SSAT Reading Question 179: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 179

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.

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