SAT Reading 2.5 Long Passages

Reading Long Passages: Drill 2, Problem 5

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Reading closelyCiting textual evidence
Determining implicit meanings
SAT ReadingLong Passages

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And here are the potential answers...

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In lines 40 through 44, the narrator compares

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Aunt Georgiana to daredevil explorers who visit places where they lose body parts and

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catch serious illnesses.

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Ooh, sounds like fun.

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He doesn't say anything about his Aunt having frostbite like one of these explorers might.

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So (B) is totally wrong.

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He isn't saying that she actually travels a lot. In fact, the rest of passage makes

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it seem like she hasn't left the vicinity of the farm in a long, long time.

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Therefore (A) isn't right either. Are they serious about this one? He doesn't

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say he wishes his life were more like hers...

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And we can't say we blame him for that one. There's no way (D) is correct.

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The narrator specifically says that he looks on his aunt with "awe and respect," right?

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This lets us know that he understands the significance of her hard-core life.

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Armed with that information, we can get choice (E) out of our faces.

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That leaves us with answer (C).

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If the narrator is viewing his aunt with "awe and respect," we know that he is viewing

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her as a person who's lived a life much different from his own.

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Combine that with this description of extreme explorers--whose lives make your average Bostonian's

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look like child's play--and we're sure as sure can be that (C) is the correct answer.

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Go get em', Auntie G.