SAT Reading 3.8 Long Passages
SAT Reading: Long Passages Drill 3, Problem 8
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Informational Media Literacy||Social and Cultural Views|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining implicit meanings|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing point of view|
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
And here are the potential answers...
Sometimes it's a good idea to give the entire passage a good once-over before committing
to a final answer.
For this question, it's especially true. The last few paragraphs might leave us with
the image of John Muir, Anti-"Hoofed Locusts" Crusader.
A quick at glance at lines 25 through 28 should remind us that Muir used to shepherd
a giant flock of sheep all over the mountains.
Put these two observations together and it becomes clear that Muir had a big change of
heart over the years where livestock was concerned.
Choice (A) has it all backwards. Muir was a shepherd early in life, when he needed the
...then started campaigning against livestock in Yosemite as he got older.
How about D? Like (A), this one has it backwards.
Muir worked as a shepherd when he first came to Yosemite, meaning that he probably didn't
have too much of a problem with the livestock industry.
Choice (E) doesn't work either. The whole point here is that Muir changed his opinion
If he were always opposed to the raising of livestock in Yosemite this would not be the
case. Choice (E) is a baaaaaaahd way to go.
Both (B) and (C) describe this change of heart.
We know (C) is the right answer though, because Muir didn't seem like he opposed raising livestock
as a profession; he just didn't want the sheep in Yosemite.
He probably thought they were a baaaaaaahd influence.
Maybe he was right.