English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 21-26

Passage 25 – Native American art often incorporates a language of abstract visual symbols. The artist gives a poetic message to the viewer, communicating the beauty of an idea, either by using religious symbols or a design from nature such as rain on leaves or sunshine on water. The idea communicated may even be purely whimsical, in which case the artist might start out with symbols developed from a bird’s tracks or a child’s toy.

The main idea of the passage is that Native American art
a. is purely poetic and dreamlike.
b. is usually abstract, although it can also be poetic and beautiful.
c. communicates the beauty of ideas through the use of symbols.
d. is sometimes purely whimsical.

Answer is on the last page.


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