SAT Reading 2.1 Long Passages
SAT Reading Long Passages: Drill 2, Problem 1
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Math|
|Reading closely||Citing textual evidence|
Determining implicit meanings
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
In order to solve this question, we've got to crack that nut....
...or... "shuck that corn," as the case may be.
We don't get a whole lot of clues about Uncle Howard in the text, but lines 13 through
15 look helpful.
"Uncle Howard had characteristically delayed writing until, had I been away from home for
a day, I must have missed his wife altogether."
We'll keep this line in mind as we comb through the answers.
We can definitely get rid of (D). A guy who was highly organized would've sent the letter
in plenty of time. Is Uncle Howard extremely cold?
Nah, just because he slacked off in sending the letter, doesn't mean he's a jerk on purpose.
Choice (B) is a definite no. But is Uncle H unappreciative of hospitality?
Not necessarily. It's kind of rude that he didn't give the narrator more notice,
but it doesn't mean he's unappreciative.
Choice (C) is out of here. Choices (A) and (E) are both real contenders.
An "unpredictable" person might not give proper notice, and a "forgetful" person
might not either.
However, "unpredictable" has kind of a... wilder connotation.
We're giving Uncle H the benefit of the doubt and saying he's just a forgetful dude.
(A) is the right answer.
Maybe Uncle Howard should start taking ginkgo biloba?