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Unformatted text preview: are confined 45 to extending existing means. It has been said of Beethoven that he toppled the rules and freed music from the stifling confines of convention. But a close 4 F or the following question, consider each of the 9. The author implies that an innovative scientific choices separately and select all that apply contribution is one that (A) is cited with high frequency in the publications 7. The passage supplies information for answering which of other scientists of the following questions? (B) is accepted immediately by the scientific com- (A) Has unusual creative activity been character- munity ized as revolutionary? (C) does not relegate particulars to the role of data (B) Did Beethoven work within a musical tradition (D) presents the discovery of a new scientific fact that also included Handel and Bach? (E) introduces a new valid generalization (C) Who besides Monteverdi wrote music that the author would consider to embody new prin- 10. Which of the following statements would most ciples of organization and to be of high aes- logically concluded the last paragraph of the thetic value? passage? (A) Unlike Beethoven, however, even the greatest 8. The author regards the idea that all highly creative of modern composers, such as Stravinsky, did artistic activity transcends limits with not transcend existing musical forms. (A) deep skepticism (B) In similar fashion, existing musical forms were (B) strong indignation even further exploited by the next generation (C) marked indifference of great European composers. (D) moderate amusement (C) Thus, many of the great composers displayed (E) sharp derision the same combination of talents exhibited by Monteverdi. (D) By contrast, the view that creativity in the arts exploits but does not transcend limits is supported in the field of literature. (E) Actually, Beethoven‘s most original works were largely unappreciated at the time that they were first performed. 5 Great comic art is never otherwordly, it does not 11. Select the sentence in the passage that suggests that seek to mystify us, and it does not deny ambiguity b y great comic art can be characterized as optimistic about branding as evil whatever differs from good. Great the ability of humans to act rationally. Line comic artists assume that truth may bear all lights, 5 and thus they seek to accentuate contradictions in 12. It can be inferred from the passage that the social action, not gloss over or transcend them by author admires great comic artists primarily appeals to extrasocial symbols of divine ends, cosmic for their purpose, or laws of nature. The moment of (A) ability to understand the frequently subtle transcendence in great comic art is a social moment, 10 differences between good and evil born out of the conviction that we are human, even (B) ability to reconcile the contradictions in though we try to be gods. The comic community to human behavior which artists address themselves is a community of (C) ability to distinguish between ra...
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