Dental Reading Comprehension Test

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 130

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DIRECTIONS: Read each passage. Then read each question about the passage. You are to find the best answer to each question. Notice that certain questions refer to particular words in the passage. These words can be found in the lines which have a star (*) beside them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The writer believes that the greatest threat to trees comes from:
    • A. 

      Insects

    • B. 

      Forest fires

    • C. 

      Pesticides

    • D. 

      Lumberjacks

  • 2. 
    The words thrust and jostle refer to the action of the:
    • A. 

      Raccoons tearing the tree to pieces

    • B. 

      Sprouting young trees

    • C. 

      Woodsman and his ax

    • D. 

      Swarms of moths

  • 3. 
    The writer ends his description on a note of:
    • A. 

      Good will

    • B. 

      Fearlessness

    • C. 

      Awe

    • D. 

      Triumph

  • 4. 
    The main role of the tree, as described in this passage, is that of providing:
    • A. 

      Comfort

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Shelter

    • D. 

      Inspiration

  • 5. 
    The word transfigured describes the tree's trunk as:
    • A. 

      Glorified

    • B. 

      Changed in outward appearance

    • C. 

      Turned into stone

    • D. 

      Decomposed into dust

  • 6. 
    The writer's final conclusion is that trees are:
    • A. 

      Sacred

    • B. 

      Immortal

    • C. 

      Beautiful

    • D. 

      Proud

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following is the best title for this passage?
    • A. 

      "Trees and Their Enemies"

    • B. 

      "The History of a Tree"

    • C. 

      "The Tree is Living Yet"

    • D. 

      "Animals that Live in Trees"

  • 8. 
    Funeral masks were made of:
    • A. 

      Wax

    • B. 

      Silk

    • C. 

      Linen

    • D. 

      Paper

  • 9. 
    What color was worn by a mourning widow?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Purple

    • D. 

      White

  • 10. 
    The function of the actor who walked alone in the procession was to:
    • A. 

      Amuse the spectators

    • B. 

      Represent the dead man's ancestors

    • C. 

      Deliver the funeral orations

    • D. 

      Impersonate the deceased

  • 11. 
    How long would mourning garments be worn after the death of a four-year-old child?
    • A. 

      Four months

    • B. 

      Eight months

    • C. 

      Ten months

    • D. 

      Twelve months

  • 12. 
    In the funeral procession, the musicians walked directly behind the:
    • A. 

      Family

    • B. 

      Torchbearers

    • C. 

      Deceased

    • D. 

      Actors

  • 13. 
    In Rome, the nature of a person's funeral was an indication of his:
    • A. 

      Standing in the community

    • B. 

      Religious feelings

    • C. 

      Allegiance to Rome

    • D. 

      Love for his family

  • 14. 
    The funeral of an important Roman citizen could best be described as:
    • A. 

      Solemn

    • B. 

      Elaborate

    • C. 

      Religious

    • D. 

      Frightening

  • 15. 
    The editor was concerned because "the" appeared:
    • A. 

      In every headline

    • B. 

      At the beginning of each sentence

    • C. 

      Before every noun

    • D. 

      At the beginning of each story

  • 16. 
    The word disciples, as used in this passage, means:
    • A. 

      Readers

    • B. 

      Companions

    • C. 

      Assistants

    • D. 

      Missionaries

  • 17. 
    The writer refers to the editor as lucky because:
    • A. 

      Nobody can remember who he was

    • B. 

      He had many followers

    • C. 

      His mission was successfully accomplished

    • D. 

      His illness wasn't serious

  • 18. 
    The writer would describe the consequences of the editor's decision as:
    • A. 

      Dangerous

    • B. 

      Unfortunate

    • C. 

      Unfair

    • D. 

      Selfish

  • 19. 
    Which one of the following is the best title for this passage?
    • A. 

      "A History of "The" "

    • B. 

      "The Inverted Sentence"

    • C. 

      "The Editor and His Disciples"

    • D. 

      "How 'The' Got Lost"

  • 20. 
    The word debris, as used in this passage, refers to:
    • A. 

      Corpses

    • B. 

      Bombed-out buildings

    • C. 

      Enemy propaganda

    • D. 

      Shell fragments

  • 21. 
    Whitman is comforted in his grief for the dead by the belief that:
    • A. 

      Death is inevitable

    • B. 

      Each man died a hero

    • C. 

      The causes of the war were just

    • D. 

      Those who lived also suffered

  • 22. 
    The "certain civilian" represents:
    • A. 

      Parents of soldiers

    • B. 

      Piano players

    • C. 

      The enemy

    • D. 

      People in general

  • 23. 
    In his poem, Whitman refers to the piano because it:
    • A. 

      Can produce comforting music

    • B. 

      Is familiar to most people

    • C. 

      Is a stringed instrument

    • D. 

      Can produce both loud and soft music

  • 24. 
    Which one of the following words best describes Whitman's reply to the civilian?
    • A. 

      Sensitive

    • B. 

      Consoling

    • C. 

      Impolite

    • D. 

      Scornful

  • 25. 
    The ultimate tragedy refers to the notion that:
    • A. 

      An enemy is no less than a brotherly equal

    • B. 

      The death of an enemy will not end a war

    • C. 

      Soldiers are not responsible for wars

    • D. 

      War serves to drive men further apart

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