DISCUSSION: For author’s attitude questions, look for judgments. Authors tend to be quite subtle. Assume that any small positive/negative judgment implies that the author completely agrees/disagrees with a given group.
- The author didn’t say that people misunderstand risk. For instance, lines 35-39 imply that people do understand the risks faced by skydivers.
- It’s true that the author doesn’t recommend listening to ordinary people. But the author’s concern seems to be that regular people don’t support enough regulation. For instance, the author supports regulating the safety of skydivers (see lines 35-39), whereas ordinary people wouldn’t want to spend money improving skydivers’ safety.
- CORRECT. Lines 30-35 show two reasons that the author is skeptical of ordinary people’s views on voluntariness. Ordinary people only look at part of the situation, and ordinary people decide whether something is voluntary based on whether or not they like the activity.
- Actually, lines 47-49 show that the author is mainly concerned with saving lives.
- The author never criticizes experts. Instead, the author spends paragraphs 2-3 criticizing common people.
Want a free Reading Comp lesson?
Get a free sample of the Reading Comprehension Mastery Seminar. Learn tips for solving RC questions