SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 4, Problem 9
|Analyzing text structure||Analyzing part-whole relationships|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
The participants in the food drive had to kick in some cold hard cash to make up for
the fact they didn't get many donations.
Man, where's the love in their community?
Anyway, we know we're looking for an answer choice that describes this downer of a shortage.
We can nix "siege" easily, since it doesn't have anything to do with a shortage at all...
...instead referring to an attack that cuts off access to supplies.
Choices (B), (C), and (D) are all the opposite of what we're looking for.
"Profusion" means a large quantity...
..."deluge" means a downpour or flood...
...and "barrage" means a military bombardment... or something that feels like one.
If any of these things had happened, there would've been plenty of food.
"Dearth" describes when there's a scarcity or shortage of something, so it looks like
(A) is the one and only answer.
Here's hoping there's no dearth of delicious old canned foods in our future.