SRCC GBO 2016

Instructions

Study the passages below and answer the questions that follow each Passage.
Passage I:

The composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s remarkable musical talent was apparent even before most children can sing a simple nursery rhyme. Wolfgang’s older sister Maria Anna (who the family called Nannerl) was learning the clavier, an early keyboard instrument, when her three-year-old brother took an interest in playing. As Nannerl later recalled, Wolfgang “often spent much time at the clavier picking out thirds , which he was always striking, and his pleasure showed that it sounded good.” Their father Leopold, an assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg Court, recognized his children’s unique gifts and soon devoted himself to their musical education.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756, Wolfgang had composed his first original work by age five. Leopold planned to take Nannerl and Wolfgang on tour to play before the European courts. Their first venture was to nearby Munich where the children played for Maximillian III Joseph, elector of Bavaria. Leopold soon set his sights on the capital of the Hapsburg Empire, Vienna. On their way to Vienna, the family stopped in Linz, where Wolfgang gave his first public concert. By this time, Wolfgang was not only a skilled harpsichord player, but he had also mastered the violin. The audience at Linz was amazed by the six-year-old, and word of his genius soon traveled to Vienna. In a much attended concert, the Mozart children appeared at the Schonbrunn Palace on October 13, 1762. They completely attracted the emperor and empress.

Following this success, Leopold received a lot of invitations for the children to play, for a fee. Leopold seized the opportunity and booked as many concerts as possible at courts throughout Europe. A concert could last three hours, and the children played at least two per a day. Today, Leopold might be considered the worst kind of stage parent, but at the time, it was not uncommon for prodigies to make extensive concert tours. Even so, it was an exhausting schedule for a child who was just past the age of needing an afternoon nap.

Question 1

According to the passage. Wolfgang became interested in music because

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Question 2

What was the consequence of Wolfgang’s first public appearance?

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Question 3

Each of the following statements about Wolfgang Mozart is directly supported by the passage except ________.

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Question 4

According to the Passage, during Wolfgang's early years child prodigies were

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Question 5

Based on the information found in the paasage,Mozart can be described as

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Instructions

Study the passages below and answer the questions that follow each Passage.
Passage II:

Saving energy means saving money. Homeowners and renters Know this basic fact, but they often don’t know what kinds of adjustments they can make in their homes and apartments that will result in savings. For those willing to spend some time and money, to reap long-term energy savings, an energy audit is the way to go. An energy auditor will come.into your home and assess its energy efficiency. The auditor will pinpoint areas of your home that use the most energy and offer solutions to lower your energy use and costs.Trained energy auditors know what to look for and can locate a variety of flaws that maybe resulting in energy inefficiency, including inadequate insulation, construction flaws, and uneven heat distribution. There are(quicker and less costly measures that can be taken as well. One way to save money is to replace incandescent lights with fluorescents. This can result in a savings of more than 50% on your monthly lighting costs. When it’s time to replace old appliances, it’s wise to spend a bit more for an energy-efficient model, and be sure that you are taking advantage of energy-saving settings already on your current refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, or dryer. Windows provide another opportunity to cut your energy costs. Caulk old windows that might be leaky to prevent drafts, and choose double - paned windows if you’re building an addition or replacing old windows. Most.areas-of your home or apartment offer opportunities to save energy and money. The results are significant and are well worth the effort.

Question 6

Which two main organizational schemes can be identified in this passage?

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Question 7

Which of the following ideas is NOT included in the passage?

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Question 8

Which of the following best expresses the main idea of this passage?

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Question 9

According to the following passage , Which of the following would an energy auditor Not do?

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Question 10

According to the passage, double panned windows

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