These questions refer to the same text from January 18.
8. The speaker’s attitude toward the jazz musicians is best described as one of
(A) idolatrous devotion
(C) feigned intimacy
(D) qualified enthusiasm
(E) reasoned objectivity
9. The speaker suggests that the jazz musicians to whom he refers accomplish
which of the following by means of their
(A) They hold a mirror to nature.
(B) They prove that music is superior to other art forms.
(C) They provide
an ironic view of the world.
(D) They create order from the disorder of life.
(E) They create music concerned more with
truth than beauty.
10. In the sentence beginning “There were times’’ (lines 58-63), the speaker employs
all of the
(A) concrete diction
(B) parallel syntax
11. In the passage, the drunk, the jazz musicians, and the singer all share which of
(A) An inability
to identify with others
(B) An intense application to a single activity
(C) A concern more with individuality than with
(D) An ambivalent feeling about their roles in life
(E) A desire for popular approval
12. The style of the passage as a whole is most accurately characterized as
(A) abstract and allusive
(C) informal and descriptive
(D) complex and pedantic
(E) symbolic and terse