ACT Science 2.6 Conflicting Viewpoint Passage
ACT Science: Conflicting Viewpoint Passage Drill 2, Problem 6. Which of the following best summarizes the viewpoint of Scientist 1?
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This question is asking us for a summary of Scientist 1’s main idea.
Let’s narrow it down by getting rid of the ones that are obviously wrong.
Option A says the USGS conducts thorough studies.
Scientist 1 seemed completely annoyed with the study in question,
so it’s safe to say that we won’t be going with option A.
Option D is also way off.
Pythons all over in 100 years? Scientist 1 doesn’t seem to think so.
Scientist 1 does agree with option C, but it is not the main point of his argument.
The last sentence, which says “Invasive non-native species can have huge effects on
native ecosystems, but in this case, the study overestimates the problem,” is a rebuttal
against the opposing viewpoint—basically saying that yes, invasive species are bad,
BUT the main point is that the study overestimated the problem.
You almost had it, Option C, but not quite.
So that leaves us with option B.
The python is unlikely to take over the United States--
and good thing, too, especially if you’re a mouse.
Or Samuel L. Jackson.