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10/5/2012 6:09:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Found another BS SAT question. This one really is BS this time, I promise. I looked it over many times first. Try answering this question that corresponds with the following passage. I personally think the question is off, but want to see if others will get it right. I'll say the answer after.

In the 1800's (yeah, that's not a typo, Barrons literally put that comma there...they can't even write), when the commercial theater had ceased to be regarded as a git medium for serious writers, British intellectuals came to champion the plays of an obscure Norwegian dramatist. Hungry for a theater that spoke to their intellects, they wholeheartedly embraced the social realist dramas of Henrik Ibsen. Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, went so far as to teach herself Norwegian in order to translate Ibsen's A Doll's House, which she presented in an amateur performance in a Bloomsbury drawing room.

10. The discussion of Eleanor Marx in lines 7-12 ("Eleanor...room") serves primarily to

(A) propose a counterexample
(B) correct an inaccurate statement
(C) introduce a questionable hypothesis
(D) support an earlier assertion
(E) acknowledge a factual discrepancy
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10/5/2012 6:11:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:09:15 PM, 000ike wrote:
commercial theater had ceased to be regarded as a git medium for serious writers

that should say "fit"
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10/5/2012 6:19:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Seems like "d."
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10/5/2012 6:24:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:14:33 PM, darkkermit wrote:
I'm going to say "d".

I didn't do well on the SAT reading portion though. Only got a 600.

Yeah, that's the answer. I was stuck between D and E...frankly E didn't seem right, but it didn't seem wrong either, D seemed wrong. Since when was Eleanor Marx a "British intellectual"?? The passage only applies to British intellectuals, she isn't a British intellectual. So what assertions is being supported?
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10/5/2012 6:29:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:24:12 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/5/2012 6:14:33 PM, darkkermit wrote:
I'm going to say "d".

I didn't do well on the SAT reading portion though. Only got a 600.

Yeah, that's the answer. I was stuck between D and E...frankly E didn't seem right, but it didn't seem wrong either, D seemed wrong. Since when was Eleanor Marx a "British intellectual"?? The passage only applies to British intellectuals, she isn't a British intellectual. So what assertions is being supported?

http://en.wikipedia.org...

She's actually english born. But its not like it mattered. It was "intellect" that was important, not whether they are British.
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10/5/2012 6:33:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
That was definitely not a "bs question."
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10/5/2012 6:41:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:33:05 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
That was definitely not a "bs question."

Yeah, I really have to agree here. Although, if you didnt know that Eleanor Marx was English it makes it less simple, but the assertion is that the English really liked the plays, and her going so far as to translate one supports that
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10/5/2012 6:44:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:41:02 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/5/2012 6:33:05 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
That was definitely not a "bs question."

Yeah, I really have to agree here. Although, if you didnt know that Eleanor Marx was English it makes it less simple, but the assertion is that the English really liked the plays, and her going so far as to translate one supports that

You don't need to know anything about Eleanor Marx or Karl Marx. You can logically deduce that it was not acknowledging a factual discrepancy (it might a discrepancy in itself, but there was no acknowledgement), there was no indication of it introducing a questionable hypothesis, nor was it trying to propose a counter-example or correct an inaccurate statement.
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10/5/2012 6:47:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:44:27 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 10/5/2012 6:41:02 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/5/2012 6:33:05 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
That was definitely not a "bs question."

Yeah, I really have to agree here. Although, if you didnt know that Eleanor Marx was English it makes it less simple, but the assertion is that the English really liked the plays, and her going so far as to translate one supports that

You don't need to know anything about Eleanor Marx or Karl Marx. You can logically deduce that it was not acknowledging a factual discrepancy (it might a discrepancy in itself, but there was no acknowledgement), there was no indication of it introducing a questionable hypothesis, nor was it trying to propose a counter-example or correct an inaccurate statement.

Yeah, that's true. That's why I said less simple ;). But definitely not a BS question...I'm actually taking the SAT tomorrow, I hope most of the questions are like this one
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10/5/2012 8:19:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:33:05 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
That was definitely not a "bs question."

Did he think it was BS because it was hard or something? Seemed obvious.
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10/5/2012 8:21:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 8:19:45 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 10/5/2012 6:33:05 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
That was definitely not a "bs question."

Did he think it was BS because it was hard or something? Seemed obvious.

Lol, this is going to be a long @ss thread of "BS SAT question" If he complains about every1 he gets wrong :p.
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10/5/2012 8:27:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Not BS at all.

Sorry, Ike.
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10/5/2012 8:28:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 8:27:13 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Not BS at all.

Sorry, Ike.

redundant.
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10/5/2012 8:30:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 8:28:21 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/5/2012 8:27:13 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Not BS at all.

Sorry, Ike.

redundant.

Eh. Just stating my opinion is all.
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10/5/2012 9:58:57 PM
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If the majority of SAT questions are worded like this and cover obscure topics such as this, I'm doomed. I almost fell asleep reading that question.
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10/5/2012 11:33:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 8:27:13 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Not BS at all.

Sorry you're going to do so poorly, Ike.
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10/5/2012 11:35:41 PM
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At 10/5/2012 9:58:57 PM, Contra wrote:
If the majority of SAT questions are worded like this and cover obscure topics such as this, I'm doomed. I almost fell asleep reading that question.

The SAT is mainly an endurance test.
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10/5/2012 11:50:21 PM
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D.
That was EXTREMELY simple. Then again, I'm good at keeping focus.
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10/5/2012 11:54:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 6:09:15 PM, 000ike wrote:
Found another BS SAT question. This one really is BS this time, I promise. I looked it over many times first. Try answering this question that corresponds with the following passage. I personally think the question is off, but want to see if others will get it right. I'll say the answer after.

In the 1800's (yeah, that's not a typo, Barrons literally put that comma there...they can't even write), when the commercial theater had ceased to be regarded as a git medium for serious writers, British intellectuals came to champion the plays of an obscure Norwegian dramatist. Hungry for a theater that spoke to their intellects, they wholeheartedly embraced the social realist dramas of Henrik Ibsen. Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, went so far as to teach herself Norwegian in order to translate Ibsen's A Doll's House, which she presented in an amateur performance in a Bloomsbury drawing room.

10. The discussion of Eleanor Marx in lines 7-12 ("Eleanor...room") serves primarily to

(A) propose a counterexample
(B) correct an inaccurate statement
(C) introduce a questionable hypothesis
(D) support an earlier assertion
(E) acknowledge a factual discrepancy

It's (d). The statement directly follows the relatively general statements that " British intellectuals came to champion the plays of an obscure Norwegian dramatist. Hungry for a theater that spoke to their intellects, they wholeheartedly embraced the social realist dramas of Henrik Ibsen" and seeks to qualify (as in the sense, making visible or manifest) that assertion--in other words, by showing the extent of Eleanor Marx's efforts after she embraced the social-realist dramas before presenting them in the Bloomsbury room. :)
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10/5/2012 11:55:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This isn't hard at all, Ike. How have you reacted to the longer passages in the Reading Comprehension section, lol?
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10/5/2012 11:59:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 11:54:58 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 10/5/2012 6:09:15 PM, 000ike wrote:
Found another BS SAT question. This one really is BS this time, I promise. I looked it over many times first. Try answering this question that corresponds with the following passage. I personally think the question is off, but want to see if others will get it right. I'll say the answer after.

In the 1800's (yeah, that's not a typo, Barrons literally put that comma there...they can't even write), when the commercial theater had ceased to be regarded as a git medium for serious writers, British intellectuals came to champion the plays of an obscure Norwegian dramatist. Hungry for a theater that spoke to their intellects, they wholeheartedly embraced the social realist dramas of Henrik Ibsen. Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, went so far as to teach herself Norwegian in order to translate Ibsen's A Doll's House, which she presented in an amateur performance in a Bloomsbury drawing room.

10. The discussion of Eleanor Marx in lines 7-12 ("Eleanor...room") serves primarily to

(A) propose a counterexample
(B) correct an inaccurate statement
(C) introduce a questionable hypothesis
(D) support an earlier assertion
(E) acknowledge a factual discrepancy

It's (d). The statement directly follows the relatively general statements that " British intellectuals came to champion the plays of an obscure Norwegian dramatist. Hungry for a theater that spoke to their intellects, they wholeheartedly embraced the social realist dramas of Henrik Ibsen" and seeks to qualify (as in the sense, making visible or manifest) that assertion--in other words, by showing the extent of Eleanor Marx's efforts after she embraced the social-realist dramas before presenting them in the Bloomsbury room. :)

It's (d). The sentence follows the general assertion that "British intellectuals came to champion the plays of an obscure Norwegian dramatist. Hungry for a theater that spoke to their intellects, they wholeheartedly embraced the social realist dramas of Henrik Ibsen." It seeks to provide an example as well as show, in Eleanor Marx's efforts to present the social-realist dramas that she embraced in the Bloomsbury room, the extent of how Isben was accepted by British intellectuals (a group of which Eleanor is part of).

Revised. :)
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10/6/2012 12:33:50 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 11:35:41 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 10/5/2012 9:58:57 PM, Contra wrote:
If the majority of SAT questions are worded like this and cover obscure topics such as this, I'm doomed. I almost fell asleep reading that question.

The SAT is mainly an endurance test.

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10/6/2012 6:37:58 AM
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At 10/5/2012 11:55:52 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
This isn't hard at all, Ike. How have you reacted to the longer passages in the Reading Comprehension section, lol?

because you know by now how I react when your "bandwagon posts" like the bored stalker that you are, I'll leave it to your imagination to delineate what exactly I think of your responses. :)
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10/6/2012 6:44:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/5/2012 11:33:10 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 10/5/2012 8:27:13 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Not BS at all.

Sorry you're going to do so poorly, Ike.

redundant.
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10/6/2012 7:48:31 AM
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This has absolutely nothing to do with intellegence. An Intellegent person would write something that had useful meaning to the person reading it.
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10/6/2012 11:18:12 AM
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At 10/6/2012 7:48:31 AM, sadolite wrote:
This has absolutely nothing to do with intellegence. An Intellegent person would write something that had useful meaning to the person reading it.

So we can conclude you're borderline retarded then?
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10/6/2012 12:00:14 PM
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At 10/6/2012 11:18:12 AM, socialpinko wrote:
At 10/6/2012 7:48:31 AM, sadolite wrote:
This has absolutely nothing to do with intellegence. An Intellegent person would write something that had useful meaning to the person reading it.

So we can conclude you're borderline retarded then?

oh, come now..

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10/6/2012 2:02:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/6/2012 6:37:58 AM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/5/2012 11:55:52 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
This isn't hard at all, Ike. How have you reacted to the longer passages in the Reading Comprehension section, lol?

because you know by now how I react when your "bandwagon posts" like the bored stalker that you are, I'll leave it to your imagination to delineate what exactly I think of your responses. :)

I see. That sounds like more of an attempt to affirm your superiority than anything else...Ike. :)
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10/6/2012 2:10:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/6/2012 12:33:50 AM, Contra wrote:
At 10/5/2012 11:35:41 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 10/5/2012 9:58:57 PM, Contra wrote:
If the majority of SAT questions are worded like this and cover obscure topics such as this, I'm doomed. I almost fell asleep reading that question.

The SAT is mainly an endurance test.

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Well its a longer exam then your used to. Towards the end, you can be so tired that your brain kind of turns to mush. First time I took it I didn't do so well because I was too tired at the end. Its a 6 hour exam of just sitting there and solving problems and reading. The reading, as you already saw, is boring. You can see how that can get exhausting. The trick I found is about getting done with each section quickly, so you can just chill and relax between sections.
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