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Easy Passage! Took 7:22 min in total including 3:10 min to read the passage!

Passage Map:


1) Duty to save nature
2) Comparing nature to art
3) Things are bad in US
4) Need more to save nature
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Re: The preservation of animal and plant life, and of the general beauty o [#permalink]
Passage map:
p1: to state argument for conservation
p2: to argue by analogy
p3: to state that the US is the worst offender + provide examples
p4: to state some progress has been made, but more needs to happen.

Q1 is fairly tight and I don't know that OG type questions would be like this.
Answer choice (D) is incorrect because p3 states that "certain mammals are on the verge of extermination", (extermination = synonym for extinction)
E is correct because it is stated that "vulgar ads hide the landscape" quite clearly in p3.

Q2 - again, I don't know if its a language issue here, but Hades is the God of Hell, so to a native english speaker, "an earthly paradise...turned into an earthly Hades" does sound weird, but it's synonymous with the expression "living hell", and all the other answer choices don't make sense, so (B) is correct.

Q3 - The first para functions to give the main purpose, quite clearly in fact. - A

Q4 - my poor geography led me to (A) even though I see why (C) is the answer.
A is incorrect because it is the "United States", not "North America" as a whole, which suffers from the worst environmental degradation.
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Hello dcummins
This is probably my first ever tag for you :)
I fell for question 4 too and marked A.

Passage says "Travels through Europe, as well as over a large part of the North American continent, have convinced me that nowhere is Nature being destroyed so rapidly as in the United States". So I would say I am okay to an extent with answer choice A mentioning North America but I am not okay with "degradation is worst" because it looks like author is saying destruction is rapid not necessarily worst.

Regardless, we both agree C is a better option.

Thank you!
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all a ,b,c,e .you can find in the passage.
but in case of D it is clearly written certain animals are on verge of extinction.
from this we cannot conclude that several animals are ,also it is saying on verge not already extinct.
so option D is right
QUES 4
u can easily elimate other option .if we talk about A AND C .
a is a shell game taling about north america and we can direclty conclude fromthe passage it is C
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