Reading comprehension test 52

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Traffic Lights The first traffic signal was invented by a railway signaling engineer.It was installed .....(1)..... the Houses of Parliament in 1868. It .....(2).....like any railway signal of the time, and was operated by gas. .....(3)....., it exploded and killed a policeman, and the accident .....(4)..... further development until cars became common.....(5)..... traffic lights are an American invention. Red-green .....(6).....were installed in Cleveland in 1914. Three-color signals, operated.....(7)..... hand from a tower in the .....(8)..... of the street, were installed in New York in 1918. The .....(9)..... lights of this type to .....(10)..... in Britain were in London, on the junction between St. James's Street and Piccadilly, in 1925. Automatic signals were installed .....(11).....year later.In the past, traffic lights were .....(12)..... In New York, some lights had a statue on top. In Los Angeles the lights did not just .....(13).....silently, but would ring bells to .....(14)..... the sleeping motorists of the 1930s. These are gone and have been .....(15)..... by standard models which are universally adopted. .
A
outdoors
B
out
C
out of
D
outside
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
looked
B
resembled
C
seemed
D
showed
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
Although
B
Therefore
C
However
D
Despite
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
forbade
B
avoided
C
disappointed
D
discouraged
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
Late
B
New
C
Recent
D
Modern
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
means
B
ways
C
systems
D
methods
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
in
B
through
C
with
D
by
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
halfway
B
heart
C
focus
D
middle
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
original
B
early
C
primary
D
first
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
show
B
become
C
happen
D
appear
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
a
B
the
C
in the
D
in a
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
particular
B
special
C
rare
D
various
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
vary
B
change
C
alter
D
move
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
rise
B
get up
C
raise
D
wake
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.
A
remained
B
reproduced
C
removed
D
replaced
There are 15 questions to complete.

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