TOEFL Itp Reading Test

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TOEFL Itp Reading Test

In this section you will read several passages. Each passage is followed by several questions. For each question choose the one best answer from A, B, C, and D. Your answers should be based on what is stated or implied in the passage.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Passage 1             Carbohydrates, which are sugars, are an essential part of a healthy diet. They provide the main source of energy for the body, and they also function to flavor and sweeten foods. Carbohydrates range from simple sugars like glucose to complex sugars such as amylose and amylopectin. Nutritionists estimate that carbohydrates should make up about one-fourth to 5 one-fifth of a person’s diet. This translates to about 75-100 grams of carbohydrates per day.            A diet that is deficient in carbohydrates can have an adverse effect 10 on a person’s health. When the body lacks a sufficient amount of carbohydrates it must then use its protein supplies for energy, a process called gluconeogenesis. This, however, results in a lack of necessary protein, and further health difficulties may occur. A lack of carbohydrates can also lead to ketosis, a build-up of ketones 15 in the body that causes fatigue, lethargy, and bad breath. Question 1: What is the main idea of this passage?
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates are needed for good health.

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates prevent a build-up of proteins.

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates can lead to ketosis.

    • D. 

      Carbohydrates are an expendable part of a good diet.

  • 2. 
    The word “function” refers to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Neglect

    • B. 

      Serve

    • C. 

      Dissolve

    • D. 

      Profess

  • 3. 
    The word “range” is closest in meaning to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Extend

    • B. 

      Proceed

    • C. 

      Hail

    • D. 

      Probe

  • 4. 
    The word “estimate” could best be replaced by
    • A. 

      Disbelieve

    • B. 

      Declare

    • C. 

      Calculate

    • D. 

      Wonder

  • 5. 
    According to the passage, what do most nutritionists suggest?
    • A. 

      Sufficient carbohydrates will prevent gluconeogenesis.

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates are simple sugars called glucose.

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates should make up about a quarter of a person’s daily diet.

    • D. 

      Carbohydrates should be eaten in very small quantities.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following do carbohydrates NOT do?
    • A. 

      Prevent ketosis

    • B. 

      Cause gluconeogenesis

    • C. 

      Provide energy for the body

    • D. 

      Flavor and sweeten food

  • 7. 
    Which of the following words could best replace “deficient”?
    • A. 

      Outstanding

    • B. 

      Abundant

    • C. 

      Insufficient

    • D. 

      Unequal

  • 8. 
    What does the word “this” refer to?
    • A. 

      Using protein supplies for energy

    • B. 

      Converting carbohydrates to energy

    • C. 

      Having a deficiency in carbohydrates

    • D. 

      Having an insufficient amount of protein

  • 9. 
    According to the passage, which of the following does NOT describe carbohydrates?
    • A. 

      A protein supply

    • B. 

      A necessity

    • C. 

      A range of sugars

    • D. 

      An energy source

  • 10. 
    The word “lack” is most similar to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Plethora

    • B. 

      Shortage

    • C. 

      Derivation

    • D. 

      Commission

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      She's glad he called.

    • B. 

      She thought he would call.

    • C. 

      She's angry because he didn't call.

    • D. 

      She doesn't mind that he didn't call.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      In an airplane

    • B. 

      In a truck

    • C. 

      At a sportings event

    • D. 

      In a department store

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      He is very unhappy with the test.

    • B. 

      He doesn't have another chance to take the test.

    • C. 

      He plans on taking the test again.

    • D. 

      He is satisfied with the score.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      In the woods

    • B. 

      At a library

    • C. 

      At a soccer game

    • D. 

      In a restaurant

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      She found a great parking space.

    • B. 

      The park was wonderful.

    • C. 

      She didn't enjoy the trip.

    • D. 

      She could not find the place.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      He actually earned money in Europe.

    • B. 

      It's impossible to save money there.

    • C. 

      He doesn't know much about the cost.

    • D. 

      Europe is not that expensive.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      She thinks the man is joking.

    • B. 

      She thinks the car is dangerous.

    • C. 

      It's the kind of car she wants.

    • D. 

      The car is very unappealing to her.

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Why Joe's mistakes bother her

    • B. 

      Why Joe eats that way

    • C. 

      How Joe would correct his mistake

    • D. 

      Why Joe's habit upsets her

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      The book is no longer in most stores.

    • B. 

      The book was written many years ago.

    • C. 

      She's been looking for the book for years.

    • D. 

      The print in the book is rare.

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      He's willing to make a deal.

    • B. 

      He will give it to her.

    • C. 

      He wants to know why she needs it.

    • D. 

      He doesn't have it now.

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Sally took them from her.

    • B. 

      She felt silly taking them.

    • C. 

      The notes were a group effort.

    • D. 

      Sally actually wrote the notes.

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      It wasn't the dining hall.

    • B. 

      He's not through eating.

    • C. 

      He didn't like the meat.

    • D. 

      The beef was excellent.

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      It's the first thing she ever made.

    • B. 

      Her maid knitted it for her.

    • C. 

      It didn't take very long.

    • D. 

      She didn't make it herself.

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      It was a bad day for a date.

    • B. 

      Kelly forgot about the date.

    • C. 

      It was his worst date ever.

    • D. 

      The date wasn't too bad.

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Who has the clamp

    • B. 

      Where they should camp

    • C. 

      Where the lamps go

    • D. 

      Whether it's damp

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