SAT Reading 5.7 Passage Comparison
SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 5, Problem 7
|Expository Texts||Summary v. Critique|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Persuasive Texts||Appropriate Appeals|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining implicit meanings|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing word choice|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
usually with an extra-generous helping of manipulation on top.
And while propaganda isn't necessarily full of lies, it might use some...shall we way...creative
truth-bending to get the point across.
Choice (D) is the most obviously incorrect answer. While propaganda may not be outright
lying, nobody would call it "accurate." (E) is also easy to eliminate as it doesn't
reference bending the truth in any way.
While the author would definitely agree that polar bears are bad poster boys...well...poster
bears...for climate change...
Choice (B) doesn't mention anything about misleading information, so we can cross it off the list.
(C) is on the right track because it does say that the picture is "misleading."
However, the author never says that these photographs have been altered, making (C)
a bad choice.
Since the author is primarily concerned about the portrayal of the polar bears as sad and
pathetic—which, according to Passage 2, isn't even true—(A) is the correct answer.
This time the polar bears were available for comments, but we couldn't translate their
angry growls into any known human language.