TOEIC Reading Practice 02

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TOEIC Reading Practice 02 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Please contact Maria Alvarez for _________________ in cashing traveler’s checks.

    • A.

      Questions

    • B.

      Persistence

    • C.

      Assistance

    • D.

      Trouble

    Correct Answer
    C. Assistance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "assistance" because it is the most appropriate word to complete the sentence. The sentence is asking the reader to contact Maria Alvarez for help or support in cashing traveler's checks.

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  • 2. 

    Secretarial interviews will be ___________ at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 3rd.

    • A.

      Stationed

    • B.

      Given

    • C.

      Played

    • D.

      Taken

    Correct Answer
    B. Given
    Explanation
    The word "given" is the correct answer because it is the most appropriate verb to use in the context of scheduling or arranging interviews. The word "given" implies that the secretarial interviews will be scheduled or allocated to take place at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 3rd. The other options, "stationed," "played," and "taken," do not fit the context of scheduling interviews.

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  • 3. 

    After ITC LTD. bought Banana Computers, its brand ____________ increased threefold.

    • A.

      Recognition

    • B.

      Recognized

    • C.

      Recognize

    • D.

      Recognizable

    Correct Answer
    A. Recognition
    Explanation
    After ITC LTD. bought Banana Computers, its brand recognition increased threefold. This means that the level of awareness and familiarity of the Banana Computers brand among consumers significantly improved after the acquisition. The word "recognition" best fits this context as it refers to the extent to which a brand is known and identified by customers.

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  • 4. 

    Next June, Avery Animation will unveil a __________ new video game based on the movie “Warlords.”

    • A.

      Fascinate

    • B.

      Fascinating

    • C.

      Fascinated

    • D.

      Fascinates

    Correct Answer
    B. Fascinating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fascinating" because it is used as an adjective to describe the new video game. The word "fascinating" implies that the game is very interesting and captivating, which suggests that it will likely attract a lot of attention and intrigue from players.

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  • 5. 

    We promise to send _________ proposed contract to them by Wednesday morning.

    • A.

      They’re

    • B.

      Theirs

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      Theirselves

    Correct Answer
    C. Their
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "their". In the sentence, "We promise to send their proposed contract to them by Wednesday morning," the possessive pronoun "their" is used to show that the proposed contract belongs to a group of people.

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  • 6. 

    Satisfaction is __________ or your money back when you order color prints from Technichrome Inc.

    • A.

      Happened

    • B.

      Guaranteed

    • C.

      Predicted

    • D.

      Requested

    Correct Answer
    B. Guaranteed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "guaranteed". This is because the sentence states that satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back when you order color prints from Technichrome Inc. This means that if you are not satisfied with the color prints, you can get your money back.

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  • 7. 

    Since being promoted last summer, Brenda in marketing has been __________ boasting about her new boat.

    • A.

      Finally

    • B.

      Consecutively

    • C.

      Normally

    • D.

      Constantly

    Correct Answer
    D. Constantly
    Explanation
    Since Brenda in marketing was promoted last summer, she has been continuously boasting about her new boat. This implies that Brenda has been consistently and frequently talking about her boat without any interruption or break. The word "constantly" accurately captures this continuous and repetitive behavior.

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  • 8. 

    An appetizer at Royal Steakhouse costs as much ______ a full meal at McDougal’s.

    • A.

      As

    • B.

      Than

    • C.

      For

    • D.

      Then

    Correct Answer
    A. As
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as". This is because the sentence is comparing the cost of an appetizer at Royal Steakhouse to a full meal at McDougal's. The word "as" is used to show that the cost of the appetizer is the same as the cost of the full meal.

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  • 9. 

    Because Chicago is in the Midwestern United States, it can experience a wide ______ of weather in any 24-hour period.

    • A.

      Type

    • B.

      Varieties

    • C.

      Distinctness

    • D.

      Range

    Correct Answer
    D. Range
    Explanation
    Chicago is located in the Midwestern United States, which means it can experience a wide range of weather conditions in any given 24-hour period. The term "range" refers to the extent or variety of something, in this case, the different types of weather that can occur in Chicago within a day. Therefore, "range" is the correct answer to describe the variety of weather conditions experienced in Chicago.

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  • 10. 

    The Uncommon Townhouses are ______ located to provide for all your living needs.

    • A.

      Center

    • B.

      Central

    • C.

      Centrally

    • D.

      Centered

    Correct Answer
    C. Centrally
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "centrally." This means that the Uncommon Townhouses are located in a central position, making it convenient for residents to access all their living needs.

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  • 11. 

    _____ English had been his first language, Mr. Li might not have misunderstood the sales representative from the Australian corporation.

    • A.

      Unless

    • B.

      If

    • C.

      As

    • D.

      Even

    Correct Answer
    B. If
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "If" because it introduces a hypothetical condition in the sentence. It implies that if English had been Mr. Li's first language, he would not have misunderstood the sales representative. The word "if" is commonly used to express a condition or possibility.

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  • 12. 

    Highman & Sons’ profits _______________ to increase 15 percent in the next fiscal quarter.

    • A.

      Are predicted

    • B.

      Will predict

    • C.

      Is predicted

    • D.

      Are predicting

    Correct Answer
    A. Are predicted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are predicted". This is because the sentence is referring to a future event, the increase in profits in the next fiscal quarter. The verb "are predicted" is in the present tense and matches the subject "Highman & Sons' profits", indicating that someone has made a prediction about the future increase in profits.

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  • 13. 

    The ___________ e-mail from corporate headquarters said that personal phone calls will no longer be allowed at the office.

    • A.

      Latest

    • B.

      Most early

    • C.

      Consistent

    • D.

      Modernest

    Correct Answer
    A. Latest
    Explanation
    The word "latest" is the correct answer because it means the most recent or up-to-date. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the email received from corporate headquarters is the most recent communication regarding the new policy of disallowing personal phone calls at the office.

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  • 14. 

    The R & D Department will __________ try to have the beta product on the market by the end of next month.

    • A.

      Certain

    • B.

      Certifiably

    • C.

      Certainly

    • D.

      Certainty

    Correct Answer
    C. Certainly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "certainly" because it is an adverb that means without a doubt or definitely. In this context, it suggests that the R&D Department is determined and confident in their efforts to have the beta product on the market by the end of next month.

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  • 15. 

    Due to _____ high degree of liability, the company must exercise caution in assessing client’s insurance claims.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      It’s

    • C.

      Theirs

    • D.

      Its

    Correct Answer
    D. Its
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "its". The sentence is referring to the company's high degree of liability, indicating possession. "Its" is the correct possessive form of "it".

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  • 16. 

    People who buy alcohol are _______________ to have proper identification.

    • A.

      Require

    • B.

      Requiring

    • C.

      Required

    • D.

      Requires

    Correct Answer
    C. Required
    Explanation
    When we say "People who buy alcohol are required to have proper identification," we are expressing a general rule or requirement. In this context, "required" is the correct form of the verb because it agrees with the subject "People." The other options (require, requiring, requires) do not match the subject and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 17. 

    Markowitz Inc. blames its ___________ in quarterly sales on a steady rise in retail gas prices.

    • A.

      Increase

    • B.

      Decline

    • C.

      Trade

    • D.

      Production

    Correct Answer
    B. Decline
    Explanation
    Markowitz Inc. blames its decline in quarterly sales on a steady rise in retail gas prices. This means that the company's sales have decreased, likely due to customers reducing their spending on Markowitz Inc.'s products or services. The increase in gas prices may have led to higher transportation costs, which could have resulted in higher prices for the company's products or reduced consumer demand. As a result, the decline in sales can be attributed to the impact of rising gas prices on the company's business operations.

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  • 18. 

    Felipe Mendoza, a senior manager, suggested a unique fundraiser that has caught the attention of one of the organization’s wealthiest _____________.

    • A.

      Donors

    • B.

      Donor

    • C.

      Donating

    • D.

      Donated

    Correct Answer
    A. Donors
    Explanation
    The sentence states that Felipe Mendoza, a senior manager, suggested a unique fundraiser that has caught the attention of one of the organization's wealthiest individuals. The word "donors" is the correct answer because it is the plural form of "donor," indicating that Felipe's fundraiser idea has attracted the attention of multiple wealthy individuals who are willing to contribute to the cause.

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  • 19. 

    Atco Aviation has __________ shut down production of its newest model L-101 planes in the wake of disappointing advance orders.

    • A.

      Fluently fluently

    • B.

      Vicariously

    • C.

      Accidentally

    • D.

      Permanently

    Correct Answer
    D. Permanently
    Explanation
    Atco Aviation has permanently shut down production of its newest model L-101 planes in the wake of disappointing advance orders. This means that the company has made the decision to stop producing these planes indefinitely, indicating that there are no plans to resume production in the future. The word "permanently" implies a final and irreversible action, suggesting that the shutdown is not temporary or accidental.

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  • 20. 

    Please note that this rider is optional in nature and does not supersede or __________ the original contract.

    • A.

      Alters

    • B.

      Alter

    • C.

      Altering

    • D.

      Altered

    Correct Answer
    B. Alter
    Explanation
    This sentence is discussing the rider's relationship to the original contract. The word "alter" means to change or modify. In this context, it suggests that the rider does not override or change the original contract, but instead works alongside it. Therefore, the correct answer is "alter."

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  • 21. 

    All computer programmers are required to be back ____ their desks by five minutes after one.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      Under

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because it indicates a specific time when computer programmers are required to be back at their desks, which is five minutes after one.

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  • 22. 

    Upon entering, proceed to the sign-in table and present your __________________ form to one of the conference administrators.

    • A.

      Registering

    • B.

      Registration

    • C.

      Register

    • D.

      To register

    Correct Answer
    B. Registration
    Explanation
    To gain access to the conference, attendees are required to present a form that verifies their registration. This form serves as proof that they have successfully signed up for the event. Therefore, the correct answer is "registration."

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  • 23. 

    Despite the attorneys’ prolonged negotiations, the terms of the proposed marketing agreement were not satisfactory to _____________ party.

    • A.

      Either

    • B.

      Neither

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Also

    Correct Answer
    A. Either
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "either". This is because "either" is used to indicate a choice between two options. In this sentence, it suggests that the terms of the proposed marketing agreement were not satisfactory to either party involved in the negotiations.

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  • 24. 

    The counselor noted that potential police officers must be _____ in regard to working hours and conditions.

    • A.

      Flexible

    • B.

      Flexibility

    • C.

      Flexibly

    • D.

      Flexibleness

    Correct Answer
    A. Flexible
    Explanation
    The counselor noted that potential police officers must be "flexible" in regard to working hours and conditions. This means that they should be adaptable and willing to adjust their schedule and adapt to different working conditions as required in their role as police officers. Being flexible allows them to effectively respond to the changing demands and unpredictable nature of their job, ensuring they can fulfill their duties effectively and efficiently.

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  • 25. 

    Please ________ your children in the amusement park.

    • A.

      Monitoring

    • B.

      Monitered

    • C.

      Monitors

    • D.

      Monitor

    Correct Answer
    D. Monitor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "monitor". In this sentence, the word "monitor" is used as a verb and it means to watch or supervise. The sentence is asking the reader to watch or supervise their children in the amusement park. The other options, "monitoring", "monitered", and "monitors", do not fit grammatically or contextually in the sentence.

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  • 26. 

    Flying first class would have _____ twice as much as flying economy class.

    • A.

      Cost

    • B.

      Spent

    • C.

      Paid

    • D.

      Lasted

    Correct Answer
    A. Cost
    Explanation
    Flying first class would have cost twice as much as flying economy class. This means that the price of a first-class ticket is double the price of an economy class ticket.

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  • 27. 

    Trumpet Inc. launched an innovative advertising _______ last week targeting middle-class, bilingual mothers with multiple school-age children.

    • A.

      Design

    • B.

      Rating

    • C.

      Seminar

    • D.

      Campaign

    Correct Answer
    D. Campaign
    Explanation
    Trumpet Inc. launched an innovative advertising campaign last week targeting middle-class, bilingual mothers with multiple school-age children. This suggests that Trumpet Inc. implemented a strategic and organized series of promotional activities to reach their target audience. A campaign typically involves various marketing tactics such as advertisements, social media promotions, and events to create awareness and generate interest in a product or service. In this case, the campaign was specifically tailored for middle-class, bilingual mothers with multiple school-age children.

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