TOEFL Reading Test 02

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  • 1. 
    What does the passage mainly discuss? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      The role of literature in early American histories

    • B. 

      The place of American women in written histories

    • C. 

      The keen sense of history shown by American women

    • D. 

      The “great women” approach to history used by American historians

  • 2. 
    The word “contemporary” in line 5 means that the history was (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Informative

    • B. 

      Written at that time

    • C. 

      Thoughtful

    • D. 

      Faultfinding

  • 3. 
    In the first paragraph, Bradstreet, Warren, and Adams are mentioned to show that (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      A woman’s status was changed by marriage

    • B. 

      Even the contributions of outstanding women were ignored

    • C. 

      Only three women were able to get their writing published

    • D. 

      Poetry produced by women was more readily accepted than other writing by women

  • 4. 
    The word “celebratory” in line 12 means that the writings referred to were (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Related to parties

    • B. 

      Religious

    • C. 

      Serious

    • D. 

      Full of praise

  • 5. 
    The word “they” in line 12 refers to (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Efforts

    • B. 

      Authors

    • C. 

      Counterparts

    • D. 

      Sources

  • 6. 
    In the second paragraph, what weakness in nineteenth-century histories does the author point out? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      They put too much emphasis on daily activities

    • B. 

      They left out discussion of the influence of money on politics.

    • C. 

      The sources of the information they were based on were not necessarily accurate.

    • D. 

      They were printed on poor-quality paper.

  • 7. 
    On the basis of information in the third paragraph, which of the following would most likely have been collected by nineteenth-century feminist organizations? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Newspaper accounts of presidential election results

    • B. 

      Biographies of John Adams

    • C. 

      Letters from a mother to a daughter advising her how to handle a family problem

    • D. 

      Books about famous graduates of the country’s first college

  • 8. 
    What use was made of the nineteenth-century women’s history materials in the Schlesinger Library and the Sophia Smith Collection? (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      They were combined and published in a multivolume encyclopedia

    • B. 

      They formed the basis of college courses in the nineteenth century.

    • C. 

      They provided valuable information for twentieth—century historical researchers.

    • D. 

      They were shared among women’s colleges throughout the United States.

  • 9. 
    In the last paragraph, the author mentions all of the following as possible roles of nineteenth-century “great women” EXCEPT : (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Authors

    • B. 

      Reformers

    • C. 

      Activists for women’s rights

    • D. 

      Politicians

  • 10. 
    The word “representative” in line 29 is closest in meaning to (www.balalaenglish.blogspot.com)
    • A. 

      Typical

    • B. 

      Satisfied

    • C. 

      Supportive

    • D. 

      Distinctive

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