SAT Reading 6.1 Sentence Completion
SAT Reading: Sentence Completion Drill 6, Problem 1
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
|Synthesis||Analyzing quantitative information|
Oh, folktales, charming little stories filled
with witches, monsters, and routine child devouring.
The two missing words need to provide a counterpoint to "droll" and "whimsical," meaning funny
Basically, we're looking for words that get across just how disturbing folktales can
actually be. (A) and (E) are easy to eliminate, because
they have positive connotations.
No one but hungry ogres would think that the disturbing side of fairytales is a good thing.
We can nix (B) for the same reason.
"Perplexing" might be on the right track because it means confusing or troubling...
But "playful" is too pleasant a word. (D) gets a big no on both fronts.
"Quirky" is way too similar to the words we're trying to contrast, and "obscure"
doesn't contrast them in a direct way. Looks like (C) is the best answer.
"Dark" definitely contrasts "droll and whimsical," while "complicated" gets
across how folktales can be a lot more layered than they seem.