A technical glitch led to incorrect questions being printed in Young Post on
November 1. The correct version is as follows. Sorry about that!
1 What event changed Michelle’s life when she was a baby?
2 A “prodigy” is someone …
A. who enjoys a certain activity.
B. who is very hard-working.
C. with is very talented at a particular skill.
D. is very productive.
3 Based on the information given in paragraph 3, decide if the following statements are True, False, or the information is Not Given. Blacken ONE circle only for each statement. (3 marks)
(i) Michelle Siu lived in mainland China when she was 10 years old.
(ii) Michelle’s father only wanted Michelle to play piano.
(iii) According to the school principal, it would be very difficult for blind people to completely master music because of their physical handicap.
4 What is the biggest difference between the way a blind person learns music, and the way someone with normal eyesight does? (2 marks)
5 Complete the summary of paragraph 5 by writing ONE word to fill in each blank. The word may or may not appear in the original text. You should make sure that your answers are grammatically correct. (3 marks)
The difficulty in making Braille sheet music is not only related to (i) ____________________________________ but to the fact that it is too (ii) ____________________________________ . A past paper in Braille costs 80 times (iii) ____________________________________ than that of an ordinary past paper.
6 What does Michelle want to do to help other blind people learn music?
7 Why did Michelle take her Grade 8 Theory exam twice?
8 In paragraph 8, what word is used meaning “singers”?
9 Cite a quotation from paragraph 9 to show that Michelle’s father very much enjoys listening to her sing.
10 What will Michelle do at the Concert in the Dark that is unusual for her?