SAT Reading 2.1 Passage Comparison

SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 2, Problem 1

Complex InferencesPersuasive
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Product TypeSAT Math
Reading AssessmentConnections/Comparisons in Two Passages
SAT ReadingPassage Comparison
SynthesisAnalyzing multiple texts

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It's Zora. Not Zorro.

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Both passages are about Zora Neale Hurston... who as far as we know, never spent time as

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a masked crime fighter.

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We'll have to give the passages a close read to get to the bottom of this question.

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(A) looks tempting, since Passage 2 doesn't mention Their Eyes Were Watching God...

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But neither passage focuses entirely on Hurston's work.

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So we can send (A) away with a slap on the wrist. Alright (B).

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This answer choice is just making stuff up.

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Zora doesn't say anything about her childhood in Passage One, so (B) is off our radar.

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Choice (C).

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"Ambivalence" is when a person has "simultaneous conflicting feelings" about something.

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Knowing this tidbit of information, we can get rid of (C) because the author of Passage

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1 only mentions the ambivalence of other writers. Neither of the passages say anything about

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Hurston's family. Choice (E) takes an aimless swing at the point... but it's a big miss.

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Since Passage 1 and Passage 2 examine different aspects of Hurston's individuality, (B) is

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the best answer.

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What can we say? Zora was definitely an original.