ACT Reading Test Description

ACT Reading Practice Tests Questions - Y2 AcademyThe ACT Reading Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures your reading comprehension. You’re asked to read several passages and answer questions that show your understanding of:

  • What is directly stated
  • Statements with implied meanings

Specifically, you will use referring and reasoning skills to:

  • Determine main ideas
  • Locate and interpret significant details
  • Understand sequences of events
  • Make comparisons
  • Comprehend cause-effect relationships
  • Determine the meaning of context-dependent words, phrases, and statements
  • Draw generalizations
  • Analyze the author’s or narrator’s voice and method

The test comprises four sections, each containing one long or two shorter prose passages that are representative of the level and type of reading required in first-year college courses. Passages on topics in social studies, natural sciences, prose fiction, and the humanities are included. ACT Test reading question types are here:

ACT Reading Test Question Types(40 questions in 35 min.)

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