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Question:

The contrasts the narrator draws in sentences 1 and 2 between the Players’ homes and the houses in the “landscape” and between the Players’ automobiles and the “roads” are most likely meant to suggest that the Players’ homes and automobiles are

A B. modern and alien
Explaination

Sentence 1 notes that in the “landscape,” “only a few very old, weathered houses seemed to belong”; by contrast, the Players’ houses seemed “weightless,” “impermanent,” and “misplaced,” like “bright new toys.” Sentence 2 establishes that the Players’ automobiles “didn’t look right either,” that they appeared “unnecessarily wide and gleaming in the colors of candy and ice cream,” that they seemed “to wince at each splatter of mud,” and that they “crawled apologetically down the broken roads.” Choice A is incorrect because the Players’ homes and automobiles are neither old nor neglected; in fact, the passage indicates that the homes and automobiles are modern in relation to the “landscape” and “roads” (sentences 1-2) and that the automobiles are “gleaming” (sentence 2). Choice C is incorrect because the Players’ homes and automobiles are not small; for one thing, the automobiles are “unnecessarily wide” (sentence 2). Choice D is incorrect because there is no evidence in the passage that the Players’ homes and automobiles are unappreciated.