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Pope‘s life as a writer falls into three periods, answering fairly enough to the three reigns in which he worked. Under Queen Anne he was an original poet but made little money by
his verses. Under George I he was chiefly a translator, and made much money by satisfying the French-classical taste with versions of the ―Iliad‖ and ―Odyssey.‖ Under George I he also edited Shakespeare, but with little profit to himself for Shakespeare was but a Philistine in the eyes of the French-classical critics. But as the eighteenth century grew slowly to its work, signs of a deepening interest in the real issues of life distracted men‘s attention from the culture of the snuff-box and the fan. As Pope‘s genius ripened, the best part of the world in which he worked was pressing forward, as a mariner who will no longer hug the coast but crowds all sail to cross the storms of a wide unknown sea. Pope‘s poetry thus deepened with the course of time, and the third period of his life, which fell within the reign of George II, was that in which he produced the ―Essay on Man,‖ the ―Moral Essays,‖ and the ―Satires.‖ These deal wholly with aspects of human life and the great questions they raise, according throughout with the doctrine of the poet, and of the reasoning world about him in his latter day, that ―the proper study of mankind is Man.‖
Q1) According to the information in the passage, which of the following can be inferred
with reference to the first two periods of Pope‘s writings?
A. The public in general appreciated Pope‘s original works
B. Pope finally made money by copying other people‘s works
C. The critics did not think too highly of Shakespeare
D. Pope made money by translating Shakespeare‘s works
E. Pope decided to stop writing original poetry and began translating other people‘s works in order to make money



Q2) From the information in the passage, each of the following can be inferred about Pope EXCEPT:
A. He lived through several reigns
B. His most famous works primarily deal with different aspects of human life
C. He made the most money under the reign of George 1
D. The public was impressed with his original woks
E. In the initial periods of his life, he made more money translating other people‘s works than writing original poetry


Q3) In context of the passage, what do these lines imply - ‗as a mariner who will no
longer hug the coast but crowds all sail to cross the storms of a wide unknown sea’?
A. Pope stopped translating other people‘s works and began creating original works
B. The public started taking more interest in the real issues of life
C. Pope started writing about the various aspects of human life
D. Pope worked as a sailor on a ship which changed his outlook of the world and was responsible for his subsequent writings
E. Pope decided to venture away from the tried and tested style of writing and attempt new writing styles and subjects



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The passage discusses the three periods of Pope‘s life and how the nature of his work and the money he made from the same varied among the same

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Q1) According to the information in the passage, which of the following can be inferred with reference to the first two periods of Pope‘s writings?
A. The public in general appreciated Pope‘s original works
B. Pope finally made money by copying other people‘s works
C. The critics did not think too highly of Shakespeare
D. Pope made money by translating Shakespeare‘s works
E. Pope decided to stop writing original poetry and began translating other people‘s works in order to make money
The passage clearly states that Pope did not make much money by editing Shakespeare‘s works because the critics considered him, i.e. Shakespeare, a Philistine. Even if you do not know the meaning of ‗Philistine‘, you can easily infer that this cannot be a positive word. Hence the best answer is (C)
A – Opposite. Pope made little money when he wrote original poetry
B – Distortion. ‗Translating‘ is not the same as ‗copying‘
D – The passage actually states the opposite
E – Out of scope. The passage never clarifies why Pope made this decision

Q2) From the information in the passage, each of the following can be inferred about Pope EXCEPT:
A. He lived through several reigns
B. His most famous works primarily deal with different aspects of human life
C. He made the most money under the reign of George 1
D. The public was impressed with his original woks
E. In the initial periods of his life, he made more money translating other people‘s works than writing original poetry
The passage only states that Pope made more money under George 1 than he did under Queen Anne. This does not mean that he did not go on to make even more money in the 3rd phase of his life. Hence (C) cannot be inferred and is the correct answer.
A – This is definitely true from the passage
B – The last part of the passage states thisD – This is a trap answer. Just because the public was not impressed with his works under Queen Anne (and the passage never states this) does not mean that in general the public was not impressed with his original works. The latter part of the passage describes several such works with which the public was very impressed
E – This can be inferred from the passage

Q3) In context of the passage, what do these lines imply - ‘as a mariner who will no
longer hug the coast but crowds all sail to cross the storms of a wide unknown sea’?
A. Pope stopped translating other people‘s works and began creating original works
B. The public started taking more interest in the real issues of life
C. Pope started writing about the various aspects of human life
D. Pope worked as a sailor on a ship which changed his outlook of the world and was responsible for his subsequent writings
E. Pope decided to venture away from the tried and tested style of writing and attempt new writing styles and subjects
The quoted lines provide an analogy to Pope‘s actions at that time. To hug the coast means to stick to the safe zone and not take risks so this mariner is not sticking to the safe zone but rather he is crowding his sails and taking the unknown sea head on.
(E) follows best as the answer.
A – This is true but has no connection with the meaning of the quoted lines
B – Same as A
C – Same as A
D – Out of Scope. The passage mentions no such thing.

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How is C the correct answer

Q2) From the information in the passage, each of the following can be inferred about Pope EXCEPT:
A. He lived through several reigns
B. His most famous works primarily deal with different aspects of human life
C. He made the most money under the reign of George 1
D. The public was impressed with his original woks
E. In the initial periods of his life, he made more money translating other people‘s works than writing original poetry

C. He made the most money under the reign of George 1 ?? no proof
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E. In the initial periods of his life, he made more money translating other people‘s works than writing original poetry
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Under George I he was chiefly a translator, and made much money by satisfying the French-classical taste with versions of the ―Iliad‖ and ―Odyssey.‖
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