Act Reading Comprehension 2

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Act Reading Comprehension 2 - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    According to the article, the Lusitania is a?

    • A.

      Airplane

    • B.

      Torpedo Boat

    • C.

      Ship

    • D.

      Train

    Correct Answer
    C. Ship
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ship" because the article mentions the name "Lusitania" and ships are commonly referred to by their names. The article does not mention anything about the Lusitania being an airplane, torpedo boat, or train, so these options can be ruled out.

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  • 2. 

    In this statement from the article, “He was touted to be a middle-aged fireman in the engine room.” Touted means?

    • A.

      Publicized

    • B.

      Demeaned

    • C.

      Set-up

    • D.

      Sighted

    Correct Answer
    A. Publicized
    Explanation
    The word "touted" in this statement means that the person was promoted or advertised as a middle-aged fireman in the engine room. It suggests that there was a lot of attention or publicity given to this individual's role or position.

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  • 3. 

    This passage sheds doubt on

    • A.

      The fact that three ships sank.

    • B.

      The thought that America was at war with other countries.

    • C.

      Frank Towers causing the ships to sink

    • D.

      Urban folk tales are not always based on real people.

    Correct Answer
    D. Urban folk tales are not always based on real people.
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that urban folk tales may not always be based on real people. This implies that some urban legends or stories may have originated from fictional characters or events that were exaggerated or fabricated over time. The passage does not provide any evidence or information about ships sinking, America being at war, or Frank Towers causing the ships to sink, making these options less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Urban folk tales are not always based on real people.

    • A.

      “Frank Towers, a Man of Mystery”

    • B.

      “Surviving the Impossible”

    • C.

      “The Legend of Frank Towers Debunked”

    • D.

      “How to Survive Doomed Ships”

    Correct Answer
    C. “The Legend of Frank Towers Debunked”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Legend of Frank Towers Debunked" because the title suggests that the story of Frank Towers is not true or has been proven false. The word "debunked" implies that the urban folk tale about Frank Towers has been discredited or proven to be a myth. This aligns with the statement that urban folk tales are not always based on real people.

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  • 5. 

    Frank Towers is a...

    • A.

      Middle-aged fireman in the engine room

    • B.

      Ordinary, hardworking person

    • C.

      Captain of the Lusitania

    • D.

      Fictitious

    Correct Answer
    D. Fictitious
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Frank Towers is fictitious. This means that Frank Towers does not exist in reality and is a creation of someone's imagination. There is no evidence or information provided to suggest that Frank Towers is a real person or holds any specific occupation or role. Therefore, the answer implies that the character of Frank Towers is not based on any actual individual or situation.

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  • 6. 

    Which work best describes Frank Towers.

    • A.

      Generous

    • B.

      Friendly

    • C.

      Immortal

    • D.

      Devious

    Correct Answer
    C. Immortal
    Explanation
    C. As a fictitious man and part of urban myth, Frank Towers is best described as immortal.

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