Past LSAT Explained/PrepTest 50
The September 2006 LSAT Form 6LSN70
Section I Reading Comprehension
The experimental section appeared in Section 2. Ratings of this administration placed its difficulty slightly above that of other recent exams. Scored Reading Comprehension - 28 questions Examinees found the arts passage easiest and the science passage hardest.
On the whole, Test takers found this to be a difficult section because of the number of questions, difficulty of the questions, and complexity of the passages.
Passage 1 The first passage discussed Mexican-American writers and argued that their writing displays a fusion of language and theme unique to their experiences.
Passage 2 The second passage reviewed changes in bankruptcy law, noting a shift in emphasis from punishment to restitution. The author viewed the change as beneficial because those who declare bankruptcy can better repay their debtors. Passage 3 The third passage addressed the malleability of cultural identity. It used historical examples to illustrate how one culture can engulf another and cause identity shifts. Passage 4 The last passage dealt with chaos theory, specifically the idea that you can predict a future state but not how something will get to that state. It described recent work in the field that challenges the reproducibility of scientific results and has the potential to undermine some of science’s core tenets.
Section II Logical Reasoning
Most examinees found one of the sections harder than the other, though the difference in difficulty was less pronounced than on some other recent exams.
Section III Analytical Reasoning
Games - 22 questions Princeton Review students rated the difficulty of this section as easier than Games sections that have appeared on exams within the past year.
In the first game, you had to determine at which of four airports six flights, ordered 1 to 6, landed.
The second game involved selecting a panel of five people from a group of three parents, three students, and four teachers.
The third game asked test takers to determine in which of five years three students graduated and in which of those years they purchased cars.
In the last game, a child eating alphabet soup decided to eat from one to three of six remaining letters in three spoonfuls. You had to determine which letters were in each spoonful.