SAT Reading 1.3 Long Passages

SAT Reading Long Passages Drill 1, Problem 3

Complex InferencesPersuasive
Expository TextsLogical Connections
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Product TypeSAT Reading
Reading Informational TextEvaluate the argument and specific claims in a text
RhetoricAnalyzing purpose
SAT ReadingLong Passages

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00:55

The passage compares the Godzilla-sized sale of Nevermind, Nirvana's first major-label release...

01:00

To the much smaller sales of their first album, Bleach, which was released on an indie label.

01:06

The paragraph calls the sales of Bleach "respectable," so (B) isn't the right answer.

01:11

It's clear that the passage claims that releasing on a major label was responsible

01:16

for the jump in sales, so (C) isn't right either.

01:19

(D) jumps the gun a little bit.

01:21

The next paragraph does mention that Nirvana changed their sound for the major label release,

01:27

but the paragraph we're focused on doesn't say anything about that.

01:30

The passage only points out that Nirvana knocked Michael from number one to number two, so

01:35

we can bump (E) off the list.

01:36

It took more than a few grunge rockers to totally defeat the King of Pop.

01:41

The passage zeroes in on the huge jump in sales Nirvana experienced after they made

01:45

friends with the big monster...

01:47

So (A) is the correct answer.

01:49

We can't help but feel a little bad for the tiny monster left behind.