Reading comprehension test 165

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mary was blind at birth. Doctors during those years had been unable to do anything to correct the situation and although her parents lived in anguish, not being able to see was normal for her. After years of training to live in a dark world, Mary got a job and moved into her own flat. Several years later the doctors she occasionally visited for check-ups told her that a new technique had been found. This technique could restore her sight. One would think that Mary would have jumped at the possibility to see, but actually she was not at all happy about this situation. She had never seen anything before. She had established a life for herself in a world without sight and the thought of changing this lifestyle was frightening. She was more frightened of seeing than of not. The best TITLE for his passage is ..... .
A
The Desire to See
B
Living with Blindness
C
Fear of Blindness
D
A Biography of Mary
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mary was blind at birth. Doctors during those years had been unable to do anything to correct the situation and although her parents lived in anguish, not being able to see was normal for her. After years of training to live in a dark world, Mary got a job and moved into her own flat. Several years later the doctors she occasionally visited for check-ups told her that a new technique had been found. This technique could restore her sight. One would think that Mary would have jumped at the possibility to see, but actually she was not at all happy about this situation. She had never seen anything before. She had established a life for herself in a world without sight and the thought of changing this lifestyle was frightening. She was more frightened of seeing than of not. Being able to see was ..... .
A
what Mary was accustomed to.
B
what Mary wanted.
C
a welcome surprise for Mary.
D
something Mary had not expected.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mary was blind at birth. Doctors during those years had been unable to do anything to correct the situation and although her parents lived in anguish, not being able to see was normal for her. After years of training to live in a dark world, Mary got a job and moved into her own flat. Several years later the doctors she occasionally visited for check-ups told her that a new technique had been found. This technique could restore her sight. One would think that Mary would have jumped at the possibility to see, but actually she was not at all happy about this situation. She had never seen anything before. She had established a life for herself in a world without sight and the thought of changing this lifestyle was frightening. She was more frightened of seeing than of not. According to the passage, Mary's inability to see was ..... .
A
preventing her from a normal life.
B
a handicap caused by her doctors.
C
what had caused her to move into her own flat.
D
present when she has been born.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The United Nations was created by a charter signed by delegates of 50 countries on 26 June, 1945. The headquarters of the UN is in New York City. Its official languages are Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The UN is an international organization that works for world peace and security and for the betterment of all mankind. There are 6 major organs of the UN that carry on the work of the organization. These 6 major organs are: The General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat. According to the passage the charter of the United Nations ..... .
A
helped mankind.
B
was for world peace.
C
established its existence.
D
made the organs work better.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The United Nations was created by a charter signed by delegates of 50 countries on 26 June, 1945. The headquarters of the UN is in New York City. Its official languages are Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The UN is an international organization that works for world peace and security and for the betterment of all mankind. There are 6 major organs of the UN that carry on the work of the organization. These 6 major organs are: The General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat. The main ..... .
A
city for its functioning is New York City.
B
building of the UN is located in New York City.
C
building of the UN is located in 5 different countries.
D
language of the UN is based on 5 other languages.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The United Nations was created by a charter signed by delegates of 50 countries on 26 June, 1945. The headquarters of the UN is in New York City. Its official languages are Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The UN is an international organization that works for world peace and security and for the betterment of all mankind. There are 6 major organs of the UN that carry on the work of the organization. These 6 major organs are: The General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat. Representatives of most of the world's countries ..... .
A
agreed to work together for peace and security in the world.
B
made the UN official.
C
decided to sign an agreement to work for the UN.
D
established a multi-national headquarters.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Ballet dancers were originally all men. Women only began to appear in performances in 1681, in Paris. The encouragement of King Louis XIV of France is greatly responsible for the establishment of ballet as one of the major art forms it is seen as today. Many young girls begin ballet lessons at the age of 5 or so and train for many years before they are good enough to perform. Most never do perform at all but the graceful movements and control of the body acquired by anyone who has ballet training, encourages parents to obtain at least several years of lessons for their young daughters. Parents ..... .
A
want their children to be able to control their bodies with grace.
B
make their children learn to be a ballerina.
C
want their children to have graceful form.
D
want their children to train for five years to perform.
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Ballet dancers were originally all men. Women only began to appear in performances in 1681, in Paris. The encouragement of King Louis XIV of France is greatly responsible for the establishment of ballet as one of the major art forms it is seen as today. Many young girls begin ballet lessons at the age of 5 or so and train for many years before they are good enough to perform. Most never do perform at all but the graceful movements and control of the body acquired by anyone who has ballet training, encourages parents to obtain at least several years of lessons for their young daughters. King Louis XIV ..... .
A
supported ballet so he could take lessons.
B
had graceful movements and body control.
C
assisted dancers to learn ballet.
D
encouraged and supported the art of ballet.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Ballet dancers were originally all men. Women only began to appear in performances in 1681, in Paris. The encouragement of King Louis XIV of France is greatly responsible for the establishment of ballet as one of the major art forms it is seen as today. Many young girls begin ballet lessons at the age of 5 or so and train for many years before they are good enough to perform. Most never do perform at all but the graceful movements and control of the body acquired by anyone who has ballet training, encourages parents to obtain at least several years of lessons for their young daughters. Women ..... .
A
were supporters of Louis XIV.
B
perform better than men.
C
were not the original dancers.
D
performed ballet before men.
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The first confirmation of the existence of an ice continent at the South Pole was made by the Bellinghausen expedition of 1820. This expedition was made for Imperial Russia. In 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by 17 nations. This treaty protects the continent from territorial claims by any other country and maintains it as a continent set aside for scientific studies. This natural laboratory has many research bases on it, set up by various countries of the world. Most of these, work together to obtain information, for scientific study. Antarctica is used ..... .
A
by various countries of the world for their own use.
B
by the Russians.
C
by only 17 nations.
D
as a military base.
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The first confirmation of the existence of an ice continent at the South Pole was made by the Bellinghausen expedition of 1820. This expedition was made for Imperial Russia. In 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by 17 nations. This treaty protects the continent from territorial claims by any other country and maintains it as a continent set aside for scientific studies. This natural laboratory has many research bases on it, set up by various countries of the world. Most of these, work together to obtain information, for scientific study. The Antarctic continent was ..... .
A
owned by the Russians.
B
first discovered in 1820.
C
a possession of Imperial Russia.
D
a part of the Bellinghausen expedition.
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The first confirmation of the existence of an ice continent at the South Pole was made by the Bellinghausen expedition of 1820. This expedition was made for Imperial Russia. In 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by 17 nations. This treaty protects the continent from territorial claims by any other country and maintains it as a continent set aside for scientific studies. This natural laboratory has many research bases on it, set up by various countries of the world. Most of these, work together to obtain information, for scientific study. The Antarctic Treaty ..... .
A
was prepared in 1959.
B
was signed at the North Pole.
C
protects it from any country that might want to claim it as their own.
D
was prepared by the Bellinghausen expedition.
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The child followed his grandmother into the garden. As they walked slowly towards the little building in the back the child heard strange noises and suddenly stopped. The grandmother turned and laughed warmly at her grandson's frightful expression. He had never been this close to animals before and was too young to recognize the sounds he heard. She handed him the bowl she had been carrying in her hand and picked him up. In the safety of her arms he relaxed and together, they entered the coop to feed the chickens. The child was frightened of ..... .
A
the animal noises from the coop.
B
the chickens.
C
the bowl in his grandmother's hands.
D
his grandmother'
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The child followed his grandmother into the garden. As they walked slowly towards the little building in the back the child heard strange noises and suddenly stopped. The grandmother turned and laughed warmly at her grandson's frightful expression. He had never been this close to animals before and was too young to recognize the sounds he heard. She handed him the bowl she had been carrying in her hand and picked him up. In the safety of her arms he relaxed and together, they entered the coop to feed the chickens. The grandmother picked up her grandson ..... .
A
to show him the coop.
B
so that she could walk quicker.
C
to reassure him.
D
because he could no longer walk.
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The child followed his grandmother into the garden. As they walked slowly towards the little building in the back the child heard strange noises and suddenly stopped. The grandmother turned and laughed warmly at her grandson's frightful expression. He had never been this close to animals before and was too young to recognize the sounds he heard. She handed him the bowl she had been carrying in her hand and picked him up. In the safety of her arms he relaxed and together, they entered the coop to feed the chickens. The grandmother picked up her grandson ..... .
A
to reassure him.
B
to show him the coop.
C
because he could no longer walk.
D
so that she could walk quicker.
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
One of the most magnificent touristic sights in the Black Sea region of Turkey is the Sumela Monastery. The white walls of the monastery stand out sharply from the one thousand-foot cliff which it was carved out of. It is a seven-storey complex which was carved into the walls of the cliff. Monks had lived in the caves of this cliff for hundreds of years before it reached its final form. It was abandoned in 1923 and left to waste for decades. The Sumela Monastery is unique because ..... .
A
it is one thousand feet tall.
B
it was not built on the cliff but in it.
C
it is located in the Black Sea
D
it has 7 different tales told of its origin.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
One of the most magnificent touristic sights in the Black Sea region of Turkey is the Sumela Monastery. The white walls of the monastery stand out sharply from the one thousand-foot cliff which it was carved out of. It is a seven-storey complex which was carved into the walls of the cliff. Monks had lived in the caves of this cliff for hundreds of years before it reached its final form. It was abandoned in 1923 and left to waste for decades. It has decayed because ..... .
A
the caves are not as good as they were.
B
no one has resided there for many years.
C
the monk's don't live there.
D
it is situated in an unusual place.
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
One of the most magnificent touristic sights in the Black Sea region of Turkey is the Sumela Monastery. The white walls of the monastery stand out sharply from the one thousand-foot cliff which it was carved out of. It is a seven-storey complex which was carved into the walls of the cliff. Monks had lived in the caves of this cliff for hundreds of years before it reached its final form. It was abandoned in 1923 and left to waste for decades. The monks ..... .
A
used to hide in its 7 floors.
B
did not want to climb the cliffs.
C
lived in its caves.
D
preferred the cliffs.
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
After finishing school they got jobs working together at a medical school hospital which their university had been affiliated with. The four years of intense training they had obtained made them suitable for positions not often given to new graduates. After a short inservice program they were assigned to their wards and began working with patients who had undergone major surgery. The new group of nurses proved to be excellent professionals. At the same time, they were able to maintain the close bonds of friendship that had developed between them before graduation. The new nurses were trained ..... .
A
for major surgery.
B
to be professionals and to maintain their bonds.
C
for four years in an intensive university program.
D
in the hospital before they began to work.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
After finishing school they got jobs working together at a medical school hospital which their university had been affiliated with. The four years of intense training they had obtained made them suitable for positions not often given to new graduates. After a short inservice program they were assigned to their wards and began working with patients who had undergone major surgery. The new group of nurses proved to be excellent professionals. At the same time, they were able to maintain the close bonds of friendship that had developed between them before graduation. Their training ..... .
A
was in their service position.
B
was better than that of other students.
C
was not usually given to new graduates.
D
taught them to care about each other.
Question 21 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
After finishing school they got jobs working together at a medical school hospital which their university had been affiliated with. The four years of intense training they had obtained made them suitable for positions not often given to new graduates. After a short inservice program they were assigned to their wards and began working with patients who had undergone major surgery. The new group of nurses proved to be excellent professionals. At the same time, they were able to maintain the close bonds of friendship that had developed between them before graduation. The best TITLE for this passage is ..... .
A
A Job in the Hospital.
B
The New Professionals.
C
Graduation and the Nurse
D
What They Did After School
Question 22 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Algae are a group of plants that contain some of the largest and smallest life forms known. Most Algae are made of one cell and can only be seen under the microscope. Other types can grow over forty meters long. An example that is known to most people is brown seaweed. One of the most important groups of algae is plankton. Many sea animals form their diet of this plant and the natural balance of sea life would be greatly disturbed without it. Algae is ..... .
A
has many important uses.
B
an example of seaweed.
C
both one of the largest and smallest forms of life.
D
only seen under the microscope.
Question 23 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Algae are a group of plants that contain some of the largest and smallest life forms known. Most Algae are made of one cell and can only be seen under the microscope. Other types can grow over forty meters long. An example that is known to most people is brown seaweed. One of the most important groups of algae is plankton. Many sea animals form their diet of this plant and the natural balance of sea life would be greatly disturbed without it. Plankton is ..... .
A
known to most people
B
a form of disturbance to sea life.
C
one of the major diets of fish.
D
a form of sea life balance.
Question 24 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Algae are a group of plants that contain some of the largest and smallest life forms known. Most Algae are made of one cell and can only be seen under the microscope. Other types can grow over forty meters long. An example that is known to most people is brown seaweed. One of the most important groups of algae is plankton. Many sea animals form their diet of this plant and the natural balance of sea life would be greatly disturbed without it. Without algae ..... .
A
the balance of nature would be destroyed.
B
a microscope would not be necessary.
C
all fish would starve.
D
seaweed could have better coloring.
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