- Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Answer choice (D) is an inference that can be made from reading this sentence. In that sense, answer choice (D) would be a viable answer on a Must Be True question.
Question number nine however does not just ask us to prove one of the following answer choices. Rather, it asks us to describe the reason that the author included it in the passage. If this answer were correct merely on the grounds that we can prove that the statement in answer choice (D) is true, then Answer choice (A) would be a valid answer as well.
The real task at hand is to decide which answer describes how the reference is being used. The author includes the reference in order to do what?
If the author inserted this sentence in order to give an example of non-evident references, then this statement would be redundant. The paragraph has already accomplished this task much more successfully in the preceding sentences.
If the author inserted this sentence in order to show that there are non-Hopi names that have semantic content (they communicate meaning), then the author is a terrible writer. Why not give us some examples of Apache names to prove this point? Why does the author make us work so hard to arrive at the inference that other languages have semantic content if this were the purpose of the statement? This inference just seems a bit too buried in the sentence to be the reason for including the reference.
Finally answer choice (B) is supported by the text, and it describes fairly well what you should take away from the statement in question: Hopi names are poetically rich like Western Apache names are.