ACT Reading 2.6 Humanities Passage
ACT Reading 2.6 Humanities Passage. Which accomplishment does the passage cite as an expression of Schumann's happiness about his marriage?
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If we don't remember immediately, we might need to zoom through the passage again, keeping
an eye out for key words.
Choice (A) seems the easiest to eliminate, since the passage mentions "harmony" and
"tone" only when discussing how Schumann thought they were stupid things to learn about
when first taking lessons from Wieck <<veek>>.
The world is probably very lucky that Wieck put an end to that idea.
In any case, choice (A) was not a product of Schumann's marital bliss, so we can cross it off our list.
But how about answer (B)?
Sorry, no dice.
The tour of Europe with his wife was more about showing off her amazing piano skills
than anything else, so we can nix (B).
Choice (C) is the closest so far. The passage does mention that Schumann's "The Pilgrimage
of the Rose" was performed in the Hague, while he and Clara were having a sweet time in Holland.
However, we aren't specifically told that the piece was inspired by Schumann's marital
bliss, so we can eliminate answer (C). Process of elimination tells us that choice
(D) must be the right answer.
Well, process of elimination and the passage itself, which specifically says that Schumann's
symphony in B flat major expresses the joy he felt in his early years with Clara.
"Symphony in B flat major"? What a romantic title...