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PRACTICE TEST 12

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the
other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. habitat B. protection C. essential D. priority
Question 2: A. predator B. restore C. recollect D. preface
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the
position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: A. preference B. obstacle C. practicing D. supporter
Question 4: A. orient B. correspond C. minimum D. passenger
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each
of the following questions.
Question 5: We did a quick count of the children on the bus and there were no missing.
A B C D
Question 6: Under the terms of the contract the job would have been finished yesterday.
A B C D
Question 7: They had an arrangement that the children will spend two weeks with each parent.
A B C D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following
questions:
Question 8: I think the ____thing would be to take a taxi home. I’m tired of walking.
A. sensitive B. sensational C. sensible D. senseless
Question 9: In my view the changes to the education system have been to good ___
A. outcome B. upshot C. influence D. effect
Question 10: I expect the new trend will soon ___here.
A. take up B. catch up C. catch on D. identify with
Question 11: The Continental United States is ____that there are four time zones.
A. so a big area B. very big C. much big D. so big an area
Question 12: You’d better cut ___animal fat if you want to lower your cholesterol level.
A. out in B. down with C. off with D. down on
Question 13: If you’re too ____, other people will take advantage of you.
A. trusting B. trustworthy C. trusted D. untrustworthy
Question 14: Tim looks so frightened and upset. He _____something terrible.
A. must experience C. can have experienced
B. should have experienced D. must have experienced
Question 15:_____Ann by phone, James decided to email her.
A. Having failed to contact C. He failed to contact
B. Having failed contacting D. That he failed contacting
Question 16: He spent too much money and ___with his credit card payments.
A. got by on B. got into a mess C. got on well with D. got away from
Question 17:____we arrived at the hotel when there was a power cut.
A. Not only had B. Hardly had C. No sooner had D. Little had
Question 18: To end or greatly reduce pollution___, people would have to stop using many things that benefit them.
A. constantly B. suddenly C. immediately D. usually
Question 19: She asked Mark to ___the children while she went to the shops.
A. keep an eye on C. keep quiet
B. keep in touch with D. bring up
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of
the following exchanges.
Question 20: -“ I left work early today, dear.” – “ ____”
A. Why was that? B. Why did you leave? C. How’s that? D. When so?
Question 21: -“Wait! I have something to do before we can go to the play.”
- “____! We don’t have much time, honey.”
A. Leave immediately B. Come on C. Come at once D. No way
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the
underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 22: In 1895, the Coca-Cola Company altered the secret formula of the drink’s ingredients.
A. modified B. proposed C. enriched D. restored
Question 23: To prepare for a job interview, you should jot down your qualifications, work experience as well as some
important information about yourself.
A. what you have experienced C. your own qualities in real life
B. your big data and special qualities D. what you have earned through study
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the
underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 24: The relationship between structure, process and outcome is very unclear.
A. disappear B. external C. apparent D. uncertain
Question 25: The situation in the country has remained relatively stable for a few months now.
A. constant B. changeable C. objective D. ignorant
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of
the following questions.
Question 26: “I wouldn’t apply for that job, Peter, if I were you,” said Bob.
A. Bob advised Peter not to apply for that job.
B. Bob recommended Peter not apply for that job.
C. Bob felt sorry because Peter applied for that job.
D. Bob apologized to Peter for applying for that job.
Question 27: No one has ever seen the old man again since then.
A. The old man has not been seen again by anyone since then.
B. The old man has never seen anyone since then.
C. The old man was not seen by anyone since then.
D. The old man has never been seen again since then.
Question 28: Contrary to popular belief, she didn’t have much success in her marriage.
A. Because popular belief is contrary, she didn’t have much success in her marriage.
B. Popular belief is contrary to him as she didn’t have much success in her marriage.
C. In spite of what people may think, she didn’t have much success in her marriage.
D. Popular belief is contrary but she didn’t have much success in her marriage.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of
sentences in the following questions.
Question 29:My brother can’t find a job. He is very well-qualified.
A. My brother can’t find a job but he is very well-qualified.
B. My brother can’t find a job even though he is very well-qualified.
C. My brother can’t find a job despite he is very well-qualified.
D. My brother can’t find a job despite a fact that he is well-qualified.
Question 30: Companies spend millions of dollars on advertising. They want to increase their sales.
A. Companies spend millions of dollars on advertising so that they want to increase their sales.
B. Companies spend millions of dollars on advertising, but they want to increase their sales.
C. Companies spend millions of dollars on advertising with the aim of increasing their sales.
D. In order that they want to increase their sales, companies spend millions of dollars on advertising.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word
or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.
No one can say when sports began. Since it is impossible to imagine a time when children did not
spontaneously run races or wrestle, it is clear that children have always included sports in their play, but one can only
speculate about the (31)__of sports as autotelic physical contests for adults . Hunters are depicted in prehistoric art, but
it cannot be known (32) ____the hunter pursued their prey in a mood of grim necessity or with the joyful abandon of
sportsmen. It is certain, however , from the rich literary and iconographic evidence of all ancient civilizations that hunting
soon became an end in itself at least for royalty and nobility. Archaeological evidence also indicates that ball games
were common among ancient peoples as (33)___as the Chinese and the Aztecs. If ball games were contests rather
than noncompetitive ritual performances, such as the Japanese football game kemari, then they were sports in the most
rigorously (34)__sense. That it cannot simply be assumed that they were contests is clear from the evidence presented
by Greek and Roman antiquity, which indicates that ball games had been for the most part playful (35)_____ those
recommended for health by the Greek physician Galen in the 2nd century AD.
Question 31: A. emergence B. emerge C. emergency D. immersion
Question 32: A. when B. whether C. how D. why
Question 33: A. different B. far C. similar D. old
Question 34: A. definite B. defined C. definitive D. definition
Question 35: A. as B. like C. alike D. of
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42.
Federal Policies for Native Peoples
Federal policy toward the Native Americans has a long history of inconsistency, reversal, and failure. In the late
1700s, the United States government owned and operated factories, exchanging manufactured goods for furs and
horses with the hope that mutual satisfaction with trade would result in peace between Native Americans and the rush of
settlers who were moving west. At the same time, the government supported missionary groups in their efforts to build
churches, schools, and model farms for those tribes that permitted them to live in their midst.
By the 1800s, federal negotiators were trying to convince many tribes to sell their land and move out of the line
of frontier expansion, a policy that culminated in the forced expulsion of the major Southeastern tribes to the west. Over
protests by Congress and the Supreme Court President Andrew Jackson ordered the Native Americans to be removed
to what is now Oklahoma. On the forced march, which the Cherokee Nation refers to as the “Trail of Tears,” many
Native American youth outside of the home environment.
Under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, scattered tribes were encouraged to reorganize their tribal
governments. Anti-Indian sentiment resurfaced only ten years later, and by the 1959s relocation centers to move Native
Americans from the reservations to urban areas were established.
Today, government policies are unclear. Many officials want to remove the federal government completely from
Native American governance. Others believe that the government should support Native American efforts to maintain
their culture. Not surprisingly, the Native Americans themselves are ambivalent about the role of the federal
government in their affairs.

Question 36: What’s the author’s main point?


A. Government policies for Native Americans have not changed many times during the past three hundred
years.
B. Today government officials are in agreement about their role in Native-Americans affairs
C. The federal government has been inconsistent and unclear in its policies for Native Americans.
D. The Indian Reorganization Act was a failure.
Question 37: The word “ambivalent” in the last paragraph refers to
A. exhibition suspicion
B. experiencing contradictory feelings cult
C. expressing concern
D. demonstrating opposition
Question 38: The word “culminated” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to
A. ended
B. failed
C. belonged
D. caused
Question 39: The word ‘them” in paragraph 1 refers to
A. missionary groups
B. efforts
C. model farms
D. tribes
Question 40: Why did Congress pass the Dawes Severally Act?
A. Because the government agencies wanted to exploit the resources on reservations.
B. Because missionaries wanted to convert the Native Americans to Christianity.
C. Because teachers wanted to set up schools for Native Americans in urban areas.
D. Because officials on the reservations wanted to preserve Native-American culture.
Question 41: Native American policies are described as all of the following EXCEPT
A. inconsistent
B. destructive
C. permanent
D. unclear
Question 42: The paragraph following the passage most probably discusses
A. the Native-American point of view regarding government policies today
B. the efforts by Native Americans to maintain their culture
C. the results of the reservation system
D. the intertribal councils that Native Americans have established
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer to each of the questions from 43 to 50.
Eugene O’Neill
Universally acclaimed as America’s greatest playwright, Eugene O’Neill was born in 1888 in the heart of the
theater district in New York City. As the son of an actor he had early exposure to the world of theater. He attended
Princeton University briefly in 1906, but returned to New York to work in a variety of jobs before joining the crew of a
freighter as a seaman. Upon returning from voyages to South Africa and South America, he was hospitalized for six
months to recuperate from tuberculosis. While he was recovering, he determined to write a play about his adventures on
the sea.
He went to Havard, where he wrote the one-act Bound East for Candiff. It was produced in 1916 on Cape Cod
by the Provincetown Players, an experimental theater group that was later to settle in the famous Greenwich Village
district in New York City. The Players prodiced several more of his one-acts in the years between 1916-1920. With the
full-length play Beyond the Horizon, produced on Broadway in 1920, O’Neill’s success was assured. The play won the
Pulitzer Prize for the best play of the year. O’Neill was to be awarded the prize again in 1922, 1928, and 1957 for Anna
Christies, Strange Interude, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Although he did not receive the Pulitzer Prize for it,
Mourning Becomes Electra, produced in 1931, is arguably his most lasting contribution to the American theater. In 1936,
he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
O’Neill’a play, forty-five in all, cover a wide range of dramatic subjects, but several themes emerge, including
the ambivalence of family relationships, the struggle between the sexes, the conflict between spiritual and material
desires, and the vision of modern man as a victim of uncontrollable circumstances. Most of O’Neill’s characters are
seeking meaning in their lives. According to his biographers, most of the characters were potraits of himself and
his family. In a sense, his word chronicled his life.
Question 43: This passage is as summary of O’Neill’s
A. work B. life C.work and life D. family
Question 44: The word “briefly” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to
A. seriously B. for a short time C. on scholarship D. without enthusiasm
Question 45: The word “struggle” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to
A. influence B. conflict C. appreciation D. denial
Question 46: The word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to
A. Harvard B. one-act play C. theater group D. theater district
Question 47: What does the author mean by the statement: “According to his biographers, most of the characters were
portraits of himself and his family”?
A. He used his family and his own experiences in his plays.
B. His biography contained stories about him and his family.
C. He had paintings of himself and members of his family.
D. His biographers took pictures of him with his family.
Question 48: According to the passage, which of O’Neill’s plays was most important to the American theater?
A. Anna Christie C. Long Day’s Journey Into Night
B. Beyond the Horizon D. Mourning Becomes Electra
Question 49: The author mentions all of the following as themes for O’Neill’s plays EXCEPT
A. life in college C. damily life
B. adventures at sea D. relationships between men and women
Question 50: We can infer from information in the passage that O’Neill’s plays were not
A. controversial B. autobiographical C. optimistic D. popular