Reading Comprehension Sample Test
The reading test will evaluate your ability to comprehend what you read.
Read the passage and answer the multiple-choice questions.
The study of history provides many benefits. First, we learn from the past. We may repeat mistakes, but, at least, we have the opportunity to avoid them. Second, history teaches us what questions to ask about the present. Contrary to some people’s view, the study of history is not the memorization of names, dates, and places. It is the thoughtful examination of the forces that have shaped the courses of human life. We can examine events from the past and then draw inferences about current events.
History teaches us about likely outcomes.
Another benefit of the study of history is the broad range of human experience which is covered. War and peace are certainly covered as are national and international affairs. However, matters of culture
(art, literature, and music) are also included in historical study. Human nature is an important part of history: emotions like passion, greed, and insecurity have influenced the shaping of world affairs.
Anyone who thinks that the study of history is boring has not really studied history.
What is the main idea of this passage?
a. Studying history helps us to live in today’s world.
b. Studying history is not just memorization.
c. The role of education is to help student deal with real life.
d. Students should study both national and international history.
In the first paragraph, inferences mean
Which method of teaching history would the author of this passage support?
a. Applying historical events to modern society.
b. Using flash cards to remember specific facts.
c. Weekly quizzes on dates and events.
d. Student competitions for most books memorized.
Sentence Structure & Grammar Sample Questions
Example of Section 1: There are 4 sentences listed below. Choose the one that is best.
One of the musicians who is Eric has been looking for a practice room.
Eric, one of the musicians, are looking for a practice room.
Eric who is one of the musician who are looking for a practice room.
Eric, one of the musicians, is looking for a practice room.
Example of Section 2: You are given a sentence which has words left out. Fill in the blank space and compete the sentence by choosing the correct answer from the choices given.
The workers left early and _________________ home.
gone went have dinner drives Example of Section 3: You are given two sentences. Then you are given four choices of how these two sentences can be