CAHSEE ELA: Main Idea and Sources Drill 5, Problem 2. Using information from the passage, which of the following statements is most accurate?
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It wants to know if we can comprehend what we're reading.
If we're reading in a fog, we won't be able to respond intelligently to any follow-up questions.
Plus, it gets really hard to see out of our glasses.
Let's start with A... "The transcontinental railroad cost billions of dollars to build."
We don't have to read past the first sentence to see that this one isn't true.
It was millions, not billions. "The transcontinental railroad connected
the eastern and western halves of the United States."
It sure did. In fact... that's what transcontinental means. "Across... the continent." So we
may have our winner, unless there's a better answer...
"No immigrant labor was used in the construction of the transcontinental railroad."
This is the toughest choice to eliminate, because we have to go through the entire passage
to make sure it isn't mentioned anywhere.
But, sure enough... it isn't. If it's not in the passage, it doesn't concern us.
Cross it off the list. And lastly... "The construction of the transcontinental
railroad was not considered a great achievement at the time it was built."
The first sentence of the second paragraph begs to differ.
It says that it was celebrated as soon as it was completed.
People aren't really in the habit of celebrating perceived disasters, so... cross off D as
well. The answer is B.
As in... "Boy, is this a long railroad."