TOEFL Reading Diagnostic Pre Test

Friday, 21 January 2011


The Following Diagnostic Pre-Test is for PBT only.

DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST

SECTION 3
READING COMPREHENSION
Time—5 5 minutes
(including the reading of the directions)
Now set your clock for 55 minutes.

This section is designed to measure your ability to read and understand short passages similar in topic and style to those that students are likely to encounter in North American universities and colleges. This section contains reading passages and questions about the passages.

Directions: In this section you will read several passages. Each one is followed by a number of questions about it. You are to choose the one best answer, (A), (B), (C), or (D), to each question. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

Answer all questions about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage.

Read the following passage:

                 John Quincy Adams, who served as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829, is  today recognized for his masterful statesmanship and diplomacy. He dedicated his life to public service, both in the presidency and in the various other political offices that he held.
Throughout his political career he demonstrated his unswerving belief in freedom of speech, the
 antislavery cause, and the right of Americans to be free from European and Asian domination.


Example I

To what did John Quincy Adams devote his life?

(A) Improving his personal life
(B) Serving the public
(C) Increasing his fortune
(D) Working on his private business

According to the passage, John Quincy Adams “dedicated his life to public service.” Therefore, you should choose answer (B).

Example II

In line 4, the word “unswerving” is closest in meaning to

(A) moveable
(B) insignificant
(C) unchanging
(D) diplomatic

The passage states that John Quincy Adams demonstrated his unswerving belief “throughout his career.” This implies that the belief did not change. Therefore, you should choose answer (C).



    1 comments:

    Jeremy R said...

    The ideas are helping students to understand about all those possible prospects which must be followed by them. So its been pretty necessary. motivation letter for scholarship

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