Reading Long Passages: Drill 2, Problem 5
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Citing textual evidence|
Determining implicit meanings
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
And here are the potential answers...
In lines 40 through 44, the narrator compares
Aunt Georgiana to daredevil explorers who visit places where they lose body parts and
catch serious illnesses.
Ooh, sounds like fun.
He doesn't say anything about his Aunt having frostbite like one of these explorers might.
So (B) is totally wrong.
He isn't saying that she actually travels a lot. In fact, the rest of passage makes
it seem like she hasn't left the vicinity of the farm in a long, long time.
Therefore (A) isn't right either. Are they serious about this one? He doesn't
say he wishes his life were more like hers...
And we can't say we blame him for that one. There's no way (D) is correct.
The narrator specifically says that he looks on his aunt with "awe and respect," right?
This lets us know that he understands the significance of her hard-core life.
Armed with that information, we can get choice (E) out of our faces.
That leaves us with answer (C).
If the narrator is viewing his aunt with "awe and respect," we know that he is viewing
her as a person who's lived a life much different from his own.
Combine that with this description of extreme explorers--whose lives make your average Bostonian's
look like child's play--and we're sure as sure can be that (C) is the correct answer.
Go get em', Auntie G.