ACT Reading 2.5 Humanities Passage
ACT Reading 2.5 Humanities Passage. According to the passage, when did Schumann first display an interest in playing the piano?
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We remember the passage telling us that Frederick Wieck <<veek>>, Schumann's second piano teacher,
far outclassed his first old, pedantic one.
Even though Wieck was apparently better than the first guy, the first guy was...well...first.
Therefore (C) can go by the wayside.
Let's see what (B) has to offer.
Hm, well, the passage says that Schumann was 7 or 8 when he wrote his first songs, so unless
he was a crazy genius at his other subjects--which he wasn't...
We're sure he wasn't already in high school by then. (B) is wrong-O.
(D) is obviously incorrect as well, since the passage goes into lots of detail about
how Schuman got started.
This leaves us with (A), which totally works. Since he started composing his first tunes
when he was seven or eight, it definitely puts him in elementary school range.
Want to hear the song we composed when we were 7?
Yeah, so where's our induction into the Classical Music Hall of Fame?