Passage One
The human history of the region now known as Yellowstone National Park goes back more than 100 centuries. From about 11,000 years ago to the recent past, many groups of Native Americans used the park as their homes, hunting grounds, and transportation routes. In 1872, the United States established Yellowstone as the first national park in the world. A new concept was born, and with it, a new way for people to preserve and protect the best of what they had for the enjoyment of future generations.

Passage Two
Yellowstone National Park, as a whole, possesses close to 60 percent of the world's geysers. The Upper Geyser Basin is home to the largest numbers of this fragile feature found in the park. Within one square mile, there are at least 150 geysers. Of this remarkable number, only five major geysers are predicted regularly by experts: Castle, Grand, Daisy, Riverside, and Old Faithful. In addition to the many smaller geysers in the basin, there are numerous hot springs and one recently developed mud pot.

By examining the supporting details, what can be said to be a true statement?

A. One author relies on statistical information to express a viewpoint, while the other speaks through personal experience.

B. Both authors are giving information but do not have opinions about anything relating to Yellowstone National Park.

C. One author is trying to persuade the reader to share a certain viewpoint, while the other is only concerned with giving information.

D. Both authors use details about the geysers in Yellowstone to express their viewpoints.

2 Answer

  • both passages explain information but only one passage offers an opinion so its c
  • Answer:

    The correct answer is C.


    In the first passage, while the author is providing information, he is also trying to persuade the reader to agree with his point of view. He seeks to convince his audience that national parks are beneficious and that they allow to preserve the land so that future generations can enjoy it.

    The second passage merely concentrates in giving accurate information to the reader. The author does no express any type of personal opinion, nor he seeks to convey any idea in particular.