You are to read the following reading passage carefully. For questions 1-8, choose the
answer (A, B, C, D or E) which fits best according to what you read. When answering the questions, you are allowed to
refer back to the interview. The questions are based on what is stated or
implied in the text. Finally check the correct answers.
The author implies that writers are...
sufficiently paid for their work. C.greedy. D.hucksters. E.profiting
against their will.
A possible title that best expresses the meaning
of the passage would be...
Man of Letters as a Man of Business. B.Literature
and the Arts. C.Progress
in Literature. D.Poets
and Writers. E.The
State of the Arts.
The author laments the fact that Tennyson,
Longfellow, and Emerson...
mystical poems. B.had
to sell their poetry. C.were
not appreciated in their time. D.were
prolific poets. E.wrote
The passage states that authors such as Tennyson "submitted
to the conditions which none can escape." What conditions is the author
of the passage referring to?
unappreciative audience. B.A
materialistic society. C.The
fact that writers had to sell their work to survive. D.Authors
wrote for an esoteric audience. E.Authors
wrote what the public wanted.
According to the author, Lord Byron...
payment for his work. B.combined
business with literature. C.did
not copyright his work. D.was
well known in the business community. E.founded
a school for aspiring writers.
The author of the passage implies that...
should subsidize artists and writers. B.writers
should rebel against the business system. C.more
writers should follow the example set by Lord Byron. D.writers
should not attempt to change society. E.writers
should only accept remuneration providing them with a basic standard of
The author of the passage proposes that writers
the best out of a bad situation. B.attempt
to induce society to change its values. C.withhold
their work until they gain recognition. D.adopt
the principles of commercialism. E.adopt
the value system of society.
By accepting payment for works of literature or
art, its creators are:
I. writing and painting solely for monetary gain
II. justifying the practice of art
III. exchanging their work for remuneration
and II only D.II
and III only E.I,
II, and III