SAT Reading 4.3 Sentence Completion
SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 4, Problem 3
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining central ideas and themes|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
to go hand in hand with the act of bringing devastating plagues.
So we can get rid of (A) right away, because thriving and plagues don't exactly go together...unless you're a disease.
(B) is easy to get rid of too, because "suffer under" just doesn't make any sense in this context.
"Secede" means to withdraw formerly from an organization or alliance, like when the
Southern states seceded, causing the Civil War.
It didn't work out too well then, and the word doesn't work out too well here either.
The Europeans were taking over Native lands, not breaking away from them.
(C) might look a little tempting since Europeans did at one point "stumble upon" the Americas...
...but "stumble upon" doesn't go hand in hand with plagues either.
"Encroach" means to move increasingly into someone else's space, and "decimated" means
to destroy huge numbers of something.
So (E) is the best answer...
Although it doesn't necessarily describe the best way to start a country.