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(A) at a paint store

Listening Comprehension Section (B) at a quarry
Part A CD 3, Track 4 (C) at a cemetery
1. (A) drive through the forest (D) at a museum
(B) sleep late on the weekend 20. (A) sports reporter
(C) camp out and then hike (B) weather reporter
(D) put her tent in the car (C) commercial spokeswoman
2. (A) He manufactures cars. (D) salesperson
(B) He runs an airport. 21. (A) Dr. Forrest is very good.
(C) He minds his own business. (B) The infirmary has recommended Dr. Forrest.
(D) He drives a cab. (C) He should stay in the school infirmary.
3. (A) grumpy (D) The infirmary may have advice.
(B) peaceful 22. (A) helpful
(C) joyful (B) delighted
(D) anxious (C) encouraging
4. (A) He is not good at math. (D) sarcastic
(B) He is surprised. 23. (A) She's been sick.
(C) He is done with school. (B) She'll make up an excuse.
(D) He studies ahead of time. (C) She works as a nurse.
5. (A) a dark bedspread (D) Absences do not matter.
(B) lots of lights 24. (A) He doesn't know why he was asked.
(C) a sunny home (B) He wonders if they mind his company.
(D) windows with curtains (C) He wants to go with them.
6. (A) 60 (B)16 (C) 9 (D) 1 (D) He's not sure if he wants to go.
7. (А) 4 (B)1 (C)19 (D) 9 25. (A) She likes the old restaurant better.
8. (A) He thinks it's too long. (B) She's only been there once.
(B) He likes it. (C) The new restaurant is better than the old one.
(C) He thinks it's too short. (D) She prefers Italian food.
(D) He doesn't like it. 26. (A) when they must leave
9. (A) She liked everything except the Capitol building. (B) when the train leaves
(B) She liked only the Capitol building (C) if it's the 7 or 10 o'clock train
(C) She liked the Capitol building most. (D) when the train arrives
(D) She didn't like Washington. 27. (A) She'd like to gamble with the man.
10. (A) Seattle (B) New York (C) Chicago (D) San Diego (B) She thinks the party will be canceled.
11. (A) keep touching the letter (C) She thinks the man likes Kelly.
(B) try to keep the letter (D) She thinks Kelly won't go with him.
(C) write her aunt daily 28. (A) that she was unemployed
(D) communicate with her aunt regularly (B) that she did a different job
12. (A) He made dinner. (C) that she was off today
(B) He made a mess. (D) that she worked closer to home
(C) He gave the woman a hand. 29. (A) that the college lower tuition next term
(D) He cooked very well. (B) that George loan the man that money
13. (A) She is happy it is canceled. (C) that the man sell glasses to earn some money
(B) She thinks the work is great. (D) that the man follow Georges example
(C) She doesn't want to go. 30. (A) He hopes the movie is as good as the book.
(D) She doesn't like the teacher. (B) He is reading a book instead.
14. (A) tell the woman more (C) He's not interested in the movie.
(B) find out when the woman is available (D) He has booked plans for the evening.
(C) mail the woman some information PART В CD 3, Track 5
(D) phone the woman when the apartments are available 31. (A) in an auditorium
15. (A) hern-lends (B) in a classroom
(B) the company (C) in a cafeteria
(C) a pot (D) in a dormitory
(D) food or drink 32. (A) They just met.
16. (A) She should get veal and chicken. (B) They are married.
(B) She is quite mixed up. (C) They are old friends.
(C) She should get chicken and vegetables. (D) They are co-workers.
(D) She shouldn't eat any meat. 33. (A) cleaning his room
17. (A) He should take the shortest one. (B) watching TV.
(B) There may be more than two quick ways to go. (C) moving in
(C) There are no fast routes. (D) studying
(D) At least they are close to campus. 34. (A) happy
18. (A) Tom was not changing his job. (B) distracted
(B) Tom was a physician in Boston. (C) angry
(C) Tom was suing his former employer. (D) emotional
(D) Sue had advised him to stay.
35. (A) She worked very hard. Structure and Written Expression
(B) She went on a vacation. Time 25 min.
(C) She played soccer. 1. — are low in cholesterol and often come from corn,
(D) She went to Nova Scotia. soybeans, or olives.
36. (A) It keeps him busy. (A) There are vegetable oils (B) Vegetable oils
(B) It is dull. (C) The oil in vegetables (D) While vegetable oils
(C) It is very quiet. 2. Wood that has been specially treated is —— regular wood.
(D) It makes him unhappy. (A) as water resistant much more than
37. (A) beautiful (B) water resistant much more than
(B) uncomfortable (C) more than water resistant
(C) noisy (D) much more water resistant than
(D) warm 3. By the process of evaporation, humans lose water — their skin.
38. (A) spend time with the man (A) through (B) but (C) of (D) at
(B) work 4. A large corporation is broken down into many
(C) go out of town departments, each of which has ——.
(D) watch a sporting event (A) responsibly unique
PART С CD 3, Track 6 (B) an unique responsibilities
39. (A) the Brown and Edwards book (C) uniquely responsibility
(B) material from before the midterm (D) a unique responsibility
(C) molecular biology 5. In 1875, while living in Paterson, N.J., —— his first plans
(D) legislative politics for the submarine.
40. (A) The midterm will be reviewed. (A) submitted inventor John Holland
(B) Questions will be taken. (B) inventor submitted John Holland
(C) Class will be dismissed. (C) inventor John Holland submitted
(D) The final will be distributed. (D) John Holland submitted inventor
41. (A) class participation 6. The Babylonians invented a system of written numbers, ——
(B) short written summaries the Mayan Indians of Central America.
(C) a long research project (A) so (B) and did (C) as did (D) so did
(D) legislative politics 7. The flamingo is similar to the heron, stork, and spoonbill,
42. (A) It counts more than 50 percent. but —— a longer neck and webbed feet.
(B) There is no makeup. (A) which has (B) has (C) have (D) having
(C) It covers the entire year. 8. In 1938, many people listening to the radio heard a report
(D) Legislative politics is not covered. —— had landed in New Jersey.
43. (A) condominiums for sale (A) how beings from Mars (B) being from Mars
(B) houses for rent (C) that being from Mars (D) that beings from Mars
(C) discounted hotel rooms 9. For professional athletes, constant practice is required ——
(D) undeveloped land in condition.
44. (A) recreational facilities (A) in order to stay (B) that a player stay
(B) low prices (C) for to stay (D) to be staying
(C) special security 10. — was the meeting place of the Continental Congress.
(D) great weather (A) In 1732, constructing Independence Hall
45. (A) $99,000 (B) Constructing Independence Hall in 1732
(B) $10,000 (C) Independence Hall was constructed in 1732
(C) $69,000 (D) Constructed in 1732, Independence Hall
(D) $299 a month 11. Even in the United States, Chinese food is often ——
46. (A) unpleasant with chopsticks.
(B) pleasant (A) eaten (B) ate (C) eating (D) being eaten
(C) cold 12. All the members of Congress wanted to know —— the president
(D) very hot planned on postponing the vote on health care reform.
47. (A) The Theories of Freud and Erikson (A) whether (B) will (C) what (D) would
(B) A Theory of Childhood Development 13. On summer weekends, there are —— cars on the roads
(C) Competing Theories of Childhood Development near the beach that walking often becomes the better choice.
(D) The Role of Heredity and Genetics (A) so much (B) so many (C) such a lot (D) too many
48. (A) as the founder of the psychoanalytic theory of child 14. —— residents of this district will be voting on whether
development they should become independent of the rest of the city.
(B) as the founder of modern psychology (A) In a few years, (B) Last years,
(C) as a leading American psychologist (C) For following year, (D) With the past year,
(D) as a behavioral psychologist 15. William Jennings Bryan was -—— rigid in his beliefs that
49. (A) sociology not even three losing presidential bids could change him.
(B) educational psychology (A) too (B) very (C) so (D) such
(C) biology Part B
(D) physiology 16. Lesser than half of the world's children receive cheap and
50. (A) the life of Sigmund Freud A B
(B) cognitive development in teens reliable vaccinations that prevent many major childhood
(C) effects of the internal environment on the external C D
environment diseases.
(D) details of maturational theory
17. Beethoven wrote and performance some of his greatest 35. A number of critics agree that Jack Nicholson,
works while almost totally deaf. who usually plays the calm, cool, and collect type, was a
18. Financial considerations play an important partly in the strange choice for the leading role in The Shining.
choice of a college. 36. The effects of the women's liberation movement has changed
19. All atomic particles are in motion, but not the lives of millions of women, and the
A B resulting arrangement of behavioral patterns has affected the
move at the same speed or distance. C D
C D lives of men and children, too.
20. Not many people realize that the Albany County Airport, 37. Like the Amish, Mennonites are religious and traditional,
construct in the 1930s, was the United States' first but not alike the mish, Mennonites are not widely known
municipal airport. by the public.
21. Time as measurement by the position of the sun is 38. Kleenex is a popular brand of tissue that are frequently
known as solar time. used for hygienic functions.
22. Although the tarantulas bite is painful, it is rarely harm to 39. Innovator Howard Johnson established the first nationally
humans. franchise chain of roadside restaurants.
23. There are many standards by which a new drug are tested 40. In 1986 Canada had a population of about 26 million,
before it receives government approval. almost twice that of the census taken 40 years early.
24. Ginseng, which is thought to have magical powers,
A Reading Comprehension (55 min)
is tradition Chinese cure that is also popular in the United States. Questions 1-11 refer to the following passage.
The education of deaf people has a long
25. For many years. Americans with southern accents history. In the past, some educators preferred
were considered to be less sophisticated other Americans. to teach sign language, a method ofcommu-
B C D Line nicating with one's hands, while others
26. American Indians did the first toboggans about five (5) emphasized trying to teach deaf people to
A speak.
thousand years ago in order to transport their belongings The first known teacher of the deaf was
B C D Pedro Ponce de Leon, a Benedictine monk,
over the snow. who tutored children of the nobility in the
27. Large doses of vitamins have been used successful to (10) 1570s. He had some success in teaching deaf
children to speak and write. A former pupil
treat some forms of mental illness, according to some of his indicated that Ponce de Leon used
mental health experts. both a manual alphabet and oral methods.
28. Naomi Uemura, a Japanese explorer traveled lonely to France was one of the leaders in education
A B (15) of the deaf. There, around 1600, Juan Bonet
the North Pole on foot and by dogsled. and Manuel Ramirez de Carrion worked
С D with a young child who had lost his hearing.
29. The more calories one eats, the lesser likely one is to lose Bonet later wrote and published the first
A B C D book on teaching the deaf. Bonet taught his
weight. (20) pupils a signed alphabet that is very close to
30. At five o'clock, the traffic on Madison Avenue the one used today in the United States. In
1775 in Paris, Abbe Charles Michel de
is congested that walking is faster than driving.
l'Eрeе founded a free school for deaf pupils
31. Philosophers have traditionally dealt with such issue as that taught sign language. Over the next
A B C D (25) several decades, this school's method of
the meaning of life and man's innate nature. teaching students sign language became
32. One essential duty of a national government is famous as the "French method."
A In America, the first school for deaf stu-
to maintenance firmly established national boundaries. dents was not founded until April 15, 1817,
B C D (30) probably because that was when an
33. A rainbow is created when rays of sunlight American city had a concentration of people
large enough to sustain a permanent institu-
are bent from atmospheric particles acting as prisms.
tion. Thomas Gallaudet founded this first
34. Wild animals are dangered not only by hunting but also school, the American Asylum for the
A B (15) Education of the Deaf and Dumb, located
by predators, pollution, and collectors of zoo specimens. in Hartford, Connecticut, and now called
C D the American School for the Deaf.
Gallaudet hired a deaf Frenchman, Laurent
Clerc, to teach at his school. Clerc created Line to ours, that orbit stars like our sun. Since
(40) the sign language system used in the school, (5) there are about 400 billion stars in our galaxy
and trained many of the first teachers in his alone, that means there are a huge number of
techniques. Hence Clerc was one of the most planets like ours that could sustain life. Planets
influential educators in early American deaf with advanced civilizations are likely to be
education. widely scattered throughout the universe. In
(45) In 1857, Edward Minor Gallaudet, a son (10) the past four decades, humans on Earth have
of Thomas Gallaudet, became principal of begun to search for these civilizations. This
the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and search is called SETI, the Search for Extra-
Dumb in Washington, D.C., which eventu- Terrestrial Intelligence, and it has been con-
ally became Gallaudet College, the only lib- ducted largely by searching for radio waves
(50) eral arts institution for the deaf. Edward (15) emitted from civilizations on other planets.
Gallaudet advocated a combination of oral In I960, Dr. Frank Drake made the first
and manual methods of deaf education. attempt at SETI, by conducting a radio
search using an 85-foot antenna of the
1. What is the main topic of this passage? National Radio Astronomy Observatory in
(A) the "French" method of educating deaf students (20) West Virginia. This search, called Project
(B) the oral method of deaf education Ozma, observed two stars about 12 light
(C) Gallaudet College years away. Since that time, more than 60
(D) the history of deaf education searches have been conducted by dozens of
2. Why is Pedro Ponce de Leon mentioned? astronomers in at least eight countries.
(A) He was the first known teacher of the deaf. (25) All searches, thus far, have faced many
(B) He advocated a combination of oral and manual methods. limitations: they used equipment that
(C) He taught a manual alphabet similar to the one used lacked sensitivity, they did not search fre-
today in the United States. quently, they covered little of the sky, or
(D) He was an influential educator at Gallaudet College. they could search for only a few types of sig-
3. The word tutored in line 9 is closest in meaning to which (30) nals or in a few directions. The searches did
of the following? turn up signals of unknown origin, but data
(A) taught (B) supported (C) led (D) encouraged collected in these searches were often pro-
4. According to the passage, what was the principle cessed long after the observation. In order to
achievement of Juan Bonet? be sure that a signal is from another civiliza-
(A) He taught sign language at a free school. (35) tion, it has to be independently verified and
(B) He was the first to combine oral and manual methods. shown to originate from a point beyond the
(C) He wrote the first book on educating the deaf. solar system. Later searches for the
(D) He opened the first American school for the deaf. unknown signals turned up nothing.
5. "This school's method" in line 25 refers to which school? Project Phoenix, the latest SETI effort,
(A) Ponce de Leon's school (40) consists of orders of magnitude more com-
(B) Charles Michel de 1'Epee's school prehensive than any of those previous experiments,
(C) Gallaudet College and uses the world's largest antennas.
(D) Laurent Clerc's school It will scrutinize the regions around 1,000
6. In lines 32-33, the word institution refers to nearby Sun-like stars, and immediately test
(A) a large group of people (B) a method of teaching (45) candidate signals to see if they are extraterrestrial
(C) a hospital (D) a school in origin. It is important that Project
5. Why does the author suggest that the first school for the Phoenix continue to operate, because radio
deaf was opened in 1817? interference from Earth sources is growing,
(A) because a president ordered it and may soon interfere with our ability to
(B) because they wanted to use the French method (50) detect possible extraterrestrial signals. In
(C) because there was a considerable population of deaf people order to overcome this growing interference,
(D) because Laurent Clerc was a great teacher ever-better antenna systems are being developed.
8. Influential in line 43 means
(A) convincing (B) positive 12. What does the passage mainly discuss?
(C) important (D) noticeable (A) the origin of life on other planets
9. What is the distinction of Gallaudet College? (B) efforts to search for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations
(A) It is the first school to use the French Method. (C) the life stories of scientists involved in SETI
(B) It used a combination of a manual alphabet and oral methods. (D) possible explanations for radio signals of unknown origin
(C) It is the only liberal arts college for deaf students. 13. What subject would most likely be the topic of the
(D) It is located in Washington D.C. paragraph following this passage?
10. Advocated in line 51 is closest in meaning to which of (A) a description of the most sophisticated radio antennas
the following? (B) a description of several other failed attempts to pick up
(A) predicted (B) donated (C) classified (D) promoted extraterrestrial radio signals
11. The tone of the passage can best be described as (C) what Dr. Frank Drake and other well-known scientists
(A) angry (B) informative (C) urgent (D) argumentative think of Project Ozma
(D) a description of the most recent efforts of project Phoenix
Questions 12-17 refer to the following passage. 14. Verified in line 35 is closest in meaning to
According to recent scientific theory, it is (A) discovered (B) checked
probable that life will develop on planets that (C) underlined (D) received
have a favorable environment—planets similar
15. It can be inferred from the passage that a major limitation (A) trying new businesses
of earlier searches for alien radio signals was (B) producing only a few cartoons
(A) the slowness of the verification process (C) not making much money
(D) meeting personal failure
(B) the lack of scientific interest in this topic
23. The word enduring in line 17 is closest in meaning to
(C) the limited number of signals that might be (A) difficult (B) suffering (C) famous (D) lasting
extraterrestrial 24. The word studio in line 22 is closest in meaning to
(D) the difficulty of obtaining government funding (A) laboratory (B) company (C) study (D) students
16. Which of the following would NOT distinguish Project 25. The word renowned in line 23 is closest in meaning to
Phoenix from previous SETI experiments? (A) possessed (B) talked about (C) useful (D) well known
(A) It uses the world's largest antennas. 26. It can be inferred from the passage that
(B) It immediately tests candidate signals. (A) Snow White was Disney's most successful film
(C) It can only search in a few directions. (B) Disney created cartoon movies and "noncartoon" movies
(C) the Tokyo theme park is in financial difficulty
(D) It is comprehensive.
(D) the California theme park is now closed
17. Scrutinize in line 43 is closest in meaning to 27. The word culminating in line 27 is closest in meaning to
(A) examine (B) process (C) orbit (D) establish (A) developing (B) ending (C) helping (D) advancing
28. The word concept in line 31 is closest in meaning to
Questions 18-29 refer to the following passage. (A) idea (B) location (C) birth (D) demand
Walt Disney was born in 1901 in Chicago, 29. In future years it is most likely that
but soon moved to a small farm near (A) the remaining theme parks will also close
Marceline, Missouri. From this rural and (B) Disney will produce only cartoons
Line rather humble beginning, he later became one (C) the Paris theme park will become successful
(D) the Disney name will stay well known
(5) of the most famous and beloved motion-picture
producers in history. Although he died in Questions 30—38 refer to the following passage.
1966, his name and artistic legacy continue to Most volcanoes are found along an imaginary
influence the lives of millions of people belt, called the Ring of Fire, that encircles
throughout the world. the Pacific Ocean. However, volcanic activity
(10) After several years of barely making ends Line takes place in many far-flung regions of the
meet as a cartoon artist operating from his Los (5) world, such as Hawaii, Iceland, Europe, and
Angeles garage, Disney had his first success in even the floor of the earth's oceans. The leading
theory as to why volcanic activity, as well as
1928, with his release of a Mickey Mouse
earthquakes, takes place when and where it
cartoon. Throughout the next decade, he contin- does is called the theory of "plate tectonics."
(15) ued to produce a number of cartoons, and (10) The theory holds that the outer shell of the
developed more of his highly profitable and earth is divided into many different rigid
enduring creations, such as Donald Duck and sections of rock, called plates. These plates are not
Pluto. In the late 1930s, he issued the first full- static; they are in continuous motion over a
length cartoon film. Snow White became an layer of partly melted rock. While their move-
(20) instant commercial and critical success. This (15) ment may appear insignificant, at only several
was only the first of many films, both animated inches per year, it is not. Indeed, the collisions
between the plates caused by this almost
and not, produced by Disney and his studio.
imperceptible movement can have catastrophic
But as renowned as the Disney name is for consequences. Volcanic activity and earth-
cartoons and movies, it is probably best known (20) quakes are concentrated near the boundaries of
(25) for a string of spectacular amusement and these giant, moving plates.
theme parks. Starting with California's The majority of volcanoes are formed at the
Disneyland in 1955 and culminating with the point where two plates collide. One of the
fantastically successful Disney World and plates is forced underneath the other. As the
EPCOT Center in Florida, Disney became a (25) plate sinks, the earth's heat and the friction of
(30) household name. In recent years, the theme the movement cause a portion of the sinking
plate to melt. This melted portion of plate is
park concept has become international, with called magma, and when it reaches the earth’s
openings in Tokyo and Paris. With the continuing surface it becomes a volcano. Volcanoes can
success of Disney, the creation of future theme (30) also be created when two plates begin to
parks are under discussion. diverge. Then, magma from below the earth's
crust moves up to fill the void between the two
18. Which of the following is the best title for the passage? plates. Large quantities of lava spill out from
(A) Walt Disney and His Legacy the void. Volcanoes of this type usually are
(B) The History of Disney World and Disneyland (35) found not on land, but on the ocean floor. In
(C) Walt Disney's Boyhood Years extreme instances this can lead to the formation
(D) Walt Disney and Animated Cartoons of gigantic, sunken mountain ranges like
19. The word humble in line 4 is closest in meaning to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that spans nearly
(A) simple (B) shy (C) boring (D) respectful the entire length of the Atlantic Ocean. The the-
20. What is the author's attitude toward the accomplishments of Walt (40) ory of plate tectonics also explains why some
Disney? volcanic activity takes place so far from any
(A) critical (B) approving (C) ambivalent (D) spiteful known plate boundaries. Basically, these
21. According to the passage, which of the following is true? volcanoes are the result of huge columns of
(A) Disney first achieved success after his death. magma, or plumes, that rise up and break
(B) Mickey Mouse was Disney's only cartoon creation. (45) through the surface of the earth.
(C) Snow White was the first full-length cartoon film.
(D) Disney's first concern was always profitability. 30. The most appropriate title for this passage is
22. In lines 10-11, barely making ends meet is closest in (A) Volcanic Activity in the Ring of Fire
meaning to (B) The Problems with Plate Tectonic Theory
(C) A Theory of Volcano Formation was not immediately apparent. In the early
(D) The Role of Magma in Plate Tectonics 1960s, playing with a different set of musi-
31. The Ring of Fire is (40) cians, he produced some excellent albums.
(A) the place where the highest concentration of volcanoes But the end was near. His last pure jazz
is found album is named, fittingly enough, In a Silent Way.
(B) an island in the Pacific Ocean After issuing this recording in 1969, Davis
(C) Hawaii turned his back on traditional jazz,
(D) The Mid-Atlantic Ocean (45) disappointingly opting for an electronic
32. The expression jar-flung in line 4 is closest in meaning to "fusion" sound that blurred the lines
(A) thrown out (B) unimportant (C) inaccessible (D) distant between jazz and rock. Yes, he continued
33. It can be inferred from the passage that the theory of plate to enjoy a lucrative recording career and public
tectonics is adulation. But for all those who learned to
(A) unable to explain European volcanoes (50) love jazz by listening to the plaintive sounds
(B) widely accepted of the Miles Davis of the 1950s, it was as if
(C) better suited to explaining volcanic activity than that he had already fallen silent.
of earthquakes
(D) used to predict the exact timing of earthquakes 39. The best title for this passage would be
34. It can be inferred from the passage that (A) Miles Davis: A Leading Jazz Musician
(A) plates are very unlikely to move a kilometer in a year (B) Jazz in the 1950s
(B) most earthquakes may be prevented (C) Playing Less is Playing More
(C) the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible from land (D) The Death of Miles Davis
(D) the plates will eventually stop moving 40. In line 7, the phrase show the way is closest in meaning to
35. The word static in line 13 is closest in meaning to (A) lead a band (B) bring publicity to
(A) rock (B) unmovable (C) well defined (D) observable (C) teach other musicians (D) compose music of high quality
36. In line 18, imperceptible is closest in meaning to 41. The word haunted in line 13 is closest in meaning to
(A) dangerous (B) invisible (C) furious (D) geographic (A) scared (B) vandalized (C) ignored (D) visited
37. Which of the following is true about volcanoes formed at the 42. The expression set him apart in line 24 is closest in meaning to
point at which two plates diverge? (A) distinguished him (B) made him unpopular
(A) The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is an example of this. (C) got him fired (D) made him angry
(B) Most volcanoes are formed in this way. 43. The word sparingly in line 27 is closest in meaning to
(C) Plate tectonic theory is not able to explain it. (A) fast (B) little (C) well (D) a lot
(D) They do not involve magma. 44. The author suggests that "Cool" jazz was a "counter-revolution"
38. Volcanic activity in southern Europe would likely be the result of (lines 30-31) because it
(A) the collision of two plates (B) a scientific miscalculation (A) improved the quality of jazz on the West Coast
(C) its location in the Ring of Fire (D) instability in the ocean floor (B) marked Davis's emergence as the premier trumpeter of
his generation
Questions 39-50 refer to the following passage. (C) represented a stylistic alternative to bebop jazz
The recent death of trumpeter Miles Davis (D) grew out of Davis's disagreements with Parker, Gillespie,
brought an end to one of the most celebrated and Monk
careers in the history of jazz. Few musicians 45. In lines 36-40, when discussing the Davis group of the early
Line have ever enjoyed such popularity for so long. 1960s, the author suggests that
(5) Much has been made of Davis's influence on (A) Davis's individual style of play became even more spare and
the historical development of jazz and his ability economical
to "show the way" to other musicians. Yet it must (B) Davis continued to produce music of high quality even though he was
be said that Miles reached the artistic high point of past his prime
his career in the 1950s. (C) musicians and audiences alike began treating Davis with increased
(10) Davis came to New York City from the respect
Midwest in the mid-1940s, while still a teenager. (D) Davis gave up electronic instruments and returned to playing traditional
Studying at the Juilliard School of Music by day, jazz
he haunted the city's jazz clubs by night, 46. The author suggests that the music Miles Davis played after In a Silent
receiving another education entirely. Bebop, Way
(15) the hot, frenetic new sound in jazz, was (A) ignored current musical trends (B) alienated most of his listeners
being played by such musical revolutionaries (C) revived bebop jazz (D) remained highly profitable
as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and 47. The word adulation in line 49 is closest in meaning to
Thelonious Monk, and Davis was sometimes (A) applause (B) popularity (C) admiration (D) familiarity
invited up on the bandstand to play with them. 48. In lines 51-52, by saying that "it was as if he had already fallen silent,"
(20) Though obviously talented, Davis had to struggle the author suggests that
to keep up with these musicians, and he worked (A) it would have been preferable if Davis had not played at all, rather than
tirelessly to perfect his technique. play "fusion" jazz
Even at this early stage, Davis's sound and (B) by 1970, Davis no longer had the ability to play in the plaintive style that
style on trumpet set him apart. Rather than had made him famous
(25) filling the air with a headlong rush of musical (C) people who loved traditional jazz stopped buying recordings after the use
notes, as other bebop musicians did, Davis of electronic instruments became popular
played sparingly. He seemed more interested (D) Davis lost most of his original following when he began to blur the lines
in the silences between the notes than in the between jazz and rock music
notes themselves. This "less-is-more" approach 49. The passage is primarily concerned with
(30) became the basis of "Cool" jazz, the counter- (A) describing the evolution of jazz from the 1940s onward
revolution Davis led that dominated West (B) explaining why Miles Davis continually played with new groups of musi-
Coast jazz in the 1950s. The Miles Davis cians
quintet set the standard for all other jazz combos (C) showing how the music of Miles Davis was heavily influenced by bebop
of the era, and produced a series of recordings jazz
(35) culminating in the classic Kind of Blue. (D) outlining the major events of Miles Davis's career
Although Kind of Blue represents the high- 50. The tone of the passage is mainly
water mark of Davis's career, his artistic decline (A) objective (B) tributary (C) inspiring (D) enraged