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30 May


Quiz meeting 1


1. In photosynthesis, energy from the sun is?

A. changed to chemical energy

B. conducted from the xylem to the leaves of green plants

C. not necessary to the process

D. released one to one for each molecule of carbon dioxide used

2. The word stored in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to?

A. retained

B. converted

C. discovered

D. specified

3. The word their in paragraph 2 refers to?

A. radiant energy and chemical energy

B. carbon dioxide and water

C. products

D. complex substances

4. The word successively in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to?

A. with effort

B. in a sequence

C. Slowly

D. carefully

5. Besides the manufacturer of food for plants, what is another benefit of photosynthesis?

A. It produces solar energy

B. It diffuses additional carbon dioxide into the air

C. It maintains a balance of gases in the atmosphere

D. It removes harmful gases from the air

6.Which of the following is NOT true of the oxygen used in photosynthesis?

A. Oxygen is absorbed by the roots

B. Oxygen is the product of photosynthesis

C. Oxygen is used in respiration

D. Oxygen is released into the atmosphere through the leaves

7. Which title best expresses the ideas in this passage?

A. a Chemical Equation

B. The Process of Photosynthesis

C. The Parts of Vascular Plants

D. The Production of Sugar

Quiz   Meeting 2

Alfred Benhard Nobel


1.Why are the award presented on December 10?

A. It is a tribute to the King of Sweden

B. Alfred Bernhard Nobel died on that

C. That date was established in Alfred Nobel’s will

D. The Central Bank of Sweden administers the trust

2.What does this passage mainly discuss?

A. Alfred Bernhard Nobel

B. The Nobel Prizes

C. Great contributions to mankind

D. Swedish philanthropy

3.Why were the prizes named for Alfred Bernhard Nobel?

A. He left money in his will to establish a fund for the prizes

B. He won the first Nobel Prize for his work in philanthropy

C. He is now living in Sweden

D. He serves as chairman of the committee to choose the recipients of the prizes

4.How often are the Nobel Prizes awarded?

A. Five times a year

B. Once a year

C. Twice a year

D. Once every two years

5.The word will in paragraph 1 refers to

A. Nobel’s wishes

B. a legal document

C. a future intention

D. a free choice

6.The word outstanding in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by?

A. recent

B. unusual

C. established

D. Exceptional

7.A Nobel Prize would NOT be given to?

A. an author who wrote a novel

B. a doctor who discovered a vaccine

C. a composer who wrote a symphony

D. a diplomat who negotiated a peace settlement

8.What does the author mean by the statement :

These prizes have been administered continually by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm since they were first awarded in 1901?

A. The Nobel Foundation oversees the management of the money and the distribution of the prizes

B. The Nobel Foundation selects the recipients of the prizes

C. The Nobel Foundation solicits applications and recommendations for the prizes

D. The Nobel foundation recommends new prize classifications

Quiz  Meeting 3



1. Which the following would be the best title for the passage?

A. Signs and Sign

B. Gestures

C. Communication

D. Speech

2.  What does the author say about speech?

A. It is the only true of communication

B. It is the dependent upon the advances made by inventors

C. It is necessary for communication to occur

D .It is the most advanced from of communication

3. The phrase impinge upon in paragraph 1 closest in meaning to

  1. A.   Intrude

B. Improve

C. Vary

D. Prohibit

4. The word it in paragraph 1 refers to

A. Function

B. Signal

C. Environment

D. Way

5. The word potential in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by

A. Range

B. Advantage

C. Organization

D. Possibility

6. The word intricate in paragraph 2 could be best replaced by which the following?

A. Inefficient

B. Complicated

C. Historical

D. Uncertain

C. Environment

7.  Applauding was cited as an example of

A.  A signal

B. A sign

C. A symbol

D. Gesture

8.Why were the telephone, radio, and TV invented?

A.  People were unable to understand signs, symbols, and signals

B. People wanted to communicate across long distance

C. People believed that signs, signals, and symbol were absolete

D. People wanted new forms of entertainment

Quiz Meeting 4

Scientific Classification In Insect



1. What is the best title for this passage?

A. An insect’s Environment

B. The Structure of an Insect

C. Grasshoppers and Beetles

D. The Stages of Life of an Insect

2. How are insect classified?

A. By the environment in which they live

B. By the food they eat

C. By the structure of the mouth

D. By the number and type of wings

3. The word common in paragraph 2 is closet in meaning to?

A. Normal

B. Rare

C. Import

D. Necessary

4. The author compares labrum and labium to?

A. an upper and lower lip

B. mandibles

C. maxillae

D. jaws

5. What is the proboscis?

A. Nectar

B. A tube constructed of modified maxillae

C. A kind of butterfly

D. A kind of flower

6. Which of the following have mandibles and maxillae that have been modified to sharp stylets?

A. Grasshoppers

B. Butterflies

C. Mosquitoes

D. Houseflies

7. The phrase drill throughin paragraph 2 could best be replaced by?

A. penetrate

B. saturate

C. explore


8.The word it in paragraph 2 refers to?

A. pad

B. food

C. Housefly

D. Mouth

9. What is the purpose of this passage?

A. To complain

B. To persuade

C. To entertain

D. To inform

Quiz Meeting 5

Womans Suffrage


1.With what topic is the passage primarily concerned?

A. The Wyoming Territory

B. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments

C. Abolitionists

D. Womens suffrage

2.The word ban in paragraph 1 most nearly means to?

A. Encourage

B. Publish

C. Prohibit

D. Limit

3.The word primarily in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to?

A. above all

B. Somewhat

C. finally

D. always

4.What had occurred shortly after the Civil War?

A. The Wyoming Territory was admitted to the Union

B. A women’s suffrage bill was introduced in Congress

C. The eastern states resisted the end of the war

D. Black people were granted the right to vote

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

A. pain

B. Citizenship

C. freedom from bondage

D. the right to vote

6.The word it in paragraph 3 refers to?

A. bill

B. Congress

C. Nineteenth Amendment

D. vote

7.What does the Nineteenth Amendment guarantee?

A. Voting rights for blacks

B. Citizenship for blacks

C. Voting rights for women

D. Citizenship for women

8.When were women allowed to vote throughout the United States?

A. After 1866

B. After 1870

C. After 1878

D. After 1920




Quiz Meeting 6

History of New York City

1.Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?

A. A History of New York City

B. An Account of the Dutch Colonies

C. A Biography of Peter Minuit

D. The First Capital of the United States

2.What did the Native Americans receive in exchange for their island?

A. Sixty Dutch guilders

B. $24.12 U. S.

C. Goods and supplies

D. Land in New Amsterdam

3.Where was New Amsterdam located?

A. In Holland

B. In North America

C. On the island of Manhattan

D. In India

4.What does the author mean by the statement :

Because attempts to encourage Dutch immigration were not immediately successful, offers, generous by the standards of the era, were extended throughout Europe?

A. Other Europeans were given opportunities to immigrate to the new world after a slow response by the Dutch

B. Since the Dutch immigration was so successful, opportunities were provided for the Europeans to immigrate to the new world also

C. The Dutch took advantage of opportunities to immigrate to Europe instead of to the new world

D. Immigration to the new world required that the Dutch and other Europeans wait until opportunities were available

5.The word heterogeneous in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by

A. Liberal

B. Renowned

C. diverse

D. prosperous

6.Why were so many languages spoken in New Amsterdam?

A. The Dutch West India Company was owned by England

B. The Dutch West India Company allowed freedom of speech

C. The Dutch West India Company recruited settlers from many different countries in Europe

D. The Indians who lived there before the Dutch West India Company purchase spoke many languages

7.The word formidable in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to

A. powerful

B. Modern

C. Expensive

D. unexpected

Quiz  Meeting 7

Horace Man

1.Which of the following titles would best express the main topic of the passage?

A. The Father of American Public Education

B. Philosophy of Education

C. The Massachusetts State Board of Education

D. Politics of Educational Institutions

2.Why does the author mention Horace Mann’s early life?

A. As an example of the importance of an early education for success

B. To make the biography more complete

C. Because it served as the inspiration for his later work in education

D. In tribute to the teachers who helped him succeed

3.The word struggles in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by?

A. valuable experiences

B. happy situations

C. influential people

D. difficult times

4.The word there refers to?

A. the Massachusetts legislature

B. the state board of education

C. Mann’s legal practice

D. his political career

5.The word mandatory in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to?

A. Required

B. Equal

C. excellent

D. basic

6.With which of the following statements would the author most probably agree?

A. Horace Manns influence on American education was very great

B. A small but important influence on American was exerted by Horace Mann

C. Few educators fully understood Horace Mann’s influence on American education

D. The influence on American education by Horace Mann was not accepted or appreciated

7.Horace Mann advocated all of the following EXCEPT?

A. a state board of education

B. a district school system

C. classes for adult

D. graded elementary schools

8.The reforms that Horace Mann achieved?

A. were not very radical for the time

B. were used only by the state of Massachusetts

C. were later adopted by the nation as a model

D. were enforced by the Massachusetts bar

9.With which of the following statements would Horace Mann most probably agree?

A. Think in new ways

B. Help others

C. Study as much as possible

D. Work hard

Quiz  Meeting 8

Wilder Penfield

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

A. Wilder Penfield

B. Neurosurgery

C. Human memory

D. Chemical reactions

2.The word formerly in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by?

A. in the past

B. from time to time

C. in general

D. by chance

3.Compared with a computer, human memory is?

A.more complex

B. more limited

C. less dependable

D. less durable

4.How did Penfield stimulate dreams and other minor events from the past?

A.By surgery

B.By electrical stimulation

C.By repetition

D.By chemical stimulation

5.According to passage, the capacity for storage in the brain?

A. can be understood by examining the psychology of the brain

B. is stimulated by patterns of activity

C. has a limited combination of relationships

D. is not influenced by repetition

6.The word bonds in paragraph 2 means

A. Promises

B. agreements

C. connections

D. Responsibilities

7. Why does the author mention looking up a telephone number?

A. It is an example of short-term memory

B. It is an example of a weak memory trace

C. It is an example of an experiment

D. It is an example of how we move short-term memory to long-term memory

1.All of the following are true of a memory trace EXCEPT that

A. is is probably made by structural changes in the brain

B. it is able to be observed directly by investigators

C. it is a theoretical construct that we use to form hypotheses

D. it is related to the degree of recall supported by repetition

9.With which of the following statements would the author most likely agree?

A. The mind has a much greater capacity for memory than that was previously believed

B. he physical basis for memory is clear

C. Different points of view are valuable

D. Human memory is inefficient

Quiz   Meeting 9


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

A. The Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park

B. The nature of geysers

C. The ratio of temperature to pressure in underground water

D. Regions of geologically recent volcanic activity

2.In order for a geyser to erupt?

A. hot rocks must rise to the surface of the Earth

B. water must flow underground

C. it must be a warm day

D. the earth must not be rugged or broken

3.The word it in paragraph 1 refers to?

A. Water

B. Depth

C. pressure

D. Surface

4.As depth increases?

A. pressure increases but temperature does not

B. temperature increases but pressure does not

C. both pressure and temperature increase

D. neither pressure nor temperature increases

5.Why does the author mention and Ice in?

A. To compare areas of high volcanic activity

B. To describe the Yellowstone National Park

C. To provide examples of areas where geysers are located

D. To name the two regions where all geysers are found

6.Hoe often does Old Faithful erupt?

A. Every 10 minutes

B. Every 60 minutes

C. Every 125 minutes

D. Every 170 minutes

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

A. Heating

B. Discharging

C. supplying

D. Wasting

8.What does the author mean by the statement :

Old Faithful earned its name because, unlike most geysers, it has never failed to erupt on schedule even once in eighty years of observation?

A. Old faithful always erupts on schedule

B. Old Faithful is usually predictable

C. Old Faithful erupts predictably like other geysers

D. Old Faithful received its name because it has been observed for many years

9.According to the passage, what is required for a geyser to function?

A. A source of heat, a place for water to collect,an opening, and underground channels

B. An active volcano nearby and a water reservoir

C. Channels in the Earth and heavy rainfall

D. Volcanic activity, underground channels, andsteam

Quiz  Meeting 10


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

A. The influenza virus

B. Immunity to disease

C. Bacteria

D. Chemical molecules

2.According to this passage, bacteria are?

A. poisons

B. very small

C. larger than viruses

D. Plants

3.The word strictlyin paragraph 1 could best be replaced by?

A. Unusually

B. Completely

C. broadly

D. Exactly

4.The atomic structure of viruses?

A. is variable

B. is strictly defined

C. cannot be analyzed chemically

D. is more complex than that of bacteria

5.Why does the author say that viruses are alive?

A. They have a complex atomic structure

B. They move

C. They multiply

D. They need warmth and light

6.The word unlimitedin paragraph 1 could best be replaced by which of the following?

A. very small

B. very large

C. very similar

D. very different

7.According to the passage, how does the body react to the influenza virus?

A. It prevents further infection to other types and strains of the virus

B. It produces immunity to the type and strain of virus that invaded it

C. It becomes immune to types A, B, and C viruses, but not to various strains within the types

D. After a temporary immunity, it becomes even more susceptible to the type and strain that caused the influenza

8.The passage discusses all of the following as characteristics of pandemics EXCEPT

A. they spread very quickly

B. they are caused by type-A virus

C. they are regional outbreaks

D. they occur once every ten years

Quiz  Meeting 11

American Family

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

C. The current American family

D. The ideal family

C. The current American family

D. The ideal family

2.The word current in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by which of the following?

A. Typical

B. Present

C. perfect

D. Traditional

3.The word none in paragraph 2 refers to?

A. parents

B. children

C. couples

D. Families

4.How many single people were identified in the survey?

A. One third of the total surveyed

B. One fourth of the total surveyed

C. One fifth of the total surveyed

D. Less than one tenth of the total surveyed

5.Who generally constitutes a one-person household?

A. A single man in his twenties

B. An elderly man

C. A single woman in her late sixties

D. A divorced woman

6.The word undervalues in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to?

A. does not appreciate

B. does not know about

C. does not include

D. does not understand

7.The passage discusses all of the following reasons for an increase in single-parent householdsEXCEPT?

A. a rising divorce rate

B. death of one of the parents

C. increased interest in parenting by fathers

D. babies born to single women

8.With which of the following statements would the author most probably agree?

A.There have always been a wide variety of family arrangements in the United States

C.The ideal American family is the best structure

D. Fewer married couples are having children

Quiz Meeting 12




1.Which of the following is the author’s main point?

A.Noise may pose a serious threat to our physical and psychological health

B. Loud noises signal danger

C. Hearing loss is Americas number one nonfatal health problem

D. The ear is not like the eye

2.According to the passage, what is noise?

A. Unwanted sound

B. A byproduct of technology

C. Physical and psychological harm

D. Congestion

3.Why is noise difficult to measure?

A. It causes hearing loss

B. All people do not respond to it in the same way

C. It is unwanted

D. People become accustomed to it

4. The word congested in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by

A. hazardous

B. polluted

C. crowded

D. rushed

5. According to the passage, people respond to loud noise in the same way that they respond to

A. annoyance

B. danger

C. damage

D. disease

6. The phrase as well in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to which of the following?

A. after all

B. also

D. regardless

C. instead

7.It can be inferred from this passage that the eye

A. responds to fear

B. enjoys greater protection than the ear

C. increases functions

D. is damaged by noise

8.With which of the following statements would the author most probably agree?

A. Noise is not a serious problem today

B. Noise is America’s number one problem

C. Noise is an unavoidable problem in an industrial society

D. Noise is a complex problem

Quiz Meeting 13

Charles Francis Richter



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

A. Earthquakes

B.The Richter scale

C. Charles F. Richter

D. Seismography

2.According to information in the passage, what does the Richter scale record?

A. The distance from the epicenter

B. The amplitude of the largest trace

C. The degree of damage

D.The location of the epicenter

3.The word standard in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by

A. reliable

B. complex

C. conventional

D. abandoned

4.What is the value of the tables?

A. They allow us to interpret the magnitude of earthquakes

B. They help us to calculate our distance fromearthquakes

C. They record all earthquakes

D. They release the energy of earthquakes

5.How does each number on the Richter scale compare?

A. Each number is one hundred times as strong as the previous number

B. Each magnitude is ten times stronger than the previous magnitude

C. The strength of each magnitude is one less than the previous magnitude

D. The scale decreases by five or six for each number

6.What does the author means by the statement :

Because the effects of such shaking dissipate with distance from the epicenter of the earthquake, the Mercalli rating depends on the site of the measurement?

A. The Mercalli rating will vary depending on the location of the measurement

B. The results of the Mercalli rating are less accurate at greater distances from the epicenter

C. The stronger shaking of the earthquake at the center is not detected by the Mercalli rating

D. The Mercalli rating is useful because it is taken farther away from the center of the earthquake

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

A. with no damage

B. with no notice

C. with no name

D. with no problem

8.With which of the following statements would the author most probably agree?

A. Only the Richter scale describes earthquakes in quantitative terms

B. Both the Richter scale and the Mercalli Scale measure earthquakes in the same way

C. Most earthquakes are measurable on either the Richter or the Mercalli scale

D. The Mercalli and the Richter scales are different but they can be compared

9.The passage discusses all of the following in the explanation of the Richter scale EXCEPT

A. It was introduced in 1935

B. It was developed by an American seismologist

C. It has a scale of 1 to 12

D. It measures the magnitude of earthquakes

Quiz 14

United States Census Bureau


1.Which of the following is the best title for the passage?

A. Metropolitan Statistical Areas

B. Types of Population Centers

C. The Bureau of the Census

D. Megapolises

2.According to the passage, where do most Americans live?

A. In the center of cities

B. In the suburbs surrounding large cities

C. In rural areas

D. In small towns

3.According to the Bureau of the Census, what is an urban area?

A. An area with 2500 people or more

B. An area with at least 50,000 people

C. The eighteen largest cities

D. A chain of adjacent cities

4.Which of the following are NOT considered important in defining an urban area?

A. Political boundaries

B. Transportation networks

C. Social relationships

D. Economic systems

5.The word integrate in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to

A. benefit

B. define

C. unite

D. restrict

6.The word its in paragraph 2 refers to

A. the MSA’s

B. the area’s

C. the citys

D. the population’s

7.The word adjacent in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to

A. beside each other

B. growing very fast

C. the same size

D. densely populated

8.According to the passage, what is a megapolis?

A. One of the ten largest cities in the United States

B. One of the eighteen largest cities in the United states

C. One of the one hundred cities between Boston and Washington

D. Any number of continuous adjacent cities and suburbs

9.Why does the author mention the Eastern Corridor and the California coast in paragraph 3?

A. As examples of megapolises

B. Because 75 percent of the population lives there

C. To conclude the passage

D. The Bureau of the Census is located there

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