Multiple-choice Choose Single Answer – Read the text and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. This item type assesses reading skills. It requires test takers to read, analyze, understand and assess a short text on an academic subject and choose a single correct response.
PTE Practice – MCQ (Single Answer)
1. Read the passage and answer the following question.
In embarking on the fight for independence, America faced formidable obstacles. The Continental Congress did not have the authority to pass binding legislation or to impose taxes. The new nation had no army and no navy, and its population numbered only 2.5 million people, 20 percent of whom were slaves. Britain, by contrast, was a mighty power of 11 million people with the world’s best navy and a well-disciplined army. Fifty thousand troops were in North America in 1776, and Britain hired thirty thousand German soldiers to supplement its forces during the war. However, the American Revolutionaries were not deterred.
Ques 1 The main idea of the passage is:
[A]. America’s military forces were less experienced that Britain’s military
[B]. America’s Continental Congress had limited authority
[C]. As America was about to engage in its struggle for autonomy, it was faced with arduous barriers.
[D]. Britain was a great power whose population outnumbered that of America’s
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2. Read the passage and answer the following question.
When learners can act from their most vital selves, their curiosity emerges. They want to make sense of things and seek out challenges that are in their range of capacities and values. This leads to what human beings experience as interest, the emotional nutrient for a continuing positive attitude toward learning. When we feel interested, we have to make choices about what to do to follow that interest. Such choosing or self-determination involves a sense of feeling free in doing what one has chosen to do (Deci and Ryan, 1991). For the process of learning—thinking, practicing, reading, revising, studying, and other similar activities—to be desirable and genuinely enjoyable, adults must see themselves as personally endorsing their own learning.
Ques 2. According to the passage, which of the following is true?
[A]. In order for adults to endorse their own learning, they must follow the steps of the learning process.
[B]. A positive attitude toward learning is interesting to adults.
[C]. Interest is a challenge that learners seek out.
[D]. Interest is a result of learners being genuinely curious.
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