English Comprehension Passage Quiz: The Body Shop

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English Comprehension Passage Quiz: The Body Shop - Quiz

Read through the text based on the story of brand The Body Shop, and choose ONE answer for each question.


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  • 1. 

    When I opened the first 'Body Shop' in 1976 my only object was to earn enough to feed my children. Today `The Body Shop' is an international company rapidly growing all around the world. In the years since we began I have learned a lot. Much of what I have learned will be found in this book, for I believe that we, as a company, have something worth saying about how to run a successful business without giving up what we really believe in. It's not a normal business book, nor is it just about my life. The message is that to succeed in business you have to be different. Business can be fun, a business can be run with love and it can do good. In business, as in life, I need to enjoy myself, to have a feeling of family and to feel excited by the unexpected. I have always wanted the people who work for 'The Body Shop' to feel the same way. Now this book sends these ideas of mine out into the world, makes them public. I'd like to think there are no limits to our 'family', no limits to what can be done. I find that an exciting thought. I hope you do, too.  What is the writer's main purpose in writing this text? 

    • A.

      To tell the reader her life story.

    • B.

      To introduce her ideas to the reader.

    • C.

      To explain how international companies operate.

    Correct Answer
    B. To introduce her ideas to the reader.
    Explanation
    The writer's main purpose in writing this text is to introduce her ideas to the reader. She discusses her experience of starting and growing 'The Body Shop' as a successful business without compromising her beliefs. She emphasizes that business can be fun, run with love, and do good. The writer wants to share her unique perspective on running a successful business and inspire others to think differently about business.

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    When I opened the first 'Body Shop' in 1976 my only object was to earn enough to feed my children. Today `The Body Shop' is an international company rapidly growing all around the world. In the years since we began I have learned a lot. Much of what I have learned will be found in this book, for I believe that we, as a company, have something worth saying about how to run a successful business without giving up what we really believe in. It's not a normal business book, nor is it just about my life. The message is that to succeed in business you have to be different. Business can be fun, a business can be run with love and it can do good. In business, as in life, I need to enjoy myself, to have a feeling of family and to feel excited by the unexpected. I have always wanted the people who work for 'The Body Shop' to feel the same way. Now this book sends these ideas of mine out into the world, makes them public. I'd like to think there are no limits to our 'family', no limits to what can be done. I find that an exciting thought. I hope you do, too.  What would someone learn from this text?

    • A.

      How to make a lot of money.

    • B.

      How to write a book about business.

    • C.

      What the writer's book is about.

    Correct Answer
    C. What the writer's book is about.
    Explanation
    The text suggests that the writer's book is not a typical business book, but rather a reflection on their experience running 'The Body Shop' and their belief that a successful business can be run with love and do good. The book aims to share the writer's ideas and message about how to run a successful business without compromising one's beliefs. It emphasizes the importance of being different, enjoying oneself, and creating a feeling of family within the company.

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  • 3. 

    When I opened the first 'Body Shop' in 1976 my only object was to earn enough to feed my children. Today `The Body Shop' is an international company rapidly growing all around the world. In the years since we began I have learned a lot. Much of what I have learned will be found in this book, for I believe that we, as a company, have something worth saying about how to run a successful business without giving up what we really believe in. It's not a normal business book, nor is it just about my life. The message is that to succeed in business you have to be different. Business can be fun, a business can be run with love and it can do good. In business, as in life, I need to enjoy myself, to have a feeling of family and to feel excited by the unexpected. I have always wanted the people who work for 'The Body Shop' to feel the same way. Now this book sends these ideas of mine out into the world, makes them public. I'd like to think there are no limits to our 'family', no limits to what can be done. I find that an exciting thought. I hope you do, too.  How does the writer feel about the business she runs? 

    • A.

      She just runs it for her own entertainment.

    • B.

      It is not like any other company.

    • C.

      It is likely to become even more successful.

    Correct Answer
    C. It is likely to become even more successful.
    Explanation
    The writer feels that the business she runs, 'The Body Shop', is likely to become even more successful. She mentions that the company is rapidly growing all around the world and believes that they have something worth saying about how to run a successful business without compromising their beliefs. She also expresses excitement about the idea that there are no limits to what can be done, indicating a positive outlook for the future success of the business.

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  • 4. 

    When I opened the first 'Body Shop' in 1976 my only object was to earn enough to feed my children. Today `The Body Shop' is an international company rapidly growing all around the world. In the years since we began I have learned a lot. Much of what I have learned will be found in this book, for I believe that we, as a company, have something worth saying about how to run a successful business without giving up what we really believe in. It's not a normal business book, nor is it just about my life. The message is that to succeed in business you have to be different. Business can be fun, a business can be run with love and it can do good. In business, as in life, I need to enjoy myself, to have a feeling of family and to feel excited by the unexpected. I have always wanted the people who work for 'The Body Shop' to feel the same way. Now this book sends these ideas of mine out into the world, makes them public. I'd like to think there are no limits to our 'family', no limits to what can be done. I find that an exciting thought. I hope you do, too.  What kinds of workers does the writer like to employ?

    • A.

      Workers who get on well with the public.

    • B.

      Workers who have the same attitude as she does.

    • C.

      Workers who have their own families.

    Correct Answer
    B. Workers who have the same attitude as she does.
    Explanation
    The writer likes to employ workers who have the same attitude as she does. She believes that business can be fun, run with love, and do good. She wants the people who work for 'The Body Shop' to enjoy themselves, have a feeling of family, and be excited by the unexpected. Therefore, she prefers to hire workers who share her belief that business can be more than just a means to earn money, but also an opportunity to make a positive impact and have a fulfilling experience.

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  • 5. 

    When I opened the first 'Body Shop' in 1976 my only object was to earn enough to feed my children. Today `The Body Shop' is an international company rapidly growing all around the world. In the years since we began I have learned a lot. Much of what I have learned will be found in this book, for I believe that we, as a company, have something worth saying about how to run a successful business without giving up what we really believe in. It's not a normal business book, nor is it just about my life. The message is that to succeed in business you have to be different. Business can be fun, a business can be run with love and it can do good. In business, as in life, I need to enjoy myself, to have a feeling of family and to feel excited by the unexpected. I have always wanted the people who work for 'The Body Shop' to feel the same way. Now this book sends these ideas of mine out into the world, makes them public. I'd like to think there are no limits to our 'family', no limits to what can be done. I find that an exciting thought. I hope you do, too.  What kind of person does the writer seem to be?

    • A.

      She seems to be someone with strong opinions.

    • B.

      She doesn't seem to be very confident.

    • C.

      She sees running a business as just a job.

    Correct Answer
    A. She seems to be someone with strong opinions.
    Explanation
    The writer of the passage, who is the founder of "The Body Shop," seems to be someone with strong opinions. She believes that a successful business can be run differently, with love and by doing good. She emphasizes the importance of enjoying oneself, having a feeling of family, and being excited by the unexpected. The writer's message suggests that she is passionate and determined to run a business that aligns with her beliefs and values.

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