ACT Reading 2.3 Humanities Passage
ACT Reading 2.3 Humanities Passage. According to the passage, why was Schumann an exception to the other musicians of his time?
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We know choice (C) is wrong for sure because the passage barely mentions Mozart at all.
Brahms is mentioned, but only in that Shumann was totally star-struck when he met him.
No doubt about it, answer (C) is off the table. Choice (D) isn't looking so great either.
The passage doesn't say whether or not touring was expected of European musicians, while
it does say that Schumann accompanied his wife, Clara, on tour throughout Europe.
So, (D) is just plain wrong.
What about choice (A)?
Nope, we can get rid of this one too. The passage tells us that Schumann composed his
first little dances when he was seven or eight and was taking piano lessons at the time.
Wonder what kind of dances those were?
Choice (B) is mentioned in the first paragraph of the passage, making it the right answer.
According to the passage, Schumann wasn't exposed to music at a young age like a bunch
of other famous composers.
Wow, and we thought 7 was a pretty impressive age to start one's musical career...