TAILIEUCHUNG - READING COMPREHENSION TEST 17 Minutes — 20 Questions

Directions: There are two passages in this test. Each passage is followed by several questions. After reading a passage, choose the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. You may refer to the passages as often as necessary. | 3 3 READING COMPREHENSION TEST 17 Minutes 20 Questions Directions There are two passages in this test. Each passage is followed by several questions. After reading a passage choose the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. You may refer to the passages as often as necessary. Passage I There can be little doubt that women artists have been most prominent in photography and that they have made their greatest contribution in this field. One reason for this is not difficult to ascertain. As several 5 historians of photography have pointed out photography being a new medium outside the traditional academic framework was wide open to women and offered them opportunities that the older fields did not. It might be added that photography lends 10 itself more readily to being practiced part-time and at home. As a matter of fact there are many women photographers who have been able to combine being a wife and mother with being active and successful photographers sometimes using their kitchen as a 15 photographic darkroom. All these observations apply to the first woman to have achieved eminence in photography and that is Julia Margaret Cameron. Born in 1815 in Calcutta into an upper-middle-class family and married to 20 Charles Hay Cameron a distinguished jurist and member of the Supreme Court of India Julia Cameron was well known as a brilliant conversationalist and a woman of personality and intellect who was unconventional to the point of eccentricity. Although 25 the mother of six children she adopted several more and still found time to be active in social causes and literary activities. After the Camerons settled in England in 1848 at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight she became the center of an artistic and literary 30 circle that included such notable figures as the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and the painter George Frederick Watts. Pursuing numerous activities and taking care of her large family Mrs. Cameron might have

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