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Exam SAT Test topic 1 question 8 discussion

Actual exam question from Test Prep's SAT Test
Question #: 8
Topic #: 1
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Your knowledge of English Literature `" to which I am indebted for the first faithful and intelligent translation of my novels into the Italian language `" has long since informed you, that there are certain important social topics which are held to be forbidden to the English novelist (no matter how seriously and how delicately he may treat them), by a narrow-minded minority of readers, and by the critics who flatter their prejudices. You also know, having done me the honor to read my books; that I respect my art far too sincerely to permit limits to be wantonly assigned to it, which are imposed in no other civilized country on the face of the earth.
When my work is undertaken with a pure purpose, I claim the same liberty which is accorded to a writer in a newspaper, or to a clergyman in a pulpit; knowing, by previous experience, that the increase of readers and the lapse of time will assuredly do me justice, if I have only written well enough to deserve it.
What is the overall mood of this passage?

  • A. incipient
  • B. witty
  • C. sarcastic
  • D. curious
  • E. angry
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Suggested Answer: E 🗳️
The author is angered that he has to write for a foreign audience as the critics of the time in his homeland refuse to endorse his treatment of a social occurrence.


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1 week, 3 days ago
i don't understand the explanation that much.
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