles every 2 hours The popul... | |

3 In the figure above PQRS is a rectangle with P4 6 Q10 6 and R 10 3 Points A B and C all lie on the line y 2 Points A and B are symmetric about lin... | |

4 Adam delivered n pizzas on Monday 5 times as many pizzas on Tuesday as on Monday 3 fewer pizzas on Wednesday than on Tuesday and 7 more... | |

5 A charter company will provide a plane for a fare of 300 per person if there are between 50 and 100 passengers If there are more than 100 passeng... | |

8 The Mayflower Diner has a rule that dessert pies must be sliced so that the angle at the tip of a piece of pie where the tip is at the center of the pie li... | |

10 | |

11 The figure above shows the top view of an open square box that is divided into four regions A B C and D separated by very thin walls of equal he... | |

1 The answer is D From time y to time y + 10 there are 10 hours and therefore 5 doublings of population The bottom row of the table shows the geo... | |

3 The answer is B | |

4 The answer is C | |

7 The answer is C | |

10 The answer is 210 | |

Chapter 18 | |

Appendix | |

1 circuitous meandering serpentine sinuous PART A A joking jesting B senseless inane C electrical dynamic D twisting bending E strange exotic PAR... | |

2 conviction credo doctrine dogma tenet PART A A beliefs B guesses C predictions D rumors E fallacies PART B Which word or word form fits the ... | |

4 acute astute keen penetrating perspicacious sagacious shrewd PART A A widely traveled B scathingly critical C infinitesimal D mentally sharp wise ... | |

5 capricious fickle impulsive volatile whimsical PART A A relating to chemistry B artistic C lighthearted D changeable E stationary PART B Which w... | |

7 augur divine foresight foretell portend predilection premonition prophesize PART A A associated with mythology B belonging to members of the ... | |

8 frugal miserly parsimonious penurious thrifty PART A A jaunty B biased C uninspired D dishonest E cheap PART B Which word or word form fits... | |

10 embryonic emerging germinating inchoate incipient nascent PART A A developing at the early stages of B inbred developmentally impaired C fer... | |

12 concrete haptic palpable tactile tangible PART A A subtly sensual B jocular in spirit C introverted D able to be touched E emotionally regressive P... | |

13 affectionate amorous demonstrative effusive tender PART A A showing off B overly sensitive in an insincere manner C showing warmth of emoti... | |

15 economical financial fiscal monetary PART A A relating to charitable contributions B pertaining to government C pertaining to severe debt D rela... | |

1 A D | |

5 A D | |

13 A C | |

USEFUL MATH FORMULAS | |

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