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Preparing and Applying
for Independent School Admission and the SSAT
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Scoring instructions and explanations
Descriptions and exercises for each question type
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Chopin’s own playing was the counterpart of his personality. Every characteristic that could be distinguished in the man was apparent in the pianist --- the same precision; the horror of excess and all that is careless and uncontrolled; the same good manners and high tone of character, combined with poetic warmth and a romantic fervor of expression. No one had ever heard such polished playing, although others could make a more overwhelming impression by their rush and violence. It is a mistake, encouraged by sentimental legend, to believe that Chopin’s playing was limited by a delicacy which was equivalent to weakness. Even in the last stages of tuberculosis, he could rally and play with an energy that surprised the audience, who
I am not sure that I can draw an exact line between wit and humor, but I am positive that humor is the more comfortable and livable quality. Humorous persons, if their gift is genuine, are always agreeable companions and they sit through the evening best. They have pleasant mouths turned up at the corners. To those corners the great Master of marionettes has fixed the strings and holds them with nimble fingers that twitch them at the slightest jest. But the mouth of a merely witty person is hard and sour until the moment of its discharge. Nor is the flash from a witty person always comforting, whereas a humorous person radiates a general pleasure and is like another candle in the room.
37.According to the author, a humorous person is like
(A)an expensive gift
(B)a loaded gun
(C)an unusual puppet
(D)a comforting light
(E)a mechanical toy
38.The author uses the analogy of marionettes to illustrate that humorous people
(A)are never forgotten
(C)control their companions
(D)surprise their friends
(E)attract many friends
39.The author implies that witty people are likely to make remarks that are
40.Which of the following best expresses the author’s main point?
(A)It is more pleasant to be with humorous people than with witty people.
(B)Humor is more difficult to achieve than wit.
(C)Humorous people make friends easily.
(D)Humor and wit are genuine gifts.
(E)Witty people are not usually humorous, but humorous people are usually witty.