SSAT Reading Question 272: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 272

3. Which of the following best describes what happens to the mark on Georgiana's cheek?

  • A. It takes a new shape.
  • B. It becomes very faint.
  • C. It stays the same.
  • D. It grows larger.

Correct Answer: B


B is correct. Georgiana gazes into the mirror and sees "how barely perceptible was now that crimson hand which had once blazed with such disastrous brilliancy as to scare away all their happiness." A mark that is barely perceptible is very faint.

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