SAT Reading 5.5 Passage Comparison
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SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 5, Problem 5
|Analyzing arguments||Analyzing claims and counterclaims|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Informational Media Literacy||Social and Cultural Views|
Shifts in Perspective
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
|Synthesis||Analyzing multiple texts|
Line 17, for example, uses the phrase, "clear scientific evidence of manmade global warming."
This guy is on the environmental team and doesn’t care who knows.
Knowing this makes it super easy to eliminate choices (B), (D), and (E).
The author never expresses any doubts about scientific data on global warming, so all
three of these can be quickly crossed off the list.
Choices (A) and (C) both recognize how gung-ho Author 1 is about his side of things, so we’ll
have to consider the second part of the answer, which comments on Author 2’s stance, to
make our final selection.
The author of Passage 2 declares that the science behind manmade global warming is wrong,
wrong, wrong, and is just as gung-ho about his side of things as the first author.
He makes his point particularly clear in lines 61-64, when he says “People have nothing
to do with the condition of the polar bears.”
Now that we’ve reminded ourselves of Author 2’s position, we can easily eliminate choice
(C), which downplays his doubts. (A) is the correct answer.
Hold on...we just want to imagine what would happen if these guys met in a dark alley...