SAT Reading 1.6 Sentence Completion
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Sentence Completion Drill 1, Problem 6
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Understanding relationships|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
Alright. We're happy to see the phrase "just as" hanging out in the middle of this sentence.
It gives us the big hint that the words in both blanks will have similar connotations.
So we're looking for words that get across the idea that old-school and modern Americans
would feel the same way about each other's newspapers.
(B) and (C) go on the chopping block right away, because the two words have nothing to
do with each other.
(E) gives us antonyms, which are the exact opposites of what we're looking for.
How about (A)? Is there any hope?
Nah, not really.
Sorry, but "intransigence" means an unwillingness to change, and "blasphemous" describes
something that's sacrilegious or offensive. These words don't have similar connotations,
so they have to go. Well, (D) is the only one left. Let's hope
Americans today might think it's "inappropriate" for newspapers to include sermons, while people
back then likely would have been shocked by the content of our newspapers now.
Yeah, that totally works. The answer is definitely (D).
To be fair, there are plenty of people today who are also shocked by what they find in newspapers.