SAT Reading 4.6 Passage Comparison
SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 4, Problem 6
|Expository Texts||Summary v. Critique|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
|Synthesis||Analyzing multiple texts|
topic of immigration.
Choice (D) is easy to eliminate.
Choice (E) is also simple to get rid of.
Passage 2 focuses on discriminatory practices, a subject that isn't all puppies and rainbows.
Unless we're talking about sad puppies and ugly rainbows.
Whatever the case, Passage 2 is obviously far from "cheery," eliminating choice (E)
The whole point of Passage 2 is that the officials
on Ellis Island discriminated against women.
Choice (A) is a definite no. What about C?
Nuh-uh. Both passages discuss Ellis Island, so (C) is clearly wrong.
Passage 1 reassures us that the "vast majority" of immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island
eventually passed through.
Since Passage 2 looks at the experiences of the two percent who didn't make it, (B) is
the correct answer.