Unit 12 Listening Quiz

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Listening Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz should be completed while listening to the Unit 12 Listening Track in the Music section of our class homepage (http://ucenglish. Ning. Com). Remember that you can listen to the track as many times as you need to and take the quiz as many times as you need to. Only your best score is graded.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Listen and answer the questions below by choosing the correct answer.1) What is the name of the program?
    • A. 

      The Science Show

    • B. 

      Extreme Engineering

    • C. 

      Amazing and Astonishing Ideas

    • D. 

      Answer not given in the conversation.

  • 2. 
    2) The first kind of technology discussed in the conversation is _______________________.
    • A. 

      The Atlantic ocean

    • B. 

      Pre-constructed sections

    • C. 

      A trans-Atlantic tunnel

    • D. 

      Giant anchors

  • 3. 
    3) Which of the following statements is TRUE (Choose only one.)?
    • A. 

      The rail tunnel will link Boston and London.

    • B. 

      The pre-constructed sections will be made on land.

    • C. 

      The pre-constructed sections will be put together on land.

    • D. 

      There will be 5,400 pre-constructed sections.

  • 4. 
    5) Which of the following is FALSE about the tunnel (Choose only one.)?
    • A. 

      Giant anchors will hold it in place.

    • B. 

      A train that travels on tracks will run through the tunnel.

    • C. 

      The tunnel will float 200 meters under the surface.

    • D. 

      The tunnel will be built from pre-constructed sections.

  • 5. 
    5) How are Maglev trains different from normal trains?
    • A. 

      They are not made out of metal.

    • B. 

      They do not carry passengers.

    • C. 

      They do not have wheels.

    • D. 

      They are smaller.

  • 6. 
    6) Where did the first Maglev train start being used?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      China

  • 7. 
    7) How fast do Maglev trains currently travel?
    • A. 

      500 kilometers per hour

    • B. 

      6,000 kilometers per hour

    • C. 

      300 kilometers per hour

    • D. 

      Answer not given in the conversation.

  • 8. 
    8) TRUE or FALSE: Maglev trains produce less pollution than ordinary trains.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Does not say.

  • 9. 
    9) Which of the following could be a problem with using Maglev trains (Choose only one.)?
    • A. 

      They are uncomfortable.

    • B. 

      They can only be used over short distances.

    • C. 

      They are expensive to build.

    • D. 

      They are fast.

  • 10. 
    10) Which of the following is NOT a possible danger to underwater Maglev trains that is described in the conversation (Choose only one.)?
    • A. 

      A submarine

    • B. 

      An iceberg

    • C. 

      A power outage

    • D. 

      Ocean waves

  • 11. 
    Listen again to the excerpts from the conversation. Fill in the blanks with the correct words or combinations of words. Please do not put any marks (like . / ; , etc.) between your answers.11) Presenter: We have heard a lot _________________ extreme engineering and one _____________ amazing and astonishing ideas is a rail tunnel ___________ the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 12. 
    12) Presenter: Amazing. Now, __________________________, the train which would run through this tunnel ______________ a magnetically levitated train. _______________?
  • 13. 
    13) Martha Long: Well, ordinary trains travel on rails and they can only _______________ of around xxx kilometers per hour. They are also very noisy. Maglev trains _______________, so there's no noise. There's no pollution. The trains would be _____________________________.