Official 2017 October International SAT Test | SAT QAS in PDF with Answers

by SAT GrandMaster on March 30, 2021

Curve analysis for SAT October 2017 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) 

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SAT October 2017 (International) QAS & Answer Key English



Passage 1: Questions 1-10 - Literature - October 27, 2017 International SAT Test Question and Answer Service

This passage is adapted from Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior.©2012 by Barbara Kingsolver. Dellarobia is taking her son Preston to see a large population of monarch butterflies that has settled in a forest near their house.SAT October 2017 (International) QAS & Answer Key Math

Summary:This article is an excerpt from the novel Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. It tells the story of a mother and son (Dellarobia and Preston) going to the forest near their home to see a monarch butterfly. The author describes the reaction of her son Preston watching the butterfly through the perspective of the heroine Dellarobia, and some questions The perception of children's education.

Passage 2: Questions 11-21 - Social Science - October 27, 2017 International SAT Test Question and Answer Service 

This passage is adapted from Kuttner, Robert, "Bretton Woods Revisited"©2013 by The American Prospect.

Summary:Focusing on the Bretton Woods system and its development process after World War II, the difficulty is medium to high. After the end of World War II, in order to design and design the post-war international monetary system, the British and American governments proposed separately The Keynes Plan and the White Plan. The common purpose of the two is to promote the development of the world economy, but they operate in different ways. The Keynes Plan is relatively radical and attempts to restore Britain’s leading position in the capitalist world. However, after World War II, the United States relied on its strength The “White Plan” became the blueprint for the final resolution adopted by the Bretton Woods Conference. The international monetary system was based on the US dollar. The establishment of the Bretton Woods system promoted the recovery of the world economy after the war And development, but ultimately due to the frequent outbreak of the U.S. economic crisis, the system came to an end in the 1970s.

Passage 3: Questions 22-32 - Science - October 27, 2017 International SAT Test Question and Answer Service

This passage is adapted from Sid Perkins, "Gold in Trees May Hint at Buried Treasure."©2013 by American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Summary:It mainly explores whether the leaves contain gold and the source of the gold. The author first proved that the leaves do contain gold through two experiments (in Western Australia and South Australia), but it is not certain whether the gold is brought by the wind or from the soil. Absorbed, the third experiment ruled out the guess that gold is caused by wind. At the end of the article, the author mentioned that although the leaves contain gold, it is too scarce and not suitable for mining. In addition, this gold is actually for trees. Harmful. The overall structure and opinions of the article are relatively clear. The length of the article is about 75 lines.

Passage 4: Questions 33-42 - History - October 27, 2017 International SAT Test Question and Answer Service

Passage 1 is adapted from Frederick Douglass, "Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln," delivered in 1876 at the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument, Lincoln Park, Washington DC. Passage 2 is adapted from Booker T. Washington, "An Abraham Lincoln Memorial Address in Philadelphia.", delivered in 1899.

Summary:Frederick Douglass, the author of the first article "Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln", as a representative of the black abolitionists, is extremely critical of Abraham Lincoln's advocacy of "solving the problems of the South by peaceful means and not interfering with other states that already existed in slavery." Dissatisfied, thinking that Abraham Lincoln is actually just a white president; Booker T Washington, the author of the second article "An Abraham Lincoln Memorial Address in Philadelphia", thinks that Abraham Lincoln is a great liberator, no matter whether it is black or white, he has made great Contribution has brought freedom to the United States.

Passage 5: Questions 43-52 - Science - October 27, 2017 International SAT Test Question and Answer Service

This passage is adapted from Eric Hand, "Seafloor Record grooves'on ocean floor document Earth's ice ages" @2015 by Science Inc.

Summary:This scientific article-Seafloor grooves record the beat of ice age. The difficulty is generally moderate. It mainly discusses the reasons for the formation of abyssal hills. At first, scientists thought it was due to cracks in Earth's crust or faults, but experiments proved that the decisive factor is actually The eruption of seafloor volcanism; because during the ice age, the sea level fell, so the pressure on the seabed was reduced, and the seafloor magma began to emerge in large quantities, causing volcanoes to erupt, leading to the formation of abyssal hills.

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