SSAT Reading Question 83: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 83

2. According to the article, high blood pressure is

  • A. strictly a genetic disease.
  • B. strictly an environmental disease.
  • C. due to both genetic and environmental factors.
  • D. caused only by dietary salt.

Correct Answer: C


The correct answer is (C). This is a main-idea question. The main point of the selection is that there is an interplay of genetic and environmental factors influencing the development of high blood pressure.

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