Reading comprehension test 161

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Answer the following questions according to the text. In an interview yesterday Mr. Wilson was questioned about the harmful effects of horror movies on teenagers. He argued that such effects were often exaggerated and claimed that other types of films were far more dangerous for young people. When asked to prove this, he pointed out that horror films were often set in unreal situations and were clearly not to be taken seriously. In contrast, he claimed that films showing violent crime were often set in everyday life, and were therefore more damaging. In Mr. Wilson's opinion, horror films ..... .
A
cost more than other kinds of films.
B
are more popular among the elderly than among the young.
C
are less damaging to young people that films of violent crime.
D
should be banned altogether.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Answer the following questions according to the text. In an interview yesterday Mr. Wilson was questioned about the harmful effects of horror movies on teenagers. He argued that such effects were often exaggerated and claimed that other types of films were far more dangerous for young people. When asked to prove this, he pointed out that horror films were often set in unreal situations and were clearly not to be taken seriously. In contrast, he claimed that films showing violent crime were often set in everyday life, and were therefore more damaging. For Mr. Wilson the main difference between a horror film and one showing violent crime is that the former ..... .
A
is less expensive to produce than the latter.
B
is unrelated to real life, whereas the latter is.
C
rarely receives any attention from the young.
D
is liked by the young, and the latter by the old.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Answer the following questions according to the text. In an interview yesterday Mr. Wilson was questioned about the harmful effects of horror movies on teenagers. He argued that such effects were often exaggerated and claimed that other types of films were far more dangerous for young people. When asked to prove this, he pointed out that horror films were often set in unreal situations and were clearly not to be taken seriously. In contrast, he claimed that films showing violent crime were often set in everyday life, and were therefore more damaging. The interviewer wanted to find out whether ..... .
A
the effects of crime films were being exaggerated.
B
young people were being harmed by horror films.
C
Mr. Wilson preferred horror films to films of violence.
D
Mr. Wilson had himself been affected by horror films.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The famous Tower of London was built as a fortress by William the Conqueror. Early in the Middle Ages the kings used it as a palace; later on it was turned into a prison, but only distinguished prisoners, including statesmen and princes, were held there. Today the Tower is a national museum, where, among other things, the jewelry of the English kings and queens is on display. 4. It is obvious from the passage that the functions of the Tower of London ..... .
A
were all established by William the Conqueror.
B
are all of a military nature.
C
have always been controlled by the kings.
D
have varied greatly over the centuries.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The famous Tower of London was built as a fortress by William the Conqueror. Early in the Middle Ages the kings used it as a palace; later on it was turned into a prison, but only distinguished prisoners, including statesmen and princes, were held there. Today the Tower is a national museum, where, among other things, the jewelry of the English kings and queens is on display. We learn from the passage that the Tower ..... .
A
was never a prison for ordinary people.
B
functions today only as a jewelers museum.
C
was never a residence of English kings.
D
is still a unique example of medieval architecture.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The famous Tower of London was built as a fortress by William the Conqueror. Early in the Middle Ages the kings used it as a palace; later on it was turned into a prison, but only distinguished prisoners, including statesmen and princes, were held there. Today the Tower is a national museum, where, among other things, the jewelry of the English kings and queens is on display. William the Conqueror's original purpose in building the Tower of London ..... .
A
remains unknown even now.
B
was one of defense
C
is still being debated among historians.
D
was strongly criticized later in the Middle Ages.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Never before in history have people been so aware of what is going on in the world. Television, newspapers and radio keep us continually informed and stimulate our interest. The sociologist's interest in the world around him is intense, for society is his field of study. Indeed, he needs to know what is happening in society; he wants to know what makes the social world what it is, how it is organized, why it changes in the ways that it does. Such knowledge is valuable not only for those who make great decisions, but also for you, since this is the world in which you live and make your way. The passage emphasizes that whatever goes on in the world today ..... .
A
is quickly forgotten by the majority.
B
only concerns the sociologist.
C
is of great interest to everyone.
D
can easily be ignored by people in power
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Never before in history have people been so aware of what is going on in the world. Television, newspapers and radio keep us continually informed and stimulate our interest. The sociologist's interest in the world around him is intense, for society is his field of study. Indeed, he needs to know what is happening in society; he wants to know what makes the social world what it is, how it is organized, why it changes in the ways that it does. Such knowledge is valuable not only for those who make great decisions, but also for you, since this is the world in which you live and make your way. It is pointed out in the passage that, among other things, sociologists are very much interested in ..... .
A
the reasons for social change.
B
environmental problems.
C
the effect of television on education.
D
our reaction to their studies.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Never before in history have people been so aware of what is going on in the world. Television, newspapers and radio keep us continually informed and stimulate our interest. The sociologist's interest in the world around him is intense, for society is his field of study. Indeed, he needs to know what is happening in society; he wants to know what makes the social world what it is, how it is organized, why it changes in the ways that it does. Such knowledge is valuable not only for those who make great decisions, but also for you, since this is the world in which you live and make your way. One may conclude from the passage that the studies made by sociologists ..... .
A
are extremely useful both to decision makers and to ordinary people.
B
receive a lot of attention from the media.
C
do not adequately reflect real conditions in the world
D
are primarily intended for students of sociology.
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Every summer many people, girls and women as well as boys and men, try to swim from England to France or from France to England. The distance at the nearest points is only about twenty miles, but because of the strong currents the distance that must be swum is usually twice as far. The first man to succeed in swimming across the Channel was Captain Webb, an Englishman. This was in August 1875. He landed in France 21 hours 45 minutes after entering the water at Dover. Since then there have been many successful swims and the time has been shortened. One French swimmer crossed in 11 hours and 5 minutes. Swimming the Channel is not as easy as it might seem ..... .
A
and only two people have managed to do it so far.
B
for there are very strong currents.
C
as the distance between the two counties is far too much.
D
so few people even try to swim it
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Every summer many people, girls and women as well as boys and men, try to swim from England to France or from France to England. The distance at the nearest points is only about twenty miles, but because of the strong currents the distance that must be swum is usually twice as far. The first man to succeed in swimming across the Channel was Captain Webb, an Englishman. This was in August 1875. He landed in France 21 hours 45 minutes after entering the water at Dover. Since then there have been many successful swims and the time has been shortened. One French swimmer crossed in 11 hours and 5 minutes. The first time anyone swam across the Channel ..... .
A
he was helped by favorable currents.
B
was when England and France organized a swimming competition.
C
no one really believed him.
D
was in the last century.
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.....Every summer many people, girls and women as well as boys and men, try to swim from England to France or from France to England. The distance at the nearest points is only about twenty miles, but because of the strong currents the distance that must be swum is usually twice as far. The first man to succeed in swimming across the Channel was Captain Webb, an Englishman. This was in August 1875. He landed in France 21 hours 45 minutes after entering the water at Dover. Since then there have been many successful swims and the time has been shortened. One French swimmer crossed in 11 hours and 5 minutes..... .
A
has since been nearly reduced to half
B
hasn't been equaled by any French swimmer.
C
was unbelievably short.
D
still remains a record.
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A new discovery of a dinosaur fossil in Antarctica has confirmed the idea that dinosaurs lived not only in the Northern Hemisphere but in the Southern Hemisphere as well. Up until this discovery, scientists had found dinosaur remains on every continent except Antarctica. This new discovery now confirms the idea that dinosaurs were distributed worldwide. If the dinosaur fossil is shown to be related to other dinosaurs of the same period in South America, it will also support the idea that South America and Antarctica were once linked together. It is only recently that ..... .
A
Antarctica has been discovered.
B
a dinosaur fossil has been discovered in Antarctica.
C
scientists have been seriously interested in fossils.
D
some new facts about the Northern Hemisphere have come to light.
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A new discovery of a dinosaur fossil in Antarctica has confirmed the idea that dinosaurs lived not only in the Northern Hemisphere but in the Southern Hemisphere as well. Up until this discovery, scientists had found dinosaur remains on every continent except Antarctica. This new discovery now confirms the idea that dinosaurs were distributed worldwide. If the dinosaur fossil is shown to be related to other dinosaurs of the same period in South America, it will also support the idea that South America and Antarctica were once linked together. One can understand from the passage that ..... .
A
the discovery of the dinosaur fossil in Antarctica was actually of little importance to scientists.
B
dinosaurs were in fact, more commonly found in the Southern Hemisphere.
C
dinosaurs, at one time in the past, lived in both hemispheres
D
the dinosaur fossil, discovered in Antarctica, was significantly different from those found in other continents.
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A new discovery of a dinosaur fossil in Antarctica has confirmed the idea that dinosaurs lived not only in the Northern Hemisphere but in the Southern Hemisphere as well. Up until this discovery, scientists had found dinosaur remains on every continent except Antarctica. This new discovery now confirms the idea that dinosaurs were distributed worldwide. If the dinosaur fossil is shown to be related to other dinosaurs of the same period in South America, it will also support the idea that South America and Antarctica were once linked together. It is hoped that the discovery of the dinosaur fossil in Antarctica ..... .
A
would contribute significantly to our knowledge of the Northern Hemisphere.
B
could answer the question whether South America and Antarctica were originally connected.
C
would lead to further similar discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.
D
will throw further light on the existence of dinosaurs in the past.
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A popular method of treating frozen fingers and toes in very cold, even freezing weather is to slowly rewarm them or rub them with snow. The best treatment, however, is not slow rewarming but rapid rewarming. Putting the frozen fingers or toes in a warm bath or using a hot water bottle are both good ways to treat them. Hot drinks to warm the body from within are also helpful. One must be careful about burning the skin, however. The temperature of any heat applied should not be greater than 43 C. The main concern of the passage is ..... .
A
why one should have plenty of hot drinks in winter.
B
the dangers of freezing weather for the body.
C
how to treat fingers and toes that have been frozen.
D
how to keep adequately warm in the winter.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A popular method of treating frozen fingers and toes in very cold, even freezing weather is to slowly rewarm them or rub them with snow. The best treatment, however, is not slow rewarming but rapid rewarming. Putting the frozen fingers or toes in a warm bath or using a hot water bottle are both good ways to treat them. Hot drinks to warm the body from within are also helpful. One must be careful about burning the skin, however. The temperature of any heat applied should not be greater than 43 C. It is pointed out in the passage that ..... .
A
in rewarming the body the higher the temperature the better the result is.
B
people should be warned not to go out in freezingly cold weather.
C
the use of hot water bottles to rewarm the body is not advisable.
D
one should try to rewarm frozen fingers and toes fairly rapidly.
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A popular method of treating frozen fingers and toes in very cold, even freezing weather is to slowly rewarm them or rub them with snow. The best treatment, however, is not slow rewarming but rapid rewarming. Putting the frozen fingers or toes in a warm bath or using a hot water bottle are both good ways to treat them. Hot drinks to warm the body from within are also helpful. One must be careful about burning the skin, however. The temperature of any heat applied should not be greater than 43 C. The author warns that ..... .
A
one should never rub frozen fingers and toes with snow.
B
one should never rub frozen fingers and toes with snow.
C
the minimum temperature required is 43 C.
D
in rewarming the body, care must be taken not to burn the skin.
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Bicycling in America has been growing at an amazing rate. Bicycles used to be sold to parents for their children. Now those same parents are buying them for themselves, as well as for their children. And grandparents are cycling, too. Moreover, people don't simply cycle for fun and for the exercise. Many young executives ride bikes to work as an alternative to adding to the pollution of cities, and to fighting traffic jams, while college and high school students find bikes an economical alternative to cars or buses. In the passage it is emphasized that, in America ..... .
A
no executive feels he can cycle to work.
B
a great many traffic jams are being caused by cyclists.
C
most parents feel it is dangerous for children to cycle to school.
D
more and more people of all ages are now using bicycles.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Bicycling in America has been growing at an amazing rate. Bicycles used to be sold to parents for their children. Now those same parents are buying them for themselves, as well as for their children. And grandparents are cycling, too. Moreover, people don't simply cycle for fun and for the exercise. Many young executives ride bikes to work as an alternative to adding to the pollution of cities, and to fighting traffic jams, while college and high school students find bikes an economical alternative to cars or buses. Cycling is also a hobby that ..... .
A
the whole family can enjoy.
B
has a high-accident rate.
C
attracts fewer and fewer people.
D
only appeals to the young.
Question 21 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Bicycling in America has been growing at an amazing rate. Bicycles used to be sold to parents for their children. Now those same parents are buying them for themselves, as well as for their children. And grandparents are cycling, too. Moreover, people don't simply cycle for fun and for the exercise. Many young executives ride bikes to work as an alternative to adding to the pollution of cities, and to fighting traffic jams, while college and high school students find bikes an economical alternative to cars or buses. From the passage we can infer that ..... .
A
a lot of parents are borrowing their children's bicycles.
B
different people have different reasons for preferring bicycles to a car.
C
young children should not be allowed to cycle on main roads.
D
most Americans can no longer afford to run a car.
Question 22 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
On the day of my first piano recital, I became more and more nervous. To help me calm down, my piano teacher told me to place several cabbages in the room where I practiced. I was so eager to get over my nerves that I was willing to try anything. For the next few hours, I played to an audience of cabbages. When the time of the recital finally arrived, I was still terribly nervous. My hands felt like ice. When I finally walked across the stage, I looked out into the dark audience. I could not see anyone! All those people out there could just as easily have been cabbages. As I sat down to play, my hands relaxed. Before I knew it, I had played all my pieces without a mistake. For the first time, the cabbage heads applauded. On the day of the recital the music teacher ..... .
A
advised the writer to put cabbages in the room where he practiced and play for them.
B
couldn't think of a way of helping the writer to stay calm.
C
warned the writer not to look at the audience.
D
had no patience with the writer because he was nervous too.
Question 23 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
On the day of my first piano recital, I became more and more nervous. To help me calm down, my piano teacher told me to place several cabbages in the room where I practiced. I was so eager to get over my nerves that I was willing to try anything. For the next few hours, I played to an audience of cabbages. When the time of the recital finally arrived, I was still terribly nervous. My hands felt like ice. When I finally walked across the stage, I looked out into the dark audience. I could not see anyone! All those people out there could just as easily have been cabbages. As I sat down to play, my hands relaxed. Before I knew it, I had played all my pieces without a mistake. For the first time, the cabbage heads applauded. The writer stopped feeling nervous ..... .
A
when he found he couldn't see the audience.
B
as soon as the concert was over
C
when the audience began to applaud
D
because he had practiced a great deal
Question 24 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
On the day of my first piano recital, I became more and more nervous. To help me calm down, my piano teacher told me to place several cabbages in the room where I practiced. I was so eager to get over my nerves that I was willing to try anything. For the next few hours, I played to an audience of cabbages. When the time of the recital finally arrived, I was still terribly nervous. My hands felt like ice. When I finally walked across the stage, I looked out into the dark audience. I could not see anyone! All those people out there could just as easily have been cabbages. As I sat down to play, my hands relaxed. Before I knew it, I had played all my pieces without a mistake. For the first time, the cabbage heads applauded. In the passage it is explained that ..... .
A
the writer was always nervous on the day of a concert
B
the writer always practiced in a room where there were cabbages
C
the room was so cold the writer's hands felt like ice
D
the writer finally began to relax just before he began his recital
Question 25 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mountaineering has this advantage over most other sports; enjoyment depends very little indeed on natural ability or technical skill; it is a sport without winners and without losers. By all means study the technique of climbing if it interests you. But, believe me, provided you go to really good mountain country, it doesn't much matter how you climb or what you climb. There are three things that matter; look up frequently to see the way ahead, don't leave the holds you have until you have tested new ones; do all you can to help those climbing with you. As it is pointed out in the passage, mountaineering is a sport ..... .
A
in which technique is not easy to learn
B
which can be enjoyed anywhere in the country
C
that most people are interested in
D
in which nobody wins and nobody loses
Question 26 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mountaineering has this advantage over most other sports; enjoyment depends very little indeed on natural ability or technical skill; it is a sport without winners and without losers. By all means study the technique of climbing if it interests you. But, believe me, provided you go to really good mountain country, it doesn't much matter how you climb or what you climb. There are three things that matter; look up frequently to see the way ahead, don't leave the holds you have until you have tested new ones; do all you can to help those climbing with you. When climbing one must ..... .
A
always follow the good climbers
B
always keep to known routes
C
try to develop one's natural abilities
D
be careful to check that new holds are safe before leaving old ones
Question 27 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mountaineering has this advantage over most other sports; enjoyment depends very little indeed on natural ability or technical skill; it is a sport without winners and without losers. By all means study the technique of climbing if it interests you. But, believe me, provided you go to really good mountain country, it doesn't much matter how you climb or what you climb. There are three things that matter; look up frequently to see the way ahead, don't leave the holds you have until you have tested new ones; do all you can to help those climbing with you. The passage emphasizes the fact that ..... .
A
one climber should always help another
B
climbing is not a team sport
C
few people really enjoy climbing
D
the techniques of climbing are of great importance.
Question 28 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The desires of a child were naturally rather limited in the Victorian era. Toys were simple and comparatively few. There were no bicycles or mechanical models; the average child ''made his own fun'' from very cheap materials. Really the only shop the child dreamed of entering for his own purposes was the sweatshop. Nowadays a bewildering variety of toys, magazines and entertainment in a multitude of shops, compete for his interest and money; and the boredom of having everything ready-made leads to a constant desire for something new. It is suggested in the passage that the modern child ..... .
A
is allowed to eat too much.
B
develops his abilities by playing with toys.
C
suffers from boredom in spite of all the toys.
D
is well able to amuse himself.
Question 29 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The desires of a child were naturally rather limited in the Victorian era. Toys were simple and comparatively few. There were no bicycles or mechanical models; the average child ''made his own fun'' from very cheap materials. Really the only shop the child dreamed of entering for his own purposes was the sweatshop. Nowadays a bewildering variety of toys, magazines and entertainment in a multitude of shops, compete for his interest and money; and the boredom of having everything ready-made leads to a constant desire for something new. According to the passage ..... .
A
mechanical toys are essential to a child's happiness.
B
home-made toys give more pleasure than ready-made ones.
C
there was a constant desire for something new.
D
simple toys slow down a child's development.
Question 30 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The desires of a child were naturally rather limited in the Victorian era. Toys were simple and comparatively few. There were no bicycles or mechanical models; the average child ''made his own fun'' from very cheap materials. Really the only shop the child dreamed of entering for his own purposes was the sweatshop. Nowadays a bewildering variety of toys, magazines and entertainment in a multitude of shops, compete for his interest and money; and the boredom of having everything ready-made leads to a constant desire for something new. The passage emphasizes ..... .
A
how lucky the modem child is.
B
the importance, in childhood, of a large choice of toys.
C
a child should have money to spend on toys.
D
the difference between a Victorian childhood and a present-day one.
Question 31 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Most people were not impressed when in 1913, the Daily Mail newspaper offered 10.000 pounds to the first pilot to fly across the Atlantic in under 72 hours. The majority of scientists, even said it could not be done. Certainly the problems involved were many and far ranging. Obviously the design of the aero plane was of great importance, but so too were the skill and courage of the pilot and the navigator; weather conditions also had to be taken into consideration. A very few enthusiasts thought it might be possible ten years later. They were wrong. A pilot received the prize just six years later. When the Daily Mail offered a prize in 1913, for flying across the Atlantic ..... .
A
almost no one believed it was possible to do this within the next ten years.
B
the general public were very interested in the scheme.
C
there were few aero planes that could stay in the air for morethan 72 hours.
D
the majority of scientists thought it could be done.
Question 32 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Most people were not impressed when in 1913, the Daily Mail newspaper offered 10.000 pounds to the first pilot to fly across the Atlantic in under 72 hours. The majority of scientists, even said it could not be done. Certainly the problems involved were many and far ranging. Obviously the design of the aero plane was of great importance, but so too were the skill and courage of the pilot and the navigator; weather conditions also had to be taken into consideration. A very few enthusiasts thought it might be possible ten years later. They were wrong. A pilot received the prize just six years later. The 10.000 pounds prize offered by the Daily Mail in 1913 ..... .
A
was received even earlier that some enthusiasts expected
B
was won ten years later
C
aimed at encouraging better aircraft design
D
was shared by pilot and navigator
Question 33 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Most people were not impressed when in 1913, the Daily Mail newspaper offered 10.000 pounds to the first pilot to fly across the Atlantic in under 72 hours. The majority of scientists, even said it could not be done. Certainly the problems involved were many and far ranging. Obviously the design of the aero plane was of great importance, but so too were the skill and courage of the pilot and the navigator; weather conditions also had to be taken into consideration. A very few enthusiasts thought it might be possible ten years later. They were wrong. A pilot received the prize just six years later. The passage points out that ..... .
A
the majority of scientists were extremely interested in the project
B
the prize of £10.000 was actually not worth very much
C
before the Atlantic could be crossed by plane many factors had to be considered
D
weather conditions were favorable on the day of the flight.
Question 34 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
It is a mistake to assume that ''educational'' programs on television are likely to be boring. In fact, as long as these programs are made in a rich and creative manner, there is no doubt that they can and do draw the attention of people, especially young people. Perhaps some of the best examples of successful educational programs are those which deal, for instance, with ancient historical sites, environmental problems, wild life, geography or the strange world at the bottom of the sea. In the passage, the term 'wild life ..... .
A
refers to animals, birds and other living beings in nature
B
is used to indicate the behavior of young people.
C
refers to prehistorically times
D
signifies the living conditions of primitive people
Question 35 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
It is a mistake to assume that ''educational'' programs on television are likely to be boring. In fact, as long as these programs are made in a rich and creative manner, there is no doubt that they can and do draw the attention of people, especially young people. Perhaps some of the best examples of successful educational programs are those which deal, for instance, with ancient historical sites, environmental problems, wild life, geography or the strange world at the bottom of the sea. Some people seem to think that ..... .
A
a lot of money is needed to make a good educational program
B
only those programs concerned with historical and geographical subjects can be fascinating.
C
young people are more interested in educational programs than their elders.
D
educational programs on television are of little interest
Question 36 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
It is a mistake to assume that ''educational'' programs on television are likely to be boring. In fact, as long as these programs are made in a rich and creative manner, there is no doubt that they can and do draw the attention of people, especially young people. Perhaps some of the best examples of successful educational programs are those which deal, for instance, with ancient historical sites, environmental problems, wild life, geography or the strange world at the bottom of the sea. In the passage it is emphasized that a good educational program ..... .
A
can contribute a great deal to people's awareness of environmental problems
B
is one which is made creatively and contains a great deal of interesting material.
C
has more influence on people if it is shown on television
D
should involve young people and encourage them to study the natural world
Question 37 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Nowadays, in England, tea is quite the most popular, and also the cheapest, of all drinks. People drink their tea in different ways. Some like it with sugar, some without. Some drink it with milk, some with lemon; yet, one way or another just about everyone drinks tea. This, however, has not always been the case. During the last century, when tea was very expensive, it was kept locked up, and the lady of the house had the key. Tea drinking then was quite a ceremony, reserved for the evenings. At breakfast everyone drank beer! Compared with the past, in England today ..... .
A
sugar is becoming less and less popular.
B
tea is very cheap and commonly available.
C
tea is regarded as a luxury.
D
more and more people prefer tea to beer.
Question 38 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Nowadays, in England, tea is quite the most popular, and also the cheapest, of all drinks. People drink their tea in different ways. Some like it with sugar, some without. Some drink it with milk, some with lemon; yet, one way or another just about everyone drinks tea. This, however, has not always been the case. During the last century, when tea was very expensive, it was kept locked up, and the lady of the house had the key. Tea drinking then was quite a ceremony, reserved for the evenings. At breakfast everyone drank beer! It is obvious from the passage that ..... .
A
over the years the popularity of tea in England has increased tremendously.
B
drinking tea with lemon is only a recent habit in England.
C
English people have always regarded tea as better than beer.
D
English people are no longer fond of ceremonies.
Question 39 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Nowadays, in England, tea is quite the most popular, and also the cheapest, of all drinks. People drink their tea in different ways. Some like it with sugar, some without. Some drink it with milk, some with lemon; yet, one way or another just about everyone drinks tea. This, however, has not always been the case. During the last century, when tea was very expensive, it was kept locked up, and the lady of the house had the key. Tea drinking then was quite a ceremony, reserved for the evenings. At breakfast everyone drank beer! In the passage it is explained that ..... .
A
English people mostly prefer to have their tea in the evening.
B
in the past in England only the wealthy were able to drink beer.
C
in England usually a ceremony is held in the family before tea is served.
D
in England today people have different habits of tea drinking.
Question 40 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Elizabeth parked the car and then went into the busy station to meet Jane who was going to spend the weekend with her. Elizabeth's friends often came for the weekend, but there was something a little different about Jane's visit. She and Jane hadn't seen each other for 15 years. While at the university, they had shared a flat together for 2 years but then each had married and Jane and her husband had lived abroad a great deal. Elizabeth began to ask herself. 'Will we even be able to recognize each other after all these years?'' Right then she saw Jane walking towards her and smiling straight at her with the old unforgettable smile quite unchanged. The first thing Elizabeth noticed about Jane when they met at the station was ..... .
A
that she had not forgotten how to smile.
B
how well she was looking.
C
that she had already been married.
D
her smile which had not changed.
Question 41 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Elizabeth parked the car and then went into the busy station to meet Jane who was going to spend the weekend with her. Elizabeth's friends often came for the weekend, but there was something a little different about Jane's visit. She and Jane hadn't seen each other for 15 years. While at the university, they had shared a flat together for 2 years but then each had married and Jane and her husband had lived abroad a great deal. Elizabeth began to ask herself. 'Will we even be able to recognize each other after all these years?'' Right then she saw Jane walking towards her and smiling straight at her with the old unforgettable smile quite unchanged. Elizabeth's friendship with Jane ..... .
A
found its best expression in their weekend visits to each other.
B
ended soon after they had each married.
C
has always been envied by all their friends.
D
went back to their university years.
Question 42 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Elizabeth parked the car and then went into the busy station to meet Jane who was going to spend the weekend with her. Elizabeth's friends often came for the weekend, but there was something a little different about Jane's visit. She and Jane hadn't seen each other for 15 years. While at the university, they had shared a flat together for 2 years but then each had married and Jane and her husband had lived abroad a great deal. Elizabeth began to ask herself. 'Will we even be able to recognize each other after all these years?'' Right then she saw Jane walking towards her and smiling straight at her with the old unforgettable smile quite unchanged. Elizabeth is worried ..... .
A
in case she won't be able to find a place to park the car.
B
in case Jane will change her mind about coming for the weekend.
C
because Jane's husband may have changed a great deal after all these years.
D
in case after a separation of so many years they may both fail to recognize each other.
There are 42 questions to complete.

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