Friday, March 14, 2008

Gravitas -- except in the movie version of Camelot and singing MacArthur Park

The SAT Question of the Day below is plainly aimed at the Harry Potter crowd, not those who saw the movie version of Camelot or remember the 1968 song MacArthur Park. *

A veteran of both stage and screen, Richard Harris brought a certain level of ------- to his roles, lending ------- to each character that he played.

a) candor . . . . uncertainty
b) insouciance . . . . experience
c) whimsy . . . . depth
d) gravitas . . . . dignity
e) animosity . . . . warmth

* Did you know that the famous line from MacArthur Park came from English poet W. H. Auden, who once said, "My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain."?

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