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SAT® Subject Test in Literature

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Take a Look

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Follow the link to read the last 500 words of the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Then Command / CNTRL + F the phrase, “Take a look”.

What can we infer motivates the narrator to continue to keep his eyes closed once the man who is blind says, “Take a look.”

A

Because the narrator didn’t care to take a look.

B

Because the narrator was ‘taking a look’ even while his eyes were closed.

C

Because the narrator didn’t think it was fair to look since the man who was blind couldn’t.

D

Because the narrator was afraid to look.

E

Because his imagination of what the cathedral looked like was far better than what the drawing may actually look like.