Q1) The tone of the passage could best be described as
A) supportive advocacy – Eliminate: the author doesn’t argue for one technology over another.
B) historical discussion – Eliminate: there is no discussion of the evolution of LCDs.
C) objective explanation – Keep as contender.
D) intellectual exploration – Eliminate: information is merely presented. I believe the author’s language would have to be stronger to support this a.c.
E) qualified support – My choice. The author presents a claim (LCDs are the dominant type of display) and supports it with examples (advantages).
Q2)The process through which an LCD monitor displays different colors is most closely analogous to...
Prephrase – process of subtraction – selectively permitting light to pass through to achieve a desired result.
A) an hourglass partially blocked such that a limited stream of grains of sand fall into the lower portion – Contender – Eliminate b/c it merely discusses a blockage without consideration for the end result.
B) a series of filters that separate all of the components of a mixture according to size – Eliminate: too strong “all”.
C) a recording studio soundproofed so that any performances within are muted to those outside – Eliminate: too strong “any”
D) a piece of construction paper with outlines of characters cut out such that a lamp in front of the paper casts shadows in the shapes of the characters: My choice – “Selectively blocks (cut out of shapes) and allows for an outcome (specific shape)”.
E) an air vent that emits warmer air outside of a building while an air conditioning system cools the interior of the building: Eliminate: subjective, how would we classify “warmer” and “cooler”? Not clear cut.
Q3) The passage indicates that each of the following may be considered an advantage of LCD displays relative to other display technologies EXCEPT
A) they consume less power – Eliminate: “the amount of power is much lower”
B) they generally have more pixels per square inch of the display – Eliminate: “number of pixels is typically higher”
C) they are able to display continuous video graphics images with no interruption – Eliminate: “no flicker”
D) they reflect a widely adopted standard - tricky.... "the best for high graphics applications"
E) they represent the latest, most advanced technology – tricky...I chose this a.c.
This one was a toss-up between D and E. Both seem like one needs to make an inference from the information. I chose E because of its language (i.e. "most advanced technology"). This is subjective. What if plasma technology is more advanced and that it just has a few less desirable traits?
P.S. This is my first attempt! I was a former LSAT taker, so I hope my RC skills are still intact.