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THE COME-UP on your way to am A
Transcript of THE COME-UP on your way to am A
#46 The remark of the Greek epigrammatist ( lines 4-7) is best interpreted as which of the following?
#47 The Phrase "elysian prospects" (line 17) suggests the
E) Sublime pleasures of planning
#48 Which of the following best describes the difference between "many" (line 19) and "Others" (line 24) ?
A) The first group does not intend to act, while the second group does.
#44 In line 2, "Impatient of" is best interpreted as meaning
E) unsatisfied with
#45 The second sentence (lines 2-7) implies which of the following conclusions?
C) Lasting happiness will always elude us
The Come-up, On your way to an A
How did we arrive to our answer:
1. Reread the sentences before and after line 2. This allows readers to get a better understanding of what is being talked about.
2.Once you've reread those lines you will be able to tell that the author is saying that people are impatient because they are not enjoying themselves.
3. The sentence can be read with a negative tone, thus you can eliminate options A, B, and C off the bat. Options A, B, and C are all positive.
4. D mentions being anxious, however this is not mentioned or implied in line 2 thus, option E is the best fit!
1. Read all your options, when you arrive to option C the answer may seem correct, but it helps if you can use context clues to get a good understanding of what "elude" means. Elude= to escape from danger or your problems.
2. Reread the question again( now that you switched out the word elude with the actual definition) to see if C makes sense with what is being asked. Still keep C in mind but, don't rush into your response unless you are 100% positive.
3. In lines 2-7 the author's overall message is that with happiness you are capable of forgetting issues you may have. Lines 6- &7 state "...its two days of happiness are the first and the last." This quote explains the affect happiness has towards people thus, we can easily eliminate options A, D, and E because they are no where near being the correct or possible answer.
4. B mentions passion which is far off the conclusion mentioned in lines 5-7 however the word destructive doesn't fit in the the idea of happiness.
5. With process of elimination we are left with choice C.
A) Cynical commentary
1. Go to lines 4-7 and reread the lines now that you are aware of what the question is asking. On lines 4 and 5 the passage quotes " the Greek epigrammatist on marriage may be applied to every other course of life..." This is an expression of his/her opinion explaining the believing that Greek epigrammatist are motivated by self-interest.
2. These 4 lines are a commentary.
3. Read all your options Choice D as nothing to do with the lines looked at in this question. C can be crossed out because the tone isn't bitter and their is no accusation made, D is another option that can be eliminate since lines 4-7 don't mention anything ironic. Option E mentions humor but, where on those lines was there something funny mentioned? Lastly you are left with A, in which is the correct answer.
1. If we go back to line 17, it refers to the pleasure of
being organized and the feeling of knowing that you will be successful.
2. The word "elysian" relates to the Greek mythological place the Elysian Fields, were it's referred to a heavenly resting place to go in the afterlife. It was basically paradise.
3. Elysian means blissful or delightful.
4. If we go back to the question, we will now know it has nothing to do with danger, redemption, or consequences.
5. We are now down to 2 answers, D and E. Answer D doesn't really emphasize what the phrase suggests. Answer E on the other hand, analyzes how we get pleasure from planning and that is exactly what the phrase is referring to.
1. As you go back and reread these lines. You will notice
that when it talks about the "many" it portrays the idea that they will never really take action into accomplishing anything.
2. When it talks about the "others" the author already tells you that those individuals will take action.
3. "In procinctu" -> Under arms, ready for action.
#49 Which of the following statements best expresses the meaning of lines 31-41 ("If there . . . depresses") ?
B) Under certain circumstances, it is more pleasing to dream and imagine than to put ideas to action.
1. Lines 31-41 expresses the idea that it is preferred to involve ourselves in our own thoughts than to actually go out and take action.
2. As we go back and read the answer choices, A cannot be the answer since it mentions that life is difficult however that was never really addressed in those lines.
3. It cannot be C since it is talking about how individuals learn from mistakes but it has nothing to do with what is really being mentioned.
4. Answer choice D is incorrect since nowhere in the passage does it say it is harmful to struggle.
5. E cannot be the answer because there were no opinions or statements mentioning that little sympathy is given.
6. So we are left with answer choice B, and as we discussed before it makes sense due to the fact that it mentions how oneself involves himself in his own thoughts and never experience anything.
1. Read the question
2. Understand what it is asking you to find
3. Read all 5 options
4. If the questions says " lines 2-5" make sure you go back and read those lines.
5. Cross out options you know can't be the answer