TOEFL Reading Test 01

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  • 1. 
    1. The passage answers which of the following questions? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      How is the rain forest different from other habitats ?

    • B. 

      How does an animal’s body size influence an animal’s need for food?

    • C. 

      Why does the rain forest provide an unusual variety of food for animals?

    • D. 

      Why do large animals tend to dominate the upper canopy of the rain forest?

  • 2. 
    Which of the following animals is less common  in the upper canopy than in other environments? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Monkeys

    • B. 

      Cats

    • C. 

      Porcupines

    • D. 

      Mice

  • 3. 
    The word “they” in line 4 refers to (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      trees

    • B. 

      Smaller species

    • C. 

      Climbing mammals of moderately large size

    • D. 

      High tropical canopies

  • 4. 
    According to paragraph 2, which of the following is true about the small mammals in the rain forest? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      They have body shapes that are adapted to life in the canopy.

    • B. 

      They prefer the temperature and climate of the canopy to that of other environments.

    • C. 

      They have difficulty with the changing conditions in the canopy.

    • D. 

      They use the trees of the canopy for shelter from heat and cold.

  • 5. 
    In discussing animal size in paragraph 3, the author indicates that (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Small animals require proportionately more food than larger animals do

    • B. 

      A large animal’s size is an advantage in obtaining food in the canopy

    • C. 

      Small animals are often attacked by large animals in the rain forest

    • D. 

      Small animals and large animals are equally adept at obtaining food in the canopy

  • 6. 
    The word “typify” in line 19 is closest in meaning to (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Resemble

    • B. 

      Protect

    • C. 

      Characterize

    • D. 

      Divide

  • 7. 
    According to paragraph 4, what makes jumping from one tree crown to another difficult for small mammals? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Air friction against the body surface

    • B. 

      The thickness of the branches

    • C. 

      The dense leaves of the tree crown

    • D. 

      The inability to use the front feet as hands

  • 8. 
    The word ‘supplement” in line 24 is closest in meaning to (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Replace

    • C. 

      Look for

    • D. 

      Add to

  • 9. 
    Which of the following terms is defined in the passage? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Canopy(line 1)

    • B. 

      Warm blooded(line 5)

    • C. 

      Terminal leaves(line13)

    • D. 

      Springboard(line 21)

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