ACT Reading 1.2 Prose Fiction
ACT Reading Prose Fiction Drill 1, Problem 2. Which of the following statements about the circumstances of the narrator's birth is not true?
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than a longshoreman's refrigerator.
Let's go through them one by one and sniff out the culprit.
Is it true that the narrator was born on a Friday?
He says exactly that. So, yeah, A works. Is it also true that he was born at midnight?
Yep, he says that too. How about C? Did superstition dictate that
the narrator would be unlucky in life?
No doubt, that one's true.
Since all the other answers were true, D is starting to smell pretty fishy. So, is it
true that the narrator's father died shortly after his birth?
Nope, not at all. The narrator specifically says that his father died before he was born.
The answer is D.
Sorry, kid. You're in a Dickens novel. Sad stuff just happens.