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PTE Academic reading multiple choice single answer practice 3

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PTE Academic reading multiple choice single answer


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

1.No scientific derivations prove any aura of mystery enveloping the Bermuda Triangle. Many theories pertaining to extraterrestrials, evil humans, anti gravity, magnetic field, oceanic flatulence and other technical sounding and weird hypothesis have been put forth. But a few investigators contrive ill luck, pirates, incompetence of navigators to be the cause of these missing ships and planes. A few die hard rationalists believe that there is no mystery element that needs to be explained as the figures pertaining to wrecks is common when there is such exceeding traffic on sea.

What main point is the author trying to make?

1.The Bermuda Triangle has always been shrouded in mystery

2.The missing ships in the Bermuda Triangle’s domain perhaps were lost to identifiable reasons.

3.The missing ships and planes around the Bermuda Triangle have aroused public curiosity.

4.No one has taken up serious investigation on the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Reading multiple choice single answer exercise

2.Civilization is not inimical to health and long life. In fact, the contrary is true, for as the people advance they learn to master the forces of nature and with these forces under control they are able to lead better, healthier lives; but if they become too soft and luxurious, there is decay of moral and physical fiber. Civilization is favorable to long life so long as the people are moderate and live simply, but when it degenerates to sensuous softness, individual and racial deterioration ensue. Too generous a supply of food, too little physical activity and packed food are some of the luxuries which are generally introduced with civilization

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

1.Civilization must suffer the consequences of self-control and self-denial

2.Unnecessary waste of life is the natural consequence of civilization.

3.People should live in comfort and health beyond what is now considered old age.

4.Life of immoderation is neither natural nor desirable.

3.There is indeed no such thing as “the” scientific method. A scientist uses a very great variety of exploratory stratagems, and although a scientist has a certain address to his problems- a certain way of going about things that is more likely to bring success than the groping of an amateur- he uses no procedure of discovery that can be logically scripted. According to Popper’s methodology, every recognition of a truth is preceded by an imaginative preconception of what the truth might be – by hypotheses such as William Whewell first called “happy guesses.”
What main point is the author trying to make?

1. Science establishes absolute truth through experimentation.

2. An act of imagination underlies every improvement of natural knowledge.

3. Luck plays a great role in scientific discovery.

4. There is nothing scientific in the scientific method.

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4.Despite the fact that too much fat can be harmful, moderate fat intake is actually essential to the maintenance of good health. At least two teaspoons of fat per day is needed in order for the digestive system to absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are fat soluble. Some types of fat actually help to reduce harmful cholesterol levels. Polyunsaturated fats such as corn, soybean, and sesame oil, and monounsaturated fats like chicken fat and olive oil, seem to lower blood cholesterol, while saturated fats-those found in red meat, dairy products, and tropical oils – seem to raise the level of the kind of cholesterol that accumulates as plaque on arterial walls.

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

1.Paying attention to the type of fat consumed is just as important as reducing total fat intake.

2.Fats are a necessary evil for human health.

3.Those who try to reduce fat from their food intake are at serious risk.

4.Fats are as essential as the carbohydrates and vitamins.


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