SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 2, Problem 1
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Math|
|Reading Assessment||Connections/Comparisons in Two Passages|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
|Synthesis||Analyzing multiple texts|
It's Zora. Not Zorro.
Both passages are about Zora Neale Hurston... who as far as we know, never spent time as
a masked crime fighter.
We'll have to give the passages a close read to get to the bottom of this question.
(A) looks tempting, since Passage 2 doesn't mention Their Eyes Were Watching God...
But neither passage focuses entirely on Hurston's work.
So we can send (A) away with a slap on the wrist. Alright (B).
This answer choice is just making stuff up.
Zora doesn't say anything about her childhood in Passage One, so (B) is off our radar.
"Ambivalence" is when a person has "simultaneous conflicting feelings" about something.
Knowing this tidbit of information, we can get rid of (C) because the author of Passage
1 only mentions the ambivalence of other writers. Neither of the passages say anything about
Hurston's family. Choice (E) takes an aimless swing at the point... but it's a big miss.
Since Passage 1 and Passage 2 examine different aspects of Hurston's individuality, (B) is
the best answer.
What can we say? Zora was definitely an original.