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  The passages below are followed by questions based on their content; questions following a pair of related passages may also be based on the relationship between the paired passages. Answer the questions on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passages and in any introductory material that may be provided.

  Questions 1-4 are based on the following passages.

  Passage 1

  Before silent film star Charlie Chaplin (1899-1977) came along, tramps and hoboes had long been a part of the Anglo-American cartoon and comic strip tradition. But Chaplin was to raise the tramp figure to heights of 5 poetic and mythic power. Chaplin’s famous Tramp is a human being down and out on his luck but full of passion for life and hope that things will get better. He is complex and many-sided, thereby touching most human beings at one or more points in our character and makeup. There is 10 a good deal in his nature that most of us identify with in our secret selves, apart from what we are in the public world we inhabit.

  Passage 2

  Chaplin was very forthcoming during a 1957 inter- view about how much the early comic strips “Weary Willie and Tired Tim” influenced his creation of his own Tramp character. “There’s been a lot said about how I evolved the little tramp character who made my name,” said Chaplin. “Deep, psychological stuff has been written about how I meant him to be a symbol of all the class war, of the love-hate concept, the death-wish, and what-all. But if you want the simple Chaplin truth behind the Chaplin legend, I started the little tramp simply to make people laugh and because those other tramps, Weary Willie and Tired Tim, had always made me laugh.”

  1. Given Chaplin’s statement in lines 22-25 (“I . . . laugh”), he would most likely view Passage 1’s portrayal of the “famous Tramp” (line 5) as

  (A) misleading readers about his creative intention

  (B) disregarding his effort to render social commentary through humor

  (C) implying that the Tramp was derived from a comic strip

  (D) asserting that the Tramp was the only character he portrayed

  (E) assuming that few could embrace his ideas

  2. Compared to the description of Chaplin’s Tramp in Passage 1, the account of the Tramp in Passage 2 is less

  (A) optimistic

  (B) ambiguous

  (C) sincere

  (D) complicated

  (E) humorous

  3. In comparison to Passage 2, the tone of Passage 1 is

  (A) more defensive

  (B) more laudatory

  (C) more sentimental

  (D) less analytical

  (E) less pretentious

  4. Which best describes the relationship between Passage 1 and Passage 2 ?

  (A) Passage 1 explains the profound effect of Chaplin’s Tramp on audiences; Passage 2 describes how Chaplin created the Tramp.

  (B) Passage 1 explores how Chaplin expanded the Tramp’s character; Passage 2 analyzes the Tramp’s impact on audiences.

  (C) Passage 1 examines the origin of the Tramp figure; Passage 2 traces the comedic evolu­tion of the Tramp.

  (D) Passage 1 illustrates how Chaplin gained fame as the Tramp; Passage 2 discusses Chaplin’s love of comic figures like the Tramp.

  (E) Passage 1 argues that Chaplin added depth to the Tramp; Passage 2 focuses on Chaplin’s purpose in developing the Tramp.

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