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Which best expresses the main point of the passage?
The passage implies that Hesse did not do well in school because
According to the passage, Hesse decided to become a writer because
In line 51, “dismayed” most nearly means
The passage supports which statement about Hesse?
Which word best describes the author’s tone when describing Hesse?