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SAT® Subject Test in Literature

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Her Living Room & His

SATLIT-IX4T6F

Follow the link to read from the story “A&P.” Read the fourteenth paragraph; find it (CTRL + F) searching for the term: “slid”.

Only at one point in the story does the narrator’s description turn away from what’s happening at the moment in the A&P and turn toward his imagination when he states,

All of a sudden I slid right down her voice into her living room.

What does the narrator imagine the relationship is between “Queenie’s living room” and his own?

A

Hers represents the best of what he believes a small town has to offer; his represents the worst.

B

Hers represents luxury and privilege; his represents style and personality.

C

Hers represents what is ostentatious; his represents what is garish.

D

Hers represents optimism; his represents pessimism.

E

Hers represents what to him seems extraordinary; his represents what to him seems ordinary.