PTE Academic reading multiple choice single answer practice 4

multiple choice single answer

PTE Academic reading multiple choice single answer practice

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

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

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2.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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3.E–mailing has become one of the most popular means of communication. Every year almost 4 – 5 trillion e–mails are sent globally from almost 600 million electronic mail boxes. The stats have shot up since 1995. A survey shows almost six fold increase in e–mailing between employers and employees during this period. And since e-mailing is a form of formal text messaging, it has not interfered much with informal face to face communication. It is highly beneficial in organized communication. Most of the working people prefer e–mail and face to face communication over telephone conversation or written memos. Candidates can e–mail their resumes, contact on internet and give interviews through video conferencing. Even business tycoons prefer transferring their business reports through e–mail.

What main point is the author trying to make?

1.Direct communication has fallen to a great extent due to e-mail and fax.

2.E-mail and faxes are better options where time needs to be saved.

3.E–mail has trounced all other means of direct and indirect communication of information.

4.E–mailing has revolutionized the messaging by its reach and breadth of application.

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4.Carbon dioxide constitutes only a small part of the atmosphere. But it has an important function in maintaining the balance between radiation from the sun entering the atmosphere and radiation leaving the Earth. Some of the radiation is absorbed by the Earth and some is radiated back into the atmosphere. Since carbon dioxide in the atmosphere prevents some of the radiation from leaving the atmosphere, the heat remains in the atmosphere. Yet, if the proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increased as a result of air pollution, the temperature of the atmosphere may rise with catastrophic consequences.

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

1.Air pollution may upset the balance of nature through excessive levels of carbon dioxide.

2.Carbon dioxide helps prevent the temperature of the Earth from rising or falling.

3.Climatic changes brought about by air pollution are likely to be serious.

4.Increase in levels of carbon dioxide in atmosphere causes air pollution.

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