SAT Reading 6.9 Sentence Completion
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Reading Sentence Completion: Drill 6, Problem 9
|Analyzing arguments||Assessing reasoning|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
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|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
We always thought that "paragon" sounded like
a particularly fancy cooking spice...
...or at least two gons. But it's not.
The context of this sentence lets us know that it means a person who seems perfect in
So we know that poor Brenda used to think she was the picture of perfection when it
came to health. Brenda had no idea she was sick before she
went to the doctor, so neither "active" nor "developed" work.
She'd have to be pretty unobservant to not notice that she was infected with an active,
developed disease. Something is "conscious" when it's awake
and/or knows it exists. If diseases were conscious we'd all be in a lot of trouble.
If they were "attentive," conscious germs, we'd be in even more trouble.
Luckily, Conscious Attentive Disease don't exist, so we can eliminate (D) and (C).
Since "lying dormant" means being inactive,
(B) is the best answer.
As in "Get well soon, Brenda!"