SAT Reading 4.5 Passage Comparison
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SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 4, Problem 5
|Analyzing arguments||Analyzing claims and counterclaims|
|Expository Texts||Inferences and Conclusions|
Relative Value of Evidence
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining explicit meanings|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
of "gender-neutral" and "in practice" to figure out where to look.
Following this trail of bread crumbs leads us to the second paragraph, which tells us
to look at the issue of "LPC."
The last paragraph explains how "LPC" affected women disproportionately. Lines 80-84, in
particular, fill us in on how officials assumed that women wouldn't be able to support themselves.
Now we're armed and ready to eliminate the answer choices that don't fit this idea.
(A), (C), and (D) are easy to cut from the list, as none of them are justified in any
way by the text. The passage does talk about how even some
women who'd done skilled labor back in their own country were refused entry, but it doesn't
say that they wouldn't have been able to make it in the U.S.
In fact, the paragraph argues that assuming these skilled women couldn't make the cut
was unfair on the part of U.S. officials.
Choice (B) hits the nail on the head by calling out the assumptions of U.S. officials that
barred many women from the country. (B) is the correct answer.