Grammar: Are You Ready To Take This Comprehension Test?

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Grammar: Are You Ready To Take This Comprehension Test?

Grammar: are you ready to take this comprehension test? Reading skills are one of the things that people are required to have to be considered as understanding the English language. In this quiz, you will be expected to read through the paragraph and answer the questions that follow to test your understanding of it. Give it a shot and take your time reading!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Passage No. 1 GOING GREEN Amelia Nayfield is 18 years old and a student at Pennington College. Right now, she is making changes to the way she lives because she wants to have a green lifestyle. She can't ride a bike, so she always goes to the college on foot. She only takes the bus when she goes shopping. She always buys organic food because she knows it is healthy, and she has felt more energetic since she changed her diet. She has also tried to become a vegetarian, but it hasn't been easy, so she eats meat occasionally. Amelia is happy because she knows that what she is doing is good for the planet and helps fi ght animal suffering. At home, she is reusing her shopping bags and not throwing them away. She is also not leaving the computer on when she is not using it. She has different recycling bins for paper, plastic and glass, and she is trying not to waste food. She knows it's important to save water as well as energy. While she brushes her teeth, she turns off the faucet. She also doesn't use the dishwasher unless she has too many dishes to wash. Amelia knows that there are still things she can do, but she is pleased with what she has achieved so far. Where does Amelia go to school?
    • A. 

      The secondary school

    • B. 

      The college

    • C. 

      The primary school

    • D. 

      None of the abover

  • 2. 
    What does Amelia want to change in her life?
    • A. 

      She wants to change her study habits.

    • B. 

      She wants to learn how to ride a bike.

    • C. 

      She wants to become healthier.

    • D. 

      She wants to live a green life.

  • 3. 
    How does Amelia go to the college?
    • A. 

      She rides a bike.

    • B. 

      She takes a bus.

    • C. 

      She drives.

    • D. 

      She walks.

  • 4. 
    Why does Amelia eat organic food?
    • A. 

      To save money

    • B. 

      To help fight animal suffering

    • C. 

      It is good for her.

    • D. 

      She likes it.

  • 5. 
    What has been hard for Amelia to do?
    • A. 

      Buy organic food

    • B. 

      Stop eating meat

    • C. 

      Walk to college

    • D. 

      Save water and recycle

  • 6. 
    What doesn't Amelia throw away?
    • A. 

      Her shopping bags

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Plastic

    • D. 

      Glass

  • 7. 
    What does the word "reusing" means?
    • A. 

      Throwing away

    • B. 

      Using again

    • C. 

      Not using

    • D. 

      Giving back

  • 8. 
    How does she try to save water and energy?
    • A. 

      She never uses her computer.

    • B. 

      She doesn't brush her teeth.

    • C. 

      She does not waste food.

    • D. 

      She does not often use the dishwasher.

  • 9. 
    What does Amelia know?
    • A. 

      That she can still do more things to become green

    • B. 

      That her friends should go green, too

    • C. 

      That she does not want to become green anymore

    • D. 

      That she has a completely green lifestyle

  • 10. 
    Passage No. 2 GROWING PAINS When I was a teenager I didn't really appreciate my parents, especially my mom. I always thought she was too strict, and we often had problems. I guess most teenagers fi ght with their parents sometimes, but my parents and I fought almost every day. I just don't think my mom understood me. She always said I didn't respect her, which wasn't true. I always had to return home by nine p.m., and I hated it. When I was late, my parents got upset and didn't let me go out with my friends for a week. That just made me angry. They thought I would behave because they had punished me, but instead, I just did something else that I knew was going to make them angrier. They always made negative comments about the way I dressed and how untidy my room was. They didn't like my friends' appearance either; they thought they looked too strange. Music was another problematic issue. They said it was too noisy and would usually ask me to turn it down. My grades were also a big problem. My parents always expected me to study more to get higher grades, which, of course, I never did. At least they never stopped giving me pocket money as some of my friends' parents did. Without pocket money, my friends couldn't go anywhere for several days. Fortunately, my relationship with my parents has improved over the years, especially my relationship with my mom. We understand each other a lot more now, and if I need advice, she's the fi rst person I turn to. We even laugh when we remember some of the problems we had in the past. However, if I have children in the future, I think I'll do things very differently. To start with, I won't make too many rules for them. I don't believe making rules is an effective way to bring up children. If parents do give strict rules, children will just disobey. It is also important for parents to listen to adolescents' opinions and to talk honestly with them. The teenage years are hard for both parents and children, so I think parents ought to be understanding and realize their kids are going through a diffi cult time. Growing up is defi nitely not an easy task. Why didn't the writer get along with his mom when he was a teenager?  
    • A. 

      She didn't not respect him.

    • B. 

      She was very hard on him.

    • C. 

      He did not respect her.

    • D. 

      She was very expensive.

  • 11. 
    What made him angry?
    • A. 

      Not being allowed to go out

    • B. 

      Arriving home late

    • C. 

      Having and untidy room

    • D. 

      Upseting his parents

  • 12. 
    What effect did this punishment have on the writer?
    • A. 

      He behaved badly again.

    • B. 

      He learned his lesson.

    • C. 

      He behaved properly.

    • D. 

      He came home late again.

  • 13. 
    His parents used to...
    • A. 

      Think he need more money to buy new clothes.

    • B. 

      Think the writer's clothes were untidy and his room was dirty.

    • C. 

      This his clothes were ok, but his room was not clean.

    • D. 

      Dislike his clothes and think his room needed to be cleaned.

  • 14. 
    His parents complained about the music he liked because...
    • A. 

      It was strange.

    • B. 

      It was too loud.

    • C. 

      It didn't sound good.

    • D. 

      It was innapropiate.

  • 15. 
    His school grades were...
    • A. 

      Not passing grades.

    • B. 

      Very low.

    • C. 

      Lower than his parents wanted them to be.

    • D. 

      Higher than his parents expected.

  • 16. 
    The writer felt thankful to his parents because...
    • A. 

      They always gave him some money

    • B. 

      They did as his friend's parents did

    • C. 

      They left him stay out past nine p.m.

    • D. 

      They allowed him to go anywhere for several days.

  • 17. 
    Whenever the writer needs an opinion about something...
    • A. 

      He asks his parents.

    • B. 

      He asks his mother.

    • C. 

      He tries not to ask anymore.

    • D. 

      He asks his father.

  • 18. 
    The writer thinks too many rules...
    • A. 

      Are effective.

    • B. 

      Are ineffective.

    • C. 

      Make children obey.

    • D. 

      Are easily forgotten.

  • 19. 
    According to the writer, during the teenage years.
    • A. 

      Children should be understanding.

    • B. 

      Parents should be considerate.

    • C. 

      Parents should be strict.

    • D. 

      Parents have an easy task.

  • 20. 
    Reading Passage No. 3 BEST IN FLIGHT Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in a small town in Ohio. They shared an intellectual curiosity and an aptitude for science, and together they developed the fi rst successful airplane in North Carolina. They became national heroes and are considered the fathers of modern aviation. The question has often been asked why they were able to succeed in their efforts when so many others had failed. Many explanations have been offered. Among these are the three most cited reasons. First, they were a team. Both men worked well together, read the same books, located and shared information, talked incessantly about the possibility of manned fl ight, and served as consistent sources of inspiration and encouragement to each other. Quite simply, two geniuses are better than one. In addition, they were both glider pilots. This made them different from other engineers, who only experimented with the theories of fl ight. Orville and Wilbur Wright experienced the practical side of their work—they were engineers and also built kites and gliders. Every time they built a new craft, they perfected it and incorporated the knowledge they had gained from previous failures. When the brothers started to build an airplane, they were already among the best glider pilots in the world, and they knew the diffi culties of fl ying from personal experience. Thus, the brothers realized that the most serious problems in manned fl ights involved stabilizing and maneuvering the aircraft after take-off. While other engineers concentrated their efforts on achieving lift for take-off, the Wright brothers concentrated on developing a three-axis control for better aircraft maneuvering. Moreover, the Wright brothers designed more effective wings for the airplane than those previously engineered. They used a wind tunnel to test more than two hundred different wing designs, and recorded the effect of slight variations in shape on wing air pressure. All the information gathered from their experiments allowed them to construct a much better wing for their craft. Despite all these advantages, however, the Wright brothers might not have succeeded if they had been born at any other time in history. For example, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, all attempts to achieve human fl ight were doomed because the steam engines that powered the aircrafts were too heavy relative to the power they produced. By the end of the century, however, when the brothers were experimenting with engineering options, a slightly lighter internal combustion engine had already been invented, and the Wrights were able to bring the ratio of weight to power within acceptable limits for fl ight. What is the main topic of the text?
    • A. 

      The reason for the Wright brothers' sucess in human flight

    • B. 

      The Wright brother's experience as pilot.

    • C. 

      The importance of gliders for the development of airplaines

    • D. 

      The history of flight

  • 21. 
    Why are the Wright brothers considered the fathers of modern aviation?
    • A. 

      Because they shared common interets

    • B. 

      Because they were some of the best

    • C. 

      Because they became national heroes

    • D. 

      Because they developed the first successful airplane

  • 22. 
    The word "cited" is closest in meaning to:
    • A. 

      Disregarded

    • B. 

      Mentioned

    • C. 

      Proven

    • D. 

      Offered

  • 23. 
    What kind of experience did the Wrights have that distinguished them from the competitors?
    • A. 

      They were engineers.

    • B. 

      They were brothers.

    • C. 

      They were geniuses.

    • D. 

      They were glider pilots.

  • 24. 
    For the Wright brothers, what was the most serious problem when flying a manned aircraft?
    • A. 

      Achieving take-off

    • B. 

      Maneuvering after take-off

    • C. 

      Controlling landing

    • D. 

      Changing altitude quickly

  • 25. 
    How did the Wright borthers build the wings for their airplane?
    • A. 

      By copying the wings of gliders they had flown

    • B. 

      By experimenting with different wings designs in wind tunnel

    • C. 

      By using that had been developed by others engineers

    • D. 

      By consulting with other engineers and pilots