Reading Comprehension 3

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Reading Comprehension 3 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At the end of the passage, the author writes, “The Internet is really a collection of networks working together toward a common goal of allowing information to be shared.” Could cellphones be described in the same way? Explain your answer using evidence from the passage.
  • 2. 
    What are two examples of technology that send information over long distances?
    • A. 

      Cellphones and computers

    • B. 

      The human eye and computers

    • C. 

      Government officials and computers

    • D. 

      Cellphones and the human eye

  • 3. 
    What does the author compare to cellphones in this passage?
    • A. 

      The author compares computers to cellphones.

    • B. 

      The author compares companies to cellphones.

    • C. 

      The author compares engineers to cellphones.

    • D. 

      The author compares cellular networks to cellphones.

  • 4. 
    A cellphone sends and receives information in a speedy way invisible to the human eye. What evidence from the passage supports this statement?
    • A. 

      When a person speaks into a cellphone, his or her voice is broken down and reassembled over a radio link, so the person on the other end instantaneously hears what is said.

    • B. 

      When computers first showed up around 1941, they were used to transmit sensitive information across geographical spaces by the military because of worries government officials had.

    • C. 

      Although people may take for granted the ease with which they can pass along information through computers, many forces are at work to make computer communication more reliable.

    • D. 

      Like cellphones, computers can receive, decode, and convert information, though typically this information is written content rather than someone’s voice.

  • 5. 
    What is one way that computer use has changed over time?
    • A. 

      Computers were first used by the military to send sensitive information, but now they are used in homes, schools, and offices to send different kinds of information.

    • B. 

      Computers were first used in homes, schools, and offices to send different kinds of information, but now they are used only by the military to send sensitive information.

    • C. 

      Computers used to send a person’s voice from one place to another, but now they send only written content.

    • D. 

      Computers used to send a person’s voice from one place to another, but they have been gradually replaced by landline telephones.

  • 6. 
    What is this passage mostly about?
    • A. 

      Cellphones, computers, and how they send information from one place to another

    • B. 

      Computers, the Internet, and how the military uses technology to protect people

    • C. 

      Cellphones, landline telephones, and the reasons people have trouble hearing each other over the phone

    • D. 

      Mobile phone operators, government officials, and companies that work with one another

  • 7. 
    Read the following sentence: “It’s possible, with current technological capabilities, to transmit digital information over long distances using coding and decoding processes without losing the contents of the original information.” What does the word transmit mean in the sentence above?
    • A. 

      Send

    • B. 

      Harm

    • C. 

      Fold

    • D. 

      Fear

  • 8. 
    Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below. Information is transmitted by different kinds of modern technology, _______ cellphones and computers.
    • A. 

      Especially

    • B. 

      In conclusion

    • C. 

      Instead

    • D. 

      Never

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