PTE Academic reading multiple choice single answer practice 2

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PTE academic reading multiple choice single answer practice exercise

 Read the text and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

1.After the service sector. agriculture is the next largest contributor to Kenya’s GDP.  Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, accounted for 24 percent of the GDP, 18 percent of wage employment and 50 percent of export revenue. Kenya is the most industrially developed country in East Africa. Yet its manufacturing sector accounts for just 14 per cent of the GDP. Kenya has a fast growing cement production industry.  It has an oil industry that processes imported crude for domestic use.  In addition to this, there is small scale manufacturing of household goods, auto-parts and farm implements. This sector is becoming a major contributor to the Kenyan economy. Other industries include forestry, fishing and mining. Kenya has few minerals and the mining industry is relatively small.

Which of the following statements is true with reference to the Kenyan economy?

  1. Agriculture is the main pillar of the Kenyan Economy.
  2. The manufacturing sector of Kenya is not as strong as it should be.
  3. Kenya has a rapidly growing mining industry.
  4. The overall contribution of the Kenyan small sector is negligible.




2.It is shocking to note that the majority of our schools do not even have the buildings. The classes are taken under the trees. These schools cannot afford the luxury of games. Sports activities in are nonexistent as the schools and colleges do not have the infrastructure to give students the proper training. The hockey stick is present but the ball absent; the football is in front of us but without air. Sports generate sportsman spirit in the child, the ability to take decisions according to the situations and to struggle in situations that do not favor them.

Which of the following most accurately summarizes the opinion of the author in the text?

  1. Sports and games generate a feeling of competition in the child and strengthen it.
  2. The schools lack sports infrastructure.
  3. The school education often fails to cover an important aspect of child education.
  4. The school curriculum need to be revisited to include sports as an important part.

3.It is generally believed that the Second World War began on September 1, 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany.  Some historians link it to the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on July 7, 1937. According to AJP Taylor, two wars were fought simultaneously; the Sino-Japanese War in East Asia and a Second European War in Europe and her colonies.  These two wars merged in 1941 resulting in a single global armed conflict that continued till 1945. There is not a single universally agreed upon date of the end of the Second World War either.  It is believed that the conflict ended with the armistice of August 14, 1945, popularly known as the Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day), a few days before the formal surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945.  According to some European Historians, it ended as early as on May 8, 1945, known as the Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).

The main purpose of the text is

  1. To throw light on the views of AJP Taylor about the beginning of World War II
  2. To highlight the generally held view about the start and end of World War II
  3. To prove that World War II did not end on particular day throughout the world
  4. To discuss the varying views about the start and end of World War II

4.As the earth rotates, a sequence of two high tides, separated by two low tides, is produced each day. Twice in each lunar month, when the sun, moon, and earth are directly aligned, with the moon between the earth and the sun (at new moon) or on the opposite side of the earth from the sun (at full moon), the sun and the moon exert their gravitational force in an additive fashion. Higher high tides and lower low tides are produced. These are called spring tides. At two positions 90 degrees in between, the gravitational forces of the moon and sun tend to counteract each other. These are called neap tides.

Which of the following most accurately summarizes the opinion of the author in the text?

  1. Tides involve alternating rise and fall in the large water bodies of the earth.
  2. The moon and the sun act to add or counteract the tide generating effect of each other.
  3. Tides are caused by the gravitational attraction of the sun and the moon.
  4. The period between succeeding tides varies as the result of movements of the sun and the moon.

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