SSAT Reading Question 213: Answer and Explanation
2. In line 9–10, the expression "there was something of the dandy about him" means that Paul
- A. was afraid of appearing before the faculty
- B. was in need of new clothes
- C. did not care how he looked
- D. paid great attention to his clothes
Correct Answer: D
D is correct. A dandy is a man who is very concerned about his appearance and so pays great attention to his clothes. This description fits Paul who, even though his clothes were a trifle outgrown and the collar of his overcoat was frayed, still wore an opal pin in his necktie and a red carnation in his buttonhole.