Question of the Day: Nov. 4, 2013

If you are reading this in an email you received from me, do not click the link to below. Use the link to my website that is farther down on the email. If you are seeing this in my blog, do the SAT Question of the Day by clicking on this link: (This link takes you to today’s question. If you use my archive, you will see the question related to my SAT explanation for that date.)

The answer is C.  The topic of the sentence is about how through the centuries a rudimentary apparatus has become so sophisticated.  That topic led me to predict a word like changed or improved before looking at the answers.  The synonym for my prediction is “evolved” although “developed” is also a possibility.  When I looked at the second word for answers A and C, only Answer C makes sense because intricate means sophisticated which indicates there has been no change or improvement.  Eliminate A.

Notice what my strategy is for Sentence Completion questions with two blanks.  I use one blank to eliminate as many answers as possible and then check out the words for the second blank for the remaining answers.  Doing so eliminates some of the answers in a hurry and saves a lot of time because I never even have to read the second words for the eliminated answers.  In this case, I eliminated B, D, and E without even looking at the second words for those answers.  I love saving time!

Let’s see what the ACT folks have for us today.

ACT Question of the Day: Use your “back” button to return to my website after reading the ACT Question of the Day.

The answer is J.  You can see from both tables that the shadows are long in the morning, get shorter during the middle of the day, and then lengthen again in the afternoon.  I’ll bet you knew that anyway!  Sometimes you can use what you know (Pillar IV in my program) to answer the science questions.  The data in the charts will never defy scientific facts.  For example, shadows are always long as the sun rises and sets with short shadows in the middle of the day as the sun gets high in the sky.

Enjoy your week.  Use it to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.

The SAT & ACT Wizard

About Bob Alexander

Bob has been a professional educator starting with teaching biology, becoming a school administrator, and then working as an education lobbyist in Washington, DC. He got his start in national testing by becoming a consulting test writer, later joining Kaplan as a director, and finally starting his own business in 1995. He has written numerous books, consulted for school districts and colleges, developed his website and been featured on a DVD set. He offers SAT and ACT prep classes and tutors individuals and small groups of students in central Florida.
Category: SAT & ACT Question Of The Day No Comments

Comments are closed.