(Note: Passages on the PSAT are between 450 and 850 words long.)
- This passage is an excerpt from a work published in 2000 by a Chinese American writer.
*During the Cultural Revolution, Chinese leaders used the Red Guard-young soldiers-to impose desired behaviors on members of Chinese society.
Which of the following most directly calls into question the "revelation" (line 53)?
- (A) The "feelings" (line 55)
- (B) The "revolution" (line 60)
- (C) The "idealism" (line 65)
- (D) The "girlish fun" (line 68)
- (E) The "epiphany" (line 87) CORRECT ANSWER
When the author initially arrived in China, she saw "her face on every passerby," meaning that she believed that she looked like everyone else. She describes this feeling as a "revelation of sameness." But her later "epiphany" is that she "didn't fit into Chinese society" and that she "could never be accepted there." Because this "epiphany" indicates that she is not in fact the same as the other Chinese people, it calls into question her earlier "revelation of sameness."