Reading Exercise For TOEFL Test

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Darmawati
D
Darmawati
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 28 | Total Attempts: 129,414
Questions: 15 | Attempts: 3,034

SettingsSettingsSettings
Reading Exercise For TOEFL Test - Quiz

Are you ready to take this reading exercise for the TOEFL test that we have presented here for you? The test is going to be difficult, and you will have to read big paragraphs before answering the questions. The quiz will test and improve your reading and comprehension skills. It's a challenge for you to score at least 70 percent on this quiz. Can you pass this challenge? Well, we will see. Let's go for it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Truman Capote's In Cold Blood (1966) is well- known example of the "nonfiction novel," a popular type of writing based upon factual events in which the author attempts to describe the underlying forces, thoughts, and emotions that lead to actual events. In Capote's book. The author describes the sadistic murder of a family on a Kansas Farm. Often showing the point of view of the killers. To research the book, Capote interviewed the murderers and maintains that this book presents a faithful reconstruction of the incident." Q: the purpose of this passage is to...

    • A.

      Discuss an example of a particular literary genre

    • B.

      Tell the story of in cold blood

    • C.

      Explain Truman Capote's reasons for writing In Cold Blood

    • D.

      Describe how Truman Capote researches his nonfiction novel.

    Correct Answer
    A. Discuss an example of a particular literary genre
    Explanation
    The purpose of this passage is to discuss an example of a particular literary genre, specifically the "nonfiction novel." It explains how Truman Capote's In Cold Blood is a well-known example of this genre, where the author attempts to describe the underlying forces, thoughts, and emotions that lead to actual events. It also mentions that Capote interviewed the murderers to research the book and presents it as a faithful reconstruction of the incident.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    "Truman Capote's In Cold Blood (1966) is well- known example of the "nonfiction novel," a popular type of writing based upon factual events in which the author attempts to describe the underlying forces, thoughts, and emotions that lead to actual events. In Capote's book. The author describes the sadistic murder of a family on a Kansas Farm. Often showing the point of view of the killers. To research the book, Capote interviewed the murderers and maintains that this book presents a faithful reconstruction of the incident." Q: Which of the following best describes the tone of the passage?

    • A.

      Cold

    • B.

      Sadistic

    • C.

      Emotional

    • D.

      Descriptive

    Correct Answer
    D. Descriptive
    Explanation
    The passage describes Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood" as a well-known example of a "nonfiction novel" where the author attempts to describe the underlying forces, thoughts, and emotions that lead to actual events. The passage also mentions that the book presents a faithful reconstruction of the incident. Therefore, the best description of the tone of the passage is "descriptive," as it focuses on the author's attempt to describe the events and emotions in the book.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    "Truman Capote's In Cold Blood (1966) is well- known example of the "nonfiction novel," a popular type of writing based upon factual events in which the author attempts to describe the underlying forces, thoughts, and emotions that lead to actual events. In Capote's book. The author describes the sadistic murder of a family on a Kansas Farm. Often showing the point of view of the killers. To research the book, Capote interviewed the murderers and maintains that this book presents a faithful reconstruction of the incident." Q: this passage would probably be assigned reading in which of the following?

    • A.

      Criminal law

    • B.

      American history

    • C.

      Moredern American novels

    • D.

      Literary research

    Correct Answer
    C. Moredern American novels
    Explanation
    The passage discusses Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, which is described as a "nonfiction novel" based on factual events. It explores the underlying forces, thoughts, and emotions that lead to the sadistic murder of a family on a Kansas farm. The passage mentions that Capote interviewed the murderers to research the book, indicating that it is a work of modern American novels rather than criminal law, American history, or literary research.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    "Up to now, a confession that has been obtained from defendants in a hypnotic state has not been admitted into evidence by the court in the United States. Experts in the field of hypnosis have found that many confessions are not completely reliable. Subjects in a hypnotic state may confess to a crime they did not commit for one of two reasons. Either they fantasize that they committed the crimes or the belief that others want them to confess.A landmark case concerning a confession obtained under hypnosis went all the way to the U.S Supreme Court. In the case of Layra v. Denno, a suspect was hypnotized by a psychiatrist for the district attorney; in a posthypnotic state, the suspect signed three separate confessions to murder. The Supreme Court ruled that the confessions were invalid because the confessions had been the only evidence against him." Q: Which of the following best describes the author's purpose in this passage?

    • A.

      To explain the details of a specific court case

    • B.

      To demonstrate why confessions made under hypnosis are not reliable

    • C.

      To clarify the role of the supreme court in invalidating confession from hypnotized subjects

    • D.

      To explain the legal status of hypnotically induced confession

    Correct Answer
    D. To explain the legal status of hypnotically induced confession
    Explanation
    The author's purpose in this passage is to explain the legal status of hypnotically induced confessions. The passage provides information about a landmark case that went to the U.S Supreme Court, where the court ruled that confessions obtained under hypnosis are invalid. The author also mentions that experts in the field of hypnosis have found that many confessions obtained in a hypnotic state are not completely reliable. This information supports the idea that the legal status of hypnotically induced confessions is questionable and not admissible as evidence in court.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    "Up to now, a confession that has been obtained from defendants in a hypnotic state has not been admitted into evidence by the court in the United States. Experts in the field of hypnosis have found that many confessions are not completely reliable. Subjects in a hypnotic state may confess to a crime they did not commit for one of two reasons. Either they fantasize that they committed the crimes or the belief that others want them to confess.A landmark case concerning a confession obtained under hypnosis went all the way to the U.S Supreme Court. In the case of Layra v. Denno, a suspect was hypnotized by a psychiatrist for the district attorney; in a posthypnotic state, the suspect signed three separate confessions to murder. The Supreme Court ruled that the confessions were invalid because the confessions had been the only evidence against him." Q: this passage would probably be assigned reading in a course on

    • A.

      American Law

    • B.

      Psychiatric healing

    • C.

      Parapsychology

    • D.

      Philosophy

    Correct Answer
    A. American Law
    Explanation
    The passage discusses a landmark case that went all the way to the U.S Supreme Court regarding the admissibility of confessions obtained under hypnosis. It explains that, up to now, such confessions have not been admitted into evidence by the court in the United States due to concerns about their reliability. This information is relevant to the field of American Law, as it highlights the legal stance on the use of hypnotically obtained confessions in court proceedings. Therefore, the passage would probably be assigned reading in a course on American Law.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    "Up to now, a confession that has been obtained from defendants in a hypnotic state has not been admitted into evidence by the court in the United States. Experts in the field of hypnosis have found that many confessions are not completely reliable. Subjects in a hypnotic state may confess to a crime they did not commit for one of two reasons. Either they fantasize that they committed the crimes or the belief that others want them to confess.A landmark case concerning a confession obtained under hypnosis went all the way to the U.S Supreme Court. In the case of Layra v. Denno, a suspect was hypnotized by a psychiatrist for the district attorney; in a posthypnotic state, the suspect signed three separate confessions to murder. The Supreme Court ruled that the confessions were invalid because the confessions had been the only evidence against him." Q: the tone of this passage could be described as

    • A.

      Outrage

    • B.

      Judicial

    • C.

      Hypnotic

    • D.

      Informative

    Correct Answer
    D. Informative
    Explanation
    The tone of this passage could be described as informative because it provides factual information and presents a case example to support the statement that confessions obtained from defendants in a hypnotic state are not admitted into evidence in the United States. It explains the reasons why such confessions are considered unreliable and mentions a landmark case that went to the U.S Supreme Court to illustrate this point. The passage does not express outrage or a strong opinion, nor does it solely focus on the judicial or hypnotic aspects.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: the main point of this passage is that...

    • A.

      Carbon tetrachloride can e very dangerous when it is heated

    • B.

      The government banned carbon tetrachloride in 1970

    • C.

      Although carbon tetrachloride can legally be used in industry, it is not allowed in home products

    • D.

      Carbon tetrachloride used to be a regular part of cleaning compound

    Correct Answer
    C. Although carbon tetrachloride can legally be used in industry, it is not allowed in home products
    Explanation
    The main point of this passage is that although carbon tetrachloride can legally be used in industry, it is not allowed in home products. This is because when heated, carbon tetrachloride changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and even death if inhaled. Due to its dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for its home use in 1970.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: the word "widely" in line 3 could most easily be replaced by

    • A.

      Grandly

    • B.

      Extensively

    • C.

      Largely

    • D.

      Hugely

    Correct Answer
    B. Extensively
    Explanation
    The word "widely" in line 3 could most easily be replaced by "extensively" because it conveys the same meaning. Both words indicate that carbon tetrachloride is used extensively in industry.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: the word " banned" in line 6 is closest in meaning to

    • A.

      Forbidden

    • B.

      Allowed

    • C.

      Suggested

    • D.

      Instituted

    Correct Answer
    A. Forbidden
    Explanation
    The word "banned" in line 6 means prohibited or not allowed. It indicates that the use of carbon tetrachloride for home purposes is not permitted.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: according to the passage, before 1970, carbon tetrachloride was

    • A.

      Used by itself as a cleanser

    • B.

      Banned in industrial use

    • C.

      Often used as a component of cleaning product

    • D.

      Not allowed in home cleaning products

    Correct Answer
    C. Often used as a component of cleaning product
    Explanation
    Before 1970, carbon tetrachloride was often used as a component of cleaning products. It was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home. However, it was found to be dangerous when heated, as it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and even death if inhaled. Due to this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: It is stated in the passage that when carbon tetrachloride is heated, it becomes

    • A.

      Harmful

    • B.

      Colorless

    • C.

      A cleaning compound

    • D.

      Inflammable

    Correct Answer
    A. Harmful
    Explanation
    The passage states that when carbon tetrachloride is heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and even death if inhaled. This indicates that it becomes harmful when heated.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: the word "inhaled" in line 10 is close in meaning to

    • A.

      Warmed

    • B.

      Breathed in

    • C.

      Carelessly used

    • D.

      Blown

    Correct Answer
    B. Breathed in
    Explanation
    The word "inhaled" in line 10 means to breathe in. In the context of the passage, it refers to the act of breathing in the poisonous gas that carbon tetrachloride changes into when heated. This is significant because inhaling the gas can cause severe illness or even death. Therefore, "breathed in" is the closest meaning to the word "inhaled" in this context.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants. Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: the word" revoked" in line 11 could most easily be replaced by

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Granted

    • C.

      Instituted

    • D.

      Took away

    Correct Answer
    D. Took away
    Explanation
    The word "revoked" in line 11 could most easily be replaced by "took away". This is because "revoked" means to officially cancel or withdraw something, which is synonymous with "took away". The other options, such as "have", "granted", and "instituted", do not convey the same meaning as "revoked" in the context of the sentence.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: it can be inferred from the passage that one role of the U.S. government it to

    • A.

      Regulate product safety

    • B.

      Prohibit any use of carbon tetrachloride

    • C.

      Instruct industry on cleaning methodologies

    • D.

      Ban the use of any chemical

    Correct Answer
    A. Regulate product safety
    Explanation
    The passage states that the United States government revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride due to its dangerous characteristics. This suggests that one role of the U.S. government is to regulate product safety, ensuring that potentially harmful substances are not used in consumer products. Therefore, the correct answer is "regulate product safety."

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    "Carbon tetrachloride is a colorless and inflammable liquid that can be produced by combining carbon disulfide and chlorine. This compound is widely used in industry today because of its effectiveness as a solvent as well as its use in the production of propellants.Despite its widespread use in industry, carbon tetrachloride has been banned for home use. In the past, carbon tetrachloride was a common ingredient in cleaning compounds that were used throughout the home, but it was found to be dangerous: when heated, it changes into a poisonous gas that can cause severe illness and can even death if it is inhaled. Because of this dangerous characteristic, the United States revoked permission for the home use of carbon tetrachloride in 1970. The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds" Q: the paragraph following the passage most likely discusses

    • A.

      Additional uses for carbon tetrachloride

    • B.

      The banning of various chemical compounds by the U.S government

    • C.

      The further dangerous effect of carbon tetrachloride

    • D.

      The major characteristics of carbon tetrachloride

    Correct Answer
    B. The banning of various chemical compounds by the U.S government
    Explanation
    The paragraph following the passage most likely discusses the banning of various chemical compounds by the U.S government. This can be inferred from the statement that "The United States has taken similar action with various other chemical compounds." This suggests that the paragraph will discuss the actions taken by the U.S government to ban other chemical compounds similar to carbon tetrachloride.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Aug 28, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Quiz Created by
    Darmawati

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.