ACT Reading 2.2 Humanities Passage
ACT Reading 2.2 Humanities Passage. Based on information from the passage, how did Schumann meet his wife?
|ACT Reading||Humanities Passage|
Identify and Interpret Details
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
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|Reading||Identify and Interpret Details|
Dates stand out from all the words in the passage, so it's easy to go straight to
them without having to do a lot of rereading.
And you thought you'd never be happy to see numbers...
Using our patented date-zoom method, we can swiftly eliminate choice (B).
The passage clearly tells us that the big event for little Schumann was seeing a performance
by the amazing pianist Ignatz Moscheles.
Now it's time to apply our date-zoom method to choice (A).
This takes us to line 61, which tells us that 1844 was the year that Schumann and his pianist
wife, Clara, kicked off a big European tour. It'd be pretty weird if they hadn't met before this.
Really weird. We're sure we can take (A) out of the running.
So now we're down to choices (C) or (D).
If we skim back from line 61, we see that line 54 tells us that Clara Wieck <<veek>>
was the daughter of Schumann's piano teacher, who he would one day make his wife.
This proves (C) is the right answer, knocking (D) out of the running.
That's a good two-for-one deal: piano lessons and a wife.