SAT Reading 3.7 Long Passages

SAT Reading: Long Passages Drill 3, Problem 7

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Reading closelyCiting textual evidence
Determining implicit meanings
SAT ReadingLong Passages

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To get this one off our plates, we've got

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to take a look back at the lines in question.

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So the silver-tongued Muir convinced Robert Underwood Johnson, a big time magazine editor,

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that Yosemite was worth saving.

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When the newly inspired Bobby U.J. published Muir's essays, Congress sat up and paid

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attention.

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Now all we have to do is troll through the answers to find the one that matches our little

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summary. Who knows if Bobby U.J. talked to the people

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who lived near Yosemite Valley?

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Maybe he did, and maybe he didn't. The passage only mentions that Muir took him to the valley

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itself, therefore we can eliminate (C). This one gets it all wrong. Muir was the one

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encouraging Bobby U.J., not the other way around.

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Choice (D) is wrong. So, (A). Nah, we can't go with this one either. Bobby

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U.J. didn't go directly to Congress.

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Remember he went through that powerful Century Magazine editor dude to get their attention, so yeah (A) incorrect.

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What about E? Didn't we kind of cover this one already?

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He used his magazine. He didn't write directly to Congress.

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A lot of times national press can be more powerful than a few letters, and the power

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or press was well known to Bobby. Ah, at last we have found the answer.

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It's (B). It gets the story totally right. He did indeed encourage Congress to take action.

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Hey, there's a first time for everything.