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Quiz Meeting 13 ( WRIGHT BROTHERS )

01 Jan

Reading Comprehension

1.         Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?

a.         The reasons why the Wright brothers succeeded in manned flight.

b.         The advantage of the internal combustion engine in the Wright brothers’experiments.

c.         The Wright brothers’ experience as pilots.

d.         The importance of gliders to the development of airplanes.

2.         The word cited in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to which of the following?

a.         Disregarded

b.         Mentioned

c.         Considered

d.         proven

3.         The word incessantly in the paragraph 1 could best be replaced by which of the following?

a.         Confidently

b.         Intelligently

c.         Constantly

d.         optimistical

4.         What kind of experience did the Wright brothers have that distinguished them from their competitor?

a.         They were geniuses.

b.         They were gilder pilots.

c.         They were engineers.

d.         They were inventors.

5.         Why does the author suggest that the experiments with the wind tunnel were important?

a.         Because they allowed the Wright brothers to decrease the  weight of their airplane to acceptable limits

b.         Because they resulted in a three-axis control for their airplane

c.         Because they were important in the refinement of the wings for their airplane

d.         Because they used the data to improve the engine for their air airplane

6.         The word they in the paragraph 3 refers to

a.         the Wright brothers

b.         aircraft

c.         engines

d.         attempts

7.         The word doomed in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to

a.         destined to fail

b.         difficult to achieve

c.         taking a risk

d.         not well planned

8.         In paragraph 4, the author suggests that the steam engines used in earlier aircraft had failed because

a.         They were too small to power a large plane.

b.         They were too light to generate enough power.

c.         They did not have internal combustion power.

d.         They did not have enough power to lift their  own weight.

9.         The passage discusses all of the following reasons that the Wright brothers succeeded EXCEPT

a.         They worked very well together.

b.         They both had practical experience building other aircraft.

c.         They made extensive tests before they completed the design.

d.         They were well funded.

10.       The passage discusses all of the following reasons that the Wright brothers succeeded EXCEPT

a.         They worked very well together.

b.         They both had practical experience building  other aircraft.

c.         They made extensive tests before they completed the design.

d.         They were well funded

Quiz : STRUCTURE

Problem 93    Comparative Estimates–Multiple Numbers

much

multiple   as  many  as

Fresh fruit costs    twice      as  much       as        canned fruit

We have       half         as   many          as           we need

Incorrect:Bob found a job that paid as much twice as he made working at the library.

Correct  :Bob found a job that paid twice as much as he made working at the library

Incorrect:The price was very reasonable; I would gladly have paid three times more than

he asked.

Correct  :The price was very reasonable; I would gladly have paid three times as much as

he asked.

Incorrect:We didn’t buy the car because they wanted as much twice as it was worth.

Correct  : We didn’t buy the car because they  wanted  twice as much as it was worth.

Problem 94 Comparative Estimates   –More Than  andLess Than     more than        number

Steve has      more than      a thousand    coins in his collection

less than          number

Andy has       less than          a dozen        coin in his pocket

Incorrect: The main library has more as one million volumes.

Correct   :  The main library has more than one milion volumes.

Incorrect: A new shopping center on the north side will have five hundred shops

more than.

Correct   :  A new shopping center on the north side will have more than five

hundred shops.

Incorrect: There are most than fifty students in the lab, but only two computers.

Correct   : There are more than fifty students in the lab,but only two computers

Problem 95    Comparative Estimates–As Many As

as many as           number

We should have as many as       five hundred      applications

Incorrect:The children can see as much as twenty-five baby animals in the nursery at the

zoo.

Correct  :The children can see as many as twenty-five baby  animals in the nursery at the zoo.

Incorrect:Many as ten planes have sat in line waiting to take off.

Correct  :as many as ten planes have sat in line waiting to take off.

Incorrect:State University offers as much as two hundred major fields of study.

Correct  :State University offers as many as two hundred major  fields of study.

Problem 96    Degrees of Comparison–Comparative Adjectives

more (less) adjective (two + syllables)

adjective –er (one syllable)

adjective –er

(two + syllables

ending in –y)            than

An essay test is       more difficult              than    an objective test

An essay test is             harder                   than    an objective test

An essay test is              easier                   than   an objective

Incorrect: Ellen has been more happy lately than she was when she first came.

Correct  : Ellen has been more lately than she was when she  first came.

Incorrect: The book for my engineering course are expensive the books for my othercourses.

Correct  : The book for my engineering course are more expensive than the books for my other courses.

Incorrect: The climate here is more milder than that of New England.

Correct  :The climate here is  milder than that of New England.

Problem 97    Degrees of Comparison–Superlative Adjectives

most (least) adjective (two + syllables)

adjective –est (one syllable)

eadjective –est (two + syllables

ending in –er)

An essay test is   the                       most difficult

An essay test is   the                           hardest

An essay test is   the                           trickiest

Incorrect:Of all the candidates, Alex is probably the less qualified.

Correct  :Of all the candidates, Alex is probably the qualifiest.

Incorrect:Although there are a number of interesting findings, a most significantresults are in the abstract.

Correct  :Although there are a number of interesting findings, the most significant results are in the abstract.

Incorrect:In my opinion, the more beautiful place in Oregon is Mount Hood.

Correct  : In my opinion, the most beautiful place in Oregon is Mount Hood.

 
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