How to identify detail questions: Basically, the question will use fancy language
to ask “What does the author say?”
Which of the following is mentioned in the passage?
Which of the following is stated by the author?
What does the author say about...?
How to tackle it: Learn the skill of paraphrasing. You’ll
have to refer to the passage and find the answer that says the same thing in different
words. These questions only ask for you to find information that is contained
within the passage. All you need to do is match what you read with an answer choice
of similar meaning.
Let’s try an example:
The avian wildlife of the Neru valley has attracted little scientific attention.
Possible “in other words” phrasings could be:
No one has studied the birds of the Neru valley.
Interest in studying birds of the Neru valley is low.
Cut through the wordiness of the passage and translate the details into simple
language. This will help you match the passage’s wording to an answer choice.