Few ACT Reading question types pose as many challenges as the Roman numeral type. Roman numeral questions are especially difficult because you’ll have to identify whether a reading passage contains the details asked in the questions. Since these questions are extremely difficult, it’s crucial that you find enough time for test prep. Take a look at the following tips for this question type and a sample problem below.
How to Tackle Roman Numeral Questions
Sample Roman Numeral Question
Keeping these three tips in mind, let’s check out a sample Roman numeral question:
Now, we have to figure out if I, II, and III are ways fertilization occurs according to the passage. Can parts of the same flower fertilize itself? In the fourth paragraph, there’s mention of “self-fertilization,” so it appears a flower can fertilize itself. Can parts of different flowers fertilize each other? Yes, they can, either with the help of the wind (paragraph 2) or with the help of insects (paragraphs 3 and 4). Since both I and II are ways fertilization can occur, we can eliminate both A and B as the correct answers. Now, can fertilization occur between parts of different species? Remember that the passage has to state this fact, and it doesn’t. It mentions insects going flower to flower, but it doesn’t say that the flowers are different species. That means the correct answer is C) I and II.