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Travel the World — SAT Question of the Day

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Explanation
Excited by new trends in tourism, officials believe that ecotourism, arranged tours, or more easily obtained visas would attract new generations of travelers. (A) officials believe that ecotourism, arranged tours, or more easily obtained visas would (B) ecotourism, arranged tours, or more easily obtained visas, this is what officials believe would (C) and with the belief of officials that ecotourism, arranged tours, or more easily obtained visas would (D) officials' belief concerning the promotion of ecotourism, arranged tours, or more easily obtained visas would (E) officials believing that ecotourism, arranged tours, or more easily obtained visas will

In this sentence we understand that the government is trying to address a crisis and needs stability to do that. This means that an uprising would likely have a negative effect. We are looking for a negative word.

The last two choices, "attest to" and "support," both are positive choices that imply the uprising would help the government's plans; thus we know these are not the correct choices. The first choice, "argue for," does not make sense in the context of the sentence, since the plan requires stability, not disruption. The second choice, "contrast with," doesn't give the meaning we really need. Contrast means to be different in a way that is obvious, but it wouldn't mean to have an effect. The third choice, "jeopardize," means to endanger (put in jeopardy).

The correct answer is (C).

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