SAT II French : SAT Subject Test in French

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Example Question #1 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the correct possessive adjective to go in the blank.

"Tu habites ici?"

"Oui, c'est __________ maison."

Possible Answers:

ma

mes

ton

mon

ta

Correct answer:

ma

Explanation:

"Maison" is a feminine noun, therefore in order to say "my house," the correct form of my is "ma."

Example Question #2 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the correct answer to complete the sentence.

Je n'ai rien mangé ce matin. J'ai __________.

Possible Answers:

faim

peur

hâte

honte

envie

Correct answer:

faim

Explanation:

This sentence means "I didn't eat anything this morning. I am __________." It does not make sense to next say that you are scared or ashamed. It also does not make sense to say that you are looking forward to something or that you want something.

Example Question #3 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

"J'aime cette voiture."

"Merci, c'est la __________."

Possible Answers:

tienne

ma

ta

mien

mienne

Correct answer:

mienne

Explanation:

"La mienne"/"le mien" means "mine." "Voiture" is a feminine noun, so it must be replaced with a feminine possessive pronoun.

Example Question #4 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

"Tu vas à Paris?"

"Moi aussi, je vais __________ aller la semaine prochaine."

Possible Answers:

en

lui

le

la

y

Correct answer:

y

Explanation:

The preposition "à" cannot be replaced by any other than "y."

Example Question #5 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the correct preposition to go in the blank.

On part en vacances. On va __________ Paris.

Possible Answers:

au

dans

chez

en

à

Correct answer:

à

Explanation:

The sentence is saying, "We are going to Paris." The preposition "to," when referring to a city, is always "à."

Example Question #6 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the correct answer to go in the blank.

"Il faut dire bonjour à ta grand-mère."

"Je le __________ ai déjà dit."

Possible Answers:

te

me

la

lui

leur

Correct answer:

lui

Explanation:

The first sentence means "You have to say hello to your grandmother." "Lui" specifies that you have already said hello to her.

Example Question #7 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the grammatically correct sentence.

Possible Answers:

Tu as une belle appartement.

Tu as un appartement beau.

Tu as une appartement belle.

Tu as un bel appartement.

Tu as un beau appartement.

Correct answer:

Tu as un bel appartement.

Explanation:

"Appartement" is a masculine noun, but it also begins with a vowel sound. The preceding adjective cannot end in a vowel sound as well. "Bel" is a masculine adjective used to place a consonant between the two vowel sounds. Adjectives referring to beauty are always placed before the noun.

Example Question #1 : Mood Of The Verb

Choose the correct conjugation of the verb "acheter" to go in the blank.

Si j'étais riche, j'__________ une belle voiture.

Possible Answers:

acheter

achèterais

achèterai

achetais

achète

Correct answer:

achèterais

Explanation:

This sentence means, "If I were rich, I __________ a beautiful car," with all of the answer choices being conjugations of the verb "acheter," which means "to buy." Since "would buy" fits in the sentence and is the conditional tense, "achetèrais" is the only correct answer.

Example Question #8 : Sat Subject Test In French

Choose the correct conjugation of the verb "être" to go in the blank. 

Je suis content(e) que tu __________ là.

Possible Answers:

sois

étais

sont

es

soit

Correct answer:

sois

Explanation:

"Je suis content(e)" is expressing sentiment, which requires the subjunctive.

Example Question #1 : Tense

Choose the grammatically correct sentence.

Possible Answers:

J'ai allé en France quand j'étais dix-huit ans.

Je suis allé(e) en France quand j'étais dix-huit ans.

Je suis allé(e) en France quand j'avais dix-huit ans.

J'étais en France quand j'ai été dix-huit ans.

J'ai été en France quand j'ai eu dix-huit ans.

Correct answer:

Je suis allé(e) en France quand j'avais dix-huit ans.

Explanation:

This sentence means, "I went to France when I was eighteen." "Went" is one single action and therefore translates into the passé composé. "Was" is a continuous action/state and therefore translates into the imparfait.

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