Comprehension Trivia: Practice Test Questions Quiz

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Comprehension Trivia: Practice Test Questions Quiz

What we have here is a comprehension trivia practice test questions quiz. It is made up of a passage you need to read to understand so that you can answer the questions that follow. Make sure you read the story in detail. Questions like these improve not only your vocabulary but also your sentence writing skills. Try it now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin (now Larue) County, Ky., on Feb. 12, 1809. His family moved to Indiana and then to Illinois, and Lincoln gained what education he could along the way. While reading law, he worked in a store, managed a mill, surveyed and split rails. In 1834, he went to the Illinois legislature as a Whig and became the party's floor leader. For the next 20 years he practiced law in Springfield, except for a sigle term (1847-49) in Congress, where he denounced the Mexican War. In 1855, he was a candidate for senator ad the next year he joined the new Republican Party.
     
    • A leading but unsuccessful candidate for the vice-presidential nomination with Fremont, Lincoln gained national attention in 1858 when, as the Republican candidate. He lost the election, but continued to prepare the way for the 1860 Republican convention and was rewarded with the presidential nomination on the third ballot. He won the election over three opponents.
    The text tells about Lincoln's...
    • A. 

      Childhood

    • B. 

      Part of his life

    • C. 

      Unhappy moment

    • D. 

      Republican Party

    • E. 

      Role in Mexican War

  • 2. 
    "A leading but unsuccessful candidate for the vice-presidential nomination with Fremont, Lincoln gained national attention in 1858..." (paragraph 2) What does the underlined word mean?
    • A. 

      Received

    • B. 

      Produced

    • C. 

      Showed

    • D. 

      Started

    • E. 

      Noted

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about Lincoln?
    • A. 

      He was a politician

    • B. 

      He agreed to the Mexican War

    • C. 

      He came from the Republic Party

    • D. 

      He used to live in different places

    • E. 

      He worked in different professions

  • 4. 
    As illustrated in the second paragraph, we can conlude that Lincoln was...
    • A. 

      Rich

    • B. 

      Humble

    • C. 

      Generous

    • D. 

      Persistent

    • E. 

      Adventurous

  • 5. 
    •  Thirty-five years ago I was out prospecting on the Stanislaus, tramping all day long with pick and pan and horn, and washing a hatful of dirt here and there, always expecting to make a rich strike, and never doing it. It was a lovely region, woodsy, balmy, delicious and had once been populous, long years before, but now the people had vanished and the charming paradise was a solitude.
    • They went away when the surface diggings gave out. In one place, where a busy little city with banks and newspapers and fire companies and a mayor and aldermen had been, was nothing but a wide expanse of emerald turf, with not even the faintest sign that human life had ever been present there. This was down toward Tuttletown.
     
    • In the country neighborhood thereabouts, along the dusty roads, one found at intervals the prettiest little cottage homes, snug and cozy and so cobwebbed with vines snowed thick with roses that the doors and windows were wholly hidden from sight--sign that these were deserted homes, forsaken years ago by defeated and disappointed families who could neither sell them nor give them away. Now and then, half an hour apart, one came across solitary log cabins of the earliest mining days, built by the first gold-miners, the predecessors of the cottage-builders. In some few cases these cabins were still occupied; and when this was so, you could depend upon it that the occupant was the very pioneer who had built the cabin; and you could depend on another thing, too--that he was there because he had once had his opportunity to go home to the rich States, and had not done it; had rather lost his wealth, and had then in his humiliation resolved to server all communication with his home relatives and friends, and be to them thenceforth as one dead.
    What does the text tell about?
    • A. 

      An abandoned place

    • B. 

      A mining site

    • C. 

      Gold miners

    • D. 

      Rich people

    • E. 

      Log cabins

  • 6. 
    "... but now the people had vanished and the charming paradise was a solitude. " (paragraph 1) The closest meaning of the underlined word is...
    • A. 

      Gone

    • B. 

      Fought

    • C. 

      Cheered

    • D. 

      Gathered

    • E. 

      Appeared

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT true according to the text?
    • A. 

      There used to be gold miners in the country

    • B. 

      The roads in the countryside were dirty

    • C. 

      Most of the people left their houses

    • D. 

      The cabins were well taken care

    • E. 

      The cabins were made of wood

  • 8. 
    "In some few cases these cabins were still occupied; and when this was so, ... (paragraph 3) The word this refers to...
    • A. 

      The neighboring country

    • B. 

      The challenging case

    • C. 

      The occupying cabin

    • D. 

      The mining site

    • E. 

      The rich state

  • 9. 
    • A survey has found about 13 percent of first-time smokers in the country are junior high school students. It also revealed 89 percent of young female employees were smokers. The survey was conducted in five major cities across the country, including Surakarta in Central Java.
    • Muhammad Syahril Mansyur, the Surakarta Health Agency's respiratory illness division, said that the finding of the survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers. "This situation is a cause for concern, " he said. "It appears the country's younger generation is uneducated about the health risks of smoking."
    • The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as inefectice as the government refuses to sign the international convention on tobacco control. It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers.
    • A. 

      Growing number of junior high school smoking students

    • B. 

      Surveying towards junior high school smoking students

    • C. 

      Finding the danger of smoking in Central Java

    • D. 

      Preventing junior high school smoking students

    • E. 

      Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign

  • 10. 
    What did the finding of the survey reveal?
    • A. 

      13 percent of first-time smokers

    • B. 

      89 percent of young female employees

    • C. 

      The danger of smoking for junior high students

    • D. 

      An alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers

    • E. 

      The effectiveness of the survey conducted in Central Java

  • 11. 
    "It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers." (paragraph 3) The word "revenue" has the same meaning as...
    • A. 

      Advantage

    • B. 

      Product

    • C. 

      Income

    • D. 

      Yield

    • E. 

      Value

  • 12. 
     Why was he Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign considered inefective?
    • A. 

      A lot of teenagers and adult people have been active smokers

    • B. 

      The cigarette producers affected young teenagers to be smokers

    • C. 

      The cigarette producers caused a lot of the health risks of smoking

    • D. 

      The government does not support the Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign

    • E. 

      The cigarette producers provided a lot of revenue and jobs to thousands of employees

  • 13. 
    • Charles Ives, now acclaimed as the first great American composer of the twentieth century, had to wait many years for recognition he deserved. The son of a bandmaster, Ives entered Yale at twenty to study composition with Horatio Parker, but after graduation, he did not choose to pursue a career in music. He suspected correctly that the public would not accept the music he wrote. Even the few conductors and performers he tried to interest in his compositions felt that they were unplayable. Instead, he became a successful insurance executive, building his company into the largest agency in the country in only two decades. Even during that busy time, he still dedicated himself to composing music in the evenings, on weekends, and during vacations. Although he occasionally hired musicians to play one of his works privately for him. He usually heard his music only in his imagination.
    • After he recovered from a serious heart attack, he became reconciled to the fact that his ideas, especially the use of dissonance and special effects, were just too different for musical mainstream. Determined to share his music with the few people who might appreciate it, he published his work privately and distributed it free.
    • In 1939, when Ives was sixty-five, American pianist John Kirkpatrick played Concord Sonata in Town Hall. The reviews were laudatory. One reviewer proclaimed it “the greatest music composed by an American,” By 1947, Ives was famous. His second Symphony was presented to public in a performance by the New York Philharmonic, fifty years after it had been written. The same year, Ives received the Pulitzer Prize. He was seventy-three.
    What does the text tell us about?
    • A. 

      Musical Composition

    • B. 

      John Kirkpatrick’s life

    • C. 

      The Pulitzer Prize

    • D. 

      Charles Ive’s life

    • E. 

      Career choices

  • 14. 
    What is the main idea of the third paragraph?
    • A. 

      Charles Ives was a successful musician

    • B. 

      John Kirkpatrick was a successful musician

    • C. 

      Charles Ives attempted to perform his music

    • D. 

      Charles Ives performed his music sucessfully

    • E. 

      John Kirkpatrick was a famous musician.

  • 15. 
    “... he become reconciled to the fact that his ideas, especially the use of dissonance...” (paragraph 2) The word “reconciled” is close in meaning to...
    • A. 

      Sophisticated

    • B. 

      Harmonized

    • C. 

      Conciliated

    • D. 

      Conceited

    • E. 

      Satisfied

  • 16. 
    • Here we wondered how we get chocolate from? Well this time we will enter the amazing world of chocolate so we can understand exactly we are eating.
    • Chocolate starts a tree called cacao tree. This tree grows in equatorial regions, especially in place such as South America, Africa, and Indonesia. The cacao tree produces a fruit about the size of a small pine apple. In side the fruits are the tree’s seeds. They are also known as coco beans.
    • Next, the beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun. After that they are shipped to the chocolate maker. The chocolate maker starts by roasting the beans to bring out the flavour. Different beans from different places have different qualities and flavour. So they are often shorted and blended to produce a distinctive mix.
    • The next process is winnowing. The roasted beans are winnowed to remove the meat nib of the cacao bean from its shell. Then the nibs are blended. The blended nibs are ground to make it a liquid. The liquid is called chocolate liquor. It tastes bitter.
    • All seeds contain some amount of fat and cacao beans are not different. However, cacao beans are half fat, which is why the ground nibs from liquid. It is pure bitter chocolate.
    What does the text tell us about?
    • A. 

      The process of cropping the chocolate yields

    • B. 

      How to develop the chocolate products

    • C. 

      Shipping the chocolate to the producer

    • D. 

      The way of enhancing the chocolate

    • E. 

      The process of making the chocolate

  • 17. 
    What are the tree’s seeds called?
    • A. 

      Cocoa

    • B. 

      Seeds

    • C. 

      Fruits

    • D. 

      Chocolate

    • E. 

      Coco beans

  • 18. 
    How is the cacao produced into chocolate liquor?
    • A. 

      After the cacao is produced into coco beans, then coco beans are baked and ground into the chocolate liquor

    • B. 

      After the cacao is processed into nibs, then the blended nibs are ground to produce chocolate liquor

    • C. 

      After beans are fermented in dried sun, the beans are processed into chocolate liquor

    • D. 

      After the cacao is dried in the sun, then the cacao is produced into chocolate liquor

    • E. 

      The cacao can be directly processed into chocolate liquor

  • 19. 
    Next the beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun. (paragraph 3) The word “fermented” is similar to...
    • A. 

      Undergone chemical changes

    • B. 

      Changed becoming dry

    • C. 

      Turned into dry cacao

    • D. 

      Sun-dried up to dry

    • E. 

      Made up dry

  • 20. 
    • Jakarta is the second-worst place for expatriates to work in outside of the United States of America, Canada and Western Europe. It is according to a recent report published by Business week.
    • The business week report ranked emerging markets that might be challenging to move into due to their level of pollution, disease, political violence and availability of good and services.
    • The report ranked Jakarta second, just below Lagos in Nigeria and above Riyadh Saudi Arabia, saying the threat of violence from extremist, in particular, is serious drawback to living in Jakarta. Bombings targetting foreign interests in Jakarta, such as the JW Marriot hotel bombing in 2003, have been repeated elsewhere in the city.
    • The report said despite despite problems are commonly happened in many developing cities such as the risk of disease, poor sanitation, and excessive pollution, Indonesia can be an enticing location.
    • In reponse, the Jakarta administration took the report positively, saying it could spur the administration to improve its performance.
      What is the text about?
    • A. 

      Jakarta as a Good Working Place for Expatriates

    • B. 

      Jakarta as a Bad Working Place for Expatriates

    • C. 

      Jakarta as an Economical and Business Place

    • D. 

      Jakarta as a Center of Political and Business Place

    • E. 

      Jakarta as an Administrative City