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Directions (1-5): Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Many people feel they come alive when out of doors, perhaps in the countryside. They are aware of the purity of the world around them, and those wonderful, awesome sounds of nature. Some folk come alive when they try to convey on a canvas, however imperfectly, the beauty of a seascape or landscape. For others again, life becomes exciting and intense when they express their thoughts on paper, in story or in prose form.
Q1. Many people come alive
(a) in a pure world
(b) when they are healthy
(c) in the midst of forest
(d) when breathing fresh air
(a) the importance of being alive
(b) self expression and nature
(c) environment awareness
(d) the importance of literature
(a) enjoyment of scenic beauty
(b) life out of doors
(c) a virtuous world
(d) harsh sounds
Q5. For many, life becomes exciting when they
(b) enjoy landscapes and seascapes
(c) opt for creative expression
(d) search for perfection
A morning commute seems like a good time to embark on an ambitious train of thought. At least, that was the idea from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which put a professor on a train on Wednesday to lecture commuters. Passengers on the 9 am train from the suburban community of Modiin to Tel Aviv put away their morning tabloids and iPods to listen to a talk from professor Hanoch Gutfreund on `Einstein’s love letters’. The lecture was the first of the university’s ‘Scientists on the Rails’ programme: an attempt to broaden the appeal of higher education and bring academia to the people.
Unsure how the move would be received, the train talks have been rescheduled for just after morning rush-hour and only in one carriage on the train to avoid antagonizing people. As the train chugged through tunnels and past the airport, one woman interrupted the professor with a question. “Will you finish your talk before we reach the station?” she wanted to know. “Madam, by the time you reach your station, you’ll have our BA”, came the reply from the professor.
Q6. Why did the Hebrew University embark on the programme of giving lectures on the train?
(a) People have motive to go to College
(b) The University was testing out an innovative idea
(c) The Railways wanted to reduce the stress of commuters
(d) The professors had nowhere else to teach
Q7. How did the commuters react to the professor addressing them?
(a) They decided to pay attention
(b) They put on their iPods to listen to the lecture
(c) They had no choice in the matter
(d) They were antagonized by the lecture
(a) The university wanted to utilize the travel time of commuters
(b) The university wanted to give BA degrees to the commuters
(c) The university had extra scientists who needed work
(d) The university wanted to attract people to higher education
(a) She wanted him to leave the compartment
(b) She wanted to be impolite to him
(c) She wanted him to speak faster
(d) She wanted to listen to the entire lecture
Inside a local eatery on a recent night, I noticed a fat brown dot walking along the counter top. As it ducked in and around the napkin holder, hid in a crack near the menu rack then made a dash for a glass of ice water, it became clear that this was no ordinary creature. This was a cockroach, the most enduring of all mankind’s associates.
Although my appetite was gone, the waitress wasn’t even embarrassed. But she did become frustrated when she tried to kill it. With a roll of newspaper in hand, she took a mighty swat, and then tossed the paper into a trash can. A few seconds later, here comes the cockroach, walking out of the newspaper roll, a little stunned but apparently as thirsty as ever as it made its way back to the bar.
Q11. The “fat brown dot” in paragraph one refers to
(a) a bug
(b) a waiter
(c) a cockroach
(d) a fly
(a) a restaurant
(b) a hotel
(c) a canteen
(d) a kitchen
(a) a reptile
(b) an insect
(c) an alien
(d) an organism
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