Past LSAT Explained/PrepTest 02

Section I Reading ComprehensionEdit

Passage 1 Art/HumanityEdit

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06.1 The primary purpose of the paragraph one is to Charts the development of Langston Hughes' breakaway from the two well established traditions in African American literature

06.2 The primary purpose of the paragraph two is to

06.4 The author quotes "in the manner of an art song" (line 29) to illustrate that

how the African American literary tradition is accepted and integrated under the condition that it is Europeanized and conform the Western European literary style

06.5 Which of the following best describe the author's attitude toward Langston Hughes' acomplishment? admiration

06.6 Which of the following is most analogous to the example that Saint George's Episcopal Church publishing Jubilee Songs of the United States?

The Japanese haiku poet who enthusiastically embracing the American literary techiques and styles in order to be accessible to the wide North American audience

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B - the "romantic-era distrust" of the railroad that he claims was present during the 1830s ... Stilgoe is wrong to imply that the critical attitude of these writers was typical of the period

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B - ... writers like Henry James, Sinclair Lewis, or F.Scott Fitzgerald, what comes through in spite of Stilgoe's analysis is remarkably like Thoreau's feeling of contrariety and ambivalence

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E - Stilgoe's assertion that the ambivalence toward the railroad exhibited by writers like Hawthorne and Thoreau disappeared after the 1880s is also misleading ... Stilgoe has unearthed an impressive volume of material, the work of hitherto unknown illustrators, journalists, and novelists

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D - It is clearly from the passage that Stilgoe, irrespective to the correctness of his remarks, used popular culture forms to support his thesis about the existance of a measurable attitude towards an innovation, the railroad.

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Section II Logical ReasoningEdit

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This is a Parallel Reasoning question with some element of a Flaw question.


The author is arguing using an analogy.


The analogy employed in the question is that seeing something else being done causes the viewer to be affected in a certain, favorable way. By doing so, the author is using a supposedly analogous case- someone eating. This question could very well be a Weaken or Strengthen question. The author takes entirely different situations to arrive at his conclusion. Witnessing violence and watching someone else eat are entirely different situations, as one might argue thus analogy may not work. Your task is to find a choice with a similar structure, preferrably with the flaw.


(A) Incorrect. A good candidate for the answer- shoplifting and taking supplies at work for own personal use are a bit different. But they are similar enough to not warrant an automatic answer status. Let's go through all the questions.

(B) Incorrect. No analogy here. The structure is obviously different.

(C) Incorrect. Wrong. For this question to be correct, the choice should look like this:

Some people think that boxing and westling matches managed by the same sort of people will be fixed. Are baseball and basketball fixed as they are managed by the exactly same group of people?

(D) Correct. Good. Economists and meteorologists are entirely different. You can cross out Choice A.

(E) Incorrect. For this choice to be correct, it should look like this:

Some people think workholics are compensating for a lack of interpersonal skills. But are the presidents and TV show hosts, who are known to be workholics compensating for their poor interpersonal skills?

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IDENTIFY This is a Point-at-Issue question. You should be able to recognize the question type by seeing the dialogue form of the question.




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