Gateway B1 Unit 2 : Reading Test! Trivia Quiz

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Gateway B1 Unit 2 : Reading Test! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 8. 
    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.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.