SAT Reading 3.8 Sentence Completion
SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 3, Problem 8
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Our two missing words need to be somehow related. Maybe they're third cousins, twice removed...?
How do we know they're related? Well... it would be the appearance of the magical
conjunction "and." Using this logic, we can quickly get rid of
choice (E), because "incompetence" and "mastery" are opposites.
Although you very well may have mastered incompetence. Congress, we're talking to you.
We also know that we're looking for positive-sounding
words, since they're supposed to be more "important" and "useful" than believing in luck.
Knowing this, we can get rid of some of these other choices too.
"Fanaticism" is when somebody is dangerously obsessed with something.
Most people would agree this is not a good thing, so (B) is out.
When somebody is in a "frenzy" it means they're going totally psycho about something.
Most would agree that being in a frenzy is generally a bad idea.
So we're going to cross this one off... for our health, as well as everyone else's.
Among other things, "impotence" can mean powerlessness and weakness, which nobody enjoys
Both "skill" and "preparedness" seem like good things to believe in. So (A) is the best
(A) for "Always be prepared."