SAT Reading 5.4 Passage Comparison
SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 5, Problem 4
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing word choice|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
"Touch people's hearts to get them alarmed"? According to the author, environmentalists
are using blatant fear tactics.
Well, maybe not that blatant...
The context tells us that the author isn't saying anything nice about possible government
controls when he calls them "draconian."
After we figured this out, (A) is easy to eliminate. This guy definitely doesn't appreciate
much of what's going on and will do anything to stop it.
We can get rid of choice (D) for the same reason as (A). The author isn't on the side
of the government whatsoever when it comes to environmental controls.
Choices (B) and (E) both sound like our author at least. He does seem like the kind of guy
who would resist environmental laws to the bitter end, and would refuse to listen to
anyone else's point of view.
However, the author is describing the government's proposed environmental policies, not himself,
so both (B) and (E) are off the list.
Choice (C) makes total sense to us. Judging from tone and context, we can guess that "draconian"
controls are strict controls—and in the opinion of this author, unnecessarily so.
Choice (C) is the best answer.
Are we the only ones who think of Draco Malfoy when we hear the word "draconian?"