SSAT Reading Question 99: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 99

5. The main point expressed by the passage is that

  • A. the Mona Lisa is popular.
  • B. the Mona Lisa is a great painting.
  • C. the Mona Lisa engages the subconscious.
  • D. art historians prize the eyes, hands, and smile of the Mona Lisa.

Correct Answer: E



The passage states, "Is it not possible that events and cultural forces have themselves contributed to the renown of the Mona Lisa? Perhaps the painting is as famous as it is in part because it is so famous."

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