Упражнения уровня TOEFL по английскому языку. № 23.

Прочтите следующую статью о человеческом мозге. Выберите T (Истина) или F (Ложь) для предложений с 1 по 5.
Read the following article on the human brain. Choose T (True) or F (False) for sentences 1 to 5.

There is conflict over its abilities. On the one hand, and for many a normal day, a particular brain may exhibit precious little intelligence. Its owner may eat what has been set before him, walk to a bus stop, reach work, perform the same repetitive task, return home, eat again and sleep. An animal could do the same. On the other hand, there is the musician Hans von Bulow travelling by train from Hamburg to Berlin, reading Stanford's Irish Symphony, previously unknown to him, and then conducting it that evening without a score. Some musicians prefer reading a piece of music to hearing the work, claiming that the experience is without the blemishes of an actual performance.

Wolfgang Mozart confided that a whole new composition would suddenly arise in his mind. At convenient moments he would translate this entire fabric of rhythm, melody, harmony, counterpoint and tone into the written symbols of a score. For those who have trouble with a telephone number or with a name to fit a face, it is even problematical contemplating the gap between us and them, the normal and the genius.

The bizarre fact is that the brains of von Bulow and Mozart were inherited from a long line of hunter-gatherers. Why on earth, or even how on earth, did a brain system evolve that could remember symphonies when its palaeolithic requirements were assuredly less demanding?

According to the text:

(1) People do not have to use much intelligence in a normal day. T / F /
(2) Music is often performed imperfectly. T / F /
(3) Mozart imagined a piece of music in his mind before writing it. T / F /
(4) The author considers himself to be a genius. T / F /
(5) Everyone has the potential to be a genius. T / F /

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