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Unformatted text preview: at the technological inadequacies of earlier efforts (poor synchronization, weak sound amplification, fragile sound recordings) would invariably occur again. To be sure, their evaluation of the technical flaws in 1920 s sound experiments was not so far off the mark, yet they neglected to take into account important new forces in the motion picture field that, in a sense, would not take no for an answer.
8. 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. ○It was difficult for some critics in the 1920s to imagine why the idea of sound film had faded from sight well before the First World War. ○As surprising as it seems today, some critics in the 1920s believed that the new attempts at sound films would fade just as quickly as the attempts made before the First World War. ○Though some early critics thought that sound film would fade, its popularity during the First World War proved 356
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that it was not simply a technical novelty. ○Although some critics predicted well before the First World War that sound film would be an important technical innovation, it was not attempted until the 1920s.
9. The word neglected in the passage is closest in meaning to ○failed
10. According to paragraph 4, which of the following is true about the technical problems of early sound films? ○Linking images with recorded sound was a larger obstacle than weak sound amplification or fragile sound recordings ○Sound films in the 1920s were unable to solve the technical flaws found in sound films before the First World War. ○Technical inadequacies occurred less frequently in early sound films than critics suggested
○Critics assumed that it would be impossible to overcome the technical difficulties experienced with earlier sound films.
Paragraph 5 在 These forces were the rapidly expanding electronics and telecommunications companies that were developing and linking telephone and wireless technologies in the 1920s. In the United States, they included such firms as American Telephone and Telegraph. General Electric, and Westinghouse They were interested in all forms of sound technology and all potential avenues for commercial exploitation. 11. In paragraph 5, commercial radio programming is best described as the result of ○a financially successful development that enabled large telecommunications firms to weaken their competition.
○the desire of electronics and telecommunications companies to make sound technology profitable.
○a major development in the broadcasting industry that occurred before the 1920s.
○the cooperation between telecommunications companies and the motion picture industry
Paragraph 6 在 Their competition and collaboration were creating the broadcasting industry in the United States, beginning with the introduction of commercial radio pro...
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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