Test: SAT Critical Reading

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.


There was a(n) __________ of laborers in late-nineteenth-century urban America; to combat falling wages, the government had to __________ a series of new policies.

division . . . patronage

debacle . . . scrutinize

incoherence . . . debunk

scarcity . . . beautify

overabundance . . . embrace

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