SAT Reading 1.3 Long Passages
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SAT Reading Long Passages Drill 1, Problem 3
|Expository Texts||Logical Connections|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading Informational Text||Evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text|
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
The passage compares the Godzilla-sized sale of Nevermind, Nirvana's first major-label release...
To the much smaller sales of their first album, Bleach, which was released on an indie label.
The paragraph calls the sales of Bleach "respectable," so (B) isn't the right answer.
It's clear that the passage claims that releasing on a major label was responsible
for the jump in sales, so (C) isn't right either.
(D) jumps the gun a little bit.
The next paragraph does mention that Nirvana changed their sound for the major label release,
but the paragraph we're focused on doesn't say anything about that.
The passage only points out that Nirvana knocked Michael from number one to number two, so
we can bump (E) off the list.
It took more than a few grunge rockers to totally defeat the King of Pop.
The passage zeroes in on the huge jump in sales Nirvana experienced after they made
friends with the big monster...
So (A) is the correct answer.
We can't help but feel a little bad for the tiny monster left behind.