SSAT Reading Question 276: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 276

1. This passage serves mainly to

  • A. recount the author's experience working on a farm in summer
  • B. provide a description of the author's summer home
  • C. describe the joys of being in the country
  • D. convey the author's love of family celebrations

Correct Answer: C


C is correct. Most of the passage is devoted to a description of the "enthralling pleasures" of life in the country. Choices A and B are wrong because neither one is covered in the passage. Choices D and E are wrong because each is covered by only one small part of the passage and is not the focus of the passage as a whole.

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