DISCUSSION: Lines 26-36 talk about the need to drive everywhere. You should reread those lines to gather all the relevant information before looking at the answers. Once you do that, the right answer is normally obvious.
Those lines say that instead of interacting socially, we are stuck in cars. We often behave antisocially in a way that pedestrians never would.
The wrong answers fall into two categories:
- Talking about things true in the world, but not mentioned in the passage. A, B, D and E.
- Talking about how driving decreases the time we have for…..things, but not for what lines 30-36 mentioned. B and E.
These answers could have been right if they have said “driving decreases the time we have available for social interaction.
- This is probably true, but it wasn’t something the author mentioned.
- The first part of this answer is right. But the second part should have said “detracts from the time people can spend interacting socially with other citizens.”
- CORRECT. See lines 30-36.
- Air pollution wasn’t mentioned.
- This isn’t mentioned. Lines 30-36 only mentioned time spent on social interactions.
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