SAT Reading: Long Passages Drill 3, Problem 7
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Citing textual evidence|
Determining implicit meanings
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
To get this one off our plates, we've got
to take a look back at the lines in question.
So the silver-tongued Muir convinced Robert Underwood Johnson, a big time magazine editor,
that Yosemite was worth saving.
When the newly inspired Bobby U.J. published Muir's essays, Congress sat up and paid
Now all we have to do is troll through the answers to find the one that matches our little
summary. Who knows if Bobby U.J. talked to the people
who lived near Yosemite Valley?
Maybe he did, and maybe he didn't. The passage only mentions that Muir took him to the valley
itself, therefore we can eliminate (C). This one gets it all wrong. Muir was the one
encouraging Bobby U.J., not the other way around.
Choice (D) is wrong. So, (A). Nah, we can't go with this one either. Bobby
U.J. didn't go directly to Congress.
Remember he went through that powerful Century Magazine editor dude to get their attention, so yeah (A) incorrect.
What about E? Didn't we kind of cover this one already?
He used his magazine. He didn't write directly to Congress.
A lot of times national press can be more powerful than a few letters, and the power
or press was well known to Bobby. Ah, at last we have found the answer.
It's (B). It gets the story totally right. He did indeed encourage Congress to take action.
Hey, there's a first time for everything.