Official 2020 December Print US SAT Test | SAT QAS in PDF with Answers

by SAT GrandMaster on March 31, 2021

Curve analysis for SAT December 2020 USA exam:

This paper uses one of the papers from the August 2020 tests. The first four passages in reading are relatively easy, only the last passage is more difficult. Grammar section has some difficulty. Math section standard is relatively okay.

  • Reading - Passage 1 to passage 4 are relatively easy. The last "Natural Science" passage is the most difficult passage in the whole paper. It is also more difficult compared to the past "Natural Science" passages.
  • Writing/Grammar - the overall difficulty of writing/grammar is normal. The things tested are more or less the same as those of past years'. With enough revision, it is possible to score a high mark in Grammar. You can expect 10 points off for 1 mistake, 30 points off for 2 mistakes, 40 points off for 3 mistakes.  
  • Math - The difficulty level of this paper is moderate. However, there are a few innovative questions. There are also many questions that involve multiple topics. Requires students to be more meticulous. Expect 10 points off for 1 mistake, 30 points off for 2 mistakes and 40 points off for 3 mistakes.

SAT December 2020 (USA) QAS & Answer Key


Passage 1: Questions 1-10 - Literature - December 5,2020 US Test QAS

This passage is adapted from Donia Bijan, The Last Days of Cafe Leila.©2017 by Donia Bijan.Zod and his wife,Pari,help his parents,Nina and Yanik,manage the family restaurant in Tehran,Iran.

Passage 2: Questions 11-20 - Science - December 5,2020 US Test QAS

This passage is adapted from Alexandra Michel,"The Science of Humor Is No Laughing Matter."©2017 by Association for Psychological Science.

Passage 3: Questions 21-31 - Natural Science - December 5,2020 US Test QAS

This passage is adapted from Stanley Coren,"Train Too Much and a Dog Won't Remember."©2017 by SC Psychological Enterprises Ltd.

Summary:The article is about training dogs. It is said that if the dog takes a rest after a period of learning, the effect will be better than continuing to learn. After continuous intense training, the dog will forget the training movements, and it will be better to relax the memory after training.

Passage 4: Questions 32-42 - History - December 5,2020 US Test QAS

This passage is adapted from an 1879 speech attributed to Nez Perce Chief ln-mut-too-yah-lat-lat, also known as Chief Joseph,during a visit to Washington,DC In 1877,ln-mut-too-yah-lat-lat negotiated a surrender with Nelson A.Miles of the US Army to end the Battle of Bear Paw.

Summary:The article is about an Indian leader criticizing the US government. Saying that they did not give Indian freedom and then went to war with them, restricting their freedom, the white people always talked about it in secret, which is very unfair to the Indians.

Passage 5: Questions 43-52 - Natural Science - December 5,2020 US Test QAS

Passage 1 is adapted from Angelos Michaelides,"Slippery When Narrow."©2016 by Macmillan Publishers Limited,part of Springer Nature.Passage 2 is adapted from Anne M.Stark,"Carbon Nanotubes Worth Their Salt."Published in 2017 by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Writing and Language

Questions 1-11 from 《Music is for Birds》

Questions 12-22 from 《The Art of Writing》

Questions 23-33 from 《Charity Can Be Good for Business》

Questions 34-44 from 《The Camel Experiment》


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SAT December 2020 (USA) QAS & Answer Key English

SAT December 2020 (USA) QAS & Answer Key Math

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