Hardest passage I've done hands down, anyone up for challenge?

<p>I actually thought I understood the passage quite well..
These science passages kill my score :(.</p>

<p>I don't expect people to read this long of a passage, but if you are bored and are up for the challenge, then go for it because I can really use the help :)</p>

<p>The five questions that I need help with are beneath the passage.</p>

<p>Link: <a href="http://i25.tinypic.com/16jm2vl.png%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://i25.tinypic.com/16jm2vl.png&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also, let me know if you agree with me that this passage and its questions were difficult :P</p>

<p>My answers in highlight-able spoiler text:
8D
9E
11A Tough one, torn between A and C
14D
15E</p>

<p>This was not difficult for me, primarily because I enjoyed it and have actually thought about these ideas before. Then again, I might have gotten a bunch wrong so I guess I'll see.</p>

<p>I think 11 is A, everary.</p>

<p>^ i think those all right. But hey don't ask me i only got 660. will be retaking though.</p>

<p>that was a typical SAT passage, nothing out of the ordinary</p>

<p>I rather liked this passage. I think the key to getting it is to realize that the author is rather disappointed in the lack of personal flair when it comes to scientific discoveries. My answers:</p>

<ol>
<li>D </li>
</ol>

<p>Explanation: Read the "key" to the passage that I wrote above. That should explain it.</p>

<ol>
<li>E</li>
</ol>

<p>Explanation: While the author dislikes the lack of subjectivity (i.e. the "personal flair" I mentioned), there are practical benefits for the objectiveness (2 examples of subjectivity screwing things up are mentioned in Lines 36-39--the moods of the astronauts and the Moon going off on appointments)</p>

<ol>
<li>A</li>
</ol>

<p>Explanation: Lines 56-59 describe how universality is found in art (very clearly) and how it is found in science (not so clearly). I was between A and C on this one, but there really aren't any SITUATIONS mentioned in the passage to make me choose C.</p>

<ol>
<li>D</li>
</ol>

<p>Explanation: "Very well" is like saying "All right" when you concede something. You know, when you try to tell somebody "No" and he/she keeps begging you to give in, you sometimes give in. When you do, you probably say, "Oh, all right then" or "Fine." Another phrase used is "Very well."</p>

<ol>
<li>E</li>
</ol>

<p>Explanation: "The artist's communication is linked forever with its original form" proves the "personal vision" part of answer choice E. The communication in Line 75 occurs during a science conference where scientific knowledge is exchanged (i.e. "exchanging objective information").</p>

<p>Thanks so much everyone for you answers. They are all right ^.</p>

<p>Anyways, in number 11 what is wrong with answer choice B and what is wrong with answer choice B in number 15?</p>

<p>I chose A for 11 since it is best paraphrased version of the text. Line 56 mentions connecting to something as the way to achieve universality. Then it goes on to say how in art you connect to people and in science you connect to the physical world. So essentially, the passage is presenting a comparison between two ways of achieving universality (the art way and the science way). For answer choice B, there really was no interpretation of the two universalities mentioned- just statements on how they are achieved.</p>

<p>For 15 the answer is E because the first mention of communication is talking about an artist's subjective connection to his work and the second mention of communication is about scientific knowledge (objective facts). So E has the best paraphrased version of that. The problem with B is the second part of the answer choice- the communication of scientific knowledge by itself has nothing to do with making friendships. They asked you to compare the two different forms of communication directly. Plus, that paragraph never mentions anything about making friends- it only talks about expressing personalities (don't assume that it's talking about friendship)</p>

<p>Hope that helped :)</p>

<p>Where did that passage come from? SAT? PSAT?</p>

<p>^ It doesn't matter. The SAT and PSAT is the same. Just a little time difference and no essay.</p>

<p>Thanks for all the help everyone :)
And this passage is from the Oct 07 SAT.</p>