SAT Reading 3.2 Short Passages
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SAT Reading: Short Passages Drill 3, Problem 2
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing point of view|
|SAT Reading||Short Passages|
And here are the potential answers...
So we're trying to guess how our author
feels about the subject matter. Too bad we can't just call him, right?
Guess we'll have to figure it out on our own.
The passage is peppered with positive terms like "healthy," "protect," and "safe," so
we're going to assume that the author has a generally positive view of the built environment.
If the author were "dissatisfied," "anxious," or "antagonistic," he probably wouldn't
use any positive words to describe his subject...
So we can get rid of A, B and D. If the author were "reluctant" about his
subject, he wouldn't be too positive either...
Therefore we can hit delete on (E). "Supportive" has a nice positive connotation,
which goes along with the author's general tone, so (C) is the right answer.
See, we didn't have to call the author after all.
But sometimes it's fun just to crank him.