ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 1.3 Inference

Thinking about writing an autobiography? Imma let you finish, but this guy wrote the best autobiography of all time. Of. All. Time. Let's give his already inflated ego another boost and figure out what makes his autobiography so special. 

ASVABParagraph Comprehension
ASVAB EnglishParagraph Comprehension
LanguageEnglish Language
Paragraph ComprehensionInference
Reading AssessmentInferences in Single Passages

Transcript

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[ mumbles ]

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All right, why does the author feel that this autobiography

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will be a model for all future autobiographies?

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Big ego.

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And here are the potential answers.

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[ mumbles ]

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All right, well, it takes a certain amount of ego to write an autobiography,

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which this author has in spades.

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After all, his document will be the model for all others.

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But why is he so confoundingly confident?

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Option A's a tempting choice because the author does mention

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his autobiography will be published after he dies.

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But this isn't the reason he thinks it'll be so important.

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It's more just a stage in the complete autobiographical process.

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Now, given that the book is gonna be published after

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he dies, it's kind of impossible for it to come out

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while he's still alive.

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Unless he's in some sort of quantum state

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of death and aliveness or he's a zombie.

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But, uh, zombies aside, B is clearly not the correct answer.

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And while the author does demonstrate astounding confidence

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in declaring his autobiography a model for all

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future autobios, he stops a bit short of saying

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it'll be the best book ever written.

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We're talking just 50 Cent sized ego, uh,

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not quite Kanye. So D's not it, either.

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What the author does state is that the autobiography

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will be admired because it brings past and present face to face.

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This means that past and present will be happening at the same time,

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making option C the correct answer.

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Now if only the author knew that his perfect model for autobiography

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would eventually devolve into Instagram.

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Well, at least we can take artsy pictures of... cake.

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[ oh, yeah ]