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Death in Music

In addition to the visual images of death we derive from the arts, there are certain kinds of music we associate with life’s final moments and the rituals that follow: hymns played slowly on an organ; a somber march played in drawn-out cadences; a solo voice solemnly assuring the mourners that the deceased is at rest in a better land. The effects of the music vary, depressing some listeners, uplifting the spirits of others. Sometimes music seems to be an exact translation into external sound of the way we feel inwardly; and sometimes it seems to impose a mood of its own. The jazz funeral, still conducted in New Orleans, absolutely defies those in attendance to be consumed with sorrow. What it says is that the deceased is better off now, is free of life’s pain, worries, debts, tangled relations, and the pettiness and hypocrisy of others. The jazz funeral echoes Milton’s famous line from Samson Agonistes: “Nothing is here for tears.”

–from Janaro and Altshuler, The Art of Being Human, 6th edition, 2001, p. 585.

Before reading the selection, you know that it will discuss which of the following?

A. The death of music.

B. How death is expressed in music.

C. New Orleans jazz funerals.

D. Organ hymns.

2. To understand this passage, it would help to have prior knowledge of:

A. Jazz music.

B. All of the above.

C. Samson Agonistes

D. What a funeral is like.

3. The jazz funeral is an example of an event in which music does which of the following?

A. It seems to create a mood of its own.

B. It is somber, slow and expresses the theme of death.

C. Translates the way the mourners feel inside.

D. It matches the visual images of death we see in the arts.

4. When you preview this paragraph, you would scan all of the following EXCEPT:

A. The title.

B. The italicized words.

C. The last sentence.

D. The first sentence.

已更新項目:

原文裡的"The Art of Being Human"是斜體字

所以第四題不可能是B

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    1. Before reading the selection, you know that it will discuss which of the following?

    答案︰ B. How death is expressed in music.

    2. To understand this passage, it would help to have prior knowledge of:

    答案︰ D. What a funeral is like.

    3. The jazz funeral is an example of an event in which music does which of the following?

    答案︰ A. It seems to create a mood of its own.

    4. When you preview this paragraph, you would scan all of the following EXCEPT:

    答案︰ B. The italicized words.

    2006-02-09 13:30:16 補充

    原文裡的"The Art of Being Human"是斜體字

    所以第四題不可能是B

    The answer for number four is in fact B, as you missed the "EXCEPT" in the questions. I would assume this is a question given in either a GMAT or SAT preparation course. Hope this helps.

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