SAT Reading 2.2 Long Passages
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SAT Reading: Long Passages Drill 2, Problem 2
|Analyzing text structure||Analyzing part-whole relationships|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Literary Comprehension||Complex Inferences in Fiction|
|Product Type||SAT Math|
|Reading closely||Determining implicit meanings|
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
about his past, when he was a lot younger.
He concludes that "Past Him" wouldn't have felt at all comfortable in his current situation.
"Present Him" would probably be a little uncomfortable in the past as well.
Therefore... we're sure he's not particularly enamored, or in love, with his past, making
(E) a no-go.
"Enthusiastic" sounds like enthusiasm, so we know it has to do with being mega-excited
As nice as it would be for he narrator to be enthusiastic about his childhood, however,
that's isn't the case.
We can cross out (D) as well. "Apathetic" sounds like "apathy,"
which means being, like... "whatevs" to pretty much everything.
Hint: the word deals with the root word "pathos" which has to do with feeling sympathy for
When "a" is put in front of some words it can mean "no."
So, in this case we have "no-pathos," or "a-pathetic."
The narrator spends too long reminiscing about the old days for this to be true though, so
we can nix (C).
"Anxious" comes from "anxiety" so we know it refers to when a person feels extremely
Though the narrator does feel suddenly uncomfortable with the life he left behind, he doesn't
show any signs of being outright "anxious" about it.
This leaves choice (B), "nostalgic," which describes a person who's feeling--you guessed it--
Not only is this the right answer, it's also one of our favorite words, because it
describes when a person is thinking about their past and feeling both pleasure and sadness
at the same time.
Hey, we love it when reading material is complex....
Even when it's about corn.