The Question : The writer Angelo Pellegrini has recalled his own family’s detention at Ellis Island:
We lived there for three days — Mother and we five children, the youngest of whom was three years old. Because of the rigorous physical examination that we had to submit to, particularly of the eyes, there was this terrible anxiety that one of us might be rejected. And if one of us was, what would the rest of the family do?
The purpose of this excerpt is..
A. to describe the physical examination experienced by an immigrant family.
B. to explain the day-to-day schedule experienced by an immigrant family.
C. to describe the fond memories experienced by an immigrant family.
D. to explain the feelings of worry experienced by an immigrant family.
So what is the correct answer? Answer:
Option D, The purpose of this excerpt is to explain the feelings of worry experienced by an immigrant family.
The excerpt clearly indicates the worry of an immigrant family that is concerned about the physical examination. The concern is majorly regarding the rejection of even one member of the family as in such condition it will be difficult for the rest of the family to decide what to do.
Hence, option D is correct
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