SAT Reading 6.8 Passage Comparison
SAT Reading: Passage Comparison Drill 6, Problem 8
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|SAT Reading||Passage Comparison|
|Synthesis||Analyzing multiple texts|
...but a soft, arcing lob.
In this case, we can use what we now know about the two passages to answer a straightforward
question about main ideas.
While Passage 1 focuses on the present and Passage 2 discusses the past, both are all
about spreading knowledge of Native American history and culture.
So, we're just looking for the answer choice that... says as much.
Choice (A) works for the second passage, which is all about the Ice Age, but it doesn't
fit for Passage 1, which doesn't mention the Ice Age even once.
We're guessing both authors would be all for better health and employment opportunities
for Native Americans...
...but neither one of them mentions it in their article.
Choice (B) is a no. Passage 2 is all about preserving Native American
sites, but Passage 1 is all about the museum.
(C) is out of the running.
Neither author is trying to tell Native Americans what to do.
So choice (D) is out. Option (E) is easily the right answer. It
perfectly sums up the main points of both passages. This one was really a no-brainer.
Don't get used to these easy throws, though.
The SAT usually likes to fire 'em across the plate...