SAT Reading 3.3 Long Passages
SAT Reading: Long Passages Drill 3, Problem 3
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Citing textual evidence|
Determining implicit meanings
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
working in a factory...did what?
And here are the potential answers...
We can find the answer to this question without
breaking a sweat.
All we have to do is go back and read the lines it's talking about, then see which
Looks like the key phrase here is "a world unaltered by man or machine."
There's absolutely nothing in the line that indicates that Muir was permanently incapacitated
by the accident.
It'd be kind of hard for him to hike all over Yosemite if this were true.
(A) is easy to bump from consideration. Unless the factory where Muir worked was run
by evil cows... which we highly doubt...(C) isn't even worth our time.
Muir's battle against livestock was connected with the way they affected natural ecosystems...
and had nothing to do with his factory injury. The passage does make it clear that Muir moved
from the old homestead to start working at the infamous factory...
But since this occurred after he left, it couldn't have caused him to leave in the
(D) can't be right. While being in the hospital might allow a
person some solid writing time...
The article says that Muir didn't do his nature writing thing until later in his career.
...which takes (E) off of our list.
Really, no answer choice but (B) has anything to do with the lines in question.
The excerpt makes it uber-clear that Muir's factory accident turned him on to nature.
All those other answers ought to be sentenced to seven years of hard labor for wasting our time.