PTE Academic Reading: MCQ – Choose Single Answer Practice Test 02

Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer – Practice questions as per PTE Academic Exam. Read the paragraph and choose the correct answer. Only 1 response is correct.

PTE PRACTICE- MULTIPLE-CHOICE CHOOSE SINGLE ANSWER

5. Read the passage and answer the following question.

When you want to hang the American flag over the middle of a street, suspend it vertically with the blue field (called the union) to the north and east-west street. When the flag is displayed with another banner from crossed staffs, the American flag is on the right. Place the staff of the American flag in front of the other staff. Raise the flag quickly and lower it slowly and respectfully. When flying the flag at half-mast, hoist it to the top of the pole for a moment before lowering it to mid-pole. When flying the American flag with banners from states or cities, raise the nation’s banner first and lower it last. Never allow the flag to touch the ground.

Ques 5. What main point is the author trying to make?

[A]. The American flag is the symbol of American freedom.
[B]. The American flag has fifty stars.
[C]. Placing the American flag inappropriately will draw government intervention.
[D]. The American flag should be flown differently in certain situations.
[E]. The flag should be lowered quickly and respectfully.

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[D]

6. Read the passage and answer the following question.

One of the big programming surprises of the 2002 summer TV series was a show on the Fox Network called American Idol, a talent search that highlighted several aspiring performers. The final episode of the show garnered the biggest audience share among 18- to 49-year old that the network has ever had. Based on a British series called Pop Idol, American Idol is another in a long list of shows that the United States has imported. In fact, many popular U.S. TV shows originated overseas. These include the quiz shows Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and The Weakest Link, both also from Britain. Other examples include Survivor, imported from Sweden; Big Brother, based on a Dutch series of the same name; and TLC’s Trading Spaces, based on the British series, Changing Rooms.

Ques 6. Which statement best expresses the central idea of this paragraph?

[A]. One of the big programming surprises of the 2002 summer TV series was a show on the Fox Network called American Idol, a talent search that highlighted several aspiring performers.
[B]. Based on a British series called Pop Idol, American Idol is another in a long list of shows that the United States has imported.
[C]. Popular U.S. TV, in fact, many U.S. TV shows have first originated overseas.
[D].  British quiz show these include the quiz shows Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and The Weakest Link, both also from Britain.

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[C]

7. Read the passage and answer the following question.

Caffeine is a natural ingredient in coffee, cocoa, tea, and chocolate, and is added to some prescription and non-prescription drugs. 2. Despite being “natural,” Caffeine is also a powerful drug which greatly affects the body. 3. In healthy, rested people, a dose of 100 milligrams (about one cup of coffee) increases alertness, banishes drowsiness, quickens reaction time, it enhances intellectual and muscular effort, and increases heart and respiratory rates. 4. Drinking one to two cups of coffee an hour before exercise encourages the body to preserve glycogen and burn fat —–something that results in greater endurance. 5. In addition, caffeine masks fatigue. 6. In doses above 300 milligrams, caffeine can produce sleeplessness, nervousness, irritability, headaches, heart palpitations, and muscle twitches. 7. Caffeine is also habit-forming, and those who try to suddenly stop after heavy use may experience such withdrawal symptoms as headaches, lethargy, irritability, and difficulty in concentrating.

Ques7. Which of the following most accurately summarizes the opinion of the author in the text?

[A]. Caffeine is a powerful drug that affects the body in numerous ways
[B]. Caffeine is good to drink before working out.
[C]. Caffeine is linked to various health concerns.
[D]. Caffeine is a strong drug that only enhances the body when used.

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[A]

8. Read the passage and answer the following question.

Impressionism was “born” in 1874 when an art critic reviewed the exhibition of several artists at Nader’s photography studio in Paris. Very unimpressed with Monet’s 1872 printing entitled “Impression Sunrise,” the critic used the term impression and later the word impressionist derogatorily. The name stuck and was worn almost as a badge of honor by the artists who used methods and style similar to Monet’s, and Monet became known as the Father of Impressionism. One might think that this radical departure from the accepted norm rose full blown in Monet and that his comrades merely followed his lead. This oversimplification is natural for laypersons, but it is akin to saying Darwin discovered evolution or Freud discovered the unconscious mind. While all three men are indisputably tied to the concepts with which we identify them, their true genius and claim to being discovered or “Father of . . .” lies more in their ability to synthesize rather than to create.

Ques 8. Which of the following most accurately summarizes the opinion of the author in the text?

[A.] Monet became known as the Father of Impressionism after a critic reviewed 1874 exhibition in Paris.
[B]. Monet’s genius, like that of Darwin or Freud, lies more in the ability to synthesize than in the ability to create.
[C]. Oversimplification is natural for the layperson viewing Monet’s art.
[D.] A derogatory name can sometimes be worn as a badge of honor as it was for Monet and his fellow artists.

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[B]
PTE Academic Reading: MCQ – Choose Single Answer Practice Test 02
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