SAT Reading 3.1 Passage Comparison
SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 3, Problem 1
|Analyzing arguments||Analyzing claims and counterclaims|
|Expository Texts||Logical Connections|
Summary v. Critique
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing word choice|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
Chances are, we'll pound this one into submission in no time.
A little rereading reveals that the passage doesn't mention Bell convincing anyone of
anything. So Choice (B) is quick one to get rid of.
The passage doesn't talk about the cost
of telephones at all.
So (D) cross out. Bye (D).
Does the passage say anything about other countries getting involved?
No. Not at all.
Cross it out. We're down to two left.
And no, it doesn't say anything about people being afraid of the telephone...
...so cross out (C). Because we read the passage carefully, we
know that lines 3-8 tell us that phones got popular after Bell figured out how to make
any phone be able to call any other phone.
Yeah, you heard us right. There was a time when people used phones to make calls.
Choice (A) is the right answer--it's clear as a Bell.