1. With what topic is the passage primarily concerned ?
(A) the life and music of Tchaikovsky
(B) development of Tchaikovsky’s music for ballets
(C) Tchaikovsky’s relationship with Madame Von Meck
(D) the cause of Tchaikovsky’s death
2. Tchaikovsky’s father was most probably
(A) a musician
(B) a supervisor
(C) a composer
(D) a soldier
3. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “productivity” in line 5?
4. In line 6, the phrase “enjoyed the patronage of” probably means
(A) liked the company of
(B) was mentally attached to
(C) solicited the advice of
(D) was financially dependent upon
5. Which of the following could best replace the word “terminated” in line 8?
6. According to the passage, all of the following describe Madame von Meck EXCEPT:
(A) She had economic troubles.
(B) She was generous.
(C) She was never introduced to Tchaikovsky.
(D) She enjoyed Tchaikovsky’s music.
7. Where in the passage does the author mention Tchaikovsky’s influence on dance?
(A) May 7 . . . St. Petersburg Conservatory.
(B) Madam von Meck later terminated . . . finacial difficulties.
(C) It was during . . . The sleeping Beauty.
(D) Tchaikovsky’s music . . . Committed suicide.
8. According to the passage, for what is Tchaikovsky’s music most well known?
(A) its repetitive and monotonous tones
(B) the ballet-like quality of the music
(C) the richness and melodic drama of the music
(D) its lively, capricious melodies
9. According to the passage, “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty” are
10. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
(A) Tchaikovsky’s influence on ballet music
(B) Tchaikovsky’s unhappiness leading to suicide
(C) the patronage of Madame von Meck
(D) Tchaikovsky’s productivity in composing
11. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “behind” as used in line 16?
(B) in back of
(C) going beyond
12. In line 17, the word “ostensibly” could be best replaced by
1. B 2. A 3. B 4. B 5.C 6. A 7. A 8. D 9. C 10. A 11. B 12. D