SAT考試真題解析 #02


1. 【May 2023 (International)】

Humans are more inclined to use their right hand, and thus right-handedness is predominant the in human population. Researchers in primatology were interested in determining if this tendency extends to all primates. To investigate, two studies were conducted: one observing captured monkeys, finding a higher proportion of right-handed individuals but less than in humans; and another studying wild gorillas, where right-handedness was not dominant. The higher incidence of right-handedness in captured monkeys compared to wild gorillas suggests __________.

Which choice most logically completes the text?

A) right-handedness is genetically more dominant in monkeys than in gorillas.

B) living in the wild encourages both monkeys and gorillas to use their left hand more often.

C) captivity has no effect on the handedness of primates.

D) exposure to human caused the captured primates to display right-handedness.


■ CB技能項目:假設推論



  1. 邏輯因果相聯性(Logical Causation)
  2. 找出與問題相關的關鍵信息(Identifying / highlighting relevant key information)


Primates (n.): mammal group that includes the lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans靈長類

■ 分析點評:


A) 不當比較

B) 文本範圍外信息

C) 不當因果

D) 正解

2. 【June 2023】

The following text is excerpted from Kate Chopin’s 1896 short story A Pair of Silk Stockings.
Little Missus Sommers one day found herself the unexpected owner of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money. The way it filled up her worn money holder gave her a feeling of importance that she had not enjoyed for years…For the first time she seemed to be taking a rest from the tiring act of thought. She had let herself be controlled by some machine-like force that directed her actions and freed her of responsibility…How good was the touch of the silk on her skin! She felt like lying back in the soft chair and enjoying the richness of it. She did for a little while…She lifted her skirts as she crossed the street. Her new stockings and boots and gloves had worked wonders for her appearance. They had given her a feeling of satisfaction, a sense of belonging to the well-dressed crowds.

Which choice best states the main idea of the text?

A) It portrays the unexpected joys that come from small luxuries, such as silk stockings, are necessary to build a quality life.

B) It explores the idea of how material consumption can provide a temporary escape from the pressures and responsibilities of daily life.

C) It highlights the importance of financial independence and its impact on one's sense of self-worth.

D) It illustrates the fleeting nature of happiness derived from material possessions and indulgences.

Ans: (B)

■ CB技能項目:假設推論



  1. 文化素養:
    • 美國女權運動
    • 消費與物質主義

■ 分析點評:

考察對於女權運動的背景知識應用以及敘事文中的換位思考 (empathetic perspective taking)。

文中提到『feeling of importance that she had not enjoyed for years…freed her of responsibility』,這表達了女性所面臨的不平等對待以及對於實現自我價值的渴望。
『… controlled by the machine-like force that directed her actions』,暗喻了女性受到消費和物質主義的控制,以及對於女性自我價值的影響。

『…worked wonders for her appearance. They had given her a feeling of satisfaction, a sense of belonging to the well-dressed crowds』 ,暗喻外在形象對於女性自我價值的影響,以及社會對於外表的價值觀。

A) 表層理解,忽略深層信息

B) 正解

C) 過度關注細節信息而忽略主題

D) 與文本不相關的價值觀

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