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41. According to text the statement "Necessity is the
mother of invention" refers to
A. The humble birth of the steelpan
B. The new birth of Tamboo Bamboo
C. The existence of Carnival
D. The dance of the free slaves
42. What does the writer say Anthony Williams was
most renowned for?
A. making bamboo joints
B. designer of the "fourths and fifths"
C. pan tuner
D. pan arranger
43. Using the bamboo stalks to produce percussion
instrument can BEST be described as
44. The word "Tamboo" which comes from the word
"tambour" meaning drum is of what origin?
45. The only musical invention of twentieth century refers
to what instrument
B. Tamboo Bamboo
46. What non oil / gas commodity did the oil refineries
A. oil drums
D. silver chrome
47. On the ping-pong Winston Spree Simon played
B. the complete eight-note scale
I lay in sorrow, in deep distress;
My grief a proud man heard;
His looks were cold, he gave me gold,
But not a kindly word
My sorrow passed -- I paid him back
The gold he gave to me;
D. four-note single drum
48. Who were the top class pan tuners of the 1950's?
A. Winston Spree Simon and Neville Jules
B. Ellie Mannette and Bertie Marshall
C. Rudolph Charles and Winston Spree Simon
D. Ellie Mannette and Neville Jules
49. The earliest incarnation of the tenor pan was called?
A. Double base
B. Ping pong
D. Fourths and fifths
50. Who was credited as innovator of the nine and twelve
A. Ellie Mannette
B. Anthony Williams
C. Winston Spree Simon
D. Rudolph Charles
51. What did Rudolph Charles do to improve the durabil-
ity and aesthetics of the steelpan?
A. coated the pans in silver chrome
B. used oil paint on the pans
C. painted the pans in gold
D. clear coated the pans
52. The term "social outcasts" as used in the text to de-
scribe panmen of the late 1950's / 1960's suggests
A. panmen were esteemed
B. panmen were living the life
C. panmen were ostracized
D. panmen were high achievers
53. What caused a shift in the steelbands' image that
saw alliances being formed between corporate
citizens and the steelband movement?
A. government intervention
B. social programmes
D. British involvement
54. Fast forward to present day, where does the writer
say steelband can be heard?
A. at Carnival celebrations
B. street parades
C. Concert halls worldwide
D. Neighboring islands
DIRECTION: Read the poem carefully before attempting
the questions. Each question has four possible answers,
select the most appropriate answer based on what is im-
plied or stated in the poem.
55. In (line 2) what is the poet suggesting when he says
"My grief a proud man heard"
A. he could not hide his grief
B. was in a public place
C. sought the attention of others
D. was intoxicated
56. What did the proud man offer the grief stricken poet
to ease his burden?
57. The words "then stood erect and said my thanks" as
expressed by the writer, is a demonstration of:
58. In (line 12) the writer says, "He watched me night
and day". What word BEST describes the actions of
the poor man?
A. Over worked
59. Which of the following statement is not true?
A. the proud man gave the poet hope
B. the poet repaid the proud man
C. the proud man gave the poet gold
D. the poor man gave according to the poets
60. What do you glean about the poor man that sets him
apart from the proud man?
A. The poor man understood the poet's plight
B. The poor man compared himself to the rich
C. The poor man sought recompense
D. The poor man gave gold
END OF ENGLISH TEST
areas of a society to some of the most prestigious concert
halls around the world. The Desperadoes, for instance, have
performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall,
the Apollo and Lincoln Theaters in New York, the United Na-
tions building, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Other bands like Renegades, All Stars, Phase Two, Exodus
have wooed audiences from London to Paris to Japan, mes-
merizing them with their renditions of some of the most
complex works of the classic composers such as Bach,
Beethoven, Mozart, Sibelius, Rossini, Borodin.
As the world gets ready to enter the new millennium, the
students of Spree, Mannette, Williams, Marshall, Charles
who with their genius and creativity gave this century per-
haps its sweetest gift, are preparing to take pan to higher
heights. No one knows what the final product will be, but
we know for sure that it will continue to make a joyful noise
unto the world of music.
Then stood erect and spoke my thanks
And blessed his charity.
I lay in want, and grief and pain;
A poor man passed my way,
He bound my head, he gave me bread,
He watched me night and day.
How shall I pay him back again
For all he did to me?
Oh, gold is great, but greater far
Is heavenly sympathy.
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