Mid-term Test, Listening, Spring 2009

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Mid-term test for the Spring 2009 Listening and Pronunciation Courses. 1. Read the question. 2. Listen to the appropriate audio file3. Answer the question. 4. Move to the next question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Personal Information: Shifu said:

    • A.

      Your commanding officer just asked you a question!

    • B.

      Your commanding captain just asked you a question!

    • C.

      Your commanding general just asked you a question!

    • D.

      Your officer just asked you a question!

    Correct Answer
    A. Your commanding officer just asked you a question!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Your commanding officer just asked you a question!" because in all the given statements, the phrase "just asked you a question" is the only consistent part. The rest of the statements vary in terms of the rank or position of the person asking the question. Therefore, the only common element is that someone asked a question, and the specific rank or position is not relevant to the answer.

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  • 2. 

    Personal Information: It is obvious Mulan doesn't like the name of Ling. Why?

    • A.

      Because it is a boy's name.

    • B.

      Because it is a girl's name.

    • C.

      Because she doesn't like the man named Ling.

    • D.

      Because Ling is a silly name.

    Correct Answer
    C. Because she doesn't like the man named Ling.
    Explanation
    The reason why Mulan doesn't like the name Ling is because she doesn't like the man named Ling. This suggests that she may have had a negative experience or perception of someone with that name, leading to her dislike.

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  • 3. 

    Personal Information: I didn't ask for his name. I asked for ___________.

    Correct Answer
    yours
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yours" because in the given context, the speaker is referring to the personal information of the person they are addressing. By saying "yours," they are indicating that they want the person to provide their own personal information, rather than asking for someone else's.

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  • 4. 

    Personal Information: Mushu likes the name "Ping", at least a little bit. But maybe he doesn't like Ping because he stole his _______________.

    Correct Answer
    girlfriend
    girl friend
    Explanation
    Mushu likes the name "Ping" because he stole his girlfriend.

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  • 5. 

    Chip and Catherine: After Catherine's conversation with Chip, he kind of ____________ her out!

    Correct Answer
    creeps
    creeped
    Explanation
    After Catherine's conversation with Chip, he kind of creeps her out. This means that Chip's behavior or actions made Catherine feel uncomfortable or scared. The use of the word "kind of" implies that it was not a strong or extreme reaction, but still enough to make her feel uneasy. "Creeped" is the past tense form of "creep," which can also be used in this context to describe how Chip made Catherine feel.

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  • 6. 

    Chip and Catherine: In the conversation, Chip was asking questions that were too _____________.

    Correct Answer
    personal
    private
    Explanation
    In the conversation between Chip and Catherine, Chip was asking questions that were too personal and private. This means that Chip was inquiring about sensitive or intimate topics that were not appropriate for discussion. He may have crossed boundaries by prying into personal matters that should have been kept confidential.

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  • 7. 

    Chip and Catherine: How did Catherine respond when Chip asked if she was having a good time?

    • A.

      Excitedly..."Yeah. I am. Great music. I love it."

    • B.

      Loudly..."Yeah. I am. Great music. I love it."

    • C.

      Angrily..."Yeah. I am. Great music. I love it."

    • D.

      Carefully..."Yeah. I am. Great music. I love it."

    Correct Answer
    D. Carefully..."Yeah. I am. Great music. I love it."
  • 8. 

    Chip and Catherine, " Look, I don't want to be ___________, but no! I don't think so."

    Correct Answer
    rude
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rude" because the sentence structure suggests that Chip and Catherine are about to express a negative opinion or disagreement. The phrase "I don't want to be" implies that they are hesitant to say something unpleasant, but the word "rude" completes the sentence and indicates that they will indeed express their disagreement.

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  • 9. 

    Chip and Catherine: Fiona, Catherine's friend, at first said Chip is very ____________.

    Correct Answer
    cute
    Explanation
    Fiona initially described Chip as "cute".

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  • 10. 

    Crazy Family Tree: The man who was singing was _______ when he got married.

    Correct Answer
    23
    twenty-three
    twentythree
    twenty three
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "23, twenty-three, twentythree, twenty three" because the question states that the man who was singing was _______ when he got married. The answer options provided are all variations of the number 23, which is the age at which the man got married.

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  • 11. 

    Crazy Family Tree: "I was married to a __________________ who was pretty as could be."

    Correct Answer
    widow
    Explanation
    The phrase "I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be" suggests that the speaker was previously married to a woman who had lost her husband and was now single. This information is important because it implies that the speaker's previous spouse had already been married and experienced the loss of her husband before they got married.

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  • 12. 

    Crazy Family Tree: His wife's grown up daughter became his _________-daughter, or his adopted daughter.

    Correct Answer
    step
    Explanation
    The term "step" is used to describe a child that is not biologically related to a person but is considered their child due to marriage or adoption. In this case, the wife's grown-up daughter becomes the man's stepdaughter, indicating that she is his adopted daughter or a daughter from a previous marriage.

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  • 13. 

    Crazy Family Tree: If the singing man's father married his adopted daughter, the singing man's father became his ...

    • A.

      Brother-in-law

    • B.

      Father-in-law

    • C.

      Son-in-law

    • D.

      Uncle

    Correct Answer
    C. Son-in-law
    Explanation
    If the singing man's father married his adopted daughter, it means that the singing man's father became the husband of his daughter. In other words, the singing man's father-in-law became his son-in-law.

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  • 14. 

    Crazy Family Tree: Because the singing man's adopted daughter married his father, the adopted daughter became his ____________-mother.

    Correct Answer
    step
    Explanation
    The term "step" is used to describe a relationship that is formed through marriage, rather than blood. In this scenario, the singing man's adopted daughter married his father, which means that she became his step-mother. This indicates that the relationship between the singing man and his adopted daughter changed from being purely adoptive to a step-parent and step-child relationship.

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  • 15. 

    Crazy Family Tree: The man's son 'became' many people to the man. The singing man's son was...

    • A.

      Son, step-daughter's brother, and uncle

    • B.

      Son, grandson, and grandpa

    • C.

      Son, brother, and uncle

    • D.

      Son, grandson, and father

    Correct Answer
    A. Son, step-daughter's brother, and uncle
    Explanation
    The man's son 'became' many people to the man because he had a step-daughter. The step-daughter's brother would be the man's son, and since the man had a step-daughter, the son would also be an uncle to her. Therefore, the correct answer is son, step-daughter's brother, and uncle.

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  • 16. 

    Jane's Family: How many members are in Jane's family?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3 because the question asks for the number of members in Jane's family. Since the given options are numeric values, we can assume that the answer refers to the total number of individuals in Jane's family. Therefore, among the given options, 3 is the only number that represents the number of family members.

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  • 17. 

    Jane's Family: Jane __________  ___________ her father.

    Correct Answer
    takes after
    Explanation
    This sentence is describing Jane's family dynamics. The phrase "takes after" means that Jane resembles or has similar qualities to her father. Therefore, the correct answer is "takes after."

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  • 18. 

    Jane's Family: If Jane and her father had told her mom about the skydiving, her mom would have ________________ them!

    Correct Answer
    killed
    Explanation
    If Jane and her father had told her mom about the skydiving, her mom would have killed them! This suggests that Jane's mom strongly disapproves of skydiving and would react with extreme anger or violence towards Jane and her father if they had informed her about their plans.

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  • 19. 

    Jack and the Beanstalk: Jack traded the cow for ...

    • A.

      A goose

    • B.

      Two magic beans

    • C.

      Another cow

    • D.

      Five magic beans.

    Correct Answer
    D. Five magic beans.
    Explanation
    In the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack traded his cow for five magic beans. This is a significant event in the story as it leads to the magical beanstalk growing and Jack's subsequent adventure in the giant's castle. The exchange of the cow for the magic beans sets the plot in motion and introduces the element of magic and fantasy into the story.

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  • 20. 

    Jack and the Beanstalk: Jack's mother wanted Jack to sell the cow at the ______________ in the city.

    Correct Answer
    market
    Explanation
    Jack's mother wanted Jack to sell the cow at the market in the city. The market is a place where goods are bought and sold, making it the most suitable location for Jack to sell the cow. It is a common practice to sell livestock at markets, where potential buyers gather to purchase animals. Therefore, the market is the logical choice for Jack's mother to instruct him to sell the cow.

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  • 21. 

    Jack and the Beanstalk: The story ends with the Jack and his mother living "happily ______  _____."

    Correct Answer
    ever after
    Explanation
    The phrase "ever after" is commonly used in fairy tales to indicate a happy ending that lasts forever. In the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, it suggests that Jack and his mother will continue to live happily for the rest of their lives. This phrase implies that all their problems have been resolved and they will enjoy a lifetime of happiness and contentment.

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  • 22. 

    Jack and the Beanstalk: Jack took a ___________ from the giant's castle that lays golden eggs.

    • A.

      Harp

    • B.

      Goose

    • C.

      Duck

    • D.

      Moose

    Correct Answer
    B. Goose
    Explanation
    In the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack took a goose from the giant's castle that lays golden eggs. This is a well-known part of the story where Jack discovers the magical goose that produces valuable golden eggs. The other options (harp, duck, moose) do not align with the narrative of the story and are not associated with the golden eggs.

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  • 23. 

    Paula in Turkey: What is the name of the city where Paula's story takes place?

    • A.

      Istanbul

    • B.

      Constantinople

    • C.

      Egypt

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    A. Istanbul
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Istanbul. Istanbul is the name of the city where Paula's story takes place in Turkey.

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  • 24. 

    Paula in Turkey: Paula said, "And ever since then, I haven't been so afraid to take _________."

    Correct Answer
    chances
    Explanation
    Paula is saying that after a certain event, she has become less afraid to take chances. The word "chances" refers to opportunities or risks that she may encounter in life. By stating that she hasn't been so afraid to take chances, Paula implies that she has gained confidence and is now more willing to step out of her comfort zone and embrace new experiences or possibilities.

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