SSAT Reading Question 179: Answer and Explanation
2. The author's tone can best be described as
- A. argumentative
- B. emotional
- C. sentimental
- D. informative
Correct Answer: D
D is correct. The passage is intended to inform readers of developments in carrot breeding. The passage does not argue a point, nor does it contain any emotionally charged language; thus choices A and B can be eliminated. Nothing about the passage could be termed sentimental; and although the last sentence offers the opinion that colorful carrots will be a good addition to supermarket produce aisles, this is not enough to describe the entire passage as optimistic.