Listen to part of a lecture in a literature class.
- What is the main purpose of the lecture?
- A. To point out similarities in Emerson’s essays and poems.
- B. To prepare the students to read an essay by Emerson.
- C. To compare Emerson’s concept of universal truth to that of other authors.
- D. To show the influence of early United States society on Emerson’s writing.
- On what basis did Emerson criticize the people of his time?
- A. They refused to recognize universal truths.
- B. They did not recognize the genius of certain authors.
- C. Their convictions were not well-defined.
- D. They were too interested in conformity.
- What does Emerson say about the past?
- A. It should guide a person’s present actions.
- B. It must be examined closely.
- C. It is less important than the future.
- D. It lacks both clarity and universal truth.
- What point does the professor make when he mentions a ship’s path?
- A. It is easy for people to lose sight of their true path.
- B. Most people are not capable of deciding which path is best for them.
- C. The path a person takes can only be seen clearly after the destination has been reached.
- D. A person should establish a goal before deciding which path to take.
- What does the professor imply about himself when he recounts some life experiences he had before becoming a literature professor?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. He did not consider the consequences of his decisions.
- B. He did not plan to become a literature professor.
- C. He has always tried to act consistently.
- D. He has trusted in himself and his decisions.
- Why does the professor say this？🎧
- A. To suggest that United States citizens have not changed much over time.
- B. To encourage the class to find more information about this time period.
- C. To explain why Emerson’s essay has lost some relevance.
- D. To provide background for the concept he is explaining.
B D C C BD D