SAT Reading Blue Book Database

Need some extra help with a specific passage type or question format for the Reading section of the SAT? We strongly encourage you to purchase the Official SAT Study Guide, the only book with real test questions! With a bright blue cover and nearly 1000 pages, you can see why it’s been nicknamed the “Big Blue Book.” We’ve dissected the second edition of the Official SAT Study Guide to bring you several maps of the content tested in the 670 Reading questions included in the book. Each of the following files presents the database information in a unique way:

Passage-Based Reading Database
A general map of the Passage-Based Reading questions, this database presents information in the order of the questions in the Blue Book.

Passage-Based Reading Database: By Question Type
Need to compare the wording of a specific question type? Use this database to find questions that give you the targeted practice you need.

Passage-Based Reading Database: By Passage Type
This database helps you concentrate on specific types of passages, such as Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Narratives.

Passage-Based Reading Database: By Passage Format
Are the short single passages or the long dual passages causing you the most difficulty? Zone in on each type with this database.

Passage-Based Reading Database: By Difficulty
Easily locate all of the Easy, Medium, and Hard questions with this database.

Sentence Completion Database
A general map of the Sentence Completion questions, this database presents information in the order of the questions in the Blue Book.

Sentence Completion Database: By Question Type
Trying to compare questions that use Contrast and Similarity? Use this database to find similar question types.

Sentence Completion Database: By Blanks
Questions with two blanks make up 46% of the Sentence Completion questions in the blue book. How did we know? Check out this database.

Sentence Completion Database: By Question Type and Blanks
This database sorts questions not only by type but by the number of blanks.

Sentence Completion Database: By Difficulty
Easily locate all of the Easy, Medium, and Hard questions with this database.

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