I got only 3/7 right. need explanations for 1,2,4 &6.
For 3rd, why author mentions Duras' lack of success as a filmmaker in order to -
goes to the last para where it says "The novel is mostly dialogue punctuated by the sounds of a radio, boats, and crowds, like musical phrases defined by rests; all that we know and all that we need to know of Anne and Chauvin is what we hear them say. Ironically, this technique that makes Moderato Cantabile more successful than The Waves as a "musical novel" may account for---" . Hence he is mentioning Duras lack of success in order to show that Dialogue has a different effect that Visual, which makes it more successful.
For 7 - I just followed POE. A-C & E are all harsh & out of scope choices, only D made sense to me.
Hope this helps.
thanks for the explanations of 3 and 7
I am not good at explaining stuff but I will try.
1) 1.The author's primary concern is to
(A)provide a definition for the phrase "musical novel"
(B)compare the literary works of Virginia Woolf to those of Marguerite Duras
(C)show that the term "musical novel" does not have a clear, unambiguous meaning
(D)provide guidelines for interpreting musical novels
(E)evaluate the relative effectiveness of different literary techniques
A) The author of this passage is definitely not providing the reader with a definition. I guess this was pretty clear. The 1st para mentions that we cant classify diff novels under the same banner
B) Could be the answer, lets read others. But I highly doubt, because this is only a part of the primary concern (2nd and 3rd para, somewhat 4th) but the author is more concerned in describing the works of these writers than comparing them.
C) This options works better than B) simply because its mentioned in the 1st para "ut the notion that all such works are of the same genre is an oversimplification. The writers who have given us the most important "musical novels" have used musical techniques for very different purposes." -----> strong contender
D) Definitely not providing guidelines for interpreting musical novels, only describes 2 different novels and compares a few points between those novels.
E) To evaluate something, the author must point out the +ve's and -ve's of both the works, mention and all cover all the different works (not just 2) and provide a satisfactory conclusion to evalute it. SO no
So between B) and C), its clearly C
2.According to the author, The Waves is less successful than Moderato Cantabile in creating the experience of music for the reader because
(A)Woolf used musical devices primarily to evoke visual images
(B)sea waves make a rhythmic crashing sound as they break on the beach
(C)The Waves does not parallel a musical structure such as a sonata
(D)a conductor's baton is seen but not heard by audience members
(E)the title Moderato Cantabile has a musical significance
A) Clearly written in the 4th para : " and so they overlook what makes Moderato Cantabile a truly musical novel: It is actually "heard" by the reader."
option A) is opposite of this-----> hence I selected it
C) could be true but not strong enough, need more assumptions to make this the ans
E) same as C)
4) 4. Which of the following conclusions can be inferred about the musical structure of Moderato Cantabile?
(A)Chapter two of the novel is intended to represent the recapitulation.
(B)The symbolic re-enactment of the murder represents the modulation of the second theme.
(C)Anne corresponds to the tonic theme, and Chauvin corresponds to the dominant theme.
(D)Anne's return to her previous life corresponds to the end of a sonata.
(E)The murder in the first chapter echoes the "moderato" of the novel's title.
THis is tough, more confusing the 2nd time.
A) and E) are out ----------> atleast as per my reasoning, these two options are not mentioned anywhere in the 2nd para
D) tempting to chose, but its not mentioned anywhere that Anne's return corresponds to the end of a sonata. I felt we need to assume this to be true ( doubtful but a contender)
between B) and C) it was a tough choice but these two options are more strong than D) ------> atleast now I had a 50% chance of getting it right.
IN such cases, I usually go with the straight forward choice. IN this case C) is pretty straight forward (at least according to me). I am still not clear regarding the murder representing the modulation of the 2nd theme, so I eliminated it . IF someone can shed some more light on this, then it will be cool. Thanks in advance
can some one please explain Q5)? got it wrong the 2nd time
Why not B)
6. With which of the following statements would the author most likely agree?
(A)The musical form of the sonata is ideal for exploring the complexities of human feelings.
(B)Music is a more effective art form for expressing the duality of experience than literature.
(C)Unless a novel has a title and subject matter that suggest musical form, it cannot be "heard" by the reader.
(D)Novels with musical structures are interesting experiments but will not likely produce serious literature.
(E)Musical structures and techniques can be used to enhance the effectiveness of a literary work.
Pretty straight forward for me.
A) this is not mentioned anywhere, ------> the author calls it an interesting form for expressing human feelings,thats it.
B) Music is too broad a term, plus its not mentioned its effective.
C) "cannot be "heard" by the reader" ----> too -ve, not inferred by the author.
D) This too is not mentioned anywhere.
E) has to be E) by POE plus it makes logical sense too.
You have to dig deep and find out what it takes to reshuffle the cards life dealt you