SAT Reading 1.4 Long Passages

SAT Reading Long Passages Drill 1, Problem 4

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Reading closelyInterpreting words and phrases in context
SAT ReadingLong Passages

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would rank if we measured it with Shmoop's Sad-o-meter.

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The passage points to the huge change that marked Cobain in two short years:

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...specifically, the pressure of representing an entire generation caused his state of mind

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to shift from "exhilaration" to "despondency and suicide."

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The good news for us is that it's easy to eliminate most of these answer choices.

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"Low expectations," "lack of reaction," "difficulty," and "annihilation" aren't

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exhilarating in any way at all...

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So we can get all of these choices out of our lives before they bring us down any more.

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"High level of energy" totally fits with exhilaration, though, making (E) the only

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answer choice that works.

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If questions like this keep coming at us, we'll need to seriously consider getting

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the Sad-o-meter insured.