Here Are Some Sample SAT Math, AP Biology Questions for You
by Roger White
A Back-to-School Pop Quiz
It isn’t really time for
back to school, is it???
Reality check, Ed.
days are numbered!
True, the Texas sun is blazing, July has only just departed, and kids are still flocking to community pools—but as every veteran educator knows, the dawning of August means back-to-school time.
As districts across the state gear up for
the 2018-19 school year, I thought I’d give
you a sample of what our students learn
before they don their caps and gowns.
Following are four sample SAT math questions and four sample AP biology questions that our high school students face in
these challenging exams.
If you think students have it easy
today, try your hand at these:
SAT Math Sample Questions
1. The speed of a subway train is repre-
sented by the equation v = t2 + 2t for all sit-
uations where 0 ≤ t ≤ 7, where v is the rate
of speed in km per hour, and t is the time
(Note that the volume of a sphere = (4/3)
A. 75 g C. 60 g
B. 54 g D. 47 g
4. On a coordinate plane, (a, b) and (a
+ 5, b + c), and ( 13, 10) are three points on
line l. If the x-intercept of line l is − 7, what
is the value of c?
A. 1.5 C. 2.5
B. 2.0 D. 3.0
AP Biology Sample Questions
5. Which of the following is not an
example of a catabolic pathway?
B. Cellular respiration
C. Citric acid cycle
6. The pumping of substances across a
membrane against the direction of spontaneous movement is which type of work?
B. Active transport
7. Which of the following environmental conditions does not affect the
activity of enzymes?
B. Amount of free energy in the cell
D. Chemicals in the enzyme’s
8. During which phase of cellular
respiration is the most ATP produced?
B. Oxidative phosphoration
C. Conversion of pyruvate to acetyl
D. Citric acid cycle
in seconds from the moment the train starts
moving. In km per hour, how much faster
is the subway train moving after 7 seconds
than it was moving after 3 seconds?
A. 4 C. 15
B. 9 D. 48
2. The circumference of a right cylinder is half its height. The radius of the
cylinder is x. What is the volume of the
cylinder in terms of x?
A. 2πx3 C. 3π2x3
B. 3πx3 D. 4π2x3
3. A sphere with a diameter of 5 cm
is being machined out of a cube that is
just large enough to contain the inscribed
sphere. If the sphere weighs 52 grams,
which of the following best approximates
the weight of material removed from the
cube during the machining of the sphere?
(See Quiz, page 33.)