ACT Reading

SAT Question of the Day

The SAT question of the day is a Sentence Completion Question that has already been addressed on this blog: click here to see an explanation.

ACT Question of the Day

The ACT question is a reading question today.

On the actual ACT exam, you would read the entire passage focusing on the topic, scope, purpose, topic sentences, and conclusion, if any.  Then you would prioritize the questions and answer them  in order of difficulty (answering all the Easy questions before all the Medium questions before all the Hard questions).  

This particular question is a detail question, which should be classified as Easy.  You should answer this question as soon as you get to it.

Paraphrase the question:  How can you prove that you are innocent in a trial by ordeal? If you read your topic sentences, you know that the third paragraph is all about ordeals.  That is where you will find your answer.  

As you read the third paragraph, you will notice that there are multiple ways that someone can be proved innocent in a trial by ordeal.  Go ahead and look at the answer choices.

(F)  Would an uninfected wound prove you innocent?  Yes!  Look at lines 55 to 56.  You wanted a "clean" wound that was "healing free of infection."  You have your answer!  The other answers all contradict the passage.

The correct answer is (F).

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