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.
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PTE Reading – Multiple-choice Choose Single Answer
1. Read the passage and answer the following question.
Sometimes too much of a good thing can become a very bad thing indeed. In an earnest attempt to consume a healthy diet, dietary supplement enthusiasts have been known to overdose. Vitamin C, for example, long thought to help people ward off cold viruses, is currently being studied for its possible role in warding off cancer and other diseases that cause tissue degeneration. Unfortunately, an overdose of vitamin C – more than 10,000 mg. – on a daily basis can cause nausea and diarrhea. Calcium supplements, commonly taken by women, are helpful in warding off osteoporosis. More than just a few grams a day, however, can lead to stomach upset and even kidney or bladder stones. Niacin, proven useful in reducing cholesterol levels, can be dangerous in large doses to those who suffer from heart problems, asthma, or ulcers.+
Ques 1. What point is the writer making in this paragraph?[A]. supplements taken in excess can be a bad thing indeed.
[B]. dietary supplement enthusiasts have been known to overdose.
[C]. vitamins can cause nausea, diarrhea, and kidney or bladder stones.
[D]. people who take supplements are preoccupied with their health.
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2. Read the passage and answer the following question.
Most children have an interest in learning to play a musical instrument at one point or another during their growing-up years. Parents need to take advantage of that urge to play when it appears. Some very small children become intrigued with music because they see their parents or their older siblings play. The Suzuki method of instruction capitalizes on that early willingness to learn by involving the parent and the child in the child’s instructions. Elementary-aged youngsters often are exposed to stringed instruments or band instruments in their school music classes. Because kids like to do what other kids do, parents who are not musicians themselves can take advantage of both instruction and enthusiasm. It is at the middle school level, however, that peer pressure can really work to the benefit of parents who want to hear the sound of music around the house.
Ques 2. Which of the following most accurately summarizes the opinion of the author in the text?[A]. most children have an interest in learning to play a musical instrument during their
[B]. some very small children become intrigued with music because they see their parents
or siblings play.
[C]. at various points, parents can take advantage of their children’s desire to play a
[D]. middle-school children take delight at selecting and learning to play an instrument
along with their friends.
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3. Read the passage and answer the following question.
The railroad was not the first institution to impose regularity on society or to draw attention to the importance of precise timekeeping. For as long as merchants have set out their wares at daybreak and communal festivities have been celebrated, people have been in rough agreement with their neighbors as to the time of day. The value of this tradition is today more apparent than ever. Were it not for public acceptance of a single yardstick of time, social life would be unbearably chaotic: the massive daily transfers of goods, services, and information would proceed in fits and starts; the very fabric of modern society would begin to unravel.
Ques 3. Which of the following most accurately summarizes the opinion of the author in the text?[A]. In modern society, we must make more time for our neighbors.
[B]. An accepted way of measuring time is essential for the smooth functioning of society.
[C]. The traditions of society are timeless
[D].Society judges people by the times at which they conduct certain activities.
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4. Read the passage and answer the following question.