Reading Comprehension Post Test

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

After Studying all skills/problem of Reading Comprehension. It is time to do the POST TEST. TOEFL POST TEST is aimed at knowing how far you have mastered reading comprehension skills.

Time—55 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).

Questions 1—8

The tiniest bird in the world is the male bee hummingbird. Because it is so small, it is often mistaken for a bee or some other type of insect of that size. As a hummingbird, it is able to flap its wings extremely quickly, up to eighty times per second. With this really fast wing speed, the bee hummingbird can hover like a helicopter; fly forward, fly backward, or even fly upside down.

1. What is the topic of this passage?

    (A) The bee
    (B) One type of hummingbird
    (C) How fast hummingbirds fly
    (D) How helicopters fly

2. The word “tiniest” in line I is closest in meaning to

    (A) fastest
    (B) most dangerous
    (C) noisiest
    (D) smallest

3. It can be inferred from the passage that the female bee hummingbird

    (A) is really a bee
    (B) does not exist
    (C) is larger than the male
    (D) eats insects

4. According to the passage, when people see a male bee hummingbird, they often incorrectly think it is

    (A) a bird
    (B) an insect
    (C) a bat
    (D) a helicopter

5. In line 3, to “flap” wings is to

    (A) hold them still
    (B) stretch them out
    (C) fold them
    (D) move them up and down

6. According to the passage, how fast can a bee hummingbird flap its wings?

    (A) A hundred times each second
    (B) Eighty times per minute
    (C) Eighty times each second
    (D) Eight times in a second

7. In line 4, to “hover” is to

    (A) fly forward quickly
    (B) land
    (C) stay in place in the air
     (D) use fuel

8. The passage indicates that a bee hummingbird can do all of the following EXCEPT

     (A) hover
     (B) fly backward
     (C) fly in an inverted position
     (D) fly a helicopter





AlDarorah said...

Can you review the ANSWER KEYS? I think they're not belong to this section.

Shane Gerson said...

The possible values are helping students across different areas of interest and surely these would also form a good foundation to some extent. summarizing nonfiction

David Herlambang said...

Hello...the answer key is not for this reading

Piotr Lak. said...

You described it so well.

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