Sentence Completion Drill 1: Problem 8
|Analyzing arguments||Analyzing evidence|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Math|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
wealth of the New World.
Let's kick this off by seeing what the first blank has to tell us.
(A) doesn't work because the conquistador's invasion was definitely not brief. They hung
around like annoying relatives who just won't take a hint.
(B),"jocund," doesn't fit either. Jocund means cheerful, and conquistadors weren't
exactly cheerful, at least when it came to the way they treated Native Americans.
(E) catches our eye as being wrong as well. The conquistadors weren't exactly youthful,
though they did spend a lot of time searching for that Fountain.
The first blank isn't all that helpful when it comes to choosing between (C) and (D)...
...because both "initial" and "ferocious" would fit in that slot. So we'll see what
the second blank can tell us. Oh, here, we go. (D) doesn't work at all.
Why would the conquistadors try to undermine the land, labor, and mineral wealth of the
Those are the very reasons they got their conquering on in the first place.
Looks like (C) wins this battle for domination.
After the initial wave, the conquistadors exploited the New World like crazy. What do
you have to say for yourself, conquistador?