Understanding "A Cultural Difference: Being On Time"

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This is a reading comprehension quiz for American Language Institute at San Francisco State. This quiz is only for ALI students, teachers, and staff. Thank you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the professor decide to study?
    • A. 

      Universities in Brazil

    • B. 

      The Brazilian students' attitudes about time

    • C. 

      Universities in America

    • D. 

      What time students wake up

  • 2. 
    Describe the professors experiment.
    • A. 

      He started class later.

    • B. 

      He went to a laboratory and experimented with a new chemical.

    • C. 

      He had lunch with the students.

    • D. 

      He talked to American and Brazilian students about lateness in both an informal and formal situation.

  • 3. 
    Did American and Brazilian students have the same idea about lateness in class?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Do classes always begin and end at the appointed hour in both cultures?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    In general, what did the Brazilian students think about people who are late?Use this sentence starter: "They are ____"
  • 6. 
    What was the result of the study?
    • A. 

      The students began to arrive to class on time.

    • B. 

      The professor found out that the Brazilian students were late because they do not respect him.

    • C. 

      The professor learned that the Brazilian students were not being disrespectful to him

    • D. 

      The professor found out that Brazilian students are never late for a lunch date.

  • 7. 
    Choose the statement which best expresses the writer's main idea.
    • A. 

      It is important to be on time for class in the Unites States, but not in Brazil.

    • B. 

      People can learn the importance of punctuality when they are young.

    • C. 

      The importance of being on time differs among cultures.

  • 8. 
    Who is the audience for this reading?Use the sentence starter, "People who___"
  • 9. 
    Why did the writer write this article?
    • A. 

      To inform readers that the importance of time varies by culture

    • B. 

      To share feelings about university classes

    • C. 

      To express an opinion about Brazilian students

    • D. 

      To persuade readers to be on time

  • 10. 
    Describe one example of a cultural difference that you have noticed.