SSAT Reading Question 190: Answer and Explanation
3. From his actions, it can be inferred that Joseph Pulitzer's attitude toward the Statue of Liberty was
- A. openly hostile
- B. extremely cautious
- C. enthusiastically supportive
- D. completely neutral
Correct Answer: C
C is correct. When Pulitzer saw that fundraising for the pedestal was lagging, he "used the editorial pages of his newspaper The World to aid in the fundraising effort." He criticized the rich for failing to give enough to finance the pedestal, and he criticized the middle class for relying on the rich to provide all the funds needed for the pedestal. These actions imply that Pulitzer was enthusiastic in his support of the Statue and did his best to convince others to support it as well.