SAT Reading 4.3 Passage Comparison
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SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 4, Problem 3
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Persuasive Texts||Relative Value of Evidence|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining implicit meanings|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
|Synthesis||Analyzing multiple texts|
To answer this question, we'll need to rely on two key facts from Passage 2.
One: First-class and second-class tickets cost money—and lots of it...
And two: "LPC" meant that the government thought the person wouldn't be able to support herself
Put those facts together, and we know we're looking for the class of passenger mentioned
in Passage 1, who didn't have the cash for an upper class sea voyage.
Could choice (A) be our answer?
Nope, we just said that the first and second class passengers are too rich for our taste,
so we can eliminate (A).
Choice (B) is wrong for the same reason. If a person had the money for a first or second
class ticket, then the chances were high they wouldn't be labeled "LPC."
If "the vast majority of immigrants" were all labeled "LPC," then hardly anybody
would've gotten into the country back in the day.
This was not the case, however, as both passages tell us
that tons of immigrants entered the U.S. Choice (E) is a definite no. "Legal inspectors"
were the ones going around labeling people as "LPC," and it's pretty doubtful they
were labeling themselves that way. Ah, at long last we've reached our destination.
It looks like (C) is the correct answer.
Passage 2 tells us that the "'steerage' or third class passengers" were the ones with
the least amount of money, therefore we can infer that they were most likely to be labeled
Although, we figure there must've been exceptions to the rule...