The Newlyweds

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501 Critical Reading Questions 321. According to the passage, the main purpose of the “Delivery of the Newlyweds” was to a. sanction and bless the new couple. b. form a tunnel of love. c. marry couples who did not want a Church wedding. d. offer advice to the new couple. e. sing improvised songs to newlyweds. 322. Which of the titles provided below is most appropriate for this passage? a. Wedding Marches and New Year’s Waltzes of the Rio Grand b. The Fading Era of Colonial Music in New Mexico c. Cowboy Songs of the Past d. Between Deserts and Mountains New Mexico Sings a Unique Song e. The Extraordinary Popular and Ceremonial Music of the Rio Grand 323. The author’s attitude toward the music of colonial New Mexico can best be described…show more content…
b. c. d. e. really did make a deal with the devil. was determined to become a great guitarist, whatever the cost. wasn’t as talented as we have been led to believe. disappeared because he had a breakdown. owes his success to Son House and Willie Brown. 326. The word neologism in Passage 2, line 10 means a. b. c. d. c. a new word or use of a word. a grassroots musical form. a fictional character or fictitious setting. the origin or source of something. the evolution of a person, place, or thing. 327. In Passage 2, the sentence People all across America—black and white, young and old, listened to songs with lyrics that were intensely honest and personal, songs that told about any number of things that give us the blues: loneliness, betrayal, unrequited love, a run of bad luck, being out of work or away from home or broke or broken hearted (lines 43–47), the author is a. defining blues music. b. identifying the origin of the blues. c. describing the lyrics of a famous blues song. d. explaining why blues remakes were so popular. e. making a connection between the blues and the Civil Rights movement. 168 501 Critical Reading Questions 328. In the last paragraph of Passage 2 (lines 37–50), the…show more content…
By this time, Wolfgang was not only a virtuoso harpsichord player but he had also mastered the violin. The audience at Linz was stunned by the six-year-old, and word of his genius soon traveled to Vienna. In a much-anticipated concert, the children appeared at the Schönbrunn Palace on October 13, 1762. They utterly charmed the emperor and empress. Following this success, Leopold was inundated with invitations for the children to play, for a fee. Leopold seized the opportunity and booked as many concerts as possible at courts throughout Europe. After the children performed at the major court in a region, other nobles competed to have the “miracle children of Salzburg” play a private concert in their homes. A concert could last three hours, and the children played at least two 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. Wolfgang fell ill on tour, and when the family returned to Salzburg on January 5, 1763, Wolfgang spent his first week at home in bed with acute rheumatoid arthritis. In June, Leopold accepted an invitation for the children to play at Versailles, the lavish palace built by Loius XIV, king of France. Wolfgang did not see his home in Salzburg for another three years. When they

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