Mid Term Test
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by Annette Alexander
| 25 Questions
Note from the author:
Vocabulary and Comprehension
SECTION 1

Each sentence in this section has ONE underlined word. Choose from the four options, the word which is closest in meaning to the underlined word.
1
1
The astute businessman carried out a feasibility survey before signing the contract with foreign investors.
learned
shrewd
anxious
honest
2
1
The teacher was embarrassed by the brazen attitude of the student who deliberately disturbed the class on several occasions.
wicked
derisive
impudent
docile
3
1
The workers were heedless of the dangers at the construction site.
cautious
mindless
ignorant
accustomed
4
1
The country suffered intensely from the nefarious actions of the enemy during the war.
daring
persistent
iniquitous
brutal
5
1
The idea of Christmas dinner for the children in the communty was palatable to all memebrs of the club.
delicious
acceptable
grand
charitable
SECTION 2

Read the poem carefully and then answer the following questions on the basis of what is stated and implied.


6
1
The experience in the poem is taking place most likely in
a thick forest
a morning's journey
the poet's mind
a yellow road
7
1
All the following express the poet's difficulty in choosing except

"And sorry I could not travel both"
"as just as fair"
"Had worn them really about the same"
"And both that morning equally lay"
8
1
Which of the following best expresses the mood of the poem in (L-13) "Oh I kept the first for another day"?
sadness
perplexity
resentment
joyful expectation
9
1
The two roads best represent
two different view points
two different pathways in life's journey
two separate journeys in the forest
two different appraoches to problems
10
1
The dash (-) after "an I - " (L-18) shows
a pause in the poet's journey
the confusion in the poet's mind
the poet's self satisfaction
a silent thought unexpressed
11
1
The main idea the poet wishes to convey is that
all roads lead to the same end
all roads are not the same
the success of one's life depends on the choices one makes
life's adventures should be enjoyed to the fullest
12
1
The poet doubted he would ever come back because
he had a busy schedule
he would be exhausted
he would have reached the end of life's journey
he had not remembered the way

Read the advertisement carefully and then answer the following questions (Ques 13-18)
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13
13
1
According to the warning a tampered packet
is dangerous
is poisonous
should not be used
should not be sold
14
1
Lozenges
provides relief for all throat infection
gives temporary relief
is a major pain killer
should be used sparingly
15
1
"Occasional minor irritation" means
lingering pain
quick relief for light infection
light discomfort experiences now and then
little pains you get from flashes of pain
16
1
Which expression willmost likely appeal to a sick person?
oral anesthetic
pain relief
fast-acting
allergy alert
17
1
From your evidence in the passage what is the main use of Lozenges?
to cure sore throat infections
to help get pregnant women
to help rid of cancer sores
to eradicate allergies

18
1
Which of the following is a true statement based on the advertisement?
Lozenges provides temporary relief of throat pain
Children must not use Lozenges
Doctors are wary of recommending Lozenges
Consult your doctor before using Lozenges
SECTION C

Read the following passage carefully and then answer questions 19 - 25 on the basis of what is stated or implied.


Away to the right I glimpse the front of the lava choking a narrow street and spilling steadily forward. It was black like clinker and as it spilled down along the street, little rivulets of molten rock flowed red.

The air was full of the dust of broken building now. My mouth and throat were dry and gritty with all the air shimmered with intense heat. I could no longer hear the roar of gases escaping form Vesuvius. Instead my world was full of a hissing and sifting - it was a steady, unrelenting backgound of sound to the intermittent crash of stone and the crumbling roar of falling plaster and masonry.

The next building began to go. I watched, fascinated, as a crack opened across the roof. There was a tumbling roar of sound, the crack widened splitting the very stone itself, and then the farther end of the building vanished in a cloud of dust. There was a ghastly pause as the lava consolidated, eating up the pile of rubble below. Then cracks ran splitting all across the remains of the roof not five yards away from me. The cracks widened, spreading like fast moving rivers, and then suddenly the whole roof seemed to sink, vanishing away below me in a great rumble of sound and disappearing into the dust of its own fall.

And as the dust settled I found myself staring at the lava face itself. It was a sight that took my breath away. I wanted to cry out, to run from it-but instead I remained on my hands and one knee staring at it, unable to move, speechless, held in the shock of seeing the pitiless force of Nature angered.

I have seen villages and towns bombed and smashed to rubble by shell fire. But Cassino Berlin- they were nothing to this. Bombing and shelling at least leaves the torn shells and smashed rubble of buildings to indicate what was once there. The lava left nothing. Of the half of San Franciscp that it had overrun there was no trace. Before me stretched a black cinder embankment, quite flat and smoking with heat. It was impossible to think of a village ever having existed there.

It had left no trace and I could scarely believe that only a few minutes before there had been buildings betweeen me and the lava and that I'd seen them toppling, buildings that had been occupied for hundreds of years. Only away to the left the dome of a church stood up out of the black plain. And even as I noticed it the symmetrical dome cracked open like a flower, fell in a cloud of dust and was swallowed completely.
19
1
The intention of the writer of this passage is primarily to
describe a scene
recapture the eruption of Mt Vesusius
show the destruction of a town
record his shock at nature's anger
20
1
The phrase "little rivulets of molten rock" is an example of
simile
metaphor
alliteration
exaggeration
21
1
The words "spilling, gritty, shimmering, splitting" are all examples of onomatopoeia because
they show movement
they denote sound as well as movement
their sounds give a clue to their meanings
they show repetiton of sounds
22
1
The word "unrelenting" most nearly means
heavy
unceasing
merciless
harmonious
23
1
The sentence " I watched fascinated ... across the roof" most likely suggests.
the writer was not afraid
the scene was exciting to the writer
he was repelled at Nature's fury
he was powerless in the great destruction
24
1
The writer was unable to move because
he was afraid of falling debris
the scene was breathtaking
he was shocked at the ghastly sight
his limbs were benumbed
25
1
This passage can best be described as
narrative
descriptive
reflective
informative
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