SAT Question of the Day
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- February 24, 2016
Ready to make Critical Reading your strength on the SAT? Try out SmartyReader's question of the day!
The following reflects a typical purpose question on the SAT, which tests your ability to assess how and why an author is constructing his or her argument:
Human beings are clever, innovative creatures. Throughout history, humans have always developed solutions to whatever problems they’ve run up against. Systems of transportation, medicine, agriculture, energy, and communication are just a handful of areas that humans have built upon for centuries, making them more advanced and efficient. Yet all of this problem solving does have a downside: many of these systems were created without long-term sustainability in mind.
The fourth sentence ("Yet all...in mind") functions to
A) Explain why problem solving is important
B) Point out a drawback to human evolution
C) Illustrate the effects of pollution
D) Contradict a previous claim
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