SSAT Reading Question 306: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 306

4. Which of the following words could be substituted for "banditti" (line 29) without changing the meaning of the verse?

  • A. bandits
  • B. musicians
  • C. vines
  • D. children

Correct Answer: A


A The speaker is referring to the children when he calls them banditti. Since they are planning a raid and are trying to surround him by climbing into his chair, this word most likely means invaders, which makes bandits the closest match.

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