SAT Reading 2.2 Passage Comparison
SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 2, Problem 2
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Information and Ideas||Interpreting words and phrases in context|
|Product Type||SAT Math|
|Reading closely||Interpreting words and phrases in context|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
So, we know that we're looking for a word that goes along with the idea that Hurston
wasn't afraid to disappoint other people's expectations.
This one might trick us if we weren't paying careful attention. The key is that we have
to take into account the word "not" in Line 11.
If Hurston tried NOT to ignore her critics, then that would mean she wrote the kind of
stuff they wanted her to write.
This is the opposite of the definition of "pander" that we're trying to find,
making choice (A)... NOT cool with us. The root word "critic" in "criticize"
reminds us that the word means to judge someone, or to point out his or her faults.
Zora didn't try NOT to criticize her critics, though. In fact, the quotes in the passage
show her directly criticizing them. "Humiliate" means to make a person feel
ashamed or foolish.
This one doesn't work either. We're looking for a word that gets across the idea that
Hurston didn't do what everybody thought she ought to do.
If you plug "mistake" into the sentence, it doesn't even make any sense.
Zora "tried not to mistake to the folks..."? Nah, this one's just wasting our time.
"Indulge" can mean to give in to the wishes of others.
Which is exactly what Zora Neale Hurston did NOT do. Looks like we've found our answer.
Now if only this pander bear would stop hugging us.