SAT Reading 3.1 Long Passages
SAT Reading: Long Passages Drill 3, Problem 1
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...which means that even though (B) references something that the article does touch upon...
it isn't correct.
The passage is concerned with a bit more than Muir's<<Mew-er>> prior articles.
(C) is wrong for the same reason.
Muir's disagreement with Hutchings is only mentioned once in the passage, making it a
minor detail in the grand scheme of things.
The passage never directly says that Muir's youth had little to do with the passion for
nature he developed later in life.
We can toss (A) off the cliff pretty easily.
The article does mention some of Muir's frustrations in his career, like his battle
to protect the High Sierra from ecosystem-munching livestock.
Choice (D) can go over the cliff as well, though. The passage doesn't go into any
real failures that Muir experienced.
(E) is the correct answer because the article wants to explore Muir's relationship with
Yosemite in general. All the other choices are far too specific.
Sometimes it's a bad idea to focus on the little things...