SAT Reading 5.3 Passage Comparison
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SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 5, Problem 3
|Analyzing text structure||Analyzing overall text structure|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing point of view|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
"Sympathetic" is the first word that strikes us as being too nice.
It comes from the word "sympathy" and means that someone is showing care or concern
The author definitely isn't showing any concern for the administration and the Republicans
who support them, though, so we can eliminate (A).
"Supportive" sounds way too positive as well.
This author is out to bring down the Republicans he thinks are ruining the world. He might
be doing it to support a cause he believes in, but this article shows him in full attack
mode. So choice (B) is off the list.
"Bored" may not be positive, but it's
out of the running, too. We get the feeling that this author has more than enough steam
to keep going for a while.
If the author's tone were "measured" then that would mean that it was evenhanded.
However, when the author uses phrases like "stubborn insistence" to describe his
opponents' actions, he's throwing evenhandedness out the window.
We can cross out choice (C). The "dis" in "displeased" lets us
know that it describes somebody who's not pleased at all.
No doubt, choice (E) is the right answer.
We wonder if there's anything that'd cheer this guy up?