ACT Science 1.10 Conflicting Viewpoint Passage
ACT Science: Conflicting Viewpoint Passage Drill 1, Problem 10. According to Scientist 2, why do plant patterns come in waves or periods?
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This question is asking us to read through Scientist 1's passage. Take a break, Scientist 2.
We're specifically looking for the reason Scientist 1 believes plant patterns come in waves.
Scientist 1 said a mouthful, but what it seems to boil down to is that patterning is caused
by auxin. Option A says that, too. There's a pretty good chance this is our answer, but
let's examine all options before calling it a day.
B suggests stress would be the cause of patterns appearing in waves. Scientist 1 didn't mention
stress at all. In fact, stress is the furthest thing from his mind right now.
Option C says natural disorder is responsible. Scientist 1 didn't say anything of the sort,
so nope. How about D? PIN1 clustering? We've already
looked at that viewpoint enough times that you can probably guess the answer here. Scientist
1 didn't say a word about PIN1 clustering.
In fact, the nice thing about those capital letters in PIN1 is it makes it really easy
to skim back over Scientist 1's viewpoint and look for them. So let's triple-check.
Nnnnnnnnope, not seeing it. There we have it, option A!