The ACT Reading section will ask you to draw conclusions after reading a passage. The questions range, from asking for inferences to you interpreting the meaning of a word or phrase. There are 3 HUGE strategies for doing well on this question type:
Drawing Conclusions Practice Question
What’s the purpose of this passage? It’s to show how the narrator was different from his dirt-stained, farmer family. But there was a great uncle who was different and went to the city years before the narrator. A prophecy is when someone, or something, predicts that something will happen in the future. With this information, we can then draw the conclusion that the narrator’s journey to Dublin was prophesized by his great uncle’s similar journey. Do any of the answer choices relay this? It’s not A, since there’s no mention of a map in the passage. It’s not B, because this choice has nothing to do with foreshadowing anything. C can’t be it either, since there’s no mention that the narrator never returns. Thus, we can draw the conclusion that the great uncle’s venture to Dublin forecast (think weather prediction to figure out this word) that the narrator would one day travel from the country to the city, too.