Gateway B1 Unit 2 : Reading Test! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Read the article about art fraud. Six sentences are missing from the article. Choose from the sentences A–F the one which fits each gap. For over 17 years, Shaun Greenhalgh and his elderly parents, George and Olive, sold copies of real famous paintings and statues to museums and art dealers all over the world. (1) ……………………… Why did no one think that these pieces of art were not real? Where did Shaun learn to copy art so cleverly? No one knows the answers to these questions! The man himself is definitely not talking about it! (2) ……………………… The story of Shaun's arrest shocked the whole art world. They are calling this one of the biggest art crimes in history. Everyone is amazed that no one suspected the family for such a long time. When the police finally found them, the family was living in a small house in Bolton. (3) ……………………… Shaun did his work in a shed in the garden. This was where he made his amazing copies – everything from paintings and drawings to statues and plates. Shaun worked with tools from a local shop and used tea to make the objects look old. The work didn’t take him long either. (4) ……………………… Shaun did the copies and then his father, 84-year-old George, took them to museums and galleries to sell them. George invented stories about Shaun’s art to persuade the museums to buy it. (5) …………………… The British Museum, The Tate Modern and other famous places all bought copies from the family. Some experts believe that Shaun’s art had a value of more than ten million pounds and the family probably made over a million pounds from their crimes. So why were they still living in an old house? (6) ……………………… No one knows. Many people believe that Shaun copied the art work because he couldn’t sell his own paintings and statues, not to make money. He just wanted to be a real artist.

  • 2. 

    For over 17 years, Shaun Greenhalgh and his elderly parents, George and Olive, sold copies of real famous paintings and statues to museums and art dealers all over the world. (1) ……………………… Why did no one think that these pieces of art were not real? Where did Shaun learn to copy art so cleverly? No one knows the answers to these questions! The man himself is definitely not talking about it! (2) ……………………… The story of Shaun's arrest shocked the whole art world. They are calling this one of the biggest art crimes in history. Everyone is amazed that no one suspected the family for such a long time. When the police finally found them, the family was living in a small house in Bolton. (3) ……………………… Shaun did his work in a shed in the garden. This was where he made his amazing copies – everything from paintings and drawings to statues and plates. Shaun worked with tools from a local shop and used tea to make the objects look old. The work didn’t take him long either. (4) ……………………… Shaun did the copies and then his father, 84-year-old George, took them to museums and galleries to sell them. George invented stories about Shaun’s art to persuade the museums to buy it. (5) …………………… The British Museum, The Tate Modern and other famous places all bought copies from the family. Some experts believe that Shaun’s art had a value of more than ten million pounds and the family probably made over a million pounds from their crimes. So why were they still living in an old house? (6) ……………………… No one knows. Many people believe that Shaun copied the art work because he couldn’t sell his own paintings and statues, not to make money. He just wanted to be a real artist.

  • 3. 

    Read the article about art fraud. Six sentences are missing from the article. Choose from the sentences A–F the one which fits each gap. For over 17 years, Shaun Greenhalgh and his elderly parents, George and Olive, sold copies of real famous paintings and statues to museums and art dealers all over the world. (1) ……………………… Why did no one think that these pieces of art were not real? Where did Shaun learn to copy art so cleverly? No one knows the answers to these questions! The man himself is definitely not talking about it!

    • A.

      Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman.

    • B.

      Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?

    • C.

      In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison.

    • D.

      How did they do this for so long?

    • E.

      He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!

    • F.

      There wasn’t a big art studio.

    Correct Answer
    D. How did they do this for so long?
    Explanation
    The given answer "How did they do this for so long?" is the most appropriate sentence to fit the gap in the article. This sentence follows the previous sentence which states that Shaun and his parents sold copies of real famous paintings and statues for over 17 years. The sentence "How did they do this for so long?" raises the question of how they were able to carry out this fraud for such a lengthy period without being caught or suspected.

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  • 4. 

    Read the article about art fraud. Six sentences are missing from the article. Choose from the sentences A–F the one which fits each gap. Why did no one think that these pieces of art were not real? Where did Shaun learn to copy art so cleverly? No one knows the answers to these questions! The man himself is definitely not talking about it! (2) ……………………… The story of Shaun's arrest shocked the whole art world. They are calling this one of the biggest art crimes in history. Everyone is amazed that no one suspected the family for such a long time. When the police finally found them, the family was living in a small house in Bolton.

    • A.

      Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman.

    • B.

      Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?

    • C.

      In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison.

    • D.

      How did they do this for so long?

    • E.

      He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!

    • F.

      There wasn’t a big art studio.

    Correct Answer
    C. In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison.
    Explanation
    The sentence "In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison" fits the gap because it provides the information about the consequences of Shaun's actions. It explains that Shaun was arrested along with his parents and he was sent to prison as a result of his art fraud. This sentence completes the narrative by revealing the outcome of the situation, which is relevant to the shock and amazement expressed by the art world.

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  • 5. 

    Read the article about art fraud. Six sentences are missing from the article. Choose from the sentences A–F the one which fits each gap. Everyone is amazed that no one suspected the family for such a long time. When the police finally found them, the family was living in a small house in Bolton. (3) ……………………… Shaun did his work in a shed in the garden. This was where he made his amazing copies – everything from paintings and drawings to statues and plates. Shaun worked with tools from a local shop and used tea to make the objects look old. The work didn’t take him long either. 

    • A.

      Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman.

    • B.

      Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?

    • C.

      In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison.

    • D.

      How did they do this for so long?

    • E.

      He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!

    • F.

      There wasn’t a big art studio.

    Correct Answer
    F. There wasn’t a big art studio.
    Explanation
    The sentence "There wasn’t a big art studio" fits the gap because it provides information about the family's living situation and the lack of a proper art studio. This suggests that Shaun didn't have a professional setup for creating his art, but instead worked in a shed in the garden. This helps to explain how they were able to carry out their art fraud for such a long time without arousing suspicion.

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  • 6. 

    Read the article about art fraud. Six sentences are missing from the article. Choose from the sentences A–F the one which fits each gap. This was where he made his amazing copies – everything from paintings and drawings to statues and plates. Shaun worked with tools from a local shop and used tea to make the objects look old. The work didn’t take him long either. (4) ……………………… Shaun did the copies and then his father, 84-year-old George, took them to museums and galleries to sell them. George invented stories about Shaun’s art to persuade the museums to buy it. 

    • A.

      Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman.

    • B.

      Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?

    • C.

      In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison.

    • D.

      How did they do this for so long?

    • E.

      He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!

    • F.

      There wasn’t a big art studio.

    Correct Answer
    E. He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!
    Explanation
    The sentence "He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!" fits the gap because it provides information about Shaun's artistic abilities and the speed at which he could create copies. This sentence highlights Shaun's talent and skill as an artist, which is relevant to the overall context of the article about art fraud.

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  • 7. 

    Read the article about art fraud. Six sentences are missing from the article. Choose from the sentences A–F the one which fits each gap. Shaun did the copies and then his father, 84-year-old George, took them to museums and galleries to sell them. George invented stories about Shaun’s art to persuade the museums to buy it. (5) …………………… The British Museum, The Tate Modern, and other famous places all bought copies from the family. Some experts believe that Shaun’s art had a value of more than ten million pounds and the family probably made over a million pounds from their crimes. So why were they still living in an old house? 

    • A.

      Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman.

    • B.

      Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?

    • C.

      In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison.

    • D.

      How did they do this for so long?

    • E.

      He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!

    • F.

      There wasn’t a big art studio.

    Correct Answer
    A. Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman.
    Explanation
    The answer, "Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman," explains why the family was able to successfully sell Shaun's copies to museums and galleries. Shaun's artistic skills allowed him to create convincing copies of famous artworks, while George's salesmanship skills enabled him to persuade museums to buy them. This suggests that their ability to deceive and sell the copies effectively contributed to their success in the art fraud scheme.

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  • 8. 

    Read the article about art fraud. Six sentences are missing from the article. Choose from the sentences A–F the one which fits each gap. Some experts believe that Shaun’s art had a value of more than ten million pounds and the family probably made over a million pounds from their crimes. So why were they still living in an old house? (6) ……………………… No one knows. Many people believe that Shaun copied the art work because he couldn’t sell his own paintings and statues, not to make money. He just wanted to be a real artist.

    • A.

      Shaun was a good artist and George was a good salesman.

    • B.

      Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?

    • C.

      In 2006 the police arrested Shaun and his parents, and Shaun went to prison.

    • D.

      How did they do this for so long?

    • E.

      He copied one famous Egyptian statue of a Pharaoh’s daughter in less than a month!

    • F.

      There wasn’t a big art studio.

    Correct Answer
    B. Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?
    Explanation
    The question is asking for an explanation as to why Shaun and his family, who made a significant amount of money from their art fraud, did not buy expensive things or go on nice holidays. The correct answer, "Why didn’t they buy expensive things or go on nice holidays?", suggests that the family may have had different motivations for their art fraud, such as Shaun's desire to be a real artist rather than simply making money. This explanation implies that their focus was on their art and not material possessions or luxury vacations.

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  • 9. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers, A, B or C. What did Shaun and his parents sell?

    • A.

      Famous paintings and statues

    • B.

      Copies of paintings and statues

    • C.

      Original pieces of art

    Correct Answer
    B. Copies of paintings and statues
    Explanation
    Shaun and his parents sold copies of paintings and statues. This means that they were not selling the original pieces of art, but rather reproductions or duplicates of them.

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  • 10. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers, A, B or C. Why was the art world shocked?    

    • A.

      Because the crime happened in Bolton.

    • B.

      Because it was one of the biggest art crimes in history.

    • C.

      Because Shaun didn't want to talk about it.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because it was one of the biggest art crimes in history.
    Explanation
    The art world was shocked because the crime that took place was one of the biggest art crimes in history. This suggests that the crime was significant and had a major impact on the art world, leading to a sense of shock and surprise among those involved in the industry.

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  • 11. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers, A, B or C. Where did Shaun make his copies?

    • A.

      In his house

    • B.

      In a big art studio

    • C.

      In a garden shed

    Correct Answer
    C. In a garden shed
    Explanation
    Shaun made his copies in a garden shed.

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  • 12. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers, A, B or C. What did George do with the art?

    • A.

      He sold it to museums and galleries.

    • B.

      He made it look old.

    • C.

      He bought copies of it.

    Correct Answer
    A. He sold it to museums and galleries.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He sold it to museums and galleries." This is evident from the statement in the question that George sold the art to museums and galleries.

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  • 13. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers, A, B or C. How much money do people think Shaun’s family made from selling the art?  

    • A.

      Ten million pounds

    • B.

      A million pounds

    • C.

      A thousand pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. A million pounds
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided in the article, it can be inferred that people believe Shaun's family made a significant amount of money from selling the art. The answer "a million pounds" is the most reasonable estimate as it represents a substantial sum of money, but not an excessively high amount like ten million pounds. Additionally, a thousand pounds would be too low considering the value of the art being sold.

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  • 14. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers, A, B or C. What did the family do with the money? 

    • A.

      They bought an old house.

    • B.

      No one knows.

    • C.

      They went on nice holidays.

    Correct Answer
    B. No one knows.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No one knows." This suggests that the article did not provide any information about what the family did with the money. It could be possible that the article did not mention anything about the family's actions or intentions regarding the money, leaving it unknown to the readers.

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