ACT Practice Questions

The World’s Shortest ACT Practice Test by Gary Gruber, Ph.D.

Take the 20 questions below, from test-taking guru Dr. Gary Gruber’s book Gruber’s Complete ACT Guide 2014,  to approximate your ACT score.

Once you complete the questions, click the button at the bottom of this page for answers, scoring, and explanations to these questions.  

The ACT practice questions cover the following sections of the test:

  • English Reading: 5 questions
  • Mathematics: 5 questions
  • Reading: 5 questions
  • Science: 5 questions

Although it shouldn’t take you more than 40 seconds to one minute to answer each question, you may take this test untimed and still get a fairly accurate prediction. The top schools require ACT scores around 27. The following test can determine if you have the goods, and it won’t take you more than twenty minutes.

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Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D.  is recognized as the leading authority on standardized tests and the originator of the critical thinking skills used to prepare for them. Through his work, more than 40 books with over 7 million copies sold he has dramatically increased aptitude and intelligence among all age groups. Dr. Gruber has been helping students excel on their SAT’s, and ACT’s for more than 30 years. His lifelong mission is to get the nation passionate about problem solving and to develop and hone critical thinking abilities. Gruber’s Complete SAT Guide-2014 (17th Edition), Gruber’s Complete ACT Guide 2014Gruber’s Complete PSAT Guide 2014, and Gruber’s Complete GRE Guide 2014 are his latest books. Check out his web site:   

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