Olympiad - 11th Grade - Listening

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Olympiad - 11th Grade - Listening - Quiz

Welcome to the Listening part of the Olympiad!
In this part, you will be asked to listen to a recording, and then answer some questions about it.
Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The narrator has had a trip to the Arctic recently.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that the narrator has had a trip to the Arctic recently. However, the answer is false, which means that the narrator has not had a trip to the Arctic recently.

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  • 2. 

    People generally ask Steve if it was too cold there during his trip.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the question states that people generally ask Steve if it was too cold during his trip. This implies that there is a common perception or expectation that the place Steve visited might be cold. Therefore, it can be inferred that the answer is true, indicating that people do ask Steve about the cold weather during his trip.

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  • 3. 

    The temperature was about seven degrees below zero.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "False" is that the statement mentions that the temperature was about seven degrees below zero. Since zero degrees is the freezing point of water, any temperature below zero would be considered below freezing. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 4. 

    Steve advises future travellers to take some warm clothes with them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that Steve advises future travelers to take some warm clothes with them. This implies that it is recommended to bring warm clothes while traveling, indicating that the statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    It is implied in the text that the weather can be quite windy there.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The text suggests that the weather in the given location can be quite windy.

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  • 6. 

    There was plenty of room for Steve’s things in his cabin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that there was plenty of room for Steve's things in his cabin. The correct answer is False because the statement implies that there was enough space for Steve's belongings in his cabin, which contradicts the fact that there was plenty of room.

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  • 7. 

    Almost everyone working on the ship was from the USA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the majority of the ship's workforce consisted of individuals from the USA. This implies that there were very few or no employees from other countries.

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  • 8. 

    Steve was a little sea-sick at times.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that Steve was "a little sea-sick at times." This implies that Steve did experience some degree of sea-sickness occasionally. Therefore, the correct answer would be False, as it contradicts the statement.

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  • 9. 

    Steve and his fellow-passengers visited a research station.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Steve and his fellow-passengers visited a research station. Since there is no contradictory information provided, we can assume that the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    Steve feels a little guilty for having dumped some rubbish in that untouched region.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Steve does not feel guilty for dumping rubbish in the untouched region.

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  • 11. 

    In that region the temperature can ... during the summer months.

    • A.

      Fall below zero

    • B.

      Be unbearably high

    • C.

      Only be pleasant

    • D.

      Only be above zero

    Correct Answer
    A. Fall below zero
    Explanation
    In that region, the temperature can fall below zero during the summer months. This suggests that the region experiences extremely cold temperatures even in the warmer season.

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  • 12. 

    The narrator found ... really indispensable in that area.

    • A.

      A sun hat

    • B.

      Warm clothes

    • C.

      Sunglasses

    • D.

      A windproof coat

    Correct Answer
    C. Sunglasses
    Explanation
    The narrator found sunglasses really indispensable in that area because they protect the eyes from the bright sunlight and glare. Sunglasses also help to reduce the risk of eye damage caused by harmful UV rays. In a sunny area, sunglasses provide comfort and clarity of vision, allowing the narrator to see clearly and enjoy their surroundings without squinting or being blinded by the sun.

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  • 13. 

    Steve’s cabin ... to accommodate all his things.

    • A.

      Was spacious enough

    • B.

      Had a built-in storage space

    • C.

      Had a wardrobe

    • D.

      Had a cupboard next to the bed

    Correct Answer
    B. Had a built-in storage space
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had a built-in storage space." This means that Steve's cabin had a designated area or structure specifically designed for storing his belongings. This suggests that the cabin had enough space to accommodate all of his things in an organized manner.

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  • 14. 

    The ocean was ... during their trip.

    • A.

      Causing sea-sickness

    • B.

      Stormy

    • C.

      Still

    • D.

      Rough

    Correct Answer
    C. Still
    Explanation
    During their trip, the ocean was still.

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  • 15. 

    Steve’s most cherished memories are connected with the diversity of ....

    • A.

      Fish.

    • B.

      Birds.

    • C.

      Whales.

    • D.

      People.

    Correct Answer
    B. Birds.
    Explanation
    Steve's most cherished memories are connected with the diversity of birds. This implies that Steve has had significant experiences or encounters with various types of birds that hold special meaning for him. These memories could include bird watching, bird photography, or simply enjoying the beauty and uniqueness of different bird species. Birds may have played a significant role in Steve's life, bringing him joy, fascination, or a sense of connection with nature.

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  • 16. 

    As to people, there are ... in that place.

    • A.

      A lot of scientists

    • B.

      Non-stop streams of tourists

    • C.

      Few of them

    • D.

      Plenty of them living

    Correct Answer
    C. Few of them
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "few of them". This suggests that there are not many people in that place.

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  • 17. 

    It is possible to get there ....

    • A.

      By airplane

    • B.

      By car

    • C.

      By train

    • D.

      On foot

    Correct Answer
    A. By airplane
    Explanation
    The given answer "by airplane" suggests that one can reach the destination by using an aircraft as a mode of transportation. This implies that the destination is far away or in a different location that requires air travel for faster and more efficient transportation. Other options such as "by car," "by train," and "on foot" may not be feasible or practical for reaching this particular destination.

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  • 18. 

    You can find some deserted ... there.

    • A.

      Machinery

    • B.

      Buildings

    • C.

      Boats

    • D.

      Ships

    Correct Answer
    B. Buildings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is buildings because the sentence mentions "deserted" which implies that there are no people present. Machinery, boats, and ships require human operation or maintenance, so it is unlikely to find them in a deserted place. However, buildings can be abandoned or left vacant, making them more likely to be found in a deserted location.

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  • 19. 

    The visitors to that area ....

    • A.

      Can go wherever they wish.

    • B.

      Can leave litter there.

    • C.

      Are not allowed to use cruise ships.

    • D.

      Must be guided by scientists.

    Correct Answer
    D. Must be guided by scientists.
    Explanation
    In order to maintain the area and protect its natural resources, visitors must be guided by scientists. This ensures that they follow proper protocols, minimize their impact on the environment, and gain knowledge about the area from experts. Without guidance, visitors may unknowingly harm the ecosystem or disrupt the delicate balance of the area. Therefore, being guided by scientists is necessary to preserve the area's integrity and promote responsible tourism.

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  • 20. 

    Tourists are allowed to ... in that area.

    • A.

      Organize parties

    • B.

      Disturb the wildlife

    • C.

      Feed animals

    • D.

      Land in limited numbers

    Correct Answer
    D. Land in limited numbers
    Explanation
    Tourists are allowed to land in limited numbers in that area. This suggests that there are restrictions on the number of tourists who can physically arrive or disembark in the specific location. This could be due to environmental concerns, the need to preserve the area's natural resources, or to prevent overcrowding and maintain a sustainable tourism experience. By limiting the number of tourists who can land, authorities can better manage and protect the area while still allowing visitors to enjoy its attractions.

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