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Once upon a time a famous art museum searched the world over for the best paintings it could find. After a long search, the museum found a beautiful Old Master painting depicting youths and maidens frolicking in a wood. The directors were only too glad to pay millions for this painting because they were captivated by its beauty and elegance. How delightfully the maidens' hair and mouths were drawn, how perfectly the hands and arms of the youths, how lifelike the bare feet on the forest floor. But the curator of the museum was the happiest one of all, for he had now become guardian and protector of a famous work by a famous painter. "Every time I look at that painting," he would say, "I see new beauties and excellences. Just look at these leaves here, the sweep of the branches from this tree, capturing just the hint of a breeze and seeming to vibrate with the music from the dance of the youths and maidens in theclearing. My very soul resonates with the greatness of it all."Needless to say, this wonderful painting was the most popular exhibit at the museum,providing instruction and delight for thousands of visitors. Everyone, from the young child whocould barely walk to the old man who could barely walk, enjoyed its beauty frankly and openly orprofited from studying its color and arrangement. Children loved to see the happy figures kickingup their feet with joy; the young people marveled at the freshness and beauty of the figures;those of mature years stood astonished at the excellent technique that could present such aconvincing vision; the old remarked upon the feeling of cozy intimacy produced by the scene ofinnocent pleasure."This painting is almost too good to be true," remarked one visitor prophetically as he purchased a print of it.

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One day a horrible discovery was made: the painting was not a genuine Old Master after all. It was a forgery. It had not been painted by the famous artist whose name was on it, and infact it had been painted within the last ten years. The museum directors and the curator werehorrified and consumed with shame. Immediately the painting was jerked from the walls of the museum and ignominiously relegated to a basement storeroom. "We regret such an unfortunate imposition," the curator told the museum's patrons. "This painting is not art; it is a tawdry fake. This painting is a lie." At first the public was saddened to lose sight of such a popular painting, and a few mild protests were raised, but eventually concern for the painting was pushed aside by other more pressing concerns, and it was forgotten (as are all things no longer directly in front of us in this busy world) and life continued. Only the museum curator and an occasional junior staff member ever saw the painting now, hanging in the dim light of the basement well away from public view. All that was heard of it was the curator's occasional disparaging comment. "Every day I see new defects and ugliness in this fraudulent outrage," he would say. "Just look how false the sun on the leaves looks, how phony is the wisp of that girl's hair, how ugly the clouds there, and how awkward that boy's position in the dance. How we were ever taken in by this obvious cheat is beyond me." And  finally, shaking his head to show his regret, he concluded, "What we did was foolish and shameful."

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QUESTIONS

İngilizce , İngilizce Okuma Parçası1) According to the passage, before the painting is discovered to be a forgery, it is

I. viewed as a fraudulent outrage

II. considered to be highly valuable

III. perceived as a delight by the public

A. I only

B. I and II only

C. II and III only

D. I, II, and III

2) Based on its use in paragraph 4, it can be inferred that ignominiously belongs to which of the following word groups?

A. delightfully, merrily, blissfully

B. penitently, remorsefully, sorrowfully

C. ardently, fervently, enthusiastically

D. disgracefully, shamefully, humiliatingly

3) Which of the following statements best expresses the overall theme of the passage?

A. Knowledge can alter one’s perceptions.

B. Art is impossible to understand.

C. Experts should be the ultimate judges of value.

D. Public popularity is a poor measure of value.

4) It can be inferred that the author would most likely agree that

A. people should never pay millions of dollars for a painting

B. most people, including experts, do not know much about art

C. the person who sold the forgery to the museum should be imprisoned

D. the value of art is determined by people, not by the art itself

5) The museum curator can be described as all of the following except

A. passionate

B. ashamed

C. unwavering

D. inconsistent

6) As used in the final paragraph, which is the best antonym for disparaging?

A. unreliable

B. fortunate

C. neutral

D. complimentary

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CORRECT ANSWERS ( Doğru Yanıtlar )

1) C
2) D
3) A
4) D
5) C
6) D

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