ACT Reading 2.9 Humanities Passage
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ACT Reading 2.9 Humanities Passage. Which famous musician did Schumann meet in 1853?
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All of these fellas are mentioned in the passage, but what we have to figure out is which one
Schumann hung out with in 1853.
If we don't remember exactly, we can do a super quick scan for the date, because dates
stick out from all the words.
If we do remember, then... that's totally unnecessary, and we can swiftly eliminate
all these nonsense answers that are wasting our time.
(C) and (D) are the most suspect.
We remember the passage very clearly telling us that Schumann dug playing the music of
Mozart and Beethoven when he was younger, but it doesn't say anything about him having met these idols.
Both (C) and (D) have to go.
Could choice (B) be right?
Nope, besides having the best name ever, Ignatz Moscheles was also the guy who inspired Schumann
when he was a kid--which Schuman was not in 1853. Choice (B) has got it all wrong.
Answer (A) is the way to go.
The passage tells us that Schumann went through the roof when he met Brahms in 1853, so we
know (A) is the one.
"Through the roof." That must've hurt.