When hunching myself answering a reading comprehension task, I was particularly unsettled with one question, which I will show you right now:
This is an excerpt from Susan Orlean's "Life is Swell" - 1998 in Women Outside
... On our way to the video store, the girls told me they admired my rental car and said that they thought rental cars totally ripped and that they each wanted to get one. My car, which until then I had sort of hated, suddenly took on a glow...
In the highlighted portion of the passage, the phrase "they thought rental cars totally ripped" suggests the girls:
A. Assumed rental cars broke easily
B. Considered rental cars were appealing
C. Were surprised that rental cars were new
D. Determined rental cars were ugly
Now, it is obvious that D is easily eliminated, and that left us with A,B,C. The official answer is B. Nevertheless, I thought that A and C were also very sound too. This is because we can infer that the girls' presumption or prejudice of rental cars was that they would be all ripped, in the other word, in bad condition. As a result, I want to have someone clarify this situation for me. Am I wrong because it is a literal question instead of an inference question? Thanks for any help!