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Reading Comprehension Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The work of Max Weber, an early social theorist was __________ by a student who aided in collecting and organizing a plethora of data.
    • A. 

      Prevented

    • B. 

      Compromised

    • C. 

      Limited

    • D. 

      Facilitated

    • E. 

      Created

  • 2. 
    However __________ were Marvin Gaye's beginnings as a member of his father's church choir, he became a famous and __________ performer.
    • A. 

      Powerful.........................wealthy

    • B. 

      Popular........................unqualified

    • C. 

      Inspiring..................notorious

    • D. 

      Humble..................spiritual

    • E. 

      Modest......................esteemed

  • 3. 
    Sustained development is characterized by political ____________, with conservationists, oil companies, and public officials each advocating different solutions.
    • A. 

      Approval

    • B. 

      Shrewdness

    • C. 

      Distinction

    • D. 

      Discord

    • E. 

      Upheaval

  • 4. 
    Although destructive wildfires are often thought to be _________, they re sometimes actually ___________ allowing for the growth of new plant and animal species.
    • A. 

      Dangerous................peripheral

    • B. 

      Deleterious...........beneficial

    • C. 

      Despoiled.................advantageous

    • D. 

      Wretched.............exultant

    • E. 

      Ruinous..............archaic

  • 5. 
    A painter's ability to render a likeness is both _______________ and acquired; the artist blends natural abilities with worldly experience in the creation of his or her art.
    • A. 

      Anticipated

    • B. 

      Overt

    • C. 

      Aesthetic

    • D. 

      Ubiquitious

    • E. 

      Innate

  • 6. 
    Unlike its counterpart in Manhattan, Brooklyn's Broadway is ______________ by an elevated train track that blocks out the sun and casts a gloomy shadow over the street.
    • A. 

      Shrouded

    • B. 

      Substantiated

    • C. 

      Perpetuated

    • D. 

      Articulated

    • E. 

      Supplanted

  • 7. 
    The interviewer is known for _____________ his guests by asking them overly personal questions.
    • A. 

      Chronicling

    • B. 

      Disconcerting

    • C. 

      Upbraiding

    • D. 

      Mocking

    • E. 

      Distracting

  • 8. 
    Even though their parents were convinced that they were _______ children, the boys were often in trouble at school and on the playground for _________ behavior. 
    • A. 

      Reprehensible................pugnacious

    • B. 

      Innovative............compelling

    • C. 

      Exemplary.........fractious

    • D. 

      Prodigious............fastidious

    • E. 

      Listless.............indolent

  • 9. 
    Since 1970, national parts have had to double the number of signs warning visitors of possible hazards.  The new signs have a dual purpose in that they also protect the parks from unnecessary litigation.  In 1972, the National Parks Service in Yellowstone was forced to pay more than $87,000 to the victim of a bear attack.  This ruling prompted Yellowstone historian Lee Whittlesley to write, "Analogously I could ask, should New York's Central Part have signs every ten feet saying "Danger! Muggers!" just because a non-streetwise, non-New Yorkers might go walking there?"Question: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage above?
    • A. 

      Before the judge's ruling, Yellowstone contained no signs warning of bear attacks

    • B. 

      The only purpose of the new signs is to protect the National Parks Service from possible lawsuits

    • C. 

      The National Parks Service can be held responsible for the safety of its visitors

    • D. 

      The National Parks Service is more concerned with lawsuits that the well-being of endangered animals

    • E. 

      Visitors to New York's Central Park have the right to sue the city in the event of a mugging

  • 10. 
    Since 1970, national parts have had to double the number of signs warning visitors of possible hazards.  The new signs have a dual purpose in that they also protect the parks from unnecessary litigation.  In 1972, the National Parks Service in Yellowstone was forced to pay more than $87,000 to the victim of a bear attack.  This ruling prompted Yellowstone historian Lee Whittlesley to write, "Analogously I could ask, should New York's Central Part have signs every ten feet saying "Danger! Muggers!" just because a non-streetwise, non-New Yorkers might go walking there?"Question: The authors attitude toward the National Parks Service in this passage could be best described as
    • A. 

      Professional disinterest

    • B. 

      Detached curiosity

    • C. 

      Mild worry

    • D. 

      Bitter scorn

    • E. 

      Measured sympathy

  • 11. 
    Frank Kafka's stories are so abstruse and his literary style so unique that a word, "Kafkaeque", was coined to describe situations that are at one bizarre, illogical, and unfothomable.  Kafka's "The Metamorphosis", for example, has spawned hundreds f possible interpretations, ranging from Freudian psychoanalytical discussions of the characters' histories to the Marxist readings that focus on the alienation of the worker from society.  At least one literary critic specifically attributes Kafka's unique style to the stilted relationship between Kafka and his father, Hermann.Question: The authors attitude toward Kafka's literary achievements is best described as one of 
    • A. 

      Frustration and the inscrutableness of Kafka's work

    • B. 

      Recognition for the individuality of Kafka's work

    • C. 

      Indifference toward the range of possible interpretations of Kafka's work

    • D. 

      Unabashed appreciated for Kafka's contributions to literature

    • E. 

      Disappointments in the lack of meaning found in Kafka's fiction

  • 12. 
    Frank Kafka's stories are so abstruse and his literary style so unique that a word, "Kafkaeque", was coined to describe situations that are at one bizarre, illogical, and unfothomable.  Kafka's "The Metamorphosis", for example, has spawned hundreds f possible interpretations, ranging from Freudian psychoanalytical discussions of the characters' histories to the Marxist readings that focus on the alienation of the worker from society.  At least one literary critic specifically attributes Kafka's unique style to the stilted relationship between Kafka and his father, Hermann.Question: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
    • A. 

      The work of Franz Kafka, even though it is mostly inscrutable, will continue to mystify and delight readers

    • B. 

      An author's personal history may be relevant to an analysis of his writing

    • C. 

      Freudian psychoanalytical interpretations, along with Marxist readings, are particularly useful approaches to understanding Kafka's works.

    • D. 

      Franz Kafka's fiction is so abstruse and so resistant to interpretation that a new work "Kafkaesque", had to be coined to describe it.

    • E. 

      "The Metamorphosis" is Kafka's greatest literary achievement

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