Can You Really Pass This Mini GMAT Reading Comprehension Test?

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Welcome to GMAT Reading Comprehension test. There are 6 questions associated with this passage. Read the passage completely, then answer each question. This quiz has been designed to test your comprehension of the written passage. Take your time. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    According to the information in the passage, if the second Bodie Island Lighthouse had not been destroyed in the Civil War, would the structure still be standing today?
    • A. 

      Yes. The second Bodie Island Lighthouse addressed the foundation problems experienced by the first lighthouse.

    • B. 

      No. The foundation of the second Bodie Island Lighthouse is currently underwater, which would have destroyed the structure.

    • C. 

      Yes. The second Bodie Island Lighthouse was larger and had a much better design than the first structure.

    • D. 

      No. The second Bodie Island Lighthouse was hastily constructed and used a poor design.

    • E. 

      No. The second Bodie Island Lighthouse had the same foundation problems as the first one did.

  • 2. 
    According to the passage, why was the second Bodie Island Lighthouse destroyed?
    • A. 

      The second Bodie Island Lighthouse was built on the foundations of the first Lighthouse and suffered the same structural problems.

    • B. 

      It was burned during the Civil War.

    • C. 

      The Confederate soldiers destroyed the lighthouse to prevent it from being used by the North.

    • D. 

      The second Bodie Island Lighthouse was replaced by a more modern facility.

    • E. 

      The second Bodie Island Lighthouse was destroyed in a hurricane.

  • 3. 
    When describing the first Bodie Island Lighthouse, what is meant by the statement that the Lighthouse was nearly a foot out of plumb?
    • A. 

      The lighthouse foundation settled unevenly and caused the Lighthouse to lean dangerously to one side.

    • B. 

      The lighthouse had no plumbing.

    • C. 

      The lighthouse had settled nearly a foot in three years.

    • D. 

      The lighthouse was not built according to the plans.

    • E. 

      The lighthouse was built out of inferior materials, which caused structural problems.

  • 4. 
    Why did the Confederate soldiers abandon the forts at Ocracoke and Oregon Inlets?
    • A. 

      The forts were vulnerable to amphibious attacks.

    • B. 

      The forts had no strategic value to the Confederates.

    • C. 

      Because nearby Forts Hatteras and Clark had fallen to the Union.

    • D. 

      The forts were hard to defend.

    • E. 

      The forts were not very sturdy.

  • 5. 
    Given the foundation problems, what primary danger would the first Bodie Island Lighthouse pose?
    • A. 

      The Lighthouse would fall over.

    • B. 

      The Lighthouse was structurally unsound.

    • C. 

      It would become too dangerous to have someone climb the stairs of the Lighthouse.

    • D. 

      The Lighthouse would not be able to guide ships accurately.

    • E. 

      Eventually, the Lighthouse would sink below the water level and become unusable.