SAT Sentence Completion Practice Question 338: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 338

13. Displays in the Australian Museum's exhibition on dinosaurs are designed to be touched, offering visitors ------- experience.

A. an odoriferous
B. an archaic
C. an aural
D. a rustic
E. a tactile

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

Explanation for Correct Answer E :

Choice (E) is correct. "Tactile" means having to do with the sense of touch. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Displays in the Australian Museum's exhibition on dinosaurs are designed to be touched, offering visitors a tactile experience." The missing term describes an experience related to the sense of touch. A "tactile experience" precisely defines an exhibit "designed to be touched."

Explanation for Incorrect Answer A :

Choice (A) is incorrect. "Odoriferous" means having or giving off an odor. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Displays in the Australian Museum's exhibition on dinosaurs are designed to be touched, offering visitors an odoriferous experience." The missing term describes an experience related to the sense of touch. An "odoriferous experience" would not offer visitors a way to experience an earlier period.

Explanation for Incorrect Answer B :

Choice (B) is incorrect. "Archaic" means ancient or relating to an earlier period. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Displays in the Australian Museum's exhibition on dinosaurs are designed to be touched, offering visitors an archaic experience." The missing term describes an experience related to the sense of touch. An "archaic experience" would not define an exhibit "designed to be touched." Instead, an "archaic experience" would be an out-of-date experience.

Explanation for Incorrect Answer C :

Choice (C) is incorrect. "Aural" has to do with the sense of hearing. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Displays in the Australian Museum's exhibition on dinosaurs are designed to be touched, offering visitors an aural experience." The missing term describes an experience related to the sense of touch. An "aural experience" would define an exhibit designed to be heard, not necessarily touched.

Explanation for Incorrect Answer D :

Choice (D) is incorrect. "Rustic" means pertaining to rural or country life. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Displays in the Australian Museum's exhibition on dinosaurs are designed to be touched, offering visitors a rustic experience." The missing term describes an experience related to the sense of touch. A "rustic experience" would not precisely define an exhibit "designed to be touched." Instead, a "rustic experience" would be a country-like experience.

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