NATIONAL SAMPLE TEST SESSION IN 2017
Post time : 60 minutes , not including the time found problems
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
|Question 1:||A. crucial||B. partial||C. material||D. financial|
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
|Question 2:||A. adventure||B. attendance||C. opponent||D. penalty|
|Question 3:||A. equality||B. available||C. manufacture||D. biography|
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer
Question 4: Labor unions and the company ________ in a confrontation over plans to curb benefits.
|A. carried away||B. faced off||C. caught up||D. showed up|
Question 5: What university will you take an _________ examination into?
|A. entrance||B. entry||C. admission||D. attendance|
Question 6: At first the children enjoyed the game but quite soon _______ novelty.
|A. died out||B. wore off||C. went off||D. died out|
Question 7: “Are you coming for a drink?” – “______________. I must get this finished tonight.”
|A. Thanks, but I mustn’t||B. As a matter of fact, I do||C. Can I take a rain check||D. Well, that’s very surprising|
Question 8: Although he claimed to have left his job voluntarily, he was actually __________ for misconduct.
|A. released||B. dismissed||C. resigned||D. dispelled|
Question 9: ______ the fifth largest among the night planets that make up our solar system.
|A. The Earth is||B. The Earth being||C. That the Earth is||D. Being the Earth|
Question 10: Although the twins look identical, they have widely _____ opinion on almost every topic under the sun.
|A. divergent||B. distinct||C. dissimilar||D. distinguished|
Question 11: ________ but he also proves himself a good athlete.
|A. Not only did he show himself a good student|
|B. Not only he showed himself a good student|
|C. He did not show himself only a good student|
|D. A good student not only showed himself|
Question 12: It is recommended that he ___________- this course.
|A. took||B. take||C. takes||D. taking|
Question 13: Too many dispose ___________ their waste by pumping it into rivers and the sea.
|A. out||B. off||C. away||D. of|
Question 14: We bought some _______
|A. German lovely old glasses||B. German old lovely glasses||C. lovely old German glasses||D. old lovely German glasses|
Question 15: Look! The yard is wet. It ____________ last night.
|A. couldn’t have rained||B. must rain||C. must have rained||D. should have rained|
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 16: When the protestor entered the meeting clad only in a beach tower, the audience was dumbfounded
|A. speechless||B. excited||C. content||D. applauding|
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 17: The motorist felt that the ticket for infraction was unwarranted
|A. conscientious||B. inadvertent||C. inevitable||D. justified|
Question 18: On November 25 1972, something dreadful happened on board of the brigantine Mary Celeste, causing all crew members to hastily abandon the ship.
|A. hold on||B. stay on||C. take care of||D. save for|
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 19: I would be to see him, but I didn’t have time because of the coming exam
A B C D
Question 20:Although he was happily married, he preferred spending lately hours at work to spending evenings lazily at home
A B C D
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 33 to 42.
The food we eat seems to have profound effects on our health. Although science has made enormous steps in making food more fit to eat, it has, at the same time, made many foods unfit to eat. Some research has shown that perhaps eighty percent of all human illnesses are related to diet and forty percent of cancer is related to the diet as well, especially cancer of the colon. People of different cultures are more prone to contact certain illnesses because of the characteristic foods they consume.
That food is related to illness is not a new discovery. In 1945, government researchers realized that nitrates nitrites (commonly used to preserve color in meat) as well as other food additives caused cancer. Yet, these carcinogenic additives remain in our food, and it becomes more difficult all the time to know which ingredients on the packaging label of processed food are helpful or harmful.
The additives that we eat are not all so direct. Farmers often give penicillin to cattle and poultry, and because of this, penicillin has been found in the milk of treated cows.
Sometimes similar drugs are administered to animals not for medical purposes, but for financial reasons. The farmers are simply trying to fatten the animals in order to obtain a higher price on the market. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tried repeatedly to control these procedures, the practices continue.
A healthy diet is directly related to good health. Often we are unaware of detrimental substances we ingest. Sometimes well-meaning farmers or others who do not realize the consequences add these substances to food without our knowledge.
Question 21: How has science done to disservice to people?
|A. As a result of scientific intervention, some potentially harmful substances have been added to our food|
|B. The scientists have preserved the color of meats, but not of vegetables|
|C. It caused a lack of information concerning the value of food|
|D. Because of science, disease caused by contaminated food has been virtually eradicated.|
Question 22: The word “prone” is nearest meaning to __________
|A. healthy||B. unlikely||C. supine||D. predisposed|
Question 23: The word “carcinogenic” is closest in meaning to ______.
|A. trouble-making||B. money-making||C. cancer-causing||D. colorretaining|
Question 24: What are nitrates used for?
|A. They preserve the color of meat||B. They preserve flavor in package food|
|C. The are objects of research||D. They cause the animals become fatter|
Question 25: FDA means ______________
|A. Federal Dairy Additives|
|B. Food and Drug Administration|
|C. Final Difficult Analysis|
|D. Food Direct Additives|
Question 26: All of the following statements are TRUE except
|A. Drug are always given to animals for medical reasons|
|B. Food may cause forty percent of the cancer in the world|
|C. Researchers have known about the potential hazard of food additives for more than 45 years|
|D. Some of the additives in our food are added to the food itself and some are given to the living animals|
Question 27: What is best title for this passage?
|A. The food you eat can affect your health||B. Harmful and Harmless substances in food|
|C. Avoiding injurious substances in food||D. Improving health through a Natural Diet|
Question 28: The word “fit” could be best replaced by which of the following?
|A. suitable||B. tasty||C. athletic||D. adaptable|
Question 29: The word “these” refers to _____________?
|A. researchers||B. nitrates and nitrites||C. meats||D. colors|
Question 30: The word “additives” is closest meaning to ____________
|A. begin substance||B. natural substance||C. dangerous substance||D. added substance|