ACT English 2.15 Passage Drill
In this ACT English passage drill determine if the writer of the passage may or may not have achieved their proposed goal.
|ACT English||Passage Drill|
|Persuasive Texts||Argumentive Essay|
|Product Type||ACT English|
|Sentence Logic||Logical Transitions|
This question requires us to have a solid understanding of the article’s general purpose
and content. Good thing we’ve been paying close attention.
(A) is incorrect because there's no indication that the guide provided inaccurate information for all cats.
For example, if the article suggested cleaning cats by dipping them in paint, that would be inaccurate.
And a little twisted.
Choice (C) is incorrect because the writer followed all the directions to a tee.
If the writer had decided to ignore the guide’s suggestion to make the cat feel comfortable,
then the kitty-bathing mishap would’ve been on the writer. Of course, this is not what happened.
And, anyway, we can’t imagine why somebody would think it’s a good idea
to rile up a cat before plunging it into water.
(D) is wrong because the writer's prior knowledge has nothing to do with the necessity of bathing the cat.
Speaking of prior knowledge, why was it such a surprise that the cat flipped
out when the writer already knew it hated baths?
(B) is the correct answer because it best summarizes how information from the Internet
was applied in this particular case. The information wasn’t necessarily bad; it simply didn’t
prepare the author for the cat’s massive breakdown as soon as the water turned on.
Though, again, we can't imagine why that was such a shocker.