OLSAT Test Level D Sample Question

Here's an example of one of the questions your child will find on the test.

The words in the box go together in a certain way. Choose the word that goes where you see the question mark.  


1. each
2. ace  
3. ache
4. reach

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is ache. Looking across the matrix, we can see a pattern. In the top row, the first two items are the letters "eh" and "ac", which combine to form the word "each". The "e" from "eh" becomes the first letter, and the "h" becomes the last letter. The "ac" stays as the middle two letters.  

The same pattern should appear in the second row of the matrix. In the second row, the first two items are "ae" and "ch". If we follow the same pattern, the "a" stays as the first letter, the "ch" stay in the middle, and the "e" moves to the end of the word, combining to make the word "ache". 

See the image below to see how these letters are combined: 

The words in the box go together in a certain way. Choose the word that goes where you see the question mark.  

1. 28
2. 30 
3. 45
4. 48

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is 48. The numbers in the first box are 25 and 34. The numbers in the second box are 18 and 27.

In both sets, 9 is added to the first number to get the second number (+9): 



The same relationship will hold in the box with the question mark. Add 9 to the first number (39), to get the second number:


Therefore, 48 is the correct answer.

Choose the word that best completes the sentence.

Larry gave a convincing speech persuading the committee to donate money; that is, he _____ them into supporting his non-profit organization.

1. coaxed
2. dissuaded
3. prevented
4. assisted

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is coaxed, which means to persuade.

The phrase, "that is," signals to us that this is a restatement question. In other words, the phrase, "persuaded the committee," is restated in the second part of the sentence. Since "coax" is a synonym of "persuade," it is the correct answer. The correct answer is 5. The only item here that is unrelated to dogs is the feather.

Tips for Strengthening OLSAT Scores

  • Help your child develop good study habits. Build a study routine together. A study routine will help your child focus better and achieve better results, always knowing what to do next. Praise good study habits, such as studying before a leisure activity, not after. Remember positive feedback will get you better results than negative feedback.
  • Be available to help, but encourage independence. While your child can receive help from you at home, you will not be there during the actual test. Therefore, it is important to teach your child to work independently. It is best to go over the first few questions together, make sure your child knows and understands what to do, then leave the room and only be available for help in case your child needs it.
  • Teach your child to always read the explanations. Our prep pack offers full explanations for every single question. Before your child calls you for help, teach him or her to read the explanation carefully, even several times if necessary. Even if your child answers the question correctly, it is still important to read the explanations, because the theory behind the question and the tools used for solving it may be useful for more difficult questions.
  • Remind your child to eat and sleep well. Studies have shown that students achieve better scores after a good night's sleep and a nutritious meal. Teach your child to avoid sweets on the days he or she needs to study or take tests, because sweets make sugar levels drop after a very short time, along with the child's concentration.
  • Remember the OLSAT Level D questions are not read aloud to the students. Therefore, do not read the questions to your child. It is important to simulate the test as accurately as possible. Let your child read the question alone and remind him or her it is better to read a few times so as not to miss any details.

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