26. Vocabulary | (C)
Q. The word move in the passage is closest in meaning to
Why? touch can replace move in this context. -■See Clue 26(C)[lines 2-5]
• move v. to make someone experience strong emotions
• touch v. to affect someone’s emotions
27. Factual Information | (A)
Q. According to paragraph 1, which of the following is true about the history of acting?
Why? 1 2 See Clue 27(A)[lines 5-7]
Why Not? (BMD) Not mentioned
28. Reference | (C)
Q. The word both in the passage refers to
Why? Though both can trace the history of their professions back to the earliest playwrights and performers, stage and screen actors rely on very different techniques. 3See Clue 28(C)[lines 13-16] the same precision and excitement.
Why Not? (B), (D) Not mentioned
(C) Information that the audience for each performance is new is left out.
29. Factual Information | (B)
Q. According to paragraph 2, what should a play do in order to achieve success?
Why? ~See Clue 29(B)[lines 21-24] k Why Not? (A), (C), (D) Not mentioned
30. Vocabulary | (D)
Q. The word pronounced in the passage is closest in meaning to
Mi Why? obvious can replace pronounced in this context. See Clue 30(D)[lines 26-34]
• pronounced adj. strongly marked or noticeable
obvious adj. easily noticed or understood
31. Inference | (D)
Q. Based on the information in paragraph 3, it can be inferred that the amount of exaggeration a stage actor employs might vary depending on
Why? (D) can be inferred from the information in lines 26-32. ^See Clue 31(D)
Why Not? (AMC) Not supported
32. Sentence Simplification | (A)
Q. Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information.
Why? In addition, because the audience for each performance is a new, different set of people, // the ideal stage actor should be able to perform his or her part night after night as if it were the first time…
33. Vocabulary | (D)
Q. The word intimate in the passage is closest in meaning to
Why? personal can replace intimate in this context.
• intimate adj. associated to very private or personal areas
• personal adj. relating to private matters
34. Inference | (B)
Q. According to paragraph 5, what can be inferred about talented screen actors?
Why? (B) can be inferred from the information in lines 68-69. «-See Clue 34(B)
Why Not? (A), <C), (D) Not supported
35. Vocabulary | (B)
Q. The word meal in the passage is closest in meaning to
Why? be good can replace excel in this context. **-See Clue 35(B)[lines 89-93]
• excel v. to do something that is superior to or surpasses others
• be good be able to do something well
36. Inference | (B)
Q. From paragraph 4 and paragraph 6, what can be inferred to be the similarity between stage and screen actors?
Why? (B) can be inferred from the information in lines 84-87. **See Clue 36(B)
Why Not? (A) Incorrect «-See lines 89-931 (C) Not supported / (D) Incorrect **~See lines 47-49
37. Insert Text | [B]
Q. Look at the four squares [■] that indicate where the following sentence could be added to the passage.
Why? [A] The most fundamental element of any performance is the audience. [B] The onlookers are the ones for whom the story is told and therefore are the ones who determine how the story is told.
For instance, the audience of a play is made up of people who are physically present in the vicinity of the stage. [C]
► “The onlookers” in the given sentence refers to “the audience” and it is specified to “the audience of a play” in the following sentence beginning with For instance.
38. Schematic Table
Q. Directions: Complete the table by matching the phrases below.
Select the appropriate phrases from the answer choices and match them to the type of acting to which they relate. TWO of the answer choices will NOT be used. This question is worth 4 points.
|Correct Answer Choices||Clues in the passage|
|(B) Relies largely on actors’ voices to convey important details||Clue 38(B)[lines 41-43] actor should be able to transmit those normally visible features of a character through his or her voice|
|Stage Acting||(C) Requires that actors consistently recall their lines correctly||Clue 38(C)[lines 47-49] During a show, actors must deliver their lines correctly on the first attempt|
|(D) Reflects most closely the performance styles of long ago||Clue 38(D)[lines 9-7] For nearly all of this time, plays acted out live onstage were the dominant format.|
|(F) Demands that actors more explicitly display their characters’ emotions||Clue 38(F)[lines 32-34] Their physical gestures and facial expressions should be more pronounced than in real life.|
|(A) Attempts to capture lifelike moments||Clue 38(A)[lines 76-78] screen actors can more closely approximate the feelings and situations of real life through their performances|
|Screen Acting||<H) Offers actors the chance to redo scenes||Clue 38(H)[lines 81-84] screen actors enjoy the luxury of being able to perform a scene over and over again until they get it exactly right|
|(1) Relies on technology to transmit subtleties||Clue 38( 1 Klines 69-73] Small details in facial expression or tone of voice are captured by the camera and microphon|
Why Not? (E) Not mentioned / (G) Incorrect –See lines 65-67