SAT Subject US History Practice Question 321: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 321

32. After being hunted like a dog through swamps, woods . . . till I was forced to return wet, cold, and starving, with every man's hand against me, I am here in despair. And why? For doing what Brutus was honored for.... This diary entry most likely was written by which of the following?

A. John Wilkes Booth
B. Nathan Hale
C. Benedict Arnold
D. Robert E. Lee
E. Frederick Douglass

Correct Answer: A


The reference to Brutus makes it clear that the speaker must have assassinated the head of the government, which is true only of Booth among the five choices.

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