Reading comprehension test 42

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The four-minute mile It is the nature of athletic records that they are broken and their place is taken by new ones . Yet in many sports .....(1)....., there is a mark which is not .....(2)..... in itself, but which becomes a legend as athletes .....(3)..... to break it. The most .....(4)..... of these is the attempt to run the mile in .....(5)..... than four minutes. In 1945, the mile record was .....(6)..... to 4 minutes, 1.5 seconds. And there, for nine years, it stuck. Then, in 1954, a medical student.....(7)..... Roger Bannister decided to try and break the record. He had been .....(8)..... for this day since running the mile in 4 minutes, 2 seconds the .....(9)..... year. Two other runners set the pace for him, and .....(10)..... 250 yards to go he burst ahead for the finish. He wrote .....(11).....: 'My body had exhausted all its energy, but it .....(12)..... on running just the same.Those .....(13)..... few seconds seemed never-ending. I could see the line of the finishing tape. I jumped like a man making a desperate attempt to save himself from danger. 'Bannister's time was 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. .....(14)..... this record has been broken on many .....(15).....since, Bannister's achievement will never be forgotten. .
A
matches
B
games
C
events
D
happenings
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
central
B
significant
C
major
D
considerable
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
try out
B
try for
C
try on
D
try
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
known
B
noticeable
C
public
D
famous
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
less
B
under
C
smaller
D
lower
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
brought down
B
decreased
C
broken down
D
lessened
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
called
B
entitled
C
nicknamed
D
known
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
studying
B
training
C
trying
D
running
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
past
B
previous
C
former
D
early
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
on
B
with
C
by
D
in
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
afterwards
B
next
C
after
D
then
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
got
B
went
C
ran
D
continued
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
late
B
last
C
latest
D
later
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
But
B
In spite of
C
Although
D
However
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
times
B
occasions
C
incidents
D
times
There are 15 questions to complete.