SAT Reading 2.1 Short Passages
SAT Reading: Short Passages Drill 2, Problem 1
|Analyzing arguments||Analyzing evidence|
|Expository Texts||Inferences and Conclusions|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Information and Ideas||Citing textual evidence|
|Product Type||SAT Math|
|SAT Reading||Short Passages|
Here's the awesome thing about short passages:
no matter how boring they are, they're quick to sift through.
In this case, we're looking for the truest statement, so let's evaluate each of our answer
choices in turn. First, we can eliminate (A)...
Because lines 9 through 10 tell us that it took several hundred years to develop our
knowledge of the ocean floor, so the first navigators couldn't have figured it all
out on their own.
We can cross out (B) as well, because lines 5 through 9 tell us that the first navigators
did at least figure out that the ocean floor varies in depth.
Choice (E) is easy to toss overboard because the first line tells us that most of the earth's
surface is below water.
We can nix (D), because the final line tells us everything going on with land is connected
with what's going on underwater. So (C) is the only correct answer.
Maybe it's a good thing the early navigators didn't figure it all out at once.
It might've been too much to handle.