2018-04-28 17:39 小马过河
Since  it's heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, action painting has become closely associated with Jackson Pollock, an abstract expressionist painter who began experimenting with this technique after taking his canvas off the easel and laying it down on the floor. According to Pollock, maneuvering around the canvas on the floor allowed him to get lost in the painting. Photographer Hans Namuth, who once had the opportunity to observe Pollock's action painting, described it as dancing. He said Pollock gradually picked up speed as he circled the canvas, flinging black, white, and rust-colored paint off his brush until the canvas was covered, a tangle of splashes and splatters and drips.
0926. Select an anwer
把两个长句子连接成一句话，这是现SAT语法中比较常见的考法(IP题型)。此类题目需要考虑三个因素：1. 逻辑关系;2. 语法连接;3. 叙述重心。
One of the primary shortcomings of the Homestead Act of 1862, a program through which the federal government offered free plots of land to US citizens willing to establish farms in the American West, was that the plots were too small to sustain a farm.  Plots in the Great Plains were best left half unplanted each growing season to conserve water. The Great Plains region received twenty or fewer inches of rain per year and was considered semiarid. With farms consisting of a mere 160 acres, however, this practice would not have produced sufficient harvests. Moreover, raising cattle was impossible because the tiny homesteads would quickly become overgrazed. According to geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell, sustainable homesteads on the Great Plains actually needed to be a staggering 2,560 acres.
0930. Which choice most effectively combines the underlined sentences?
Receiving twenty or fewer inches of rain per year, land in the Great Plains was best left half unplanted each growing season; the reason for this was to conserve water in this semiarid region.
To conserve water, land in the semiarid Great Plains region was best left half unplanted each growing season; consequently, this region received twenty or fewer inches of rain per year.
Land in the Great Plains region, being semiarid, was best left half unplanted each growing season to conserve water, and it received twenty or fewer inches of rain per year.
Land in the semiarid Great Plains region received twenty or fewer inches of rain per year, so plots there were best left half unplanted each growing season to conserve water.