Directions: The SAT Reading test consists of five passages, and each passage is followed by a series of questions. After reading each passage, answer the questions based on what is stated or implied in the passage.
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are better off now than they have been in any other generation.
have lost their faith and should renew it.
are selfish and should do more for the benefit of mankind.
should defend freedom and fight tyranny.
paint a visual presentation to entertain his audience.
emphasize the importance of the issues he discusses.
compare politics to ecology.
suggest that jungles are more prevalent than beaches.
Their chance to defend freedom abroad
Their ability to have a good conscience
Their opportunity to make a global alliance
Their ability to fight tyranny
make the audience feel sentimental and connected.
recruit the audience to vote for Kennedy for president.
continue to develop the themes of unity and duty.
encourage the audience to join the military to fight for freedom.
Freedom is something that will be lost unless Americans fight for it.
His generation is one of the few with the opportunity to defend freedom.
Only America can lead the world by example.
Tyranny currently threatens America’s shores.
urge a call to arms.
set realistic expectations.
reveal criticism for the prior generation.
detail Kennedy’s own personal opinion.
The world outside America
They invite the readers to see themselves as active participants in the fight against tyranny.
They are placed there to soften the message that Americans cannot independently fight wars.
They allude to the idea that some questions, such as how Americans should behave, have no concrete answers.
They help to criticize previous generations for leaving the work of freedom unfinished.
Paragraph 3, Sentence 3 (“The graves…globe.”)
Paragraph 4, Sentence 1 (“Now…itself.”)
Paragraph 5, Sentence 2 (“I do…welcome it.”)
Paragraph 7, Sentence 1 (“Finally…you.”)
logical and calculated.
emotional and esoteric.
desperate and intellectual.
moralistic and impassioned.