Tổng hợp đề thi thơ Digital SAT

Chào các bạn,

Từ tháng 3 năm 2003 thì ở Việt Nam sẽ chuyển sang thi Digital SAT (DSAT) và trong đó có phần mới nhất chính là sẽ có thêm các câu hỏi thơ trong đề. Đây có thể nói là một phần rất mới và gây khó khăn cho nhiều thí sinh khi phải đọc và phân tích các bài thơ nước ngoài. Do đó, để mọi người có sự chuẩn bị tốt hơn cho phần thi DSAT thì Team VietAccepted SAT đã review các đề thi SAT và tổng hợp lại các bài thơ được sử dụng trong 4 đề thi mẫu của College Board để các bạn sẽ có sự chuẩn bị tốt hơn. 

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Question 1

The following text is from Maggie Pogue Johnson’s 1910 poem “Poet of Our Race.” In this poem, the speaker is addressing Paul Laurence Dunbar, a Black author.

Thou, with stroke of mighty pen,

Hast told of joy and mirth,

And read the hearts and souls of men

As cradled from their birth.

The language of the flowers,

Thou hast read them all,

And e’en the little brook

Responded to thy call.

Which choice best states the main purpose of the text?

A) To praise a certain writer for being especially perceptive regarding people and nature

B) To establish that a certain writer has read extensively about a variety of topics

C) To call attention to a certain writer’s careful and elaborately detailed writing process

D) To recount fond memories of an afternoon spent in nature with a certain writer

Question 2

The following text is adapted from William Shakespeare’s 1609 poem “Sonnet 27.” The poem is addressed to a close friend as if he were physically present.

Weary with toil, I [hurry] to my bed,

The dear repose for limbs with travel tired;

But then begins a journey in my head.

To work my mind, when body’s work’s expired:

For then my thoughts—from far where I abide

[Begin] a zealous pilgrimage to thee,

And keep my drooping eyelids open wide,

What is the main idea of the text?

A) The speaker is asleep and dreaming about traveling to see the friend.

B) The speaker is planning an upcoming trip to the friend’s house.

C) The speaker is too fatigued to continue a discussion with the friend.

D) The speaker is thinking about the friend instead of immediately falling asleep.

Question 3

The following text is adapted from Gwendolyn Bennett’s 1926 poem “Street Lamps in Early Spring.”

Night wears a garment

All velvet soft, all violet blue…

And over her face she draws a veil

As shimmering fine as floating dew…

And here and there

In the black of her hair

The subtle hands of Night

Move slowly with their gem-starred light.

Which choice best describes the overall structure of the text?

A) It presents alternating descriptions of night in a rural area and in a city.

B) It sketches an image of nightfall, then an image of sunrise.

C) It makes an extended comparison of night to a human being.

D) It portrays how night changes from one season of the year to the next.

Question 4

The following text is from the 1924 poem “Cycle” by D’Arcy McNickle, who was a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

There shall be new roads wending,

A new beating of the drum—

Men’s eyes shall have fresh seeing,

Grey lives reprise their span

But under the new sun’s being,

Completing what night began,

There’ll be the same backs bending,

The same sad feet shall drum

When this night finds its ending

And day shall have come…..

Which choice best states the main purpose of the text?

A) To consider how the repetitiveness inherent in human life can be both rewarding and challenging

B) To question whether activities completed at one time of day are more memorable than those completed at another time of day

C) To refute the idea that joy is a more commonly experienced emotion than sadness is

D) To demonstrate how the experiences of individuals relate to the experiences of their communities

Question 5

The following text is from the 1923 poem “Black Finger” by Angelina Weld Grimké, a Black American writer. A cypress is a type of evergreen tree.

I have just seen a most beautiful thing,

Slim and still,

Against a gold, gold sky,

A straight black cypress,

Sensitive, Exquisite,

A black finger

Pointing upwards.

Why, beautiful still finger, are you black?

And why are you pointing upwards?

Which choice best describes the overall structure of the text?

A) The speaker assesses a natural phenomenon, then questions the accuracy of her assessment.

B) The speaker describes a distinctive sight in nature, then ponders what meaning to attribute to that sight

C) The speaker presents an outdoor scene, then considers a human behavior occurring within that scene.

D) The speaker examines her surroundings, then speculates about their influence on her emotional state.

Question 6

The following text is from Walt Whitman’s 1860 poem “Calamus 24.”

I HEAR it is charged against me that I seek to destroy institutions;

But really I am neither for nor against institutions

(What indeed have I in common with them?Or what with the destruction of them?), Only I will establish in the Mannahatta [Manhattan] and in every city of

These States, inland and seaboard,

And in the fields and woods, and above every keel [ship] little or large, that dents the water,

Without edifices, or rules, or trustees, or any argument,

The institution of the dear love of comrades.

Which choice best describes the overall structure of the text?

A) The speaker questions an increasingly prevalent attitude, then summarizes his worldview.

B) The speaker regrets his isolation from others, then predicts a profound change in society

C) The speaker concedes his personal shortcomings, then boasts of his many achievements.

D) The speaker addresses a criticism leveled against him, then announces a grand ambition of his.

Question 7

The following text is from Ezra Pound’s 1909 poem “Hymn III,” based on the work of Marcantonio Flaminio.

As a fragile and lovely flower unfolds its gleaming foliage on the breast of the fostering earth, if the dew and the rain draw it forth;

So doth my tender mind flourish, if it be fed with the sweet dew of the fostering spirit,

Lacking this, it beginneth straightway to languish, even as a floweret born upon dry earth, if the dew and the rain tend it not.

Based on the text, in what way is the human mind like a flower?

A) It becomes increasingly vigorous with the passage of time.

B) It draws strength from changes in the weather

C) It requires proper nourishment in order to thrive.

D) It perseveres despite challenging circumstances.

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