Mock Test: Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer – 06

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Reading Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer - 06

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Could Washington, Madison, and the other framers of the Federal Constitution revisit the earth in this year 1922,it Is likely that nothing would bewilder them more than the recent Prohibition Amendment Railways, steamships, the telephone, automobiles, flying machines, sub-menus all these developments, unknown in their day, would fill them with amazement and admiration. They would marvel at the story of the rise and downfall of the German Empire; at the growth and present greatness of the Republic they  themselves had founded None of these things, however would seem to them to involve any essential change in the beliefs and purposes of men as they had known them. The Prohibition Amendment, on the contrary, would evidence to their minds the breaking down of a principle of government which they had deemed axiomatic, the abandonment of a purpose which they had supposed immutable.


It can be inferred that the paragraph is intended as....

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The ground is full of seeds that cannot rise into seed lings ; the seedlings rob one another of air. Light and water, the strongest robber winning the day, and extinguishing his competitors. Year after year, the wild animals with which man never interferes are, on the average, neither more nor less numerous than they were; and yet we know that the annual produce of every pair is from one to perhaps a million young; so that it is mathematically certain that, on the average, as many are killed by natural causes as are born every year, and those only escape which happen to be a little better fitted to resist destruction than those which die, The individuals of a species are like the crew of a foundered ship. and none but good swimmers have a chance of reaching the land.


The main point the author conveys is that....

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Now it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad in Dunce of this or that individual writer, But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form and so on Indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure~ and then fail all the more completely because he dunks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.


The author would most likely agree that...

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The railroad was not the first institution to impose regularity on society or to draw attention to the importance of precise timekeeping, For as long as merchants have set out their wares at Line daybreak and communal festivities have been celebrated, people have been in rough agreement with their neighbors as to the time of day, The value of this tradition is today more apparent than ever, Were it not for public acceptance of a singe yardstick of time social life would be unbearably chaotic: the massive daily transfers of goods~ services, and information would proceed in fits  and starts; the very fabric of modem society would begin to unravel.


What is the main Idea of the passage?

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A few minutes ago, walking back from lunch, I started to cross the street when I heard the sound of a coin dropping, It wasn't much but~ as I turned, my eyes caught the heads of several other people turning too. A woman had dropped what appeared to be a dime. The honking sound of a coin dropping on pavement is an attention-getter. It can be nothing more than a penny, Whatever the com is, no one ignores the sound of it ft got me thinking about sounds again.


The sound of a coin dropping makes people ....

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