PTE Academic Reading: MCQ – Choose Single Answer Practice Test 16

Multiple-choice Choose Single Answer – Read the text and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response.This item type that 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.


1. Read the passage and answer the following question.

Jupiter has 2.5 times more mass than all the other planets of the solar system combined and is 11 times as large as Earth in diameter. Jupiter is so large that scientists believe it almost became a star: as the gasses and dust contracted to the form the planet, gravitational forces created tremendous pressure and the temperature inside the core—as high as tens of thousands of degrees. But there was not enough mass available to create the temperature needed to start a fusion reaction such as that of the Sun (above 27,000,000 Fahrenheit, or 15,000,000 Celsius, at the Sun’s core); thus Jupiter has been cooling down ever since. Even so, Jupiter radiates about as much heat as it receives from the Sun.

Ques 1. The passage is mainly concerned with

[A]. the size of Jupiter relative to other planets in the solar system

[B]. differences between the sun and Jupiter

[C]. how Jupiter’s mass has affected its development

[D]. the temperature at which a planet’s core can start a fusion reaction

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[C]. The passage is mainly concerned with how Jupiter’s mass affected its development. Jupiter could have become a sun…but not quite. That is the main thrust.

2. Read the passage and answer the following question.

Stump-Up was invented in 1986 by Tokyo Beverages Owner Okawa Bhery. The name for the product was actually proposed by Okawa’s assistant, Fizzy Brewndon. The name was taken from the two most unusual ingredients in the drink, the Canadian banana leaf and the Asian stump root. The recipe for today’s Stump-Up is very well guarded. Many of the ingredients are known; in addition to banana leaves and stump root, they include strawberry, cocoa, lemon, cinnamon, nuts, vanilla, caramel, salts and sugar. The proportions of the ingredients and the identity of Stump’s secret ingredients are known by only a few of the Stump-Up Company’s very senior scientists and Vice-Presidents.

Ques 2. It can be inferred from the passage that

[A]. No one knows the exact proportions of ingredients used in Stump-Ups.

[B]. The public does not know how many stump roots are used in a batch of Stump-Ups.

[C]. The public is not sure that banana leaves are used in Stump-Ups.

[D]. The public knows all the ingredients in Stump-Ups.

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PTE Academic Reading: MCQ – Choose Single Answer Practice Test 16
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