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Free SAT II Literature Diagnostic Tests

Take the Varsity Learning Tools free diagnostic test for SAT II Literature to determine which academic concepts you understand and which ones require your ongoing attention. Each SAT II Literature problem is tagged down to the core, underlying concept that is being tested. The SAT II Literature diagnostic test results highlight how you performed on each area of the test. You can then utilize the results to create a personalized study plan that is based on your particular area of need.

SAT II Literature Diagnostic Test 1

Questions: 60
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Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 23 mins

SAT II Literature Diagnostic Test 2

Questions: 60
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Average Time Spent: 3 hrs 29 mins

SAT II Literature Diagnostic Test 3

Questions: 60
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Average Time Spent: 2 hrs 51 mins

SAT II Literature Diagnostic Test 4

Questions: 60
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Average Time Spent: 2 hrs 53 mins

SAT II Literature Diagnostic Test 5

Questions: 60
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Average Time Spent: 6 hrs 24 mins

SAT II Literature Diagnostic Test 6

Questions: 60
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Average Time Spent: 3 hrs 24 mins

Studying for the SAT Subject Test in Literature likely seems like a daunting challenge to many students, even those who consider English to be their best subject. The test expects students to be familiar with the conventions of prose, poetry, and drama across five centuries, to know the terms and vocabulary used to discuss specific literary and rhetorical devices, and to be able to pick apart what the densest of literary passages actually mean. While the SAT Subject Test in Literature is certainly a challenge, it is a challenge that can be met with the right attitude and proper preparation. By learning the types of questions the SAT Subject Test in Literature asks and the way it which it asks them, as well as taking a brief but comprehensive look at literary history, you can prepare yourself adequately for the SAT Subject Test in Literature in less time than you’d think.

The SAT Subject Test in Literature assesses your ability to analyze literature; it is less about identifying certain works of literature than it is about figuring out what they say and identifying the devices that they employ. The test consists of about 60 multiple-choice questions, which correspond to a number of passages of poetry, prose, or drama of varying lengths in sets of six to eight questions each. So, the test contains about ten literary passages. You are given one hour in which to read the passages and answer the questions. All of the questions on the SAT Subject Test in Literature are multiple-choice; there is no essay component. Since it consists of only multiple-choice answers, the literary analysis on the SAT Subject Test in Literature is a much more linear process than if the test were exam-based; instead of considering the wide-ranging and diverse implications of a passage, for instance, you will be asked to identify certain literary devices and answer relatively pointed questions about the possible interpretations of the passage.

Even given the specific and relatively unambiguous nature of the exam’s questions, some students may still be apprehensive about how they can familiarize themselves with the common conventions and styles of such a broad range of English literature. You can use Varsity Tutors’ free SAT Subject Test in Literature Practice Tests to start investigating wide-ranging examples of passages from different time periods and genres, all while answering SAT Subject Test in Literature questions about them. Each SAT Subject Test in Literature Practice Test consists of between ten and twelve SAT Subject Test in Literature questions, and what’s more, each question includes a detailed explanation of the reasoning that was used to reach and justify the correct answer. So, make sure to read the explanations for any questions you miss or don’t feel that you completely understand; this will help you to realize your strengths and weaknesses in SAT Subject Test in Literature material and streamline your studies. By making use of all of the free SAT Subject Test in Literature resources offered by Varsity Tutors, you can prepare yourself for the exam in a way that is both efficient and comprehensive, and feel completely prepared for the exam!

Free SAT II Literature Practice Tests

Our completely free SAT II Literature practice tests are the perfect way to brush up your skills. Take one of our many SAT II Literature practice tests for a run-through of commonly asked questions. You will receive incredibly detailed scoring results at the end of your SAT II Literature practice test to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Pick one of our SAT II Literature practice tests now and begin!

Practice Tests by Concept

Content practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Characterization and motivation practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Characterization and motivation: drama practice test

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Characterization and motivation: poetry practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 54 secs

Characterization and motivation: prose practice test

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Context, speaker, and addressee practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 42 secs

Context, speaker, and addressee: drama practice test

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Context, speaker, and addressee: poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 28 secs

Context, speaker, and addressee: prose practice test

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Inferences practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 37 secs

Inferences: drama practice test

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Inferences: poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 45 secs

Inferences: prose practice test

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Other content analysis questions practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 40 secs

Other content analysis questions: drama practice test

Questions: 2
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Other content analysis questions: poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 53 secs

Other content analysis questions: prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Support and evidence practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 1 secs

Support and evidence: drama practice test

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Support and evidence: poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 49 secs

Support and evidence: prose practice test

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Theme practice test

Questions: 4
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 41 secs

Theme: drama practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 56 secs

Theme: poetry practice test

Questions: 4
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Theme: prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Form, structure, grammar, and syntax practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 26 secs

Grammar and syntax practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 20 secs

Grammar and syntax: drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 30 secs

Grammar and syntax: poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 38 secs

Grammar and syntax: prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Structure and form practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 40 secs

Structure and form: drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Structure and form: poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Structure and form: prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Genre, style, tone, mood, and other literary features practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 8 secs

Genre practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 20 secs

Genre: drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Genre: seventeenth-century drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Genre: poetry practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 24 secs

Genre: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 28 secs

Genre: seventeenth-century poetry practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 26 secs

Other literary features practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 54 secs

Other literary features: drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Other literary features: poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Other literary features: prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Tone, style, and mood practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 35 secs

Tone, style, and mood: drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Tone, style, and mood: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Tone, style, and mood: seventeenth-century drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 15 secs

Tone, style, and mood: poetry practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Tone, style, and mood: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 14 secs

Tone, style, and mood: seventeenth-century poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 23 secs

Tone, style, and mood: twentieth-century poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 9 secs

Tone, style, and mood: prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 28 secs

Tone, style, and mood: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 54 secs

Tone, style, and mood: seventeenth-century prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 24 secs

Tone, style, and mood: twentieth-century prose practice test

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Literary terminology and devices practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 11 secs

Literary terminology describing drama practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 56 secs

Literary terminology describing poetry practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 44 secs

Literary terminology describing prose practice test

Questions: 12
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Overall language or specific words, phrases, or sentences practice test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Context-based meaning of a word practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 18 secs

Context-based meaning of a word: drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 17 secs

Context-based meaning of a word: poetry practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Context-based meaning of a word: prose practice test

Questions: 9
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Effect of specified text practice test

Questions: 5
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 12 secs

Effect of specified text: drama practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 31 secs

Effect of specified text: poetry practice test

Questions: 5
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 3 secs

Effect of specified text: prose practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 0 secs

Figurative language practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 5 secs

Figurative language: drama practice test

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Average Time Spent: 48 secs

Figurative language: poetry practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 57 secs

Figurative language: prose practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Meaning of specified text practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 28 secs

Meaning of specified text: drama practice test

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Meaning of specified text: poetry practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 32 secs

Meaning of specified text: prose practice test

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Other questions about language practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Other questions about language: drama practice test

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Other questions about language: poetry practice test

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Other questions about language: prose practice test

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Summarizing, paraphrasing, and describing practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Summarizing, paraphrasing, and describing drama practice test

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Summarizing, paraphrasing, and describing poetry practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 3 secs

Summarizing, paraphrasing, and describing prose practice test

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Word choice and connotation practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 11 secs

Word choice and connotation: drama practice test

Questions: 2
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Word choice and connotation: poetry practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 54 secs

Word choice and connotation: prose practice test

Questions: 2
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