SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 6, Problem 2
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In the grand tradition of main-purpose-slash-main-point-slash-main-okay-we-get-the-idea questions...
...we can start by eliminating too-specific answer choices.
A museum totally dedicated to the contemporary art of American Indians sounds like a great idea...
This museum has a wider scope than art, however, so we can eliminate choice (C) for being too specific.
Only focusing on Eastern natives sounds way
too specific to be the main purpose of this national museum.
We can get rid of choice (E) as well.
Line 42 mentions the importance of educating non-Americans Indians...
But nowhere is educating American Indians mentioned. Not only is choice (B) getting
at something that's too specific, it's also completely wrong.
This answer is a little sneaky. The author does say that the purpose of the museum has
a wider focus than the terrible genocide of American Indians.
However, he doesn't say that the museum is trying to "downplay" or make the issue
seem less important than it really it is.
Choice (A) is all kinds of wrong.
In lines 31-37, the author describes the museum as "not so much about the past" and more about
Native American culture "today," so (D) is the correct answer.
Random thought: for Ben Stiller's next film project, we'd like to see a combination
of Meet the Parents and Night at the Museum...