Reading comprehension test 167

 

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Question 1
Public libraries, maintained by the local authorities, are well developed and progressive, and everywhere allow people to borrow books without charge. The books in the lending section are always kept on open shelves, and library staffs are very helpful in getting books on request from other libraries through the exchange system. Most libraries report an increase in borrowing over the past few years, so television does not seem to be stopping people from reading, as it was feared that it would. It is explained in the passage that any book which is not available in one library ..... .
A
should be reported to the librarian
B
spoils the whole lending system of the public libraries
C
can be brought from another
D
won't be available at any library
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Question 2
Public libraries, maintained by the local authorities, are well developed and progressive, and everywhere allow people to borrow books without charge. The books in the lending section are always kept on open shelves, and library staffs are very helpful in getting books on request from other libraries through the exchange system. Most libraries report an increase in borrowing over the past few years, so television does not seem to be stopping people from reading, as it was feared that it would. As pointed out in the passage, people nowadays ..... . .
A
are using the exchange system less and less frequently
B
complain a great deal about the poor services the libraries are offering
C
prefer entertaining television programs to reading
D
are using public libraries more than they used to in the past
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Question 3
Public libraries, maintained by the local authorities, are well developed and progressive, and everywhere allow people to borrow books without charge. The books in the lending section are always kept on open shelves, and library staffs are very helpful in getting books on request from other libraries through the exchange system. Most libraries report an increase in borrowing over the past few years, so television does not seem to be stopping people from reading, as it was feared that it would. The passage gives us the impression that public libraries ..... . .
A
do not cooperate with each other at all
B
are understaffed and poorly equipped
C
charge more than is necessary for the services given
D
are working extremely efficiently at present
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Question 4
Fahrenheit is the system of measuring the temperature, how hot or cold something is, used by many people in Britain. The freezing point of Fahrenheit is 32 degrees. So a cold winter's day in Britain would have a temperature of 38 F (3 centigrade), and a hot summer's day would have a temperature of 90 F (32 centigrade). The Fahrenheit scale was invented by the German scientist Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1710. Today in Britain most people over twenty-five know the Fahrenheit scale but the centigrade system (Celsius) is being used more and more. Weather forecasts on television and in newspapers show temperature in both scales. It is explained in the passage that the term ''Fahrenheit ..... .
A
has retained its popularity among young people
B
refers to the scale of temperature between 32 and 90
C
is very rarely used in Britain today
D
derives from the name of a German scientist
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Question 5
Fahrenheit is the system of measuring the temperature, how hot or cold something is, used by many people in Britain. The freezing point of Fahrenheit is 32 degrees. So a cold winter's day in Britain would have a temperature of 38 F (3 centigrade), and a hot summer's day would have a temperature of 90 F (32 centigrade). The Fahrenheit scale was invented by the German scientist Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1710. Today in Britain most people over twenty-five know the Fahrenheit scale but the centigrade system (Celsius) is being used more and more. Weather forecasts on television and in newspapers show temperature in both scales. It is implied in the passage that in the long run, the Celsius system ..... .
A
will replace the Fahrenheit one
B
will improve and become more reliable
C
will soon fall into disuse
D
seems likely to be favored by newspapers but not by television
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