SAT Reading 2.8 Long Passages
SAT Reading: Long Passages Drill 2, Problem 8
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing point of view|
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
Too bad we can't hack into the narrator's
therapist's files. There we'd have a shortcut to figuring out the narrator's mood.
As it is, we'll just have to do it the old fashioned way and think back to what we've read.
So, does the narrator ever seem particularly
emotional or worried about the situation?
There's some deep emotions going on for sure, but he doesn't seem worried exactly.
We're going to have to nix choice (A).
Disdainful describes the idea of looking down on somebody or something.
Throughout, the narrator doesn't pull any punches in describing how bad his aunt looks,
but seems to have too much sympathy for her to be described as downright snobby.
As if we weren't already sure this one is wrong, it's laughable to say that the narrator
is not interested in what's going on.
Why would he bother to talk so much if that was the case?
(C) is easy it to cut from the list. Does he seem earnest, or sincere? Is he confused
"Earnest" gets a "yeah, kinda" from us. He's got a lot of very real emotions
bubbling up inside him.
However, the reflections in this passage are articulated way too precisely to say he's
confused about it all.
Choice (D) can be cut for sure. "Rapturous" describes somebody who's
being extremely enthusiastic, while "verbose" means to be extra talkative.
Knowing these definitions, we ask ourselves if it seems like the narrator is getting super
excited and going on and on about his aunt's visit.
We've got to say no to this one as well.
The guy seems calm and precise in his reflections, making (E) incorrect.
Answer (B)'s the one... because it points to the narrator's attitude of calm reflection.
He chooses his words carefully and ponders the significance of things that happen around him.
We take back that thing we said before about how talking to his therapist might be helpful...