Вопросы теста по английскому языку (чтение, понимание содержания) c ответами



1. Complete the dialogue.
A: Can you swim?
B: Yes, ... .
A: At times? This sounds strange. When?
B: Yes, at times - when I`m ... .
  • 1) at times/in the water
  • 1) I can/going to swim
  • 2) I can/sent to bathe
  • 3) I couid/twelve years old
  • 4) he will/sorry of him
2. Choose the best answer.
Rita asked if I could give Paul a ride home. Who needed a ride?
  • 1) Paul did
  • 1) I did
  • 2) Rita did
  • 3) Paul and Rita did
  • 4) Paul and I did
3. Choose the best answer.
What he says is clear and is obviously well-prepared, and this, among other things, has earned him the high regard of his colleagues. How do his colleagues feel about him?
  • 1) They are jealous of him
  • 1) They don`t understand him
  • 2) They ignore him
  • 3) They respect him
  • 4) His colleagues feel ashamed
4. Choose the best answer.
Whereas Golden`s books became increasingly grim and gloomy as he grew older, Turin had never written a serious book or had the least desire to do so. Dod Turin ever write a serious book?
  • 1) Yes, many of them
  • 1) No, and he never wanted to
  • 2) Yes, but only once
  • 3) No, but he always wanted to
  • 4) He was the master of gloomy books
5. Choose the best answer.
Anybody, who has the natural ability and education that Dave has, doesn`t have to worry about getting a job. Is Dave likely to get a job?
  • 1) Yes, without a doubt
  • 1) No, because he worries too much
  • 2) No, because he lacks ability
  • 3) Yes, if he goes to college
  • 4) Yes, if he had ability and education
6. Choose the best answer.
This grant will enable the University to employ another assistant professor of Jewish history, rounding out its program of Jewish studies sufficiently to provide for a major specialist in the field. Before the grant, there was no ...
  • 1) professor of Jewish studies
  • 1) possibility to major in Jewish studies
  • 2) demand for courses in Jewish studies
  • 3) course in Jewish history
  • 4) program of Jewish studies
7. Choose the best answer.
Whether the horse had been bitten by a snake, or eaten bad food, or been attacked by a sudden disorder, it was hard to say; but at all events, his sickness was ill-timed and unfortunate. What caused the horse’s illness?
  • 1) it is uncertain
  • 1) a disease
  • 2) an injury
  • 3) poison
  • 4) bad food
8. Read the passage and choose the appropriate title.
An Englishman arrived at a hotel in France. Above the hotel door he saw words " All the languages are spoken in here". He addressed the administrator in German, Spanish, English and etc. No answer was given. He spoke to clerks in Italian, French and German. Nobody answered. He became nervous and shouted:" Who on earth speaks those languages?".
  • 1) An Englishman Gets a Reply.
  • 1) A Clever Waiter.
  • 2) Polyglot Boys at the University.
  • 3) The Hotel Door Open to All.
  • 4) Spoken Language in the Hotel.
9. Choose the appropriate periphrasis of the sentence.
He led Mr. Pickwick to a large room where Mr. Perker was sitting.
  • 1) Mr. Pickwick was led to a large room where Mr. Perker was sitting.
  • 1) Mr. Perker was sitting and he was led by Mr. Pickwick.
  • 2) To a large room was led Mr. Pickwick by Mr. Perker where he was sitting.
  • 3) Mr. Perker led him to a large room where Mr. Pickwick was sitting.
  • 4) He was led by Mr. Pickwick to a large room where Mr. Perker was sitting.
10. Choose the right order according to the passage.
US zoologist completed a list of living beings according to their ability to cross the street safely. They claim that the goose is the first on this safety list. It is very seldom that he gets run over. The pig and the cat placed the second and third respectively, then follow the hen and dog. Believe it or not, man is the last on this curious list.
  • 1) 1.man, 2.dog, 3.hen, 4.cat, 5.pig, ... last.
  • 1) 1.goose, 2.dog, 3.man, 4.pig, 5.cat, ... last. man
  • 2) 1.goose, 2.cat, 3.pig, 4.hen, 5.dog, ... last. man
  • 3) 1.goose,2.pig, 3.cat,4.hen, 5.dog, ... last. man
  • 4) 1.pig, 2.hen, 3.man, 4.cat, 5.dog, ... last.man
11. Read the passage and complete the sentence.
US zoologist completed a list of living beings according to their ability to cross the street safely. They claim that the goose is the first on this safety list. It is very seldom that he gets run over. The pig and the cat placed the second and third respectively, then follow the hen and dog. Believe it or not, man is the last on this curious list. ... is the least cautious one to cross the street safely.
  • 1) The hen.
  • 1) The man.
  • 2) The goose.
  • 3) The dog and pig.
  • 4) The cat.
12. Read the passage and complete the sentence.
US zoologists completed a list of living beings according to their ability to cross the street safely. They claim that the goose is the first on this safety list. It is very seldom that he gets run over. The pig and the cat placed the second and third respectively, then follow the hen and dog. Believe it or not, man is the last on this curious list. ... were the first to observe living beings cross the street safely.
  • 1) US tax-inspectors
  • 1) US policemen
  • 2) UK Prime Minister
  • 3) US zoologists
  • 4) Other zoologists
13. Choose the appropriate periphrasis of the sentence.
It`s all settled: he`ll do it for us.
This sentence means:
  • 1) He has just agreed to do it.
  • 1) It is necessary for him to do it.
  • 2) It is his habit to do so.
  • 3) He`ll settle it.
  • 4) He is very kind.
14. Choose the best answer.
The Wilsons had three children, ... .
  • 1) all of whom became musicians
  • 1) and both of them are musicians
  • 2) all who became musicians
  • 3) two musicians and one is a salesman
  • 4) all of them was a salesman
15. Choose the best answer.
The children, ..., were not injured in the crash.
  • 1) all of them frightened
  • 1) seriously hurt in the crash
  • 2) both of them were frightened
  • 3) all of whom were frightened
  • 4) all of whom were hurt
16. Choose the best answer.
It wasn`t as good as ... .
  • 1) I would see something like that
  • 1) I`d expected actually
  • 2) every minute of it
  • 3) particularly well
  • 4) see it again
17. Choose the statement that has the same meaning as the given one.
The teacher made the pupil bring a couple of English magazines.
  • 1) The pupil got a couple of magazines thanks to the teacher.
  • 1) The teacher looked through the English magazines brought by the pupil.
  • 2) The English magazines were brought by the pupil.
  • 3) The teacher got the pupil to bring some English magazines.
  • 4) The teacher was forced to give the pupil a few English magazines.
18. Choose the statement that has the same meaning as the given one.
Before the ship had been sailing for 10 minutes I realized that Miss Brown was a remarkably uninteresting person.
  • 1) That Miss Brown was a bore I realized before the boat had been under way for 10 minutes.
  • 1) Ten minutes had passed when I realized that Miss Brown was a bore.
  • 2) Miss Brown had been sailing for 10 minutes when I understood that she was shrewd.
  • 3) During the voyage Miss Brown looked pretty well and happy.
  • 4) After the ship had sailed ten minutes passed and I noticed that Miss Brown was exclusively dull.
19. Choose the statement that has the same meaning as the given one.
Fainting is caused by a sudden drop in the normal blood supply to the brain.
  • 1) The brain faints when the normal blood supply drops.
  • 1) Fainting occurs when the brain suddenly loses its normal blood supply.
  • 2) Fainting happens when the brain gains its normal blood supply.
  • 3) The blood reacts to a drop in the brain regularly.
  • 4) The blood reacts to a drop in the normal blood supply to the heart.
20. Choose the statement that has the same meaning as the given one.
Although Bob seemed to be telling his friend the truth, Jack had a strange feeling that he was being deceived.
  • 1) Bob told Jack the truth and the latter believed him.
  • 1) Though Bob seemed to be frank with Jack, the latter realized that he was telling a lie.
  • 2) In spite of Jack`s honesty, Bob guessed that his friend was frank with him.
  • 3) Both friends were always honest and never deceived each other.
  • 4) Though Bob regretted that he had been deceived by his best friend, he forgave him.
21. Choose the statement that has the same meaning as the given one.
The manager told the secretary to write or phone the representative of the Ministry.
  • 1) The manager got the secretary to get in touch with the representative of the Ministry.
  • 1) The secretary was forced to contact the manager and give him a letter.
  • 2) The secretary called the manager and let the representative in.
  • 3) The manager forced the secretary to put off the appointment with the representative.
  • 4) The representative of the Ministry was warmly met by the manager.
22. Choose the statement that has the same meaning as the given one.
On Saturdays John would watch people get money at the bank in exchange for documents.
  • 1) When free, John would rather walk to the bank to watch people.
  • 1) On his days off John used to keep an eye on quick exchange of bills at the bank.
  • 2) The people in the bank watched John get money.
  • 3) On weekdays John would go to the bank and meet with people.
  • 4) John would rather stay at home than go to the bank.
23. Choose the word which refers to the underlined word.
Amnesty International consist of over 900 groups of individuals who work for release of political prisoners jailed for their beliefs.
  • 1) amnesty
  • 1) groups
  • 2) prisoners
  • 3) beliefs
  • 4) individuals
24. Choose the word which refers to the underlined word.
Seward`s Folly is what people called Alaska when U.S.Secretary of State William Seward arranged to purchase it from Russia in 1867.
  • 1) Alaska
  • 1) state
  • 2) secretary
  • 3) Russia
  • 4) Seward
25. Choose the word which refers to the underlined word.
The Greeks built temples to the gods and honored them with festivals.
  • 1) the Greeks
  • 1) temples
  • 2) gods
  • 3) festivals
  • 4) rulers
26. Choose the best answer.
The Pueblo Indians are those who lived in pueblos, a name derived from the Spanish word "village". The pueblo is usually built against the face of a cliff and as a rule consists of connected houses rising in a series of receding terraces. The roof of one house is the yard or patio of the next house. The Kiva, where Pueblo Indians hold their secret ceremonies, is entered by an opening in the roof.
The Kiva is ... .
  • 1) terrace
  • 1) patio
  • 2) ceremonial room
  • 3) Pueblo village
  • 4) cliff
27. Choose the best answer.
The Pueblo Indians are those who lived in pueblos, a name derived from the Spanish word "village". The pueblo is usually built against the face of a cliff and as a rule consists of connected houses rising in a series of receding terraces. The roof of one house is the yard or patio of the next house. The Kiva, where Pueblo Indians hold their secret ceremonies, is entered by an opening in the roof.
The word "recede" is closest in meaning to ... .
  • 1) rise
  • 1) descend
  • 2) climb
  • 3) grow
  • 4) increase
28. Choose the best answer.
The Pueblo Indians are those who lived in pueblos, a name derived from the Spanish word "village". The pueblo is usually built against the face of a cliff and as a rule consists of connected houses rising in a series of receding terraces. The roof of one house is the yard or patio of the next house. The Kiva, where Pueblo Indians hold their secret ceremonies, is entered by an opening in the roof.
What is the main topic of the passage?
  • 1) The life of the Pueblo Indians.
  • 1) The ceremonies held in the village.
  • 2) The origination of the word "Pueblo".
  • 3) The structure of pueblo`s construction.
  • 4) The destination of the Kiva.
29. Choose the best answer.
The Pueblo Indians are those who lived in pueblos, a name derived from the Spanish word "village". The pueblo is usually built against the face of a cliff and as a rule consists of connected houses rising in a series of receding terraces. The roof of one house is the yard or patio of the next house. The Kiva, where Pueblo Indians hold their secret ceremonies, is entered by an opening in the roof.
Which of the following is true?
  • 1) The Pueblo Indians don`t dwell in villages.
  • 1) The village is built on the top of a cliff.
  • 2) The religious ceremonies are held in church.
  • 3) The hole in the roof makes it possible to get into Kiva.
  • 4) The yard of the house is on its roof.
30. Choose the best answer.
The phenomenon of a mirage, which is an atmospheric optical illusion in which an observer sees a nonexistent body of water, can be explained by two facts. First, light rays are bent in passing between media of differing densities. Second, the boundary between two such media acts as a mirror for rays of light coming in at certain angles.
The passage mainly discusses ... .
  • 1) different densities
  • 1) an optical illusion
  • 2) media
  • 3) rays
  • 4) atmosphere
31. Read the passage and choose the appropriate title.
One day a man was crossing a river in a small boat. He asked the boatman if he knew anything about geography. "Oh, no, - said the boatman, - I don`t know anything about it". "I`m sorry for you, - said the man, - a quarter of your life is lost". A few minutes later the man asked the boatman again. "Do you know anything about mathematics?". "Oh, nothing", - said the boatman. "I’m sorry for you, a quarter of your life is lost", - said the man. At that minute the boat ran on a stone. The boatman jumped up and said: "Can you swim?". "Oh, no, - said the philosopher, - I can`t swim". "I`m very sorry for you", - said the boatman, - your whole life is lost. The boat is going down".
  • 1) Running on a Boat.
  • 1) A Dentist in the Boat.
  • 2) A Silly Boatman.
  • 3) Two men in the Boat.
  • 4) An Interesting Walk.
32. Complete the dialogue.
Mother: - You are five today. Happy birthday to you, Tommy.
Tommy: - Thank you, mummy.
Mother: - Do you like a cake with five candles on it for your birthday party?
Tommy: - ... .
  • 1) I do the same thing every morning.
  • 1) I`ll go to the shop and buy another one.
  • 2) I`ll better have five cakes and one candle.
  • 3) I like only candles and no cakes.
  • 4) I prefer to have a cake and 10 candles.
33. Complete the sentence.
When Nick joined the scoutes he promised ... .
  • 1) to help only grown ups.
  • 1) to obey the scout laws.
  • 2) to study well.
  • 3) to struggle for living.
  • 4) to go in for sports.
34. Complete the dialogue.
- Let`s go to the Zoo at weekend.
- ... .
  • 1) That`s a good idea!
  • 1) Help yourself.
  • 2) Have a good journey!
  • 3) A happy end.
  • 4) Thanks.
35. Choose the sentence which is not true according to the text.
Al Xorezmiy was a great Uzbek scientist who was born in 783 in Khorezm. His full name was Abu Abdulloh Muhammad ibn Muso. He did his researches in mathematics, astronomy and geography. He enriched the world`s science with his scientific achievements. He wrote more than 20 works and some of them were translated into many languages of the world. The widely used term "algorithm" is the changed version of Al Xorezmiy name and the word "algebra" is the changed version of his famous book on mathematics "Aljabr".
  • 1) The great Uzbek scientist was born in Khorezm.
  • 1) Al Xorezmiy was a great scientist in his time.
  • 2) The great poet wrote more than 20 works.
  • 3) Al Xorezmiy is famous all over the world.
  • 4) He wrote "Aljabr" - a well-known book on mathematics.
36. Read the passage and complete the sentence.
There was silence. Neither Mr.Mayne nor Mr.Bridge spoke. Mr.Mayne looked across at Mr.Bridge and waited. Both wanted the other to speak. Neither of them spoke. It was as if each felt that whoever spoke first would lose. Presently they rose together and together said: "Well, I must be going". Then they nodded slightly to each other and did indeed go. So they agreed to separate, but on both sides there was regret, for each was deeply convinced that they could have formed a business partnership that would have given them fame and wealth.
Mr.Mayne and Mr.Bridge scarcely spoke to each other because ... .
  • 1) they hated each other
  • 1) they didn`t think it was necessary
  • 2) there was nothing to say
  • 3) each wanted the other to start
  • 4) they didn`t want to work together
37. Read the passage and complete the sentence.
There was silence. Neither Mr.Mayne nor Mr.Bridge spoke. Mr.Mayne looked across at Mr.Bridge and waited. Both wanted the other to speak. Neither of them spoke. It was as if each felt that whoever spoke first would lose. Presently they rose together and together said: "Well, I must be going". Then they nodded slightly to each other and did indeed go. So they agreed to separate, but on both sides there was regret, for each was deeply convinced that they could have formed a business partnership that would have given them fame and wealth.
When Mr.Mayne and Mr.Bridge met, they ... .
  • 1) were anxious to talk about their wealth
  • 1) hoped to solve their financial problems
  • 2) were both sure that they could have been successful partners in business
  • 3) found they had nothing to say
  • 4) disliked each other immediately
38. Choose the best answer.
There was silence. Neither Mr.Mayne nor Mr.Bridge spoke. Mr.Mayne looked across at Mr.Bridge and waited. Both wanted the other to speak. Neither of them spoke. It was as if each felt that whoever spoke first would lose. Presently they rose together and together said: "Well, I must be going". Then they nodded slightly to each other and did indeed go. So they agreed to separate, but on both sides there was regret, for each was deeply convinced that they could have formed a business partnership that would have given them fame and wealth.
The word "regret" in the text means ... .
  • 1) confidence
  • 1) glad
  • 2) pride
  • 3) joy
  • 4) a feeling of sadness
39. Choose the best answer.
There was silence. Neither Mr.Mayne nor Mr.Bridge spoke. Mr.Mayne looked across at Mr.Bridge and waited. Both wanted the other to speak. Neither of them spoke. It was as if each felt that whoever spoke first would lose. Presently they rose together and together said: "Well, I must be going". Then they nodded slightly to each other and did indeed go. So they agreed to separate, but on both sides there was regret, for each was deeply convinced that they could have formed a business partnership that would have given them fame and wealth.
The word "deeply convinced" in the text means ... .
  • 1) to assure
  • 1) completely sure
  • 2) self-assured
  • 3) to doubt
  • 4) completely hesitate
40. Choose the best answer.
There was silence. Neither Mr.Mayne nor Mr.Bridge spoke. Mr.Mayne looked across at Mr.Bridge and waited. Both wanted the other to speak. Neither of them spoke. It was as if each felt that whoever spoke first would lose. Presently they rose together and together said: "Well, I must be going". Then they nodded slightly to each other and did indeed go. So they agreed to separate, but on both sides there was regret, for each was deeply convinced that they could have formed a business partnership that would have given them fame and wealth.
The word "indeed" is used for ... in the text.
  • 1) agreeing with
  • 1) showing interest
  • 2) emphasizing
  • 3) difficult to believe
  • 4) real things
41. Choose the best answer.
There was silence. Neither Mr.Mayne nor Mr.Bridge spoke. Mr.Mayne looked across at Mr.Bridge and waited. Both wanted the other to speak. Neither of them spoke. It was as if each felt that whoever spoke first would lose. Presently they rose together and together said: "Well, I must be going". Then they nodded slightly to each other and did indeed go. So they agreed to separate, but on both sides there was regret, for each was deeply convinced that they could have formed a business partnership that would have given them fame and wealth.
Choose the best antonym of "to nod" according to the text.
  • 1) to bend
  • 1) to turn
  • 2) to lean
  • 3) to shake
  • 4) to bend down
42. Choose the best answer.
There was silence. Neither Mr.Mayne nor Mr.Bridge spoke. Mr.Mayne looked across at Mr.Bridge and waited. Both wanted the other to speak. Neither of them spoke. It was as if each felt that whoever spoke first would lose. Presently they rose together and together said: "Well, I must be going". Then they nodded slightly to each other and did indeed go. So they agreed to separate, but on both sides there was regret, for each was deeply convinced that they could have formed a business partnership that would have given them fame and wealth.
Choose the best antonym of "to separate" according to the text.
  • 1) to gather
  • 1) to mix
  • 2) to join
  • 3) to be apart
  • 4) to divide
43. Choose the best answer.
The phenomenon of a mirage, which is an atmospheric optical illusion in which an observer sees a nonexistent body of water, can be explained by two facts. First, light rays are bent in passing between media of differing densities. Second, the boundary between two such media acts as a mirror for rays of light coming in at certain angles.
Which of the following is true?
  • 1) Light rays are united in one bunch.
  • 1) This phenomenon can`t be explained yet.
  • 2) The line between two media works as a reflector.
  • 3) Mirage can be seen only in deserts.
  • 4) The weather influences the appearance of mirage.
44. Choose the best answer.
The phenomenon of a mirage, which is an atmospheric optical illusion in which an observer sees a nonexistent body of water, can be explained by two facts. First, light rays are bent in passing between media of differing densities. Second, the boundary between two such media acts as a mirror for rays of light coming in at certain angles.
The word "bent" is closest in the meaning to ... .
  • 1) curved
  • 1) straightened
  • 2) united
  • 3) splashed
  • 4) conducted
45. Choose the best answer.
Since the first dolphin was trained by the United States Navy in 1965 to help divers in their underwater home, Sealab II, many other dolphins have been drafted into the Navy. Originally dolphins were used as messengers or to answer calls for help. Today dolphins do much dangerous and necessary work as locating explosives hidden in the sea and helping ships navigate safely in war zones.
The main topic of the passage is ... .
  • 1) The risky life of dolphins in the sea.
  • 1) Dolphins used as carriers and helpers.
  • 2) The search for mines in war zones.
  • 3) Useful employment of trained dolphins for diverse navigational purposes.
  • 4) The training of dolphins for entertainment and pleasure.
46. Choose the best answer.
Since the first dolphin was trained by the United States Navy in 1965 to help divers in their underwater home, Sealab II, many other dolphins have been drafted into the Navy. Originally dolphins were used as messengers or to answer calls for help. Today dolphins do much dangerous and necessary work as locating explosives hidden in the sea and helping ships navigate safely in war zones.
Navigation can be safe thanks to dolphins ... .
  • 1) finding mines
  • 1) catching sharks
  • 2) diving signals
  • 3) diving
  • 4) carrying ships
47. Choose the best answer.
Since the first dolphin was trained by the United States Navy in 1965 to help divers in their underwater home, Sealab II, many other dolphins have been drafted into the Navy. Originally dolphins were used as messengers or to answer calls for help. Today dolphins do much dangerous and necessary work as locating explosives hidden in the sea and helping ships navigate safely in war zones.
The word "draft" is closest in the meaning to ... .
  • 1) plan
  • 1) reject
  • 2) doubt
  • 3) condemn
  • 4) drain
48. Choose the best answer.
The Great Wall of China was built more than 2300 years ago to protect China from invaders and it runs along what was once the northern border of the country. The wall is more than 2400km long and 8m high. It was wide enough for the top to be used as a road. Towers were built into the wall and soldiers were kept there to guard the country. In the 13th century, however, invaders from Mongolia crossed the wall and conquered most of China. Today the Great Wall of China is the only thing built by humans that can be seen from satellites in space.
The Great Wall was built to keep out invaders from ... .
  • 1) space
  • 1) China
  • 2) the north
  • 3) animals
  • 4) the south
49. Choose the best answer.
The Great Wall of China was built more than 2300 years ago to protect China from invaders and it runs along what was once the northern border of the country. The wall is more than 2400km long and 8m high. It was wide enough for the top to be used as a road. Towers were built into the wall and soldiers were kept there to guard the country. In the 13th century, however, invaders from Mongolia crossed the wall and conquered most of China. Today the Great Wall of China is the only thing built by humans that can be seen from satellites in space.
Chinese were defeated by ... .
  • 1) The Great Wall
  • 1) people from Mongolia
  • 2) a small army
  • 3) invaders from space
  • 4) the southern neighbours
50. Choose the best answer.
The Great Wall of China was built more than 2300 years ago to protect China from invaders and it runs along what was once the northern border of the country. The wall is more than 2400km long and 8m high. It was wide enough for the top to be used as a road. Towers were built into the wall and soldiers were kept there to guard the country. In the 13th century, however, invaders from Mongolia crossed the wall and conquered most of China. Today the Great Wall of China is the only thing built by humans that can be seen from satellites in space.
It probably required ... and thousands of workers to build the Great Wall.
  • 1) towers
  • 1) bricks
  • 2) many years
  • 3) 13 centuries
  • 4) 2400 km

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