DISCUSSION: The best way to answer this type of question is to eliminate answers you’re sure don’t appear in one of the passages. But be careful….use a high standard of certainty.
For instance, I knew that passage A is entirely concerned with theory, and not practice. This eliminated B, C and D. Often, awareness of the main idea of a passage can show what it wouldn’t mention.
- CORRECT. See lines 15-18 and lines 36-39.
Passage B is the one that requires explanation. It’s true that the transfers in lines 36-39 require federal approval, but they’re still transfers from one owner to another.
- Passage A doesn’t mention any legal basis for anything. Passage A is an abstract moral discussion that doesn’t descend to the level of specific laws.
- Only passage A discusses the possibility of property rights in a wholly just world (lines 9-10). Passage B say “ideally” on line 56, but that’s just an aside. Passage B isn’t concerned with describing an ideal world and property rights in that world.
- Passage A is concerned with theory. It talks about rectification, but it does not pay attention to whether its theory is practical or not.
- Only passage B mentions an invasion (line 53).
Need help with RC? → Try the RC Mastery Seminar
Solve hard passages quickly