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Easter comprehension year two. Reading comprehension test. (30 minutes, 35 questions) continued. question 2: easter island is without doubt the enigma of polynesia. on the one. www.saddleback.edu.
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READING COMPREHENSION TEST
(30 minutes, 35 quesîons)
The study of history provides many beneî®ts. First, we learn
from the past. We may repeat mistakes, but, at least, we have
the opportunity to avoid them. Second, history teaches us what
quesîons to ask about the present. Contrary to some peopleâs
view, the study of history is not the memorizaîon of names,
dates, and places. It is the thoughîul examinaîon of the forces
that have shaped the courses of human life. We can examine
events from the past and then draw inferences about current
events. History teaches us about likely outcomes.
Another beneî®t of the study of history is the broad range of
human experience that is covered. War and peace are certainly
covered as are naîonal and internaîonal aî«airs.
However, maî©ers of culture (art, literature, and music) are also
included in historical study. Human nature is an important part
of history: emoîons like passion, greed, and insecurity have
inî uenced the shaping of world aî«airs. Anyone who thinks that
the study of history is boring has not really studied history.
1. What is the main idea of this passage?
A. Studying history helps us to live in todayâs world.
B. Studying history is not just memorizaîon.
C. The role of educaîon is to help students deal with real life.
D. Students should study both naîonal and internaîonal
2. In the î®rst paragraph, inferences means
3. Which method of teaching history would the author of this
A. Applying historical events to modern society.
B. Using î ash cards to remember speciî®c facts.
C. Weekly quizzes on dates and events.
D. Student compeîîons for most books memorized.
READING COMPREHENSION TEST
(30 minutes, 35 quesîons) Conînued
Easter Island is without doubt the enigma of Polynesia. On
the one hand it has the most magniî®cent stone monuments
and statues in the whole of Oceania; but on the other hand, its
prehistoric culture was uî©erly destroyed before outsiders had
any chance to make reliable records. Records of course there
are, but because they are so unreliable and contradictory they
have allowed Easter Island to be the subject of unprecedented
baî©erings by the lunaîc fringe, and to have its name linked
with such garbled trivia as sunken conînents and astronauts.
Fortunately, however, not all is at the level of the âpopularâ
press, and some of the research carried out on the island since
1914 has been of excellent standard, parîcularly that by the
Franco-Belgian expediîon in 1934-35 and by the Norwegian
team under Thor Heyerdahl in 1955-56.
1. What is the main point of this passage?
A. Research reveals nothing of signiî®cance about Easter Island.
B. Easter Island may have been occupied by astronauts.
C. The Franco-Belgian and Heyerdahl expediîons are providing
some answers about Easter Island.
D. The monuments and statues on Easter Island are not fully
understood because the islandâs prehistoric culture has been
2. From the way it is used in line 1, âenigmaââ most likely means?
3. The use of the phrase âbaî©ering by the lunaîc fringeâ in line 4
serves to emphasize?
A. That senseless wars have been fought over Easter Island
B. That many people have been stubbornly irraîonal in
discussing Easter Island
C. That Easter Island is probably imaginary
D. That Easter Island has been the subject of much science
4. Why was Thor Heyerdahl referred to?
A. He is the most recent researcher.
B. He discovered records from the prehistoric culture of Easter
C. He is an example of more valid and producîve research
than has usually been conducted on Easter Island.
D. He represents a kind of research which the press does not
English Composition and Reading Exam Sample Question
Your English composition placement will be based upon a combination of your CTEP Comprehension, Sentence Structure and
Grammar, and Syntax Skills test scores. Reading placement is solely based upon the Reading Comprehension exam.
â¢ Reading Comprehension exam contains seven reading passages and a total of 35 questions, each with four multiple choice
answers. The time limit for this test is 30 minutes.
â¢ Sentence Structure and Grammar exam consists of 3 sections, each having 10 questions with four multiple choice answers.
The time limit for this test is 20 minutes.
â¢ Sentence and Syntax Skills exam consists of 2 reading passages with a total of 40 words that have been left out. You will
select from four multiple choice answers on each question. The time limit for this test is 15 minutes.
Q1: 1=A, 2=C, 3=A Q2: 1=D, 2=A, 3=B, 4=C
SENTENCE STRUCTURE & GRAMMAR TEST
(20 minutes, 30 quesîons)
In this secîon, each quesîon contains 4 sentences. Choose the
best structured sentence.
A. One of the musicians who is Eric has been looking for a
B. Eric, one of the musicians, are looking for a pracîce room.
C. Eric who is one of the musicians who are looking for a
D. Eric, one of the musicians, is looking for a pracîce room.
A. California having big, old trees according to the portly
B. The ranger said that the oldest and largest trees are in
C. The ranger say that the oldest and largest trees are in
D. The ranger say that the oldest and largest trees is California.
In this secîon, you are given a sentence which has words leî
out. Complete the sentence by choosing the correct answer from
the choices given.
The workers leî early and _____________ home.
C. have dinner
Never doubt that a small group of thoughîul, _________ people
can change the world.
In this secîon, you are î®rst given two sentences. Then you are
given four choices of how these two sentences can be combined.
â¢ The traî¸c was heavy.
â¢ I was late to work.
A. I was late to work because the traî¸c was heavy.
B. I was late to work, so the traî¸c was heavy.
C. The traî¸c was heavy, I was late to work.
D. The traî¸c was heavy: and then I was late to work.
â¢ The writerâs î®ne pen ran out of ink.
â¢ She î®nished wriîng the story with a short, dull pencil.
A. She î®nished wriîng the story with a short, dull pencil
however her î®ne pen ran out of ink.
B. The writerâs î®ne pen ran out of ink although she î®nished
wriîng the story with a short, dull pencil.
C. The writerâs î®ne pen ran out of ink while she was wriîng
with a short, dull pencil.
D. The writerâs î®ne pen ran out of ink while wriîng a story but
she î®nished wriîng with a short, dull pencil.
SENTENCE & SYNTAX SKILLS
(15 minutes, 40 quesîons)
Words have been leî out of reading passages.
Choose the answer that will correctly î®ll in
the blank. When you î®nish, you should have
a logical and grammaîcal passage. It may be
useful to try to read the passage through to
check your answers.
Donât get stuck; if one blank is diî¸cult to î®ll in,
go on to the next one.
It used to be common for denîsts to have to remove teeth.
However, with modern technology, (1)______ visits to the
denîstâs oî¸ce and good (2)______ hygiene at home, most
people can keep (3)______ teeth for their enîre lives.
D. oî en
âWhen I use a word,â Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful
tone, âIt means just what I (1)______it to mean â neither more
âThe quesîon is,â said Alice, â(2)_______ you can make words
mean diî«erent things.â
âThe quesîon is,â said Humpty Dumpty, â(3)_______ is to be
master -- thatâs all.â
Sec 1: Q1=D, Q2=B|Sec 2: Q1=B, Q2=C|Sec 3: Q1=A, Q2=DQ1: 1=C, 2=A, 3=A | Q2: 1=C, 2=D, 3=B