ACT Science 3.2 Research Summary Passage
ACT Science: Research Summary Passage Drill 3, Problem 2. Under normal conditions in nature, what is the primary method these ants use to guide themselves back to the nest?
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And here are the potential answers...
What's this question asking?
Well, it specifies that we want to look at ants under normal conditions in nature...
...which means that we don't even have to worry about the experiment!
We don't have to read that long, boring passage again!
If it's too late...sorry.
But the ACT doesn't spend all of its time trying to figure out mean ways to trick us.
Actually, for the science questions, all of the answers will be right there on the page.
We just have to know how to find 'em.
So what do we have to look for?
Something about normal conditions, blah blah blah, nature, yada yada yada...
...how ants get back to a nest...
There we go. First paragraph, last sentence:
...ant that is normally dependent on chemical signals for returning to the nest from a food source.
Well that was convenient. We just got handed the answer.
According to the passage, ants NORMALLY depend on chemical signals to return to the nest.
And would you look at that...it's exactly what option A says.
Let's choose that sucker and move on with our lives.