Assignment 3 - Reading Test

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Directions: In this test, you will read FOUR different passages, each followed by 10 questions about it. For questions 1-40, you are to choose the best answer A, B, C or D, to each question. Time allowance: 60 minutes Number of questions: 40


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is described as one of the most industrialized areas?  
    • A. 

      A. Europe

    • B. 

      B. Asia

    • C. 

      C. Middle East

    • D. 

      D. South America

  • 2. 
    What does the word 'sensitive' in the phrase 'sensitive to the environment' mean?
    • A. 

      A. cautious

    • B. 

      B. logical

    • C. 

      C. friendly

    • D. 

      D. responding

  • 3. 
    People can do the following to reduce waste EXCEPT _____.
    • A. 

      A. buy high-quality product

    • B. 

      B. buy simply-wrapped things

    • C. 

      C. reuse cups

    • D. 

      D. buy fewer hamburgers

  • 4. 
    Why is it a waste and customers buy low-quality products?
    • A. 

      A. Because people will soon throw them away.

    • B. 

      B. Because they have to be repaired many times.

    • C. 

      C. Because customers change their ideas all the time.

    • D. 

      D. Because they produce less energy.

  • 5. 
    The word 'motto' is closest in meaning to_____.
    • A. 

      A. meaning

    • B. 

      B. value

    • C. 

      C. belief

    • D. 

      D. reference

  • 6. 
    What best describes the process of "reuse"?
    • A. 

      A. The bottles are collected, washed, returned and filled again.

    • B. 

      B. The bottles are filled again after being returned, collected and washed.

    • C. 

      C. The bottles are washed, retuned, filled again and collected.

    • D. 

      D. The bottles are collected, returned filled again and washed.

  • 7. 
     The garbage dumps in some areas have relatively little glass and plastic because_____.  
    • A. 

      A. people are ordered to return bottles.

    • B. 

      B. returned bottles are few.

    • C. 

      C. not many bottles are made of glass or plastic.

    • D. 

      D. each returned bottle is paid.

  • 8. 
     What are the two things mentioned as examples of recycling?
    • A. 

      A. Aluminum cans and plastic wrappings

    • B. 

      B. Hamburger wrappings and spent motor oil

    • C. 

      C. Aluminum cans and spent motor oil

    • D. 

      D. TV sets and aluminum cans

  • 9. 
    The word “precious”  is closest in meaning to_____.
    • A. 

      A. natural

    • B. 

      B. substantial

    • C. 

      C. first

    • D. 

      D. invaluable

  • 10. 
    What is the main topic of the passage?
    • A. 

      A. how to reduce garbage disposal

    • B. 

      B. what people often understand about the term 'recycle'

    • C. 

      C. what is involved in the recycling movement

    • D. 

      D. how to live sensitively to the environment.

  • 11. 
    The word “those” in paragraph A refers to______
    • A. 

      A. married Americans

    • B. 

      B. adult Americans

    • C. 

      C. American men

    • D. 

      D. younger generations

  • 12. 
    The word “unprecedented” in paragraph A is closest in meaning to______
    • A. 

      A.decreasing

    • B. 

      B. never before seen

    • C. 

      C. unbelievable

    • D. 

      D. impossible to count

  • 13. 
     According to the passage, recent demographic patterns suggest that_______
    • A. 

      A. 90 percent of younger generations will marry.

    • B. 

      B. young people prefer to marry in order to have children.

    • C. 

      C. most young people delay marriage for personal reasons.

    • D. 

      D. an increasing number of young people will never marry.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT TRUE according to paragraph B?
    • A. 

      A. More Americans are living together without marrying.

    • B. 

      B. It takes divorced and widowed people fewer years before they get married again than in the past.

    • C. 

      C. There are more and more single mothers in America.

    • D. 

      D. Americans are spending fewer years in their adult lives married.

  • 15. 
    Between 1890 and the 1950s, the age at which men first married ______
    • A. 

      A. decreased by more than 3 years.

    • B. 

      B. increased by almost 2 years.

    • C. 

      C. remained about the same.

    • D. 

      D. decreased by less than 2 years.

  • 16. 
    In paragraph C, the author shows that the median age at first marriage_____
    • A. 

      A. rose between the 1960s and 1990s..

    • B. 

      B. rose then fell between 1890 and 1962

    • C. 

      C. reached a record high for women in the early 1960s.

    • D. 

      D. fell continuously between 1947 and 1962.

  • 17. 
    The phrase “median age in paragraph C means ______
    • A. 

      A. youngest age for marrying

    • B. 

      B. most common age for marrying

    • C. 

      C. age by which half have married

    • D. 

      D. half of the marriage age

  • 18. 
    A word or phrase in paragraph D that has the same meaning asa the word “interval” is :
    • A. 

      A. 3.5 years

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      C. length of time

    • D. 

      D. divorced people

  • 19. 
    The word “them” in the last paragraph refers to______.
    • A. 

      A. Americans

    • B. 

      B. single women

    • C. 

      C. divorced women

    • D. 

      D. unmarried couples

  • 20. 
    The passage supports all of the following statements EXCEPT______
    • A. 

      A. Americans are having fewer children than they did in the past

    • B. 

      B. Divorced Americans are waiting longer to marry.

    • C. 

      C. Americans are spending fewer years married than they did in the past.

    • D. 

      D. Most Americans get married at least once.

  • 21. 
    What does 'it' paragraph 1 refer to?
    • A. 

      A. the accommodation available

    • B. 

      B. finding accommodation

    • C. 

      C. getting advice on accommodation

    • D. 

      D. the shortage of accommodation

  • 22. 
    What do we learn about Jo's schoolfriends in paragraph 2?
    • A. 

      A. They would have liked to be as independent as Jo was.

    • B. 

      B. They had more self-confidence than Jo had.

    • C. 

      C. They had made Jo feel that she ought to leave her home town.

    • D. 

      D. They were not as happy as Jo was to move to a new town.

  • 23. 
    What impression do we get of Jo's home town?
    • A. 

      A.It was an uninteresting place in the middle of the countryside.

    • B. 

      B. It was a place where people struggled to earn a living.

    • C. 

      C. It was a place where the population had fallen greatly.

    • D. 

      D. It was an unfriendly place, where young people were treated badly.

  • 24. 
    What did Jo think about the flat in Ringsend before she saw it?
    • A. 

      A. that she was likely to be able to afford it

    • B. 

      B. that the advertisement for it was confusing

    • C. 

      C. that it might not be as suitable for her as it first sounded in the advertisement

    • D. 

      D. that it did not really have all the facilities mentioned in the advertisement

  • 25. 
    What do we learn about the girl who passed Jo on the stairs?
    • A. 

      A. She was upset that she was not going to live in the flat.

    • B. 

      B. She liked neither the flat nor the other girls living there.

    • C. 

      C. She had not been seriously intending to live in the flat before seeing it.

    • D. 

      D.She had not realised that other people were already living in the flat.

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