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Unformatted text preview: He refused to develop projection technology, reasoning that if he made and sold projectors, then exhibitors would purchase only one machinea projectorfrom him instead of several.
2. The author discusses phonograph parlors in paragraph 2 in order to ○Explain Edison's financial success
○Describe the model used to design Kinetoscope parlors
○Contrast their popularity to that of Kinetoscope parlors
○Illustrate how much more technologically advanced Kinetoscope parlors were
3. Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence from the passage?
Incorrect answer choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information. ○Edison was more interested in developing a variety of machines than in developing a technology based on only one. ○Edison refused to work on projection technology because he did not think exhibitors would replace their projectors with newer machines. ○Edison did not want to develop projection technology because it limited the number of machines he could sell. ○Edison would not develop projection technology unless exhibitors agreed to purchase more than one projector from him.
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Paragraph 3: Exhibitors, however, wanted to maximize their profits, which they could do more readily by projecting a handful of films to hundreds of customers at a time (rather than one at a time) and by charging 25 to 50 cents admission. About a year after the opening of the first Kinetoscope parlor in 1894, showmen such as Louis and Auguste Lumiere, Thomas Armat and Charles Francis Jenkins, and Orville and Woodville Latham (with the assistance of Edison's former assistant, William Dickson) perfected projection devices. These early projection devices were used in vaudeville theaters, legitimate theaters, local town halls, makeshift storefront theaters, fairgrounds, and amusement parks to show films to a mass audience.
4. The word readily in the passage is closest in meaning to ○Frequently
5. The word assistance in the passage is closest in meaning to ○Criticism
Paragraph 4: With the advent of projection in 18951896, motion pictures became the ultimate form of mass consumption. Previously, large audiences had viewed spectacles at the theater, where vaudeville, popular dramas, musical and minstrel shows, classical plays, lectures, and slideandlantern shows had been presented to several hundred spectators at a time. But the movies differed significantly from these other forms of entertainment, which depended on either live performance or (in the case of the slideandlantern shows) the active involvement of a master of ceremonies who assembled the final program.
6. According to paragraph 4, how did the early movies differ from previous spectacles that were presented to large audiences? ○They were a more expensive form of entertainment.
○They were viewed by larger audiences....
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2013 for the course LANGUAGE 13DL208 taught by Professor Wang during the Fall '13 term at East China Normal University.
- Fall '13