ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 4.3 Inference. Which of the following assumptions would be reasonable given the information in the passage?
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Check out the following passage. Petrified wood.
[ mumbles ]
Which of the following assumptions would be reasonable
given the information in the passage?
And here are the potential answers. [ glass breaks ]
For anyone who loves plants but wishes they weren't
so darn green and full of life,
well, nature has you covered.
What inferences can we make about the petrification process?
Well, the only age-related thing
the text mentions is that it takes a hundred years
for wood to petrify.
That means we could have petrified wood from the Stone Age.
Or the Industrial Age.
There's nothing saying it's more common from one era or another.
So we can rule out option A.
And while petrified wood is made up of many
ordinary minerals such as quartz,
there's no mention of valuable minerals.
Not getting rich off the petrified forest there,
so sorry, C. You're out.
And there's also no mention that petrification is more common
in one location or another.
It can happen, well, anywhere.
But we do know that during petrification,
organic wood turns to rock.
And one thing we know about rocks is that they're hard.
So we can assume that, unlike normal trees,
petrified rocks are also hard,
making B the correct answer.
Didn't answering that question just...
rock? See? Rocks are funny, too.
[ crickets chirp ]
Well, not all the time.