SAT Reading 4.4 Passage Comparison
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SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 4, Problem 4
|Analyzing text structure||Analyzing part-whole relationships|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Informational Media Literacy||Formality and Tone|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing point of view|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
If the author were "neutral" that would mean she doesn't feel strongly one way or
the other about thousands of women being denied the American dream.
This is certainly not what's going on here. The author clearly has a strong opinion that
what happened was wrong. We can cross (B) off the list.
It's not like the author is being super intense and throwing in exclamation marks
at the end of every sentence...
But "calm" is not the right word for the way she describes these serious issues.
(D) is out. "Appreciative" means that a person is
really grateful for something.
The author has a negative opinion of what went down back in the day, however, letting
us know that she doesn't appreciate it at all.
(E) is totally wrong... and we don't appreciate it wasting our time.
Choice (C) is on the right track, for sure. No doubt, the author is disturbed by her subject matter.
We'll keep (C) on the table as we check out the only other choice.
The idea of crushing the American Dream for thousands of women makes a big splash.
Being dramatic is all about making big splashes,
so (A) knocks (C) out of contention for the correct answer.