ACT Science: Data Representation Passage Drill 3, Problem 3. Which of the following is the reason why an individual born in 1963 has a higher 14C content than someone born in 1945?
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Well, lucky for you, there’s no need to interpret any graphs to get the right answer on this one.
We’re looking for the reason and individual could have higher carbon-14 content.
We know, the JFK presidency answer looks tempting.
But all we really need to do is read the passage carefully to find the answer.
To be more specific, there’s actually one line in the entire passage
that pretty much gives you the answer to this one.
Have you found it yet? OK, we’ll read it for you.
It’s the line that reads,
“Nuclear bomb tests during 1955-63 produced large amounts of 14C...”.
The answer lies within that one sentence.
Nuclear bomb testing didn’t start till 1955,
so how could people born before then have more 14C than people born after?
Which means, our answer is (B).
And if you chose answers C) or D),
we just want to let you know that we, here at Shmoop, don’t support ageism.