ACT Reading 1.1 Natural Science Passage
ACT Reading: Natural Science Passage Drill 1, Problem 1. Which of the following best describes the overall purpose of this passage?
|ACT Reading||Main Idea|
Natural Science Passage
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Media Literacy||Messages in Media|
|Product Type||ACT Reading|
to zoom out to get the full picture the passage is trying to paint.
We'll start by taking a look at choice (B).
This information about Mars in popular culture is covered in the first paragraph, but doesn't
pop up in the rest of the passage.
We can cross this one out for being too specific... and for also failing to mention the first
Total Recall movie.
Arnold would not be pleased.
Answer (C) doesn't quite make the cut either.
Though the passage does mention some nifty facts about Mars, overall it doesn't go
into a whole lot of detail about the planet itself.
(D) also doesn't work.
Several NASA missions to Mars are mentioned, but a whole lot more goes into them than the passage tells us.
Choice (A) gets it just right.
The passage's overall purpose is to introduce the missions to Mars and to provide some information
about the planet.
Although Total Recall has always been our go-to resource for all things Mars-related...?