SAT Reading 1.4 Passage Comparison
SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 1, Problem 4
|Complex Inferences||Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading Assessment||Connections/Comparisons in Two Passages|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing point of view|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
|Synthesis||Analyzing multiple texts|
The author of Passage 1 is just reporting the facts about these politicians' wives
who wanted to censor those demonic rock stars...
...while the author of Passage 2 thinks that it's those politician's wives who are
One author is unbiased, and the other has a strong opinion.
There's no way (B) is correct.
The author of Passage 2 obviously hates the idea of censorship and would let Judas Priest
sell their albums in church if they wanted.
OK, so maybe Author Number 2 wouldn't go quite that far.
Choice (D) is wrong for the same reason as choice (B).
Author #2 thinks the rockers should be able to rock out any way they please.
He does allude to the fact that gangsta rap is considered more hardcore than classic rock
like The Beatles.
The author only brings up the comparison to show how pointless censorship is, though.
Sorry, choice (E), we're going to have to censor you from our list.
Though Author #2 obviously thinks the censorship enthusiasts are terrible people...
...he or she doesn't bring up any conspiracy theories about what their political motives
Choice (C) is out. Since Passage 2 seems more interested in making
a point about how people react to censorship, especially in lines 24 through 26...
...(A) is the best answer.
Great... now Passage 1 and Passage 2 can get back in their hat.