TEST IN ENGLISH FOR 11 CLASS
І . STRUCTURE AND VOCABULARY (20 points)
Please choose one word or phrase that best completes the sentence and mark your answer with a circle.
1. Her grades have improved, but only ………..
A in a small amount.
B very slightly.
2. Florida has not yet ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, and ………..
A several other states hasn’t either.
B neither has some of the other states.
C some other states also have not either.
D neither have several other states.
3. Ben would have studied medicine if he ……….. to a medical school.
A could be able to enter
B had been admitted
C was admitted
D were admitted
4. Having been served lunch ………..
A the problem was discussed by the members of the committee.
B the committee members discussed the problem.
C it was discussed by the committee members the problem.
D a discussion of the problem was made by the members of the committee.
5. ……….. the best car to buy is a Mercedes Benz.
A Because of its durability and economy,
B Because it lasts a long time,
C Because of its durability and it is very economical,
D Because of durability and economy-wise it is better than all the others,
6. It is the first time that the Princess of Wales has been to the United States, ……….. ?
A isn’t she
B hasn’t she
C isn’t it
D hasn’t it
7. A student should tell a dorm counselor if ……….. live with his roommate again next year.
A he’d rather not
B he won’t rather
C he’ll rather not
D he’d rather didn’t
8. The United States is ……….. that there are five time zones.
A much big
B too big
C so big
D very big
9. After the assassination attempt, President Raegan’s doctor suggested that he ……….. a short rest at Camp David.
A will take
B would take
10. ……….. , Carl Sandburg is also well known for his multivolume biography of Lincoln.
A An eminent American poet
B He is an eminent American poet
C An eminent American poet who is
D Despite an eminent American poet
ІІ. READING COMPREHENSION (24 points)
Read the following passage, choose the most appropriate answer and mark it with a circle.
In 776 B.C. the First Olympic Games were held at the foot of Mount Olympus to honor the Greeks’ chief god, Zeus. The Greek emphasized physical fitness and strength in their education of youth. Therefore, contest in running, jumping, discus and javelin throwing, boxing, and horse and chariot racing were held in individual cities, and the winners competed every four years at Mount Olympus. Winners were greatly honored by having olive wreaths placed on their heads and having poems sung about their deeds. Originally these were held as games of friendship, and any wars in progress were halted to allow the games to take place.
The Greeks attached so much importance to these games that they calculated time in four-year cycles called “Olympiads” dating from 776 B.C.
1. Which of the following is not true?
A Winners placed olive wreaths on their own heads.
B The games were held in Greece every four years.
C Battles were interrupted to participate in the games.
D Poems glorified the winners in song.
2. Why were the Olympic Games held?
A to stop wars
B to honor Zeus
C to crown the best athletes
3. Approximately how many years ago did these games originate?
A 776 years
B 1,205 years
C 2,277 years
D 2,760 years
4. Which of the following contests was not mentioned?
A discus throwing
5. What conclusion can we draw about the ancient Greeks?
A They liked to fight.
B They were very athletic.
C They liked a lot of ceremony.
D They couldn’t count, so they used “Olympiads” for dates.
6. What does chariot racing mean?
A race between horses with riders
B race between horses
C race between open, two-wheeled, horse drawn carriages
D race between carriages
ІІІ. LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS (6 points)
Please answer the questions following the three conversations. Mark your answer with a circle.
1. Man: May I watch what you’re doing?
Woman: Sure. You dig a hole, put in the seed, cover it whit dirt, and then water it.
Question: What is the woman doing?
A Looking for water.
B Planting something.
C Looking for something.
D Getting dirty.
2. Woman: That famous science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s new book is coming out in July.
Man: We probably won’t be able to find a library copy until September.
Question: When will Asimov’s book be published?
A in the winter
B in July
C in September
D in April
3. Man: What do you think of Professor Conrad’s class?
Woman: Well, his lectures are interesting enough, but I think he could choose more appropriate questions for the tests.
Question: What does the woman not like about Professor Conrad’s class?
A She thinks his lectures are boring.
B She thinks his tests are too long
C She doesn’t like his choice of tests questions.
D She doesn’t think he prepares well enough.
І: 1 B, 2 D, 3 B, 4 B,5 A, 6 C, 7 A, 8 C, 9 C, 10 A
ІІ: 1 A, 2 B, 3 D, 4 C, 5 B, 6 C
ІІІ: 1 B, 2 B, 3 C