SSAT Reading Question 68: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 68

5. Wasp nests are nearly waterproof because

  • A. they are constructed of heavy materials.
  • B. they hang from the boughs of trees.
  • C. their strips of paper overlap like shingles.
  • D. bands made of rubber are placed around them.

Correct Answer: C


The correct answer is (C). See the second sentence of the third paragraph: "The nests are nearly waterproof because of their rounded tops and the fact that the paper strips overlap like the shingles on the roof of a house."

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