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The sample questions on the following s are typical of the Reading Comprehension questions you will find on the LSAT. Three single-passage Reading Comprehension passages are included. They are followed by two or three sample questions each. The Comparative Reading set below includes seven sample questions. Each set of questions in this section is based on a single passage or a pair of passages. The questions are to be answered on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passage or pair of passages.
For some questions, more than one of the choices could conceivably answer the question. However, you are to choose the best answer; that is, choose the response that most accurately and completely answers the question. The painter Roy Lichtenstein helped to define pop art—the movement that incorporated commonplace objects and commercial-art techniques into paintings—by paraphrasing the style of comic books in his work. Standard art history holds that pop art emerged as an impersonal alternative to the histrionics of abstract expressionism, a movement in which painters conveyed their private attitudes and emotions using nonrepresentational techniques.
The truth is that by the time pop art first appeared in the early s, abstract expressionism had already lost much of its force. Pop art paintings were full of simple black lines and large areas of primary color. Beneath its cartoonish methods, his work displayed an impulse toward realism, an urge to say that what was missing from contemporary painting was the depiction of contemporary life.
The stilted romances and war stories portrayed in the comic books on which he based his canvases, the stylized automobiles, hot dogs, and table lamps that appeared in his pictures, were reflections of the culture Lichtenstein inhabited. With the comics—typically the domain of youth and innocence—as his reference point, a nostalgia fills his paintings that gives them, for all their surface bravado, an inner sweetness. His persistent use of comic-art conventions demonstrates a faith in reconciliation, not only between cartoons and fine art, but between parody and true feeling.
The correct response is E. Response D is incorrect because the author very clearly says that Lichtenstein embraced contemporary culture. Based on the of test takers who answered this question correctly when it appeared on the LSAT, this was a middle difficulty question. The correct response is A. This comparison does not involve the list of themes and objects mentioned in question 2.
Based on the of test takers who answered this question correctly when it appeared on the LSAT, this was an easy question. Response B is the correct response because it most accurately and completely reflects the purpose of the passage as a whole. The struggle to obtain legal recognition of aboriginal rights is a difficult one, and even if a right is written into the law there is no guarantee that the future will not bring changes to the law that undermines the right.
For this reason, the federal government of Canada in extended constitutional protection to those aboriginal rights already recognized under the law. But this decision has placed on provincial courts the enormous burden of interpreting and translating the necessarily general constitutional language into specific rulings.
The result has been inconsistent recognition and establishment of aboriginal rights, despite the continued efforts of aboriginal peoples to raise issues concerning their rights. But difficulties arise in applying these broadly conceived rights.
The intent of the constitutional protection is to recognize only long-standing traditional customs, not those of recent origin; provincial courts therefore require aboriginal peoples to provide legal documentation that any customs they seek to protect were practiced sufficiently long ago—a criterion defined in practice to mean prior to the establishment of British sovereignty over the specific territory. However, this requirement makes it difficult for aboriginal societies, which often relied on oral tradition rather than written records, to support their claims.
Furthermore, even if aboriginal peoples are successful in convincing the courts that specific rights should be recognized, it is frequently difficult to determine exactly what these rights amount to. Consider aboriginal land claims. But the provincial court instead ruled that the law had ly recognized only the aboriginal right to use the land and therefore granted property rights so minimal as to allow only the bare survival of the community. Regrettably, it appears that this group will not be successful unless it is able to move its case from the provincial courts into the Supreme Court of Canada, which will be, one hopes, more insistent upon a satisfactory application of the constitutional reforms.
This question requires the examinee to identify the main point of the passage. For an answer choice to be the main point of the passage, it must do more than simply express a claim with which the author would agree. The correct answer choice is the one that most accurately expresses the point of the passage as a whole. The correct answer choice is C. It is clear that the author thinks the protection of aboriginal rights is uncertain, and it is clear that the author feels this is due to the difficulties involved in interpreting the general language of the constitutional reforms.
Answer choice A is incorrect. The constitution was already reformed in to extend protection to aboriginal rights. The difficulties detailed in the passage have arisen in legal efforts to apply the constitutional changes. Answer choice B is incorrect. In the second paragraph, the author also discusses the right of self-government and the right to legal recognition of indigenous customs. In fact, the author suggests that the group in question may seek to pursue its efforts further before the Supreme Court of Canada last sentence of the passage.
Answer choice D is incorrect. However, it is incorrect to regard this as the main point of the passage. Answer choice E is incorrect. The author does introduce the possibility that the Supreme Court of Canada may be better able to uphold constitutional reforms. The author even expresses hope that this is so. But it is inaccurate to regard this hope as the main point of the passage, because the Supreme Court is mentioned only in connection with one specific court case.
The passage provides evidence to suggest that the author would be most likely to assent to which one of the following proposals? This question requires the examinee to use evidence from the passage to infer what the author would be most likely to believe. The question is not simply to identify something that the author states explicitly.
Rather, the test taker must identify what can reasonably be inferred from what the author says. The correct answer choice is B. In the second paragraph the author discusses the aboriginal right to the legal recognition of indigenous customs. It is clear from the tenor of the discussion in the passage that the author believes that this right should be protected, but the author notes that there have been difficulties in securing this protection.
According to the author, provincial courts have required legal documentation as evidence that a custom is long-standing. While the author clearly feels that aboriginal rights should be protected, that is a far cry from thinking that aboriginal peoples should not be answerable to federal laws.
Answer choice C is incorrect. The main point of the passage as a whole is that there are difficulties involved in interpreting the language of the constitutional protection of aboriginal rights. Importantly, the author clearly agrees with the intentions of the constitutional protection. The author asserts that provincial courts have been placed in the difficult position of interpreting general constitutional language. This assertion takes it for granted that the provincial courts are the correct venue for the interpretation and application of the constitutional reforms.
If the author believed otherwise, it would be incumbent on him or her to say as much, rather than simply observing that the provincial courts are in a difficult position. Furthermore, the passage does not provide any other evidence that the author thinks that provincial courts should be eliminated from the process, or be stripped of their authority concerning issues of aboriginal rights.
Based on the of test takers who answered this question correctly when it appeared on the LSAT, this was a difficult question. By the seventeenth century, the Netherlands had become a center of cultivation and development of new tulip varieties, and a market had developed in which rare varieties of bulbs sold at high prices. For example, a Semper Augustus bulb sold in for an amount of gold worth about U.
Common bulb varieties, on the other hand, sold for very low prices. According to Mackay, by rapid price rises attracted speculators, and prices of many varieties surged upward from November through January Mackay further states that in February prices suddenly collapsed; bulbs could not be sold at 10 percent of their peak values. Garber acknowledges that bulb prices increased dramatically from to and eventually reached very low levels. But he argues that this episode should not be described as a speculative bubble, for the increase and eventual decline in bulb prices can be explained in terms of the fundamentals.
Garber argues that a standard pricing pattern occurs for new varieties of flowers. When a particularly prized variety is developed, its original bulb sells for a high price. Thus, the dramatic rise in the price of some original tulip bulbs could have resulted as tulips in general, and certain varieties in particular, became fashionable. However, as the prized bulbs become more readily available through reproduction from the original bulb, their price falls rapidly; after less than 30 years, bulbs sell at reproduction cost.
But this does not mean that the high prices of original bulbs are irrational, for earnings derivable from the millions of bulbs descendent from the original bulbs can be very high, even if each individual descendent bulb commands a very low price. Given that an original bulb can generate a reasonable return on investment even if the price of descendent bulbs decreases dramatically, a rapid rise and eventual fall of tulip bulb prices need not indicate a speculative bubble. The correct answer choice is D.
The phrase occurs in the last paragraph of the passage. It is in this context that the author uses the phrase in question. It is clear that the author takes Garber to be describing a regularly recurring pattern about the pricing of new varieties of flowers, and then asserting that the particular details about the pricing of tulip bulbs in the seventeenth century fit this recurring pattern.
The passage as a whole does concern the interpretation of the pricing of tulip bulbs in the seventeenth century, and it might be said that the debate between Mackay and Garber concerns whether this case fits commonly agreed-upon criteria regarding speculative bubbles. In this way, it is a point about conformance to a historical pattern, not to agreed-upon standards. No particular case is being offered up as a model in the third paragraph. This question requires the test taker to identify the scenario that is most analogous to the way in which Garber would view the purchase of a tulip bulb at a very high price, and the later sale of tulip bulbs of that same variety at a much lower price.
Since an original bulb will produce multiple descendants, the value of the original will be much greater than the value of any individual descendant. The value of the original reflects the cumulative value of the descendants. Thus, someone could buy an original bulb at a very high price and still turn a profit by selling descendant bulbs at a much lower price. The relation between the manuscript of a new novel and the copies that can be made of that novel is analogous to the relation between an original bulb and its descendants.
From the original novel, the publisher can produce many copies. The copies can then be sold for a much lower price than the original. The value of the new novel reflects the cumulative value of the sales of the copies. The scenario described does not include anything akin to the relationship between an original bulb and later descendants.Fun Mere american woman seeks someone spectacular
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