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Unformatted text preview: certain rites essential to their wellbeing and abandoned them, nevertheless, they retained as parts of their oral tradition the myths that had grown up around the rites and admired them for their artistic qualities rather than for their religious usefulness. 10在The word “penchant” in the passage is closest in meaning to ○Compromise
11在Why does the author mention “comedy ? ” ○To give an example of early types of theater
○To explain how theater helps a society respond to threats to its welfare
○To help explain why detachment is needed for the development of theater
○To show how theatrical performers become detached from other members of society.
12 在 Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information. ○A society’s rites were more likely to be retained in the oral tradition if its myths were admired for artistic qualities. ○The artistic quality of a myth was sometimes an essential reason for a society to abandon it from the oral tradition. ○Some early societies stopped using myths in their religious practices when rites ceased to be seen as useful for social wellbeing. ○Myths sometimes survived in a society’s tradition because of their artistic qualities even after they were no longer deemed religiously beneficial.
Paragraph 3:█Although origin in ritual has long been the most popular, it is by no means the only theory about how the theater came into being. █ Storytelling has been proposed as one alternative. █Under this theory, relating and listening to stories are seen as fundamental human pleasures. █ Thus, the recalling of an event (a hunt, battle, or other feat) is elaborated through the narrator’s pantomime and impersonation and eventually through each role being assumed by a different person.
13在Look at the four squares [█] that indicate where the following sentence could be added to the passage.
To enhance their listener’s enjoyment, storytellers continually make their stores more engaging and memorable.
Where would the sentence best fit? Click on a square to add the sentence to the passage.
14 在 Directions: An introductory sentence for a brief summary of the passage is provided below. Complete the summary by selecting the THREE answer choices that express the most important ideas in the passage. Some sentences do not belong in the summary because they express ideas that are not presented in the passage or are minor ideas in the passage. This question is worth 2 points.
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Anthropologists have developed many theories to help understand why and how theater originated. ●
Answer choices ○The presence of theater in almost all societies is thought to have occurred because early story tellers traveled to different gr...
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