SSAT Reading Question 177: Answer and Explanation
7. By saying, "It was quite apparent that she had cooked, and that she expected to cook, dutifully," the author is suggesting that the bride
- A. expects to eat out regularly
- B. has led a life of hard work
- C. has never eaten in a restaurant before
- D. wants to learn more about cooking
Correct Answer: B
B is correct. If you can tell by simply looking at the bride that "she had cooked, and that she expected to cook, dutifully," then the bride most probably has the red, rough hands indicative of a life of hard work. Just looking at a person is unlikely to reveal whether that person expects to eat out regularly or has ever eaten in a restaurant before, so choices A and C are incorrect. Similarly, it is impossible to tell what a person wants to or might expect to learn about cooking by observation alone, so choices D and E are also incorrect.