Barron's SAT Verbal Workbook Question





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By Pianolover25 (Pianolover25) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 02:50 pm: Edit

There's a sentence completion question in the workbook I don't understand.

Even Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, and William Gaddis- eminent novelists who are notoriously ______ when it comes to _________- have surrendered to the exigencies of modern publishing and agreed to be the subjects of magazine articles.

Choices:
a) prolific...writing
b) egotistical...fame
c) overrated...style
d) irate...delays
e) shy...publicity

By Albertfermat (Albertfermat) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 02:57 pm: Edit

e??

By Abogachkov (Abogachkov) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 03:09 pm: Edit

It should be e. Since the last part of the second sentence says, "have surrendered... to be the subjects of magazine articles.", the second blank must be speaking about about something to do with publicity or fame - choices b and e. the first word of choice b is nonsensical in this context, because then they WOULD want to be interviewed. Therefore, the answer is e.

By Justperfect (Justperfect) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 03:17 pm: Edit

e; A:dosent agree w/second part of sentence,B:dont fit,C:not possible,D:doesnt agree with second part,E:correct b/c people who are known to be shy in the public do not want to be subjects in a magizine, or for that be out in the public eye;the word surrenedered means they are doing something they dont want to do but are kind of forced to do it.

By Pianolover25 (Pianolover25) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 03:30 pm: Edit

Thanks.


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