ACT Reading 2.1 Humanities Passage
ACT Reading 2.1 Humanities Passage. Which of the following statements about Schumann is not expressed in the passage?
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figure out which one the passage doesn't mention.
Now that we know the passage like the back of our hand...
We'll take a look at choice (A) to see if it's included in the passage.
Oh, sure, we remember this one from lines 13 through 15.
The passage specifically says that Schumann started composing between the ages of 7 or
8, when some of us were more concerned with building tree forts.
Choice (A) is off the list. (B) has to go as well, since the final three
paragraphs fill us in on Schumann's gradual descent into mental illness.
Unfortunately, answer (B) is all too true.
Choice (C) is a little trickier to eliminate.
The passage doesn't specifically say that Schumann was uninterested in subjects other than music.
In the second paragraph, though, it tells us "Robert was a good student in the primary
school, but in no way distinguished himself in his studies."
Afterwards, the passage makes a point of telling us how excited about life Schumann was once
he discovered the piano.
So, even though the passage doesn't say it directly, we can infer that choice (C)
is true... and can be eliminated.
This leaves us with only choice (D) to consider.
Looks like we've done our job correctly, because nowhere in the discussion is Schumann compared to Mozart.
Even though it is true that Mozart was a child prodigy as well, the passage doesn't mention
it, making (D) the correct answer.
Idea for a new reality show: child composers compete against each other... to the death.