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To squeeze the most out of each shining hour we have shortened the opera, quickened the pace of the movie and put culture in pocket-sized packages. We make the busy bee look like a lazy creature, the ant like a sluggard.
Q. The word "sluggard" means       .

  • Aa slow-moving person
  • Ba hard worker
  • Ca human being
  • Dan enemy

Questions 2/4

At the early attempts, the cable failed and when it was taken out for repairs it was found to be covered in living growths, a fact which defied contemporary scientific opinion that there was no life in the deeper parts of the sea.
Q. 'Defied' in the 5th paragraph probably means        .

  • Adoubted
  • Bgave proof to
  • Cchallenged
  • Dagreed to

Questions 3/4

If spelling becomes the only focal point of his teacher's interest, clearly a bright child will be likely to "play safe". He will tend to write only words within his spelling range, choosing to avoid adventurous language.
Q. The expression "play safe" probably means       .

  • Ato write as carefully as possible
  • Bto do as teachers say to be safe
  • Cto use dictionaries frequently
  • Dto avoid using words one is not sure of

Questions 4/4

There are a lot of people do not have enough to eat in America, while at the same time a lot of food is wasted. This ____ distribution of resources must be reversed in one way or another.

  • Adesperate
  • Bgenerous
  • Cinefficient
  • Ddisproportional


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